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  • Constitution Week events continue next week on the Huntington campus


    Constitution Week events will continue next week, highlighted by the President’s Invitational Quoits Media Challenge, which will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, on Buskirk Field. It will be preceded by the cutting of John Marshall’s birthday cake on the Memorial Student Center plaza at 11 a.m. by President Stephen J. Kopp. Quoits, a game in which rings of iron are pitched at stakes much like horseshoes, was the favorite game of John Marshall. Also taking place next week are: 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 – Announcement of the winner of the Judge Dan O’Hanlon Constitution Week and John Marshall Celebration ...
  • Reminder: Fall General Faculty Meeting Tuesday will feature State of the University address, introduction of new faculty


    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 – Deans or their representatives State of the Faculty address – Larsen State of the University address – ...
  • University offices encouraged to decorate offices for Homecoming

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    Marshall University offices, particularly those on the Huntington campus, are being encouraged to decorate their locations for Homecoming, using the event’s theme of “Mardi Gras Marshall Style.” There are prizes involved, said Nancy Pelphrey, assistant director of alumni relations, in divisions for both large and small offices. There will be one grand prize winner, which will be the office with the most total points from all judges in all categories. Plans call for the judging to occur beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Call extension 6-2901 to make arrangements for your office to be judged. Click to view complete flyer on ...
  • Reminder: Woodwind quintet to feature modern, period instruments tonight


    Three Marshall music faculty members will be joined by two guest instrumentalists for a program at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, that the performers are calling “Music from the Age of Invention.” The concert will take place in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The performers include Dr. Wendell Dobbs, flute, Dr. Stephen Lawson, horn, and Kay Lawson, bassoon, who all teach at Marshall. The guest performers are Curtis Foster, oboe, and Dr. Richard Spece, clarinet. The group has chosen to call themselves the Maelzel Metronome Woodwind Quintet, referring to the Age of Invention in the early 19th century, when ...
  • In Memoriam: Bernie Elliott

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    Bernie Elliott, a longtime Marshall employee who was Coordinator of Operations for the Memorial Student Center and a renowned local photographer, died Sunday, Sept. 15. He once told a coworker that he came to Marshall as a student and loved it so much he never left. In 1975 he took up photography as a hobby and went on to become a familiar presence on the sidelines of Marshall athletic events chronicling teams with his camera through the decades. He also was responsible for some of the iconic photos that depict the Student Center and the Huntington campus. His photographs had appeared ...
  • Marshall School of Medicine researchers present findings at American Heart Association meeting


    Researchers from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in collaboration with international partners in China and Italy and colleagues in the United States, presented their findings at the 2013 American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions last week in New Orleans. Marshall was represented by eight presentations. “We are very pleased that all eight of our research abstracts were accepted for presentation at this world-class conference,” said Dr. Nader G. Abraham, vice dean for research at the School of Medicine. “Marshall is truly expanding its medical research footprint and is being recognized at the international level.” Abraham said research ...
  • Proposals sought for ‘Body Shots VIII’ next March


    The Women’s Studies program is accepting proposals for presentations exploring mermaids for Body Shots VIII, which will take place Thursday, March 6, in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Body Shots is a collaborative project that combines the work of Marshall faculty, students and community members in an interdisciplinary, multimedia exploration of a provocative topic.  Presentations can come from individuals or groups and make use of visual and performing arts, literature, science or popular culture. Mermaids have intrigued people around the world since ancient times, according to Body Shots literature. The appearance of the legendary half woman, half ...
  • Wellness Fair slated for next Wednesday on the Huntington campus


    A Marshall University Wellness Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, Don Morris Room. It will include a flu vaccine clinic, sponsored by Marshall Health Family Medicine. No appointment or pre-registration is necessary.  Simply complete a Consent Form to present along with proof of insurance medical card at time of service.  (Not limited to PEIA insured employees.) Refer to Flu Vaccination Information to review “what you need to know” about the influenza vaccine, including risks of vaccine reaction. Participating groups in the wellness fair include: MU Bruce Chertow Diabetes Center (Glucose Checks and Nutrition) Marshall Health ...
  • Reminder: Classified Staff election under way


    The Classified Staff Council is currently holding an election through Friday, Sept. 20, to fill  seven vacancies on the Council.  The staff members elected to these positions will finish the remainder of the current term, which will end on June 30, 2015. Vacancies to be filled include: One vacancy in EEO 10 – Executive, Administrative & Managerial; Nominees are: Catherine Lawson (College of Health Professions) and Tanya Ramsey (Finance). Write-ins are permitted as well One vacancy in EEO 40 – Technical and Paraprofessional; Nominees are: Whitney Lawson (Autism Training Center) and  Rebecca Lusher (Facilities). Write-ins are permitted as well. Two vacancies in EEO 50 – Clerical; Nominees are: Jason Baldwin ...
  • School of Pharmacy sponsors safe medicine conference


    The School of Pharmacy, along with several other conference partners, is sponsoring the 2013 International Symposium on Safe Medicine (ISSM) which began yesterday in Charleston. The conference, which has historically been held in the state of Maine, brings together pharmacists, physicians, toxicologists, educators and others for sessions on prescription drug use, abuse, return and disposal. Dr. Kevin W. Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy and a speaker for the event, said the escalation of prescription drug abuse across the United States makes it imperative for health care professionals to collaborate with others in the field. “There are many facets of the ...
  • Blood drive taking place on Huntington campus today and tomorrow

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    The Red Cross is conducting a blood drive on the Huntington campus today, Wednesday, Sept. 18,  until 5 p.m. and tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center.  To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the code MUHERD after clicking “Enter a Sponsor Code.”

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Sept. 25, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23.