November 14, 2012

 

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  • International signing ceremony Thursday at 9 a.m at Foundation Hall

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    Marshall will be playing host to more than 60 members of its international recruitment team from INTO University Partnerships, hailing from more than 20 countries, beginning with a signing ceremony that will kick off the agreement. The signing will take place Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m in  Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. Members of the university community are welcome to attend. “For many, this will be their first trip to West Virginia and we want them to receive a warm West Virginia and Marshall welcome,” said Matt Turner, Marshall’s chief of staff. “They will spend ...
  • Women’s Studies, Women’s Center raffling quilts to help local agencies

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    Marshall’s Women’s Studies program and Women’s Center are conducting a quilt raffle to support the Golden Girls Group Home, the Branches domestic violence shelter and Little Victories animal shelter. By donating one of a list of needed items (click for a flyer with a list), persons will receive two tickets for the raffle. Items should be dropped off at Harris Hall 115 in order to receive the tickets. The drawing will take place Friday, Nov. 30. The quilts, which will be on display in the Memorial Student Center tomorrow, were made by Marshall and Huntington community members. For further information, e-mail Dr. Laura ...
  • Electoral College subject of next Amicus Curiae presentation Nov. 29


    The third lecture of the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy will feature Dr. George C. Edwards III, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A & M University, who will discuss the electoral college and its impact on American elections. His presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the MU Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. Edwards, a leading scholar of the presidency, has served as the Olin Professor of American Government at Oxford and the John Adams Fellow at the University of London, and has held senior visiting appointments at Peking University, ...
  • Groundbreaking for soccer complex set for Friday, Nov. 16

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    Marshall University officials will conduct a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new soccer complex at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The groundbreaking will take place on the Huntington campus, at an area beside the Joan C. Edwards Stadium and the M-Club Pavilion. Work on the complex will begin the following week, with completion slated for Aug. 1, 2013. Joining President Stephen J. Kopp, Athletic Director Mike Hamrick and others as speakers at the groundbreaking will be will be former Marshall and NFL quarterback Chad Pennington, co-chair of the Vision Campaign to raise $30 million to upgrade Marshall’s athletic facilities. ————- Graphic: Artist’s rendering of the soccer ...
  • Nobel Prize recipient for Physiology or Medicine to visit Marshall today


    Günter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D., recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, will visit the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Wednesday, Nov. 14. He will speak to members of the university community at 2 p.m. in the Harless Auditorium of the Marshall University Medical Center. Dr. Blobel is recognized the world over for his research discovery that proteins have built-in signals that direct their movement in cells. His work has shed light on diseases such as cystic fibrosis and kidney stones, which have been linked to errors in the signal and transport systems. Although the ...
  • Marshall geography professor invited by Oxford University to share thoughts with Atlas of the World publication

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    Dr. Joshua Hagen, professor of geography at Marshall, has been invited by Oxford University’s Atlas of the World to share his thoughts on the relationship between geography and current events for their publication, Place of the Year 2012. Atlas is the only world atlas which is updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information. Hagen, who is co-author of Borders: A Very Short Introduction, commented for the publication on the geography of Europe and Syria as well as the concept of “Homeland.” Hagen noted that Europe’s ongoing fiscal crisis has served to aggravate pre-existing regional ...
  • New section of Paul Ambrose Trail for Health opens


    The St. Cloud Commons portion of the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH), officially opened yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH) is a growing bicycle and pedestrian trail system providing free, healthful recreational opportunities for the City of Huntington and surrounding areas. Through grants, fundraising, sponsorships and individual contributions, more than $2.5 million has been raised to support the construction and maintenance of the PATH. Construction projects begin as funding is released, and currently seven miles are completed and used daily. PATH is named after Dr. Paul Ambrose, a graduate of the Joan C. Edwards ...
  • University Chorus to sing ‘The Fountain’ by Evan Mack at memorial service Nov. 14


    Marshall University’s Chorus will be performing a special piece written specifically for Marshall at the 2012 memorial service for victims of the 1970 plane crash. Performing with the chorus will be Dr. Evan Mack, who composed the work. Mack, a composer, pianist and member of the faculties of Skidmore College and the College of St. Rose, was an artist-in-residence in 2009, giving master classes and concerts. “The Fountain” is a work that Evan Mack composed for Marshall students, according to  Robert Wray, director of the University Chorus. It was premiered by the Marshall University Chorus last  spring. The memorial service, an annual observance ...
  • United Way campaign gets under way this week

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    The 2012  United Way of the River Cities workplace campaign is now under way with pledges and contributions being accepted through Friday, Nov. 16. Pledge forms have been sent to mailboxes and MU staff can also contribute through payroll deductions, according to Jaye Ike, chair of this year’s campaign.  “It doesn’t take much; $1.00 per paycheck can change a life,” she said.  “Your contribution to United Way reaches many people in many counties in our area.  And your dollars stay here.” Marshall’s workplace goal this year is $35,000. United Way of the River Cities supports programs and strategies that address problems in this ...
  • University receives $721,000 gift for mechanical engineering professorship


    Marshall University has received a $721,000 bequest from the estate of Huntington businessman J. Robert “Bob” Fletcher to fund the engineering professorship bearing his name. The donation is expected to be matched through the state’s “Bucks for Brains” West Virginia Research Trust Fund for a total benefit to the university of more than $1.4 million. The J. Robert Fletcher Professorship for Engineering will support an endowed faculty position in mechanical engineering at Marshall. The Fletcher family established the endowment in 2010 with a gift of $125,000, which was matched by the trust fund at that time. Fletcher, who died in May 2009, ...
  • Disability Awareness Workshop to take place Dec. 4


    A Disability Awareness Workshop for the university community will be conducted on from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Drinko Library, Room 402.  The program is divided into two segments: Part 1: Disability Ettiquette aims to increase work productivity and effectiveness through improved awareness of human disabilities and increased levels of comfort in working with diverse groups of people. Presenter:  Teresa McCourt, a specialist with West Virginia University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities.  Her training and experience provide her with insight and skill sets in working with and providing services to individuals with disabilities, as well as in ...
  • Career Services hosting fall career webinar series


    Marshall University Career Services is hosting a career webinar series for students, with important information on how to prepare themselves for life after college. The series features career authors and experts who share their knowledge on interviewing, life planning, job search, networking and much more. “We want to provide as much information as possible to help our students develop the professional skills they need to be successful,” said Debby Stoler, assistant director of development and outreach in Career Services. “This series of one-hour seminars is given by experts and experienced professionals and covers a variety of topics that can give students ...
  • Poets to read their works tonight


    Poets Neil Carpathios and Crystal Good will read from their work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Birke Art Gallery. Their appearance is part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. Carpathios is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Playground of Flesh, At the Axis of Imponderables, and Beyond the Bones. He also writes for the column “Let’s Talk Poetry” in The Portsmouth Daily Times, devoted to showcasing work by local poets in the Southern Ohio region. The recipient of fellowships and grants from the Ohio Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, Carpathios teaches and is ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center to host ‘Kids’ Night Out’


    The Marshall Recreation Center will host a special night out for kids from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. The program is available to parents who would like some time to themselves to shop, see a movie, or get some things done around the house. The children will be entertained in a fun, safe environment. They will climb on the Rec Center’s rock wall, swim in the indoor pool, play ball on the courts and have a pizza party with their new friends. Children ages 4-12 are welcome. The deadline to register is Thursday, Nov. 29. Parents are asked to register ...

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