October 31, 2012

 

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  • Mountain Stage coming to Huntington Nov. 4

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    Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay is the newest artist confirmed to appear on Mountain Stage with Larry Groce Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. Mountain Stage, hosted by Larry Groce, is a two-hour music radio show produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed worldwide by National Public Radio (NPR) and the Voice of America’s satellite radio service. The program showcases diverse music, is recorded before a live audience and travels to venues worldwide. McKay’s musical talents have been heard from radio to TV, to Broadway and even in movies. She has written original music for Rob ...
  • Marshall University International Festival to celebrate diversity in Huntington

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    The Tri-State’s international community is diverse and growing. From students to professionals, people from all over the globe now call the region home. On Saturday, Nov. 3, local residents will have a new opportunity to learn more about the traditions and foods of other cultures. Marshall’s International Festival, now in its 49th year, will take things to a new level when the event moves to the Big Sandy Superstore Arena after outgrowing its previous location on the Huntington campus. International restaurants from the Tri-State area will join the event featuring sample size portions of their cuisine for festivalgoers. The festival is open ...
  • Sociology & anthropology speaker series continues Nov. 7


    Dr. Richard J. Chacon, an associate professor of anthropology at Winthrop University, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center (2E28). The presentation and discussion will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Chacon’s presentation, part of the speaker series of Marshall’s department of sociology & anthropology, is titled “Conservation or Resource Maximization? Analyzing Subsistence Hunting Among the Achuar of Ecuador.” In this presentation, Chacon will discuss findings from his extensive anthropological fieldwork experience among the indigenous peoples of South America in which he has employed methodological and theoretical approaches that range from those basic ...
  • MU Geography students to modernize maps for state environmental agency


    The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has sub-contracted with Marshall University’s Geography Department to employ student interns to convert paper mine maps to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database format. The contract for the GeoMine project is actually a renewal of a previous contract that lasted from December 2011 to September 2012. The current contract, which provides an additional $129,000 in funding from the WVDEP, runs through December 2013. “This is a feather in our cap,” said Dr. David Pittenger, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “Our Department of Geography offers an outstanding education that allows students to learn both ...
  • Opera Theatre to present ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ Nov. 9-10


    The Marshall University Opera Theatre, together with the Sanctuary Choir of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, will present the beloved seasonal opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church at 513 10th St. in Huntington. The one-act opera by composer Gian-Carlo Menotti is one of the most popular operas in the repertoire and has been enjoyed by audiences around the world, said Linda Dobbs, professor of music and director of the opera. Its story of the power of love delivers a potent message ...
  • Yeager Symposium features Laurie Garrett Nov. 5


    The second of two Society of Yeager Scholars lectures on the New Terror: Emerging Threats to National Security takes place at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5 in the Marshall University Foundation Hall when Laurie Garrett, a Senior Fellow of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations will address “Bioterrorism: the Modern Peril.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Garrett has won the Polk, Peabody and Pulitzer prizes for her outstanding work and research. She is the author of several books and served as a script consultant for ...
  • Marshall breaks ground for engineering complex; building will have state-of-the-art instructional, research facilities

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    Marshall officials, joined by special guests Art and Joan Weisberg and other friends and supporters of the university, broke ground Monday on a $50 million engineering complex on the Huntington campus. Construction will begin this week on the 145,000 square-foot, four-story Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex. The facility, which will be one of the largest academic buildings on campus when completed, will be located on Third Avenue between the Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories and the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. Construction of the complex is expected to take about 28 months. Weisberg is president of Arthur’s Enterprises, which this past ...

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