January 8, 2014


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  • Schray named finalist for Professor of the Year

    Dr. Kateryna Schray, professor of English, has been named a finalist in the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia’s “Professor of the Year” award this year. The winner of the award will be announced in March. Last month, Schray was the featured speaker at Marshall’s winter commencement. Earlier in the year, she received the Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award winner for 2012-2013. That award is named in honor of Charles Hedrick’s father, Charles E. Hedrick, a former history professor and later Chairman of the Graduate Council, and one of the founders of Marshall’s graduate program. Schray has been at Marshall since ...
  • Reminder: Be sure to vote for your choice of Marshall vision statement by Friday, Jan. 10

    Since October, teams of Marshall University students, faculty and staff have been diligently working to develop the university’s latest strategic plan. The intensive discussions were sparked following a summit that identified Marshall’s key challenges as it faces dwindling state funding for public higher education. During the Oct. 11 summit, known as the 20/20 retreat, one of the first priorities was to create a new “shared vision statement,” which will help set the stage for Marshall’s overall goal as a university, said President Stephen J. Kopp. Summit participants set a deadline of Jan. 10 to develop a draft vision statement. “A vision statement ...
  • In Memoriam: Buck Harless

    President Stephen J. Kopp issued the following statement about James H. “Buck” Harless, who passed away Jan. 1: “Truly the rarest of the exceptional human beings who have graced our world, James H. “Buck” Harless was a devoted West Virginian who dedicated himself to making this state a better place to live, work and raise a family. He was renowned for his business acumen and esteemed by the elite and well-connected. He was a touchstone for political aspirants; however, it was the countless lives of everyday people he touched through his generosity, caring and willingness to share his wisdom that set ...
  • Rebecca Hansen named Employee of the Month

    Rebecca Hansen, Coordinator of the College Program, Autism Training Center, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for September, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. Employed for more than 10 years, she was nominated by Hillary Brown, Adam Fry, Kerrie Harris, Bianca Hynes and Eszter Kiss. In her nomination Brown wrote, “Rebecca Hansen never wants to be referred to as ‘the boss.’  She’s a part of a team, a team she has helped build from the ground up.  Her passion for her job is indescribable and she motivates our team daily to ...
  • Marshall to present annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

    Marshall University’s annual “Living the Legacy” Awards Luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Don Morris Room on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The event will feature bestselling author Omar Tyree, whose works include the nonfiction The Equation: Applying the 4 Indisputable Components of Business Success and novels such as Flyy Girl, Welcome to Dubai (The Traveler) and For the Love of Money. The luncheon is free to the Marshall University community, but reservations are required. Reservations may be made by e-mailing allen1@marshall.edu or calling 304-696-4677. Deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 15. The program is dedicated to the ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center announces ‘Boredom Busters’

    The Marshall Recreation Center is starting the New Year right with a new program designed to strengthen the bond between parents and their children, as well as teach kids how to stay healthy and active. The program is called “Boredom Busters” and takes place one Saturday each month starting in January and ending in May. Alex Boyer, assistant director of youth programming at the Rec Center, came up with the concept. “We want to provide a program to help parents lure their children away from TV, video games and tablets so that they can spend quality time with them trying something ...
  • Marshall Medical Outreach invites Marshall community to participate in event to assist the homeless

    Marshall Medical Outreach, a student-run organization assisting the homeless with health care, will conduct an event with Qdoba in Barboursville Jan. 17-19. Members of the Marshall community who bring three pairs of new socks to the restaurant will receive a free entree in return for their donation. Persons who would like to assist, but cannot visit the restaurant those days, may contact Missy Clagg Browning at the School of Medicine by phone at 304-691-1511 or by e-mail at clagg11@marshall.edu. Click to read event flyer.    

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