The Newsletter for Marshall University                             December 14, 2016

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Holiday Message from President Gilbert

Dear Marshall community, As I take time during this busy season to reflect on my many blessings, I want to thank you--my Marshall family, for the past year. My first year as president has flown by, but it has been a year of excitement, progress and, yes, challenge. I truly believe we have come a long way together and are …

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History faculty member to address graduates at winter commencement

Dr. Greta Rensenbrink, an associate professor of history and recipient of the Reynolds Outstanding Teaching Award last spring, will be the featured speaker at MU’s Winter Commencement Saturday, Dec. 17. Winter commencement starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. Rensenbrink has been teaching at Marshall since 2006, when she was …

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Marshall Foundation's Family Campaign underway

On Nov. 29, the Foundation kicked off The 2016 Family Campaign, the annual faculty and staff giving drive that allows for MU employee payroll deduction or one-time gifts to support areas and initiatives throughout Marshall University. The campaign will run until Jan. 31. As a special thank you to those with existing payroll deductions, they will receive a limited edition …

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Annual Christmas Kente Ceremony serves as rite of passage for MU African American students

Consistent with 17th-Century West African traditions, Marshall University will have a Christmas Kente Ceremony Friday, Dec. 16. Traditionally presented for students of African or African American ancestry, this is an inclusive ceremony open to all students graduating in December. The Kente cloth, which resembles a stole and is worn with the academic regalia, is a symbol of accomplishment that has …

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Marshall experts serving on governor-elect’s transition policy committees

More than 20 Marshall University faculty and staff members have been invited to serve on Governor-elect Jim Justice’s transition policy committees. The eight committees will comprise a diverse group of experts who are being charged with making policy recommendations to the governor-elect. Transition chairman Larry Puccio said, “Each policy committee is made up of respected experts who care deeply about …

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The Student Government Association and the Office of Community Engagement are asking you to help kids have a brighter holiday season.

The initiative, "Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Christmas," will provide a bear, blanket, and book to children at the City Mission and Hoops Family Children's Hospital.  The cost for each is $20, and the goal is 50.

 For more information, contact Elizabeth Appell Sheets at appell1@marshall.edu.

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Annual Family Holiday Party takes place tomorrow; link for Santa pictures announced

Santa will arrive at the Annual Family Holiday party tomorrow at around 5:45 p.m., and all the kids in attendance are invited to have their pictures taken with him. Once the pictures are ready, they'll be posted at http://muphotos.marshall.edu/Events/Holiday-Events/Faculty-Staff-Holiday-Photos/. In addition, the fundraising committee for the Marshall University Employee or Dependent Endowed Scholarship will host a silent auction and a 50/50 …

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2017 Tech-up Open House to take place in Huntington Jan. 4

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Tech-up Open House at Drinko Library on the Huntington campus Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. Brush up on your technology skills in navigating the library’s electronic resources and services and using Blackboard through MUOnLine. IT staff will be on-hand to provide an overview of myMU and assist with …

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Baseball team to hold Little Herd Camp later this month

Marshall's baseball team will hold a "Little Herd" camp for students in grades K-5 Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Wednesday, Dec. 28. The team promises fundamental development for beginning through advanced players and a whole lot of fun! Visit  http://collegebaseballcamps.com/herdbaseball for more information.  

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Final fall Music Mondays to study Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’

The School of Music will host the final MUsic Mondays lecture of the fall series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. The fall series, titled “Music and Ways of Telling,” investigates how the composers convey meaning to listeners. The lecture, “Tapping into England’s Past: Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’” will explore composer …

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Former US Ambassador donates papers of grandfather, C.H. Freeman, to Marshall Special Collections

Former U.S. Ambassador, Mark Erwin was in Huntington Tuesday, Dec. 6 to promote his book, The Powers. While in town, he met with administrators from the Marshall University Foundation and Special Collections to donate a collection of papers from his late grandfather, Charles H. Freeman. “My first mentor was my grandfather, who died 25 years before I was born,” Erwin …

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School of Medicine students recognized for grades, community service

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine recognized 107 students and 11 faculty, staff and residents at its fall awards banquet Tuesday. Seven members from the Class of 2019 were recognized for achieving a 4.0 grade point average during the 2015-2016 academic year—their first year of medical school. Nine members of the Class of 2018 earned a 4.0 GPA during …

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Marshall Health offers advanced eye care in new Charleston office

Marshall Eye Surgeons, a department of Marshall Health, has opened a new Charleston clinic to offer advanced eye care to patients throughout the Kanawha Valley. The new office, located at 331 Laidley St., Suite 201, in downtown Charleston adjacent to St. Francis Hospital, offers a full range of ophthalmology services including treatment for glaucoma, cataracts and cornea problems, as well …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 11, 2017. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9.

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