March 18, 2015

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  • Spring international film festival starts next week


    The 2015 Spring International Film Festival is making its way to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center March 27 through April 2,  bringing culture and award-winning films together. Here’s a look at what’s being offered: Kicking off the festival is “Gloria” (Chile), a story about a “woman of a certain age” who still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair – until she ...
  • Presidential search committee releases advertisement and position profile


    The Marshall University presidential search committee has released the advertisement and position profile for the university’s next president. Consultants with the firm AGB Search Inc. helped the committee develop the documents after meeting with representatives of faculty, students, staff, alumni, board of governors and the community to gather input about what traits and characteristics the next Marshall president should possess. They also solicited information through an online feedback form. In particular, the consultants and committee asked constituent groups to share their thoughts about Marshall’s strengths and challenges, and the key priorities, experience and leadership attributes they were looking for in the ...
  • Reception for interim president in South Charleston to take place April 2


    The informal reception for Marshall Interim President Gary G. White on the South Charleston campus will take place from from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2. The event, originally scheduled in February, was postponed due to inclement weather. Ginny Painter, senior vice president for communications and marketing at Marshall, said that all members of the Marshall community–students, faculty and staff–are encouraged to attend and meet White. The event is also open to members of the local community. White was appointed by the Marshall University Board of Governors to replace Dr. Stephen J. Kopp, who died Dec. 17. A businessman and coal mining ...
  • Marshall University School of Medicine teams with St George’s University of London Medical School


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and St George’s University of London Medical School have signed an agreement to begin a new education program that allows medical students from each school to study at the partner institutions. Under the new partnership, up to 30 St George’s students will initially be selected to spend their clinical years at Marshall. Marshall students will be allowed to opt for medical electives and research experiences at the school in London. “This initiative was really an outgrowth of President Stephen Kopp’s vision to expose Marshall University students to a more global experience and is certainly representative ...
  • Speech and Hearing Center establishes Pediatric Feeding Clinic for children with feeding and swallowing problems


    Marshall’s  Speech and Hearing Center has established a pediatric feeding clinic to evaluate and treat children with feeding and swallowing problems. The ability to consume food is one most of us take for granted, but for some children, getting the proper amount of nourishment is far from simple, according to Pam Holland, director of clinical education for the Speech and Hearing Center. “Marshall University’s Pediatric Feeding Clinic offers an interdisciplinary team of professionals who can provide a comprehensive approach to evaluating and treating feeding or swallowing problems,” Holland said. “As speech-language pathologists, we assess the structure of the mouth as well ...
  • Reminder: Benefits fair to take place March 24


    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.
  • Edwards Distinguished Professor of the Arts to visit Marshall


    The  School of Music and Theatre will host a series of presentations, master classes and performances in April to feature Dr. Brigid Burke, the Edwards Distinguished Professor of the Arts. Burke, a multimedia artist, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Smith Recital Hall.  The program will include new multimedia works and compositions realized by Marshall faculty members Steven Hall and Mark Zanter, with choreography/dance by Jessica Lynn Fox. The performance is free and open to the public. Burke’s residency also will include master classes and other performances at Marshall, as well as performances at Tamarack in Beckley ...
  • Dr. Naveed S. Iqbal selected as March Resident of the Month


    Dr. Naveed S. Iqbal, a first-year cardiology fellow at the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected as the March 2015 Resident of the Month, Dr. Paulette S. Wehner, vice dean for graduate medical education, announced  last Thursday. “This month we are recognizing someone who was nominated by a patient’s family member,”  Wehner said.  “To be acknowledged by a patient’s family for the kindness you showed as well as the quality of care you provided is truly a testament to your humanistic training as a physician.” Iqbal completed a residency in internal medicine at Wright State University where he was ...
  • Peyton Elementary second-graders to visit Marshall’s Huntington campus for Black History Month


    Second-grade students from Peyton Elementary will visit the Huntington campus later this month to conduct interviews with student members of the Society of Black Scholars and other outstanding students.  The children also will be touring various places on the Huntington campus. The children originally were scheduled to visit MU Friday, Feb. 20, but bad weather forced postponement of the visit until Friday, March 27. Stephanie Cade and Melanie Grobe are the class teachers. The interviews are part of a case study the classes are developing in connection with Black History Month.  One of the goals of Cade’s and Grobe’s assignment is to provide ...
  • Reminder: Goodbye Gauley Mountain to be shown March 26


    A free public screening of the mountaintop removal documentary Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story will take place on 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.  The film contains sexual themes and some nudity. Refreshments will be provided and individuals are encouraged to arrive early, as seats are expected to fill up quickly. The event is sponsored by the Department of English, Department of Religious Studies, Marshall University ...


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