The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      June 29, 2016

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Marshall community continues flood relief efforts

Marshall students, faculty and staff are continuing to assist West Virginia communities affected by last week’s flooding. This week, the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will join with Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital to provide needed supplies and medical care to the flood-affected areas. They are working with authorities to identify locations and delivery of necessary medical care …

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Marshall to host U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships with Olympic-style opening ceremony June 30

Marshall  will host an Olympic-style opening ceremony Thursday, June 30, for the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships, which will begin Friday at the Barboursville Soccer Complex and on fields in Huntington. The opening ceremony will take place at  the  Joan C. Edwards Stadium on the Huntington campus, beginning at 3:45 p.m., when the Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team will …

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Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship to begin July 5

Marshall University will host the inaugural Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship (GSE) for West Virginia high school students on July 5-26. The GSE is a three-week educational session geared toward students enrolled in the ninth through 11th grades. Sixty students from across the state are set to participate alongside international students from China, according to Dr. Jonathan Butler, director of Marshall’s …

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Marshall accounting faculty member named interim dean of Lewis College of Business

Robert “Bob” R. Simpson, an instructor of accounting, has been named interim dean of the university’s Lewis College of Business, effective July 1. Simpson replaces Dr. Haiyang Chen, who will return to a faculty position in the Department of Finance and Economics. Dr. Gayle Ormiston, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said a national search for a permanent …

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Reminder: MUOnLine Design Center has moved

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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Marshall Day at Appalachian Power Park to take place July 14

There will plenty of wearing of the green when Appalachian Power Park in Charleston hosts Marshall Day on Thursday, July 14, with the West Virginia Power taking on the Augusta Greenjackets in a game that begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 each, and that will include a box seat and a pre-game all-you-can eat picnic and drinks from 6 …

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Japanese culture, cuisine to be the subject of Marshall continuing education course

When Megumi Homma arrived in the U.S. from her home in Yokohama, Japan, it didn’t take long for her to notice some cultural differences. Now in a continuing education class offered this summer by Marshall University on its South Charleston campus, Homma will share aspects of her culture and provide hands-on activities for each session of the four-week class. Homma, …

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Marshall hosts undergraduate students for biomedical research opportunities

Seventeen undergraduate students from 10 institutions are spending part of their summer conducting biomedical research in Marshall laboratories. While in Huntington, the interns will focus on research projects related to cancer; cardiovascular disease; obesity and diabetes; neuroscience; toxicology; immunological diseases; and bioinformatics. The nine-week programs are offered through the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and include the Summer Research …

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Charles Clements receives national Excellence in Medicine Award for volunteer efforts

Charles W. Clements, II, M.D., a professor in the department of family and community health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has received one of the American Medical Association Foundation’s top honors, the Jack B. McConnell M.D. Award for Excellence in Volunteerism. Since 2011 Clements has served as the faculty leader for Marshall Medical Outreach, a student-created effort …

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Marshall to offer online master’s program in mathematics

Marshall will offer an online option for students wishing to pursue a master’s degree in mathematics. The two-year hybrid program will begin in August 2016 and will allow students to participate remotely in the same graduate-level classes that are offered face-to-face, according to Dr. Michael Schroeder, assistant professor of mathematics in the university’s College of Science. “In this hybrid program, …

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West Virginia Science Adventures program to offer additional summer sessions

Due to high demand, the West Virginia Science Adventures program has added a summer session, “Marshall Sports Meets Minecraft,” which will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug.1, through Friday, Aug. 5. The session will allow campers in grades 3 through 12 to build a block world of the academic and athletic facilities of Marshall, according to …

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Marshall Health physician selected for national obstetrics and gynecology academic training program

Amanda N. Pauley, M.D., assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG), has been selected for the 2016-2018 Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Surgical Education Scholars program. “We are thrilled that Dr. Pauley has been chosen …

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Raffle for Greenbrier Valley train trip to benefit Branches domestic violence shelter

Through the generosity of the Huntington Railroad Society, Branches Domestic Violence Shelter is able to hold a raffle for a trip for two on the society's annual leaf-viewing train trip to Greenbrier Valley in October. The prize is valued at $350 and only 350 tickets will be sold. Each ticket is $10. The drawing for the winner will be on …

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Muafa recognized as June Resident of the Month

Haitem Muafa, M.D., has been selected as the Resident of the Month for June announced by Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “Dr. Muafa’s nomination was the first time medical students took the initiative to join together and nominate someone,” Wehner said. “Recent graduates Indy Bhavsar and George …

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Marshall exercise science faculty member plays instrumental role in new rosacea research

Dr. Kumika Toma of the College of Health Professions has made significant contributions in determining the causes of rosacea, according to a research study published in the Journal of Neurophysiology last summer. “Rosacea is a non-fatal chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting more than 14 million Americans’ quality of life. A common characteristic includes redness in the middle of face due …

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School of Pharmacy joins national effort to educate students on prescription drug abuse

The Marshall University School of Pharmacy has joined 93 other schools of pharmacy across the United States by pledging to educate student pharmacists on ways to combat the nation’s prescription drug epidemic. The American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP) and its member institutions, including Marshall, while acknowledging that schools currently educate their student pharmacists about public health issues like …

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3rd Avenue Garage closed this week

The 3rd Avenue Parking Garage is now closed through midnight, Saturday, July 2. The garage is being closed to finish the yearly cleaning, including pressure washing of the first and second floor of the parking garage. There also will be painting and replacing of lights.  Garage parking permits will be valid in any of the employee surface parking lots.

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We Are...Marshall will be on a reduced frequency for the summer. The next regular issue of this newsletter will be distributed July 13, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, July 11.

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