October 15, 2014

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  • Marshall Artists Series to bring Jay Leno, Frankie Valli to Huntington this week


    Theatergoers are in for a treat this week as two show business legends perform in separate shows, both at the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, as part of the Marshall Artists Series. Jay  Leno,  often characterized as  “the hardest working man in show business” is coming to Huntington, bringing a little bit of late night and his “everyman” style  with him tomorrow night, Oct. 16.  He’ll be followed on Friday, Oct. 17, by music icon Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in concert. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Providing mass appeal through his personable style and work ethic, Leno is currently performing more than 100 ...
  • Center for Wellness in the Arts inaugurated this week with visit from Dr. Eckart Altenmüller


    Dr. Eckart Altenmüller is visiting the Huntington campus this week (Oct. 12-15) to give the keynote address for the inauguration of the Center for Wellness in the Arts (CWA). Since August, the College of Arts and Media and the College of Health Professions have offered performing arts students the chance to work with Certified Athletic Trainers to prevent injury from occurring during performances through the CWA. Altenmüller, director for the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine in Hannover, Germany, holds a master’s degree in classical flute and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in neurology and neurophysiology. Altenmüller said it is important to ...
  • Marshall alumnus to return as visiting scholar Oct. 28


    Dr. Todd Snyder, who received both B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from Marshall University, will return to the university’s Huntington campus Tuesday, Oct. 28 as a visiting scholar. He will speak from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center. Snyder, now an assistant professor of English at Siena College in Loudonville, New York, is returning to Marshall to celebrate the publication of his first book, The Rhetoric of Appalachian Identity, which, according to the promotional material from the publisher, “blends critical theory, ethnographic research, and personal narrative to demonstrate how family work histories ...
  • Marshall Symphony Orchestra to give ‘scary concert’ Tuesday


    The Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, will present “Who’s Afraid of the Orchestra?” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Marshall’s Smith Recital Hall. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature scary music by classical composers Johan Strauss Jr., Charles Gounod, Hector Berlioz and Manuel De Falla, and will end with a medley of music from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Dr. Larry Stickler, professor of  music at Marshall, will narrate. The 52-member orchestra will perform in costume, and the audience is invited to dress in costume. Glow ...
  • Jonathan Sutton named Employee of the Month


    Jonathan Sutton, project manager in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for June, according to the Employee of the Month Committee. He was nominated by Tanya G. Ramsey. In her nomination she wrote, “Jonathan has been an exceptional employee since joining our department.  He has been asked to contribute to a variety of projects and has jumped in with enthusiasm and creativity to produce outstanding results.  Several of his projects have an impact on audiences outside of our department and he has made sure that the results ...
  • Spots still open for Visual Arts Center art education program


    The Visual Arts Center will open its doors to middle schoolers for four Saturdays beginning Oct. 18 during The Collaborative, a hands-on, student-centered workshop that allows youth to explore a range of art materials within the dynamic artistic space. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon for four consecutive Saturdays beginning Oct. 18 on the 5th floor of the recently opened Visual Arts Center at 927 3rd Ave. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to join the 9:30 a.m. student-led tour of the building on Oct.18. Dr. Maribea Barnes, an Art and Design faculty member and the lead educator for ...
  • Marshall graduate student chosen as PROGENY finalist for research on interdisciplinary education


    A Marshall student has been chosen as a finalist to participate in the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) PROGENY research program at the association’s annual conference Nov. 20-22 in Orlando, Florida. Ryan Kerns, of Romney, West Virginia, is a first-year graduate assistant in the  department of communication disorders. Kerns conducted his research on faculty attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional (IPE) education. He will share this research in a poster presentation during the annual ASHA conference in November. According to the ASHA website, “PROGENY pairs faculty researchers with undergraduate students who are first authors on poster presentations at the annual ASHA Convention. PROGENY ...
  • Classic zombie film to be shown Oct. 22


    The Marshall  Libraries will host a free public screening of George A. Romero’s influential zombie classic Night of The Living Dead in the Drinko Library Auditorium from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. The critically acclaimed 1968 film follows characters Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O’Dea), and a group of survivors as they fend off bloodthirsty “ghouls” in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Considered one of the most significant horror films of all time, the low budget, black-and-white film still continues to inspire filmmakers and audiences more than 45 years after its release. Before the film, the  Libraries will present a 15-minute ...
  • Staff Council joins Medical Outreach coat drive


    The Staff Council Office has offered to be a drop-off location for the Marshall Medical Outreach Coat Drive for Huntington’s Homeless. If you have any new or gently used adult or child coats you would like to donate, please send them to Katie Counts in the Staff Council Office, 123 Morrow Library, by Friday, Oct. 24.  
  • Autism Center’s college program welcomes alumni, parents and family members for Homecoming


    The  9th Annual West Virginia Autism Training Center’s College Program Homecoming Weekend Brunch took place last Saturday, Oct. 11, with more than 150 parents and family members from across the nation on hand to connect with program staff and students. The College Program began in 2002 and provides individualized skill building and therapeutic supports to approximately 50 Marshall University students with Autism Spectrum Disorder through a mentored environment.  Mentors assist participating students in planning for their college experience and carrying out efforts to meet their personal and academic goals. The College Program supports students in learning skills that will help them earn a college ...
  • Women’s Studies program sponsoring book sale


    Women’s Studies is sponsoring a used book sale that began today (Wednesday, Oct. 15) and will continue through Friday, Oct. 17, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at a table in the Memorial Student Center. Proceeds will go toward supporting the Woman’s Studies program.


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