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  • Marshall to celebrate ‘Day at the Capitol’ today

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    Marshall University representatives will pack the upper rotunda of the State Capitol in Charleston Wednesday, Feb. 20, in celebration of the annual Marshall Day at the Capitol. Marshall staff, faculty, students and alumni will be at the capitol from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., greeting visitors and interacting with legislators. Nearly 40 displays promoting a variety of programs will be set up during the event, which is being organized by the MU Alumni Association. At this year’s event, the Marshall community will celebrate meeting its goal of raising $15 million in private donations for research which, along with the match from the ...
  • History faculty member brings ‘Tuning Project’ to Marshall

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    Marshall University has been well represented in the American Historical Association’s Tuning Project, thanks to the efforts of Dr. David Trowbridge, associate professor of history. Trowbridge has spearheaded Marshall’s involvement in the project, which is designed to explore the ways that the study of history can encourage citizenship, lifetime learning, and successful employment. “I joined the AHA’s Tuning Project because I wanted to know how I could more fully prepare my students for fulfilling lives and successful careers,” Trowbridge said. “I also wanted to find a way to express the unique value of a history degree to students and skeptics. I viewed ...
  • Drinko Fellows gather to celebrate Marshall’s commitment to research

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    Once a Drinko Fellow, always a Drinko Fellow. It has been seven years since Dr. Linda Spatig was named a Drinko Fellow at Marshall, but her gratitude for the fellowship has not slipped in the least. Nor has it dwindled for 12 other Drinko Fellows, who attended a luncheon in their honor last week, in the Memorial Student Center’s Shawkey Room . “It’s been a wonderful experience,” said Spatig, a professor in the College of Education. “The most exciting thing for me continues to be that we got an opportunity beyond the usual kinds of resources to help with our research. To ...
  • Marshall experts to speak at state biosciences summit


    Several Marshall University representatives are among more than 20 life science experts who will share experiences and discuss strategies for successfully growing the state’s bioscience industry during the upcoming West Virginia Bioscience Summit. Sponsored by the Bioscience Association of West Virginia (BioWV), the summit will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston. The annual event brings together members of the state’s bioscience community with policy and opinion leaders, economic developers and others who are interested in learning more about how to grow and nurture the industry. At the summit, Dr. John ...
  • Business faculty colleagues become U.S. citizens at same ceremony

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      They’re College of Business colleagues occupying adjacent offices on the South Charleston campus, friendly peers in their prodigious publishing feats. Now they’re also newly minted U.S. citizens. For Dr. Alberto Coustasse, who grew up in Chile, and Dr. Doohee Lee, who came to the U.S. from South Korea, the path to citizenship was long and sometimes arduous, but the friends and colleagues took another step together earlier this month when they took their oath of citizenship at a ceremony held in Charleston. They’re faculty members in the department of Management, Marketing and MIS, with veritable alphabets trailing their names marking multiple degrees—Coustasse ...
  • Krystle Davis takes new role with Marshall Foundation

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    Krystle  Davis, event and building operations manager with the Marshall University Foundation since July 2009, has accepted the position of program director of scholarships and donor relations with the foundation.   Christine Anderson, assistant vice president for development with the foundation, said Davis began her new job  Feb. 15. “I look forward to the personalized professionalism Krystle will bring to this very important position that serves our students and donors, along with the university and foundation family,” Anderson said. Davis, a 2007 and 2009 graduate of Marshall, has been the foundation’s only building operations manager since the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of ...
  • Nominations sought for faculty award from Alumni Association


    The Marshall University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Dr. Carolyn B. Hunter – Distinguished Faculty Service Award.  This $ 1,000 award is named in honor of  Dr. Carolyn Brindle Hunter, an outstanding teacher, administrator and employee whose dedication and loyalty to Marshall University spanned a 30-year period. This award is created by the Marshall University Alumni Association for the purpose of recognizing outstanding achievements and providing incentives for continued service from faculty to the community, the university and students in their respective fields. Nominees for the award will be evaluated in the following categories: Professional Service to the Community:  Examples include ...
  • Spring International Film Festival starts Friday


    The opportunity to experience a whole host of different cultures without ever leaving Huntington comes with the week-long Spring International Film Festival Feb. 22-28 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The film festival offers audiences glimpses into six different countries, including Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. The films include: THE SKIN I LIVE IN (SPAIN) Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is actually ...
  • School of Music and Theatre to host 4th annual Festival of New Music starting Feb. 28


    Marshall’s 4th annual Festival of New Music will feature the music of Marshall alumna Esin Gündüz, as well as compositions by Dr. Kelly Rossum, Dr. Marc Satterwhite, Gabriel Araújo and others. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Smith Recital Hall,  at noon Friday, March 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 1015 5th Ave. in Huntington; and at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Smith Recital Hall. “Those with an interest in contemporary music will experience an exciting array of new works,” said Dr. Mark Zanter, professor of music and coordinator of the festival. Guest performers during the festival will ...
  • Marshall Artists Series to present ‘HAIR’ March 7


    A celebration of peace and love, the 2009 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of HAIR will play in Huntington at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. This will be its first performance with the Marshall Artists Series. HAIR follows a group of free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free love in a society riddled with violence and intolerance during the Vietnam War. As the tribe in HAIR explores sexual identity, challenges racism, experiments with drugs and burns draft cards, the musical creates a message of hope that continues to resonate with audiences more ...
  • Stormwater Fact of the Month from Environmental Health and Safety

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    Did you know the stormwater (rain water and snow melt) generated on the Huntington campus flows into the Ohio River without any type of treatment? The stormwater will collect things such as oil and grease; trash; fertilizers; pesticides and even bacteria. The polluted stormwater has an impact on the water quality of the river by affecting the aquatic wildlife, recreational use of the river and our drinking water. Marshall University has a Stormwater Management Plan to help protect the Ohio River, but needs the help of all students, faculty and staff. Helping the environment is easy. Just make certain your vehicle ...
  • Reminder: Women’s Studies book sale continues today


    A used book sale to support the Women’s Studies program at Marshall is continuing today, Feb. 20, until 4 p.m.  in the Memorial Student Center.
  • Rec Center to hold indoor triathlon March 2


    The Marshall Rec Center will sponsor its Annual Indoor Triathlon Saturday, March 2nd, at 9 a.m. This event is open to anyone who wants to participate, according to Kayla Dodd, marketing assistant for the center. Participants will swim 300 yards in the pool, do 8 miles on the spinning bike, and run 2 miles on the treadmill. Early registration is $20 per person. Blank registration forms can be downloaded from www.marshallcampusrec.com and www.tristateracer.com or picked up at the Rec Center. Completed registration forms and money should either be mailed in, or dropped off at the Rec Center Welcome Desk. For additional information ...

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