The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      June 15, 2016

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CITE dean named Fletcher Endowed Chair of Engineering at Marshall

Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE), has been named the Fletcher Endowed Chair of Engineering. “Being named the J. H. Fletcher & Co.™ Endowed Chair of Engineering is so special to me, as I have absolutely been honored to get the opportunity to partner with the J. H. Fletcher & Co.™ for the …

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Marshall community invited to meet the finalists for the position of registrar

We invite all members of the Marshall University community (staff, faculty, and students) to meet three finalists for the position of Registrar at Marshall University.  Each finalist will introduce him or herself with a brief presentation and then entertain questions from members of the university community.  The finalists and the dates and times of these meetings are as follows: Ms. …

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Marshall's 17th annual Jazz-MU-Tazz to feature guest artist Greg Fishman

Marshall's 17th annual Jazz-MU-Tazz to feature guest artist Greg Fishman

The Marshall University Music program and the Department of Jazz Studies are presenting  two concerts this week as part of the 17th annual Jazz-MU-Tazz summer camp. The first performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the Jomie Jazz Forum on the Huntington campus. Featured will be the camp's weeklong guest artist, saxophonist and flutist Greg Fishman, …

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Maier Institute at Marshall School of Medicine convenes inaugural session

The Maier Institute for Excellence in Prescribing for Elders with Dementia (MI/EPED) at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, a medical consortium focused on treatment of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, convened its inaugural advisory board meeting last week at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The MI/EPED seeks to become a nationally recognized source of information for treatment of Alzheimer’s …

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Purchasing office issues information on RESA consortium, reminder of procedural change

RESA is a consortium for use by the university. Details can be found on the Office of Purchasing website at  http://www.marshall.edu/purchasing/contracts/ Reminder of a procedural change that became effective October 15, 2015 All procurements requiring labor will no longer be paid by Pcard to assure compliance with federal, state, University, and other regulatory bodies. Departments must complete a Banner electronic requisition for …

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Marshall, YMCA to offer 6th annual bike camp for children with special needs

The College of Health Professions is hosting the “Lose the Training Wheels” camp July 18-22 and for the first time, the university has partnered with the Phil Cline Family YMCA to host the summer sessions.

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Physicals for summer camp, sports available at Marshall Health

With summer camps and sports practices right around the corner, Marshall Health is offering a number of opportunities for students to get their physicals at several convenient locations throughout the region. Physicals are scheduled by appointment at the Marshall Family Medicine locations in the MU Medical Center in Huntington and other locations in Barboursville, Hurricane, Lavalette and Milton. Appointments may …

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Marshall releases schedule of undergraduate courses to be offered in the Kanawha Valley

The full schedule of undergraduate courses that will be available this fall on the South Charleston campus has been released. Previously the South Charleston campus housed primarily graduate courses. Earlier this year plans were announced to add undergraduate course offerings there starting in fall 2016. Targeted to Kanawha Valley residents who may not want to commute to Huntington or live …

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White named 2016 Social Worker of the Year

Kim White, M.S.W., has been selected as the state’s 2016 Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter. White, a U.S. Navy veteran and director of the  Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, said she feels fortunate to receive the recognition. “I know there are thousands of deserving social workers in West Virginia …

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Marshall Health names Woodyard, Jeffrey to leadership roles

Lexa L. Woodyard, M.S., and Melissa A. Jeffrey, R.N., B.S.N., have been selected to fill key leadership roles within Marshall Health. Woodyard has been named department administrator for Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to joining the Marshall Health team, Woodyard most recently worked as the physician practice administrator at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasan.  She also held various  administrative …

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It's Fresh Market season again at the Memorial Student Center

It’s that time of year! The seasonal Fresh Market, hosted by the MU Sustainability Department in partnership with the student-led MU Garden Club, is up and running again. Angela Kargul, lead gardener, will be hosting the weekly Fresh Market Days on Wednesdays at the Memorial Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where fresh produce will be available for sale. Produce …

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MUOnLine Design Center moves to Drinko 235

The MUOnLine Design Center has relocated to Drinko Library 235. The MUOnLine Design Center is  a dedicated space that allows faculty  to work one-on-one with experienced instructional designers to design, develop and deploy e-courses. And, it is pointed out, Blackboard is not just for fully online courses. Every course at Marshall has a designated Blackboard location to supplement face-to-face courses as well. …

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RCBI camps offer students opportunity to explore LEGO robotics

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) promises a summer of discovery for 9- to 14-year-old students interested in robotics. Activities kick off June 27-30 at RCBI’s Huntington location with a camp for those interested in FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics but who are not members of a team. During the four-day event, campers will learn to …

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Clio wins Campus Technology national award

Marshall University’s Clio, a website and mobile application that connects users with the history and culture that surround them, has been named an Education Futurist by Campus Technology. The project is one of only 11 selected in six categories to represent the magazine’s 2016 Innovator Awards. Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology, said the Education Futurist category recognizes “projects …

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Center for Wellness in the Arts names directors

Center for Wellness in the Arts names directors

Four  faculty members have been named directors of the Center for Wellness in the Arts. To help manage the momentum behind the center for performing and visual artists, co-founders Nicole Perrone, associate professor of theatre, and Dr. Henning Vauth, associate professor of music, were appointed directors along with Dr. Karen McNealy, chair and program director of the Department of Communications …

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School of Medicine receives Benedum grant for oral health project in Mountain State

Marshall University and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have received a $250,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to provide resources and training that will expand oral health services in West Virginia. “We are very pleased to receive this grant from the Benedum Foundation, which will help bolster programs Marshall University currently has in place,” said John …

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Golden Key Honour Society seeks adviser, new members

Marshall’s International Golden Key International Honour Society is currently looking for  students to join the chapter.  In addition they are also seeking an adviser. Golden Key is a collegiate honor society recognizing the top 15 percent of students on campus.  The society is composed of more than 2 million members at over 400 chapters around the globe. The requirements for …

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Henderson Center women's restroom closed until July 16

Because of repairs, the Henderson Center South side level C women’s restroom  closed June 7, with  an estimated reopen date of Saturday, July 16.

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