The Newsletter for Marshall University                                 January 31, 2018

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Veteran pharmacy educator named dean of the Marshall University School of Pharmacy

Gayle A. Brazeau, Ph.D., a longtime pharmacy educator and former dean at the University of New England (UNE) College of Pharmacy in Portland, Maine, has been named dean of the School of Pharmacy, effective May 12. Brazeau becomes the school’s second dean, following inaugural dean Kevin Yingling, R.Ph., M.D., who stepped down from the position last year, but maintains his …

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Deputy Consul General of Japan to speak at Marshall today

Masaru Sato, the deputy consul general of Japan in New York and director of the Japan Information Center, will speak on Marshall University’s Huntington campus Wednesday, Jan. 31. His presentation will take place at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, room BE-5. Speaking on the topic “Your Good Neighbor, Japan,” Sato is expected to cover the basics about Japan, …

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Marshall Distinguished Professor guest scholar to present upcoming concerts

Marshall’s 2018 Edwards Distinguished Professor guest scholar Dr. Christopher Hainsworth, organist and harpsichordist, will perform two upcoming concerts in Huntington.

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Annual Carter G. Woodson Soul Food Feast returns Feb. 4

The Center for African American Students has announced plans for the traditional Carter G. Woodson Annual Soul Food Feast to be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4, in the Memorial Student Center’s John Marshall Dining Room, overlooking the university’s Huntington campus. This annual celebration is a time of fellowship with friends, family and others from throughout the community, said …

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Marshall to celebrate 2018 Birke Fine Arts Symposium throughout February

Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media kicks off the 2018 Birke Fine Arts Symposium Saturday, Feb. 3, and continues with a celebration of the arts through Thursday, March 1. Artists from a variety of disciplines will present work as part of the symposium. This year’s theme is “What's Next: the Arts in Times of Adversity.” The symposium will feature …

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Schedule for Black History Month to be officially announced today

Marshall’s Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum will officially announce its agenda for recognizing Black History Month 2018 today at  4 p.m. in the Shawkey Room in the Memorial Student Center. Events will include the following: Carter G. Woodson Annual Soul Food Feast, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, Memorial Student Center. Dr. Luke Eric Lassiter, director of the MU Graduate …

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School of Medicine kicks off 40th anniversary year

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, which was officially recognized by Huntington Mayor Steve Williams Monday in a proclamation declaring Jan. 29 “Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Day” in Huntington. The mayor met with Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert, Ph.D.; School of Medicine Dean Joseph I. Shapiro, …

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Marshall student and staff member honored with 2018 Living the Dream Awards

A Marshall University student and a staff member were honored with Living the Dream awards by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission at the annual Commemoration and Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15.    Each year, the commission presents awards to individuals who best exemplify, through action or personal traits, the principles and ideals …

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Marshall recognized as a Purple Heart University; first in West Virginia

Marshall  honored military men and women Jan. 25 by becoming the first Purple Heart University in West Virginia to receive the honor from the Military Order of the Purple Heart. The new title is meant to recognize Marshall University’s service to Purple Heart veterans in the area, some of whom attend the university. In addition to installing “Purple Heart University” …

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Writers series to feature authors as part of Black History Month, Birke Fine Arts Symposium

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will celebrate Black History Month and participate in the university’s Birke Fine Arts Symposium with readings from African American writers Bernard Grant and DaMaris Hill. Grant and Hill will read from their creative work beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center. Grant ( http://www.bernardgrant.com ) is a doctoral …

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Tenor Paul Han to perform solo recital and offer master class

Marshall’s School of Music will host a solo recital and master class with guest tenor Paul Han. Han, a professor at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, will offer a master class for voice students at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, and perform at 7:30 p.m. that evening at Smith Recital Hall. Dr. Johan Botes will play piano for the recital. …

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Library announces Open Access Initiative

On February 20, 2017, the Library Faculty Organization unanimously approved the creation of an Open Access Initiative. This initiative would increase the faculty participation, based on statistical analysis. In addition, it will enhance the mission of Marshall University, support faculty seeking innovative approaches to disseminate research, and enhance Marshall’s visibility, status, and public value. On January 22, 2018, the Library …

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Marshall selects first recipient of Dr. Marty Amerikaner Scholarship for Excellence in Clinical Psychology

Emily Woodrum has received Marshall University’s first Dr. Marty Amerikaner Scholarship for Excellence in Clinical Psychology. A candidate for Marshall’s Psy.D. doctoral degree, Woodrum was presented the scholarship Dec. 15, 2017, for demonstrating excellence in psychotherapy, mentoring and/or advocacy. The Department of Psychology; Dr. Robert Bookwalter, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts; and the Office of Student Financial …

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Second-year medical student class establishes endowed scholarship

Less than halfway through their medical school career, 81 medical students at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have established an endowed scholarship to help future students offset the cost of their medical education. The Class of 2020 is the first class to endow a scholarship well before their graduation from medical school. The students raised more …

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University to observe holiday March 23

As was announced in December 2017, Gov. Jim Justice excused public employees from two additional half-days of work on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 and Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.  Since the university was already scheduled to be closed on both days, the Marshall holiday calendar has been adjusted to utilize the Governor’s proclamations. This includes moving a half day of our …

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Deadline for nominations is March 30, 2018.

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 7, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

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