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C M Y K 50 INCH FRIDAY November 16, 2012 VOL. 116 NO. 54 | MARSHALL UNIVERSITY’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER | MARSHALLPARTHENON.COM Marshall science students make video to raise awareness By ELIZABETH STEWART THE PARTHENON Dancing monkeys and singing scientists have taken over a lab in the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. A group of Marshall students created a music video to help raise awareness of the importance of federal funding of the sciences. Sumaiya Chaudhry, junior biochemical major organized fellow students to make the video. “I had thought about making a science parody music video before and this was a way to get it all together and make sure that people were on board and interested in working towards a goal,” Chaudhry said. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is sponsoring a competition for the most effective demonstration of how research funded by federal agencies improves the health, quality of life or economy in local communities. Chaudhry said she decided to make a music video parody of Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song” for the contest and recruited students from all majors to be involved. “The great thing about this is it was 100 percent student made. We had people from the journalism, art, music and theatre departments,” Chaudhry said. “Everybody on campus came together to work on this which is really great.” More than 20 Marshall students participated in the production of the video from the music to the filming and post production work. See VIDEO | Page 5 Congress may be ready to negotiate on taxes, spending By DAVID LIGHTMAN and MARIA RECIO MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS (MCT) WASHINGTON — Congress’ rank and file — which will decide whether the nation avoids plummeting off a fiscal cliff in less than seven weeks _ is showing a new willingness to negotiate and compromise, a message their leaders will carry Friday to President Barack Obama. But they will also warn in the first post-election White House talks aimed at crafting an agreement that those lawmakers have a shared history that has to be overcome. For the past two years, Washington has been paralyzed by partisanship, and the scars of the battles are still raw. What’s different now is that lawmakers heard the message from voters last week: Stop bickering and get the economy moving again. And don’t wait to do something until hours before the Bush-era tax cuts expire Dec. 31 and automatic spending cuts take effect two days later. See CONGRESS | Page 5 COURTESTY MARSHALL UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS ABOVE, BELOW: Dan Hollis, interim assistant dean of Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been selected as the 2012 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching West Virginia Professor of the Year. Dan Hollis selected as West Virginia Professor of the Year By KATIE WISE THE PARTHENON Dan Hollis, interim assistant dean of Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been selected as the 2012 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching West Virginia Professor of the Year. Hollis was selected as the representative from West Virginia from nearly 300 professors in the nation. The recipient of the Marshall & Shirley Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award at Marshall University is automatically nominated for the Carnegie award. Hollis was the recipient of this award for the 2010-2011 academic year, thus paving his way to the Carnegie Award. This year, a state Professor of the Year was recognized in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Hollis said the award is just a cool thing presented to him for doing something he truly loves. “I love teaching, it is what I do,” Hollis said. “In some aspects, it is just an award and a recognition of what I am doing.” I don’t teach because of the awards, I teach because I love teaching and the rush I get out of it.” As humble as he may come across, Hollis said the Carnegie award is the most prestigious and ranks the highest of all other rewards he has received. Only three other Marshall professors have won the Carnegie award before Hollis: Dr. Karen Mitchell, a mathematics professor in 1995; Dr. John McKernan, an English professor, in 2000; and Dr. Steven Mewaldt, a psychology professor, in 2003. In addition to the Reynolds and Carnegie awards, Hollis received the 2011 Marshall University PickensQueen Excellence in Teaching Award, which honors outstanding junior faculty who are teaching full-time and are either tenured or have tenure track appointment, and who have completed one to five years of service at Marshall. He has also taken first place in six consecutive years, and seven of the past eight, in the News/Sports/ Public Affairs Category of the National Broadcasting Society and Alpha Rho Epsilon Professional Electronic Media Awards. However, Hollis said awards can only minimally measure Hollis’ true success. Hollis said his ultimate accomplishment is seeing his students succeed, and knowing the role he played in their success. Hollis goes above and beyond his bare minimum requirements as a professor. In many ways, he actively serves not only as professor, but also, adviser, See PROFESSOR | Page 5 Marshall Honors College seminar to host clothing drive By SUZANN AL-QAWASMI THE PARTHENON Students who have so many clothes they do not know what to do with them now have the opportunity to bring joy to the lives of those less fortunate. The Honors seminar “Rhetoric of Fashion, the Politics of Lifestyle” will host a clothing drive Nov. 26-27. The Honors College Fashion Emergency is a project that was created by the class to encourage Marshall students to make a difference in someone’s life by donating clothes they do not need. “During discussion one day in class, we were talking about how there are some people in the world who don’t even have enough clothes to be able to go outside or have to hide when their one article of clothing is being washed,” Alison Wickline, sophomore SUZANN AL-QAWASMI | THE PARTHENON Students in the Honors seminar “Rhetoric of Fashion, the Politics of Lifestyle” pose for a photo on Wednesday. The students will have a clothing drive Nov. 26-27 at the Memorial Student Center. from White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., said. “We were all really shocked by that and started talking about doing something that would help benefit those in need in our area.” Susan Gilpin, assistant dean of the Honors College and professor of the Honors seminar, said the students in the seminar were excited about the idea INSIDE: NEWS, 2 | SPORTS, 3 | OPINION, 4 | LIFE!, 6 HI 53° LO 30° of taking on this project. She said they all wanted to help make a difference. See DRIVE | Page 5 page designed and edited by SHANE ARRINGTON

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