November 5, 2014

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  • Quarterback’s brother to speak at annual Memorial Service


    Had Ted Shoebridge lived, he would now be 64 years old, and long since retired from a playing career in the NFL or major league baseball. At least that’s the opinion of Shoebridge’s brother, Tom, who will be the featured speaker at this year’s annual Memorial Service to honor the 75 victims of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash. The service sponsored by Marshall’s Student Government Association starts at noon Friday, Nov. 14, on the Memorial Student Center plaza on the university’s Huntington campus. That day marks the 44th anniversary of the worst sports tragedy in U.S. history. Ted Shoebridge was among the ...
  • Robert Meeropol, son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to visit Marshall University for Rosenberg trial seminar Nov. 11


    Robert Meeropol, one of the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, will share his story with the Marshall University community during a Rosenberg trial seminar  sponsored by Marshall University’s College of Health Professions and the college’s Department of Social Work. He will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in room BE-5 of  the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The Rosenbergs were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and executed for passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman, assistant professor of social work at Marshall and organizer of the event, said this seminar ...
  • Reminder: Marshall to host series of higher education forums


    For the second consecutive year, Marshall University will host a series of forums designed for faculty, students and members of the community to discuss the future of higher education funding in West Virginia. Forums will take place over a one-week span in mid-November at three of the university’s locations. The forums, which are sponsored by the office of President Stephen J. Kopp and the Marshall University Faculty Senate, will again be moderated by Beth Vorhees, news director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Each forum begins at 6 p.m. and will run as follows: Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Drinko Library on the Huntington ...
  • Marshall faculty, librarians launch history website and mobile app


    Dr. Monica Brooks of Marshall Libraries and Drs. Dan Holbrook and David Trowbridge of the Department of History have announced the public launch of Clio, a website and mobile application for the study of history. Named after the ancient muse of history, Clio, which can be found online at www.theclio.com, has been built by Trowbridge and students assisting him over the past two years. Clio picks up a user’s location anywhere in the United States and tells them about the history and culture that surrounds them, with a growing database that includes nearly 4000 museums, art galleries, monuments, sculptures, and historical ...
  • Officials from Marshall, BridgeValley sign agreement for business degree


    Officials at Marshall University and BridgeValley Community & Technical College in South Charleston have announced an agreement that will help residents of West Virginia earn an associate degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in a discipline related to business. Through the agreement, Marshall will accept a maximum of 72 hours of college-level coursework offered by BridgeValley. Such courses may be used to fulfill a portion of Marshall’s general education curriculum, as well as part of a baccalaureate program of study. “We have worked with Dean Megan Lorenz at BridgeValley for a year on this articulation agreement,” said Dr. Haiyang Chen, dean of ...
  • School of Medicine receives $25,000 gift for Chertow-Keller Family Endowment


    The Chertow-Keller Family Endowment, established at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine  in 2009, has received a  $25,000 gift from one of its original benefactors. Eileen Keller recently made the gift in memory of her husband, Leonard, who passed away last year. “We are honored to make this donation in memory of Leonard,” Keller said.  “We know that he was committed to the endowment and so proud of our brother Dr. Bruce Chertow and his commitment to find new treatments and a cure for diabetes.  We are hopeful that this donation will make a difference and will honor Leonard’s memory.” The endowment ...
  • Office Depot recognizes Marshall for green purchasing efforts


    Officials from Office Depot Inc. visited the Huntington campus last week  to present a special recognition award to Margie Phillips, Sustainability Manager, and Stephanie Smith,  Director of Purchasing and Chief Procurement Officer, for the university’s greener purchasing efforts. “Every year for the past seven years Office Depot has recognized a select group of customers for leadership in greener purchasing efforts,” said Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director of Environmental & Supplier Diversity Strategy at Office Depot. “We are pleased to present Marshall University a Special Recognition for Community Engagement Award for their very proactive efforts to engage internal and external stakeholders in greener ...
  • McGuire named senior military instructor


    Master Sgt. Brandon McGuire has been named a Senior Military Instructor for the Marshall University Army ROTC, according to Lt. Col. Cloyd Lilly, professor and chair of the Department of Military Affairs.   He began his duties in July. A native of Olathe, Kansas, McGuire entered the U.S. Army in 1998 and received his infantry basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Georgia. In previous assignments he was located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Richardson, Alaska; Camp Casey, South Korea; Fort Polk, Louisiana.; Fort Monmouth,New Jersey, and Fort Riley, Kansas. McGuire has conducted combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a graduate of ...
  • Golden Key chapter seeking adviser


    The Marshall University chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society is seeking a new adviser. The advisor will work directly with the executive board members as a leadership coach, attend occasional chapter meetings and assist officers as they carry out their responsibilities. The adviser will communicate with and be supported by a member of the Golden Key Staff. “Though the time commitment is small, the Marshall University chapter is in need of your support,” said Tricia Forbes, associate director, .US. university relations, Golden Key International Honour Society. Golden Key chapters worldwide host community service and personal and professional development events based on ...


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