The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      April 19, 2017

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Award winners, retirees to be recognized in general faculty meeting

Awards of distinction will be presented and retiring faculty recognized during the spring general faculty meeting Monday, April 24, in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. and will include remarks from Marshall President Dr. Jerome Gilbert and Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Paige Muellerleile. Two people will be …

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Blough named Hedrick Award winner

Dr. Eric R. Blough, professor of pharmaceutical sciences and research at Marshall, has been selected as the university’s Dr. Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award winner for 2016-2017. Blough will receive $5,000 through a grant from Charles B. and Mary Jo Locke Hedrick. The award is named in honor of Charles Hedrick’s father, Charles E. Hedrick, a former history professor …

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Marshall names new Drinko Fellow

Dr. Rachael S. Peckham, associate professor of English, has been selected as the 2017-2019 Distinguished John Deaver Drinko Academy Fellow at Marshall University, according to Dr. Alan Gould, executive director of the academy. The announcement of her appointment was made at the annual Drinko Fellows dinner April 1. Appointed biennially, the fellow receives a stipend, a reduced teaching load, and …

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Marshall University Theatre's ‘Guys and Dolls’ to open tonight

The School of Theatre will present the classic musical “Guys and Dolls” by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Performances will take place Wednesday, April 19, through Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, which has won a …

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Marshall to host Walk for Hope April 20 to raise awareness for campus suicide prevention

The Department of Social Work will host the Walk for Hope: Campus Suicide Prevention and Education event from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 20, on the university’s Memorial Student Center plaza on the Huntington campus. Paula Rymer, a faculty member in the Master of Social Work program, said Walk for Hope originated a few years ago with a local …

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Alumni Weekend begins Friday with events, award winners

The Marshall University Alumni Association (MUAA) announced this week its list of 2017 major award winners, who will be recognized at the 80th annual Marshall University Alumni Awards Banquet. The banquet will take place at 7 p.m Saturday, April 22, in the Don Morris Room on the university’s Huntington campus. “Recognizing the accomplishments of our alumni each year during our annual …

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Marshall Family Medicine physician named West Virginia Family Doctor of the Year

Dilip Nair, M.D., a family medicine physician and professor in the department of family and community health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has received the 2017 Family Doctor of the Year award from the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. The Family Doctor of the Year award is the highest honor presented to a physician by the …

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Student Research and Creativity Day to take place Friday

An intercollege Student Creativity and Research Day will take place Friday, April 21. Marshall students will present the research, expository, and creative work they have conducted. The event will include an interdisciplinary poster session the morning of April 21, along with three oral presentation sessions with 10-minute talks. The poster presentation will be be held from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Don Morris Room. More than …

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Marshall partners with Sen. Joe Manchin on Huntington job fair Friday

Marshall is partnering with U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and others to offer a job and resource fair this Friday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. Job seekers will have an opportunity to speak with more than 140 employers from across the region, including Amazon, Bombardier, West Virginia American Water, UPS …

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MU Bookstore to host signing for Huntington author Carter Seaton

The Marshall University Bookstore will host local author Carter Seaton for signings of her recent book titled, “The Rebel in the Red Jeep: Ken Hechler’s Life in West Virginia Politics.” The event will take place Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the university’s bookstore, located in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. Courtney Vance-Joseph, …

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Payroll to offer information sessions next week on transition to biweekly pay

In anticipation of the conversion to biweekly pay this fall, the Payroll Office will be holding two informational sessions next week regarding the change.  Both sessions will be held in Drinko Library 402.. Sessions are scheduled as follows: Monday, April 24, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. Please continue to check the Pay Changes website throughout the …

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Honors students to present 'Stigma of Disease' Monday

The Honors Senior Seminar, "Stigma of Disease" would like to invite you to our Stigma Fair from 4:30-6:30p on Monday, April 24, in the Memorial Student Center, rooom BE5. This will be an an experiential program that allows participants to interactively explore the human experience of stigma as it impacts those affected by chronic disorders, such as cancer, invisible illnesses …

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Marshall Orchestra concert features piano soloist Botes

The Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Smith Recital Hall. Titled "Romantic Favorites," the program will include "Valse Lyrique" by Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol," and the Grieg Piano Concerto, featuring Marshall University faculty member Dr. Johan Botes as soloist. A native of South …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Sherry Early

Dr. Sherry Early, assistant professor of leadership studies, is the recipient of 2017 Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Manuscript of the Year. The award was given in Providence, Rhode Island, for her dissertation research on mentoring outcomes and leadership capacity in resident assistants.  The dissertation is online at http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1387541026. Last fall, as previously reported, she received the award …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 26, 2017. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 24.

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