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Several Marshall faculty members to teach overseas

Oct. 21, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Seven Marshall University faculty members will teach courses abroad next year as part of the school's study abroad partnership with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies.

The institute is a study abroad organization that offers students, professionals and faculty members the opportunity to earn credit or teach in another country.

Marshall's faculty members will spend the summer of 2013 in a number of countries, including France, Turkey and Canada.

The faculty members include: Wendell Dobbs, France; Mary Beth Beller, Turkey; Shawn Schulenberg, Chile; Mark Zanter, Austria; Ian Hagarty, Italy; Viatcheslav Gratchev, Spain; and Dallas Brozik, Canada.

The deadline to apply for a KIIS 2013 study abroad program is Feb. 15, 2013. Students who apply by Jan. 21, 2013 will save $100 on the overall program price.

Marshall to participate in energy challenge

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University has been invited to participate in America's Natural Gas Alliance Collegiate Energy Challenge.

The challenge promotes economic, environmental and national security benefits of greater use of domestic natural gas. Students in a promotions management class have created a marketing agency that is responsible for researching, implementing and evaluating a marketing campaign plan aimed at educating and informing the local campus and community on the benefits of natural gas as an energy source.

Each participating campus will be competing for the chance to present their creative ideas to industry leaders from the program at the term's conclusion. Each group of students will receive $3,000 to help fund the campaign.

At the end of the term, students will measure their success through follow-up research and give a formal presentation to the client summarizing their campaign and results.

Marshall assistant professor to discuss women and war

HUNTINGTON -- Anara Tabyshalieva, an assistant professor in Marshall University's department of history, will speak at noon Friday, Oct. 26, in the Drinko Library auditorium.

She will discuss her new book, a volume she co-edited with Albrecht Schnabel, called "Defying Victimhood: Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding." Published this year by the United Nations University Press, the book affirms the importance of including women in the process of rebuilding and creating sustainable peace after war.

Too often, this collection of comparative case studies and country studies shows, women are marginalized in this process, thereby subverting the possibilities for sustainable peace. By defying victimhood, the authors affirm, women can become activists, peace builders and full participants in rebuilding political, economic, and social and security structures.

Tabyshalieva's talk is part of the Women's Studies Faculty Colloquium series. It is free and open to the public and refreshments will follow.

MU Graduate College to sponsor fair on Oct. 24

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University's Graduate College will sponsor a Graduate School Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, for college students, teachers and other working professionals who are considering a graduate program at Marshall.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center.

"This is a great opportunity for people to learn about the graduate educational opportunities here at Marshall and talk directly to representatives from graduate programs across the university," said Donna Spindel, dean of the Graduate College. "We'll also have information on how to apply to graduate school and on what financial support options are available."

Marshall University has 48 master's degree programs, seven doctoral degree programs and 33 graduate certificate programs.