December 12, 2012


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  • Winter commencement 2012 to honor nearly 1,200 MU graduates

    Marshall University will honor nearly 1,200 graduates from July and August 2012, and students who are tentatively scheduled to graduate this month at the annual Winter Commencement Sunday, Dec. 16, at Cam Henderson Center,  The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Among the 1,193 students who received or are about to receive degrees are 756 undergraduates and 433 with graduate degrees. About 400 students have indicated they plan to participate in the ceremony. They will receive congratulations from President Stephen J. Kopp and be presented with a scroll by their academic dean. Registrar Roberta Ferguson said 191 students will graduate with honors. Twenty-four ...
  • Reminder: Holiday Party on Huntington campus Thursday

    President and Mrs. Kopp are inviting faculty and staff and their families to a gala holiday party, which will  take place Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. To celebrate the event,  Santa will be arriving at 5:45  for visits and photos with children. In addition there will be crafts, a Lego presentation, entertainment and lots of good food. Reservations can be made by calling ext. 6-3977.
  • Marshall University School of Medicine researchers study Vitamin C deficiencies in patients on blood-thinning medication

    A case study published by two  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine researchers shows that patients taking warfarin, an anticoagulant medication, may inadvertently be limiting their vitamin C intake because of dietary restrictions associated with the medicine. The clinical study by Dr. Lynne Goebel, professor of medicine, and Dr. George Yousef, a first-year resident in the Department of Internal Medicine, was accepted for publication in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and released online Dec. 2. According to the study, patients taking the drug warfarin are often told to monitor their intake of vitamin K-containing foods since vitamin K lessens the blood ...
  • Marshall employees invited to start 2013 with Project Fit

    It’s never too early to start on those New Year’s resolutions and the Marshall Recreation Center has just the one to put at the top your list.  They’re releasing a 90-day pilot program, MU Project Fit, which is an opportunity for faculty and staff to take advantage of the Recreation Center and its services at bargain rates. The names of fifty employees will be drawn from those who apply for the pilot program and the lucky winners will be offered 50% off the membership fee during the pilot period with the other 50% of the cost subsidized by Marshall. Those who ...
  • Marshall University Executive MBA students hooded in special ceremony

    Seventeen professional students in Marshall University’s Executive Master of Business Administration class were honored last week during a special hooding ceremony at the Charleston Marriott. Timothy R. Duke, president and CEO of Steel of West Virginia, Inc., delivered the keynote address. Duke has more than 39 years of progressive management experience and has been employed at Steel of West Virginia, Inc., since 1987.  He serves on a number of boards, including the Marshall University College of Business’ advisory board. The students were formally hooded with their academic regalia during the ceremony by President Stephen J. Kopp with assistance from Dr. Margie McInerney, ...
  • Visiting Writers Series plans reception, faculty reading tonight

    The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series and the MU English department will present a reception and faculty reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Drinko Library atrium. Wine and cheese will be served during the reception and Marshall’s faculty of creative writers will read from their work, according to English faculty member Dr. Rachael Peckham.
  • Marshall Artists Series provides the opportunity to give the gift of entertainment this holiday season

    Still worried about what to give those special people this holiday season? How about a chance to see a Motown legend live in Huntington? Or star of stage and screen Ed Asner portray one of America’s most charismatic Presidents – FDR?  Or see the iconic Addams Family come to life before your eyes, or witness the free-spirited  shenanigans  in the Broadway hit Hair.  All it takes is one phone call to the Marshall University Artists Series at ext. 6-6656 before Dec. 20. The Artists Series is celebrating its 76th year of bringing entertainment to both West Virginia and the Tri-State area. ...

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