April 17, 2013


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  • Dr. Jeffrey L. Powell selected as John Deaver Drinko Academy Fellow for 2013-2014

    Dr. Jeffrey L. Powell, a professor in the department of philosophy, has been selected as the 2013-2014 Distinguished John Deaver  Drinko Academy Fellow, according to  Dr. Alan Gould, executive director of the academy. Appointed annually, the fellow receives a generous stipend, a reduced teaching load, and other financial and clerical support for two academic years to undertake research projects and other scholarly pursuits. Gould said the choice of Powell is a historic one in the history of the Drinko Academy. “This is a special one because it represents the 20th year of the Drinko Academy,” he said. Powell will present the results of ...
  • Marshall Artists Series to close out season with ‘The Addams Family’

    ADDAMS 04 (Photo by Carol Rosegg)
    The dark, spooky world of America’s strangest family will close out the 76th season of the the Marshall Artists Series  at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, when  The Addams Family comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The Addams Family features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a man her parents have never met. And, as an added complication,  she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never ...
  • Friel to give final Amicus Curiae lecture tomorrow

    A Marshall alumnus who is a prominent civil rights attorney in Washington D.C., will deliver the final lecture in this year’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to decide the constitutionality of California’s ban on same-sex marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Gregory Friel will examine the emergence of the gay rights movement, its triumphs and setbacks in the courts and political arena, and the battles now raging over marriage equality for same sex marriage in ...
  • Melinda Combs named Employee of the Month

    Melinda Combs, Administrative Secretary Senior in the College of Science Office, is the Marshall University Employee of the Month for January, according to Michelle Brown-Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. Combs was nominated by the entire faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry, where she formerly worked.  The nomination notes that when the department chair was out of the office,  faculty members knew that she could handle problems and field questions with great efficiency.  “Students are completely comfortable working with her and accept her answers to their questions about our program….,” the nomination said. After moving to the ...
  • Reminder: Preliminary master plan to be unveiled at open house today

    A preliminary version of the Huntington campus master plan, which is currently under development, will be reviewed by the community at an open house. The event will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today,  April 17, in room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center. All members of the university and Huntington communities are invited to attend, said Dr. Karen Kirtley,  senior vice president of administration. “We are currently at the latter part of the idea generation stage of the process,” Kirtley said. “It’s important that we take time now to see what the community has to say about the plans.” Plans also ...
  • Marshall Chamber Choir to give concert in Hurricane April 20

    The Marshall University Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. David Castleberry, will present Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church in Hurricane, W.Va., as part of the PipeSounds series. David Donathan, director of music at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston, will accompany the choir and present the second half of the program on the church’s Harrah organ. “The opportunity to perform this wonderful 20th-century masterpiece, supported by such an amazing instrument, makes this concert a special occasion for us,” Castleberry said. “This truly will be a concert not to be missed.” The MU Chamber Choir, ...
  • Reminder: Empty Bowls is Friday, April 19

      The annual “Empty Bowls” event, now in its 10th year, will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at First Presbyterian Church, 1015 5th Ave. Empty Bowls is a national initiative, said Jaye Ike, special projects coordinator for the College of Fine Arts. For a $12 donation, people will receive a modest soup lunch and leave with a bowl made by Marshall students and those assisting them, with all proceeds donated to the Huntington Area Food Bank. Participants pick their one-of-a-kind bowl, and go through a soup line. The lunch is intended to be modest as a ...
  • Men to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®” Tuesday, April 23

    Marshall’s Women’s Center and CONTACT Rape Crisis Center will host “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence” beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.  This event, which raises awareness of rape, sexual assault and gender violence, is held annually on the university’s Huntington campus. Inspired by the saying that you can’t understand someone else’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in his or her shoes, men will literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. Women and children are also welcome to march in solidarity. In the past, men of Huntington ...
  • Art Auction to support COFA Florence trip

    Marshall University’s Florence Study Abroad program will host an art auction at Black Sheep Burritos and Brews in Huntington beginning at  5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The works of art available for purchase range from small to big-ticket items and are mainly the creations of talented faculty artists at Marshall, said Jaye Ike, special projects coordinator for the College of Fine Arts. Auction attendees will also be able to bid on other items and services donated by the community. Featured art is displayed for public view on the 6th floor of Smith Hall this week. Proceeds from the auction will be used ...
  • Fourth annual Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence Conference being hosted by Forensic Science Center

