April 23, 2014


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  • Career Services, College of Business sponsor student trip to Total Quality Logistics

    Career Services partnered with the College of Business and Total Quality Logistics (TQL) to host a bus trip for more than 20 students to visit TQL’s headquarters in Cincinnati earlier this month. TQL is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation. Upon arrival at the headquarters, John Chafin,  a Marshall alumnus who was a baseball student-athlete and who now works at TQL, took the students on a tour of the facility and the training room. Then they met with TQL Vice President Ken Oaks to learn the history and receive an overview of the company. The students were introduced to ...
  • Smoking cessation classes to be offered next Wednesday on the Huntington campus

    The Cabell Huntington Health Department will offer two free smoking cessation classes on the Huntington campus Wednesday, April 30. Students, staff and faculty may attend. Classes will be held in the Wellness Suite of the Rec Center from noon to 2 p.m. or from 4 to 6 p.m. To register for one of the classes, or for more information, contact the Student Health Education Program at ext. 6-4103.
  • Burris, Hale, Marsteller and Smith to join College of Business Hall of Fame

    The College of Business Advisory Board has voted four highly successful business leaders into the COB’s Hall of Fame. The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees are John C. Burris, Ben W. Hale Jr., Brent Marsteller and James C. Smith. The College of Business 2014 induction ceremony will take place Monday, May 5, beginning with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. at the MU Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. The induction ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. This ceremony is an acknowledgement of success in their professional careers for at least 25 years, contributions to the college and university, and a display ...
  • Marshall Board approves budget for 2015; University’s faculty member, debate team recognized for excellence in their fields

    Marshall’s Board of Governors today approved the institution’s budget for fiscal year 2015. “We’ve achieved a balanced budget without furloughs or layoffs due to the hard work of our Budget Work Group,” said President Stephen J. Kopp. “These group members include faculty, staff, students and administrators who have worked tirelessly in addition to their regular duties, alongside the finance and budget offices, to prepare the budget. All of us at Marshall owe them our thanks.” “It was truly a collaborative effort,” said Mary Ellen Heuton, Marshall’s chief financial officer. “We needed to overcome a reduction of nearly $900 per West Virginia student ...
  • Accomplished classics CEO to return to Huntington for lecture

    Dr. Darius Arya, archaeologist, professor, documentary host and co-founder and CEO of the American Institute for Roman Culture, will present “How can we tell stories successfully about history through social and digital media?” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center. A Huntington native, Arya said he developed a passion for history, Latin and the Romans in none other than our city’s schools. That passion would take him on a journey from Huntington, across the United States, to Rome and back a couple of times, and finally back to Rome where he ...
  • Reminder: ‘American Idiot’ rounds out Marshall Artists Series April 24

    The groundbreaking Broadway musical, “American Idiot,” inspired by Green Day’s Grammy-award winning album of the same name, closes the 2013-14 Marshall Artists Series when it comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. The winner of two Tony Awards, “American Idiot” has been playing before audiences all across the country since its Broadway debut in March 2010. Many of the big hits from Green Day’s groundbreaking album are featured in the musical. These include “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake me up when September Ends,” “Holiday,” and ”American Idiot” from the ...
  • Author Barbara Brickman to visit Huntington campus April 24

    Author Dr. Barbara Jane Brickman, an assistant professor of media and gender studies at the University of Alabama, will be on the Huntington campus Thursday, April 24, to teach a master class and give a scholarly presentation. Brickman, author of New American Teenagers:  The Lost Generation of Youth in 1970s Film, will teach “Gendering the Grotesque” from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in Corbly Hall 167.  Students, faculty and those who are interested in film studies, women’s studies, and/or sexuality studies are welcome to attend. A presentation, “New American Teenagers:  Adolescence, Representation and Revision,” will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the John ...
  • ‘Storm Spotter’ course to take place Wednesday, April 30

    Marshall’s Department of Geography will conduct a Skywarn storm spotter course next Wednesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 202 Harris Hall.  It will be instructed by the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Charleston.  More information can be found at http://www.weather.gov/rlx/skywarn. For those that are interested, please respond to Dr. Kevin Law by e-mail at law14@marshall.edu or by phone at 304-696-2503.
  • General Faculty Meeting to take place April 29; Dr. William Palmer selected as Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award winner

    Marshall’s annual spring General Faculty Meeting will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Huntington campus. As is traditional, retiring faculty and faculty award winners will be honored at the event. Dr. William Palmer, a professor of history at Marshall University, has been selected as MU’s Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award winner for 2013-2014. Palmer will receive $5,000 through a grant from Charles B. and Mary Jo Locke Hedrick. The award is named in honor of Charles Hedrick’s father, Charles E. Hedrick, a former history professor and later Chairman of the Graduate ...
  • AIDE Conference at Marshall attracts national speakers

    Marshall University is serving as host of the 2014 Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE) Conference, this week, a four-day event focusing on investigations with digital evidence, information security, open source intelligence, cell phone seizure certification and electronic discovery. The fifth annual conference began April 21 with two separate two-day sessions and will run through Friday, April 25 at the Forensic Science Center and at the Capital Conference Center in Charleston. The Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence is a regional not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the legal, technical and public sectors, as well as business professionals for whom digital evidence is part ...
  • Retirement receptions to honor senior vice president of administration, College of Education and Professional Development faculty

    A retirement reception for Dr. Karen Kirtley, senior vice president for administration will take place Monday, April 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the John Marshall Room at the Memorial Student Center. Three faculty members from the College of Education and Professional Development will be honored that day as well. A retirement reception for Drs. Laura Boswell, Mary Jo Graham and Glenda Lowry will take place Monday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Shawkey Dining Room, also in the Memorial Student Center.
  • Donning of Kente to take place May 1

    The 2014 Donning of Kente Celebration will take place Thursday, May 1, at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The event is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Center for African American Students. The ceremony, chiefly and traditionally presented for students of African/African-American ancestry, is an inclusive ceremony open to all students graduating in the spring or summer of 2014. The Donning of Kente embraces the experience and symbolism associated with the Kente cloth, adopted by the Ashanti Nation of Ghana. The tradition dates to the 16th century West African practice of recognizing an individual’s extraordinary achievements. “The Donning ...

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