October 17, 2012

 

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  • Two University of Cincinnati writers to read from their work at MU


    Novelist Chris Bachelder and Danielle Cadena Deulen, a poet and essayist, will read from their work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Smith Hall 154 on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. The readings, part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall, are free to the public and will be followed by book signings. Bachelder is a novelist, e-book pioneer and frequent contributor to the publications McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and The Believer. Born in Minneapolis, Minn., he grew up in Christiansburg, Va. Bachelder received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Florida at Gainesville. His novel Lessons in Virtual Tour ...
  • Weekend at Marshall features marching festival


    Marshall University’s Department of Music will host the Tri-State Marching Festival Saturday, Oct. 20. Band performances begin at 11 a.m. in Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Stadium gates will open at 10:15 a.m. According to Marshall’s band director, Steve Barnett, this is the largest band festival of its kind in this part of the country. Bands from West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia have been separated into categories based on the number of performers. Marshall’s Marching Thunder will also perform an exhibition at the conclusion of the performances at approximately 9 p.m. Admission to the festival is $5 per person ...
  • ‘Unity Celebration’ to involve students, faculty, staff Oct. 24

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    Hundreds of Marshall University students are expected to gather on the Huntington campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24, to take part in the first We Are … Family! Unity Walk Celebration. Maurice Cooley, director of the Center for African American Students’ Programs, said the event was created to give all Marshall students the opportunity to come together for the purpose of celebrating their unity, being part of the same “family,” and recognizing their individual differences. “We all rejoice and celebrate being a part of the Marshall family,” Cooley said. “I don’t know of any other university where students have as much pride and ...
  • MU Cycling Club plans Spin-a-thon for Daniel Hughes


      The Marshall University Cycling Club will host a Spin-a-thon at the Recreation Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The Spin-a-thon will consist of three 30-minute spin classes (7 to 7:30 p.m., 7:45 to 8:15 p.m., and 8:30 to 9 p.m.) and will be instructed by Stephanie Vlahos. The proceeds from the event will go to benefit Daniel Hughes, a local teen who was hit by a dump truck while riding his bike to class on The Ohio State University campus. The cost is a minimum $10 donation per bike, per class, and there are 24 bikes available per class. ...
  • Application process begins for Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waivers


      Applications are now being accepted for the Marshall University Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver program for the spring 2013 semester, according to Dr. Donna Spindel, dean of the Graduate College. The program provides tuition assistance for Marshall graduate students and Marshall full-time faculty and staff employees. Applicants must be currently admitted and enrolled in a graduate degree-granting or certificate program at MU.  Up to three hours of waiver for graduate coursework will be awarded to qualified applicants. The waiver does not cover online courses. The awarding of waivers is competitive and is made on the basis of academic achievement and promise, Spindel said. ...
  • MU tops all state universities in friendly food drive competition


      A fun and friendly Marshall/WVU football competition before last month’s big game netted a Cross Lanes food pantry almost 2500 items and saw Marshall come out the winner. Leading up to the game, the Tyler Mountain/Cross Lanes Community Services worked with several area churches and businesses to set up MU/WVU themed donation boxes, where fans could contribute food items in the name of their favorite teams. The final tally was MU 1469, WVU 841, and other teams 165, for a total of 2475 items. “The big winners here were the TMCLCS food pantry and all those we serve,” said Vicki Ballenger, executive ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center to host 4th annual Haunted Rec event to support Healthy Kids, Healthy WV initiative


      The Marshall Recreation Center is inviting kids to get ready to get active in a spooky Halloween setting as it hosts the 4th annual “Haunted Rec” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event is free and open to the public. The recreation center is partnering with the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Committee to encourage kids to be active through the Healthy Kids, Healthy WV initiative. The goal of the Healthy Kids, Healthy WV initiative, a program created by Generation WV, is to use the members of young professionals’ organizations to inspire communities across the state ...
  • Hagen co-authors new book


      Dr. Joshua Hagen, professor of geography, is the co-author of Borders: A Very Short Introduction which was published earlier this year by Oxford University Press. His co-author is Alexander C. Diener, an assistant professor of geography at the University of Kansas. “From private gated communities to fenced national borders, and from gerrymandered electoral districts to bounded fiscal spaces we all live with (and against) barriers.” said Dr. Harm de Blij, professor of geography at Michigan State University in reviewing the book. “This lively, brief, current, impressively comprehensive and theoretically as well as philosophically inclusive ‘introduction’ is much more than that—it’s terrific ...
  • Marshall graduate pledges $300,000 for Medical School scholarships


      Donald L. “Don” Blankenship, a 1972 Marshall University graduate, has generously committed $300,000 over a three-year period for scholarships at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Blankenship made the pledge in honor of his mother, Nancy Marie McCoy, who passed away in 1995. The first $100,000 gift was received in early September. “The demographics of southern West Virginia mean that there will be a continuing and increasing need for high quality local doctors,” Blankenship said. “I am fortunate to be able to contribute in a small way toward fulfilling this need, while at the same time honoring my mother’s memory, helping ...
  • Profile: Edna Meisel

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      Ah, the music, the lights, the clowns, the sawdust, the edge of the seat anticipation that something wonderful is about to happen, the future college professor flying through the air doing fancy flips and then dangling upside down from a trapeze. So who among the dreamers and starry-eyed adventurers hasn’t fantasized at one time or another about chucking it all and running away to join the circus. Dr. Edna Meisel, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, didn’t exactly run away to join a circus, but in a way you could almost say the circus found her. ...
  • Women’s Studies Colloquium series continues Oct. 26


      Dr. Anara Tabyshalieva, an assistant professor in the department of history, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Drinko Library auditorium (room 402). Tabyshalieva will discuss her new book, a volume she co-edited with Albrecht Schnabel, Defying Victimhood: Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Published this year by the United Nations University Press, the book affirms the importance of including women in the process of rebuilding and creating sustainable peace after war. Too often, this collection of comparative case studies and country studies shows, women are marginalized in this process, thereby subverting the possibilities for sustainable peace. By “defying ...
  • Civil rights lecture series continues Oct. 23


    The fourth in a series of six lectures by distinguished scholars, centering around the long civil rights movement in the U.S., takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Foundation Hall, home of the Ericson Alumni Center. Dr. Danielle McGuire will speak on the connection between the civil rights movement and efforts to confront violence against black women in the Jim Crow South. She is the author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance, A New History of the Civil Rights Movement. “Rosa Parks did not refuse to leave her seat because her feet were ...
  • Graduate College to sponsor Graduate School Fair Oct. 24


    Marshall University’s Graduate College will sponsor a Graduate School Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, for college students, teachers and other working professionals who are considering a graduate program at Marshall. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center. “This is a great opportunity for people to learn about the graduate educational opportunities here at Marshall and talk directly to representatives from graduate programs across the university,” said Dr. Donna Spindel, dean of the Graduate College. “We’ll also have information on how to apply to ...
  • 10/17/12 – Parking lots to close for construction of new engineering complex at Marshall

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    As construction begins soon on the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex, a 145,000-square-foot, 480-foot long facility, parking adjustments will be necessary for MU students, faculty and staff on the Huntington campus, according to James E. Terry, director of public safety. “For more than two years, we’ve been planning for the relocation of parking spaces that will be lost due to the construction of the Weisberg Engineering Complex,” Terry said. “That’s why we built the 6th Avenue parking facility before this construction begins. “Often, with progress comes some inconvenience. We ask for understanding and patience as our community has to alter their ...