December 2, 2015

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  • Reminder: Family Holiday Party is Dec. 10

    President and Mrs. Gary White invite Marshall faculty and staff and their families to attend the annual Family Holiday Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Santa is expected to make an appearance at 5:45 p.m., giving children an opportunity to have their photos taken with him. In addition, there will be crafts, cookie decorating, a Lego presentation and lots of good food. The cost of the event is underwritten by Sodexo. State funds will not be used.
  • Dr. Montserrat Miller to conduct book signings in Huntington, Charleston

    Dr. Montserrat Miller, professor of history and author of Feeding Barcelona, will be signing copies of the book at the Memorial Student Center bookstore from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.  She also will be signing copies at Taylor Books in Charleston Thursday, Dec. 10 (corrected date from original announcement), from 6 to 8 p.m. For further information, contact Libby Rayment in the College of Liberal Arts at 304-696-2350.
  • Reminder: Welcome event for Gilberts is today, Dec. 2

    The Board of Governors invites all members of the Marshall community to an event to welcome Dr. Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert as the university’s 37th president. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. A reception will follow in the lobby. Please join your colleagues and the entire community to welcome Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert!
  • MUReads to focus on stress reduction today at 11 a.m.

    Marshall Library’s MUReads will be holding an event today focused on student, faculty, and staff relaxation, in preparation for finals. “Relax! With MUReads,” which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, aims to help students reduce stress before diving into finals week.  It will take place in the 3rd floor atrium of the Drinko Library. The event will feature cookies, cocoa, a coloring corner, relaxing music, and more. Katie Rose, local yoga teacher, will be holding sessions on mindful breathing and the use of essential oils. There will also be a holiday movie to watch, holiday books and ...
  • Annual Human Resources open house for faculty and staff to take place Dec. 9

    Human Resource Services and Equity Programs invites faculty and staff to their annual holiday open house, which will take place Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Old Main 323.
  • Rec the Halls aims to spread the holiday spirit this month

    The Recreation Center and the First-Year Residence Halls are helping several local agencies and children in the Tri-State community through Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes. Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes can be compared to an “Angel Tree.” The Rec and First-Year Residence Halls will have holiday trees full of wishes made by children from local agencies, such as Golden Girls, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, A.D. Lewis Community Center and NECCO. “Everyone gets excited for the holidays and the holidays are all about giving and spreading joy,” said Michele Muth, assistant director of marketing at the Rec Center. “Rec ...
  • Engineering faculty member to speak at winter commencement

    Dr. Andrew P. Nichols, who last spring received the Dr. Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award for the 2014-2015 academic year, will be the keynote speaker at winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 12. Commencement gets underway at 11 a.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. The Hedrick award recognizes a full-time, tenured faculty member who has a minimum of seven years teaching experience at Marshall and a record of outstanding classroom teaching, scholarship, research and creative activities. “What an honor to have the opportunity to speak to this class of Marshall graduates,” Nichols said. “I hope my message will provide encouragement ...
  • Marshall Artists Series to present ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Dec. 12

    Just in time for the holidays, Disney in Concert Presents Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas., a special collaboration featuring a full length feature film with a score performed live by the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and special guests, Performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 12.  at 2 p. m. with an evening performance at 7:30. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The Nightmare Before Christmas follows Halloween Town’s Pumpkin King on his adventure to Christmas Town as residents are preparing for Christmas. Bored with his role as Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington is determined to shake things up and enlists the help ...
  • Marshall and Mountwest announce two new articulation agreements

    Marshall University and Mountwest Community & Technical College recently completed two new articulation agreements in the spirit of cooperation and to facilitate the efficient transfer of students between the two quality institutions of higher learning. The agreements, which go into effect immediately, enable Mountwest students who graduate with associate degrees in graphic design and in animation and game development a seamless pathway to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at Marshall, receiving credit for all of their completed courses. “As our region undergoes transformation from an industry-based and fossil-fuel-based economy to a technical, entrepreneurial and service-based economy, it’s more important than ever that ...
  • Marshall graduate program in nursing administration among most affordable

    Marshall University has been ranked among the 30 most affordable nursing administration degree programs in the country by Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in September. Marshall was ranked 27th. This ranking was created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator Database. From among more than 180 qualifying schools, the 30 most affordable accredited nursing administration degree programs were selected and ranked based on average annual cost. “It is exciting to be ranked among the most affordable nursing administration degree programs,” says Interim President Gary White. “I want to thank everyone ...

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