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  • Marshall 20/20 moves forward with website, logo

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    Marshall University’s strategic planning initiative is moving forward with a website and logo. The website has been established at www.marshall.edu/2020. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to interact on the site’s discussion list and to review documents in the file library. “We want members of the Marshall community to begin going there to share their ideas and keep the momentum from the Oct. 11 meeting going,” said Matt Turner, chief of staff. Members of the strategic planning group also can look to the site for updates and timelines on the action plan generated during the Oct. 11 meeting. Right now, the site includes invitations for higher education ...
  • Kevin Pollak to appear Oct. 28 as part of the Marshall Artists Series

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    Comedian, writer, director, talk show host and dramatic actor Kevin Pollak, characterized as one of the busiest men in Hollywood, will bring an evening of comedy to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. The event is presented by the Marshall Artists Series. Pollack has appeared in over 60 films including A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects and Grumpy Old Men. He first started performing stand-up comedy at age 10 and was a touring professional stand-up by age 20. He has starred in three cable TV stand-up comedy specials and was recently named one of the Top ...
  • Army veteran takes over as director of military and veterans affairs

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    Tommy Reynolds, a Marshall University graduate and United States Army veteran, is the new director of military and veterans affairs at Marshall. Reynolds, 28, replaces Kelly Sweetman, who resigned this summer. He assumed his duties Sept. 16. More than 500 military veterans are enrolled at Marshall this semester. Reynolds said he wants to help them transition from military life to higher education life, “to help them navigate (the website) and do the same things I had to do.” He has redone the military and veterans affairs website and is creating a brochure. “Just finding the veterans on campus is difficult,” he said. “My ...
  • Information Technology introduces new features of Marshall website


    John Cummings, Director of Enterprise Web and Online Applications, has announced some new features of the Marshall website. First of all, the temporary host name of “muwww-new” has now been retired, since virtually all of the website content has been migrated to the new system. Printed materials and other references should be made to the standard website addresses beginning with www.marshall.edu. Cummings said that the small number of sites that have not been moved to the new server will be hosted on a server called web.marshall.edu. In addition to these behind-the-scenes changes, some new functionality for searching the site has been established, with new ...
  • ‘Extra Mile’ 5k course to offer group training to runners


    Julia Galloway, a member of the Marshall cross country team, began teaching the first class of the Extra Mile 5k course Monday. Continuing until Nov. 11, the course costs $23 for Rec Center members and $29 for non-members. An additional group of 5k sessions will begin today, with yet another slated for Nov. 20. Participants can enroll at any time after the start of a course, but the fee will not be pro-rated. Classes will be moved indoors during inclement weather to avoid obstacles in training.  More course dates are to follow. Prospective participants can register at the Membership Services Desk in ...
  • Reminder: Janna Levin 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 fiction writer ...
  • Trick-or-treat in the residence halls to take place Oct. 30


    Ghosts and ghouls, along with princesses and pirates, will be invading the Huntington campus on Wednesday, Oct. 30,  when  the Department of Housing and Residence Life  sponsors its annual Trick or Treat  night at all residence halls. Trick-or-treaters are invited to make an appearance from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Volunteer Fair taking place today


    The annual Volunteer Fair is taking place until 2 p.m. today in the Memorial Student Center lobby and the Office of Community Engagement is inviting everyone to participate. “This will be an opportunity to recruit student volunteers as well as promote the services of your organization,” said Elizabeth Sheets, director of the office of community engagement. “It’s the chance for agencies to come on campus and get the students involved. We have students who are looking to volunteer. It’s a chance for them to meet with the agencies and see what their needs are.” So far, 18 agencies have signed up to ...
  • Fruth Pharmacy provides Marshall University with scholarship support gifts

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    Marshall has  received two separate gifts for student scholarships totaling $24,000 from West Virginia-based Fruth Pharmacy. The announcement took place Monday, Oct. 14. Dr. Kevin Yingling, R.Ph, M.D., dean of the School of Pharmacy, said the relationship with Fruth Pharmacy is of significant importance to the emerging school and developing of team-based health care in our region. “We are so grateful for the support of Lynne Fruth and the entire Fruth Pharmacy family,” Yingling said.  “As a West Virginia-based pharmacy, they understand that pharmacy education is essential to ensuring better health outcomes for those in our state and region.  The Fruth team ...
  • Reminder: Paula Tompkins to speak Oct. 31

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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 ...
  • Marshall leads business plan competition in number of submissions


    Marshall students had the highest number of submissions to the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition this year with 107 out of the total of 235. The competition affords students in the state the opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of state institutions of higher education and seasoned business professionals from around the country. Winners receive $10,000 in cash in addition to accounting, legal and incubator space, either virtual or physical. Ten proposals in each of three categories, for a total of 30 business plans, will be chosen to be presented at the semifinals. The categories ...
  • Marshall employees can adjust work schedules to use Rec Center


    According to information from the Marshall Recreation Center, Marshall employees have the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits implemented by the Marshall University Board of Governors Policy No. HR-4: Work Schedules and Employment Innovations which can be applied to pursuing more healthful lifestyles.    Under the provisions of the BOG policy, by consulting their supervisors, adjustments in schedules can be made that allow employees to fit in new or increased wellness activities while utilizing the Recreation Center, where MU employees are eligible for discounted membership rates. Several fitness classes and workshops promoting healthy and active lifestyles are offered, including yoga, fencing, ...
  • Open House for Information Delivery Services takes place today


    The Drinko Library’s information delivery services, which has moved to a new office located in Reading Room 203, is having an open house today from 2 to 4 p.m. Brochures outlining the services they provide, such as interlibrary loan and EZ Borrow, will be available.

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Oct. 30, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.