    Marshall’s Forensic Science Center is hosting  the fourth annual Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE) Conference which runs through Friday, April 19,  to provide training in digital forensics and evidence recovery and information security. The conference is offering a wide array of training for professionals and students in the fields of law, digital forensics, law enforcement and information security. The conference began on Monday  with sessions running today through Friday, April 19, at the  Forensic Science Center. The conference continues in Charleston on Monday, April 22, with a session on electronic discovery at the Capitol Conference Center. “E-Discovery in the Trenches” will ...
  • Faculty recital to take place Friday

    Marshall music faculty members Dr. Michael Stroeher, trombone, and Dr. Henning Vauth, piano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Johnson Memorial Methodist Church at 513 10th St. in Huntington. The program will feature music written for instruments other than the trombone by Beethoven, Dvorak, Mahler and Prokofiev. “There’s so little music written for trombone before modern times, that if we want to  play anything Classical or Romantic, we have to ‘steal’ it,”  Stroeher said. The concert is free and open to the public. For further  information, contact the School of Music and Theatre at 304-696-3117.
  • Visiting lecturer in sexuality studies to speak tomorrow

    Dr. Guillermo De Los Reyes will speak on “Sodomites, Maricones and Gays: Sexuality and Performance in Greater Mexico”  at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Smith Hall 433. His presentation is being sponsored by Marshall’s Sexuality Studies program. The author’s work argues that the existence of male communities in Mexico, where sexual practices promoted a shared sexual and gendered group identity that transcended social status and ethnicity, destabilized the binaries and boundaries of gender, sex, race, and ethnicity that different institutions sought to impose. De Los Reyes is an associate professor of Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, director of undergraduate studies ...
  • Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ subject of speech at Marshall

    Col. Gary A. Packard Jr., the Permanent Professor and Head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership (DFBL) at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., will speak at Marshall  on the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Packard’s presentation, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center.  The lecture is free to the public. Packard served at the Pentagon as the Air Force writer on the Secretary of Defense’s Comprehensive Review Working Group in 2010 studying the repeal of ...
  • Stormwater Fact of the Month from Environmental Health and Safety

    Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination – Illicit discharges are generally any discharges into a storm drain system that are not composed entirely of stormwater. – Report any and all illicit discharges on campus to the Physical Plant (304) 696-6680. This includes dumping oil, wastewater, nutrients, and other liquids into sewer drains and waterways.   Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping                                – Make sure all trash (wrappers, cigarette butts, etc.) are disposed of in the proper containers. – Recycle. – If you notice something other than water going into a storm drain, especially near dumpsters and generators, contact the Physical Plant Office immediately.
  • Dr. Gary Rankin receives alumni award from Ole Miss

    Dr. Gary O. Rankin, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recently honored by the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy with its Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumni Award. Rankin, who graduated with his doctorate from “Ole Miss” in 1976, joined the Marshall University faculty in 1978 after completing postdoctoral work at the Medical College of Ohio, now the University of Toledo. Rankin serves as principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health-funded West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) program.  ...
  • Marshall professor chosen as finalist for William C. Friday Outstanding Article Award

    Dr. Jarrod Schenewark of the School of Kinesiology is among the finalists for the 2013 William C. Friday Outstanding Article Award. The award recognizes the outstanding article in the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics for the 2012 calendar year, as selected by the publication’s editorial review board. Schenewark’s article, “A Dual Model of Work-Family Conflict and Enrichment in Collegiate Coaches,” was coauthored by Dr. Marlene A. Dixon from the University of Texas and focuses on how work-family conflict and enrichment can influence life outcomes for mothers and fathers who are coaches. Schenewark spent six years working as a collegiate football coach ...
  • Reminder: Registration under way for women’s basketball camps

    MU women’s basketball Little Herd Summer Camp will be conducted June 24-27, for any and all girls ages 5-12.  The Team Camp will be conducted June 14-16, and is open to any and all varsity and junior varsity high school students.  Marshall  employees will receive a 10% discount for the Little Herd Camp.  Registration forms with complete details may be accessed at http://herdzone.cstv.com.  Click on women’s basketball under sports.

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