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  • President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research to speak Friday

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    Dr. Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), will give a presentation Friday, April 5, at the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will serve as the keynote address for the STAND for Women conference, and is free and open to the public. “This is an amazing opportunity for the students at Marshall and the women of West Virginia to have here on campus an internationally recognized voice advocating for women-centered research and policy,” said Dr. Kat Williams, who is a member of the Women’s Studies Advisory ...
  • STEM educator to give keynote at Ivy Academy II Friday

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    Dr. Stephanie G. Adams, a speaker and consultant for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, will give the keynote address for the Ivy Academy II Leadership Conference Friday, April 5, on the Huntington campus. More than 85 area young women in grades 8-12 have registered to attend the conference, which focuses on leadership and self-esteem for girls. The day’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a university information fair, followed by interactive workshops. Adams’ keynote address will take place at the event luncheon, and the day’s events are expected to conclude by 1:30 p.m. Adams is the department head and professor ...
  • Kelli Kerbawy named Employee of the Month

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    Kelli Kerbawy, office administrator/academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named the Marshall University employee of the Month for November, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. Employed at Marshall since 2006, Kerbawy was nominated by Dean David J. Pittenger and Associate Dean Kellie Bean. They explain that she conducts an audit for students who are rising juniors and seniors and then meets with them to review the requirements they will need to  be eligible to graduate. This is an extremely important task, they wrote, because “As a result of her good work ...
  • Matt Hayes is new executive director of alumni relations at Marshall

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    Marshall University’s new executive director of alumni relations knew at a very young age where he would attend college. “I knew when I was in the sixth grade that I would be coming to Marshall University,” said Matt Hayes, who officially started his new position with Marshall on March 18. Hayes came to Marshall from New Martinsville  and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1994 and a master’s degree in safety technology in 1997. Now, he’s come to Marshall again, this time to take on a job he refers to as “the opportunity of a lifetime.” “I am absolutely thrilled to ...
  • Low brass ensembles to perform Friday at Johnson Memorial


    The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre’s low brass ensembles will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Johnson Memorial Methodist Church, which is located at 513 10th St. in Huntington. Tubonium, directed by Dr. George Palton, who teaches tuba, will perform Dances by John Stevens, Preghiera by Anthony O’Toole and Palton’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slav. The 17-member Trombone Choir, under the direction of Dr. Michael Stroeher, professor of trombone, will perform works by Mendelssohn, Haydn and Gershwin, among others. The concert is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the School of Music and ...
  • Med school faculty to speak at drug prevention summit April 11


    Two Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine faculty members, Dr. David G. Chafin Jr., professor and director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and  Dr. Sean Loudin, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Clerkship Director, will be guest speakers at the annual Cabell County  Drug Prevention Summit Thursday, April 11. In addition, two members of the School of Pharmacy faculty, Dr. John Schloss, professor and chair of the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, and Dr. Robert Stanton, associate professor and assistant dean of Experiential Learning, served on the planning committee for the event. The summit will take place ...
  • Marshall to host 900 scientists next week at Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting


    Marshall University will host the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists next week in Charleston. The meeting will bring 900 researchers, university faculty members and students from 20 states and Washington, D.C., to the Charleston Civic Center April 10-13. Dr. Chuck Somerville, dean of the College of Science, is a member of Marshall’s planning group and will welcome participants at the opening session. He said hosting the conference is a good opportunity to showcase Marshall and West Virginia. “It’s very exciting that Marshall is the host institution for this year’s meeting,” he said. “This is a high-quality scientific conference with close ...
  • New scholarship at Marshall honors founding dean of College of Science

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    A scholarship has been established in honor of E.S. “Steve” Hanrahan, former chair of the Marshall University department of chemistry and the founding dean of MU’s College of Science, who passed away on  Feb. 20.  He was 83. The recipient of the Dr. E. S. “Steve” Hanrahan Scholarship will be a full-time or part-time sophomore who is majoring in chemistry and has the greatest increase in overall GPA from the freshman to sophomore year. It is a one-time award. “My father, Steve Hanrahan, was always focused on helping students academically succeed,” said Elizabeth Hanrahan, associate dean in Marshall’s College of Information Technology ...
  • Rec Center to host ‘kids’ night out’ Friday


    The Marshall Recreation Center will host a special night out for kids from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5. 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. The deadline to register is Thursday, April 4. Parents are ...
  • Final two Amicus Curiae lectures to take place in April

