The Newsletter for Marshall University                             November 23, 2016

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Marshall meets, exceeds goals of 5 Star Challenge

Marshall is among the West Virginia public higher education institutions that have met or exceeded goals set forth by the state’s 5 Star Challenge initiative, according to Dr. Paul Hill, chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Launched last year by the commission’s Office of Veterans Education and Training, the 5 Star Challenge set forth a call to …

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Marshall Foundation, Harmony House to observe #Giving Tuesday Nov. 29

#Giving Tuesday arrives Nov. 29, and Marshall Foundation and university community members are leading the observance. 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 …

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis bringing ‘Big Band Holidays’ show to Keith Albee Dec. 8

The nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis will be making a stop at the Keith-Albee during the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, for a Big Band Holidays performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This is sure to be an evening filled with festive music with that “Big Band sound,” including many holiday favorites. Composed of 15 …

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Chair of Neurology establishes scholarship for Marshall medical students

Paul B. Ferguson, M.D., chair of the department of neurology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and his wife, Allison, have generously pledged to fund an endowed scholarship at the school. “I continue to be thankful to our graduates and department chairs who are supporting our medical students through scholarships,” said Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the …

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Marshall faculty member named to board of directors for Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Dr. Tamara Gravano of the College of Health Professions has been named as a director to the board for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Gravano, director of clinical education and an associate professor in the college’s School of Physical Therapy, said she will serve on the board for the next four years, kicking off her term at the annual …

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MUsic Monday to explore social aspects of domestic music

The School of Music’s MUsic Mondays presents the third lecture of the fall series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. The fall series, titled "Music and Ways of Telling," investigates how the composer conveys meaning to the listener. The lecture, “A Conversation Among Friends: Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor,” will explore …

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School of Art and Design to host ‘Tap our Talent’ event

Marshall University’s School of Art and Design is opening its doors for the Tri-State business community to meet potential student employees Friday, Dec. 2, during “Tap our Talent.” The drop-in event, which will take place from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. in Marshall’s Visual Arts Center at 927 Third Ave. in Huntington, will feature students from all areas of emphasis, their …

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Changes to Drinko Library study rooms announced; break hours posted

In order to prepare for upcoming renovations in Drinko Library, four study rooms on the second floor (222, 223, 224, and 225) have been temporarily closed. Four additional study rooms are available on the first floor throughout the end of the semester. Rooms 123, 124, 125 and 126 are now available to be reserved at http://marshall.libcal.com/. In addition, rooms 138 …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Paulus Wahjudi

Dr. Paulus Wahjudi has been appointed to the Educational Testing Service National Advisory Committee for Computer Science. The Educational Testing Service National Advisory Committee plays an important role in providing expert input into the development process for the Praxis tests. ETS selects a group of approximately 12 – 15 educators from the nominees provided by the states to form a …

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Faculty/Student Achievements: Leadership Studies

Marshall's Leadership Studies program was the host for the Southern Regional Conference on Educational Administration (SRCEA) last month in Charleston. Dr. Tom Hisiro, professor of leadership studies, was elected president of the organization for 2017. Others with Marshall connections who won awards included: Dr. Sherry Early, assistant professor of leadership studies, Outstanding Junior Faculty Award; Leann Price, doctoral student, outstanding …

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Faculty/Student Achievement: Dr. Mindy Armstead, 'Creek Geeks' present at environmental conference

Dr. Mindy Armstead and members of the "Creek Geeks" lab attended and presented at the 7th SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) World Congress/37th SETAC North America Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. (All authors listed, research presenters are in italics.) "Laboratory evaluations on the effects of dissolved solids on benthic macroinvertebrate communities and individual taxa from West Virginia streams", …

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Faculty, staff invited to participate in 'Dinner in an American Home' program

The INTO Marshall Center would like to inform the Marshall University faculty, staff, administration and the Huntington community about an initiative that is offered through the center, Dinner in an American Home. This event is an opportunity for university and community members to show international students love and support while they are in the U.S. Our students are very excited …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 30, 2016. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

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