The Newsletter for Marshall University                              December 6, 2017

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Dr. Kelli Prejean to give Marshall’s commencement address Dec. 16

Dr. Kelli Prejean, associate professor of English and winner of the 2017 Marshall and Shirley Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award, will be the featured speaker at Marshall’s winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16. Prejean has been teaching at Marshall since 2005, when she began teaching English composition and serving as interim director of the Writing Center. Since that time, she has become …

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Last MUsic Monday lecture of year to take place at the Cellar Door

The Marshall University School of Music will present the season’s last MUsic Mondays lecture Monday, Dec. 11, at the Cellar Door, 905 Third Ave. in Huntington. In “Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Quintessential Englishness,” music professor and lead presenter Dr. Vicki Stroeher said she will explore the reason and expression of national identity in composers’ works, particularly Williams’ hunt for the national …

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Cosmetic services now available at Marshall Dermatology

In addition to medical dermatology, Marshall Dermatology is now adding cosmetic dermatology to its list of services. Among the cosmetic skin care treatments now available at Marshall Dermatology are: Botox® - reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion – gently removes the outer layer of skin to treat light scarring, acne, discoloration, sun damage and stretch marks. Sclerotherapy …

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INTO Marshall to wrap gifts for donations

Wrapping presents, for some, is just not that easy. INTO Marshall hopes to ease that anxiety and time crunch with a Gift Wrapping Extravaganza Thursday, Dec. 7. From 1-5 p.m., Marshall faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, can bring their gifts to East Hall’s upstairs café area, where INTO Marshall faculty and staff will wrap presents …

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Shah to present webinar on team science Dec. 8

Darshana Shah, Ph.D., associate dean with Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, will present a webinar highlighting team science next week.  The webinar is sponsored by the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute, a partnership among West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, the …

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Marshall faculty member part of team reviewing academic burnout at medical schools

Darshana T. Shah, Ph.D., professor of pathology and associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and a team of co-authors recently published an article in Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American of Medical Colleges (AAMC), on the topic of faculty burnout. The article, “Restoring Faculty Vitality in Academic …

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Library extends Food for Fines drive

Marshall University Libraries is extending its annual Food for Fines food drive to give the Marshall community another week in which to donate nonperishable food items such as canned fruits and vegetables, soups and jars of peanut butter in lieu of paying their overdue fines with the library. Anyone is welcome to donate, even if they don't have library fines. …

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Staff Council is currently taking donations on behalf of the Veterans Home and for a Homeless Holiday Outreach project. Click to read the flyer with more information.

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Faculty Reminder: Applications for Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellowship Award due Dec. 15

Applications from faculty for the Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellowship Award for the academic year 2018-2019 are now being accepted, with a deadline of Dec. 15. The purpose of this fellowship award, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia (CSEGA), is to promote scholarship on gender, race and/or ethnicity in Appalachia. The fellowship …

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Boy Scout council asks for faculty help in offering merit badge classes

Marshall University and the Buckskin Council of the Boy Scouts of America will partner for the 22th Annual Boy Scout Merit Badge College on our campus Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Boy Scouts from throughout our state and region will come to Marshall for the opportunity to work on up to two merit badges during the day while receiving instruction from …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Dec. 13, 2017. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11.

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