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    The final two lectures in the 2012-2013 Amicus Curiae lecture series focusing on the U.S. Constitution and important matters in the nation’s political process, will take place  Monday, April 8 and Thursday, April 18. Both events will take place at 7 p.m. in Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center.. The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy is sponsored by Marshall’s Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy  with financial support from the West Virginia Humanities Council. On Monday, April 8, Cliff Sloan, who has served in all three branches of the federal government,  will speak about Chief Justice ...
  • Annual Schmidlapp Lecture to feature Dr. Sarah Fatima Waheed

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    This year’s Women’s Studies’  Schmidlapp Distinguished Lectureship features Dr. Sarah Fatima Waheed, who will speak on “Sexual Violence and Women’s Activism in the 21st Century:  the Anti-rape Protests of India”,  on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center. Waheed is a historian who specializes in modern south Asia, particularly progressive literary politics in India and Pakistan in linkages between anti—colonial and internationalist movements between Asia and the Middle East in the period of decolonization.  She has taught at Mount Holyoke College, Geroge Mason University and Georgetown University. The lecture series is sponsored by ...
  • Department of Classics to present annual lecture April 12


    The Classics department is hosting Professor Timothy McNiven from The Ohio State University for the annual Eta Sigma Phi talk on April 12, 3:00 p.m. in Harris Hall 102. His talk is titled “Monsters Are Good to Think With: Monsters in ancient Greek and Modern American culture.” Everyone is invited to attend this talk and discussion, according to Dr. Christina Franzen, acting chair of the Department of Classics.
  • STAND for Women Conference set for April 6 at Pullman Hotel; Women’s Studies program is host


    The Marshall University Women’s Studies Program will host the biennial STAND for Women Conference on Saturday, April 6, at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in downtown Huntington. Dr. Greta Rensenbrink, director of the Women’s Studies Program and conference organizer, said the event was conceived as a conference about women and issues relevant to women’s lives, and is intended for community members, activists, faculty and students. With the theme “Weaving Communities, Crossing Boundaries,” the works presented at the conference are an examination of the ways multiple identity positions shape and constrain women’s experiences. Presentations at the conference will look at both the historical roots ...
  • MU Foundation establishes need-based Shewey Family Scholarship Program

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    The Shewey Family Scholarship Program, which will benefit students in four West Virginia counties and one county in Kentucky, has been established by the Marshall University Foundation, according to Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the foundation. The need-based awards will go to full-time Marshall  students who have at least 3.0 GPAs and financial need as defined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.  First preference will be for students who have participated in programs of the Shewey Research and Learning Center in Mingo County, which was established in 2007. Second preference will be for students from Mingo, Logan, McDowell or Wayne ...
  • ‘Project Night Night’ collecting blankets this month


    As part of Project Night Night, a national organization whose mission is to provide comfort to homeless and underprivileged children, new baby-sized blankets are being collected during April to be put into tote bags that will go to the Huntington City Mission, Branches domestic violence shelter  and the Ronald McDonald House, according to Elizabeth Sheets, director of the Marshall Office of Community Engagement. Tote bags, each filled with a new stuffed toy, blanket and book, will be distributed to those agencies. The age range is from infant to 10 years old. Donations can be dropped off at the Community Engagement Office ...
  • Faculty, staff invited to participate in yard sale April 20


    A student yard sale will take place Saturday, April 20,  from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. between the Henderson Center and the tennis courts on the Huntington campus. Faculty and staff are invited to participate as well.  In case of rain, tents will be provided.  Registration must be completed at www.tinyurl.com/studentyardsale  by April 13. Items for sale can include clothing, appliances, furniture, books, cookware, housewares, etc.  Clothing racks are permitted.  For more information, contact okane@live. marshall.edu. Click to view event flyer.  
  • Closing lecture by artist Kaz McCue set for Friday, April 5


    Visiting sculptor and installation artist Kaz McCue, who has been featured in a solo exhibition at Marshall University’s Gallery 842 since March 1, will present a closing lecture at 5 p.m. Friday, April 5,in Smith Hall room 154. April 5 is also the last day of his exhibition. McCue is known as a staunch advocate for the arts and has been recognized throughout his career for community involvement and his efforts to enhance access and participation in the arts. Gallery 842 is located at 842 4th Ave. in Huntington, W.Va.
  • Profile: Chris Atkins

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    One student wanted to go to Puerto Rico to sharpen her language skills in Spanish; another was headed to the University of California at Monterey Bay to see if she really wanted a career as a marine biologist. Both were thrilled to learn that they could explore their options as Marshall students while living and taking classes on distant U.S. campuses. Chris Atkins, academic counselor and coordinator of the National Student Exchange program, is eager to get word out about this program and its benefits and, he says, its surprising affordability. “NSE is a kind of domestic study-away program, much like ...

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