The Newsletter for Marshall University                                   August 17, 2016

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Freshmen move in, WOW events continue this week

Marshall's Week of Welcome for freshmen started yesterday with the new students moving into their residence halls, starting a series of events designed to ensure incoming students feel welcomed and prepared when fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 22. A complete schedule of events is available at www.marshall.edu/wow. Among the events is a special night of the Summer Concert Series and …

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In Memoriam: Dr. Susan G. Jackson

Dr. Susan G. Jackson, professor of art and design whose career at Marshall spanned 31 years, died Saturday, Aug. 13. A memorial service will take place at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Reger Funeral Chapel, 1242 Adams Avenue, Huntington. It will be preceded by visitation beginning at 5 p.m. An art historian, Jackson taught art survey and …

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Faculty Welcome set for today on South Charleston campus

A Faculty Welcome and Orientation Reception for faculty teaching undergraduate courses at South Charleston in the Fall 2016 will take place today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 137 GC on the South Charleston campus.   Staff from Academic Affairs, the Student Resource Center, IT and AV services, the library, security and facilities will be present.   Also, …

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Bison statue to greet returning students; idea came from student now deployed oversees

Students returning to the Huntington campus for the fall semester will be greeted by a new statue of one of the university’s symbols, the American bison. According to Brandi Jacobs-Jones, senior vice president for operations/chief of staff, the idea for the bison statue initially came from students during an April meeting with President Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert. “At a meet-and-greet …

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School of Medicine receives nearly $2.4 million grant to study nutrition to treat disease

Uma Sundaram, M.D., vice dean for research and graduate education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has received a five-year $2.39 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study gastrointestinal absorption of amino acids, specifically glutamine, and its effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is particularly prevalent in West Virginia and the …

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Marshall researchers partnering on $3.8 million NSF grant to study water quality

Two Marshall researchers are partnering with colleagues at Murray State University and the University of Kentucky on a $3.8 million National Science Foundation grant to study toxic algae blooms. Funds from the four-year grant will provide advanced environmental sensor systems, train students and faculty in their use, and help apply the sensors to solutions for an emerging environmental problem common …

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Weisberg complex awarded LEED® Gold level of certification

Marshall's Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex has been awarded LEED® Gold level of certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are desined, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. The Weisberg facility opened …

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2nd Annual Marco Cornhole Classic set for Aug. 27

The Marshall University Alumni Association has issued an invitation for faculty and staff to join them Saturday, Aug. 27, for the 2nd annual Marco Cornhole Classic presented by Huntington Bank. The event is open to all students, alumni and the community. The Marco Cornhole Classic is a double-elimination cornhole tournament taking place on Harless Field. Registration is $10 per team …

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Library implements single sign-on for Interlibrary Loan services

In an effort to make signing into Interlibrary Loan (ILL) more secure and user-friendly, the Marshall University Library has changed over to single sign-on for Information Delivery Services.  When accessing Interlibrary Loan, use the same MUNET login credentials used for all of MU’s online services such as myMU and MUOnLine. Please note: you will need to create a new account …

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Session Friday will cover interacting with Middle Eastern students

INTO Marshall and Student Affairs will co-sponsor an event on Friday, Aug. 19, with convocation speaker and former student body president Nawar Shora. The author of The Arab-American Handbook and a nationally recognized expect in Arab-American relations, Shora will be providing a special training session for faculty and staff on interacting with our students from the Middle East. It will take …

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Chapman and Puentes receive PHR® credential from HR Certification Institute

Two members of Marshall University’s Office of Human Resources are now a part of the community of distinguished professionals who demonstrate mastery of the technical and operational aspects of human resource management. Mary Chapman and Jessica Puentes received their Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) credential from the HR Certification Institute this summer. Both women sat for a three-hour, 175-question exam …

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Quilt in memory of alum gives Marshall pride of place

A quilt made from the late Capt. Jason Back's T-shirts features his Marshall shirt in the featured center position. "We put the Marshall Tee shirt in the middle because he was proud about the master's degree he earned from your program," said Joe T. Back Jr., Jason Back's father, in an e-mail to Dr. Dennis Anderson, distinguished professor of leadership …

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Online program about at-risk students available to faculty, staff

"At Risk on Campus," an online program to address suicide prevention and gatekeeper training, is available free to faculty and staff until Sept. 30. Offered by the state, the program aims to educate users on how to identify, approach, and refer students in distress; broach the topic of psychological distress and motivate students to seek help. "Veterans on Campus," another …

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Online information release available for students

Students now have the online ability to give their parents or other parties permission to view certain educational records.  Once they log into myMU and go to their student page, they can click “Information Release” and allow records access to those they choose. Faculty and staff will know, by looking at the student’s dashboard in MUBERT, what records may be …

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Roy, Hill become first general dentists to join Marshall School of Medicine faculty

Local dentists Jonathan D. Hill, D.D.S., and Joey A. Roy, D.D.S., recently joined the clinical faculty of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, making them the first general dentists at the school of medicine. Marshall hired the dentists to support a new dental residency program, in partnership with Cabell Huntington Hospital, that began July 1. Hill and …

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Photography of the Marshall University Forensic Science Center's digital forensics program. March 30, 2012 (J. Alex Wilson)

Digital forensics faculty member serves as expert for National Institute of Justice panel

Josh Brunty, a forensic science faculty member in the College of Science, was invited by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to serve on a panel to help the organization strengthen law enforcement research. LEAP, the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel, took place June 21-23 in Washington, D.C., with the overarching goal of prioritizing future criminal justice technology needs to develop …

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