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  • SharePoint site to provide information on university budget, other issues


    As announced at last week’s Faculty Senate meeting, the President’s Office has set up a SharePoint site to keep students, faculty and staff up to date with information related to the budget process for 2013-2014. The site also will be active as the new university-wide committee is established following the conclusion the initial working group’s meetings. This site provides the opportunity to ask questions, and to share input and documents. The goal is to establish a forum for generating ideas, identifying issues and bringing forth concerns about the budget process and other related matters. The site is open to students, faculty and staff and ...
  • Awards of distinction presented during spring general faculty meeting


    Awards of distinction were presented and retiring faculty were recognized during Marshall University’s spring general faculty meeting Tuesday, April 30, at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the Huntington campus. The meeting  included remarks from Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp and Faculty Senate Chair Eldon Larsen. Six people received the Distinguished Service Award and five received the Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award. To qualify for Distinguished Service Awards, persons must have at least 20 years of service at Marshall University, a record of distinguished service to the university and/or college, and a record of distinguished teaching as evidenced by peer, administrative ...
  • Annual service awards celebration is brunch this year


    Marshall University’s 29th annual Service Awards observance will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, for brunch in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. In addition to the service awards, the Employee of the Year will be named at this time. The following is the list of university staff members who will receive awards: For 10 Years of Service: Shyla Abraham, Christopher Albright, Amber Bentley, John Bowen, Frank “Butch” Brodtrick, Terry Campbell, Elizabeth Coffey, Maurice Cooley, Catherine Donchatz, Kathy Hale, Lisa Henry, George Hewitt, Tammy Johnson, Sybil Lockard, John Maxwell, Beverly McKinney**, Timothy McSweeney, ...
  • School of Medicine increases space for research and economic development


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is expanding its research and development operations by acquiring laboratory and office space in the university’s Forensic Science Center Annex from the Huntington Area Development Council. Monday’s announcement by Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, dean of the School of Medicine, reflects an agreement among the Huntington Area Development Council, the Marshall University Research Corporation and the medical school that will give the school the space it needs to grow its biomedical research program. “I am thrilled we will soon expand our biomedical research operations into space at the Forensic Science Center Annex,” Shapiro said. “Through our ...
  • Math faculty member contributes to new study on pandemic flu

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    A Marshall mathematics faculty member, Dr. Anna Mummert, participated in a recent study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLoS ONE which provides new information for public health officials about mitigating the spread of infection from emerging flu viruses. The report brings new insight into the H1NI pandemic of 2009 and may help officials prepare for future pandemics. The study was led by researchers at Mississippi State University. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Miguel Hernández in Spain also collaborated on the study. During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, along with the last three flu pandemics of 1918, 1957 and ...
  • Marshall faculty member will travel to Spain to present her research on sport horses

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    Dr. Abbey Dondanville of the College of Health Professions (COHP) will travel to Barcelona, Spain this summer to present her research on the jumping biomechanics of sport horses. For the past 30 years, Dondanville has been an avid horse rider who experienced firsthand the power behind a horse’s jump. “In 2008, we started seeing a huge spike in rider and horse deaths from what is called a rotational fall,” Dondanville said. “The horses were hitting the obstacles with their legs, which caused them to pivot, fall and ultimately crush the rider. I, too, have had a rotational fall but luckily, only ...
  • Local elementary children to benefit from J.T. Rembert Memorial Run/Walk


    The J.T. Rembert Memorial Run/Walk will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Ritter Park. Rembert, a linebacker for Marshall from 2001 to 2004, passed away July 9, 2012, from a pulmonary embolism. Proceeds from the run/walk will go to the J.T. Rembert Memorial Enrichment Program and be used to assist local elementary school children in attending local camps and extracurricular activities. The 3.2-mile event starts and ends at the Ritter Park Pavilion. Cost to participate is $25 in advance and $32 on race day for adults, and $11 in advance and $15 on race day for children. Participants can sign ...
  • Early Education STEM Center to host open house Monday


