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  • Black History Month activities to include trivia quiz game, soul food feast, annual Diversity Breakfast

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    Observances of Black History Month on the Huntington campus will begin with a team trivia, game-show-style event at  7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Memorial Student Center, room BE-5. “We invite members of the Marshall community to form teams of 2 to 8 players and compete for cash prizes,” said Maurice Cooley, director of the  Center for African American Students’ Programs. “Teams can represent sororities, fraternities or other student organizations, in addition to groups from churches or other community organizations.” In addition, the annual Soul Food Feast will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the John Marshall Room,  on ...
  • Reminder: Living the Legacy Awards Luncheon to take place Feb. 6; reservations due today

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    The Living the Legacy Awards luncheon  will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, room BE-5. 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 Dr. Martin Luther King’s smallest freedom fighter and later  co-authored  the book Selma, Lord, Selma:  Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days. After a young black man was killed while demonstrating for voting rights, a 54-mile march from Selma to the state Capital in Montgomery to present  a petition to Governor George ...
  • MU Jazz Fest to feature Airmen of Note


    Airmen of Note, considered the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, will headline the 44th annual Marshall University Jazz Festival, which begins Thursday, Jan. 31, and continues through Saturday, Feb. 2.  Performances will take place at 7 p.m. each evening in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. “The Jazz Festival is one of the many programs put forth by the College of Fine Arts, funded in-part by the president’s office of Marshall University and the Marshall University Foundation,” said Dr. Sean Parsons, assistant professor of music in jazz studies at Marshall. “By bringing performers to campus as part ...
  • Second INTO Visit set for next week


    Marshall will again be playing host to members of the INTO University Partnerships international recruitment team. About 35 visitors representing countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe will be touring Marshall’s Huntington campus, learning about our academic programs, libraries, residence halls and recreation facilities, dining halls, student resources and admissions, this Sunday through Wednesday. The international team will visit with students and faculty to learn what makes Marshall a unique and welcoming place for students from across the globe. Click to view INTO Marshall website.
  • History and Culture of West Virginia lecture series continues Feb. 5


    John C. Allen Jr., an architectural historian living in Jefferson County, is the February speaker for the History and Culture of West Virginia monthly lecture series sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.  His lecture takes place  Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni center. A graduate of Tulane University, Allen is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Vernacular Architectural Forum.  He serves on both the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission and the board of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. A native of Harrison County, Allen’s passion ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center announces ‘Kids’ Night Out’


    The Marshall Recreation Center will be hosting a special night out for kids from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. This program is available to parents who would like some time to themselves to shop, see a movie, or get some things done around the house. The children will be entertained in a fun, safe environment where they will experience climbing on the Rec Center’s rock wall, swimming in the indoor pool, playing ball on the courts and having a pizza party with all their new friends. Children ages 4-12 are welcome. The deadline to register is Thursday, Jan. 31. Parents ...
  • Marshall University School of Pharmacy receives gift from Cabell Huntington Hospital


    Hoods will be used in pharmacy simulation laboratory The School of Pharmacy has received two laminar flow hoods from Cabell Huntington Hospital, Dr. Robert B. Stanton, assistant dean in the Office of Experiential Education at the school, announced last week. Laminar flow hoods are used to cleanse the air when sterile techniques and a sterile environment are required, particularly during the compounding process. “Cabell Huntington Hospital graciously donated two of their laminar flow hoods for our pharmacy simulation laboratory and we are very grateful for their generosity,” Stanton said. “Cabell is an important partner in our students’ experiential education and we look ...
  • 27th Annual Student Juried Exhibition under way


    The 27th Annual Student Juried Exhibition, composed of artwork created by undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Art and Design  is now on  display in the Birke Art Gallery, Award winners were recognized Jan. 28 at the exhibit’s opening reception. John Farley, a Marshall alumnus and the gallery’s director, emphasized the eclectic nature of the show and stressed the benefits to students. “As in years past, I expect a dynamic display that represents the breadth of disciplines our students are engaged in,” Farley said. “Over the last 27 years, this exhibit has blossomed into a highly successful and rewarding juried ...
  • New scholarship created for students at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine


    Officials with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced last week the creation of a $15,000 endowed scholarship by Dr. Robert A. Hess, a 1984 graduate of the school. His son, Dr. Jonathan A. Hess, is a 2012 graduate of MUSOM and currently a resident physician in family medicine at Marshall. The scholarship, known as the Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Hess Scholarship for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, will be awarded to a first-year medical student who is also the first in his or her immediate family to attend medical school.  The recipient will be selected ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Jeffrey Powell


    Dr. Jeffrey Powell, professor of philosophy, is the editor of Heidegger and Language, a collection of essays that was published earlier this month by Indiana University Press. The collected essays take a look at the role of language in the thought of Martin Heidegger, a German philosopher known for his existential exploration of the “question of being,” to reassess its significance for contemporary philosophy. The essays  consider such topics as Heidegger’s engagement with the Greeks, expression in language poetry, the language of art and politics, and the question of truth.  Powell is currently translating, with William McNeill, Heidegger’s History of Being.

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