February 18, 2015

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  • Classes cancelled for this evening; 2-hour delay announced for tomorrow

    Marshall evening classes for tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 18, have been cancelled beginning at 4 p.m. The cancellation affects all of Marshall’s campuses and centers. In addition, Marshall has announced a two-hour delay (Code B) for Thursday, Feb. 19, for all campuses and centers. This delay affects both classes and the opening of offices. Students are advised to contact their instructors for any updates to their course schedules and assignments. The university’s policy regarding inclement weather is online at http://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/weatheremergency-closings/.
  • Board of governors lays out plan to select next president

    Marshall University’s board of governors, meeting last week on the Huntington campus, laid out the search process for the selection of the institution’s 37th president. The position has been vacant since the death of Dr. Stephen J. Kopp in December. The board passed a resolution that its 16 members will be the voting members of the search committee. Michael G. Sellards, board chairman, will chair the search committee. Other board members include Phyllis Arnold, James Bailes, Phil Cline, Oshel Craigo, Tim Dagostine, David Haden, Edward Howard III, Christie Kinsey, Dale Lowther, Joseph McDonie, Wyatt Scaggs, Dr. Joseph B. Touma, Dr. Marty Amerikaner, ...
  • Marshall School of Music & Theatre to present ‘Cabaret’; opens tonight as scheduled

    Marshall University Theatre’s production of CABARET will open as scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre located in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The full schedule is Feb 18-21 and 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. “Cabaret” is based on a play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. The musical was written by Joe Masteroff (book) with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The play is set at the Kit Kat Klub, the perfectly marvelous cabaret where singer Sally Bowles meets writer Cliff Bradshaw. As ...
  • Thursday performance of ‘Valentines to my Hometown’ canceled

    Due to inclement weather, the Thursday, Feb. 19 performance of “Valentines to My Hometown” has been canceled, according to Dr. Kristen Lillvis, assistant professor of English. “Marshall Women’s Studies Program and CONTACT hope you will attend one of the other scheduled performances of ‘Valentines to My Hometown,'” Lillvis said. Those performances will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, B’Nai Sholom Congregation, 949 10th Avenue.
  • Importance, meaning of diversity to be addressed at annual breakfast

    Dr. Eduardo Pino, associate professor of pediatrics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and the medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Diversity Breakfast Friday, Feb. 20. The theme for the event, which will run from 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room, is “We are the World.” Marshall’s Diversity Breakfast was started in 2001 with the intent of promoting campus harmony and unity. Maurice Cooley, associate vice president of intercultural affairs, described Pino as “simply a brilliant and spirited man that ...
  • MU Day at the State Capitol scaled back due to weather

    This year’s Marshall University Day at the Capitol was scaled back due to logistical concerns related to this week’s winter storm. Planned exhibits and displays promoting nearly 40 of the university’s programs have been canceled. Some of the day’s scheduled activities, including visits to legislators by representatives of some of the university’s key programs, took place as planned. “This is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on our calendar each year and we regret having to cancel all the displays,” said Matt Hayes, executive director of alumni relations. “But the logistics of being able to pull it off immediately following such a disruptive weather ...
  • Amicus Curiae lecture postponed

    The Amicus Curiae lecture by Dr. Lucas Morel, originally scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, has been postponed due to recent weather conditions. A new date for the event will be announced as soon as possible, said Patricia Proctor, director of the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, which sponsors the Amicus Curiae series.
  • Artists Series to bring ‘Anything Goes’ Monday, Feb. 23

    An American classic, Anything Goes, the upbeat musical comedy with a zany plot and lively music by Cole Porter, is coming to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. Anything Goes will recreate the original direction and choreography by Kathleen Marshall. Based on the Roundabout Theatre Company production, The New York Times calls it “a zesty new revival with knockout numbers and white-hot dancing” while the AP says that it’s “so delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!” Among Porter songs featured are “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, ...
  • Interim president to visit South Charleston campus

    Interim President Gary G. White will be coming to the South Charleston campus from 5 to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, for an informal reception. Ginny Painter, senior vice president for communications and marketing, said that all members of the Marshall community—students, faculty and staff—are encouraged to attend and meet White. The event is also open to members of the local community. Receptions for White have taken place previously on the Huntington campus and at the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant.
  • Peyton Elementary second-graders to visit Marshall’s Huntington campus for Black History Month

    Second-grade students from Peyton Elementary will visit the Huntington campus Feb. 20 to conduct interviews with student members of the Marshall’s Society of Black Scholars and other outstanding students.  The children also will be touring various places on campus. The interviews are part of a case study the classes are developing during February in connection with Black History Month.  One of the goals of the assignment is to provide students with role models of as many ethnicities, genders and occupations as possible, while highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans in the local community. The Peyton students will be interviewing the college students ...
  • Marshall University Chamber Choir adds three performances to spring tour

    The Marshall University Chamber Choir has added three performances on its spring 2015 tour of Atlanta, Georgia. A select ensemble of 32 Marshall students, the internationally acclaimed Chamber Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Demorest Federated Church on Georgia Avenue in Demorest, Georgia. The choir makes an 11 a.m. stop Sunday, March 15, when it performs at Cornelia United Methodist Church, 275 Wyly St. in Cornelia, Georgia. The third additional performance will take place at 6 p.m. the same day at Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Road NW, Sandy Springs, Georgia. “We are delighted to bring ...

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