September 17, 2014

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  • Grand opening of Visual Arts Center slated for Sept. 18-19


    Marshall University will celebrate the grand opening of its Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington this week with a series of events open to the public over a two-day period. The center is the renovated former Anderson-Newcomb, then Stone & Thomas department store, located at 927 3rd Ave. Marshall purchased the building in 2012 and work began in January 2013 to transform it to the permanent home of the School of Art and Design. The building opened when fall classes began Aug. 25. Here is a look at each day’s public activities:   Thursday, Sept. 18 3 p.m., ribbon-cutting ceremony begins. Speakers include: College of Arts and ...
  • Reed named director of School of Art and Design


    Sandra Reed has been named  the new director of Marshall University’s School of Art and Design. Reed said she is honored to join the university right when its commitment to the visual art and design is transforming historic downtown Huntington. “This is a special place at a special time,” Reed said. “The opportunity to lead the faculty and students of the School of Art and Design as they fulfill the potential of the Visual Arts Center as a destination for vibrant study, creative production, dialogue, and exhibition was a major factor in my decision to accept the position as Director of the ...
  • Constitution Week activities continue through Sept. 25


    Constitution Week at Marshall, an annual observance to commemorate the adoption of the United States Constitution and the contributions of Chief Justice John Marshall for whom the university is named continues with several activities over the next week. Dr. Alan Gould, director of the John Deaver Drinko Academy, which sponsors Constitution Week activities, said Constitution Week was started by U. S. Senator Robert C. Byrd in order to draw attention to the important document that our system of government is based upon. On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the President’s Invitational Quoits Media Challenge will take place at 11:30 a.m. WSAZ’s Tim Irr and Keith ...
  • Fall General Faculty meeting is Sept. 23; 62 new faculty to be introduced


    The Fall General Faculty meeting of the 2014-2015 academic year will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The agenda will consist of welcoming remarks by the Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Larry Stickler; the introduction of new administrators by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gayle Ormiston; introduction of 62 new faculty by Stickler, School of Medicine Dean Dr. Joseph Shapiro and School of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Kevin Yingling; a State of the Faculty Address by Stickler and a State of the University Address ...
  • 5K Run/Walk to benefit foundation for American Syringomyelia and Chiari Alliance Project


    Marshall University’s Army ROTC program is helping to sponsor a 5K run/walk event Saturday, Sept. 27, to assist those with Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders. It will take place beginning at 8 a.m. at Ritter Park. Chiari malformation is an abnormality in the lower part of the brain and is often congenital. Syringomeyelia is a chronic spinal cord disorder in which fluid enters the interior of the spinal cord, causing damage. It is often related to Chiari malformation. “We hope this event will help raise awareness about these conditions,” said Angela Holley, who is one of the organizers of the event. ...
  • Marshall faculty member is first physical therapist recognized as David K. Brown Geriatric Scholar in West Virginia


    Dr. Tamara Gravano of the College of Health Professions is the first physical therapist in the state to complete the requirements to be recognized as a David K. Brown Geriatric Scholar through the West Virginia Geriatric Education Center (WVGEC). Gravano, an assistant professor and director of clinical education in the college’s School of Physical Therapy, said she has worked toward the promotion and advancement of geriatric physical therapy since 2004. “With this scholarship, I hope to have more insight and training to help strengthen our geriatric community,” Gravano said. “Being the first physical therapist to receive this honor was a surprise to ...
  • Tickets for chance to win autographed football on sale through Oct. 1; proceeds to benefit Marshall’s United Way campaign


    Ticket sales began Monday in the Memorial Student Center lobby for an autographed football signed by Head Football Coach Doc Holliday and Heisman Trophy hopeful Rakeem Cato. Will Holland, director of resource development for United Way of the River Cities, said this signed football is just one aspect of the fundraising efforts put forth by Marshall. “The United Way campaign on Marshall’s Huntington campus kicks off on Sept. 22, but we wanted to give the Marshall community an opportunity to support us sooner by offering this giveaway a week early,” Holland said. “The university doesn’t have a monetary goal this year, but ...
  • Tickets on sale for gala to celebrate state’s coal mining community


    Miners, community members and others connected with the state’s coal mining industry will gather at Tamarack in Beckley on Thursday, Oct. 2, for the 2014 Miners’ Celebration—a gala reception and dinner to celebrate the past, present and future of West Virginia’s coal mining enterprise. Tickets for the event are now on sale. According to organizers, the purpose of the annual event is to recognize those who play a role in the success of the state’s mining enterprise. “Every person who works in the industry—whether they are a safety engineer, miner, environmental professional or equipment supplier—contributes to each ton of coal produced, as ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Woods publishes book on emotional conflict in the Civil War


    Dr. Michael Woods, assistant professor of history, has recently published Emotional and Sectional Conflict in the Antebellum United States with Cambridge University Press. Focusing on the period from 1830 to 1861, the book explores how specific emotions influenced Americans’ political behavior prior to the Civil War. Northerners and southerners alike experienced intense indignation, grief, jealousy, among other emotions, and these in turn affected their political decision-making there-by making secession and war increasingly likely. “Recently, historians have begun to consider emotions as serious topics for study,” Woods said. “My book uses this approach to help explain why and how the Civil War ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center unveils mobile application


    The Recreation Center has released a mobile application for iPhone and Android users to stay connected with all aspects of campus recreation. The app features schedules for classes, games and events happening at the Recreation Center. Users can add events to their calendars, set reminders and invite friends through social media sharing capabilities. Members can also book a personal trainer session, register for a fitness class and stream equipment orientation videos directly from the app. Recreation Center officials say they hope the app will make it easier for users to stay updated with “Rec Alerts” – a feature that sends push notifications ...
  • Dining Services offers discount at Towers Thursday


    On Thursday, Sept. 18,  Marshall Dining Services is offering a 50% faculty/staff discount for lunch only at Towers Marketplace,  when the faculty or staff member signs up for the new CINCH discount meal program. Here’s how CINCH works. Every time you purchase a meal at Towers Marketplace, just present your CINCH membership card, which you will receive on the 18th, to be punched by the cashier. For every three meals you purchase, you’ll qualify for a fourth meal ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Once you fill up your punch card you’ll receive a CINCH discount key chain, giving you 20% off your meal price at Towers ...
  • Homecoming Parade set for Oct. 11


    The Student Government Association is organizing the annual  Homecoming Parade, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 11. The exact time of the parade is yet to be determined. It will be based on the time that will be set for kickoff of the homecoming football game with Middle Tennessee State. The theme of homecoming this year will be “Marco’s Favorite Heroes and Toughest Villains.” The Student Government is encouraging any organizations or local businesses who want to have a float in the parade this year to  contact SGA Chief of Staff Caitlin Grimes by e-mail at Grimes26@live.marshall.edu or by phone at ext.6-2289. Any businesses ...


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