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  • Constitution Week events under way with open quoits competition this week

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    The annual quoits competition is under way this week on the west end of Buskirk Field. Teams of faculty, staff, students, fraternities and sororities are playing in the tournament that began yesterday and continues through Friday, Sept. 13. Quoits, a game in which rings of iron are pitched at stakes much like horseshoes, was the favorite game of John Marshall. The quoits competition is the first of several events in observance of Constitution Week, which features activities – such as the popular quoits competition – throughout much of September. September 17 is Constitution Day. In the next Constitution Week event, Dr. Simon Perry, professor emeritus of ...
  • General Faculty meeting, including State of the University address, to take place Sept. 24


    Marshall University’s fall General Faculty meeting will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre of the Joan C. Edwards, Performing Arts Center on the Huntington campus. During the meeting, new faculty members and administrators will be introduced, followed by State of the Faculty and State of the University addresses. The tentative agenda includes: Welcome – Dr. Eldon Larsen, chair of the Faculty Senate Introduction of new administrators – Dr. Gayle Ormiston, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Introduction of new faculty – Dears or their representatives State of the Faculty address – Larsen State of the University address – ...
  • Guest saxophonist to visit Marshall tomorrow

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    Marshall’s jazz studies program will welcome guest artist Dr. Gordon Towell Thursday, Sept. 12. He will be on the Huntington campus working with students during the day and performing at 8 p.m. in the Jomie Jazz Forum with members of the Marshall music faculty. Towell, a saxophonist, is a jazz faculty member at Morehouse State University in Kentucky and a member of Landau Eugene Murphy’s band. “Gordon is a superb saxophonist and jazz educator,” said Dr. Martin Saunders, professor of trumpet and director of jazz studies at Marshall. “He is versed in many different styles, and he will demonstrate that on Thursday ...
  • Birmingham tragedy’s 50th anniversary commemorated by scholarships


    An anonymous donor has given $2,000 to set up four $500 scholarships in the memory of four young girls who were killed in a racially motivated church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. Raquel Whitmore, Rebecca Britton, Donavia Beltran and Jasmine Felder, who are current Marshall University students, will receive the scholarships at a presentation and remembrance of the event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Drinko Library Atrium on the Huntington campus. The African American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was nearly destroyed by a bomb placed there on Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963. The blast killed the four girls, ...
  • Marshall to test MU Alert emergency messaging system next week


    University Communications will conduct a test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Marshall community members who are subscribed to MU Alert are asked to be sure that they have received the message that morning. If a message has not been received by noon, a subscriber should review and update his or her contact information in the myMU/MU Alert Web interface. If this contact information was already correct, but a message was still not received, then he or she should send an e-mail to mualert@marshall.edu with details on which contact method (text, e-mail, voice) did ...
  • Visiting Writers Series to begin Thursday, Sept. 19, with two poets


    Marshall will welcome two visiting poets,Will Schutt and Marcus Wicker, in the first program of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series of the 2013-2014 academic year. They will read from their works beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Gallery 842, which is located at 842 4th Ave. Schutt is the 2012 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize and author of the collection Westerly. A graduate of Oberlin College and Hollins University, he is the recipient of fellowships from the James Merrill House and the Stadler Center for Poetry. His poems and translations have appeared or are ...
  • Juried exhibition on display at Gallery 842

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    Gallery 842 is hosting its 3rd annual juried exhibition, which opened Sept. 6, featuring approximately 25 artists and 40 works represented in the show  The exhibit includes works by students in the art department as well as other entries from across the region, according to John Farley, director of Marshall galleries. “In this particular juried exhibit, the competition was open to artists working in any medium, addressing any theme, student or professional,” Farley explained. “It will be a diverse cross-section of contemporary art that reflects the Huntington and Marshall University art communities, as well as artists practicing throughout the region.” Farley noted ...
  • Site visit scheduled for master’s degree program in communication disorders


    The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) will conduct a reaccreditation site visit for the M.S. program in Communication Disorders later this month. A four-member team, chaired by Dr. Theresa Bartolotta of Seton Hall University, will be on the Huntington campus Sept. 19 and 20 to meet with students, key administrators and all members of the academic and clinical faculty. The CAA is seeking public comment as part of its review of the graduate education programs in audiology or speech-language pathology. A public meeting will take place from 4:30  to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, in Smith Hall ...
  • Individual tickets to all Marshall Artists Series events now on sale


    Individual tickets to all 2013-2014 Marshall Artists Series events went on sale Sept. 9 and are now available to the public.  For ticket information, call the Artists Series box office at ext. 6-6656 or visit the office, located in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, which is open Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The Artists Series accepts all major credit cards. All performances will take place in the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center with the exception of a cabaret program performed by vocalist Roslyn Kind next March at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Versatile comic/actor Bill Burr ...
  • Music faculty members, guest alumnus to perform trio recital Sept. 23


    Pianist John Ingram, violinist Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith and flutist Dr. Wendell Dobbs will present a full program of music from the 20th century at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Smith Recital Hall. Featured on the program will be works by Martinu, Ibert and Rota. Smith and Dobbs are members of the music faculty but for Ingram, this is a return to Marshall. In  the 1980s, Ingram pursued a graduate degree at Marshall studying piano with Kenneth Marchant. He then became a doctoral candidate in the piano performance program at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. His career ...
  • Profile: Lt. Col. Cloyd Lilley

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    The new chair and professor of military science and commander of Marshall University’s ROTC Thundering Herd Battalion hails from a long line of military veterans stretching all the way back to the Civil War. In fact, Lt. Col. Cloyd Lilley’s great-great uncle, Pvt. John Lilley, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic service in the Union Army during the Battle of Petersburg in 1865. And Cloyd Lilley, a Uniontown, Pa., native, says he never considered another career other than the military. “It’s in my blood,” he says candidly. “There has never been anything else I wanted to do.” He took ...

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