The Newsletter for Marshall University                             November 9, 2016

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Teammate to speak at annual Memorial Service on Nov. 14

For Dennis Foley, a compounding injury suffered while playing linebacker for Marshall University was the saving grace that kept him off of the DC-9 jetliner that careened into a hillside just hundreds of feet from its destination in Kenova, West Virginia, on Nov. 14, 1970. The tragedy would kill his roommate, kicker Marcelo Lajterman, and 74 others—teammates, coaches, staff, supporters …

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In Memoriam: Dr. Jeff Kovatch

Dr. Jeffrey Kovatch, associate professor of biological sciences, died Saturday, Nov. 5. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.S. 1995) and Syracuse University (Ph.D. 2008), he specialized in aquatic ecology and was active as an executive committee member for the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education and the West Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. He first …

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Information session on severance package to take place tomorrow

Employees who believe they may be eligible for the severance package being offered by the university are invited to take part in an information session tomorrow,  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 that …

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Smith to lecture on Bush publication tonight

Dr. Jean Edward Smith will discuss the topic of his latest book, BUSH, focusing on the career of President George W. Bush, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. The lecture is the last in the fall series of the Amicus Curiae series, sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy. Smith­ has …

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Board gets fall enrollment update, approves selection of firm for potential development project

At a meeting last week on the South Charleston campus, the Marshall Board of Governors received a fall enrollment update and approved the selection of Signet Enterprises of Akron, Ohio, for a potential campus development project. Dr. Gayle Ormiston, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, reported total enrollment is essentially steady, with 13,324 students this year compared to 13,321 at …

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Anniversary showing of 'We Are Marshall' to take place Friday

A special showing of the Warner Bros. movie “We Are Marshall,” which premiered 10 years ago, is set for Friday, Nov. 11, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which went on sale Oct. 31, are available at the Marshall Artists Series box office or via Ticketmaster. “This is a great opportunity for members of the Marshall family to have …

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Masquerade Ball to benefit SAFE domestic violence shelter

  The Marshall University Women's Studies program is hosting the third annual Masquerade Ball Friday, Nov. 11, in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center. The theme of the event is "A Masquerade in Venice," and guests are invited to dress in costume or as formally or informally as they choose. The Marshall Jazz Combo (2), DJ Ray-Dub …

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Marshall to host free FAFSA workshop for local students

Marshall is hosting a free “It’s FAFSA Time” financial aid workshop for local students and their families who need assistance in filing the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in the university’s Drinko Library, room 138. Dr. Kathy Bialk, director of the university’s Office of …

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Community Drawing Sessions to take place Monday, 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 for alumni and other members of the community is $10 …

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Marshall to honor veterans through Greenlight a Vet campaign

For the second year, Marshall is showing its support of U.S. veterans by participating in the Greenlight a Vet campaign. Beginning Monday, Nov. 7, the spotlights on the university’s brick sign outside of Old Main will turn green. These lights will stay green throughout the remainder of November. Participating in the Greenlight campaign is a point of pride for the …

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Campus Conversation to take place next Thursday, Nov. 17

The next Campus Conversation on civil discourse will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17,  in Room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center, with guest facilitator Alexander Heffner. Heffner is host of the PBS program “The Open Mind.” Textual resources are available in limited quantities. The texts, “A Plea for Civil Discourse: Needed, the Academy’s Leadership,” by Andrea Leskes (American Association …

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World Renowned a cappella group Naturally 7 takes the Keith-Albee stage next week

World-renowned group Naturally 7, presented by Hoops Family Children’s Hospital, will be performing at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, bringing a unique set of vocals for Huntington audiences to enjoy. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Choir was originally scheduled for this date, but had to cancel due to the FEESMUSTFALL movement that has effectively …

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Marshall libraries are collecting donations of canned foods as payment for library fines through the remainder of the fall semester. One can/box of food will be accepted in exchange for each dollar of library fines owed. Contact MU Libraries for a list of recommended food items. Promotion includes Drinko Library, Government Documents, Special Collections and the South Charleston campus Library and Research Commons.

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RCBI to launch state’s first Global Accelerator

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will launch a full-service business accelerator in downtown Huntington to hasten the creation of new businesses and jobs by helping entrepreneurs overcome traditional hurdles that startups face. RCBI has been accepted into the prestigious Global Accelerator Network (GAN), a worldwide collaboration of more than 70 mentor-based accelerators. The RCBI Business Accelerator will become the …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Mindy Armstead

Dr. Mindy Armstead, assistant professor and interim chair of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the College of Science, has had an article published this month in PLoS ONE titled “The Effects of Elevated Specific Conductivity on the Chronic Toxicity of Mining Influenced Streams Using Ceriodaphnia dubia.” It is viewable online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165683. Other authors on the project were …

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Beckett, Joe Department of Health and Human Performance

Athletic Training program director chosen as only West Virginia representative for NATA committee

Dr. Joseph Beckett, program director of the Athletic Training program in the College of Health Professions, was recently chosen as the only representative from West Virginia to serve on the National Athletic Trainers Association Professional Responsibility Committee (PRC) for the District III Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association. It is one of 12 committees of the national organization. Beckett said serving on …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Majed Khader

Dr. Majed Khader, director of the Morrow Library, received an invitation from the Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion to serve as guest presenter on “Dealing with Xenophobia in Today’s Culture” at that university’s “Diversity in the Midst of Change Conference” held Oct. 22. Khader presented three 40 minute sessions during an all-day students’ conference designated to address issues …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Tamara Gravano

Tamara Gravano PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, who is associate professor and director of clinical education in the School of Physical Therapy was elected to serve as a director on the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Board of Directors. “This is a tremendous achievement for Dr. Gravano, who will be one of seven board members who will …

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Student art exhibitions to open at Carroll, Birke galleries

New and seasoned students from the School of Art and Design will showcase work at the school’s galleries this month and next. Graduating seniors will present individual bodies of work from their last year as part of their capstones during “Student Capstone Exhibitions” at the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery at Marshall’s Visual Arts Center. “Foundations Review: Selected …

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Working Smarter, not Harder with Skype for Business

Skype for Business is Marshall’s unified communications solution that integrates all of your business communication needs, combining the best abilities of desk phones, Microsoft Outlook e-mail, instant messaging, group and personal video conferencing both on and off-campus. Skype for Business provides a more feature-rich, flexible and cost-effective solution to connect the university to its faculty, staff, and students. Skype for …

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Marshall hosts annual Intercultural Students’ Weekend

Marshall University welcomed 120 students from across West Virginia for the 3rd annual Intercultural Students’ Weekend on the Huntington campus Nov. 4-5. Maurice Cooley, vice president for intercultural affairs and an organizer of the event, said the event is aimed at exposing diverse student groups to the learning opportunities at Marshall. “These students were nominated due to their outstanding leadership …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 16, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

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