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  • Nominations sought for student leadership and service awards


    Both student and faculty/staff nominations are being sought for this year’s Student  Leadership and Service Awards ceremony, which will take place May 3. The Division of Student Affairs annually presents awards to outstanding members of the MU student community, recognizing the students’ contributions to the university in leadership roles and in service to the university and the community. In addition, there are two awards that recognize the outstanding contributions of faculty or staff members who serve as advisors to student organizations. Nominations are due before noon March 25 and applications are due before noon  April 12.  Specific awards and nomination forms are ...
  • Gift for MIIR from Allied Realty takes Marshall to $15 million ‘Bucks for Brains’ goal


    Marshall University officials announced last week that a gift from Allied Realty Company is the final private donation needed to reach the university’s $15 million West Virginia Research Trust Fund fundraising goal. Allied recently made a $150,000 donation to support the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR) and the College of Fine Arts. The $100,000 portion of the gift designated for research at MIIR, in addition to other year-end gifts and pledges, is expected to be matched by the state’s trust fund and will allow Marshall to draw down the last of the money allocated to it in the fund. The West ...
  • Stephanie Hurley named Employee of the Month

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    Stephanie Hurley, Residence Life Specialist in the Department of Housing and Residence Life, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for October, according to Michelle Brown-Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. Employed at Marshall for more than two years, she was nominated by John F. Yaun, director of Housing and Residence Life. In his nomination, he wrote, “She is an extremely valuable part and team member of our department. First, she is responsible for all of the academic  initiatives in HRL such as LLCs, FIGs assessment, programming, faculty collaboration, student learning outcomes, supervision, and numerous other ...
  • FYS students’ projects featured on National Day of Listening website


    Selected stories from students in Professor Jennifer Sias’ First-Year Seminar (FYS) classes last fall are featured on the StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening website. The stories resulted from the class’s final project in which students were assigned to interview a person who has made an impact on their lives and produce an audio or video digital story.  All of their stories are on the class website: http://muweb.marshall.edu/wpmu/fys100-sias/. “We used StoryCorps’ Question Generator as a starting point for developing interview questions, and then students had the freedom and responsibility to develop questions tailored to their interview subjects,” Sias said. “StoryCorps, This I Believe ...
  • Choral Union seeking new members


    Members of Marshall University’s Choral Union, an ensemble dedicated to outstanding performance of choral masterworks, are once again inviting members of the Tri-State area to join them for the spring season. 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth and the 70th birthday of Morten Lauridsen, who is still very active composing and teaching in the United States. The pieces to be performed in the spring semester include Britten’s Festival Te Deum, Lauridsen’s “Sure on this Shining Night,” and Edward Elgar’s Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands. Directing the chorus this semester is recent MU master’s degree graduate William Murphy. He has ...
  • Med school expert encourages flu vaccinations


    The annual flu season is under way and infectious disease experts, including the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Dr. Thomas Rushton, say this year’s virus is hitting early and often. “The last 10 years or so influenza hasn’t typically shown up before the new year,” Rushton said.   “This year there were a significant number of cases reported around Thanksgiving.” More than half of the states in the U.S. are experiencing high levels of flu-like illness, and flu activity continues to be on the rise, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest FluView report.  While West Virginia is ...
  • Sutphin to speak on “Steamboats, Rivers and West Virginia” Jan. 22


    Gerald W. Sutphin will kick off “The History and Culture of West Virginia: A Lecture Series” with his talk on “Steamboats, Rivers and West Virginia” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. A native of Mullens, W.Va., and a Marshall graduate with degrees in art and journalism, Sutphin served in the U.S. Army before returning to Huntington, where he worked for the U.S. Corps of Engineers for the next 18 years. During this time he developed a keen interest in the history of riverboats that navigated the river systems feeding the ...
  • Profile: Samuel Boateng

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    Kicking a ball around a  sunny playground in his native Ghana came as natural  to Samuel “Sammy” Boateng  as getting up in the morning and heading off to school.  Soccer was more than just a sport, it was a passion for him and his  schoolmates who played the game for endless hours during school down times, after school, even on weekends. “In Ghana, soccer is what virtually all kids do,” the office assistant in the Office of Medical Education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine explains. “You start to play early and play until you ‘age out’ and start ...

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