The Newsletter for Marshall University                               January 11, 2017

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Marshall and WVU receive $6 million to aid research and rural health

More than six million dollars remaining in a court settlement account has been transferred to Marshall University and West Virginia University. The funds were split equally between the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) at WVU and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at Marshall under a court order issued by Judge David W. Hummel of Marshall County, West …

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In Memoriam: Larry W. Stickler

Dr. Larry W. Sticker, a member of the Marshall faculty for 28 years, died Dec. 23. A service to celebrate his life took place at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane, West Virginia, Dec. 31. Stickler, a bass-baritone, taught voice and music education at Marshall and served for seven years as chair of the Faculty Senate. He also …

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Faculty Senate to sponsor presentation by West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Jan. 18

Marshall's Faculty Senate will bring Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy to the Huntington campus Wednesday, Jan. 18, at noon in the Memorial Student Center, room 2E18. Boettner will speak about the budget crisis in West Virginia and the Protect West Virginia campaign’s effort to protect funding for education, public safety, senior services and …

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Marshall to conduct active shooter training for students, faculty and staff

An hour-long session on surviving an active shooter event will take place on the Huntington campus on three different dates beginning Monday, Jan. 23. Each session will be led by Jim Terry, director of public safety, and Tracy Smith, director of health and safety. Sessions will take place as follows: Monday, Jan. 23, noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Student …

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Video from new marketing campaign video wins national education marketing award

A video from Marshall's new marketing campaign, titled “We Are the Sons and Daughters of Marshall University,” has received a silver award in the annual Education Digital Marketing Awards sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. The video was developed to introduce the new campaign and has been shown on television during football and basketball games. The campaign’s theme of what …

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Marshall to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16-17

Marshall University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with scheduled events on Jan. 16 and 17. Along with the Huntington-Cabell branch of the NAACP, Marshall’s Office of Intercultural Affairs is sponsoring the annual traditional freedom march and birthday celebration Monday, Jan. 16. The university’s Office of Student Affairs will hold a candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, …

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McDonie family establishes Marshall School of Medicine Scholarship

Joseph and Karen McDonie have established a scholarship with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine for future medical students. The Joseph K. and Karen P. McDonie Scholarship honors the memory of the couple’s late parents—Braxton and June McDonie and Clarence and Jeanne Pratt. Both Joe and Karen McDonie were raised in the Huntington area. He is CEO …

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State Ballet Theatre of Russia Brings Enchanting Cinderella Performance to Keith-Albee

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia will be returning to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center stage for the second time Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. for a performance of Cinderella, telling us an enchanting story and helping us realize that wishes and dreams really do come true. The performance, part of the Marshall Artists Series, will be set to …

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Moore wins 2016 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize

Dr. Mary B. Moore of Huntington, professor emeritus of English at Marshall, has been named the winner of the 2016 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for her manuscript Flicker. The official presentation took place Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, Delaware, and was given to her by Sam Calagione, CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and Andrew Greeley, …

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CITE dean honored for educational contributions to precast and prestressed concrete industry

Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering, has been named the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Distinguished Educator for 2016. The Distinguished Educator Award was developed by PCI to recognize distinguished engineering, architecture and construction educators who have made significant and sustained educational contributions to the precast and prestressed concrete industry. Zatar is the first professor …

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Choral Union rehearsals underway; not too late to join for the semester

Although Marshall University Choral Union’s semester of rehearsals began Monday, new members are still welcome to join, according to director Deborah Bradley. She was formerly a choral director for Fairland and Huntington high schools. Rehearsals are each Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall. “The repertoire for this semester will include a variety of choral music masterworks, …

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Marshall grad McElroy named as Forbes ‘30 Under 30’

Marshall alumnus and family man Griffin McElroy may have had a sleepless night thanks to his newborn son, but that didn’t stop him from quietly celebrating as one of Forbe’s 2017 “30 Under 30” in media with his family this morning. “I’ve always joked about making it on the ‘30 Under 30’ list, but I never actually thought it would …

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Kilgore Recognized As December Fellow of the Month

Brian Kilgore, M.D., has been selected as the December 2016 Resident/Fellow of the Month, announced Paulette Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Kilgore is completing the first year of a nephrology fellowship. “As a former high school teacher, Dr. Kilgore has the unique capability and skill set to …

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Marshall physician receives national distinction for multiple sclerosis care

Paul B. Ferguson, M.D., chair of the department of neurology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and a physician specializing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis at Marshall Neurology and Cabell Huntington Hospital, has received a Partners in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Care designation in neurology by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The designation was made official …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 18, 2017. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by noon Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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