The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    July 27, 2016

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School of Pharmacy receives approval from national accrediting body

Marshall’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. Dr. Kevin W. Yingling,  inaugural dean of the four-year-old program, said the official notification came following the board’s meeting in Chicago. “This achievement is an outstanding one for Marshall University,” Yingling said. “The standards for accreditation are complex …

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Tomorrow: Free art program for kids at the Visual Arts Center

Marshall University's School of Art and Design will offer a children's art activity from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Visual Arts Center, during the Pullman Summer Concert Series. The drop-in activity, led by art education and visual arts majors, is suitable for children age 7 and older; or ages 5-6 with the direct assistance of an …

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Marshall Artists Series announces 80th season lineup

The Marshall Artists Series opens its 80th season this fall with a lineup that will foster the series’ mission to generate greater understanding and appreciation of the performing arts, according to Penny Watkins, executive director of the series. “For our 80th season, we are presenting a lineup that is exciting and diverse,” Watkins said. “We have music greats this year, …

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University Communications to rework printing, promotional item, advertising procedures

University Communications to rework printing, promotional item, advertising procedures

In keeping with the Marshall 20/20 goal of streamlining the communication and promotion processes of the university and making them more efficient, the Office of University Communications is instituting an online request form for its services. The form will be available soon on the UComm website. "Virtually every office at the university has a designated University Communications representative," said Beth Caruthers, university …

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Cantrell named new registrar at Marshall; Biggs promoted to associate registrar

Dr. Sonja G. Cantrell of Milton is Marshall’s new registrar, effective Monday, Aug. 1. Cantrell, who has served as the associate registrar since 2010, will be replacing Roberta Ferguson, who is retiring. As registrar, Cantrell will be responsible for overseeing all student records and offering a variety of enrollment and support services, according to provost Dr. Gayle Ormiston. “Sonja has demonstrated …

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Marshall University Bookstore to host Harry Potter event July 30

In celebration of the release of the highly anticipated eighth Harry Potter™ story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: Special Rehearsal Edition Script, the Marshall Bookstore will be hosting a Harry Potter release event beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday, July 30, through 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 31, in the Memorial Student Center. The event will have …

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KristiFondren

Marshall faculty member receives National Recreation and Park Association excellence award for book

Dr. Kristi M. Fondren, associate professor of sociology, was recently selected to receive the 2016 Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Recreation and Park Research by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The recognition stems from “Walking on the Wild Side: Long Distance Hiking on the Appalacian Trail,” Fondren’s book, which explores motivations and experience of extreme …

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School of Medicine and Marshall Health welcome new internal medicine specialists

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine recently welcomed three new specialists to its clinical faculty in the department of internal medicine. The new physicians are: Dr. Eric Carter, a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist, has been appointed an assistant professor of medicine. Carter earned his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, followed by a residency at …

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Dickinsons write book regarding timbering in West Virginia

Jack Dickinson, historian/bibliographer in the Special Collections Department of Morrow Library, and his wife, Kay, are the co-authors of a new book detailing the history of timbering in Southern West Virginia. Titled Lumbermen, Log Rafts, & Sawmills, the book includes not only the history of the industry in Southern West Virginia but also traces its explosive growth in the late …

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Marshall, West Virginia alumni clubs join in flood relief benefit

The Charleston, South Carolina, Marshall University Alumni Club partnered with the WVU Low Country Mountaineers July 7 to sponsor a flood relief benefit for the citizens of West Virginia who were affected by the massive flooding that took place in June. The event was held at My Father’s Moustache and included live music, a raffle and silent auction, and an evening …

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Finance officer resigns

Mary Ellen Heuton, senior vice president for finance/chief financial officer, has resigned effective Aug. 19. Heuton has accepted the position of vice president for business affairs/treasurer at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. An Atlanta native, she was named to her current position at Marshall in January 2012. She joined the university as controller in 2009 after serving as …

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We Are...Marshall has been on a reduced frequency for the summer. The next regular issue of this newsletter will be distributed Aug. 10, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8. The newsletter will then resume weekly distribution.

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