The Newsletter for Marshall University                            September 28, 2016

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Tomblin appoints White, reappoints Bailes, Dagostine and Kinsey to Board of Governors

Gary G. White of Logan has been appointed and three others reappointed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to Marshall University’s Board of Governors. White succeeds Huntington physician Dr. Joseph B. Touma on the board. White is former president and chief executive officer of International Industries Inc. He served as interim president of Marshall in 2015-16, is a past member and …

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President Gilbert invested Sept. 22

Dr. Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert, the 37th president in the 179-year history of Marshall University, was invested Thursday, Sept. 22, in an outdoor ceremony in the John Marshall Circle on the Huntington campus. Gilbert was accompanied to the ceremony by his family, including his nearly 95-year-old mother, Elizabeth, as well as former coworkers from Mississippi State University, Dr. William Fox and President …

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Office of Career Education works to showcase connection between academic majors and career paths for students

Many on the Huntington campus are familiar with the Student Resource Center as well as Career Services. Now these two student services are housed under the new Office of Career Education. The merger helps students align their career goals with the pursuit of a best-fit academic major, according to Sherri Smith, associate vice president for academic affairs. “Students often don’t realize …

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School of Theatre to present 'Picnic' starting tonight

Marshall University’s School of Theatre will present Picnic by William Inge  Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Saturday, Oct.. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Oct. 8. All performances will take place  at 7:30 p.m. in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for Marshall University faculty and staff.  …

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Alan I. Abramowitz to speak at Marshall Amicus Curiae Lecture Series

Dr. Alan I. Abramowitz of Emory University will be the first guest lecturer in the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series, sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy at Marshall. Abramowitz will speak Thursday, Sept. 29, on the topic “Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Polarized American Electorate: What to Expect in November.” Abramowitz, the Alben W. Barkley chair and …

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Department of Communication Disorders to honor former faculty member for $100K contribution

Kathryn Chezik, former chair and longtime faculty member in Marshall’s Department of Communication Disorders, will be honored in a donor recognition ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at the Birke Art Gallery. After 40 years of service to the university, Chezik contributed $100,000 to the communication disorders program with the majority of her donation earmarked for the Speech and …

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Marshall’s Leper of Pickens documentary film to be featured in WV FILMmakers Festival Oct. 1

Last spring, Marshall University faculty member Dr. Peggy Harman and her husband, Jason, spent nine months filming and editing the documentary “George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens.” Now, the story of George Rashid, a young Lebanese/Syrian man who was ostracized for the lesions on his skin, will be told at the West Virginia FILMmakers Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1. The …

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Marshall to host activities for National Community Policing Week

Marshall will host a series of activities Oct. 4 through 6 in honor of National Community Policing Week to help promote engagement with local law enforcement officials. Dr. Cedric Gathings, vice president for student affairs, said these events aim to educate students and the community at large about many prevalent issues facing society today. “We want to give our campus …

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‘Tribute to the Disappeared’ exhibition to open at Marshall; collaborative experience curated by Andrea Arroyo

“Tribute to the Disappeared,” an exhibition to honor victims of injustice around the world, will open at Marshall University’s Birke Art Gallery Wednesday, Oct. 5, with an opening reception at 4:30 p.m. The same day, an art workshop will be conducted by curator Andrea Arroyo at 1 p.m. in Marshall’s Memorial Student Center, room 2W22, and a presentation by Arroyo …

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Special Collections Department in Morrow Library to be closed October 6 and 7

The Special Collections Department and Morrow Stacks in the James E. Morrow Library on the Huntington campus will be closed Thursday, Oct. 6, and Friday, Oct. 7, for staff development training. During this period, all other departments will remain open during their regular hours. For assistance obtaining materials from the Morrow Stacks, please contact the Information Delivery Service (IDS) Office in Drinko …

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Classified Staff Council special election set for Oct. 7

The Classified Staff Council will hold an election on October 7th-11th to fill current vacancies. The staff members elected to these positions will finish the remainder of the current term which will end on June 30th, 2017. Vacancies to be filled include the following: One vacancy in EEO 10 – Executive, Administrative and Managerial Nominees are: Write-in Candidates Only One …

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Creative community prepares for West Virginia Makes Festival

Makers, innovators and students of all ages are readying their creative designs and exhibits for the third-annual West Virginia Makes Festival. Presented Friday, Oct. 7, by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) on Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Plaza, the event serves as a celebration of ingenuity and creativity to inspire designing and making. The free festival, which will run …

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Comedian Lewis Black comes to Joan C. Edwards Playhouse

Comedian and social critic Lewis Black will take the stage at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.  This Grammy Award winner is coming to Huntington as part of his “The Emperor’s New Clothes – The Naked Truth Tour” to give us belly-aching laughs and entertain us with his wit and grumpy optimism. Being colicky as …

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Writers Series to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 12-13

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will host a reading and cultural discussion panel to observe Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate and promote diversity within and around the university and greater Huntington communities. Award-winning authors Joe Jiménez and Emmy Pérez will be featured in the panel and in a featured author reading and book signing the following day. “Cultura Panel …

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MU Alumni Association announces plans for Homecoming week

 Sign up today to participate in annual Homecoming Office Decorating contest All campus offices are invited to participate in the annual Office Decorating contest taking place throughout Homecoming Week 2016. Offices are asked to decorate using the “Thundering 20s” theme. Judging will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13, and prizes will be awarded in multiple categories on Friday, Oct. 14, …

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The Buzz: A digital resource for you and your students

For years Marshall University has been a part of the Collegiate Readership Program, providing a selection of print newspapers for our students. However, the consumption of print news is on the decline and reaching the most connected and tech-savvy generation with reliable news and information is a real challenge. So as an additional resource, Marshall has partnered with USA TODAY …

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Omicron Delta Kappa accepting nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. To be eligible, a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student; have high academic standing; and must show strong leadership ability. As a member of the Marshall community, faculty and staff have the opportunity to work with students on a daily basis, said Elizabeth …

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Marshall psychology doctoral degree ranked No. 2 in the U.S.; ranking based on cost, accreditation and degree options

The Doctor of Psychology program at Marshall has been ranked the No. 2 program in the nation by www.online-psychology-degrees.org. The website reviewed Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) programs in clinical psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association. Programs were evaluated based on cost, how the universities ranked on other national ranking lists and other degrees offered at the universities. “It is …

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Moody’s affirms Marshall University’s ‘A1’ bond rating

Marshall University officials have announced Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the “A1” rating on $84 million of Marshall University’s series 2010 and 2011 revenue bonds. The outlook is stable. In the affirmation document, Moody’s said the rating reflects the university’s “important role as the second largest provider of public higher education in the state of West Virginia…with steady student demand, …

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College of Science to offer students trip to Ecuador through KIIS

Faculty members are urged to pass the word along to their students regarding the study abroad trip in Ecuador through KIIS, the Kentucky Institute for International Studies. Deadline is Dec. 1. For further information, please contact Dr. Suzanne Strait by e-mail at straitho@marshall.edu. --------------------- Click on graphic at left to view flyer in larger size.

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Applications for Faces of Appalachia Fellowship Award accepted until Dec. 16

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia is accepting applications for the  Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellowship Award until Friday, Dec. 16. The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time Marshall faculty member. Marshall faculty members interested in being considered for the fellowship award should submit a professional vita along with a 1-2 page abstract …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 5, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

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