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  • Academic reorganization to streamline Marshall’s administrative structure


    Beginning this summer, Marshall University will streamline its academic college structure in a move expected to create additional opportunities for students while also reducing administrative personnel costs. On July 1, the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development and existing College of Education units will combine programs to become a new comprehensive College of Education. Dr. Teresa Eagle, currently dean of GSEPD, will become dean of the new College of Education. Eagle said, “Our new College of Education will continue to be centered on student success and providing the tools our students need to become highly sought-after professionals who make a positive ...
  • Smokey Robinson to appear on Marshall Artists Series Feb. 16

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    Motown legend Smokey Robinson will perform live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Robinson founded Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, The Miracles, while still in high school and “Shop Around” became Motown’s first number one hit. Robinson wrote a number of hits for the Miracles, including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “More Love” and a number of others. Robinson eventually became vice president of Motown Records, serving as in-house producer, talent scout and songwriter. Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats ...
  • Alumni Weekend award nominations due Feb. 28


    Each year the Marshall University Alumni Association honors the outstanding accomplishments of its graduates through its Alumni Awards program. The awards committee of the Marshall University Alumni Association Board of Directors is actively seeking nominations for the 2013 awards in the following categories: Distinguished Alumni Community Achievement Distinguished Service to Marshall University Young Alumni Criteria for the awards may be found on the nomination form at http://www.marshall.edu/wamnewsletter/files/2013/02/Alumni_Award_Nomination_2013.pdf. All award nominations are submitted to the Alumni Relations Office and will be reviewed by the Alumni Weekend selection committee. The outstanding alumni awards will be presented during the Alumni Awards Banquet April 27. Nominations should be sent to the alumni office by Feb. ...
  • Marshall University School of Medicine receives $500,000 from Huntington Foundation Inc.

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    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine  has received $500,000 from the Huntington Foundation Inc. to create The Huntington Foundation Inc./Frank E. Hanshaw Sr. Endowed Chair of Geriatrics. The gift was announced last week by Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, dean of the school. The gift is expected to be matched by the West Virginia Research Trust Fund, also known as Bucks for Brains, which brings the total benefit to Marshall to $1 million. “I am very pleased the Huntington Foundation, in its quest to support health care and medical education in our community, has made this wonderful gift to our school of ...
  • Chamber music program to feature guitar, violin and flute Feb. 13

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    Guitarist Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves, a member of the music faculty, will be joined by his wife, violinist Kristen Alves, and fellow faculty member, flutist Dr. Wendell Dobbs, in a program of chamber music at 8 p.m. Wednesday,  Feb. 13 in Smith Recital Hall. “It’s a joy to be part of a musical community where one can share great music with such wonderful fellow musicians and an appreciative audience,” Dobbs said. Featured on the program will be works by J.S. Bach, Gaspard Kummer, Carl Blum, Ferdinando Carulli and Astor Piazzola. Bach wrote nothing for the guitar, but this arrangement of the Sonata for ...
  • Guest recitals this week feature pianists Ertl, Samolesky

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    The School of Music and Theatre will present two guest artist piano solo recitals this week. Dr. Jacob Ertl, assistant professor of piano at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Dr. Jeremy Samolesky, associate professor of piano at Auburn University, will perform as part of Marshall’s Sonatina Festival at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in room 107 in Smith Music Hall. His performance will immediately follow a pre-concert talk by Dr. Henning Vauth, assistant professor of piano at Marshall, titled  “The Influence of Practice on the Development of ...
  • MU cheerleaders to conduct cheerleading clinic for 4-10 year-olds


    The Marshall University cheerleaders will conduct a one-day cheerleading clinic for children ages 4-10 Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Gullickson Hall gym on MU’s Huntington campus. Participants in the Junior Thundering Herd Cheerleading Clinic will learn cheerleading techniques from Marshall’s cheerleaders and will get to perform with the MU cheerleaders in the men’s basketball game with UAB that evening at Cam Henderson Center. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon and the cost is $40. Participants also will receive a cheer t-shirt, a photo with Marco and admission (for the performer) to the 7 p.m. basketball game. The cutoff date ...
  • Honors College dean candidate to make presentation tomorrow


    The second candidate for the position of Dean of the Honors College, Dennis Hart, Director of the Visiting International Professional Program at Michigan State University, will make a presentation Thursday, Feb. 7, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the Student Resource Center of the Memorial Student Center. Another candidate, K. L. Cook, Professor of Creative Writing and Literature, Prescott College, made a presentation Feb. 5 The candidates were asked to address the structure of the college and its programs, external funding issues and opportunities, engagement with other campus academic units and faculty, enhancing student enrichment and campus leadership opportunities, professional and community ...
  • Two visiting poets to read from their works Feb. 18

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    Two visiting poets, Ross Gay and Erika Meitner will be welcomed to the Huntington campus this month in conjunction with the  A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series, a program that invites six to eight writers every year to read publicly from their bodies of work. Poetry readings from Gay and Meitner are scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in Smith Hall 154   A book signing will immediately follow the readings. Gay is an assistant professor of English at Indiana University and the author of two poetry collections: Against Which (CavanKerry Press, 2006) and Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). ...
  • College Goal Sunday to assist with FAFSA applications Feb. 10


    For those planning to continue their  education after high school or return to college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, must be completed.. Free help in filling out and submitting the FAFSA is available during College Goal Sunday, a one-day event that will be held at 23 locations throughout the state. College Goal Sunday workshops will take place Sunday, Feb. 10 in Corbly Hall on the Huntington campus, as well as at the Marshall University Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant. Experts will be available to assist students from 1 to 4 p.m. and students can ...
  • Scholarship named for William Denman


    The West Virginia division of the American Civil Liberties Union has named a scholarship in honor of Dr. William Denman, emeritus professor of communication studies at Marshall and a longtime ACLU activist and fundraiser who helped organize the state’s first chapter and served as the organization’s president four times. At its recent meeting in Charleston, the ACLU board created the scholarship, the ACLU of West Virginia Foundation’s William Denman Youth Activist Scholarship, and made a donation to the ACLU’s Fund for Justice, which supports legal and educational programs. The scholarship offers recipients $7,000 toward their first year of college. David Bender, a Marshall ...
  • JobTrax accounts available to faculty and staff


    The Office of Career Services has made accounts for JobTrax, the online local and national job database and career management system for the Marshall community, available to Marshall faculty and staff. These accounts will enable faculty and staff to assist students with job searches, research employers and serve as mentors to Marshall students. Further information is available by viewing the program flyer.
  • Drawing for quilt raffle to take place Feb. 13


    A drawing to benefit the Golden Girl Group Home in Huntington will take place next Wednesday, Feb. 13. The prize is a quilt handmade by Sandra Clements. For tickets, contact Dr. Laura Michele Diener by e-mail at diener@marshall.edu, or stop by her office in Harris Hall 115 Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. For further information, click to view the flyer.    

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Feb. 13, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by noon, Feb. 11.