January 23, 2013


Click on headline to read entire article.

  • ‘Living the Legacy’ luncheon to feature author Sheyann Webb-Christburg Feb. 6

    Marshall University will combine the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day  and Black History Month with the Living the Legacy Awards luncheon, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the basement of the Memorial Student Center. The luncheon will include a recognition of the Living the Legacy Award recipients and will feature keynote speaker Sheyann Webb-Christburg, who became known as King’s smallest freedom fighter and later co-authored  the book Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days.  Born one of eight children in Selma, Ala., in 1956,  Webb-Christburg attended the then-segregated ...
  • Center for Teaching and Learning to offer pedagogy workshops online

    The Center for Teaching and Learning has introduced the Spring 2013 Pedagogy of Teaching and Learning Online (PTLO) workshop series for faculty members who are teaching (or are planning to teach) an online or hybrid course in the near future. According to Dr. Karen McComas, assistant director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, this recently revised series consists of three separate, but related, workshops: Part I: Quality Matters (QM) is for faculty who are interested in learning more about using the Quality Matters (http://www.qmprogram.org) rubric and peer review process to establish high-quality online educational experiences. Part II: Pedagogy Matters (PM) is for faculty ...
  • Marshall receives Islamic book, film collection from National Endowment for the Humanities

    Marshall University is among 842 institutions nationwide and two in  southern West Virginia that have been selected to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities “Bridging Cultures” initiative. The announcement was made earlier this month. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a collection of books, films, and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world, according to NEH officials. Marshall’s participation in the program was initiated by Dr. Majed Khader, associate librarian, and Dr. David Pittenger, dean of the College ...
  • International president of Alpha Kappa Alpha to visit Marshall Jan. 26

    Local members of  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first Black Greek letter organization established by African American women, will welcome the organization’s international president, Carolyn House Stewart, at a Founders’ Day brunch Saturday, Jan. 26. Stewart will give a keynote address at the brunch, which will take place at 11 a.m. on the Huntington campus. “We also will be recognizing one of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s founders, Lavinia Norman,” said Dr. Shari Clarke, vice president for multicultural affairs at Marshall, who is co-chairing the event. “She was a West Virginia native and taught at Douglass High School for 40 years.” The sorority was ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center to host Pump and Run competition

    The  Recreation Center’s annual Pump and Run, a competition that features weight lifting and running, will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Race director Michele Muth said Pump and Run is a great opportunity for participants to get an intense workout, train for other Pump and Run races and enjoy the competition. Participants can take up to 15 minutes off their running time by shedding 30 seconds from their time with each bench press rep. The 5k run (3.1 miles) will be completed outside around the MU campus, and will include chip timing. The pump portion of the race, which precedes ...
  • 3-D art on display at Gallery 842

    Three-dimensional artists Michael Anthony Smith, academic lab manager for the School of Art and Design, and Rick Wolhoy, sculpture studio technician, opened a  joint exhibition of their work at Gallery 842 Jan. 18. The exhibit is  separately titled 60’ 6” for Smith and Anthropometry for Wolhoy. Smth, of Huntington, is an adjunct professor in the School of Art and Design and full time safety/shop technician in the Art Warehouse. Wolhoy, of Ashland, Ky., is a Marshall alumnus and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Art and Design. Both artists create work primarily in three dimensions, although they are not limited to ...
  • Faculty Achievement

    Dr. Suneel Maheshwari, professor of accountancy, along with co-authors  Anand Krishnamoorthy,  Sandip C. Patel and David R. Shetterly, had an article, “Use of Technology In Managing Currency Exchange Rate Exposure In the Public Sector,” published in the Delhi Business Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, July-December 2012: 18-19.
  • In Memoriam: Beverly McKinney

    Beverly McKinney,  Administrative Secretary Senior in the College of Fine Arts’ music department, died Saturday, Jan. 5. McKinney is remembered fondly by her colleagues as having a warm smile and always being willing to help. She was a graduate of Marshall University, a member of the Tri State Art Association, and a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  She taught piano lessons and was an artist, often displaying her paintings at Art in the Park events. She will be greatly missed by those in the College of Fine Arts.

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Jan. 30, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by noon, Jan. 29.