    The Early Education STEM Center will host an open house art show in the lobby of Corbly Hall, Monday, May 6, from noon to 4:00 pm. The Marshall community is invited to tour the displays, which will include clay sculptures, canvas paintings, quilt work, and creative pieces from reusable materials of three-, four- and five-year-olds. The Early Education STEM Center is a collaborative effort of MU’s June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, the College of Education and Cabell County Schools. It is designed to be a model program of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) preschool education while ...
  • Inaugural 5K Race ‘FoRUNsics’ to benefit Marshall University Forensic Science Honor Society graduate students


    The inaugural running of the 5K race “FoRUNsics” is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Pullman Square with proceeds supporting a scholarship for Marshall University forensic science graduate students. Students in the Forensic Science Graduate Program recently established the university’s chapter of Delta Delta Epsilon, a forensic science honor society. Proceeds from the event will help establish a scholarship fund to benefit forensic science graduate students in the honor society. Membership includes forensic science graduate students and professionals. The race will begin at Pullman Square, continue down 3rd Avenue, turn left at 7th Street, turn left at 5th ...
  • Lose the Training Wheels Camp at Huntington High teaches individuals with disabilities to ride two-wheel bicycles


    The School of Kinesiology is hosting its third annual Lose the Training Wheels Camp July 15-19 at Huntington High School. The program is offered in concert with the non-profit charity iCan Shine. The camp teaches participants with disabilities how to independently ride a two-wheel bicycle. iCan Shine is a national organization that works with local organizations to host camps in individual communities. Staff members travel the country conducting the camps, and have an average success rate of approximately 80 per cent. Participants attend one 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days. Dr. Gregg Twietmeyer, assistant professor of kinesiology, said the benefit ...
  • Marshall’s School of Physical Therapy to hold first White Coat Ceremony


    The School of Physical Therapy will conduct its first White Coat Ceremony and Presentation Day beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, at their location in the St. Mary’s Center for Education at 2847 5th Ave. “Our students have just completed their first year in the program, and will be completing their first clinical internships this summer and early fall,” said Dr. Penny Kroll, professor of physical therapy and chair of the school. “This is the perfect time to give them their white coats as they move from work done primarily in the classroom to clinical rotations.” The keynote address will be ...
  • Nursing graduate, undergraduate students to participate in conference Friday


    Several Marshall graduate and undergraduate students will be giving podium and poster presentations during the upcoming Evidence-based Nursing Conference, which will take place Friday, May 3, in the Harless Auditorium at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m, with a welcome address scheduled for 8:15. The conference is sponsored by the Marshall School of Nursing, College of Health Professions, Nu Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and Cabell Huntington Hospital. Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, an authority on evidence-based practice, will be the keynote speaker. Melnyk, who graduated cum laude from West Virginia University, is Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University ...
  • Summer camps for kids to emphasize science and the arts


    The June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, part of the College of Education, will be offering summer camps on the Huntington campus for students entering pre-K through 8th grade. The theme for the camps this year is Exploring S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). There will be four weeks of camps, running Monday – Thursday, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon with a snack provided. They include: Pre-Botting: Pre-K Readiness Camp, children entering Pre-K and K, (Child must be 4 by Jan. 1, 2013) June 3-6; MUEE STEM Center, Corbly Hall 118; $80 per child Arts and Bots: ...
  • John Marshall Room to offer BBQ May 8


      The John Marshall Room is offering a BBQ lunch special Wednesday, May 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required and may be made by e-mailing sodexocatering@marshall.edu. Click on the graphic to view larger size.
  • Stage managers implement digital technology at Marshall

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    This semester the Theatre program in Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre has begun implementing a different way for stage managers to take notes using iPad technology. Nicole Perrone, assistant professor of theatre, said the digital prompt book enables the stage managers to do everything that is needed in an electronic format, as opposed to paper. “In this way, they can amend the files more quickly and share the files more easily,” Perrone said. “Also, the iPad has several unique features that would not be available in a paper prompt book. For example, instead of attempting to notate all the movement ...

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