March 13, 2013


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  • Comedian Aziz Ansari brings ‘Buried Alive’ tour to Keith-Albee Wednesday, April 3; tickets on sale through MU, Ticketmaster

    Comedian Aziz Ansari, named 2011’s “Funniest Dude in Prime Time” by People Magazine, will appear at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. His “Buried Alive” tour appearance is being presented by Upfront Inc. and Marshall’s Campus Activity Board. Tickets are $20 for students and $33 for general admission and may be purchased by calling ext.6-6656.  Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ansari has quickly established his presence in the comedy world. He is currently starring in a popular television series, is developing a number of films and will soon debut his second ...
  • Sessions to be offered on ‘Understanding Social Media’

    Two sessions of “Understanding Social Media” will take place on Thursday, March 14. The first session will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. in Drinko Library 402  and the second from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Drinko Library 349. Jody Perry, Executive Director of Technology Services, is the instructor for this one-hour workshop, which will emphasize the dangers and the benefits of social media, especially in the workplace. Complete course information and online registration are available at Human Resources officials said they expect to offer the program on the South Charleston campus at a later date.
  • South Charleston library to feature exhibition of work by photographer Sam McColloch

    As a youngster growing up in New Martinsville, W.Va., Sam McColloch and his sisters were frequent subjects of their father’s camera as he snapped away, recording the trivia of everyday life along with fond vacation memories. Photography proved to be a family passion when the young McColloch himself began shooting with his first Brownie reflex camera, little realizing that one day he would be a prize-winning photographer, whose striking black-and-white images would hang in prestigious galleries and be found in numerous private and corporate collections. Now a sample of his photographs can be seen in a new exhibition opening this month ...
  • Marketing students sponsor clothing collection, quilt drawing for the homeless on the Huntington campus

    The Marshall Chapter of the American Marketing Association is accepting donations of warm clothing items (hats, gloves, scarfs, coats, etc.) for the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless. Collection boxes are located on the first floors of Corbly Hall, Drinko, Smith Hall and MSC. In addition, the group is conducting a drawing for the quilt shown in the photo in April, which will also benefit the homeless in the Huntington area. Tickets are $5, and the winner need not be present to win.   Click on the photo to view details on the drawing.  
  • Stormwater Fact of the Month from Environmental Health and Safety

    Outdoor car washing results in large amounts of dirt, road grime, oil, and heavy metals flowing into the Ohio River or other local streams. The soapy water used to wash the car flows down the street and into storm drains. Water that enters the storm drains can travel directly to the Ohio River and other streams without being cleaned. Commercial Car Wash – This is the best option to keep harmful chemicals from entering our streams and rivers. Commercial car-wash water is recycled and sent to the wastewater plant for treatment. At Home – When washing your car at home, wash it on your ...
  • Biology faculty awarded summer stipends for research proposal preparation

    Members of the biology faculty have received two of six competitive grants recently awarded statewide by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The awards, worth $5,000 each, assist faculty members with the preparation of proposals for funding of research or research equipment. The proposals will be submitted to external funding agencies or foundations. The Marshall faculty members who were awarded grants are Dr. Gary Schultz, assistant professor, and Dr. Wendy Trzyna, associate professor, both in the Department of Biological Sciences. Faculty members are expected to prepare research proposals as part of their routine activities. These summer stipends are designed to provide uninterrupted ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Shawn Schulenberg

    Dr. Shawn Schulenberg, assistant professor of political science, director of graduate studies for political science and interim director of the interdisciplinary program in sexuality studies, is the coauthor of a recently published book, Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America, published by Lexington Books. The other coauthors were Jason Pierceson and Adriana Piatti-Crocker. A follow-up volume to Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships, which was published in 2010, Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America sheds light on regional, national, and individual-level factors that have led to major developments for same-sex relationship equality in Latin America and explores institutional, political, and social barriers ...
  • Collaborative education helps Marshall health care students prepare for future

    Marshall University officials, including the deans of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and College of Health Professions, last week announced a series of interprofessional education sessions designed to teach health care students collaborative team skills for providing optimal patient care. The inaugural program, which started in February, encourages students from multiple disciplines to learn the advantages of collaboration in the delivery of high-quality health care. “The concept of team-based health care that includes a physician, a pharmacist, a nurse, a physical therapist and others is truly essential for delivering the best care available to our patients,” said ...
  • Reminder: Leadership and Service Awards from Student Affairs

    Each year the Division of Student Affairs presents awards to outstanding members of the Marshall University student community. These awards recognize the students’ contribution to the university in leadership roles and in service to the university and the community. There are also two awards that recognize the outstanding contributions of faculty or staff members in their role as advisor to a student organization. This year’s Student Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013. Nominations are due before noon on March 25, 2013. Applications are due before noon on April 12, 2013. We are seeking nominations ...

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