The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    July 26, 2017

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Board of Governors extends president’s contract

The Marshall University Board of Governors July 19 unanimously approved an extension of President Jerome A. Gilbert's contract. Gilbert became Marshall University's 37th president in January 2016. His original contract was slated to expire on Jan. 15, 2018. His new contract ends on July 15, 2022. Board Chairman Wyatt Scaggs said the board has been very pleased with Gilbert's performance. "President Gilbert has brought …

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Marshall Artists Series announces upcoming season, its 81st

The 81st season of the Marshall Artists Series will include Stephen Stills and Judy Collins (left); Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt; the Yonder Mountain String Band; Broadway’s smash hits “Kinky Boots,” “Chicago” and “A Night With Janis Joplin”; and more. The deadline to purchase or renew season ticket packages is Friday, Aug. 4. “Thanks to our strategic partnerships with businesses like Cabell Huntington Hospital …

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Marshall Health to offer free sports physicals, baseline concussion testing today

Free sports physicals and baseline concussion testing will be available Wednesday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marshall Health-Teays Valley, 300 Corporate Center Drive, Scott Depot. Physicians from Marshall Pediatrics and Marshall Orthopaedics will provide free participation physicals for athletes of all ages, just in time for the start of the fall sports season. In addition to the …

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Mail Services to update mail box and labeling system; deadline to clean out mail box is Aug. 4

Marshall’s Office of Mail Services is making changes to improve service for the campus community. Effective Monday, Aug. 7, each department on the Huntington campus will be reassigned a new mailbox so that the boxes can be organized in alphabetical order. Mail Services will close at noon on Friday, Aug. 4, to prepare for these changes, according to Brandi Jacobs-Jones, …

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Robinson appointed to top finance position

President Jerome A. Gilbert has announced that Mark A. Robinson has been named senior vice president for finance/chief financial officer at the university, effective Aug. 1. Robinson had served in the interim role since August 2016, when Mary Ellen Heuton resigned to accept a position at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. Prior to the interim appointment, he was Marshall’s …

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Classified Staff to hold special election to fill vacancies; nominations due Aug. 3

The Classified Staff Council will hold an election to fill vacancies for the following: One vacancy in EEO 10 – Executive, Administrative and Managerial One vacancy in EEO 30 – Other Professionals Two Vacancies in EEO 50 – Clerical The staff members elected during this election will finish the remainder of the current term, which will end on June 30, …

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Marshall to begin use of TimeClock Plus next month

Effective Thursday, Aug. 17, Marshall University’s Offices of Payroll and Human Resource Services will implement TimeClock Plus (TCP), a new time and attendance system for all employees. The use of TCP will eliminate the use of the purple paper time sheets. These changes will not affect MURC or other non-state employees. Benefits of TCP include: Employees can request time off …

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Biweekly pay conversion expected to start Sept. 15

The conversion to biweekly pay is planned for the first biweekly paycheck to be issued on September 15, 2017 for the pay period of August 17, 2017 through September 1, 2017. Please continue to check the Pay Changes website for additional information regarding the conversion as it becomes available.

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BB&T continues support of American capitalism center at Marshall

Marshall University has received the tenth installment in a series of $100,000 gifts from BB&T supporting the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism at the university’s Lewis College of Business. The check presentation ceremony took place July 12 at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Representatives of BB&T including David L. Helmer, Senior Vice …

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Sustainability Department receives Resource Conservation and Development grant

Marshall's Sustainability Department received a check for $3,219 from the Greater Kanawha Resource Conservation and Development council June 14 to help with a water diversion project at the Marshall University Student Gardens. The funds helped construct a raised rain barrel deck and will also help with a permeable paver path. The raised rain barrel deck holds four 55-gallon barrels, which …

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Christopher named to academic and career support post at Marshall School of Medicine

Laura L. Christopher, program coordinator for the School of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs, has been named the assistant director of academic and career support services at the school of medicine. Christopher has been with Marshall since 2006 and was named the university’s Employee of the Year for the 2014-2015 academic year. She will be primarily responsible for coordinating and managing …

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Marshall obstetrics and gynecology faculty member recognized by national professional organization

Amanda N. Pauley, M.D., FACOG,  an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has been chosen as the recipient of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AGOC) 2017 District IV Donald F. Richardson Outstanding Faculty Award. The award is given to an individual who has been consistently …

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Hometown Sportswear establishes scholarship at Marshall for art and design

John and Jeff McKenna, brothers who are owners of Hometown Sportswear, have established the Hometown Sportswear Scholarship for CCCTC through the Marshall University Foundation Inc. The scholarship is a one-time award for full-time, incoming freshmen in the School of Art and Design in the College of Arts and Media who were in good academic standing at the Cabell County Career …

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OB/GYN, high-risk pregnancy specialist join Marshall Health

Marshall Health and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have announced the addition of Kelly Cummings, M.D., and Ally Roy, M.D., to their team of experienced obstetrician-gynecologists. “Drs. Cummings and Roy are not only skilled, they are kind, compassionate physicians, an important quality women look for in their OB/GYN,” said David C. Jude, M.D., chair of the department of …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Aug. 2, 2017. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, July 31.

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