March 11, 2015

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  • Marshall 20/20 Implementation Teams Approach Midpoint


    The Marshall 20/20 strategic planning process continues to move forward on an aggressive schedule. The seven Implementation Teams have a March 25 deadline for producing draft plans for implementing the opportunities identified last fall by the Rapid Response Teams. The teams will refine the plans over the next few weeks. Once the teams’ proposed plans are finalized later this semester, the university’s administrative leadership team will review their feasibility and determine which ones will be implemented. The goal of the Marshall 20/20 process is to offer programs and services more efficiently. The gains in efficiency will position the university to operate in ...
  • Brand Ambassadors to meet March 19


    The marketing research is finished. The brand positioning has been finalized. Wondering what’s next with Marshall’s unified communications and marketing efforts? Join us as the university’s Brand Ambassadors meet on Thursday, March 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center. Staff members who have marketing/communications duties in a variety of departments and colleges already are members of the group and have been invited to attend, but all members of the campus community are welcome. Ray Witkowski from Marshall’s marketing research partner Zone5 will be leading the session. The program will include: An overview of current university-wide communications ...
  • Shredding and Recycling offices give reminders on proper procedures


      With a new calendar year well underway and with an increase in the shredding of documents in numerous departments, the Shredding and Recycling offices are offering reminders on how to destroy documents properly. Of primary importance, they emphasize, anything containing confidential information (including student, employee, patient, and external) needs to be destroyed appropriately.  Placing files in recycling containers on campus does not meet this requirement and using a ribbon cutting shredder is also not an appropriate method.  All Marshall documents requiring destruction must be reduced to a strip measuring no more than 2” x 0.25”. There is a free service for shredding ...
  • Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder to be discussed tonight, March 11


    As the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) increases, more study is being focused on how males and females may differently experience the disorder.   To address this issue, Eszter Kiss and Hillary Adams from the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall will discuss “Women and Autism: Are There Sex Differences in Autism?” this evening, March 11, at 6 p.m. in room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center. Leading professionals in the field of supporting college students with ASD, Kiss and Adams will speak to current research on the topic, and discuss best practices for supporting female college students with ASD ...
  • ‘Midnight Sun’ on display at Visual Arts Center gallery


    Artist Brooks Dierdorff made his debut at Marshall last week with an exhibition titled “Midnight Sun” at the Visual Arts Center. Dierdorff has shown his work across the U.S. and in Canada, Germany and Italy. He said his work uses a range of media, from sculptural iterations of photographs to silver gelatin prints to video productions. “Though I consider my artistic practice to be interdisciplinary, I have a vested interest in exploring photography’s evolving role in contemporary culture,” Dierdorff said. Megan Schultz, galleries director, said Dierdorff carefully considers each exhibition space in which he works, as well as each site’s particular circumstances. “The collection ...
  • Benefits fair slated for March 24 on the Huntington campus


    Human Resource Services will sponsor a Benefits Fair Tuesday, March 24, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The event gives employees the opportunity to speak directly with benefit providers. Among those attending will be representatives from PEIA, Mountaineer Flexible Benefits, TIAA-CREF, Great-West, the Health Plan (HMO), Minnesota Life, the Standard and others. Employees can obtain information on changes coming for the upcoming plan year before open enrollment begins. The open enrollment period runs from April 1-May 15.
  • Book drive to benefit learning and development center


    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, in cooperation with the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Honors College Student Association, is sponsoring a book drive benefiting St. John’s House Learning and Development Center. Specific information about the drive (and the books needed to support this program) is available on the flyer at left. Dr. Mary Beth Reynolds, president of Marshall’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 313, said she thanks the Marshall community for their generosity. Questions about the drive may be directed to her. ——– Click on graphic at left to view the flyer in a larger size.
  • Open Studio event results in even more Empty Bowls


