The Newsletter for Marshall University                             November 2, 2016

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Marshall partners with UK on multimillion-dollar research grant

Marshall announced last Wednesday that it is a partner with the University of Kentucky (UK) on a $19.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) that further develops clinical and translational science initiatives, emphasizing medical research relevant to the community and accelerating laboratory findings to the patient’s bedside. As part of the federal grant to …

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Message from President Gilbert

Greetings, Marshall Family: Our 2016 United Way workplace campaign is well underway and I am writing to ask for your help. As of today, we have had 36 individuals contribute to our local United Way through online payroll deduction. This is a great contribution from our Marshall family; however, I would love to see more participants become active in our …

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Campus Conversations to continue tomorrow, Nov. 3, and Thursday, Nov. 17

The next Campus Conversation on civil discourse will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3,  in room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center. Textual resources are available in limited quantities. The texts, “A Plea for Civil Discourse: Needed, the Academy’s Leadership,” by Andrea Leskes (American Association of Colleges & Universities, 2013) and “Choosing Civility,” P.M. Forni (New York: St …

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Countdown to Commencement ends today at 6 p.m.; graduates can take care of pre-commencement responsibilities in central location

The final countdown has begun for 1,179 Marshall University students, who will graduate Saturday, Dec. 17.

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First information session on severance offer to take place Thursday, Nov. 10

Employees who believe they may be eligible for the severance plan being offered by the university are invited to take part in an information session next Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in room BE-5 in the Memorial Student Center. Bruce Felder, Marshall's director of human resource services, said that this is just the first of several sessions …

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9-month faculty to receive supplemental pay Nov. 23

In response to the delays in the state’s conversion to bi-weekly pay, the university will make a supplemental pay for 9-month faculty base pay on November 23, 2016 to bring compensation back in line. Visit the Pay Changes site for additional information and a spreadsheet to assist in calculations.

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Psychology department collecting coats for Herd for the Homeless

The Department of Psychology, on the 3rd Floor of Harris Hall, is taking donations of coats and other winter items for the Alumni Association event, Herd for the Homeless. Please drop off any items you would like to donate by this Friday, Nov. 4, as the distribution will take place on Saturday. A box is located in the Department of …

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International Festival is this Saturday, Nov. 5

The 53rd annual Marshall University International Festival, sponsored by the Center for International Programs, returns to the Tri-State community from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Huntington’s Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to purchase food tickets at the event to sample dishes from around the …

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Lewis College of Business appoints new leadership in two divisions

The Lewis College of Business has appointed three new division heads. Dr. Richard Agesa will serve as the new head of the division of Finance and Economics, and Dr. Frederick Mader and Dr. Doohee Lee will serve as interim co-heads of the Division of Management, Marketing and Management Information Systems, according interim dean Bob Simpson. “All three demonstrate strong leadership …

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'Rent 20th' Anniversary Tour makes stop at the Keith-Albee

The iconic Broadway musical "Rent" will be making a stop on its 20th Anniversary Tour at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Giving the community a taste of the past, the performance will remind audiences why this musical became so iconic in the first place. On April 29, 1996, a musical opened on Broadway that …

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MUsic Monday to explore social aspects of domestic music

The  School of Music’s MUsic Mondays will present the third lecture of the fall series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28,  at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. The lecture, “A Conversation Among Friends: Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor” will explore the social aspects of domestic music making in the early 19th century and of the music written specifically for that activity. …

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Community Drawing Sessions to take place Nov. 14 and Dec. 12

The School of Art and Design and the Tri-State Arts Association will present Community Drawing Sessions on Monday, Nov. 14 and Monday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Center, Room 510. The sessions are free with a Marshall student, faculty or staff ID, and general admission and alumni can participate for $10 a session. These …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Michael E. Woods

Dr. Michael E. Woods, assistant professor of history, has published his new book titled Bleeding Kansas: Slavery, Sectionalism, and Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border. The summary by the publisher, Routledge, says that “between 1854 and 1861, the struggle between pro-and anti-slavery factions over the Kansas Territory captivated Americans nationwide and contributed directly to the Civil War. Combining political, social …

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Appalachian Studies Association begins search for Spring 2017 interns

The Appalachian Studies Association, which is housed at Marshall, has begun its search for interns for the spring semester. Please pass along to any students you know who may be interested. Appalachian Studies Association Internship: 2017 Students who work with the ASA will develop a broad skillset through hands-on professional experience. Interns for the spring term will work with ASA …

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Entrants sought in Black History Poster Contest

Marshall University students are invited to participate in a Black History Poster Contest, the theme of which is an image or design that best captures Carter G. Woodson’s goals for preserving and observing black history. Woodson, who lived in Huntington for a time, is considered the Father of Black History. The winning poster will be used to promote 2017 Black …

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Doctor honors family’s medical legacy with School of Medicine scholarship

Bruce A. Ratcliff, M.D., a local obstetrician and gynecologist, and professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has established an endowed scholarship with the School of Medicine. The Ratcliff Family Scholarship honors the memory of Bruce’s father, Dr. Gilbert A. Ratcliff Sr. and his brother, Dr. Gilbert “Gil” A. …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 9, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7.

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