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  • ‘Body Shots’ returns for seventh year March 7

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    Body Shots VII:  Lady Gaga’s Secret   will be presented at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Admission is free to the show, which will run about an hour. Prior to the performance, beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a reception and an art show featuring works by Marshall students and faculty. The show’s theme uses Lady Gaga’s provocative and often contentious challenges to boundaries of gender and sexuality as its jumping-off point. Performers will use a host of creative forms—prose, performance art, dancing, even roller skating, to explore what Lady Gaga’s secret might ...
  • Women of Color celebration to feature city official Brandi Jacobs-Jones


    “Building Leadership: Community to Leadership” is the theme of this year’s Women of Color celebration scheduled to take place at noon on Wednesday, March 6, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. The keynote speaker will be Brandi Jacobs-Jones, a Marshall graduate and a former president of MU’s Student Government Association, who currently is director of administration and finance for the City of Huntington. Jacobs-Jones received the Woman of Color award in a previous year. Awards will be presented and a luncheon buffet will follow. The Women of Color program activities are coordinated by Fran L. Jackson, Program Assistant II, ...
  • Rosanna Blake bibliographer to deliver lecture on railroad history of southern West Virginia


    The lecture series titled “The History and Culture of West Virginia,” sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, continues Wednesday, March 6, in the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. Jack Dickinson, bibliographer of the Rosanna Blake Confederate Collection, will deliver a lecture, “Every Bloodstained Mile: A Railroad History of Southern West Virginia” at 7 p.m. The lecture is free to the public. Dickinson will talk about the building of the N&W Railroad, which was built between Bluefield and Kenova which,, he says, changed the face and nature of southern West Virginia. He will recount the brawls between ...
  • Marshall alumna, writer Sarah Dooley to speak next week on the Huntington campus

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    Sarah  Dooley, a recent Marshall graduate and a respected author, will be the College of Education’s diversity speaker next week.  She will discuss homelessness, as well as her own religious background and how it affected her school experience at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7,  in Drinko Library 402, and again from 1 to 3 p.m.  Friday, March 8, in the Memorial Student Center, room BE-8. Born in Charleston, W.Va., Dooley lived 24 different places as a child, including an abandoned post office, a tent and a red cargo van.  She has a degree in special education and has taught at the elementary, ...
  • Application process begins for Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waivers for summer


    Applications are now being accepted for the Marshall University Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver program for the summer 2013 terms, according to Dr. Donna Spindel, dean of the Graduate College. The program provides tuition assistance for Marshall University graduate students and Marshall University full-time faculty and staff employees Applicants must be currently admitted and enrolled in a graduate degree-granting or certificate program at Marshall University. Up to three hours of waiver for graduate coursework will be awarded to qualified applicants. The waiver does not cover online courses and a student cannot hold a graduate assistantship and a tuition waiver at the same ...
  • Visiting ceramic artists’ work on display at Birke Art Gallery

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    Visiting ceramic artists Darien Johnson and Casey McDonough are presenting a two-person exhibition of their work titled Connection: Formation through Disconnect at the Birke Art Gallery. The joint exhibit opened Feb. 26. McDonough worked hands-on with students before the exhibit opened to create a site-specific ceramic installation in the gallery. “Both Darien Johnson and Casey McDonough approach the medium of ceramics through a mixed-media lens,” said Frederick Bartolovic, assistant professor of ceramics. “They harness two-dimensional elements in their work to supplement the three-dimensional forms or installations they create. In this way, the work of these ceramists is uniquely accessible to people interested ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Suneel Maheshwari


    Dr. Suneel Maheshwari, professor of accountancy, is co-author of a paper, “An Examination of Future Firm Performance and Fundamental Analysis,” with Christopher Luchs and Mark Myring, 2012, The Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 9, 1-12.
  • School of Medicine plans summer academy for undergraduate students interested in medical school


    The Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, in conjunction with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM), is offering a summer residential academy for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The academy is scheduled for June 3-7 at Marshall. “We are excited to launch this outreach program to college students,” said Jennifer Plymale, director of the Byrd Center for Rural Health and associate dean for admissions at the JCESOM. “Students will be participating in a variety of hands-on activities and offered instruction on Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparation and interviewing skills, in addition ...
  • Dining Services offering Frequent Diner Cards at Harless Dining Hall, Towers Marketplace



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