October 24, 2012

 

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  • Engineering Complex Groundbreaking Set for Monday, Oct. 29


    Marshall University will celebrate the start of construction of the $50 million Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex with a groundbreaking at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at 1628 Third Ave., where the building will be located. The ceremonial groundbreaking will take place at the east end of the F Lot, near the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. Construction on the 145,000 square-foot, 480-foot long engineering complex is expected to take 28 months with the facility opening in February 2015. The building is named for Art Weisberg, president of Arthur’s Enterprises and the founder of State Electric Supply Company. Weisberg made ...
  • Rankin presents research at international meeting

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    Dr. J. Graham Rankin, professor in Forensic Science Graduate Program, presented research results at the International Symposium of Fire Investigation Science and Technology (ISFI 2012) meeting at the University of Maryland, College Park, Oct. 15-17. ISFI 2012 was the fifth presentation of this biennial professional symposium emphasizing the application of modern fire science and technology to fire investigations and analyses. ISFI 2012 accepted more than 60 papers covering the entire spectrum of fire investigation science and technology. Fire investigation scientists and experts from 10 countries across four continents presented papers. The international gathering was organized by the National Association of Fire Investigators ...
  • Storyteller, educator among those recognized with ‘Because of You’ awards for contributions to coalfields heritage


    A retired miner who travels the state telling schoolchildren about the early days of the industry and the coordinator of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s mine management program were among nine people recognized earlier this month with “Because of You” awards for significant contributions to the state’s coalfields heritage. The awards were presented as part of the 2012 Miners’ Celebration held Oct. 4 at Tamarack. The Miners’ Celebration was a cooperative project of the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences at Marshall University; the National Coal Heritage Area; Strategic Solutions LLC; the United Mine Workers of America; the West Virginia ...
  • Diversity symposium to take place Nov. 3


    A Diversity Symposium to explore issues of diversity in classrooms and society will be offered Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both the Huntington and South Charleston campuses.  The symposium is sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, the Literacy Education program and the College of Education. The sessions will be held in the Academic Center building on the South Charleston campus and in Smith Hall 154 on the Huntington campus.  The symposium is open to all Marshall students, faculty and staff, as well as public and private school teachers.  Presenters will share a ...
  • Yeager Symposium lectures to address national security


    This year’s Yeager Symposium, presented by the Society of Yeager Scholars, includes two lectures on The New Terror:  Emerging  Threats to National Security . The first one features Dr. Jason Morrissette, a political science faculty member who will speak on “The Politics of Fear:  Domestic and Lone-Wolf Terrorism in the U.S.” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30,  in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. Morrissette has expertise in world politics, conflict and security,  post-Soviet and  environmental  politics.  He was the 2010 recipient of the Pickens-Queens Excellence in Teaching Award. Laurie Garrett, a Senior Fellow of the Global Health Program at the Council on ...
  • Reminder: Tabyshalieva to speak Friday


    As part of the Women’s Studies Colloquium series, Dr. Anara Tabyshalieva, assistant professor of history, will speak on Defying Victimhood:  Women and Post Conflict Peace Building,  Friday, Oct. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in Drinko Library 402. Read story from Oct. 17 newsletter.
  • Grant to support mine safety research at Marshall


    The Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) is receiving $96,306 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration to support mine safety research. Researchers at CEGAS will use the grant funds over the next year to develop a computer program to perform mine ventilation network planning calculations. The program will simulate a mine’s ventilation system and its response to altered conditions, including external influences such as temperatures and internal influences such as mine fires. The CEGAS researchers plan to incorporate the program into a virtual mine safety training academy to produce realistic mine emergency response exercises. Dr. Tony ...
  • Cindy Canterberry named Employee of the Month

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    Cindy Canterberry, Financial Aid Counselor Sr., has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for August, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. An employee for almost eight years, she was nominated by Deanna L. Stewart of Housing and Residence Life. In her nomination Stewart wrote that  Canterberry  goes beyond her call as an advisor in financial aid and noted that when Stewart’s daughter, a student, was having  health issues in 2009, Canterberry  was always available to answer questions and  gave invaluable counsel so that she could continue her education.  “I was constantly calling ...
  • School of Journalism celebrates opening of Marvin L. Stone Reading Room

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    A ribbon cutting Oct. 19 marked the official opening of the Marvin L. Stone Reading Room, located inside the Parthenon newsroom in Smith Hall. Terry Stone, Marvin Stone’s widow, was on hand to cut the ribbon. “He would be so proud,” she said of her late husband as she addressed the crowd. Marvin Stone was a 1947 Marshall alumnus, graduating from the School of Journalism. He was best known as Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report, and had a career in journalism that spanned 40 years. The Marvin L. Stone Reading Room has many items on display, including some of his papers ...
  • Cyber safety summit to take place Oct. 30


    Marshall is sponsoring a free cyber safety summit beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to John Sammons, assistant professor of Integrated Science and Technology and director of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. Sammons said that reservations can be made up to noon Monday, Oct. 29. The summit will take place in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse and the Memorial Student Center  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is for adults, college students and younger students aged 12-14. During the sessions, participants can learn how to prevent cyber bullying, keep themselves and their families safe online, handle the dangers of social media, ...
  • ‘Octubafest’ begins this evening


    Members of the Marshall University Tuba and Euphonium Studio will present solo performances to kick off the annual celebration of Octubafest.  The first of two events will be held at 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Jomie Jazz Center. Marshall’s Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, “Tubonium,” will perform a concert with an array of Halloween-themed compositions to celebrate TUBAWEEN at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Smith Music Hall.  This year the program will feature a combined ensemble including the Department of Music students and faculty, local high school students and community members. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the festive ...
  • Countdown to Commencement is Nov. 7-8


    Countdown to Commencement will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The purpose of Countdown to Commencement is to assist those participating in this year’s winter commencement, set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Cam Henderson Center. “Countdown to Commencement has proven to be very popular among our graduates, both in the winter and the spring,” said MU Registrar Roberta Ferguson. “With everything in a central location, it saves them a lot of running as they take care of those pre-commencement responsibilities. We encourage everyone ...