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  • ‘We will never forget’: Marshall community observes 43rd crash anniversary

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    Huntington attorney John Proctor, whose parents were among the 75 victims of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash, was the featured speaker in this year’s annual memorial service honoring all who died in the tragedy. The service, conducted by Marshall’s Student Government Association, took place Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Memorial Student Center plaza on the Huntington campus. An estimated 2,000 persons attended. Proctor, who was 5 years old when the plane crashed, was the youngest of five sons and daughters of H.D. “Pete” Proctor and his wife, Courtney Josephine Proctor, both of whom died in the crash. Click to view complete photo ...
  • United Way campaign extended to today

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    The deadline for Marshall University’s United Way campaign has been extended until today, Nov. 20. United Way of the River Cities’ goal is to change 30,000 lives in the region.  To do so, the organization needs to raise $1.2 million. “As one of the leaders in our community, Marshall University has been a very important part of United Way’s work,” said Laura Gilliam, executive director of the organization. “Thousands of people in our region have received help because of the university’s support.  We count on faculty, staff and students every year to make our fundraising campaign successful. Without their support, our community ...
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears to appear at Keith-Albee Dec. 3

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    A three-time GRAMMY Award winner, Blood, Sweat and Tears, accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra, will make its way into the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Marshall Artists Series. Former American Idol runner-up Bo Bice will be bringing his diverse vocal abilities to this jazz-rock group. The band will reprise some of their greatest hits such as “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die,” and “Got To Get You Into My Life.” With sales in the millions, BS&T has earned multiple gold albums and 10 GRAMMY nominations. Bo Bice knew ...
  • Athletic Department offers complimentary tickets to faculty, staff for Nov. 29 game


    The Athletic Department is offering  all faculty and staff members one complimentary sideline reserved ticket to the East Carolina football game on Friday, Nov. 29, an offer that is valid through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. Faculty and staff  can purchase up to three additional tickets for $10 apiece.  Sideline reserved tickets are traditionally $35.  To receive a ticket, present your Marshall photo ID at the athletic ticket office located in the Cam Henderson Center lobby.
  • Journalism and mass communications majors at Mountwest CTC can parlay their associate degrees into bachelor’s degrees from MU

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    Marshall University has entered into an agreement that allows journalism majors who have successfully earned associate degrees from Mountwest Community and Technical College to seamlessly transfer those credits to Marshall in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, according to Donald Van Horn, dean of MU’s College of Arts and Media. President Stephen J. Kopp and Mountwest President Keith J. Cotroneo  signed a 2+2 Articulation Agreement last week to benefit students in the fields of advertising, public relations, online journalism as well as radio/television production and management. The signing took place in Studio A in the Communications Building.  Afterward, Marshall students led a ...
  • Morgan recognized for expertise in education technology, named inaugural Blackboard MVP

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    Brian M. Morgan, chairman and associate professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, has been named one of 17 inaugural Blackboard MVPs by education technology company Blackboard Inc. Blackboard offers platforms and services to help educational, professional, corporate and government organizations extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively. Its new MVP program recognizes users who stand out as experts in the company’s technologies, share their expertise, demonstrate leadership in the education technology community, and actively provide feedback to Blackboard. While MVPs will be peer-nominated in the future, this first class was selected by ...
  • Staff Council holiday projects to help veterans, homeless


    For several years members of the classified staff have participated in a holiday project that gives aid to local areas of need. This year Staff Council has chosen to collect items for two projects–contributing to the Christmas for the Homeless project through Christmas gift bags, and providing items for the residents of the Veterans Home in Barboursville.  The Christmas bags are being supervised by Missy Clagg-Browning, 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. Items needed for the Homeless Christmas Bags Project include: 300 ...
  • School of Pharmacy receives diversity grant from Walgreens

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    The School of Pharmacy has received a $10,000 grant from Walgreens Corporation for diversity and inclusion efforts at the school. The grant, to be disseminated as scholarships and funding for pipeline programs and other cultural initiatives, is part of Walgreens’ national effort to support increasing diversity among professional student programs. Chris Creamer, R.Ph., and Deborah Harris, Pharm D., both with Walgreens, presented the check to School of Pharmacy representatives including H. Glenn Anderson, Pharm D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs last Friday. “We are so pleased to have received this funding from Walgreens for the second year,” Anderson said.  “Our school is actively ...
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine students and faculty inducted into national honor society


    Four medical residents along with four faculty members and ten fourth-year medical students at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine were inducted last week into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) in a ceremony at the Byrd Clinical Center Auditorium. The society, established in 2002, is an association of individuals and medical school chapters whose members are selected as exemplars of empathy, compassion, altruism, integrity and service in working with patients, their families and others in the field of medicine. Faculty inductees included Sean Loudin, M.D., Department of Pediatrics; Adrienne M. Mays, M.D., Department of Family and Community Health; Charles C. ...
  • Marshall singers to help light Ronald McDonald House Dec. 1


    Marshall University choral singers will participate in the Light the House that Love Built event at Ronald McDonald House in Huntington from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The event will include an open house with refreshments, a visit from the newly-crowned Miss West Virginia Charisse Haislop and caroling. The event, free and open to the public, is held annually as a way to raise visibility of the need to keep families together while a child is receiving treatment in the hospital, Jaye Toler, director of development for the house, said. “We know that families are stronger when they are together, and their ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center to hold Black Light Boulder Bash


    The Recreation Center Outdoor Pursuits program will conduct its first-ever Black Light Boulder Bash from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. The windows in the rock climbing facilities at the MRC will be blacked out, black lights will be lit and bouldering paths will be marked with neon colored tape that will glow under the lights and guide climbers. “The event is intended to create awareness and exposure for the Marshall Recreation Center’s indoor rock climbing wall, as well as to provide existing users a fun event to be involved in,” said Chad Steen, Outdoor Pursuits coordinator. “It will offer new ...
  • Fundraiser benefitting McCaskey Scholarship brings in $3,000


    An art fundraiser benefitting the Ambrose E. McCaskey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Engineering took place earlier this month at the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center, on the Huntington campus. The artwork of the late Anne McCaskey Koppehele was on display and sold for the benefit of the scholarship in memory of her father. Koppehele, a Marshall graduate, passed away last year. Her friends and family gathered for a memorial service in Foundation Hall, surrounded by 67 pieces of her artwork. Michael Markiewicz, a personal friend of Koppehele,  spoke about Koppehele’s generous character and her ability to find the ...
  • Craft Sale to benefit Women’s Studies

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    A craft sale benefiting the Women’s Studies program is continuing today, Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. Organizers of the sale say there are new items since yesterday, including baby hairbands and more turtles. Click to view event flyer.

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