The Newsletter for Marshall University                                 October 19, 2016

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Marshall announces creation of new position and interdisciplinary coalition to address opioid crisis

Confident Marshall University can be a leader in helping abate the region’s addiction crisis, President Jerome A. Gilbert announced Monday that the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will conduct a national search for a director and professor of addiction sciences. Gilbert said the new position will be key to linking medicine and pharmacy with the social, economic …

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Next Campus Conversation to take place tomorrow

The next Campus Conversation will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20,  in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center. Participants will consider questions such as "Should civil discourse be promoted? Can it be promoted?," "What are the limits of civil discourse? (Are there limits?)," and "Is civil discourse more than a matter of etiquette?" at the …

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Kadetz named new director of Master of Public Health program and chair of the Department of Public Health

Dr. Paul Kadetz of the College of Health Professions has been named chair of the Department of Public Health and director of the college’s Master of Public Health program. Kadetz has over 30 years of experiencing working in health care, in addition to extensive years of teaching and academic administrative experience, which made him the perfect fit for this position, …

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Reminder: Marshall 20/20 Update is next Wednesday, Oct. 26

An update on Marshall 20/20 will take place at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 26. President Gilbert will be providing lunch to those who reserve a seat by Friday, Oct. 21. To reserve your spot, e-mail Rhonda Mullins at mullinsr@marshall.edu or call 304-696-3958. During this meeting the steering committee will provide updates on the implementation plans and share information regarding savings captured from last fiscal …

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Faculty, staff invited to United Way drive kickoff

Marshall’s annual United Way workplace campaign has begun and will continue until Friday, Nov. Leah Tolliver, chair of this year's workplace campaign committee, said there will be many special events planned to encourage the campus community to get involved. Some of the remaining activities include: Thursday, October 20 Ice Cream Sale and Information Tables Time TBD South Charleston Campus Sponsored …

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Lynda.com training available to faculty, staff, students

As part of its participation in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to bring awareness of Cyber Security to the Marshall community, the Marshall IT department is highlighting three Lynda Campus videos related to cyber security: Computer Security Investigation and Response Cyber Security Field Securing Your Mobile Device Marshall University Information Technology provides access to Lynda Campus for ALL students, …

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Melissa A. Rowe, M.D., recognized as October Resident of the Month

Melissa A. Rowe, M.D., has been selected as the October 2016 Resident of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Rowe is currently completing her final year of a four-year obstetrics and gynecology residency program. “Dr. Rowe was nominated by an adjunct clinical faculty member who …

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Fruth Pharmacy provides Marshall University with scholarship gifts

Continuing a tradition that her parents started decades ago, Lynne Fruth, president of West Virginia-based Fruth Pharmacy, earlier this week presented Marshall University with two separate gifts totaling $15,000 for scholarship support. The gifts are designated for both Marshall University and the Marshall University School of Pharmacy. “My parents believed deeply that the economic success of a community was closely …

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Travel Office Update

The Marshall University Travel Office is beginning to expand their services after working with select offices who had travel needs during the summer months. This office is now currently working to assist full- and part-time faculty and staff who will be traveling on university business. They are available in Old Main, room 308, to assist travelers in booking trips and …

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Clendenin artist to exhibit work on Marshall South Charleston campus

Marshall University alumna Sonja Adkins, a resident of Clendenin, West Virginia, who grew up on a farm in Wayne County, will have her work on exhibit at Marshall University’s Library and Research Commons on the South Charleston campus. The exhibit, which is titled “A Series of Themes,” will begin with a reception Friday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. …

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Gratchev to lecture on El Greco next Thursday

The Department of Modern Languages would like to invite faculty and students to the upcoming lecture “El Greco: The Genius of Re-accentuation.” El Greco is one of the most prominent exponents of the Spanish Renaissance; often misunderstood at his time, El Greco now is recognized as one of the most influential Old Masters together with Rafael, Leonardo, Velazquez and Goya. …

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'Feminism Gave Me Words' poetry reading to take place Nov. 1

Marshall University College of Liberal Arts presents “Feminism Gave Me Words: A Reading and Talk with Natasha Sajé,” a poetry reading sponsored by the Women's Studies program.The reading will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Memorial Student Center, Room BE-5. Sajé is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and a faculty member at …

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Faculty Achievements: Ian Hagarty

The artwork of Associate Professor Ian Hagarty (School of Art and Design, College of Arts and Media) will have recently been featured in three exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. A two-person exhibition with sculptor Dmitri Obergfell (Denver, Colorado) titled "You Are What I Was, You Will Be What I Am," was on view at the gallery Montoro12 Contemporary in …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 26, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24.

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