The Newsletter for Marshall University                             February 21, 2018

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First female, African American to head Library of Congress to visit Marshall today

Dr. Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center as part of Marshall University’s Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum celebration of Black History Month 2018. Hayden, who will deliver the annual Carter G. Woodson Lecture, is the first woman and first African American to serve as …

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Satellite libraries to close early for Librarian of Congress visit today

Marshall University satellite libraries will be operating on modified schedules today (Wednesday, Feb. 21) in order for library faculty and staff to attend the presentation of the 14th Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, on the Huntington campus. The South Charleston campus library will be closing at 2 p.m. and the James E. Morrow Library on the Huntington campus will …

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Marshall School of Medicine receives multi-million dollar grant to research obesity and related diseases

Uma Sundaram, M.D., vice dean for research at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and a board-certified gastroenterologist, has been awarded a five-year, $10.78 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate obesity and obesity-related conditions. “Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine continues its outstanding work to improve the health and well-being of …

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Classes at Hurricane High School to be held as scheduled despite work stoppage

Marshall University classes at Hurricane High School will be held at the school as scheduled despite the statewide teacher and school service personnel work stoppage scheduled for tomorrow and Friday. Union leadership and the Putnam County school superintendent have agreed the school will remain open for Marshall University classes. Affected students should disregard the earlier announcement of class relocation plans. …

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Internationally renowned scientist to speak today

  Dr. Cynthia Ebinger, GeoPrisms Distinguished Lecturer and Marshall Heape Chair in Geology at Tulane University, will give two talks at Marshall Feb. 21. She will speak at noon and at 4 p.m. in Room 276 of the Science Building on the topic, “Continental Rifting: Flavors of East Africa.” Dr. Ebinger is internationally known for her research on plate tectonics.

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‘Faculty Coffee with the President’ series to continue in March

President Jerry Gilbert is hosting a series of informal discussions with faculty. The series, called “Faculty Coffee with the President,” includes at least three programs each semester, with each program offering 12-15 faculty members the opportunity to participate. The discussions focus on a variety of timely higher education topics, and President Gilbert distributes articles to the participants in advance as …

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Classified Staff Council to hold special election; nominations due March 6

The Classified Staff Council will hold an election to fill vacancies for the following: One Vacancy in EEO 40 – Technical and Paraprofessional Three Vacancies in EEO 50 – Clerical One Vacancy in EEO 60/70 – Service and Maintenance The staff members elected during this election will finish the remainder of the current term, which will end on June 30, …

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Marshall students and staff help in liberation of child trafficking victims

A group of Marshall University’s Digital Forensics and Information Assurance students, faculty, and staff have assisted in the liberation of nearly 40 child trafficking victims and the arrest of 10 suspected traffickers. They did so through a partnership with the nonprofit group Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). The effort took place in recent months and involved sex trafficking in Latin America, …

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49th annual Winter Jazz Festival to take place this week

Marshall’s 49th annual Winter Jazz Festival will take place beginning Thursday, Feb. 22, and continue through Saturday, Feb. 24, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Special guest artists will include pianist Bob Thompson and jazz bassist Tom Hildreth. Fifteen regional middle school and high school bands will be present for adjudication on Friday and Saturday, and concerts, which …

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Early named recipient of award from national student affairs group

Dr. Sherry Early, assistant professor of leadership studies, has been named this year's recipient of the  NASPA Region II ​Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA. NASPA, an organization of student affairs administrators in higher education, annually recognizes individuals who have made significant and outstanding contributions to their institutions and to the fields of student affairs and higher education. She will be recognized …

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Marshall business students finish strong in Peoples Bank Competition

A team of business students sponsored by the Marshall University Lewis College of Business was named a finalist in the sixth annual Peoples Bank Undergraduate Case Study Competition, which was facilitated by Peoples Bank executives and hosted by Marietta College Feb. 10. Dr. Marc Sollosy, team advisor and associate professor of management, said the experiences the students receive at this …

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Foundation establishes Larry and Toby Ann Nitardy Scholarship

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has established the Larry and Toby Ann Nitardy Scholarship to benefit full-time students from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia who are enrolled in the university’s H.E.L.P. (Higher Education for Learning Problems) program. Larry Nitardy is a 1973 graduate of the university’s business management program and Toby Nitardy is a 1971 elementary education graduate. After nearly …

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Marshall’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series to explore the impact of Title IX in upcoming event

Marshall will present Dr. Anne Marie Lofaso as the first speaker of its Spring 2018 Amicus Curiae Lecture Series. She will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on “The Impact of Title IX on Women and Society: Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward.” This lecture, offered as part of Women’s History Month, will …

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West Virginians invited to share memories at West Virginia History Day

Representatives of the history department will be at the West Virginia Capitol from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow for History Day, and they will be hoping to record residents’ memories of their state history. They will have a table, along with a camera and lighting, at the event and will invite attendees to record their memories of historic events …

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Marshall Theatre production of 'Alabama Rain' continues this weekend

The Marshall University School of Theatre continues its performances of “Alabama Rain,” by Heather McCutchen, starting tomorrow night. Remaining performances are Thursday, Feb. 22, through Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. nightly in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. In “Alabama Rain,” McCutchen tells the tale of five sisters living in a mythic,al southern town …

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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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Five for Fighting and string quartet, piano to perform at the Keith-Albee March 8

Presented by Cabell Huntington Hospital, Five For Fighting, accompanied by piano and string quartet, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. With hit songs “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” “The Riddle,” “100 Years” and “What If,” John Ondrasik is sure to sing his way into your heart with poignant lyrics that tug at your emotions. …

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Marshall to host recital celebrating Japanese musical traditions and trends

Marshall University’s Japanese Program in the Department of Modern Languages has organized a musical celebration of Japanese culture. It will present “Masayo Ishigure and Koto 360º Recital” Friday, March 9, at Smith Recital Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Koto 360º is an exploration of the current trends in Japanese performing arts, presenting a …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 28, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

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