The Newsletter for Marshall University                             November 16, 2016

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Marshall promotes civil discourse through Campus Conversations event Nov. 17

Marshall will host its final Campus Conversations session to discuss civility in the digital age with guest speaker Alexander Heffner, the host of the PBS show The Open Mind. The session will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Memorial Student Center’s room BE5. Patricia Proctor, director of the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy …

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'A Christmas Carol' begins tonight, runs through Saturday evening

The School of Theatre begins performances tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 16, of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, which was adapted for the stage by by Romulus Linney. Now in the second year of this magnificent holiday tradition, the show continues through Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse in the Joan C. Edwards Performing …

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Marshall unveils lounge for veteran students

Marshall's Huntington campus now has a dedicated study and common space for student veterans. The Enterprise Holdings Foundation Military and Veterans Affairs Lounge, which was unveiled on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, features hardwood floors, seating, TVs, a kitchen, conference room and computer lab with free printing. Kim White, a U.S. Navy veteran, award-winning social worker at Marshall and keynote …

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Staff Council establishes Employee/Dependent Endowed Scholarship

A Marshall University (MU) Employee or Dependent Endowed Scholarship fund has been established by the Classified Staff Council for the purpose of awarding money to MU staff, faculty and employee dependents who are enrolled at Marshall and meet the scholarship eligibility requirements.  This scholarship is intended to help offset tuition costs that are not covered by the Classified Staff Council tuition benefit, the Employee …

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United Way drive heads for strong finish

Marshall's United Way campaign for 2016 is heading for the finish line, and organizers are confident the finish will be strong. Your United Way pledge is for one year only and automatically ends on Dec. 31 each year.  Employees must complete new pledge documentation every year to continue their United Way deduction. If you wish to pledge or renew your support today, you may …

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11-29-2016

Marshall community asked to take part in #GivingTuesday Nov. 29 to start the Family Campaign

Marshall University Foundation officials are inviting the university community to take part in #GivingTuesday Nov. 29 to support student scholarships and other work in support of the university. “As members of the Marshall family, we can make a difference in the lives of some of the younger family members by giving an online gift,” said President Gilbert. “It’s important that …

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Autism Training Center at Marshall to expand to Concord University

The West Virginia Autism Training Center located on Marshall's Huntington campus has partnered with Concord University to develop on-campus support in Athens, West Virginia, for students who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Through its partnership with the WV ATC, Concord joins a national movement to develop specialized, on-campus programs to support this student population in higher education. “In …

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School of Medicine faculty member tapped for keynote at international conference

Mohammed I. Ranavaya, M.D., professor in the department of family and community health and section chief for occupational medicine, is one of five keynote speakers at the International Forum on Disability Management (IFDM) scheduled for November 22-24 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is the only keynote speaker from the United States. Ranavaya’s presentation, “Empowering Ability in Disability,” will focus on …

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Marshall accepts donation challenge for Harmony House

Harmony House will host a #GivingTuesday celebration from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, to officially kick off its donation challenge with the Bartlett House homeless shelter in Morgantown. Whichever organization raises the most money between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 gets to deliver shirts from their respective university for the other to wear. Donors are encouraged to bring their contributions …

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School of Pharmacy research team identifies possible new compound in fight against superbugs

Jordan G. Sheppard, a third-year School of Pharmacy student, along with school of pharmacy assistant professor Timothy E. Long, Ph.D., recently published research findings in the journal, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, from an initial study showing promise for a new tool in the fight against multidrug-resistant superbugs. Among the most dangerous superbugs are those that the Centers for Disease …

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Forensic Science faculty member to sit on College of American Pathologists committees

Marshall University Forensic Science program assistant professor Kelly Beatty has been named to two College of American Pathologists (CAP) committees. The committees are the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Relationship Stands Committee and the College of American Pathologists Histocompatibility/Identity Testing Committee. “I am honored to be participating with organizations committed to enhancing quality in forensic science,” Beatty said. The …

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Reminders from Sodexo

    Towers Marketplace: Looking for a place for lunch that’s close? Head over to Towers Marketplace Dining Hall and enjoy our All-You-Care-To-Eat Lunch Buffet for only $8.75. Lunch starts at 10:30 am. Go to www.marshalldining.com to view our menus.  

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Caudill, Nieuwenhuizen join Marshall psychiatry faculty

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health recently welcomed two new specialists to its department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine. “The addition of two new faculty members to our department will help meet a tremendous need amidst the continued growth of our psychiatry residency program and an increase in patient visits,” said Suzanne Holroyd, M.D., …

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Medical and pharmacy schools partner to raise awareness of men’s health issues

Students with Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy are working together to bring awareness to men’s health issues as part of the international “Movember” movement. The campaign is an extension of a successful effort undertaken last year by a student group, Men’s Health Organization (MHO), at the school of medicine. According to group leaders, …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 23, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21.

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