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  • Marshall to host higher education forums next week as part of Marshall 20/20

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    Marshall University will sponsor three higher education forums next week in Pt. Pleasant, Huntington and South Charleston in order to give faculty, staff, students and members of the respective communities an opportunity to discuss issues with legislators. Each of the sessions will be moderated by Beth Vorhees, director of news and public affairs for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The week’s activities begin with a session at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Pt. Pleasant, followed by a session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Drinko Library Atrium on the Huntington campus. The forums will conclude with ...
  • Marshall kicks off United Way campaign for 2013

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    Marshall University’s annual campaign for the United Way of the River Cities is under way, according to Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the College of Health Professions, who is chairing the effort this year. “I am a big believer that a contribution to our United Way is the most effective and efficient way to make the biggest difference for those who need it most,” Prewitt said in a letter to the university community, “and so I am asking you to join me in helping our neighbors, in solving problems at their root cause and in improving our communities.” The campaign has a ...
  • Seidman to give next in series of Amicus Curiae lectures Tuesday, Nov. 5

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    Louis Michael Seidman, who is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, will present “On Constitutional Disobedience” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. The lecture is the second in this year’s Amicus Curiae series, sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy. In describing his talk, Seidman says, “Over two centuries after its ratification, most Americans are still infatuated with their Constitution. And yet, despite years of hagiography for the founders and worship of the text that they produced, atheists and agnostics have ...
  • Blue Man Group to appear Nov. 12 and 13

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    The Blue Man Group, a unique entertainment experience that must be seen to be believed, will be bringing their multinational flavor to the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center for two performances Tuesday, Nov. 12, and Wednesday, Nov. 13. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. both evenings. This show will feature a blend of new content, featuring imaginative technology, and classic Blue Man favorites.  This tour delivers on new sounds, sets, and video designed around an original performance.  Also featured are the larger-than-life LED curtain and a high-resolution screen. The Blue Man Experience is difficult to explain, promoters say, because Blue Man Group keeps ...
  • Solo exhibit at Gallery 842 features paintings by visiting artist Morgan Craig

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    Philadelphia-based painter Morgan Craig will be featured in a solo exhibition at Gallery 842 at 842 4th Ave. until Dec. 6. Craig creates large-scale paintings of dilapidated and abandoned interior spaces, often portraying the ruins of urban dwellings, factories, asylums and penitentiaries. He has found inspiration for his work in locations ranging from defunct factories in Detroit to forbidden nuclear zones in Russia to restricted industrial islands in Australia. The artist describes these structures as “both repositories and vehicles for memory that profoundly influence culture and identity.” Craig’s paintings address the demise of the American Dream, as well as the human ...
  • ‘Fraught fantasies’ conversation with authors to take place Nov. 4


    The Women’s Studies Program will be a hosting a conversation among authors Kallypso Masters and Ann Mayburn and Assistant Professor of English Dr. Jill Treftz. The discussion, entitled “Fraught Fantasies: Feminism, Erotic Literature, and BDSM,” will focus on women as writers and consumers of erotic literature and the controversies surrounding recent bestselling books such as Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. A bestselling author, Masters writes emotional and realistic novels including the Rescue Me series. She has been writing full-time since May 2011. Masters at Arms was her debut novel (published in August 2011), followed by Nobody’s Angel, Nobody’s Hero, ...
  • Marshall University recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Merit


    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, recently recognized the Marshall University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit. The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others. The Chapter of Merit distinction is a part of the society’s Chapter Recognition Program, which acknowledged 69 chapters with recognition this year, including 50 as Chapters of Merit. “Phi Kappa Phi is proud of all its chapters, ...
  • Marshall alumna named 2013 Outstanding Woman in Technology at ‘Spirit of Innovation’

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    Two-time Marshall University graduate Dr. Stephanie A. Skolik was recognized as one of West Virginia’s top innovators last week at the TechConnectWV “Spirit of Innovation” awards banquet. An ophthalmologist and president and CEO of the Huntington Retina Center, Skolik was honored with the 2013 Outstanding Woman in Technology award for her retinopathy research and invention of devices to assist with eye surgery. She is the founder of the American Retina Research Foundation and heads up Eyedea Inc., an ophthalmic invention company. Approximately 20 years ago, she observed that patients with long-term diabetes and co-existing arthritis seemed far less likely than their non-arthritic ...
  • Marshall awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools Designation

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    Marshall University has been named to Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools® list for 2014, according to Crystal Stewart, program manager for information technology/MUOnLine.. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Marshall University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center announces ‘Kids’ Nights Out’ for Nov. 1, Dec. 6

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    The Marshall Recreation Center is hosting special nights out for kids from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Dec. 6. These programs are available to parents who would like some time to themselves to shop, see a movie, or get some things done around the house. The children will be entertained in a fun, safe environment where they will experience climbing on the Rec Center’s rock wall, swimming in the indoor pool, playing ball on the courts and having a pizza party with all their new friends. Children ages 4-12 are welcome and the deadline to register for Nov. ...

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