October 2, 2013


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  • Marshall couple to serve as grand marshals Saturday

    On a chilly autumn day in 1966, Ben Hale stood at midfield in Fairfield Stadium attempting to plant a kiss on his dream girl, who had just been crowned “Miss Marshall” before a huge homecoming crowd. But, “she pulled away, saying I would mess up her make-up,” Hale, who was her escort onto the field, recently reminisced. The kiss on the field may have gone awry, but luckily their relationship didn’t, because today the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hale – she’s the former Jan Jenkins – and they have been married for 46 years with two daughters and three ...
  • Oktoberfest program to take place tomorrow evening

    “The Munich Oktoberfest: Separating Fact From Fiction,” will feature Dr. Christopher Dolmetsch, professor of modern languages, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center. The program will begin with a 25-minute video introduction to the Oktoberfest, followed by a presentation on various contemporary aspects of the festival, including music, clothing, food and naturally, the beer. There will also be mention of some of the issues and problems faced today by a 16-day festival that draws approximately 7 million visitors annually. Light refreshments will be served.
  • INTO Marshall Center grand opening set for Oct. 10

    Representatives of INTO Marshall University and Marshall University will conduct a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new INTO Marshall Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, on the Huntington campus. All members of the Marshall University community are invited, and no RSVP is necessary. Refreshments will be provided.
  • College of Health Professions dean elected board member of respiratory group

    Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the College of Health Professions, has been elected to serve as a board member for the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, which is sponsored by the American College of Chest Physicians. Prewitt has served as a site visitor for the commission for more than 20 years. He will be the first non-physician representative from the organization to serve on the board, according to Tom Smalling, executive director of the commission. “Becoming a member of the board will allow me to learn more about the accreditation process after the site visit has been conducted,” Prewitt said. “This ...
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine hosting traveling art exhibit

    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is hosting the traveling art exhibit, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons,” in the lobby of the Marshall University Medical Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital. The art will be on display until Nov.2. The exhibit tells the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators who exemplified excellence in their fields and believed in the importance of mentoring younger physicians and surgeons. Other academic surgeons from around the country also are featured in the exhibit. “We are so pleased to offer this free exhibit to our community,” said Dr. Shelvy ...
  • Spin-a-thon at Marshall to raise money for charity

    Erin Hickok, a personal trainer with the Marshall Recreation Center, is hosting a Spin-a-thon to raise money for her charity, Team Healthier Generation. “Spin for a healthier generation” is Thursday, Oct. 10, and includes two spinning sessions – the first one at 7 p.m., and the second one at 8 p.m., both at the recreation center. Members and non-members are invited to participate in one or both of the sessions. Hickok is training to run in the New York Marathon, which takes place Nov. 3. In conjunction with training for the marathon, she is also running to raise $3,500 for Team Healthier ...
  • Fall Career Expo to take place Oct. 9

    Career Services will conduct its annual Fall Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The expo is open to all Marshall students, faculty, staff and alumni. Recruiters will be sharing information on part-time, full-time and internship positions. More than 90 employers are expected to have recruiters at the event, representing the areas of customer service, IT/computer science, health care, media sales, engineering, insurance/financial services, corrections, retail management and many others. A continually updated list of employers planning to attend the Career Expo is available at http://www.marshall.edu/career-services/events/careerexpo.html. Denise Hogsett, director of Career ...
  • “Created Equal” film screenings, reception to take place Oct. 14-16

    The first two films in the “Created Equal” program will be shown on Marshall University’s Huntington campus beginning Oct. 14. Marshall University is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of four powerful documentary films (“The Abolitionists,” “Slavery by Another Name,” “Freedom Riders” and “The Loving Story”) as part of the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” grant, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to spark public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. On Monday, Oct. 14, the Emmy-nominated PBS mini-series, “The Abolitionists,” will ...
  • Rec Center to sponsor ‘Big Pink Volleyball’ tournament Oct. 19

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    “Big Pink Volleyball,” a tournament featuring a bright pink volleyball measuring four feet in diameter, will be played Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Marshall Recreation Center. The event will benefit St. Mary’s Path to the Cure, a foundation that is operated locally and raises money to prevent and treat breast cancer. The tournament is similar to one played at Western Illinois University, which has raised nearly $100,000 and sparked breast cancer events at more than 15 colleges and universities across the United States. Participants must form a group with at least four players and register prior to the tournament at the Recreation Center ...
  • Classified Staff Council election results announced

    The Marshall Classified Staff Council held an election Sept. 17 to 20 in order to fill several vacant positions. The results of that election are as follows: EEO 10 – Tanya Ramsey, Finance EEO 40 – Rebecca Lusher, Facilities Planning EEO 50 – Jason Baldwin, Accounting EEO 50 – Nicole Perkins, Admissions EEO 60/70 – Donna Megquier, Physical Plant EEO 60/70 – Remains Vacant EEO 60/70 – Remains Vacant These new Classified Staff Council members will serve until June 30, 2015.
  • Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released

    The 2013-14 “Annual Security and Fire Safety Report” is now available on the Marshall website at www.marshall.edu/disclosures/securityreport. A printed copy of the report is available by calling the University Police Department at ext.6-4357. The “Annual Security and Fire Safety Report” contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety polices, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in MU residence halls and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that ...

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