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  • More than 1,500 to graduate from Marshall May 11

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    More than 1,500 students will graduate Saturday, May 11, in a pair of commencement ceremonies at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Marshall will conduct two commencements for the second consecutive year. The 9 a.m. ceremony is for undergraduates, and a 2 p.m. ceremony the same day is for graduate students. Registrar Roberta Ferguson said the decision to split commencement into two events last year was a popular one and both ceremonies went smoothly. “We received excellent feedback from last year and the overwhelming opinion was good,” Ferguson said. “Two shorter ceremonies rather than one very long one makes it easier on the graduates ...
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine marks annual investiture Friday

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    Seventy-five medical students will receive their Doctor of Medicine degrees Friday, May 10, in the Investiture Ceremony of Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Admission is by invitation. Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp, Ph.D., who is among the speakers, will confer the students’ degrees. This year’s Investiture speaker is Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., MPH, a nationally-recognized pediatrician, public speaker and expert on poverty and social justice. She has served as chair of Mobile Health Programs for the Children’s Health Project of D.C. at Georgetown University ...
  • Spindel to give address at graduate student commencement ceremony

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    Dr. Donna J. Spindel, dean of the Graduate College, will give the commencement address at the graduate student ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Spindel has been a member of the faculty at Marshall for 37 years, beginning as an assistant professor of history in 1976, then moving up to associate professor in 1981 and to full professor in 1987. In addition to teaching, she has been active in the administration of the university, including service as the director of the honors program, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, director of the online ...
  • Reminder: Service Awards reservations due today


    Reservations for the Service Awards Brunch are due to the Service Awards Committee  by today, Wednesday, May 8. Reservations may also be e-mailed to lovely@marshall.edu. This year’s event in honor of the award recipients and retirees takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Following is an updated list of those who will be recognized: 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, ...
  • Marshall faculty member to present her research on windmill pitch mechanics

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    Dr. Suzanne Konz of the College of Health Professions will give an oral presentation detailing her research on the mechanics of the windmill pitch in softball at the 60th annual American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference Friday, May 31. Konz, an athletic trainer for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, said she conducted her study on roughly 30 athletes in game settings by filming their pitches and then analyzing the mechanical changes of each throw over the course of a game situation. Konz, an assistant professor of biomechanics in the School of Kinesiology, said the reality of sports for ...
  • Faculty members land $400,000 in grants to support professional development for teachers


    Faculty members in Marshall University’s Graduate School of Education and Professional Development have received five grants totaling $409,447 to support professional development for teachers. The grants were received through the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program (Title II). The initiative is part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which emphasizes teacher quality as a factor in improving student achievement. The Title II program focuses on preparing, training and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals and requires states to develop plans to ensure all teachers teaching core academic subjects are highly qualified. The projects funded at Marshall include: Using the Next Generation ...
  • Nominations being accepted through June 1 for ‘Spirit of the Coalfields’ Miners’ Celebration awards


    Nominations are being accepted for “Because of You” awards to honor people who have made significant contributions to West Virginia’s coal mining enterprise and the state’s mining heritage. Awards in nearly a dozen categories will be presented at a dinner and awards ceremony planned as part of this year’s “Spirit of the Coalfields” Miners’ Celebration to be held Oct. 3 at Tamarack in Beckley. According to event organizers, representatives of the state’s mining industry and community leaders will gather at the event to recognize miners, engineers, safety and environmental professionals and community members. Nominations for the awards are being accepted through June ...
  • Speech and debate team honored at National Forensic Association tournament


    The Thundering Word, competing as the smallest entry in the largest division, received a team sweepstakes award for the first time in 28 years in the National Forensic Association (NFA) National Tournament conducted recently on the Huntington campus. Marshall finished 10th in the President’s Division 1 and 22nd overall out of 83 teams. To compete in Division 1, a school had to enter 27-40 slots. Marshall entered 27, making it the smallest entry in the largest division. “For us to finish 10th in Division 1 and 22nd in the nation, I’m very, very proud and we’re very pleased,” said Coach Danny Ray. Bradley ...
  • MU Speech and Hearing Center offers free screenings to celebrate Better Speech and Hearing Month


    The  Speech and Hearing Center will offer free speech, language and hearing screenings on Wednesday, May 15, to celebrate Better Speech and Hearing Month. Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to raise public awareness of speech and language disorders that affect 14 million Americans. Pam Holland, director of clinical education in the  department of communication disorders, said speech and language disorders can take many forms and can limit academic achievement, social adjustment and career advancement. “Fortunately, most people with speech and language problems can be helped and even if the problem cannot be ...
  • 5k running class kickoff event scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Rec Center


    Crossing the finish line of a 5k race is all about taking the first step, and the Marshall Recreation Center is making that step easier with a 5-week training class. Experts will work with people at their own pace to prepare them for their first 5k or even shave time off their current personal best. The Rec will be holding a kickoff event prior to the beginning of the class and invites those interested to attend May 9.  It will be an informative time to learn more about the upcoming 5k class and the proper techniques of running. The kickoff event will ...
  • Faculty Achievement – Dr. Montserrat Miller


    Dr. Montserrat Miller of the Department of History has been invited to present a paper in Barcelona, Spain, on May 10.  The paper, “Las Propietarias de Pudestos de Venta en los Mercados Municipales,” is part of a conference called “Las Mujeres en el Mundo de los Negocios y en las Gestion Financiera y del Patrimonio Inmobiliario,” sponsored by the University of Barcelona, The European Union European Social Fund, the Spanish Ministry of Social Services and Equality, and the Generalitat of Catalunya.  

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