The Newsletter for Marshall University                                   August 24, 2016

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FreshmanConvocationWalk_2016

1,900 MU freshmen attend convocation at Keith-Albee Friday

Approximately 1,900 Marshall University freshmen, escorted by MU police and President Jerome Gilbert, walked in one large group via Fourth Avenue from the Huntington campus to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Friday morning, Aug. 19, for the annual President’s Freshman Convocation. The purpose of the convocation was to formally celebrate the class’s official start as the class of 2020. Fall …

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Marshall rolls out active shooter training for faculty, staff and students

Marshall has developed a training module for faculty, staff and students to learn how to best handle an active shooter situation on the Huntington campus. Tracy Smith, director of health and safety at Marshall, said the goal of this training is to better prepare the campus for an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident …

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KidsNightOut_Spring2016

Marshall Campus Recreation announces dates for Kids’ Night Out

The first Kids’ Night Out after summer break will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Marshall Recreation Center. Children will spend the evening at the Rec playing great games, creating awesome crafts, swimming, and rock climbing. An evening snack also will be provided. Potty-trained children ages 4-12 will be able to interact with other kids …

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SRCEA_Charleston_2016

MU to host Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration

Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development will serve as host to the 57th annual conference of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Charleston. The conference is themed “Balanced Leadership: Focus on the Leader’s Wellness.” Dr. Tom Hisiro, professor of leadership studies at Marshall …

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New scholarship endowed at Marshall University School of Pharmacy

Kevin W. Yingling, R.Ph., M.D., dean of the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, has announced establishment of the Mary H. and J. Churchill Hodges School of Pharmacy Scholarship.

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SchoolofRespiratoryTherapyAward_Aug2016

Cooperative respiratory care program with St. Mary's earns national recognition

St. Mary’s/Marshall University’s cooperative respiratory care program received the Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award from CoARC, the Committee of Accreditation for Respiratory Care. St. Mary’s respiratory care faculty members Christopher Trotter and Keith Terry accepted the award during the American Association for Respiratory Care Summer Forum, held June 26, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida. Seventy-eight programs received the award this …

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New primary care physicians join Marshall Health, School of Medicine

Six primary care physicians recently joined the clinical faculty of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health. The new faculty additions all recently completed residencies at the Marshall School of Medicine. “Establishing with a primary care physician is important for your overall health,” said Stephen M. Petrany, M.D., professor and chair of the department of …

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School of Medicine students selected for national committees

Two Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine students have been selected to serve in committee positions with the American Medical Association-Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS). J. Wesley Urian, Medical school-second year, was selected to serve on the Committee for Medical Education. Urian and 11 others were chosen from a pool of more than 50 applicants. He is a Cabell County native …

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Rachel E. Edwards, M.D., recognized as August Resident of the Month

Rachel E. Edwards, M.D., has been selected as the August 2016 Resident of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “This is an exciting moment in the recognition of Marshall’s residents,” Wehner said. “One of our volunteer clinical faculty members took the time to …

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Appalachian Studies, Clio internships available for students this fall

The Appalachian Studies Association has internship opportunities available to qualified graduate and undergraduate students for the Fall 2016 term. Please share this with any interested students. Appalachian Studies Association Internship: Students who work with the ASA will develop a broad skillset through hands-on professional experience. Interns for the fall term will work with ASA staff to plan and organize the …

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Reminder: online information release available to 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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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Aug. 31, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

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