September 4, 2013


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  • More than 40 join Marshall faculty

    An information fair was offered to 42 new faculty members during the New Faculty Orientation, which took place shortly before fall classes began. Joining the Marshall faculty are: Samir Abdel-Aziz, English; Melissa Atkins, Psychology; Ronald Bieniek, Honors College; Tanya Bomsta, English; Kae Bradley, INTO; Hilary Brewster, English; Haiyang Chen, College of Business; Carrie Childers, Communication Disorders; John Chirico, English; Elaine Cruse, Pharmacy Practice, Administration & Research; Puspa Damai, English; Theodore Fox, Nursing; Richard Gage, Integrated Science & Technology; Brian Gallagher, School of Medicine; Brandy Griffin, INTO; Jinsong Hao, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research; Iyad Hijazi, Engineering & Computer Science; Angel Kimble, Pharmacy Practice, Admin. & Research; Beth Koch, Art & Design; Richard Kravchak, Music; Daniel Lassell, English; Elaine (Wai-Kwan) Lau, Management/Marketing/MIS; Alice Lin Integrated ...
  • Series on accredition process to begin Friday

    The Office of Academic Affairs will present a series of four Friday Forums this month beginning with “First-Year Seminar: ‘Core’ of the Core”  from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. “These sessions are intended to introduce the university community to various elements and criteria the university will need to address in the assurance argument for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the site visit for which will be October 12-13, 2015,” said Dr. Gayle Ormiston, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “We will begin with a consideration of the first part of our core curriculum, the First-Year Seminar, ...
  • Final draft of master plan to be reviewed at open house Monday, Sept. 9

    A final draft version of Marshall University’s master plan for all campuses will be reviewed by the community at an open house Monday, Sept. 9. The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. All members of the university and Huntington communities are invited to attend, said Dr. Karen Kirtley, Marshall’s senior vice president of administration. “This will be a final opportunity to see the plan before it is presented to our Board of Governors,” Kirtley said. The Campus Master Plan will be presented to the Marshall University Board of ...
  • Music faculty members Dobbs, Vauth to present recital Monday

    Pianist Dr. Henning Vauth and flutist Dr. Wendell Dobbs, both music faculty members at Marshall, will present a full program of music from Germany and Austria at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. The program, featuring works by Kreutzer, Reinecke and Schubert, will take place in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Vauth came to the music faculty at Marshall University two years ago. Since that time, Dobbs said, he has made an indelible stamp on cultural life in Huntington, having performed dozens of programs including a solo appearance with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. “We are indeed lucky to have attracted a ...
  • Marshall School of Medicine associate dean to serve with national medical organization

    Dr. Darshana Shah, associate dean of faculty affairs and professional development with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected as chair of the professional development and program subcommittee of the American Association of Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) committee. The appointment follows her election as an at-large representative to the GFA’s Steering Committee earlier this year. The mission of the GFA is to build and sustain faculty vitality in medical schools and teaching hospitals. “Dr. Shah’s commitment to guiding faculty members in their professional development and career pathways is absolutely terrific and I cannot think of a ...
  • Marshall gallery director’s work on display in Ironton

    Works of art by John Farley, director of galleries at Marshall University, are on exhibit at Ohio University Southern in Ironton, Ohio. Farley, who directs both the Birke Art Gallery on Marshall’s Huntington campus and Gallery 842 in downtown Huntington, will be showcasing work he has done over the years, as well as some of his more recent creations. “Although largely composed of previous drawings, stylistically and thematically unified, I have chosen to also include two new examples of portraiture,” Farley said. “This show represents a shift from the introspective drawings of the last few years to a developing body of portrait ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center announces ‘Kids’ Night Out’ for Friday

    The Marshall Recreation Center is hosting a special night out for kids from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. This program is available to parents who would like some time to themselves to shop, see a movie, or get some things done around the house. The children will be entertained in a fun, safe environment where they will experience climbing on the Rec Center’s rock wall, swimming in the indoor pool, playing ball on the courts and having a pizza party with all their new friends. Children ages 4-12 are welcome and the deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 5. Parents ...
  • ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ Comes to Huntington Sunday

    The School of Music and Theatre and the College of Arts and Media will present the Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s production of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the Huntington campus. The show will feature music written by Lieber and Stoller, who were responsible for “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakety Yak,” and “On Broadway,” among others. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and children, and $5 for students. Call the box office at 304-696-ARTS.
  • School of Pharmacy begins academic year with new faculty and staff

    The School of Pharmacy has added seven new faculty members and four staff employees as it implements second-year curriculum and the expansion of research and outreach programs. In making the announcement, Dean  Kevin Yingling said, “As our school continues to grow and we reach our full student capacity in 2016, our personnel infrastructure must expand as well.   I am excited to welcome this new cadre of educators and business professionals to our pharmacy family.” The new faculty are listed by department: Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Research Jinsong Hao, Ph.D., assistant professor, is a specialist in the area of drug formulation and delivery, with ...

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