University Communications

The Newsletter for Marshall University        January 25, 2012

Marshall's Kelly green color welcomed back as semester begins


As reported in the Dec. 14 edition of "We Are...Marshall," the Marshall University Board of Governors adopted a resolution making a brighter shade of green the university’s official color. The new color was tested with different groups during a trial period in 2011 and proved to be very popular across campus and with Thundering Herd fans, said Marshall Chief of Staff Matt Turner.

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Marshall University Clinical Psychology doctoral program reaccredited

Marshall’s Psychology Department has once again received accreditation for the doctoral program in clinical psychology from the American Psychological Association.  

APA accreditation is the nationally accepted standard for excellence in clinical training, according to President Stephen J. Kopp.

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MU-ADVANCE names faculty fellows, awards mini-grants

Dr. Kristi Fondren


Dr. Hyoil Han


Marshall University’s MU-ADVANCE program has named four faculty fellows and awarded five mini-grants as part of the program to enhance the research and professional development of female faculty members in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Dr. Elizabeth Niese


Dr. Maria Serrat


MU military director awarded Salutes Plaque


Kelly Sweetman, Director of Military and Veterans Affairs at Marshall, received a prestigious United States Air Force Salutes Plaque last week in a ceremony at the Memorial Student Center.

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Cheri Casey named Employee of the Month


Cheri Casey, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Facilities Scheduling for the Memorial Student Center, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for November, 2011, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.

Casey was nominated by Paul Becker, Linda Bowen, Vicki Cole, Andy Hermansdorfer and Jonathan James.

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Play by local artist describes search for her father


 “Snapshot,” a play by local artist Carmen Mitzi Sinnott, will be performed in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

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32 Marshall students to be among participants
in Undergraduate Research Day

Thirty-two Marshall students are among 106 students from throughout West Virginia who will present their discoveries in poster format in the 9th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on Jan. 26.  

The event, which will take place in the Capitol rotunda, helps members of the state Legislature and the executive branch understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students who produced these projects.

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Newsletter Contest: Where's This?


One winner will be drawn from the correct answers to the question of where or what is in this Marshall-related photograph.

Marshall students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible. 

Send your entries to Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 31. Entries must have the answer and the entering person's name, affiliation (to Marshall), phone number and mailing address.

Click to view larger version of the contest photo.


Win two "We Are . . . Marshall" Kelly green shirts!

Mr. and Ms. Marshall are shown in the Kelly green shirts that will be given to one lucky winner, as well as two tickets for a home men’s basketball game.

Contest Results from the Jan. 11 Issue

The winner of the Jan. 11 contest was James Schneider, Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He correctly identified the old football locker in the Forensic Science Center once used by the 1970 football team, most of whom were lost in the plane crash.

Visiting Writers Series sets spring readings

The Marshall Visiting Writers Series has announced its spring schedule of author appearances.



Series coordinator Art Stringer said noted poets and prose-writers from around the region will be reading from exciting new work. He said this spring’s events “highlight the power of stories and will offer a rich variety of voices.”

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Other Coming Events

Guest lecture on ceramics to take place Thursday, Jan. 26

The Department of Art and Design will present a lecture by Jeff Chown, the North American representative for Blaauw Products, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Marshall University ceramics studio. The event is free and open to the public.

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'Kindred Spirits' fundraiser to benefit Marshall Artists Series

Kindred Spirits, a fundraiser to benefit the Marshall Artists Series, will celebrate the birthday of “The Bard of Scotland,” Robert Burns, by offering an evening of revelry, music and Scotch tasting that takes place at the Jameson Cigar Company, located in the Shops at Heritage Station in Huntington, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

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Artists Series to present '100 Years of Broadway'

Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed "100 Years of Broadway," featuring a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows and a cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band, comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m.

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Trombone, piano faculty members to give recital
Jan. 29

Faculty members Dr. Michael Stroeher, trombone, and Dr. Henning Vauth, piano, will present a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Smith Recital Hall.

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Spring International Film Festival to feature 6 countries

Six films will be screened during the Marshall Artist Series’ Spring International Film Festival that runs from Friday, Feb. 3 through Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.

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Marshall Recreation Center issues faculty/staff fitness challenge

Marshall Recreation Center officials are encouraging Marshall faculty and staff to sign up now for the Spring 2012 Faculty & Staff Fitness Challenge, which runs Jan. 30 to March 16.

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Harless Center staff members chosen for Italian study abroad


Two staff members from the June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, College of Education, have been chosen to participate in a study abroad program in Italy this spring.

Tarabeth Brumfield, Director of the Early Education STEM Center, and Brea Wiles, Studio Educator at the Education STEM Center, will be traveling to Reggio Emilia, Italy, for in-depth Reggio Emilia early childhood philosophy training.

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Gallery 842 hosting ‘Thermal Traces’

   “Thermal Traces,” the latest exhibition at Gallery 842, is now open and features encaustic (hot wax) paintings by three artists, Kristy Deetz, Lorraine Glessner and Reni Gower, who curated the exhibit.

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Profile: Maura Conway

  - a series on interesting Marshall University people


The daily drive from Huntington to South Charleston was often traffic clogged and fraught with construction challenges, so a few years ago Maura Conway reluctantly left friends and coworkers behind on the South Charleston campus and returned to the Huntington campus.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Feb. 8, 2012. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by Feb. 6.


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