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  • Women’s Studies seeks proposals for April conference; book sale takes place today and next Wednesday

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    The Women’s Studies Program at Marshall University will host the second biennial Stand for Women Conference April 5-6 in Huntington.  The conference theme is “Weaving Communities, Crossing Boundaries.”  Organizers say they seek to explore intersectionality, which affirms that the strength of women is in the many facets of their lives and histories: race, class, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender identity, citizenship status, body size and much, much more. This is an interdisciplinary event that also encourages participation from outside higher education. Proposals for academic papers, creative work or other kinds of presentations from faculty, students, staff and community members are due ...
  • Benefit production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ planned Feb. 14-16 at Marco’s


    A three-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award-wining play, “The Vagina Monologues,” will be presented at at 8 p.m. daily from Thursday, Feb. 14, through Saturday, Feb.  16, at Marco’s in the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the event. All proceeds from the benefit will go to Branches domestic violence shelter in Huntington and CONTACT rape crisis center, which also serves the Huntington area. Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler, dives into ...
  • SURE program continues this summer; applications being accepted


    Applications for the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Fellowship are now being accepted. This program has been conducted at Marshall since 2005, and is funded through the West Virginia Research Challenge Fund, administered by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, Division of Science and Research. The SURE program is designed specifically to enable West Virginia undergraduate students with a history of research to work at Marshall. Each student will receive a stipend of $4,000, plus support for travel. SURE supports undergraduate researchers over a 10-week period. This year’s program runs from May 20 through Aug. 2. The SURE program is ...
  • Theatre Alliance to present ‘Doubt’ starting Feb. 20

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    The Marshall Theatre Alliance will present John Patrick Shanley’s highly acclaimed drama “Doubt” Feb. 20-23 and Feb. 28-March 2 in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre, located inside the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the Huntington campus. The play, guest-directed by Cathey Crowell Sawyer, artistic director of the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, starts at 8 p.m. each day. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for Marshall faculty and staff and $15 for seniors. Marshall students are admitted with a valid I.D. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at ext. 6-2787 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. “Doubt,” set in ...
  • Deadline this week for 2013 Summer Research Internship for Minority Students


    Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Summer Research Internship for Minority Students, available through the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. The program supports minority undergraduate students over a nine-week period. Participants conduct graduate-level research in the field of the biomedical sciences. They receive formal research training through workshops and seminars, mentoring and use of Marshall’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Each student will receive a stipend of $3,000, free room and board, and support for travel. This program has been conducted at Marshall since 2009 and is funded in part by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy ...
  • Humanism in Medicine Week continues through Friday


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) will mark Humanism in Medicine week and Solidarity Day with several activities highlighting the importance of preserving the tradition of the caring, compassionate physician. The week’s activities include distribution of Compassionate Patient Care buttons to health care providers and an information booth in the lobby of the MU Medical Center on Thursday, Feb. 14. In addition, an assembly is planned for noon, Friday, Feb. 15, in the Harless Auditorium in the medical center, where more than a dozen physicians will share brief stories from their careers that ...
  • Eighth-graders to participate in Future Investment Day Feb. 22


    About 200 eighth-grade students from Huntington Middle School will visit the Huntington campus Friday, Feb. 22, to take part in Future Investment Day. Charles C. Meyers Jr., a senior engineering student and the event director, said the purpose of Future Investment Day is for the students to realize the need for college and to understand the steps necessary to prepare for college. “Eighth-grade students are at a point in their lives where it becomes crucial for them to start thinking about the idea of going to college,” Meyers said. “If the students go into high school with a set goal of attending ...
  • There’s still time to participate in the Choral Union this semester


    The Marshall University Choral Union is still seeking membership for the spring semester. The program includes Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night,” Benjamin Britten’s “Festival Te Deum” and a set of six pieces by Edward Elgar titled “From the Bavarian Highlands.” Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the choir room of Smith Music Hall (#150). The performance will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, on the Huntington campus in Smith Recital Hall. The MU Choral Union is an ensemble dedicated to outstanding performances of choral masterworks and serves the Tri-State community ...

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Feb. 20, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by noon, Feb. 18.