The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      July 13, 2016

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FloodReliefCollection

Marshall foundation, alumni office start fund to assist students affected by flooding

The Marshall University Foundation and the Office of Alumni Relations have begun a fundraising effort aimed at helping Marshall students who have been affected by the flooding in June. "Many students and their families will be faced with these unexpected expenses just as the fall semester starts," said Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the foundation. Proceeds from this drive will be …

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BB&T continues support for capitalism center at Marshall with another gift of $100,000

Marshall University has received the ninth installment in a series of $100,000 gifts from BB&T supporting the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism at the university’s Lewis College of Business. David L. Helmer, Senior Vice President and Regional Corporate Banking Manager for BB&T, presented the latest check of $100,000 to Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the MU Foundation …

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College of Science establishes new organizational structure

The College of Science has announced a new organizational model, which will support growth while continuing to provide exceptional teaching and learning experiences for students. The change was effective July 1 and included the restructuring of nine academic departments into four schools: the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the School of Physical Sciences, the School of Mathematics and Applied …

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Seth Johnson named Employee of the Month

Seth Johnson, IT Service Desk Technician in Information Technology, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for June, according to Bruce Felder, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. He was nominated by Jody Perry and JoAnn Black. In their nomination they wrote: “Seth is continually going above and beyond to assist the university community. He …

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NewRefundProvider_July2016

Students asked to select refund preference for new provider

Marshall students have been asked to select a refund preference for the university's new refund provider Heartland ECSI, which became the official processor of Marshall's e-refund systems July 6.

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Forensic Science Center receives National Institute of Justice research grant

The Forensic Science Center has been awarded a $154,577 grant from the National Institute of Justice to conduct a research project on methods involved with screening and processing sexual assault kits. Jason Chute, M.S., technical leader of Marshall’s forensic DNA laboratories, is the project’s principal investigator. Co-principal investigators are Dr. Terry W. Fenger, director, and Season Seferyn, M.S., a DNA …

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CabellCountyMedicalSocietyAlliance Scholarship

Long-standing group endows scholarship for medical students

An endowed  scholarship, the  Cabell County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship, has been created  at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and is  designated for first-year medical students who are residents of Cabell County,  The award is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress. Since the early days of the School of Medicine the  Cabell County Medical Society …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Jason Chute

Jason Chute, DNA technical leader at the  Forensic Science Center, was a featured speaker discussing a successful pilot project to review and expedite sexual assault kit cases last month at the North Carolina State Crime Lab DNA Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hosted by Bode Cellmark Forensics, the conference focused on challenges facing DNA laboratory directors, managers and analysts. Topics …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Marc Ellison

Marc Ellison, executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center, co-authored a chapter in the upcoming Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment (4th Edition). Ellison, with colleagues from the University of St. Thomas and Edgewood College, co-authored the chapter titled: “The Transition from High School to Higher Education: Inclusive Services and Supports.” The text will be available through …

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Reminder: Space utilization inventory taking place on the Huntington campus

As part of a Marshall 20/20 initiative, Operations is currently conducting a space utilization inventory on the Huntington campus.  We have already gathered classroom and storage space information.  The next phase is all office space.  Operations wants to make you aware that a representative of this department will be conducting a visual review of all office space in the following …

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3DPrintingCamp

Grant Supports Technology Camp at RCBI

The Manufacturing Institute and the Toyota Foundation have awarded the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) a $7,000 grant to support its summer camp activities that involve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills. “We are very pleased to receive the support of the Manufacturing Institute and the Toyota Foundation,” said Charlotte Weber, director and CEO of …

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Special Collections Department in Morrow Library to be closed for five days beginning Aug. 1

The Special Collections Department in the James E. Morrow Library  will be closed from Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5, for staff development training, cleanup and maintenance of the University Archives and Manuscript Collections, and database maintenance. During this period, all other departments including the Morrow Stacks will remain open during their regular hours.  All materials in the Morrow Stacks …

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HCPI_Students_2016

Marshall hosting month-long health care pipeline experience for high school students

More than two dozen high school students from West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio have began a four-week immersion experience this week at Marshall  that will showcase a variety of research, technology, health and engineering career opportunities. Students participating in Marshall’s Health Care Pipeline Initiative participate in interactive hands-on activities that highlight the skills, equipment, technology and resources used by STEM …

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MedicalSchoolEnteringResidents_2016

School of Medicine welcomes 72 new resident physicians, fellows

The Joan C. School of Medicine has welcomed 72 new resident physicians and fellows to its graduate medical training programs. The new class of trainees represents 36 medical schools, including 26 residents from in-state medical schools. There are currently a total of 195 residents and fellows training in the 15 residency and fellowship programs that are part of the Joan …

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Marshall professor presents Britten book to President Gilbert

Dr. Vicki Stroeher, a musicologist at Marshall, presented her first book, “My Beloved Man,” to  President  Gilbert, last week. The volume details the complete surviving correspondence between famous composer Benjamin Britten and his life partner and recital partner, tenor Peter Pears. The men, together from 1937 until Britten’s death in 1976, lived with an appearance of separation and communicated in …

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EarplugDistribution_Spring2016

Touma provides free hearing protection for Marshall music staff and students

Dr. Joseph Touma of Touma Hearing Centers has made a contribution to help provide hearing protection for music students and faculty through the Center for Wellness in the Arts. Thirty Etymotic earplugs were distributed to students at the Speech and Hearing Center earlier this spring, according to Dr. Karen McNealy, chair of the Department of Communication Disorders. “Awareness is the …

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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 27, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, July 25.

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