College of Liberal Arts News Archive

Lecture, discussion groups to help veterans
Marshall University’s Wars Within, The Wars Without program, which aims to help local veterans reflect on their experiences, is hosting an upcoming lecture in January and a series of discussion groups for veterans in February and March.
Visiting Diversity Scholar honored by the West Virginia Library Association
Dr. Cicero Fain III, a Visiting Diversity Scholar at Marshall University, was presented the West Virginia Literary Merit award from the West Virginia Library Association for his book, Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story, which the association described as “an outstanding publication that contributes to West Virginia or Appalachian literature.”
Faculty member discovers new writings by Walt Whitman
Dr. Stefan Schöberlein, an assistant professor in the Department of English and the director of digital humanities at Marshall University, along with a colleague from the University of Idaho, Dr. Zachary Turpin, are receiving acclaim in the literary world this month after their discovery of new texts penned by American poet Walt Whitman.
Faculty, students present at the 2021 virtual National Youth Science Camp
Dr. Brian Kinghorn, an associate professor of curriculum, instruction and foundations at Marshall University, and his National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) staff organized and directed a second virtual camp this summer, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Program aiming to help veterans by reading the classics will kick off with inaugural lecture Aug. 20
Marshall University will present the inaugural lecture Friday, Aug. 20, of “The Wars Within, The Wars Without,” a program designed to help connect veteran students at Marshall with veterans from throughout the state of West Virginia. The lecture, titled “Stoicism as a Philosophy for Modern Life,” will be presented by Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, who serves as the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy and the chair of the Department of Philosophy at City College of New York.
Psychologists, students present as part of online Comic-Con International
Psychologists from Marshall University’s Psy.D. program were again invited to be part of Comic-Con International this summer, which will be online for the second year. Comic-Con@Home featured hundreds of panel discussions that included actors, writers and other famous names from television, movies, gaming and comics July 23-25 at https://www.comic-con.org/frontpage.
Courses geared toward veterans and their loved ones to be offered
Marshall University is enrolling students in some new Fall 2021 courses that aim to help veterans and others cope with traumatic experiences, and explore the history of war. The courses are geared toward veterans and military-connected students, as well as anyone who is close to veterans, including family and friends.
Digital Humanities program to offer online workshop on building a personal or professional website
Marshall University’s Digital Humanities program will host an online workshop, “Creating a Professional or Personal Website.”  It will be online from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, and will be presented by Elizabeth James, archivist and digital preservation librarian at Marshall.
Professors’ book earns Weatherford Award for best books about Appalachia
A book that was a joint research and writing effort among Marshall faculty, students and community members, which discusses the 2014 chemical spill in central West Virginia, has received the Weatherford Award for best books about Appalachia.
Online support group offered
The Marshall University Psychology Clinic will offer an Anxiety and Depression Skills and Support Group to assist individuals in improving their abilities to cope with feelings of depression and anxiety.