May 21, 2014

 

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  • Marshall adds FAQ to share the word about payroll changes


    State-mandated changes to the way all state employees are paid are beginning later this year. To help employees better understand how the changes will affect them, Marshall has created a “Frequently Asked Questions” page. It appears on the website covering changes to payroll procedures and pay dates that begin in September. “It’s extremely important that Marshall employees understand the changes to our payroll system that begin in September,” said Matt Turner, who is chief of staff. “We’re working with state officials to minimize the impact on our employees and doing our best to avoid any surprises. The best way to do ...
  • Donald Hill named Employee of the Month


    Donald Hill, director, Physical Plant 1, on the South Charleston campus, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for March, according to the Employee of the Month Committee. Employed since May 2001, he was nominated by Homer Preece, director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Center and Dr. David Pittenger, Interim Associate Vice President for Outreach and Continuing Studies and Dean of the Graduate College. In the nomination, Preece wrote, “Mr. Hill has been outstanding in his responsibilities to the Mid-Ohio Valley Center. Don inherited our center and his knowledge of facility maintenance is remarkable. During our recent crisis with water damage, due ...
  • Marshall’s tuba ensemble joins with three others to premiere new work at international conference


    The tuba euphonium ensembles of Marshall University, the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Eastman School of Music in New York will premiere a commissioned piece at the International Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Conference on Friday, May 23, at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. This is the first year Marshall’s Tuba Euphonium Ensemble has been invited to the conference sponsored by the International Tuba Euphonium Association, according to Dr. George Palton, instructor of tuba and euphonium. “It’s been a long, long road to get here,” said Palton. “The four ensembles joined to raise the funds to commission ...
  • Senior Vice President’s office renamed as Jacobs-Jones begins position


    The office formerly known as the Senior Vice President for Administration is now the office of the Senior Vice President for Operations. This change comes as Brandi Jacobs-Jones takes over this senior vice president role. Jacobs-Jones officially began her duties on May 12 while taking on the responsibilities of the office of the Senior Vice President for Administration. She believes that the new name for the office more clearly explains the office responsibilities. “The renaming of the division from administration to operations better describes the mission and objectives pursued by our remarkable staff,” Jacobs-Jones said. ————- Photo: Brandi Jacobs-Jones is the new Senior Vice ...
  • Graduate Humanities program to feature Glenwood Estate May 22


    The Graduate Humanities program is issuing an invitation for an event that will feature food, a presentation, and a special announcement on Thursday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 116, on the South Charleston campus. “I Have About the Same Old Tales to Tell This Evening of My Misdeeds and Love Scrapes,” featuring student selections from the Glenwood Collection, will be presented. Glenwood is a historic 19th century estate located on Charleston’s east side. The schedule of events includes: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Reception Catered refreshments and  culinary samplings from the Glenwood recipe collection, as prepared by students in the HIST ...
  • Marshall College of Arts and Media opens 16th annual Jazz-MU-Tazz summer camp for younger students


    The 16th annual Jazz-MU-Tazz event for students grades 7-12 kicks off Monday, June 9, in the Jomie Jazz Center and will end with a finale concert Saturday, June 14, at Pullman Square Plaza. Jazz Professor Dr. Ed Bingham said the camp offers the students a better understanding of playing jazz, particularly with improvisation. He also sees Jazz-MU-Tazz as an enrichment program for attendees. “There’s this sort of synergy that happens when you bring students from all over to one place to make music,” Bingham said. This year’s special guest, Dr. Jeff Bair, received his master’s and doctoral degrees in music from the University ...
  • Basketball camps for those from 5 to 17 start next month


    Head Basketball Coach Dan D’Antoni and the men’s basketball program have announced the four-day individual boys (June 9-12) and Little Herd (July 7-10) camps for this summer, both of which will be held inside the Cam Henderson Center. Campers will be able to learn and play alongside Marshall’s very own, as players will serve as counselors during each camp to help develop the skills of each individual. The camp will be led by D’Antoni and his staff, who have amassed decades of coaching experience both at the collegiate and professional levels. For additional information on both camps, such as ages, costs and dates/times, see the camp ...
  • Summer Enrichment Program for Grades K-12 in Charleston now accepting applications


    Registration is now underway to enroll students in grades K to 12 in Marshall University’s month-long summer enrichment program at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Charleston, which will run June 16 through July 17. The program is designed to provide children under 18 with activity-based learning experiences in writing, reading and math, with the theme “America the Beautiful,” according to Dr. Sandra Stroebel from Marshall’s school psychology program. She will be coordinating the summer event. The program utilizes supervised graduate students in clinical experiences leading to certification or licensure in special education, school counseling and school psychology, Stroebel said. Counseling and assessment services ...
  • MUAA, Huntington Bank enter collaborative partnership


    The Marshall University Alumni Association and Huntington Bank have entered into a collaborative partnership, said Matt Hayes, executive director of the alumni association. Hayes said the new partnership will “allow the alumni association and Huntington Bank to collaborate and build our respective organizations, leveraging the mutual relationships we have in the community.” Tom Bailey, community president of Huntington Bank, said.  “I am thrilled having the opportunity to partner with the Marshall University Alumni Association.” The new partnership is part of an affinity marketing strategy undertaken by the Office of Alumni Relations as it pursues lifelong, mutually beneficial relationships among all constituent groups and ...
  • Fresh, student-grown vegetables available Wednesdays on Huntington campus


    Fresh vegetables grown in  Marshall’s  student garden will now be available at a booth on the Memorial Student Center plaza every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Margie Phillips, manager of the Sustainability Department, said Campus Vegetable Market Days will make locally grown vegetables readily available to the Marshall community. The market will accept donations for the vegetables. “When we first started this project, we let students, faculty and staff pick the vegetables for personal use for free, but as this project continues to grow, we want to use these market days to share not only ripe vegetables, but important information ...

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