The Newsletter for Marshall University                                 February 7, 2018

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‘Faculty Coffee with the President’ series to begin this month

Later this month, President Jerry Gilbert will begin hosting a series of informal discussions with faculty. The series, called “Faculty Coffee with the President,” will include at least three programs each semester, with each program offering 12-15 faculty members the opportunity to participate. The discussions will focus on a variety of timely higher education topics, and President Gilbert will distribute …

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PEIA Announces Schedule for Expedited Public Hearings

The Governor has requested the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Finance Board to consider a change to its FY19 financial plan to evaluate using the average salary income for two spouses who are both public employees covered by PEIA instead of total family income. Under this proposal, if both spouses are public employees and are covered by PEIA, with one …

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President’s high school tour to continue to 12 more schools

Building upon the last year’s success, President Gilbert has made plans to take his “The Rest of Your Life Begins at Marshall University” high school tour to 12 more schools this month, including stops in Kanawha, Clay, Wayne, Mingo, Wirt, Wood, Jackson and Mason counties. The recruitment tour, which kicked off in late November, focuses on connecting the university directly …

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Marshall to present ‘Music from Theresienstadt’ at B’Nai Sholom Synagogue

The School of Music will present “Music from Theresienstadt” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at B’nai Sholom Synagogue, 949 10th Ave. The concert will feature music composed by Holocaust victims at Theresienstadt ghetto, a Nazi concentration camp. Along with the musical performance, Professor Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith will speak about the historic circumstances surrounding the musical compositions, and art …

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'Chicago' comes to town Monday

Broadway’s record-breaking, Tony Award-winning Musical Smash CHICAGO is coming to town! Presented by First Sentry Bank, CHICAGO will be performed at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history -- and it still shows no …

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MUIT Warns of Tax Identity Theft Scams

Marshall University Information Technology (MUIT) reminds the Marshall community to be on the look-out for tax identity theft scams this time of year. Many federal agencies offer information and resources to help consumers learn to protect themselves from tax-related identity theft and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) imposter scams. MUIT along with the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and …

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Marshall to present events exploring Appalachian identity

Marshall is presenting a series of events exploring Appalachian identity as part of the Birke Fine Arts Symposium.. “Appalachian Narratives: Notes on Identity” is a series of events and a monthlong photography exhibit that bring together creatives from central Appalachia who are directly involved in transforming the dominant narrative about Appalachia through film, art, music and writing. Through these media, …

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Marshall to host free FAFSA workshop for local students

The university is hosting a free “It’s FAFSA Time” financial aid workshop on the Huntington campus for local students and their families who need assistance in filing the 2018-19 FAFSA. The event takes place from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Office of Student Financial Assistance (SFA) in Old Main, Room 116. Nadine Hamrick, interim director …

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Marshall to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count

For the first time, Marshall University will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a worldwide citizen science project that encourages members of the public to collect data on wild birds and to display their results online. Founded in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, the event takes place internationally Feb. 16 to 19, …

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Second Marshall University Bridal and Special Event Expo set for Feb. 18

The second annual Marshall University Bridal and Special Event Expo is set for noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. The event is an opportunity to tour Marshall’s newly renovated celebration venues and meet a variety of local vendors — like Rose Tree Boutique and Skeffington’s tuxedo company, photographers and videographers, …

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Med School Diversity awards open for nominations; ceremony is March 29

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting its very first Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 29, in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on the Huntington campus from 6 to 8 p.m. Nominations are being accepted online until Friday, Feb. 23, at http://jcesom.marshall.edu/diversity. Free ticket registration is available online at http://ODIawards.eventbrite.com. Click to …

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AAA membership available to employees

William "Tootie" Carter, business manager for the Memorial Student Center,  has announced plans to provide employees with substantially discounted rates for membership in AAA. "Your AAA membership will be effective April 30, 2018," Carter said.  “For current members, the discount represents a savings of $5.00 for basic membership (normally $51.00).  New members will save an additional $10.00 off new membership …

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School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites Hall of Fame nominations

Marshall’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) is seeking nominations for its upcoming Hall of Fame class. “Our call to nominations each years is such a highlight because it’s an opportunity to be reminded of the successes of our graduates,” SOJMC Director Janet Dooley said. “It marks the breadth of talent that has generated from the …

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Marshall Digital Humanities to host THATCamp

Marshall University Digital Humanities will host its first THATCamp (The Humanities and Technologies Camp) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Visual Arts Center, 927 Third Ave., in downtown Huntington. THATCamp is a participant-driven meeting where humanists and technologists from all skill levels, disciplines and professions come together to discuss their interests in the digital humanities. …

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Wahjudi, Pu to participate in Educational Testing Services Standard-Setting Study

Dr. Paulus Wahjudi and Dr. Cong Pu of the College of Information Technology and Engineering will join representatives from other states in the Standard-Setting Study for the Computer Science Praxis examination for beginning school teachers.. Standard-setting is the methodology used to define levels of achievement or proficiency and the cut scores corresponding to those levels. It is a critical component …

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Safe Space training sessions to continue this semester

On Jan. 25 and Jan. 29, the College of Education and Professional Development’s Diversity and Social Justice Committee sponsored Safe Space Training on the South Charleston and Huntington campuses, respectively. When asked about Safe Space Training, the facilitator, Shaunte Polk, stated, "Safe Space Training is more than a presentation; it is a tool that was designed to show our students there are …

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School of Pharmacy schedules Spring Preview Day

The Marshall University School of Pharmacy has scheduled its semi-annual Preview Day for noon, Saturday, March 10, at the school located adjacent to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington. “Our twice-a-year Preview Days are quite popular with potential students,” said Megan Russell, director of recruitment and development.  “As students begin to discover their possible career paths in the sciences …

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Marshall to host 2018 Governor’s Honors Academy

For the first time in 15 years, the Governor’s Honors Academy is returning to Huntington. Made up of 170 outstanding West Virginia high school scholars who will be seniors in the fall, the three-week academy will be at Marshall July 1– 21. The 2018 GHA program at Marshall will concentrate on “Your Digital World.” Instructors will combine STEM topics with …

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Marshall music professor to be featured in British video series

Marshall University Music Professor Dr. Vicki P. Stroeher will be featured in a video sponsored by the Britten-Pears Foundation Archives in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom. The archives began a new video series in January, in which different works by 20th century English composer, Benjamin Britten, are featured. While visiting the archives in November 2017, Stroeher filmed a short segment on …

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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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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 14, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

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