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The Newsletter for Marshall University                   July 11, 2012

Doctor of Pharmacy program granted Precandidate
accreditation status


The sign on the Robert W. Coon Education Building has been adjusted to add the School of Pharmacy, which will begin to offer classes next month.

  Marshall University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Precandidate accreditation status by the Accreditation Council For Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors.

The Precandidate status is a major step toward Marshall receiving full accreditation. This status authorizes the School of Pharmacy to enroll its inaugural class, which will begin this fall. The first class is expected to total up to 80 students.

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Marshall kicks off Connections program for employees

Michelle Douglas, director of human resource services, provides information at the kickoff for the Connections (TM) program.


Marshall faculty and staff took part in a kickoff event Monday, July 9, for the Connections (TM) Quality Service Program. All employees will be scheduled for the program, which will start next week and continue throughout the fall semester.

Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp said Connections is designed to help provide better service to students.

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Katherine Hetzer named Employee of the Month

  Katherine Hetzer, Academic Advisor for the College of Business, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for May, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.

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Huntington campus hosts utility workers

Marshall workers clean up the damage on the Huntington campus from the June 29 storm.


Marshall housed approximately 275 out-of-state utility workers brought in by Appalachian Power to help the company restore power following the June 29 record-breaking storm that damaged electrical infrastructure across much of the Mid-Atlantic.

The workers stayed in three of the four Marshall Commons residence halls on the Huntington campus beginning last weekend, said Dr. Karen Kirtley, senior vice president for administration. 

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MU Researchers study the effects of metabolic syndrome
on skeletal muscle adaptation


  Collaboration between two Marshall University associate professors resulted in findings that were published in Science & Sports, a publication of the French Society of Sports Medicine. The research was about the effects of metabolic syndrome on skeletal muscle adaptation.

Dr. Eric Arnold (above), from the School of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Eric Blough (below), from the Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Research in the School of Pharmacy, worked together on the project.

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Coming Events

Classified Staff Council to accept nominations
for September election
The Classified Staff Council will hold an election in September to fill five vacancies. Nomination forms will be distributed this week.

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Brain Aneurysm Awareness walk to honor daughter of
Marshall staff member

A 2nd annual brain aneurysm awareness walk in honor of LaToyia “Sissy” Holmes, daughter of Marshall University campus service worker Larry Smith and his wife, Linda, will take place Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Huntington High School track.

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Ellison, Kaplan to receive Blackboard Catalyst Award

Two Marshall University staff members have been named winners of a Blackboard Catalyst Award in the category of  Exemplary Course Program.

Dr. Lori Ellison, assistant professor of counseling in the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development and Paula Kaplan, instructional designer in

  Instructional Technology/Online Learning and Libraries, will receive the award, which honors members of the community who design and develop innovative courses that represent the best in technology and learning.

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Profile: Cathy Cover

  - a series on interesting Marshall University people


The age-old adage, "If at first you don’t succeed, just keep trying," could be Cathy Cover’s mantra. After all, it was her persistence in the face of some daunting challenges that paid off and led her to a circulation position in Marshall’s Morrow library more than 20 years ago.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed  Aug. 1, 2012. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by July 30.

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