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  • Janna Levin, professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University, to deliver da Vinci Lecture at Marshall

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    Dr. Janna Levin, a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University, is the 2013 da Vinci lecturer at Marshall University. Levin speaks at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in room BE5 on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. Her lecture on “The Third Culture” is free to the public. Levin was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2012. Her scientific research concerns the early universe, chaos and black holes. Her second book – the novel A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines – won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers that “honors an exceptionally talented ...
  • Marshall 20/20: university community considers long-range plans, effects of state funding


    More than 50 representatives of Marshall’s administration, faculty, staff and students attended a long-term planning session Friday, Oct. 11, under the leadership of Rick Staisloff, a consultant who specializes in assisting colleges and universities to develop new “business models.” President Stephen J. Kopp said this type of planning is necessary in view of fewer state and federal dollars being available in the foreseeable future. “We must become more self-reliant and more self-sustained,” Kopp said. “We are ahead of the curve and with everyone’s input we are going to stay ahead.” The day’s session included small-group consideration of some of the topics under discussion, ...
  • MU alum Paula Tompkins, founder of ChannelNet, to speak Oct. 31; reservations due Oct. 19

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    Paula Tompkins, a Marshall University alumna and CEO/founder of the marketing and sales firm ChannelNet, will speak on the Huntington campus Thursday, Oct. 31. Her presentation, which will take place at 5 p.m. at Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center, is titled “Energy, Empowerment and Enterprise.” “This will be an interesting and enlightnening hour of meeting and hearing about the success of an alum from Marshall,” said Dr. Ronald G. Area, CEO of the Marshall University Foundation Inc. “Paula will be very entertaining, for sure.” Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend, Area said, but need to ...
  • Presentation on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Lily’s Place services to be given Oct. 18


    Dr. Sean Loudin, medical director at Lily’s Place, and Mary Calhoun Brown, secretary and treasurer with the Lily’s Place board of directors, will give a presentation titled “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Lily’s Place” Friday, Oct. 18, at noon in room BE5 on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center. The presentation will provide information related to services offered by Lily’s Place, a pediatric addiction recovery center, and the ever-growing problem of neonatal addiction.. The event is hosted by Student Health Education Programs, The Women’s Center, Women’s Studies and the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership. Refreshments will be provided. Attendees are asked ...
  • Awea Duo, guest pianist to appear at Marshall Oct. 21

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    The Awea Duo, consisting of Mas Sugihara, saxophone, and Jennifer Brimson Cooper, flute, will give a recital on Marshall University’s Huntington campus Monday, Oct. 21.  The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall and also will include pianist Eunbyol Ko. Until recently the three musicians were colleagues at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., but Sugihara is now on the faculty at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. However, the Awea Duo continues to perform, having made more than 20 appearances including recitals at the Flute Society of Kentucky Festival, the Florida Flute Association convention, the ...
  • Next event in Visiting Writers Series to feature Marshall professor

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    John Van Kirk, fiction writer and professor of English at Marshall University, will be featured at the next reading in the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series on the Huntington campus. The reading will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Smith Hall, room 154, with a book-signing immediately following. Van Kirk will read from his debut novel, Song for Chance, which has been called by Publishers Weekly “a passionate, elegiac tale about the excesses of sex, drugs, and rock and roll over a tortured musician’s lifetime.” Van Kirk joined the U.S. Navy in January of 1980. He graduated from flight school ...
  • Autism Center’s college program reaches matching fund goal


    A family who wishes to remain anonymous has donated a $30,000 gift to the West Virginia Autism Training Center’s College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Marshall University.  The donation was provided to be an incentive to challenge other donors to match, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000.  In less than one month, that challenge has been met. Marshall’s college program was recently the subject of a highly complimentary article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which noted that the program, which began in 2002, is the oldest one in the nation that supports students on the autism spectrum as they ...
  • NSF grant to integrate robotics technology into middle school courses in Mingo County and Pennsylvania


    An innovative program that introduces robotic technology into non-technical middle school classes will be used by rural West Virginia and suburban Pittsburgh schools in a federally funded research project to identify and nurture students with an affinity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). All 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students in Mingo County Schools and all 7th- and 8th-grade students at Springdale Junior-Senior High School in Allegheny Valley, Pa. – a total of 900 children annually – will use robotic kits developed at Carnegie Mellon University. They will use the kits to complete at least one project or assignment each year ...
  • Update: Appalachian Studies Association deadline extended to Oct. 18


    The Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) is extending the deadline for proposals for its 2014 Annual Conference to Friday, Oct. 18. The conference will hosted by Marshall on March 28-30, 2014. The interdisciplinary conference will explore and honor traditions of Appalachia while making appraisals of present-day Appalachia. It will feature dozens of interactive sessions and workshops, as well as several networking opportunities for Appalachian scholars, activists and artists. Proposal types include individual scholarly papers by single or multiple authors, panel or group presentations, poster presentations, facilitated discussions, workshops and performance pieces including music, visual art, film, theater, readings of original works related to ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Suneel K. Maheshwari


    Dr. Suneel K. Maheshwari, professor of accountancy and legal environment in the College of Business, is a co-author, along with Dr. S.N. Maheshwari and Sharad K. Maheshwari, of the new 11th edition of An Introduction to Accountancy, published by Vikas Publishing House. The textbook provides students with the knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices in a systemic manner. According to the publisher, the unique feature that has made this book so popular among students is the simplicity of presentation, which enables them to understand the subject matter and solve practical problems. The book’s wide coverage helps to meet course content ...
  • Marshall hosts blood drive on South Charleston campus


    A blood drive for the American Red Cross is taking place on the South Charleston campus until  2 p.m. today. Donors have the option of giving blood or making a double-red cell donation during the drive.  No appointment is necessary. All blood types are needed, but Red Cross officials have issued special alerts requesting both O-negative and O-positive blood. For more information, contact Joyce Harrah at ext. 6-2030 or jsharrah@marshall.edu.
  • Annual ‘Haunted Rec’ to take place Oct. 22

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    The Marshall Recreation Center will have its annual “Haunted Rec” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. Haunted Rec is free to the public and offers an array of Halloween-themed events for kids of all ages.  There will be a haunted house, a ghoulish obstacle course, and an “Eat This, Not That” challenge complete with prizes. All kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and to bring swimming suits. A screening of the movie “Hotel Transylvania” will take place in the pool at 7 p.m. Parents wanting to join in on the Halloween fun can take a class that teaches the dance ...

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Oct. 23, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.