University Communications

The Newsletter for Marshall University                   May 9, 2012

Commencement features separate ceremonies
for undergraduates, graduate students

More than 1,500 graduate on May 5

More than 1,500 students graduated from Marshall University Saturday, May 5, in a pair of commencement ceremonies at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

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New ‘SmartRoom’ in Corbly to be named
for Dixon Hughes Goodman accounting firm


Marshall University has received a gift of $150,000 from the certified public accounting firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman, designated toward renovation of room 106 of Corbly Hall. The announcement was made yesterday by Rick Slater, managing partner of the firm.


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Researcher presents a scientific conference

  Dr. Philippe Georgel, professor of Biological Sciences, recently traveled to San Antonio to present his research at the 20th International Analytical Ultracentrifugation Conference.

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Dr. Deanna Mader selected to serve
as College of Business interim dean



A 20-year veteran and professor of marketing in the College of Business has been chosen to serve as its interim dean, effective July 1.

Dr. Deanna Mader, who is currently interim associate dean and director of recruitment and retention for the college, is well known for her work with student groups consulting in the area of hands-on marketing for local businesses.

Dr. Margie McInerney, Dr. Jacqueline Agesa and Dr. Fred Mader will also assume interim leadership roles in the college.

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News from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine


5K Race to benefit medical mission trip to Honduras

Mission “M” Possible, a 5K race, is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12, with proceeds to benefit a medical mission trip to Honduras.

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is teaming with Global Medical Brigades to send a group of physicians, nurses and medical students to Honduras in June.

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Marshall picks up national award for family medicine

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received a family medicine “Top Ten” award from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for being one of the nation’s top schools in the percentage of graduates entering family medicine residencies.

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Dooley to lead School of Journalism on interim basis;
Hollis named assistant


Janet Dooley has been named interim dean of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University, effective July 1.

Currently SOJMC’s assistant dean, the Marshall University graduate and long-time faculty member will replace Dr. Corley Dennison, who was appointed associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of undergraduate studies at Marshall last month. Dan Hollis, an associate professor, will succeed her as assistant dean.

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Newsletter Contest: Where's This?


One winner will be drawn from the correct answers to the question of where and what is in this Marshall-related photograph.

Marshall students, faculty, staff (below the level of director) and alumni are eligible. 

Send your entries to Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. Entries must have the answer (both the identification of the item and its location) and the entering person's name, affiliation (to Marshall), phone number and mailing address.

Click to view larger version of the contest photo.

Win two "We Are . . . Marshall"
Kelly green shirts!

Mr. and Ms. Marshall are shown in the Kelly green shirts that will be given to one lucky winner.

Winner from April 25

The winner of the contest in the April 25 edition of the newsletter was Susan Weinstein, Academic Laboratory Manager III in Biological Sciences. She correctly identified a portion of the large built-in “plaque” on the 3rd Avenue side of the Science Building.  This particular bit is to the left of the name Gibbs.


Lose the Training Wheels Camp at Huntington High teaches individuals with disabilities to ride two-wheel bicycles

For the second consecutive year, the School of Kinesiology is hosting a Lose the Training Wheels Camp July 16-20 at Huntington High School. The program teaches participants with disabilities how to independently ride a two-wheel bicycle.


Lose the Training Wheels is a national organization that works with local organizations to host camps in individual communities. Staff members travel the country conducting the camps, and have an average success rate of more than 80 percent. Participants attend one 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days.

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Profile: Scott Robertson

  - a series on interesting Marshall University people


Sometimes the course of a life can be changed with a chance encounter or a single phone call. Just ask Scott Robertson, whose life took such a turn after a seed that was sowed years before blossoming into a life-altering opportunity.

It all started in the fourth grade, the Educational Outreach Counselor for the HATS (Heart of Appalachian Talent Search) program explains.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed May 23, 2012. Please send any materials
for consideration to Pat Dickson by May 21.


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