The Newsletter for Marshall University                                 January 17, 2018

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Marshall to test MU Alert system Jan. 24

A test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 24. Marshall community members who are subscribed to MU Alert are asked to be sure that they have received the message that morning. If a message has not been received by noon, a subscriber should review and update his or her contact information in the myMU/MU …

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Inclement Weather Reminder

This is a reminder that the university's policy regarding inclement weather is available at http://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/weatheremergency-closings. Students, faculty and staff are reminded to use their own judgment when traveling in inclement weather. If weather conditions prevent employees from getting to work or getting to work on time, they should notify their supervisor as soon as possible to make arrangements to charge …

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President Gilbert’s mother passes away in Mississippi; services are today

President Jerome A. Gilbert’s mother, Elizabeth A. Gilbert, age 96, passed away over the weekend in Mississippi. The memorial service is scheduled for today in  Ridgeland, Mississippi. The full obituary is available online at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Elizabeth-Gilbert&lc=7253&pid=187853634&mid=7724903. President Gilbert will be out of the office for the remainder of the week. The entire Marshall community sends its condolences to the Gilbert family.

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2017 W2 forms to be mailed this month

W2’s will be mailed, to the current payroll address on file, on or before 1/31/2018.  Please visit www.marshall.edu/finance/w-2s/ for the latest updates.

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INTO Marshall asks for 'Dinner in an American Home' volunteers

The INTO Center would like to inform the Marshall University faculty, staff, administration and the Huntington community about an initiative that is offered through the center, "Dinner in an American Home." This event is an opportunity for university and community members to show international students love and support while they are in the U.S. Our students are very excited to …

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State Ballet Theatre of Russia to bring 'Sleeping Beauty' to Huntington

Leap into the New Year with the State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. The company, based in the city of Ufa, hometown of legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, is returning to grace the Keith-Albee with their ravishing performance of “Sleeping Beauty.” Featuring enamoring sets …

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Marshall faculty emeritus, former students have research published on the psychology of addiction

Current and former Marshall psychology students and an emeritus faculty member have had research published relating to drug addiction. A peer-reviewed publication written by Dr. Marc A. Lindberg, professor emeritus from the Marshall University’s College of Liberal Arts, and Dana Zeid, a former Marshall undergraduate who is currently a Ph.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University Department of Biobehavioral Health, …

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Awadh recognized as January Resident of the Month

Hesham Awadh, M.D., has been selected as the January Resident of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Awadh is completing his third and final year as an internal medicine resident. “It is important to recognize residents and fellows who are providing excellent care …

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Violauta Duo to perform ‘Rossiniana 2’ Jan. 18

The Violauta Duo of Wendell Dobbs on the flute and Júlio Ribeiro Alves on the guitar will give a joint faculty recital, “Rossiniana 2,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Studio 143 of the Smith Music Building at Marshall University. The first part of the recital represents a continuation from the fall semester of the duo’s examination of opera …

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MUsic Mondays returns to Cellar Door Jan. 22

The School of Music will kick off the spring semester of its MUsic Mondays series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Cellar Door, 903 Third Ave. Music History Professor Dr. Vicki Stroeher will explore music from Finland with a lecture titled “Finlandia: Jean Sibelius and the Search for a Finnish National Identity.” This year’s series features two interlocking …

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A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series to kick off spring semester celebrating Appalachian identities

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall will kick off the spring semester by featuring the newly released anthology, Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South. Okey Napier, Julia Watts and Jeff Mann will be sharing stories of Appalachian identity, queerness and authentic community. Readings will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Don …

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Electric car charging station now available on Huntington campus

Marshall has unveiled an electric vehicle (EV) charging station on its Huntington campus. The station is now operational in the pay parking lot adjacent to Corbly Hall, at the corner of John Marshall Dr. and Fifth Ave. It is the first EV charging station on campus and is available for public use. The dual unit station, with two “Level 2” …

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'Poverty Simulation' program to take place Feb. 16

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Marshall Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Department of Psychology will host “Rethink Poverty: Poverty Simulation”  Friday Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center. The program breaks down stereotypes by allowing participants to step into the …

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Children’s Chess Club looking for participants

Marshall University and West Virginia Science Adventures invite children ages 8 and older (or younger children with excellent attention spans) to participate in the Children’s Chess Club. All levels and ages are welcome. The group meets from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 6 to May 26, in Room 307 of the Science Building on the Marshall University Huntington …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 24, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

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