The Newsletter for Marshall University                                     May 4, 2016

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Commencement_Spring2015

More than 1,700 to graduate May 7

More than 1,700 students will graduate from Marshall Saturday, May 7. Most will be recognized in a pair of commencement ceremonies that day at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. For the fifth consecutive year, Marshall will conduct two commencement ceremonies on the same day. The 9 a.m. ceremony is for bachelor’s and associate degree candidates, and a …

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Student diagnosed with meningitis; university following CDC protocol

Marshall University officials yesterday were notified that one of its students has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. The student became ill over the weekend and has been hospitalized since yesterday. University health officials are responding immediately to help ensure the safety of the university community per guidelines established …

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PrezOpenHouse_05-04-16

Reminder: Final open house of the academic year to take place today

The final open house of the academic year,  hosted by President Gilbert and members of the university’s senior management team,  takes place today from 3-4 p.m. in the reception area of the Office of University Communications, 213 Old Main. Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome to come and talk with administrators about topics of their choice.

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ThomasMenighan

School of Pharmacy plans inaugural graduation tomorrow

Thomas E. Menighan, R. Ph., M.B.A., executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association, will give the commencement address at the inaugural School of Pharmacy graduation scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Menighan, a Sistersville, West Virginia, native, graduated from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 1974 and …

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MaxEssex_InvestitureSpeaker_05-06-16

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine marks annual investiture ceremony Friday

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will award 61 Doctor of Medicine degrees at the school’s annual investiture ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Admission is by invitation only. The doctoral investiture and medical school commencement ceremony is a time-honored tradition in academia that honors scholarly achievement. The School of Medicine ceremony …

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DanGarrettGifttoCD_04-29-16

Alum gives Department of Communications Disorders $101,000

Dan Garrett, a 1972 alumnus of the  Department of Communications Disorders,  and wife, Jo Ann,  presented a $101,000 ceremonial check to the Marshall University Foundation, Inc., last Friday to establish a scholarship and program fund to benefit Communications Disorders. At a ceremony outside the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, Garrett spoke about his sister, Sally, and how speech therapists had …

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Somerville, Green Roof

Marshall University receives 2016 Environmental Partnership Award for stormwater program

Marshall University has received the 2016 Environmental Partnership Award from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP). Under the leadership of  environmental specialist Travis Bailey, the university has made serious strides to improve the region’s water quality through its stormwater program, according to Matt Collier, environmental inspector for the WVDEP. “Through Travis’ efforts, Marshall has installed green roofs throughout …

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BartolovicandCheck

13th annual Empty Bowls raises $17,000

With $17,000 raised, Huntington’s 13th annual Empty Bowls has provided Facing Hunger Foodbank with the power to purchase 127,500 meals for those in need in the Tri-State. “With this year’s earnings, we can now say Huntington Empty Bowls has given Facing Hunger Foodbank the purchasing power of more than 1.3 million meals since it began in 2003,” said Don Van …

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WaelZatar

CITE dean receives Outstanding Civil Engineering Educator of the Year for 2015

Dr. Wael Zatar, professor and dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering, has been named recipient of the 2015 West Virginia Outstanding Civil Engineering Educator of the Year award by the West Virginia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This award is a prestigious one, given to an individual who is a distinguished Civil Engineering educator, …

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Marshall offers free Lunch and Learn workshop to promote green cleaning for businesses

The Lewis College of Business has partnered with Aetna Integrated Services to host a free Lunch and Learn workshop dedicated to educating the regions’ business owners about the power of green cleaning. The “Green Cleaning for Your Business” Lunch and Learn workshop will begin 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 19 at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Registration is free for …

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School of Medicine establishes new dentistry department

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has created a new department of dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the school of medicine, announced last week. This announcement coincides with another recent announcement that the School of Medicine will partner with Cabell Huntington Hospital on a new one-year, general practice dental residency program beginning July …

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DelChrol_AbigailPullen

2016 winners of Maier Awards announced

The 2016 winners of the Maier Awards, sponsored annually by the Maier Foundation Inc., and hosted by Marshall University’s College of Liberal Arts, were announced last month during a ceremony at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Outstanding high school students and Marshall students in both Latin and writing competitions were recognized during the awards ceremony. The Maier Latin Cup …

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Retiring CITE faculty member to be honored; reception planned for grads

The College of Information Technology and Engineering has two events planned this week in conjunction with commencement. First, at 3 p.m. Friday, May 6, Jonathan Thompson,  associate professor in computer science, will be honored at a farewell reception as he enters retirement. Next, at about 3:30 p.m., the College of Information Technology and Engineering graduation reception for both undergrads and …

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RenewableEnergyConference_2016

Renewable Energy in West Virginia: Projects and Prospects subject of 2016 conference in Huntington

The West Virginia Division of Energy (WVDOE) and the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Marshall have partnered to host the Renewable Energy in West Virginia: Projects and Prospects in 2016” conference Thursday,May 12, at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall in Huntington. The conference will bring together organizations and individuals with experience implementing and managing renewable energy …

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Marshall Health expands pediatric office on Route 60

Marshall Pediatrics has expanded its 5170 Route 60 East office in Huntington, just off the 29th Street exit. Renovations to the existing Marshall Pediatrics clinic include an expanded waiting room, which still features general and well-child areas, and the addition of the three new exam rooms. Marshall Pediatrics, a department of Marshall Health, also added an additional physician at this …

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Shutdown Week at Recreation Center scheduled May 9-13

Monday, May 9, will mark the beginning of the eighth annual Shutdown Week for the Recreation Center.  The facility will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. Recreation Center staff will have various tasks, such as deep cleaning of fitness and exercise equipment and tile and floor cleaning.  There will also be some painting, window cleaning, lighting upgrades, climbing …

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Gerber, Hartley, Hoops, Lanham join Business Hall of Fame

The Lewis College of Business Advisory Board has voted four highly successful business leaders into the LCOB’s Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place last Thursday. The 2016 Hall of Fame inductees are Michael W. Gerber, Carol Hartley, Jeff Hoops and Charles C. Lanham (1928-2015). Following is information about each of them. Michael W. Gerber Certified Public Accountant Michael …

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PTWhiteCoats_04-29-16

School of Physical Therapy cloaks students during White Coat Ceremony

Nearly 40 Doctor of Physical Therapy students were presented white coats during the School of Physical Therapy’s 4th annual White Coat Ceremony Friday at the St. Mary’s Center for Education. The ceremony marks the students’ transition from didactic work to the clinic, according to Dr. Penny Kroll, chair of the School of Physical Therapy. “They’ve had a little taste of …

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YeagerMedallion

Yeager program welcomes 30th class of scholars; class is namesake of Gillette family

Eight students, from West Virginia, Ohio, Italy, and Japan, are the members of the Yeager program’s Joseph and Pamela Gillette Class of 2020, and will begin their studies at Marshall this fall. The class size remains at eight students for the third year, following several years of just six scholars per class. Rex Johnson, president of the Society of Yeager …

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