The Newsletter for Marshall University                                 October 12, 2016

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United Way workplace campaign to kick off Oct. 17

Marshall’s annual United Way workplace campaign will begin Monday, Oct. 17, and continue through take place through Friday, Nov. 18. Last year’s campaign brought in a total of $25,395 for United Way of the River Cities Inc., but President Gilbert would like to see this number increase in years to come, according to Leah Tolliver, chair of the workplace campaign …

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Marshall 20/20 update to take place Wednesday, Oct. 26

A 20/20 Campus Community update will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Memorial Student Center, room BE5. During this meeting the steering committee will provide updates on the implementation plans and share information regarding savings captured from last fiscal year as well as projections through 2020. Please reserve your seat by e-mailing Rhonda Mullins at mullinsr@marshall.edu …

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Homecoming Week Reminders:

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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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Annual Car Bash takes place tomorrow

Marshall University football fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about in the early part of the season, with the Thundering Herd posting a 1-4 record in its first five games. But, the fans can get rid of some of their frustration, thanks to an annual homecoming tradition. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, anyone willing to …

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Scandinavian Film Festival continues Thursday

Showings of Scandinavian films will continue this month with "OSLO August 31" on Thursday, Oct. 13, and "Babette's Feast" Thursday, Oct. 20. The films will be screened at 8 p.m. in the Freshman North theater. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Here is more information on the two remaining films: OSLO August 31 – The film is set in present day …

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Creating cyber-aware habits: best practices for all digital citizens

Marshall University Information Technology is excited to be participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The focus for week one was on how to secure yourself by creating Cyber Aware habits, which you can practice whether you are on campus or at home. Marshall IT has a tremendous amount of resources to help you become more secure online such as: How do …

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Reminder: Writers Series to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month today, tomorrow

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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School of Medicine to host second Rural Research Conference Friday

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host its second Rural Research Conference Friday, Oct. 14, in the Harless Auditorium at the Marshall University Medical Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital. The event will showcase projects ranging from improving health care outcomes for homeless children in Appalachia and management of chronic non-malignant pain with opiates …

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Over 90 employers expected to attend this fall’s Career Expo Tuesday

The Office of Career Education (Career Services) will conduct its annual Fall Career Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room on the Huntington campus. The expo is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni. Recruiters will be sharing information on part-time, full-time and internship positions. More than 90 employers are …

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School of Pharmacy faculty honored at annual state meeting; Craig Kimble installed as pharmacy association president

Three Marshall University School of Pharmacy faculty members were honored Saturday at the West Virginia Pharmacists Association’s (WVPA) 109th Annual Convention in Charleston, West Virginia. Craig Kimble, Pharm.D., M.B.A., an assistant professor of pharmacy practice, administration and research at the school, was installed as president of the WVPA for the 2016-2018 term. He served the association previously as president-elect and …

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Marshall Health opens new dental clinic

For the first time since Marshall Health opened its doors in the early 1980s as John Marshall Medical Services, the faculty practice plan of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is serving general dentistry patients. Marshall Health opened its first dental clinic at 1616 13th Ave., Suite 201, in Huntington early last month, one block away from …

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Marshall filmmakers win first place at WV FILMmakers Festival

Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman and her husband, documentarian Jason Harman, took home the first-place prize in the Best West Virginia Short Documentary category for their documentary, “George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens” at the WV FILMmakers Festival. Peggy Harman, an associate professor and director of Marshall University’s Master of Social Work program, said winning first place was unexpected and thrilling. …

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Marshall to host Green Lecture Series on Habitat for Humanity and sustainable homes

The Lewis College of Business, the  Sustainability Department and Aetna Integrated Services, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, are hosting a free educational event on the topic of sustainable homes as part of their Green Lecture Series. The lecture will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Don Morris Room (2E18) of the Memorial Student Center …

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‘Mirko Ilić: Selected Works’ to be on display at Marshall

Selected works from Bosnia-born graphic designer and comics artist Mirko Ilić will be on display at Marshall University's School of Art and Design until Friday, Oct. 28, in the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery at 927 3rd Ave. Marshall’s Visual Arts Center will host Ilić Thursday, Oct. 13, at an artist reception at 4:30 p.m. and a talk …

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Thundering Word begins under new leadership this fall

Only an hour outside of our nation’s capital in Fairfax, Virginia, Marshall University’s Thundering Word scored an impressive third place team finish at a tournament hosted at George Mason University the weekend of Oct. 1. Placing only behind fellow nationally ranked teams, Northwestern University and the University of Alabama, the seven-person squad brought home the team trophy and four new …

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Marshall to host 5th Cyber Summit for middle school students and local community

Marshall will host its fifth free cyber safety summit Thursday, Nov. 17, in which middle-school students and local community members will have the opportunity to learn about good digital citizenship and how to stay safe online. The summit will take place in the conference room of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to John …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 19, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

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