October 9, 2013


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  • Homecoming showcases Mr. and Ms. Marshall

    Derek Ramsey, left, and McKenzie Cooley, both seniors, were named Mr. and Ms. Marshall respectively at halftime of the homecoming football game Saturday, Oct. 4. Marshall won the game against the University of Texas San Antonio, 34-0. In other homecoming news, the office decoration contest winners were announced as follows: Small Office Most Creative – Center for African American Students and Student Resource Center (tie) Most Attractive – Political Science Best Fits Homecoming Spirit – Career Services   Large Office Most Creative – Family Medicine Most Attractive – Human Resources Best Fits Homecoming Spirit – OB/GYN   Grand Prize: Overall Winner Housing and Residence Life   “Classic Marco” made his debut just before the homecoming football game ...
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine gets nod of approval from accrediting authority

    The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in United States and Canada, has removed probationary status for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine,  President Stephen J. Kopp announced last week. “This milestone has not been easily achieved and has involved a systemic culture change within the medical school,” Kopp said. “Dean Joseph Shapiro addressed the issues with precision and tenacity and has created a vision for an even better medical school.  I sincerely thank our faculty, staff, students, Governor Tomblin, Senator Plymale, our legislators and everyone ...
  • Reminder: INTO Marshall Center to celebrate grand opening Thursday

    INTO Marshall will celebrate its grand opening at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the INTO Center located at East Hall, former home of the Marshall Community and Technical College. INTO  officials will host tours of the facility as well as a reception following a ribbon cutting. “This isn’t just the opening of a new building,” said Eric Fry, the INTO center director. “It is a transformative event placing Marshall University firmly on the world stage.  Marshall graduates from West Virginia, the United States and across the globe will have the benefit of a degree from a university that is known ...
  • More than 90 employers expected to attend today’s fall Career Expo

    Career Services is conducting  its annual Fall Career Expo until 2 p.m. today 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. This fall’s Career Expo is expected to be one of the largest in recent years, Debby Stoler, assistant director for development and outreach, said.
  • Natalie Cole to appear Thursday at Keith-Albee; faculty and staff to receive one-day special for remaining tickets

    Natalie Cole, daughter of the legendary Nat “King” Cole and a nine-time Emmy Award winner, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, and her number one single, “This will be (An Everlasting Love).”   After a string of singles throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she recorded Unforgettable…With Love, an album of standards that included the “Unforgettable” duet with her late father. Her latest project is Natalie Cole En Espanol, released earlier this summer. The Marshall Artists Series is offering a one day special half-price ticket for all remaining seats to Natalie Cole ...
  • Marco says thanks to fans for a warm welcome

    Looking back on his debut Oct. 4 at homecoming, Marco is saying thanks to everyone who made his makeover possible: Generous friends and alumni Bridgeport Equipment El Haijj Salon & Spa Entourage Limos Dale Morton Studios Dr. Allen Young, 1990 national champion mascot, who also performed during the reveal, and Keith Osburn, our creative director and prop specialist Thanks also to everyone who voted for the new costume.
  • Reminder: Drinko Library to host ‘Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle’ events

    The Marshall University Libraries will offer a series of public film screenings, a facilitated discussion and a public reception in the Drinko Library as part of the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle grant, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. On Monday, Oct. 14, The Abolitionists will be screened in the Drinko Library Auditorium (Room DL 402) from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Slavery By Another Name will be screened in the Drinko Library Auditorium (Room DL 402) from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Marshall University faculty members Dr. David J. Trowbridge and Burnis ...
  • Marshall to present ‘The Magic Flute’ Oct. 19 and 20

    Marshall’s School of Music and Theatre will present a fully staged production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, sung in English, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.  Both performances will take place at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in Huntington City Hall. The Marshall Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, joins the MU Opera Theatre, under the direction of Linda Dobbs, in Mozart’s musical fantasy that has become the world’s most frequently performed opera. Scene and lighting design by are by Lang Reynolds, professor of theatre. “The Magic Flute has something for every member of ...
  • Graduate College Fair will feature programs, services Oct. 16

    The Graduate College will sponsor a Graduate College Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16,  in the Memorial Student Center lobby. Representatives from a number of Marshall units will be available to talk with students about their graduate programs and services. Expected to be present are representatives of the Graduate College, the College of Business, the College of Information Technology and Engineering, the College of Health Professions, Journalism, Adult and Technical Education, Technology Management, English, Physical Therapy, Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Science, Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Public Health, History, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Physical and Applied ...
  • Marshall community gathers to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and students, faculty and staff gathered Monday, Oct. 7, at noon in the Drinko Library atrium to take part in a kick-off event. Presenters were GiGi Gerlach, from the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Carolyn Schlatt, from the West Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Program and Mountains of Hope. The event was sponsored by MU Student Health Education Programs and the Women’s Center. Information tables will be set up throughout the month in the Memorial Student Center to collect donations that will go to assist cancer patients in this area as they go through treatment.
  • Proposals sought for Appalachian Studies Association conference in March

    The Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) is currently accepting proposals for its 2014 Annual Conference which will be hosted by Marshall University in Huntington March 28-30, 2014. Deadline for proposals is Tuesday, Oct. 15. The interdisciplinary conference will explore and honor traditions of Appalachia while at the same time make 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, ...
  • Application process under way for graduate tuition waivers at Marshall

    Applications are now being accepted for the Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver program for the spring 2014 semester, according to Dr. David J. Pittenger, interim dean of the Graduate College. The program provides tuition assistance for a limited number of graduate students and MU full-time faculty and staff employees. Applicants must be currently admitted and enrolled in a graduate degree-granting or certificate program at Marshall.  Up to three hours of waiver for graduate coursework will be awarded to qualified applicants. The waiver does not cover online courses. The awarding of waivers is competitive and is made on the basis of academic achievement and ...

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Oct. 16, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.