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  • Marshall gets ready to celebrate Homecoming with a Mardi Gras theme

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    Mardi Gras, Marshall University style, will be observed with music, picnics, parades, floats, a football game and a host of other activities as the university celebrates Homecoming week Sept. 30-Oct. 6. A highlight of the week is the match-up of the Thundering Herd football team with first-time opponent, the University of Texas San Antonio Roadrunners, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. “We’ll have a full slate of diverse activities for students, staff, alumni and Marshall supporters,” said Nancy Pelphrey, assistant director of alumni affairs. “The university continues to grow year by year, so those alumni who ...
  • Constitution Week events conclude with Robert C. Byrd Forum, Amicus Curiae


    In  the continuing celebration of  Constitution Week, these  events are coming up: 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 – The Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre features Early Freedom Rider Joan C. Browning. Her address is titled “Oh the Places That Freedom Riding Take Me.”  In addition to speaking at the Byrd forum, Browning will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, also in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre. That address is titled “The Constitution and Civil Rights.” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Amicus Curiae Lecture. The guest speaker will be James E. Simon, dean emeritus of New York ...
  • Baby shower to benefit pediatric addiction recovery center; Marshall community asked to donate specific items


    Marshall University students are planning a baby shower to benefit Lily’s Place, a new nonprofit pediatric addiction recovery center in Huntington scheduled to open its doors later this month. Organizers are asking students, faculty, staff and members of the community to bring specific items to the Memorial Student Center lobby, Thursday, Sept. 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Participants dropping off their donations can expect a festive baby shower atmosphere complete with cake, punch and all the trimmings, according to Elizabeth Appell Sheets, director of Marshall’s Office of Community Engagement. Lily’s Place is in need of the following items: baby laundry ...
  • Marshall faculty members to present ‘American Originals’ for trombone Sept. 29

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    Music faculty members Dr. Michael Stroeher, trombone,  and Dr. Henning Vauth, piano, will give a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in Smith Recital Hall. The program, titled “American Originals,” will feature compositions by Henry Cowell, Samuel Barber, David Amram and Alec Wilder. “We’re exploring a wide range of American styles, ranging from the Colonial era to modern jazz,” Stroeher said. “Samuel Barber is one of America’s most well-known composers, primarily due to his ‘Adagio for Strings,’ which was used in several films, including Platoon. David Amram wrote film scores for classic films such as Splendor in the Grass and The ...
  • Childhood Obesity Conference takes place next week


    Everyone is invited to join  the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine for its inaugural Childhood Obesity Conference, Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Grand Ballroom. This free event features keynote speaker Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., discoverer of the obesity gene, leptin, as well as presentations from School of Medicine researchers and clinicians. An afternoon panel discussion with leaders from the scientific, public policy and community sectors is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Click here for a complete listing of the day’s events and information regarding Continuing Medical Education credits for physicians (fee waived).
  • ‘Anna in the Tropics’ from Theatre Alliance starts Oct. 2

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    The Marshall Theatre Alliance will present “Anna in the Tropics,” a play by Nilo Cruz, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and continuing nightly through Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the Huntington campus. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the drama is set in in 1929 in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aluoud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly ...
  • RCBI locations across the state to celebrate National Manufacturing Day Oct. 4 with open houses


    The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing is inviting the community to join its celebration of National Manufacturing Day Friday, Oct. 4. The institute will be hosting demonstrations and tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington (1050 Fourth Ave.), South Charleston (100 Angus E. Peyton Dr.) and Bridgeport (2400 E. Benedum Industrial Dr.). The events are free and open to the public. “Manufacturing Day is for everyone,” said Charlotte Weber, director and CEO of RCBI. “The day’s activities will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy with special attention focused ...
  • Golf scramble to benefit H.E.L.P. program

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    The Higher Education for Learning Problems (H.E.L.P.) program is sponsoring the Paul E. Skeens Memorial Scramble 4 H.E.L.P. Friday, Oct. 4, at Riviera Country Club in Lesage.  Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a putting contest at noon.  The scramble begins at  1 p.m. with a shotgun start. Lunch, which will be catered by Giovanni’s Pizza, Subway and Fat Patty’s, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individual entry is $100 or $400 for a foursome.  Tee/green sign sponsorship is $150 and the corporate sponsorship fee of $525 includes a tee/green sign and entry for four players. A variety of ...
  • Lecture by James Simon begins Amicus Curiae lecture series Oct. 8

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    James F. Simon, a noted author and commentator on the United States Supreme Court, will give the first lecture in the Amicus Curiae lecture series. Simon will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. “We are thrilled to have James Simon as a speaker in the lecture series,” said Patricia Proctor, director of the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy.  “He is a wonderful writer with great insight into the history and the politics of the Supreme Court, and he is going to talk about a fascinating time in our ...
  • Marshall receives grant to assist students with health care


    Marshall University has received a $4,000 mini grant from West Virginians for Affordable Health Care (WVAHC) to assist students who don’t have any type of health coverage with enrollment into a health care plan. Marshall is the only higher education institution in West Virginia to receive a training grant. “Our campus data suggest about 2,000 of our current students do not have any type of health insurance, but we believe that number is higher,” said Amy Saunders, director of student health education programs.  “The state health insurance exchange program will become available on Oct. 1. This grant will allow us to ...
  • Marshall University Forensic Science Center staff and students receive glimpse into the future of rapid DNA analysis

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    Marshall University Forensic Science graduate students and DNA analysts saw firsthand their DNA profiles being generated in under 90 minutes using rapid DNA analysis, an emerging biometrics technology that may revolutionize how certain crimes are solved. Dr. Terry W. Fenger, director of the Forensic Science Center, said the demonstration of the biometric technology was an unusual opportunity.  “Rapid DNA analysis technology drastically reduces DNA analysis time, and we got to see a glimpse into the future of serving justice,” he said. Representatives from GE Healthcare Life Sciences demonstrated the DNAscan™ Rapid DNA Analysis™ System in the Forensic Science Center DNA training laboratory ...
  • Marshall cardiologist named American Heart Association fellow

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    Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., FAHA, senior associate dean for graduate medical education and a professor in the department of cardiovascular service in the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was named a fellow of the American Heart Association at its September meeting in New Orleans. The fellowship distinction is conferred for outstanding and sustained scientific contributions in cardiovascular diseases and stroke; and volunteer leadership and service to the American Heart Association. Wehner, a Kingwood, W.Va., native, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned her medical degree at Marshall, where she also did her residency and fellowship training. In congratulating ...
  • Faculty achievement: Coleman quoted in USA Today


    Craig Coleman, assistant professor and speech language pathologist in Communication Disorders, was one of the experts quoted by USA Today in an article titled “Early Treatment for Stuttering Has Value, Experts Say” which was published in the Sept. 18 edition. An excerpt from the article notes “Coleman, an assistant professor at Marshall University, Huntington, W.V., says he also looks for signs that a child is becoming anxious about how he speaks — such as showing facial tension or raising his pitch as he tries to get out a sentence … After the initial evaluation, he and other therapists say they often divide ...

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