The Newsletter for Marshall University                                 October 5, 2016

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Red Dawson to serve as grand marshal in homecoming parade

Red Dawson, who was an assistant football coach at Marshall University at the time of the tragic plane crash that claimed 75 lives in 1970, will be the grand marshal in this year’s Marshall homecoming parade. The parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, beginning at 12th Street and 4th Avenue in downtown Huntington. The homecoming football …

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Homecoming parade has new route; bonfire and pep rally return

The Marshall University Student Government Association is once again organizing the annual Marshall University Homecoming Parade, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13. This year, the parade will have a more simplified route. It will begin at 12th Street and take 5th Avenue straight through campus to 17th Street at Harless dining Hall. A bonfire and pep rally is …

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Fifth annual Unity Walk to be part of Homecoming Week

Marshall’s 5th annual Unity Walk is set to take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning at the Marshall Recreation Center on the Huntington campus. The purpose of the walk is to bring students and student groups, residence halls, athletic teams, community citizens and faculty together to celebrate being a part of the same “family,” according to Maurice Cooley, …

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Students to host ‘Candlelight Vigil for Justice’; leaders say they hope to unify community on social justice issues

Several student organizations on campus will host a candlelight vigil at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the Huntington campus to bring the community together regarding social injustices. Derek Rankin, president of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, said awareness is important because cases flee the public’s memory after a few days. “This is basically the space in the interim in which …

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Athletic Department offers faculty, staff free tickets to Octoberfest concert this Friday

All Marshall faculty and staff are cordially invited to this Friday’s OCTOBERFEST concert at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.  All faculty and staff members can stop by the Athletic Ticket Office located in the Cam Henderson Center this week prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday to pick up one free ticket per MU ID.  All other tickets are $10.  The lineup is …

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'Levels' fundraiser for United Way to take place Oct. 8

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Department of Mathematics to present distinguished researcher Richard Ehrenborg

The Advanced Research Initiative of the Department of Mathematics and College of Science invites distinguished researchers to Marshall to speak with both general and specialized audiences and interact with graduate and undergraduate students. The speaker for Fall 2016 is Dr. Richard Ehrenborg from the University of Kentucky. As well as being a distinguished mathematician in the area of combinatorics, coalgebras, geometry, …

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Math faculty to teach ACT math camp Oct. 15 and 16

Marshall math faculty will be teaching a special 2-day "Cram Session" for students 19 years old and above Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, prior to the ACT test date of Oct. 22. Each day's sessions will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. For a registration fee of $120, students can identify their math strengths and weaknesses, build …

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INTO Marshall opens prayer room

INTO Marshall University's multi-faith prayer and meditation room is now open. The room, located on the second floor of the INTO Center in East Hall, is open to students of all faiths and beliefs. The prayer room can be utilized by students for independent prayer or meditation Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and is available …

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Marshall research team publishes study on cell signaling mechanism

Researchers at Marshall, the University of Toledo and New York Medical College, continuing their investigative work into the recently discovered signaling function of the sodium-potassium pump, have identified an important application of this discovery that could potentially lead to new treatment options for patients with kidney disease. The study, “Attenuation of Na/K-ATPase Mediated Oxidant Amplification with pNaKtide Ameliorates Experimental Uremic …

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'Loving Appalachia: Celebrating West Virginia Heritage' planned for Oct. 17

Marshall University Housing and Residence Life, INTO Marshall University, and the Appalachian Studies Association have partnered to host the third annual Loving Appalachia Monday, Oct. 17. Departments and organizations have an opportunity to join in the festival by making contributions and staffing information tables on the day of the event. “West Virginia is the only state located entirely in the …

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RBA, Outreach and Continuing Studies offices move to Smith Hall

Smith Hall 223 is now the office space for: Pat Campbell from College Courses in the High School and Continuing Education; Jerri Clagg, Academic Advisor for the R.B.A. program; Andrew Gooding, Director of the R.B.A. program;  Rita Spears, Academic Advisor for the R.B.A. program; and Marie Willis, Administrative Secretary Senior for Outreach and Continuing Studies. Once the dust settles, feel …

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Reminder: 'Tribute to the Disappeared' opens today

“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 project, created in 2014, is curated by Andrea Arroyo, a visual artist who has gathered images from over 300 international artists and collectives so far. The project …

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Reminder: Special Collections to be closed tomorrow, Friday

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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Reminder: West Virginia Makes Festival is Friday, Oct. 7

Join the fun Friday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) presents the West Virginia Makes Festival on the Memorial Student Center Plaza on the Huntington campsu. The annual festival celebrates making and ingenuity in all their forms. This year’s event will be bigger than ever and feature live music, games, performance art, …

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Reminder: 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 members of the Marshall community, faculty and staff have the opportunity to work with students on a daily basis, said Elizabeth Appell …

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School of Pharmacy marks pharmacy month with outreach activities

Marshall’s School of Pharmacy will recognize American Pharmacists Month in October with dozens of activities including immunization clinics, diabetes education outreach, a special luncheon and a career fair, among other events. The school will also celebrate its first alumni tailgate Saturday, Oct. 22, as the Marshall Thundering Herd takes on the Charlotte 49ers in Huntington.  The event will honor the …

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Alumni association to sponsor awareness event for the homeless Nov. 5

The Marshall University Alumni Association has issued a call for Marshall University alumni, faculty and students, as well as Huntington community members, to join in “Herd for the Homeless,” a community volunteer event to be hosted by the MUAA. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Huntington. “We hope …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 12, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

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