November 19, 2014

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  • Samuel Issacharoff, an expert in voting rights from NYU Law School, to deliver Amicus Curiae Lecture titled ‘Ballot Bedlam’


    The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series, sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, will welcome its final lecturer of the fall tomorrow, Nov. 20. Samuel Issacharoff, professor of constitutional law at New York University Law School and one of the country’s foremost experts in the area of voting rights, will deliver a lecture titled “Ballot Bedlam.” “Amid the debates about voter fraud and voter suppression, about race and politics, about abuse and integrity, lie some deeper questions about how the U.S. has structured its democracy,” Issacharoff said. “The Supreme Court’s decisions on Alabama’s Shelby County and on Arizona’s voter registration provide ...
  • Grand opening for Marshall Nursing Simulation Center scheduled for today in Huntington and tomorrow in Point Pleasant


    The  School of Nursing will showcase its new Nursing Simulation Center for the Huntington campus and the Mid-Ohio Valley Center today and tomorrow. Dr. Denise Landry, chair of the School of Nursing, said members of the Marshall community can view the Nursing Simulation Center on the Huntington campus from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. today Nov. 19, and can view the Mid-Ohio Valley Center’s (MOVC) Nursing Simulation facilities at the center in Point Pleasant from 3 to 6 p.m. tomorrow. “We wanted to provide our university community with two chances to visit our new nursing simulation laboratories,” Landry said. “We plan to conduct ...
  • Marshall’s United Way campaign raises more than $28,700 for community


    Marshall’s United Way campaign raised $28,736.89 –a 30 percent pledge increase from last year–during the 2014 university campaign Sept. 22 – Oct. 10. “We saw an 83 percent increase in the number of contributors – 53 donors to 97 donors – and a 30 percent pledge increase from last year’s campaign total,” said Will Holland, director of resource development for United Way of the River Cities. “Anytime we see a big increase like this, it is because of the committed individuals behind the scenes working hard to make an impact in our community. Marshall University has much to be proud of.” Dr. Michael ...
  • Library heading toy and clothing drive for Huntington City Mission


    Marshall University Libraries are sponsoring a toy and clothing drive for the Huntington City Mission this year, according to Eleanor Anders, who works in Information Delivery Services at the library. Contributions, which should be all new items, may be dropped off at the circulation desk in the Drinko Library, Anders said. A particular need is for older kids (12-18 years of age), who often get left out. Gifts for them might include fast food gift cards, video games, make-up and nail polish. ———– Click on graphic to view in larger size.
  • Marshall University internal medicine resident team wins state competition


    A team of resident physicians with the department of internal medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine recently won a statewide medical competition, “The Doctor’s Dilemma,” sponsored by the West Virginia American College of Physicians (ACP). The event was part of the organization’s chapter meeting in October. Marshall’s team competed against medical resident teams from West Virginia University and West Virginia University-CAMC to capture the coveted title. Marshall now advances to the national tournament at the ACP’s national meeting in April in Boston. The Doctor’s Dilemma is a medical “Jeopardy”-style competition designed to test medical knowledge of medical residents in ...
  • Marshall University groups to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’


    More than 125 performers will come together at 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 7, respectively, at the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Huntington for performances of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” Marshall University’s Choral Union, Chamber Choir and University Chorus will join with the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra for two performances following dozens of individual and group rehearsals that began in September. The ensembles will combine voices with the orchestra’s woodwind, brass, percussion and string instruments to tell Handel’s well-regarded and popular tale of Jesus Christ (think “Hallelujah Chorus”), from Isaiah’s prophecy of salvation to ...
  • MU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi achieves Chapter of Excellence status


    The Marshall University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has achieved Chapter of Excellence status, Dr. Mary Todd, executive director of the society, has announced. Todd said the goal of the Chapter Recognition Program is to reward those chapters that have exhibited outstanding performance as a result of the effort of their volunteer chapter officers. In the past year, only 53 of the 316 chapters received recognition status, Marshall’s chapter has been in existence just 4 1 /2 years. Dr. Mary Beth Reynolds, president of Marshall’s chapter, said, “Marshall’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi thanks its officers, members, and Marshall’s ...
  • Classified Staff projects to assist during the holiday period


    For several years the Classified Staff has participated in a holiday project, which gives aid to local areas of need.  Once again Staff Council has chosen to take up items for two different projects.  The first project will be assembling Christmas bags for the homeless and needy, organized by Missy Clagg-Browning, who is the Marshall Medical Outreach Coordinator. These bags provide basic items such as toothpaste and toothbrushes to 300 people who find themselves homeless or needy this holiday season. The second project will be to provide items to the residents of the Veterans Home in Barboursville. For the Homeless and Needy ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center and First-Year Residence Halls partner again to bring holiday joy to Tri-State


    The  Recreation Center and the  First-Year Residence halls are partnering this holiday season to help local agencies and children in the Huntington community. Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes can be compared to an “Angel Tree.” Wish lists will be collected from local agencies such as Golden Girls, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Tri-State, A.D. Lewis Community Center, Ronald McDonald House, Branches, Pressley Ridge, Lily’s Place and NECCO. The wishes will be hung on a tree in the lobby of the  Rec Center and in both First-Year Residence Hall lobbies. Anyone interested may stop by the Rec or residence halls  to collect ...


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