The Newsletter for Marshall University                                   August 10, 2016

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Week of Welcome to start Tuesday, Aug. 16

Marshall is once again working to ensure incoming students feel welcomed and prepared when fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 22. University staff have worked for months to put together a schedule of activities that are both informative and fun during the annual Week of Welcome (WOW). “When students arrive on campus, they will find a team of staff volunteers and …

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Update on Payroll Changes

As part of the ongoing implementation of the new payroll process, another adjustment has been made to the go-live date for switching to bi-weekly pay. It's now expected to be Oct. 28 for most employees, which will cover the pay period Oct. 1-14. Although the payroll office is optimistic about this date, there is a small chance the state could …

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University Communications continues rollout of new procedures

University Communications continues rollout of new procedures

Marshall's Office of University Communications has introduced an online form that will automatically connect client departments with their designated representatives, who will assist them with printing, advertising and promotional items. The form should be used to request communications-related services, said Ginny Painter, senior vice president for communications and marketing. It is available on the University Communications website at www.marshall.edu/ucomm/start-a-project. Requesters are …

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Registration for Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning ends today, Aug. 10

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to invite all full-time and part-time faculty, teaching assistants, and interested academic staff to participate in roundtables, interactive demonstrations and workshops on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The conference begins with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. in Room 1201 of the Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex. At 8:30 a.m., Dr. Greta Rensenbrink, associate professor of history …

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Thundering Herd Rally returns to Pullman Square Aug. 18

Marshall University and Kindred Communications are coming together again to host a special night of the Summer Concert Series and kick off the football season Thursday, Aug. 18, from 6 until 10 p.m. at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington. In addition to the vendors and activities that have taken place each week of the concert series, this event will also …

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CedricGathings

New student affairs vice president's message to faculty and staff regarding online programs for freshman students to complete

Dear Faculty and Staff: Once again Marshall's Student Health Education Programs and the Women's Center will be implementing two online prevention programs, AlcoholEdu® and Haven for College. Marshall is requiring all new freshman students to complete both of these online programs for the 2016-17 academic year. In addition, all new graduate and professional school students will need to complete the …

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Marshall University has $397.7 million economic impact

Marshall University contributed approximately $397.7 million to West Virginia’s economy and supported 3,267 jobs in 2014, according to a report released last week . The research by the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) showed that West Virginia’s 21 public institutions of higher education collectively contributed approximately $2.7 billion to the state’s economy and supported 22,000 …

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Robinson named interim senior vice president for finance

Mark A. Robinson, budget director at Marshall University since March 2013, has been named interim senior vice president for finance at Marshall, President Jerome Gilbert announced last week. Robinson replaces Mary Ellen Heuton, who resigned to accept the position of vice president for business affairs/treasurer at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala., effective Aug. 20. Gilbert said Marshall, which …

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School of Medicine welcomes Class of 2020 with White Coat Ceremony

The largest class in the 38-year history of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine began its medical school journey Friday at the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony. Among this year’s class of 83 students are eight legacy students, meaning one or both parents are Marshall School of Medicine alumni. Some interesting statistics about the Class of 2020 …

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Leadership Studies' ‘Community Collaborative Planning and Management’ course awarded exemplary course status by Blackboard Inc.

Marshall's “Community Collaborative Planning and Management” course, which is part of the online master’s degree in leadership studies, earned the distinction from education technology company Blackboard Inc., of Exemplary Course. This is a program that recognizes faculty and course designers from schools, colleges and universities around the world who develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the very best in …

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Marshall Health to offer weekly Saturday sports medicine clinics

Marshall Health will offer weekly Saturday sports medicine clinics from 8 to 10 a.m., beginning Aug. 13, at the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute, 2211 Third Ave. in Huntington. Experienced sports medicine physicians and staff from Marshall Orthopaedics and Marshall Family Medicine provide evaluations and assessments on orthopaedic conditions or injuries and advise on next steps free of charge. The Saturday …

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TylerSharp

Funding extended for talent search programs at Marshall

Funding for a pair of talent search programs at Marshall University has been extended for the next five years, and at least one graduate of the program couldn’t be happier. As a high school student in rural Mason County, Tyler Sharp said the program was invaluable to him. “I’d have been lost without the help they freely and happily provided,” …

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Kappa Alpha Psi members hand out school supplies to Mission children

Members of Marshall's Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. chapter handed out back-to-school supplies Monday evening to the children at the Huntington City Mission. The mission, which houses dozens of children, relies heavily on donations. With the school year starting on Thursday in Cabell County, the shelter found itself short on school supplies. “We were able to provide a lot of …

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MU scientists develop a new approach for Parkinson’s disease therapy

Last year, Dr. Elmer Price, a professor of biological sciences at Marshall University, was awarded a three-year, $350,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant funds his research into understanding neurogenesis, the process adult brains use to generate new neurons from preexisting adult neural stem cells. Price and his student researchers have now discovered a way to recruit these …

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Forensic Science Graduate Program ranks number one in the nation on national assessment test scores

Marshall's Forensic Science Graduate Program has once again been ranked number one in the country compared to other graduate programs participating in the Forensic Science Assessment Test administered earlier this year. Marshall was one of eight graduate programs that participated this year in the spring testing cycle. The exam is a national assessment test offered semi-annually by the American Board …

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Be Marshall Green by Recycling

As the fall semester begins, the Sustainability Department has issued the following reminders about recycling at Marshall University. Anyone can place any of these items into our many recycling bins across the Huntington campus: - Boxes, paper, newspapers, cardboard (we do not accept wet or food-contaminated paper)  - Empty Aluminum and tin cans - Empty Plastic bottles and containers (#1 …

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Marshall Journal of Medicine releases next issue

Marshall Journal of Medicine, a publication of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has released its July 2016, Volume 2, Issue 3 edition. Articles include case reports, review articles and original works of research from the Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center and Fayette County and Jefferson County Health Departments. To …

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University College and Tutoring Services move to Communications Building

This fall, University College and Tutoring Services will be relocated to the Communications Building, suites 212 and 211, respectively. In the new location, students will be able to enjoy a state-of-the-art classroom and a student lounge. Sherri Stepp, director of University College, said the more central location is the biggest advantage to the move from Laidley Hall. “It will be …

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We Are...Marshall has been on a reduced frequency for the summer, but will now resume weekly issues for the fall semester. The next regular issue of this newsletter will be distributed Aug. 17, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

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