April 30, 2014


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  • Profile: James Baldwin

    The cans can add up and so can the ubiquitous plastic water bottles, never mind the stacks of newspapers or just plain  paper that seems to proliferate. It doesn’t take much to turn a campus into a trash-strewn mess. That’s where James Baldwin and the Sustainability Department he works for come in. As Recycling Coordinator he heads up efforts to keep the campus not only clear of wasteful clutter but to turn the mountains of discards that accumulate each year into reusable  resources, all while helping the grounds crews to  keep the Huntington campus green and glistening. The variety of containers that dot the ...
  • Silicon Valley CEO, Kenova native Brad Smith to deliver speech at Marshall’s spring commencement

    Brad Smith, a Kenova, W.Va., native who says he owes his incredible success in Silicon Valley to Marshall University, will be the guest speaker at MU’s 177th commencement Saturday, May 10, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. Smith, a 1986 Marshall graduate, will speak at the 9 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Commencement for graduate students begins at 2 p.m. that same day at the arena. Smith is President and Chief Executive Officer of Intuit, the accounting software giant that makes Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax. He was just 43 years old when he was named the CEO of Intuit, which ...
  • Services Portfolio group to launch Rapid Response Teams

    Led by Dr. John Maher, vice president for research, the Services Portfolio Review steering committee has been meeting regularly and will soon be announcing the members of seven Rapid Response Teams, or RRTs. The RRTs will be charged with identifying an issue, quickly analyzing it, developing options to address the issue and then implementing solutions. The intent is to quickly get faculty, staff and students involved in identifying and evaluating solutions to some of our most pressing concerns. The goals of the Services Portfolio Review are: Review services across the entire university; Focus on services that will increase revenue for Marshall; Find cost savings ...
  • General faculty meeting features remarks by President Kopp, presentation of awards

    Awards of distinction were presented and retiring faculty were recognized during the spring general faculty meeting held yesterday at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The meeting included remarks from President Stephen J. Kopp and Faculty Senate Chair Eldon Larsen. Three people received the Distinguished Service Award and three received the Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award. To qualify for Distinguished Service Award, individuals must have at least 20 years of service at Marshall University, a record of distinguished service to the university and/or college, and a record of distinguished teaching as evidenced by peer, administrative and/or student evaluations. The Distinguished ...
  • Manchin to visit RCBI in South Charleston May 9

    A new public/private partnership in advanced manufacturing and 3-D metal printing technology will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, in the Robert C. Byrd Institute located on the South Charleston campus. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, along with representatives of the Robert C. Byrd Institute, ATK, U.S.  Navy and Marshall University will be on hand to see a demonstration of the new technology and learn how Toyota Motor Corp. is using this advanced technology for its operation. Faculty and staff are invited to attend the demonstration.
  • Dr. Judith Silver to give lecture, ‘An Accidental Professor,’ May 7

    The mathematics department will sponsor a public lecture by professor of mathematics Dr. Judith Silver at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in room 154 of Smith Hall. Silver, who plans to retire at the end of the spring semester, will speak on the topic “An Accidental Professor,” describing her experiences over the 29 years she has been at Marshall. “This won’t be a lecture solely on mathematics or the usual retirement reception,” said Dr. Clayton Brooks, a colleague of Silver who is one of the organizers of the event. “There will be something for both town and gown in her remarks.” A reception will ...
  • Mail Services to skip a day Thursday, May 1

    Due to system upgrades, MU Mail Services will not be able to process outgoing US Postal Mail on Thursday, May 1, 2014  on the Huntington campus only. If stamps are needed for use on Thursday, May 1, contact Mail Services to get them as soon as possible. If there are questions,  contact Mail Services Supervisor, Leonard Lovely at ext. 6-2485 or e-mail lovely@marshall.edu .
  • Marshall University part of $2.5 million initiative to increase diversity in high-tech fields

    Marshall University is part of a initiative to increase the number of underrepresented minority students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A five-year, $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will fund the Kentucky-West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. The partnership of higher education institutions is being led by the University of Kentucky. In addition to Marshall and UK, alliance members include the University of Louisville, West Virginia University, Western Kentucky University, Centre College, Kentucky State University, West Virginia State University, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The grant marks the second phase of the diversity ...
  • Wellington Professorship of Cardiology established at Marshall University School of Medicine

    Dr. Mark Studeny, professor and chair of the department of cardiology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named the inaugural Bernard C. and Pansy P. Wellington Professor of Cardiology. The professorship is funded by an $800,000 grant facilitated by Robert H. Beymer, chairman of the board of First Sentry Bank and trustee of the Bernard C. and Pansy P. Wellington Foundation. The gift will support medical education and cardiovascular research at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in our region, as well as the United States. The endowment ...
  • Sixteen individuals, Mid-Ohio Valley Club honored at awards banquet

    Sixteen individuals and one club were  honored at the Marshall University Alumni Association’s 77th annual Alumni Awards Banquet held last week in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The awards banquet highlighted the  2014 Alumni Weekend, which took place last Friday and Saturday, Here is a list of the distinguished alumni award winners for 2014.   Distinguished Alumnus Award – Dr. Eric R. George Dr. Eric R. George is a hand surgeon practicing medicine in Louisiana. A native of Huntington and a graduate of Huntington East High School, he received his medical degree from Marshall. He completed General Trauma Surgery Residency at Michigan State ...

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed May 7, 2014. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, May 5.