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  • Reminder: Week of Welcome for freshmen starts today

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    Marshall University’s Week of Welcome (WOW) gets under way today with two events involving incoming students and their families occurring back to back. The Freshman Academic Convocation is from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the Cam Henderson Center arena, and the family picnic follows from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Memorial Student Center plaza. Freshmen and their families are invited to attend both events. Speakers at the convocation, in the following order, include Student Body President E.J. Hassan; football Coach Doc Holliday; Dr. Kateryna Schray, a professor of English and the Outstanding Faculty Award winner for 2012-2013; and Marshall President Dr. ...
  • Bailey selected for broadcasting hall of fame

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    Dr. Charles G. “Chuck” Bailey, professor of radio-television production and management in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications  and faculty manager of WMUL-FM, has been selected for the West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The hall of fame recognizes individuals associated with broadcasting throughout the state who have excelled in the field of broadcasting. “I am humbled, honored, and at the same time happy, for my induction reflects the importance of college radio stations,” Bailey said. “My thanks go to all of our past and present students and engineering support staff at WMUL-FM who have defined greatness over ...
  • Brittney Emerson named Employee of the Month

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    Brittney  Emerson, Administrative Secretary in the Weisberg Division of Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for May, according to Michelle Brown-Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. She was nominated by Dr. William E. Pierson, professor of engineering, and Cammy Holley, Administrative Assistant Senior. In his nomination, Pierson wrote that in the nearly three-and-a-half years Emerson has been with the division she has become an integral part, effectively monitoring the division’s budget. In addition to her usual duties, he says she has assisted in the search and hiring of six tenure-track positions, managed ...
  • ‘Best. Decision. Ever.’ commercial spots may be viewed on youTube

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    Proud Marshall University alumni and current MU students talk about why they are so happy to have chosen Marshall to further their education in new commercial spots that will air this fall. The 30- and 60-second commercials, featuring the theme “Best. Decision. Ever.,” debut during the telecast of Marshall’s season-opening football game with Miami (Ohio) Saturday, Aug. 31, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. They also will be shown on the video board at the game. Thundering Herd fans wanting to get an early look at the spots may do so by visiting www.youtube.com/herdvideo. Featured in the commercial are current students Kristeena Ray and ...
  • Niese receives collaborative grant to work with Wake Forest faculty member

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    Dr. Elizabeth Niese, assistant professor of mathematics at Marshall, and Dr. Sarah Mason, assistant professor of mathematics at Wake Forest University, have been awarded a one-year Collaborative Pilot Grant by Wake Forest University. The grant will fund a research collaboration between Niese and Mason by providing funds for each of the researchers to visit the other institution twice during the 2013 academic year, with additional travel funding for summer 2014. The research project, which has possible applications to statistics and quantum physics, is concerned with the properties of certain polynomials. “These polynomials contain information about other mathematical objects,” Niese said. “Our goal is ...
  • Marshall economist leads class in service learning project


    Dr. Michael Newsome’s spring econometrics class recently completed a well received public health service learning project in partnership with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department (CHHD) and the state-wide organization Change The Future West Virginia (CTFWV), which is being funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The project involved a door-to-door survey of residents of nine western West Virginia counties. Students in the class helped develop the survey questions, conduct focus groups, edit the survey instrument, streamline the coding process, elicit responses and enter data.  The survey asked for information concerning respondents’ physical activities, eating and grocery habits, health conditions, health care ...
  • Marshall University named a contender for ‘The South’s Best Tailgate’ by Southern Living; Readers will determine the winner


    Marshall University is among 15 schools selected as contenders for “The South’s Best Tailgate” by Southern Living. The contenders in the second-annual competition are featured in the September issue, hitting newsstands Aug. 23. Fans will ultimately determine the school that hosts “The South’s Best Tailgate.” “In the South, pre-game celebrations matter as much as what happens on the field,” said Southern Living Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Bierman. “We’re asking readers to decide which school best honors our great tradition of Southern hospitality with the most stylish and spirited spread.” Readers will vote until Sept. 30 to determine the 2013 winner. Fans are encouraged to ...
  • Golf scramble honoring Johnathan Goddard set for Aug. 30


    The 2013 Johnathan Goddard Memorial Golf Scramble, played in honor of the former Marshall  football standout, will take place Friday, Aug. 30, at Twin Silos Golf Course in Lavalette. Goddard was an all-American defensive end for Marshall in the early 2000’s. He died in a motorcycle accident in 2008. Proceeds from the golf tournament go to the Johnathan Goddard Endowment Scholarship, which is given to a chosen student-athlete with a learning disability. The scramble tees off at 1 p.m. Cost to enter is $75 per person or $300 for a team. The tournament features closest-to-the-pin prizes, longest-drive prizes, a raffle, an auction, and ...
  • Charleston Camera Club members’ exhibit to be on display in library at South Charleston campus


    An open-themed exhibit featuring the work of 12 members of the Charleston Camera Club will be on display beginning Friday, Aug. 23, in the library on the Marshall University South Charleston campus. An opening reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the library. The goal of the exhibit is to showcase the work of local photographers who might not ordinarily get the opportunity to show their work, according to Lisa Hechesky, a library associate on the South Charleston campus and one of the exhibitors. The exhibit will run through mid-December, she said. The Charleston Camera Club is the state’s longest ...

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