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Calendar of events
8 a.m.-noon, Upward Bound Summer Program, HH 229, HH 234, HH 235, HH 236 Noon-3:30 p.m., Delta Zeta Recruitment, MSC Lobby 22 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Middle School Teachers, S 276
New class of Erma Byrd Scholars selected
8 a.m.-noon, Upward Bound Summer Program, HH 229, HH 234, HH 235, HH 236 9 a.m.-3 p.m., L.E.A.P. Intensive English Program, HH 443 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Parent Education Class, MSC 2W9
HUNTINGTON – The new class of Erma Byrd Scholars at Marshall University, which consists of six incoming freshmen from West Virginia, has been selected. Dr. Barry Sharpe, executive director of Marshall’s John R. Hall Center for Academic Excellence, said the new
class of Erma Byrd Scholars includes Karen Barnett of Craigsville in Nicholas County; Erin Dzaack of Davis in Tucker County; Laura Good of Charleston and Sahana Fischer of Cross Lanes in Kanawha County; Veronica A. Loss of Fairmont in Marion County; and Alicia Petrarca of Sandstone in Summers County.
Every year two scholars are selected from each of the state’s three congressional districts. Dzaack and Loss represent District One, Good and Fischer represent District Two and Barnett and Petrarca represent District Three. The program, which was established in 1994, honors Erma Byrd, the late wife of West
Virginia’s senior U.S. senator, Robert C. Byrd. The scholars are selected on the basis of an essay, their high school grade point average and two recommendations. They are required, while at Marshall, to maintain a grade point average of 3.5. The scholars also will have the opportunity, when schedules permit, to visit Wash-
ington, D.C., and meet Byrd. Erma Byrd Scholars are not limited to a particular field of study at Marshall. Current and past scholars have been majors in physics, chemistry, biology, English, history, integrated science and technology, communications studies, political science and teacher education.
7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., New Student Orientation 2008, MSC 2E10, MSC 2E11, MSC 2E12, MSC 2E13, MSC 2E18 DMR, MSC 2E28 SDR, MSC 2E37 JSR, MSC 2W10, MSC 2W16, MSC 2W22, MSC 2W37, MSC 2W8, MSC 2W9, MSC JMDR, MSC Marco’s 8 a.m.-noon, Upward Bound Summer Program, HH 229, HH 234, HH 235, HH 236
Art & science
Students Shane Daly, Staci Duncan and Ben Noffsinger of Team Tau cut PVC piping as they build trebuchets during the Marshall engineering camp on Tuesday on Buskirk Field. Three dozen high school students exploring the possible pursuit of engineering on Friday wrapped up a week of activities at Marshall University’s Engineering Academy.
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7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., New Student Orientation 2008, MSC 2E10, MSC 2E11, MSC 2E12, MSC 2E13, MSC 2E18 DMR, MSC 2E28 SDR, MSC 2E37 JSR, MSC 2W10, MSC 2W16, MSC 2W22, MSC 2W37, MSC 2W8, MSC 2W9, MSC JMDR, MSC Lobby 01, MSC Lobby 02, MSC Lobby 03, MSC Lobby 04, MSC Lobby 05, MSC Lobby 06, MSC Marco’s 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., New Student Orientation, PAC Francis Booth Exp. Theatre, PAC Playhouse 8 a.m.-4 p.m., WV Army National Guard, MSC Lobby 25
7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., New Student Orientation 2008, MSC 2E10, MSC 2E11, MSC 2E12, MSC 2E13, MSC 2E18 DMR, MSC 2E28 SDR, MSC 2E37 JSR, MSC 2W10, MSC 2W16, MSC 2W22, MSC 2W37, MSC 2W8, MSC 2W9, MSC JMDR, MSC Lobby 01, MSC Lobby 02, MSC Lobby 03, MSC Lobby 04, MSC Lobby 05, MSC Lobby 06, MSC Marco’s 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Women’s Basketball Team Shoot -Out, GH 124, HC 1002, HC 2003, HC Arena
ABOVE: Team Pi builds a trebuchet during the Marshall engineering camp on Tuesday. RIGHT: Molly Terry works on the construction of Team Beta’s trebuchet. The program had the students work on various projects, such as making a CO2 racer and building a computercontrolled LEGO robot.
7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., New Student Orientation 2008, MSC 2E10, MSC 2E11, MSC 2E12, MSC 2E13, MSC 2E18 DMR, MSC 2E28 SDR, MSC 2E37 JSR, MSC 2W10, MSC 2W16, MSC 2W22, MSC 2W37, MSC 2W8, MSC 2W9, MSC JMDR, MSC Lobby 01, MSC Lobby 02, MSC Lobby 03, MSC Lobby 04, MSC Lobby 05, MSC Lobby 06, MSC Marco’s 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Career Services Information Table, MSC Lobby 08
Shelly Yang, Autumn Ward, and Jason Camarano build a trebuchet during the Marshall engineering camp on Tuesday.
Photos by Mark Webb
eMploYee profile: R. Scott Anderson
New Foundation position plays role in developing MU’s future
By PAUL SEBERT
For The Herald-Dispatch
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HUNTINGTON — R. Scott Anderson knows Marshall University well. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marshall in 1992 and recently was accepted into MU’s Executive MBA program. Anderson was a member of the Society of Yeager Scholars’ second class at Marshall, and he has continued to assist that program as an alumnus. Now he’s going to play an important role in helping the university build for its future. Earlier this month, Anderson began his new duties as chief financial officer of the Marshall University Foundation. Founded in 1947, the foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational corporation to solicit, receive, manage and administer gifts on behalf of the university.
“This is a new position for the foundation,” Anderson said in an interview last week. “I think the position, as the foundation continues to grow, will help us continue to have positioning and the resources to continue to elevate the mission as well as function of the foundation.” Working in collaboration with Marshall’s Office of Development, the foundation secures private financial support for the university. It also encourages greater participation by school alumni. “The mission of the foundation is to be the organization that collects and stewards resources on behalf of the university,” Anderson said. “We work to forward and advance the missions of Marshall University. We are here to do what we can to help our donors with the development of Marshall.” Before accepting his new
Paul Sebert/For The Herald-Dispatch
R. Scott Anderson was recently named the chief financial officer for the Marshall University Foundation.
position, Anderson was chief financial officer with CompreCare, a home care pharmacy and respiratory company in Huntington, from 2000 to 2008, and was a CPA with Hess, Stewart & Campbell in Huntington from 1994 to
2000. From 1992 to 1994, he was a staff accountant with Price Waterhouse in South Bend, Ind. He is a native of Cleveland. A main focus of the foundation now is raising money for its $16 million Bridge campaign. “(The campaign) includes three main projects: The softball field, the new C.I.T.E (College of Information Technology and Engineering) building and Erickson alumni center,” Anderson said. Anderson said he hopes the foundation will continue its mission to allow Marshall to give students top quality public education at a affordable price. “Hopefully, when we look back in five years, we will see phenomenal growth with the projects we are involved in,” he said. For more information, visit www.marshalluniversityfoundation.com/index.php .