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The Newsletter for Marshall University             September 12, 2012

Reminder: Supreme Court to be at Huntington campus
next Tuesday


The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals returns to the Huntington campus Tuesday, Sept. 18, to conduct a session that includes four distinctive cases.

The Court’s appearance will be its fifth in the past eight years at Marshall, but first since 2009.

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Other Coming Events

Noted columnist to read from her work tomorrow

Washington Post columnist Donna Britt will read publicly from her memoir, Brothers (& Me), at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Smith Hall 154.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Visiting Writers Series which is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the English Department.

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Reminder: Estate planning seminar offered tomorrow

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. is sponsoring an estate planning seminar Thursday, Sept. 13, at the MU Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center.

Howard “Buck” Crews and James Graley, attorneys with Campbell Woods, PLLC, will present the seminar titled “Create an Estate Plan that Works for You.” They will discuss topics such as impending tax law changes, charitable giving, wills, trusts and annuities.

The event, which is free to the public, runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Foundation Hall, which is located at 519 John Marshall Dr. on the Huntington campus. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Medical students, faculty join Gold Humanism Honor Society


  Twelve 4th-year medical students, in addition to medical school faculty members, at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) on Monday in a ceremony at the Marshall University Medical Center.

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At left: Dr. Renee S. Domanico pins fellow SOM colleague Dr. Darshana T. Shah while Dean Joseph I. Shapiro observes.


Tri-State restaurants invited to participate in
49th annual International Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3

  International restaurants from throughout the Tri-State Area will be participating in Marshall University’s 49th annual International Festival, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

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At left: scene from 2011 International Festival on the Huntington campus.

Grant allows June Harless Center to expand
'Arts and Bots' funding

The June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, of the College of Education, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Alcon to expand funding for the Arts and Bots project.

  Arts and Bots integrates technology, literature, and history through the use of familiar art supplies, circuit boards, lights, motors and sensors. Students design, build, and program robots that tell stories of literary and historical characters and events while promoting technological literacy and informal learning.

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Faculty/Staff Achievements

Dr. Alberto Coustasse, Associate Professor in the Health Care Administration Program, has co-authored several recently published articles.

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  In addition, in March Coustasse received the Best Paper Award at the Business and Health Administration Association, MIS track with the work, ”Computer Physician Order Entry and Clinical Decision Support Systems, Benefits and Concerns.”


Conference and reception to celebrate
state’s coal mining enterprise

Marshall University will be one of the sponsors when representatives of the state’s mining industry  gather at Tamarack in Beckley on Thursday, Oct. 4, for the 2012 Miners’ Celebration—a conference and reception to celebrate the past, present and future of West Virginia’s coal mining enterprise.



The free program will begin at 3 p.m. with a series of short presentations to highlight successes in coalfield community development.

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Profile: Fran Jackson

A series on interesting Marshall University people


Their office is located in the busy hub of the Memorial Student Center, a cozy place where students come to collect information, get answers for their pressing questions, spend time on the computer, study, sit and chat, or just chill until their next class.

The Center for African American Students' Programs is a welcoming place and Fran Jackson, who’s one of the first people students are likely to encounter, is one of the reasons it is.

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The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Sept. 19, 2012. Please send any materials for
consideration to Pat Dickson by noon, Sept. 17.

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