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  • Board of Governors approves tobacco ban


    Marshall University’s Board of Governors  approved a policy banning tobacco products on any university-owned or controlled property at their meeting last week on the Huntington campus. The tobacco policy applies to any and all indoor and outdoor locations. However, events that attract a large number of off-campus visitors to a Marshall location may be exempted on a case-by-case basis, provided that all smoking be restricted to designated outdoor smoking areas. The tobacco policy goes into effect Monday, July 1. “We are so happy that our campus is making this move to improve the health of our students, faculty and staff,” said Amy Saunders, ...
  • Project makes Glenwood Estate more publicly accessible

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    The Graduate Humanities Program is hosting another installment of the Glenwood Project, a three-part initiative now in its final phase that seeks to make the Glenwood Estate on Charleston’s West Side more publicly accessible through archaeological and historical analysis. The stately Georgian-style mansion sits on the corner of Orchard Street and Park Avenue, just a short distance from Stonewall Jackson Middle School. It is a rich repository of the history of Charleston and the Kanawha Valley as well as of the estate’s early owners, whose names would become familiar to Charlestonians through the streets that today bear their names. On June 30, ...
  • Ohio Valley Bank establishes scholarship for students served by Point Pleasant center

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    Full-time students at the Mid-Ohio Valley Center (MOVC) will benefit from a new scholarship fund established by the Ohio Valley Bank. “As a locally based business, Ohio Valley Bank is a longtime partner of the Mid-Ohio Valley Center as it works toward academic excellence,” said Homer Preece, director of the center. “We are pleased to get this scholarship program under way.” The scholarship agreement was announced last week at the bank’s Point Pleasant location by Mario Liberatore, president of Ohio Valley Bank Point Pleasant and a longtime member of the MOVC Board of Advisors;  President  Stephen J. Kopp; and Dr. Ronald G. ...
  • In Memoriam: Lisle G. Brown


    Lisle G. Brown, longtime curator of Special Collections in the Morrow Library, died June 14 in Huntington. He had served as he curator for more than 40 years, since 1972. Prior to coming to Marshall he was a manuscripts librarian, stacks manager and student assistant at the University of Utah.  He was featured in more than 20 publications, including “West Virginia:  A Historical Resource Guide” and a variety of research reviews.  He served on the West Virginia Historic records Advisory Board. He graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Fine Arts in painting and drawing, earned a M.A. of ...
  • In Memoriam: Andrew Sikula Sr.


    Dr. Andrew Sikula Sr. who served as  associate dean, director of the Graduate School of Management, Richard G. Miller Endowed Chair and professor of business administration during his 14 years at Marshall, died June 4. Born an identical twin in Akron, Ohio, he was a gifted athlete who played football, baseball and basketball for the Mogadore, Ohio, schools, altogether lettering in nine sports. In addition, he was salutatorian of his graduating class. He and his brother attended Hiram College  on full academic scholarships, where they both played football.  He earned an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  With an ...
  • Cancer researcher presents technology developed to help personalize chemotherapy

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    Biomedical sciences researcher Dr. Pier Paolo Claudio traveled to a national medical meeting in Chicago earlier this month to present a technology he and his colleagues think will help physicians personalize chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Claudio’s presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology focused on ChemoID, a system he has developed with  biology professor Dr. Jagan Valluri to measure the sensitivity of patients’ tumors to chemotherapy drugs. “Oncologists every day face many challenges in determining the best course of therapy for an individual cancer patient,” says Claudio. “The basic problem is that patients with similar diagnoses don’t ...
  • Marshall to welcome students with Asperger’s Syndrome


    A group of high school students with Asperger’s Syndrome are coming from across the U.S. to enroll in classes of their choice  on the Huntington campus July 16-Aug. 16. Approximately 12-15 students who have completed their junior year of high school  will be taking part in Marshall’s  7th Annual Summer Transition Program. In addition to taking a class, they will live independently in the residence halls, eat in the dining halls and receive individualized support from College Program staff of the West Virginia Autism Training Center. Students will work collaboratively with staff to structure daily activities and develop visual schedules that ...
  • Employee of the Month nominations being accepted


    The Human Resource Services Office is now accepting nominations for Employee of the Month. Nominations can be made by completing and submitting a nomination form to Human Resource Services, 207 Old Main. This program was established in 1992 to recognize outstanding performance by classified and non-classified staff.  To be eligible, only non-probationary, benefits eligible employees with at least one year of continuous employment will be considered. Nominators must specify one or more of the following reasons to justify their nomination: Significant and positive impact on the university or community (identify accomplishments). Excellent customer service skills with colleagues and/or students. Outstanding and sustained performance of assigned ...
  • Reminder: Faculty, staff can participate in ‘Color Run’ Aug. 31 for $5 off

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    The Color Run, a unique 5k race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 .m. in downtown Huntington. It’s a five kilometer, untimed race in which participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival” using more colored powder to create lasting memories. Marshall faculty and staff members, in addition to students, can sign up now at http://thecolorrun.com/huntington/ and get $5 off the race entry fee with the code MARSHALL13. Contact Michele Muth, Assistant ...
  • Application process begins for Fall Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waivers


    Applications are now being accepted for  the Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver program for the fall 2013 semester, according to Dr. Donna Spindel, dean of the Graduate College. The program provides tuition assistance for a limited number of graduate students and Marshall University full-time faculty and staff employees. Applicants must be currently admitted and enrolled in a graduate degree-granting or certificate program at Marshall.  Up to three hours of waiver for graduate coursework will be awarded to qualified applicants. The waiver does not cover online courses. The awarding of waivers is competitive and is made on the basis of academic achievement and promise, ...
  • Reminder: STEAM camps continue next month


    The Rahall Transportation Institute and the June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development are offering a series of summer camps for students focused on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) activities.  Class  sizes for each camp are limited so preregistration is required.  The remaining camps include: Experimenting with Science, for children entering grades 3, 4 and 5, Monday, July 8 – Thursday, July 11, – 9 a.m. – noon in Jenkins Hall B7; cost, $100 per child. Bee-Bot Into Beginning Robotics!  Children entering 1st and 2nd grades; Monday, July 22, – Thursday, July 25,  9 a.m. – noon,  MUEE STEM ...
  • Defense classes for women start July 12 at Rec Center


    Campus Recreation and the Marshall police department are teaming up to offer R.A.D.  (Rape Aggression Defense) classes for women on Saturdays, July 12-Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  The classes will take place at the Marshall Rec Center, Studio B, at a cost of $35 for members and $50 for non-members. Classes will be taught by certified MUPD officers.   Educational components include lecture, discussion and physical resistive strategies. An objective of the program is to empower women to take charge of their personal safety. Participants under 18 require parent/guardian consent at the first class meeting.  The CONTACT Rape Crisis Center is also ...

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed July 10, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by noon, July 8.