May 14, 2014

 

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  • Marshall 20/20 Updates: Services Portfolio group names Rapid Response Teams, Academic Portfolio group collects niche statements

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    Services Portfolio Work Group: Seven Rapid Response Teams have been activated in connection with the Services Portfolio Review, part of the Marshall 20/20 strategic planning process. The Services Portfolio Review is an evaluation of all non-instructional services being provided to Marshall students, faculty and staff—including human resources, instructional technology, auxiliaries, purchasing, communications and marketing, printing, etc. The review is looking at how these services align with the university’s mission, how much they cost to deliver and how they could be provided more efficiently. The Rapid Response Teams will be working over the next couple of months to identify and analyze opportunities to improve service, reduce ...
  • She did it! Yeager Scholar Katie Kramer swims the Strait of Gibraltar

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    A rising senior on Marshall’s swim team, Katie Kramer, is believed to be the youngest American female to complete the swim across the Strait of Gibraltar, from Spain to Morocco on Sunday. “I ended up swimming with another guy from Moldova,” Kramer said.  “He had been waiting since April 28, but today was the first day that the weather conditions were OK.  I only had to wait one day.” The swim began May 11 at 8:30 a.m., and is 8.9 miles long. It took place in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. The Naples, Fla. native finished the ...
  • Three to be inducted into Harless Hall of Fame


    The College of Education and Professional Development’s June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development will conduct its 12th annual Harless Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, May 15. The ceremony will be held in the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center.  A showcase of the center’s work begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Stan Maynard, executive director of the center, said the ceremony provides an opportunity to show appreciation and give recognition to those peoplewho have been identified as outstanding contributors to West Virginia’s educational system with special focus on ...
  • Eleventh annual Empty Bowls raises $13,355 for Facing Hunger Foodbank

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    A check for $13,355 from Huntington’s 2014 Empty Bowls event was presented to Facing Hunger Foodbank Executive Director Tiffany Tatum last week at the Ceramics Building at 201 21st St. Marshall ceramics students and representatives from B’nai Sholom Congregation and Christian Associates presented the check, which represented the proceeds from the 11th annual event April 11. The funds raised will allow the food bank to put nearly 100,000 meals on Tri-State tables, according to Tatum. Ceramics students created about 1,300 bowls for the day, while local area potters, University of Rio Grande faculty members, the Pottery Place and the Huntington Museum of Art ...
  • Lose the Training Wheels Camp at Huntington High teaches individuals with disabilities to ride two-wheel bicycles independently

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    For the fourth consecutive year, the School of Kinesiology is hosting the Lose the Training Wheels Camp July 14-18 at Huntington High School. The program, offered in concert with the nonprofit charity iCanShine, teaches participants with disabilities how to independently ride a two-wheel bicycle. iCanShine 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 more than eighty percent. Participants attend one 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days. Dr. Gregg Twietmeyer, associate professor of kinesiology, said the benefits are two-fold: one, ...
  • High school students can receive scholarships for Marshall online summer courses


    Up to 30 eligible high school students participating in Marshall’s Online College Courses in the High Schools (OCCHS) program will receive a reduced rate for online courses offered during the 2014 summer school terms. “The OCCHS program is an integral part of Marshall University’s ongoing K-12 outreach efforts,” said Kelli R. Mayes, director of the Technology Outreach Center. “It allows students to get an early start on their college careers.” For each of the four summer sessions offered this year, eligible students will pay $25.00 per credit hour instead of the regular online course fee. “This is a significant discount for parents ...
  • Visiting Writers program receives grant to host events this fall


    The College of Liberal Arts has announced that the A. E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series program has been awarded a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council to host two accomplished authors in the fall. Authors Glenn Shaheen and Eric Lemay will be visiting classes Oct. 6 and 7 for craft talks and workshops. On the evening of Oct. 6, they will present their work at an event open to the public. Shaheen is a poet and author of “Predatory,” which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Lemay is an essayist and poet whose most recent ...
  • Birke Art Gallery named one of the state’s top ten galleries to visit


    The Birke Art Gallery has been named one of “West Virginia’s 10 Contemporary Art Galleries You Should Visit,” by global art, food, culture and travel website The Culture Trip. London-based author Vincent Wood said it was the gallery’s public display of student art that piqued his interest and solidified the Birke’s spot on the list he compiled. “It was this combination of promoting the arts and education and helping unestablished artists in their initial steps into the art world whilst still being an open forum that caught my attention,” Wood said. Jessica Long, director of the Birke Art Gallery, said the Birke promotes ...
  • Staff Council elections start Friday, May 16


    The Classified Staff Council will hold an election May 16-19 to fill current vacancies. The staff members elected to these positions will finish the remainder of the current term, which will end June 30, 2015. Vacancies to be filled include the following: Two vacancies in EEO 40 – Technical and Paraprofessional Nominees are: Gail Rice, School of Pharmacy, and Elizabeth Coffey, Autism Training Center One vacancy in EEO 50 – Clerical Nominee is: Lisa Poteete, Autism Training Center Two vacancies in EEO 60/70 – Service and Maintenance Nominees are: Tony Waugh, Plant Operations, and Dwayne McCallister, Housing   Electronic voting will be available from Friday, May 16, at 6 a.m.  through Monday, May 19, at midnight. ...
  • Reminder: Farewell reception for Michelle Douglas is tomorrow, May 15

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    A farewell reception for Michelle Douglas, director of human resource services, will take place Thursday, May 15 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Drinko Library Atrium.  Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.                                                                          
  • School of Medicine invites Marshall community to scholarship fundraiser

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    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and two Marshall “first ladies,” Jane Kopp and Mary Shapiro, are issuing an invitation to attend “Outstanding in Our Field,” a medical school scholarship fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, June 7, at 1511 County Road 65 in Proctorville, Ohio. Co-sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, the event is being hosted by Dr. Bobby and Eric Hardin-Miller. The festivities begin with a 6:30 p.m. reception, followed by a food and wine pairing at 7 p.m. featuring Chef Steven Nakano, JCESOM Class of 2015; Sous Chef Dr. Joseph Shapiro, dean of the School of ...
  • Correction: Marshall Recreation Center ‘shutdown week’ in effect through May 18


    Monday, May 12, marked the beginning of the sixth annual “shutdown week” for the Marshall Recreation Center. The facility will re-open Monday, May 19. “Shutdown week” means the entire Recreation Center staff is cleaning and renovating the facility. Staff members will be working as a team to complete the duties assigned to them by the assistant director of facilities and operations, Keith Hernstrom. Some duties include deep cleaning of equipment and the climbing wall, pool maintenance and repair, locker room cleaning and maintenance, and gym floor recoating. Each year specific areas get special attention, but no part of the facility ...

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