The Newsletter for Marshall University                            September 21, 2016

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Reminder: Gilbert investiture to take place tomorrow, Sept. 22

Dr. Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert, the 37th president in the 179-year history of Marshall University, will be invested Thursday, Sept. 22, in an outdoor ceremony slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. in the John Marshall Circle on the university’s Huntington campus. A reception will follow at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. The ceremony and reception are free and open …

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Parking and traffic pattern changes for investiture

As the Marshall family looks forward to tomorrow’s investiture ceremony for President Jerome A. Gilbert, please note there will be some parking and traffic pattern changes around campus today and tomorrow. Please note the following and plan accordingly: The John Marshall Circle will be closed to traffic from noon on Wednesday, Sept. 21, through the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 22. …

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Bookstore offers Legacy Collection celebrating John Marshall

As part of President Gilbert’s Investiture Celebration, the Legacy Collection celebrating John Marshall is now available exclusively at the Marshall University Bookstore. Stop by Thursday, Sept. 22, with your program from the investiture to receive 10 percent off of your purchase.

 

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Gould made an honorary Drinko Fellow

Dr. Alan Gould, executive director of the John Deaver Drinko Academy at Marshall University, was made an honorary Drinko Fellow Thursday evening during a dinner in honor of John Marshall’s 261st birthday. The dinner, attended by about 130 people – including 13 Drinko Fellows, took place on the stage inside the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Marshall’s Huntington …

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Tami Fletcher named Employee of the Month

Tami Fletcher, who works in the dean's office of the School of Medicine, has been named the Employee of the Month for July 2016, according to Bruce Felder, chair of the Employee of the Month committee. She was nominated by Linda S. Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs at the School of Medicine. “If everyone could be fortunate to …

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Purchasing office issues refresher on procurement procedures

The Office of Purchasing has issued the following reminders and refreshers on procurement of goods and services. Purchasing Thresholds The threshold for obtaining formal, (public), bids increased from $25,000 to $50,000 with the exception of construction/renovation projects, which has a higher threshold. Departments may obtain quotations for purchases greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000 total. Purchasing may also acquire …

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Reminder: Faculty/classified employee severance plan announced

Marshall President Jerome A. Gilbert sent the following e-mail message to faculty and staff yesterday regarding a Faculty/Classified Employee Severance Plan. Dear Marshall University community, Earlier today, the West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement approved a Faculty/Classified Employee Severance Plan for Marshall University. The severance plan is part of our ongoing effort to be fiscally responsible …

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Reminder: Campus Conversations begin later today

The Offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, as well as Faculty Senate, Student Government Association and the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, will host a series of Campus Conversations this fall. The series will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center. Participants will consider questions such as “What …

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Marshall art faculty exhibition to end Sept. 30; reception to precede closing

The School of Art and Design will celebrate the success of the faculty exhibition “Intermix,” with a closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Visual Art Center’s Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery. The exhibition, however, will remain on display through Sept. 30. The show features works by Jonathan Cox, Miyuki Cook, Frederick Bartolovic, …

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Students engage in two days of regional community service

Over six hours in two days, close to 1,000 Marshall University students engaged in philanthropic endeavors across Cabell County Sept. 16 and 17 during Thundering Serve, the university student body initiative to make an impact on campus and the community. “It seems fitting as we approach the 261st birthday of John Marshall that we look to our university’s creed to …

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Reminder: Fet's 'Alice and the Time Machine' to be presented this evening

Dr. Victor Fet, professor of biological sciences, has published Alice and the Time Machine, which he describes as a tale inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. He will give a presentation on the science fantasy book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the 4th floor atrium of the Drinko Library. Refreshments will …

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Voices from Marshall to perform at Pullman Series

The second concert of the Marshall University Pullman Series will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the pavilion at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington. The performance will feature musical theatre favorites by the Voices from Marshall, with Marshall music majors Cadence Weaver, Christa Navy, Taylor Isaacs, Cierra James, Andrew Hupp, Hillary Herold and Michael Bare, accompanied by …

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US Fleet Forces Ensemble to perform at Marshall

The U.S. Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Lt. Robert J. Coats, will perform at Marshall University’s Smith Recital Hall on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. The concert by the largest of the U.S. Fleet Forces Band's performing units is free and open to the public. The wind ensemble’s repertoire ranges from traditional military marches and patriotic …

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Rebecca “Becca” Hayes, M.D., recognized as September Resident of the Month

Rebecca “Becca” Hayes, M.D., has been selected as the September 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.  Hayes is currently completing the third year of a four-year internal medicine/pediatrics residency program.  Under the combined program, graduates are board eligible in both …

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Shumaker named department administrator for Marshall Surgery

Marshall Health has announced that Charles A. Shumaker has been named department administrator for Marshall Surgery. Shumaker joined the Marshall Health team in 2015 as the department administrator for Marshall Dermatology. Prior to coming to Marshall Health, he served as the manager of media and community relations for Cabell Huntington Hospital for seven years. Shumaker has also worked as a …

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New Hours for Drinko Library take effect

Due to increased demand, the Drinko Library has increased its hours. Drinko Library now will be open from 1 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday. Students will be able to check out materials using the self-checkout device on the second floor anytime, but will not have access to check out electronic equipment …

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Cornea, glaucoma specialists join faculty

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health recently welcomed two new specialists to its department of ophthalmology. “The School of Medicine, along with our patients, have been anticipating the addition of these specialists to our practice,” said R. Mark Hatfield, O.D., M.D., administrative chair of the department of ophthalmology. “Their expertise and training in corneas and glaucoma …

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Winners named in O’Hanlon Essay Contest

A pair of Marshall graduate students took first- and second-place in the 2016 Dan O’Hanlon Essay Contest, results of which were announced Monday in a brief ceremony in the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy in Old Main on the Huntington campus. Gregory S. Ward won the contest, and Cindy Krepps was second. The question for the 2016 contest was …

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Faculty Achievements: Department of Modern Languages

Dr. Rosario Quintana has been elected as an Academica Correspondiente (Corresponding Member) of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. Dr. Ida Day will have a chapter published in the book Ecological Crisis and Cultural Representation in Latin America, published this month by Rowman and Littlefield. Dr. Zelideth Rivas is co-editor of the book Imagining Asia in the Americas, …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Allison Carey

Dr. Allison Carey, associate professor of English, recently published an essay, “Reading on the (Home) Front: Teaching Soldiers’ Dime Novels,” in the latest volume of the Modern Language Association’s Options for Teaching series of books: Teaching the Literatures of the American Civil War (2016), edited by Colleen Glenney Boggs. In this essay, she explores the history of the dime novels—inexpensive …

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Fifth District Federal Reserve Bank president to speak at Marshall

Dr. Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Fifth District Federal Reserve Bank, will speak on the topic “Does Federal Reserve Governance Need Reform?” at Marshall University’s Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Mayor Steve Williams will welcome Lacker to Huntington. The Marshall University BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism will sponsor a reception …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 28, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26.

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