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  • Alumni Association helping stock new Marshall food pantry

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    The Office of Community Engagement has just opened a food pantry, and the Marshall University Alumni Association is helping to get it stocked. Currently canned goods and non-perishable items are being accepted. Donations can be made during business hours at the Erickson Alumni Center in Foundation Hall. To schedule in advance, call the Office of Alumni Relations at ext. 6-2523, or e mail hayes2@marshall.edu. The drive will go through Friday, Feb. 28. The pantry, which opened yesterday, is located in BW14, of the Memorial Student Center. Operating hours will be on Tuesday and Friday of each week, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For ...
  • MU professor and her daughter write book about youth development program in Lincoln County

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    Dr. Linda Spatig, a professor of educational foundations in the College of Education and Professional Development, has co-written a book with her daughter, Layne Amerikaner, about a former youth development program made up of adolescent girls in Lincoln County. The book is titled Thinking Outside the Girl Box: Teaming Up With Resilient Youth in Appalachia. Spatig spent more than 12 years studying a girls’ resiliency program in Lincoln County. She said she began writing the book in 2006-2007, when she was given extra time and assistance through her selection as a Drinko Fellow. “Having the extra time and the assistance gave me ...
  • Legislature to visit Huntington campus to talk to small businesses Feb. 17


    Marshall University next week will host the second stop of the “Seeking Solutions | Celebrating Successes” listening tour sponsored by the West Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. The town hall-type meeting is open to the public and will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center. The session is intended to solicit input from area business owners and entrepreneurs at all experience levels—from someone thinking about starting a company to the owner of a third-generation family business. House Speaker Tim Miley initiated ...
  • Reminder: Stringer Series to feature essayists Biss, Bresland tonight and tomorrow


    The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will feature public readings by prominent non-fiction writers, Eula Biss and John Bresland this week in conjunction with the 2014 Birke Fine Arts Festival. Biss will appear at 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Shawkey Room in the Memorial Student Center. She won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her second book of essays, Notes from No Man’s Land. Her work has also been recognized by a Pushcart Prize, a Jaffe Writers’ Award, and a 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library.  Biss, who teaches creative writing at Northwestern University is ...
  • Art faculty members to participate in ‘Gallery Divided II’ at the Clay Center


    Marshall art faculty members  Jonathan Cox, Frederick Bartolovic, Peter Massing and Hayson Harrison will have works on display at an exhibition titled ‘Gallery Divided II,’ which begins Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Clay Center in Charleston. The exhibition is identified by the Clay Center as “a head-to-head matchup between Marshall and West Virginia University art faculty.” Viewers are encouraged to show their support  in a battle for bragging rights as the Mountaineers and Thundering Herd face off for a rematch in the art gallery. This is the second edition of this popular exhibit; the first was in 2012. A lecture and public opening ...
  • TRIO programs to welcome participants to Huntington campus Feb. 17


    The five TRiO programs at Marshall will be hosting “TRiO Day” Monday, Feb. 17. Participants from the programs will learn more about Marshall and take part in a tour provided by the Office of Recruitment. The Army ROTC will also have the STEM Experience for TRiO participants as well as the university community to enjoy. All TRIO events will take place in the Campus Christian Center on the Huntington campus, according to Scott Robertson, counselor in the Heart of Appalachia Talent Search (HATS) program. The day will begin with a tour of the campus followed by a presentation from the Office ...
  • ‘Carmen’ hits the Keith-Albee stage Feb. 20

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    Carmen, Georges Bizet’s well known masterpiece and operatic tour-de-force, comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. For those who are interested in learning more about this masterpiece, there will be a pre-show opera chat beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Keith-Albee. This chat is free for those with a Carmen show ticket in hand. Audiences can join MU music professor Dr. Larry Stickler and Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s Artistic Director Giorgio Lalov as they provide insight into the passionate story of Carmen. Carmen, the heroine of Bizet’s opera, which is often characterized as the essence of ...
  • Reminder: Alumni Association accepting nominations for awards


    Each year the Marshall University Alumni Association recognizes alumni and friends whose professional accomplishments or service to the university are particularly distinguished.  These awardees will be recognized at Alumni Weekend scheduled for April 25-26. The nomination form that outlines the procedure for nomination and the different award criteria are online at http://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/files/web/AlumniWeekendAwardNomination_2014.pdf. In addition, nominations are also being accepted for the Carolyn Hunter Faculty Service Award. This award was established to recognize contributions  and to provide incentives for continued service from faculty to the community, the university and students in their respective fields. Everyone is invited to nominate individuals for these awards. If ...
  • Note of Thanks


    The family of Dr. Michael W. Galbraith (professor of leadership studies, MUGC) wants to thank the Marshall family, and specifically President Kopp, Board of Governors President Dr. Touma, and the entire MUGC staff and faculty for the cards, flowers, food for the family, visits, remembrances and donations to the CORE Center for Organ Recovery & Education in Michael’s name.  This has been a very difficult time for the family, given the unexpected nature of Michael’s death.  We are deeply appreciative of your love and support.
  • Statewide Brownfields Conference coming to Huntington


    Organizers have announced that this year’s West Virginia Brownfields Conference will be held Sept. 11-12 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Convention Center in Huntington. The annual statewide conference is hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University in conjunction with the Northern Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Development Office. The conference has evolved into West Virginia’s premier redevelopment event, combining educational programming with networking opportunities for community representatives, local governments, development professionals and service providers. The program includes expert panels, interactive workshops, technical training and ...
  • Marshall and WVU schools of medicine team up to host Gold Educational Summit


    In an effort to educate health professions students about the importance of compassionate care in medicine, the Marshall University and West Virginia University schools of medicine  hosted the inaugural Gold Humanism Educational Summit last Friday at the Cultural Center in Charleston. The event kicked off a week-long observance of Gold Humanism Week recognized by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in a proclamation issued at the State Capitol prior to the summit. The  educational summit allows medical, nursing, physical therapy and pharmacy students to learn the essentials of delivering compassionate and patient-centered care from practicing health professionals. For a complete listing of topics and ...
  • Forensic Science DNA analyst presents property crimes research at the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference


    Season E. Seferyn, M.S.F.S., a Parentage DNA analyst at the Forensic Science Center, presented findings from a property crimes project at a conference sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The presentation titled, “A Comparison of 1,600 Property Crime Cases from Miami, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina,” addressed findings from DNA test results of evidentiary items recovered from crime scenes from each jurisdiction. The findings included the types of evidentiary samples that were most likely to produce DNA profiles and the differences in legal definitions of a property crime from each jurisdiction according to federal, state or local code. ...
  • School of Medicine health policy fellows studying West Virginia water crisis


    Three Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine resident physicians in the department of family and community health who are also Paul Ambrose Health Policy Fellows are spending the month of February at the West Virginia Legislature reviewing the state’s recent water crisis and its health policy and health care implications, as well as other health-related legislation. Dr. Kimberly R. Becher, Dr. Matthew Q. Christiansen and Dr. Kane A. Maiers started their month-long rotation on Feb. 3. Health policy fellows at Marshall have been providing physician resources to the legislative leadership since the program was created in 2010. “As health policy fellows, we ...
  • IT Department launches newsletter

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    Marshall’s Information Technology department has launched a newsletter designed for faculty, staff and students titled  “Herd IT.” Topics covered include Student Office 365, Access to lynda.com, the search program Summon, EndNote citation management software, library research guides and more. To view the complete issue, click on the following link: http://www.marshall.edu/it/newsletter.      

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Feb. 19, 2014. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.