The Newsletter for Marshall University                             September 13, 2017

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration to mark official opening of HerdZone Stadium Store

The Marshall University community will mark the official opening of the HerdZone Stadium Store at Joan C. Edwards Stadium with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration this Friday, Sept. 15. Located on the southwest side of the stadium, between Gate B and Gate C, the new 2,300-square-foot retail space features Thundering Herd gear and exclusive apparel, as well as a satellite …

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Bi-weekly pay will start Friday, Sept. 15

Biweekly pay is here!  Beginning with Sept. 15 paychecks, pay stub information can be accessed through myMU. Pay stubs prior to Sept. 15, 2017, can still be accessed through myApps.  To access pay stub information in Banner: Log in to myMU Select “Employees” from Menu at the top left Select “myApps” (Under “Quick Links” at top) Select “Pay Stub” Select “2017” …

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Constitution Week 2017

Constitution Week activities continue with President Gilbert's address at the Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility

Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert will be the guest lecturer for the university’s annual Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility this Thursday, Sept. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the lobby of the playhouse. “I’m truly …

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Visiting Writers Series to kick off academic year by fighting hunger

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series of Marshall University invites members of the Marshall family and the community to hear two local authors speak as part of its kick-off event for the 2017-18 academic year. It takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the first floor gallery of Marshall’s Visual Arts Center, 927 3rd Ave., and will feature …

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Marshall faculty recital to feature all-American program

The Marshall University School of Music will present Dr. Michael Stroeher, trombone, and Dr. Johan Botes, piano, in a faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in Smith Recital Hall, located at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington. The recital's all-American program will include works by Huntington’s own Dr. Paul Whear, a distinguished composer and …

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Marshall's music lecture series returns to downtown

The School of Music’s lecture series, MUsic Mondays, returns to The Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18. This year’s series features two interlocking themes: “Music Faculty Favorites” and “Music and National Identity.” Series organizer and lead presenter Dr. Vicki Stroeher, professor of music history at Marshall University, said several of her colleagues approached her …

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IT to host Unified Communications Workshop

Information Technology will be hosting unified communications workshops for faculty and staff Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in Drinko Library 402, highlighting an improved phone interface that will be updated Oct. 1. Attendees will learn how Skype for Business (SFB) integrates all of our communication needs by combining desk phones, Microsoft Outlook, instant messaging and …

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Tickets on sale for Leslie Jones appearance

Presented by Marshall University Student Activities, Leslie Jones kicks off the season with a special comedy event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. Jones starred in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters all-female reboot, opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon--the film was released in theaters worldwide last summer. In 2014, Jones was hired by Saturday Night Live as a writer and …

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Academic Honesty: Opening Up the Discussion around Plagiarism

As part of its Third Thursday Presentation series, the Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor Academic Honesty: Opening Up the Discussion around Plagiarism. Presented by Siham El Ougli, an ESL instructor with the INTO program, the workshop will address plagiarism as it continues to present a major issue in higher education. Students, especially international, continue to struggle with the concept of …

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Marshall to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with presentation by Pilar Melero, Mexican-born writer, researcher

Marshall has invited Dr. Pilar Melero (left)  to speak on ethnic heritage and identity in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in September. She will give a presentation titled “Chicanxs/Latin@s/Hispanos: The Many Faces of American Latinidad” at  7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Room 402 of Drinko Library on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Melero is a Mexican-born professor, researcher, writer and journalist. …

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Fall International Film Festival to begin Sept. 21

The Fall International Film Festival is taking place at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Sept. 21 through 24, bringing Oscar-winning and other critically acclaimed foreign films to the city of Huntington. With each film being from a different country, festival goers are able to experience six different cultures from the comfort of their chairs. Frantz (France/Germany) kicks off the film …

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Science and health writer Kathleen McAuliffe to give Da Vinci Lecture at Marshall

Kathleen McAuliffe, author of This is Your Brain on Parasites, How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society, will give the 8th annual Da Vinci Lecture on the Huntington campus Thursday, Sept. 21. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center, and is free and open to the public. …

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Continuing Education to offer coding instruction beginning Sept. 25

The Center for Continuing Education will offer instruction for adults who wish to begin to learn coding beginning Monday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Prichard Hall 200 on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Participants will learn to code in the C++ language. The instruction will be geared toward community members who want to learn a new skill or would …

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Adult Primary Care now available at Marshall Health-Teays Valley

Marshall Health now offers adult primary care services Monday through Friday at its new Teays Valley location at 300 Corporate Center Drive, Scott Depot. Bisher O. Mustafa, M.D., Ryan W. Anderson, M.S., PA-C, and Christopher Kennedy, M.A., PA-C, join Marshall physician William A. Nitardy, M.D., in offering adult primary care services at Marshall Health-Teays Valley. Primary care includes preventive check-ups, …

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Marshall receives grant to support students in recovery

With the $5,000 Seeds of Hope grant, Marshall joins more than 150 colleges and universities who are part of the Transforming Youth Recovery movement that assists students in substance use recovery. Amy Saunders, director of Marshall’s Wellness Center, said the funds will be used to assess the needs of affected students and to provide them with support they need to …

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Scarbro to lead RCBI’s Appalachian Hatchery

Huntington resident Derek Scarbro has been named director of Appalachian Hatchery, a Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) initiative to diversify the economy of southern West Virginia and create jobs. Scarbro will lead a team working in the 20 southernmost West Virginia counties, helping strengthen existing businesses, empowering entrepreneurs to create new companies and connecting manufacturers with technical assistance and workforce …

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Tracy Hawthorne joins Marshall Health as diabetes program coordinator

Tracy Hawthorne, RD, LD, CDE, recently joined Marshall Health as the diabetes education program coordinator for the Bruce Chertow Diabetes Center. A Hurricane, West Virginia, native, Hawthorne has been practicing as a registered dietitian in the Tri-State area since 1995, after completing her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Marshall University. She became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2007. Hawthorne …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 20, 2017. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18.

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