April 16, 2014


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  • AAA membership available to university employees

    Marshall University has arranged with AAA to provide university employees with a discounted membership rate.  Please see the full application describing the program and enrollment (due no later than February 19, 2016). If you are already enrolled in the AAA/Marshall Group Plan and making no changes to your membership, your renewal is automatic and you need not turn in an enrollment form.  If you have any questions, please contact William “Tootie” Carter at carterw@marshall.edu or phone 62528.  For those enrolled, payroll deduction will take place March 16 and enrollment begins April 30, 2016.  
  • Reception for President Gilbert to take place in South Charleston Feb. 22

    The Marshall University community in the South Charleston area will welcome President Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert with a reception Monday, Feb. 22, in the Library and Research Commons on the South Charleston campus. It will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. and is open to all Marshall students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. A similar event took place at the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant Monday, Feb. 8. A reception for Gilbert and his wife, Leigh, was held on the Huntington campus in early December. —————- Photos: Dr. Gilbert greets members of the Point Pleasant community during a reception at the Mid-Ohio Valley Center Feb. ...
  • University Brand Ambassadors to meet Feb. 17

    The market research has been done. The branding platform is finalized. Creative concepts are underway. Wondering what’s next with Marshall’s unified communications and marketing efforts? The Office of University Communications invites the campus community to join the university’s Brand Ambassadors meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. Staff and faculty who have marketing and communications-related duties in a variety of departments and colleges have been invited to attend, but everyone is welcome to participate. Enhanced marketing of the university is one of President Jerry Gilbert’s signature initiatives. He will kick off ...
  • Reminder: Marshall Day at the Capitol coming up Feb. 26

    Marshall University faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to help turn the upper rotunda of the State Capitol Kelly green Friday, Feb. 26, as the university celebrates the annual Marshall Day at the Capitol. “We are grateful for this opportunity to showcase for our state leaders the programs and ongoing projects here at Marshall University that are delivering exceptional results and guiding us forward,” said Matt Hayes, executive director of alumni relations. “With Dr. Gilbert’s arrival and his presidency now in effect, we are poised to support his efforts in working with our legislators to continue the advancement of our ...
  • Marshall to host Society of Composers regional conference Feb. 25-27

    The Society of Composers Inc. Region III Conference will offer the public 10 concerts of new music by internationally recognized composers on Marshall University’s Huntington campus Thursday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 27. The conference features music that builds upon orchestral and chamber music traditions and will offer a host of guest performers, according to Dr. Mark Zanter, music theory and composition coordinator at Marshall. “This event is a major occurrence in the world of New Music,” Dr. Richard Kravchak, director of the School of Music and Theatre at Marshall, said. “It is one of only two SCI conferences to he held ...
  • Art, music lectures to take place tonight and Feb. 15

    Faculty members from Marshall’s College of Arts and Media will be presenting public lectures this evening and on Monday, Feb. 15. ——————— The Huntington Area Art Society spring lecture series continues with “The Southern Renaissance: Style and Power in Quattrocento Florence,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Cellar Door, 905 Third Ave. The session will be led by Dr. Heather Stark, program director and assistant professor with the School of Art and Design. Art society patrons can also enjoy extended hours at the university’s Visual Arts Center Gallery, according to Reed. Gallery Director Megan Schultz will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. ...
  • For PEIA members: Healthy Tomorrows requirements due May 15

    A reminder to all PEIA PPB members: In Plan Year 2016, members must visit their physicians prior to May 16, 2016, and fulfill the Healthy Tomorrows requirements in order to avoid the $500 penalty to their individual deductibles. The Healthy Tomorrows requirements only apply to the policyholder (active employee and non-Medicare retirees), not to any enrolled dependents. Also, if you have not named your primary care physician, you will need to do so before May 16, 2016.   Details can be found on PEIA’s website: www.peia.wv.gov by searching for the Healthy Tomorrows three-year initiative. Information and links are provided below: Form: www.peia.wv.gov/Forms-Downloads/Documents/ppb_plans/members/Healthy-Tomorrows-Reporting-Form.pdf Link with information ...
  • Marshall’s Department of Mathematics awarded $170K grant from National Security Agency

    A group of faculty in the Department of Mathematics has been awarded a $170,000 grant from the National Security Agency (NSA). The grant will be used to fund undergraduate research and develop a scientific workforce in Appalachia, according to Dr. Elizabeth Niese, principal investigator for the project. “One of the things in math research that is distinctive is learning how to ask questions and work toward answers we don’t already know,” Niese said. “Our research will focus on combinatorics and algebra.  These fields have applications in computer science and physics.” Niese, an assistant professor of mathematics, said nine students from across Appalachia ...
  • Lunch and Learn to highlight opportunities in agriculture

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    The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) will host a free Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, that focuses on “Growing Opportunity in Local Agriculture.” Representatives of RCBI, Coalfield Development Corporation, The Wild Ramp and Refresh Appalachia will highlight the latest techniques in agricultural production, aggregation and distribution, as well as other practices to boost agribusiness operations and bottom lines. Through its Agricultural Innovations initiative, RCBI works with area groups to help state farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs produce more food locally, expand markets and improve supply chains. With a renewed emphasis on locally produced food, ...
  • Wilson family establishes endowed scholarship for medical students

    David and Dr. Patricia Wilson and their daughter, Dr. Laura Wilson, who are all Marshall alumni, have established an endowed scholarship for medical students with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Although David, an engineer, and Patricia, a practicing dermatologist, now reside in Alabama and Laura is completing her residency in Atlanta, Marshall still remains an important part of this family’s life. Patricia earned her medical degree in 1994 from the Marshall School of Medicine, where she graduated with honors and received national Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary distinction. David graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Marshall in 1989 and Laura ...
  • MU Libraries to screen ‘The Barber of Birmingham’ next week

    As a part of their ongoing Cultural Literacy Series,  MU Libraries will be screening The Barber of Birmingham, an award-winning, Oscar-nominated documentary, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17,  in Drinko Library 402. The film follows James Armstrong, a barber and longtime civil rights activist, as he reflects on the past and the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. The public is invited to the screening, which will be followed by refreshments and a discussion about race and politics.
  • Marshall art workshop for 6-8th graders continues Feb. 20

    The Collaborative, the School of Art and Design’s hands-on, student-centered art workshop at the Visual Arts Center for grades 6 through 8, is starting back Saturday, Feb. 20, and will continue for the next three Saturdays. During the workshop, students can expect to collaboratively explore relevant real-world themes by responding to art and creating art under the guidance of an art education professor, upper level art education students and a visual arts major. Participants will present their work in the final workshop session in the Visual Arts Center for parents, guardians and friends. “Students will be introduced to digital photography and ways ...

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