College of Liberal Arts News Archive

Professor leads community action resulting in Huntington Community COVID Care Plan
Dr. Marianna Linz, professor and chair of the psychology department at Marshall University, has served as a driving force to bring community groups together in what is being called the Huntington Community COVID Care Plan.
Marshall hosting activities, web page for centennial of women’s right to vote
Marshall University has several activities planned in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The yearlong celebration is already underway and will continue with academic, campus-wide and community activities that both recognize this critical accomplishment of America’s courageous, trailblazing 20th Century women and encourage today’s American women to wield their voting power.
Center for Consumer Law and Education to host student loans-focused event
The Center for Consumer Law and Education (CCLE) will host a “People’s Law School” event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Room 402 of Marshall University’s Drinko Library.
Visiting Writers Series to host reading by author Kiese Laymon
The A. E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall University will present a public reading by author Kiese Laymon at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.
Amicus Curiae Lecture Series to present talk on U.S. Senate by political expert Peter Hanson
The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series continues at Marshall University with a presentation by Dr. Peter Hanson, who will speak on “The U.S. Senate’s Growing Crisis of Legitimacy,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall.  The lecture is free and open to the public.
Lecture by Harvard women and gender expert Dr. Caroline Light to be held March 16
The Marshall University Department of History will present the 2020 Charles Hill Moffat Lecture, featuring Dr. Caroline Light, director of undergraduate studies and senior lecturer at the Program in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University.  The talk, “Whose Castle?: The Weaponization of Self-Defense,” will draw on Light’s important 2018 book, Stand Your Ground. 
Women’s historian to be featured as speaker for Schmidlapp Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Studies
Marshall University will present the 2020 Charlotte Schmidlapp Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Studies, featuring author Joan Quigley, author of Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital.
Public SKYWARN Weather Spotter class to be offered Feb. 19
The Marshall University Department of Geography and the National Weather Service will present a SKYWARN Weather Spotter class. SKYWARN spotters volunteer to become the “eyes and ears” of the National Weather Service and serve their community by acting as a valuable source of information when dangerous storms approach.
Underhill authors historical account of J. Edgar Hoover based on newly released documents
Marshall University’s Dr. Stephen M. Underhill has published The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI with Michigan State University Press. It is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and other retailers. Underhill examines how longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover incited the Red Scare to undermine Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, as well as the New Deal.
Free screening of the documentary ‘Chemical Valley’ offered
The Marshall University film studies program will present a screening of the documentary Chemical Valley, which delves into issues experienced during the 1980s in the Kanawha Valley, related to industry’s impact on the environment and community.