‘Arcadia’ writer, director to speak at Marshall

Marshall University’s English Department, Honors College, Libraries, and Film Studies Program will host a free public screening of “Arcadia” from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, on Marshall’s Huntington campus in Smith Hall 154. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Andy J. Hall, writer and director of the film.

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West Virginia part of SAMHSA Region III Team approved for a $15,000 award

The Pediatric Research Subgroup of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Region III Opioid Overdose Prevention Collaborative has been approved for a $15,000 award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project on “Engaging Community Partners to Decrease Addiction.”

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Gilbert to be invested as 37th president in Sept. 22 ceremony

Dr. Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert, the 37th president in the 179-year history of Marshall University, will be invested on Thursday, Sept. 22, in an outdoor ceremony slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. in the John Marshall Circle on the university’s Huntington campus. A reception will follow at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall.

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General faculty meeting set for Sept. 12

The Marshall University fall general faculty meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held Monday, Sept. 12, beginning at 2 p.m. in the playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the Huntington campus.

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New Housing and Residence Life director named

Mistie M. Bibbee, a native of Little Hocking, Ohio, has been named the new director of housing and residence life at Marshall University, Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief of Staff Brandi Jacobs-Jones announced today.

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Individuals in recovery, their families to share stories of substance abuse

Individuals in recovery and mothers, children, family and friends of someone who has suffered from addiction will share their encounters with addiction under the bright lights of a main stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, during Marshall University’s “Addiction in Appalachia: Our Stories.”

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Novelist Lev Grossman to appear Sept. 9

Lev Grossman, a novelist and media critic, will give the annual Da Vinci Lecture on Marshall University’s Huntington campus Friday, Sept. 9. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center.

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