    Huntington community members from diverse backgrounds collectively made more than 200 Empty Bowls at the March 7 Open Studio at the Art Warehouse. The event pushed the ceramics count over the Empty Bowls 1,000-bowl goal for 2015, said Frederick Bartolovic, assistant professor of ceramics at the School of Art and Design. “This year’s event was just perfect,” Bartolovic said. “We had just the right number of more experienced throwers and beginners.” Novices behind the wheels Saturday ranged from Marshall students to Huntington Mayor Steve Williams. Huntington’s Empty Bowls will take place 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at First Presbyterian Church at ...
  • Classified staff nominations due March 24; elections to begin April 6


    The Classified Staff Council is holding an election to choose Council members for the 2015-2017 term. Staff Council is composed of 25 members, with five members chosen from each of the five EEO groups. HB 2224 mandates that the selection will take place every two years by direct election of all classified staff employees. Classified staff will also choose the Staff Council Chair, representative to the Advisory Council for Classified Employees (ACCE) and the representative to the Institutional Board of Governors for the 2015-2017 term. All employees are permitted to nominate five eligible staff members from their respective EEO groups including themselves, one ...
  • Forensic science students to sponsor 5k run March 28


    Forensic science students are sponsoring a 5k run Saturday, March 28, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Branches domestic violence center in Huntington. “FoRUNsics 5K” will take place at Ritter Park beginning at 8 a.m. Organizers say the top three placing males and females will all receive prizes and medals, and the race will conclude with a prize raffle. Registration is available online at http://www.tristateracer.com/RaceDirector/race.php?RaceID=7550. Participants may also print out and mail their registrations. The preregistration fee is $15, which includes a T-shirt. Registration the day of the race is $20, and also will include a T-shirt. The students are ...
  • Cupps’ article selected as one of 75 ‘most influencial’ in Public Administration Review


    A journal article written by Dr. Stephen Cupps, emeritus professor of political science, has been selected as one of the 75 most influential articles which have appeared in Public Administration Review since its inception in 1940. Cupps’ article, “Emerging Problems of Citizen Participation,” which was originally published in 1977, was selected from more than 3500 articles that have appeared in PAR over the decades. In a letter to Cupps, James L. Perry, editor-in-chief of the publication, wrote “The PAR Editorial Board selected your article after an eight-month process of data collection, reflection and deliberations. The Editorial Board reviewed a ...
  • ‘Goodbye Gauley Mountain’ film to be shown March 26


      A free public screening of the mountaintop removal documentary, “Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story,” will take place Thursday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Smith Hall 154. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s directors, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle. The award-winning 2013 documentary explores the interrelationship between environmentalism and LGBTQ activism. In the film, the married couple Beth Stephens, a native West Virginian, and Annie Sprinkle return to Stephens’ childhood home near Gauley Mountain. They examine the effects of mountaintop removal, meet with local environmental activists, explore the sensuality of nature ...
  • Faculty Achievements: College of Education and Professional Development


    The College of Education and Professional Development (COEPD) Recognition Committee has issued updates on accomplishments for COEPD faculty located on the South Charleston campus. Professional activities are listed for Dr. Jane Bogan, assistant professor (special education); Dr. Andrew Burck, assistant professor (counseling); Dr. Lori Ellison, associate professor (counseling);  Dr. E. J. Inyang, assistant professor (counseling); Dr. Jonathan Lent, assistant professor (counseling); Dr. Barbara Nicholson, professor (leadership studies) and Dr. Carol Smith, associate professor (counseling), in addition to Laura Stapleton, instructor (mathematics, Huntington campus). Bogan, J. E. (2014, November). Building Teacher Reflectivity: Finding a Balance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Teacher Education ...
  • High school students invited to explore digital forensics & cyber security at AIDE conference Tuesday, April 21


    An interactive, hands-on program introducing high school students to the world of cybercrime, cyber security and digital forensics will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Forensic Science Center. The program, called “Explore Digital Forensics & Cyber Security,” is part of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence’s (AIDE) annual conference. The program is open to any high school students, and it is highly recommended that the students have strong interest in computers, solid work ethics, and the desire to learn. Only basic computer knowledge is required; those who apply will not be excluded by a ...


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