The Newsletter for Marshall University                                   August 31, 2016

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2016justices

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to conduct public session at Marshall; part of Constitution Week activities

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals returns to Marshall’s Huntington campus Tuesday, Sept. 20, to conduct a session during which it will hear three appeals. The public is invited to attend the session, which begins at 10 a.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, and a reception honoring the justices, which will follow in the lobby. …

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Green Fridays, College Colors Day give Herd fans opportunity to show pride in team

Marshall fans can show their support and pride for the Thundering Herd in many different ways, one of which is by wearing their green Marshall gear every Friday throughout the football season in celebration of Green Fridays and College Colors Day. Marshall will celebrate the 11th annual College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 2. It is organized by the …

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Novelist Lev Grossman to appear at Marshall Sept. 9

Lev Grossman, a novelist and media critic, will give the annual Da Vinci Lecture on the Huntington campus Friday, Sept. 9. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. Called by the New York Times “one of this country’s smartest and most reliable critics,” Grossman is both the …

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New Housing and Residence Life director named

Mistie M. Bibbee, a native of Little Hocking, Ohio, has been named the new director of housing and residence life at Marshall, Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief of Staff Brandi Jacobs-Jones announced today. Bibbee replaces Dr. John Yaun, who resigned last year. Bibbee comes to Marshall from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, where she has been …

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Huntington Music & Arts Festival Film Night set for tonight

The Huntington Music & Arts Festival Film Night, organized by Department of English faculty member Ian Nolte, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Arts Resources Building, 900 8th Street, Huntington, West Virginia. This event is free and open to the public. The program will begin with films entered in the inaugural Huntington …

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MUOnLine Design Center open house continues through Friday

The MUOnLine Design Center has moved to Drinko Library and is inviting the university community to stop by and check out their new space and all they have to offer for e-course or course development. Faculty and staff are invited to visit the design center through Friday, Sept. 2. The new space is perfect for faculty development and collaboration said …

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Brazilian classical guitarist to offer performance and master class

Classical guitarist Erisvaldo Borges will present a free recital and master class Thursday, Sept. 8, and Friday, Sept. 9, respectively, on the Huntington campus as a guest artist for Marshall’s School of Music. A Brazilian native, Borges will be on the Smith Recital Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Admission is free and the recital is open to the …

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Marietta filmmaker to screen 'Arcadia'

A free public screening of Arcadia, written and directed by Andy J. Hall, will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Smith Hall 154. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Hall, a filmmaker and graphic designer from Marietta, Ohio. Filmed with a budget of $11,500, …

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JudyWatters

Watters named Practice Manager of the Year for West Virginia

Judy Watters, a department administrator with Marshall Health, has received the 2016 Practice Manager of the Year award from the West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA). Watters has served as the department administrator for Marshall Family Medicine for 40 years. In that role, she manages a department and coordinates schedules for 28 faculty, 24 resident physicians, six supervisors and 65 …

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Origamy presentation to take place Sept. 19

Meg Homma, the Japan outreach initiative coordinator in West Virginia, will be coming to the library on the South Charleston campus Monday, September 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. to discuss the history of the Japanese art form Origami and the history and story of the famous origami crane. After her presentation, participants will have the opportunity to make their own …

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2016 New Faculty

New faculty join the Herd

The Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Affairs welcomed 37 new faculty members to the Marshall University community Monday, Aug. 15. The New Faculty Orientation program consisted of informational and training sessions throughout the day, beginning with a Welcome Breakfast. The faculty were welcomed by President Gilbert and representatives from Academic Affairs, Faculty Senate, the student body and several members …

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School of Medicine hosts 2016 Research Retreat

 More than 65 researchers, including faculty, staff and students from several different disciplines, attended the 3rd Annual Marshall University Health Sciences Research Retreat today on the Huntington campus. The morning session featured an overview of the university’s research enterprise, including reports from the school of medicine, school of pharmacy, graduate education and the university’s biomedical engineering program, among others. Afternoon …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Michael Prewitt

Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the College of Health Professions, represented Marshall's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the 44th Biennial Convention held July 28-30 in Atlanta, Georgia. Prewitt currently serves as president of the Marshall chapter and attended the convention as the chapter's voting delegate. The convention brought together more than 300 attendees including chapter …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Jennifer McFarland-Whisman

Dr. Jennifer McFarland-Whisman, assistant professor of special education, and Dr. Barbara Becker-Cottrill, retired executive director of the the West Virginia Autism Training Center, have published a book titled Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Primer for Educators. The book is available through the bookstore or the center, and proceeds from the book go toward supporting programs at the center.  

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 7, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

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