The Newsletter for Marshall University                             February 28, 2018

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National Institutes of Health guests visit School of Medicine

Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, three other health care officials from the NIH and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins visited Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Feb. 20 to learn more about the university’s research and clinical outreach in regard to the nation’s addiction crisis. “I’m …

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Blough named associate dean at Marshall School of Pharmacy

Eric R. Blough, Ph.D., professor and director of pharmacology and toxicology at the School of Pharmacy, has been named associate dean for academic and curricular affairs at the school. In announcing the selection, interim dean Brian Gallagher praised Blough’s work and commitment to the school. “Dr. Blough is an academic professional and prolific researcher who has been a significant influence …

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Marshall to host visiting authors as part of Women’s History Month, Birke Fine Arts Symposium

Marshall University’s A. E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will present two events celebrating Women's History Month, also as the final two events of the monthlong Birke Fine Arts Symposium, on the Huntington campus beginning this evening. The A.E. Visiting Writers Series will present a literary lecture with Rebecca Gayle Howell and Matthew Olzmann at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Room …

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Political Science department to host guest lecture on women in Congress this afternoon

The Department of Political Science will host guest speaker Dr. Lauren Santoro as part of its Paul D. Stewart Lecture Series. She will speak on the subject, “Representation and Policymaking: Women Participating in Congress” Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Drinko Library Atrium. A meet-and-greet with Santoro will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and her lecture will begin at 3:30 …

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Notice of Benefit Deduction Holiday

Employees will receive three (3) pay checks in the month of March due to the biweekly pay conversion.  Please note that the first check on March 2, 2018, will be a deduction holiday.  The only deductions that will be taken are retirement, taxes, Huntington city user fee, garnishments, and loan repayments.  The net payment of this check should be larger …

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PEIA Healthy Tomorrows Update

For the Current Plan Year (Plan Year 2018): PPB Plan policyholders who met the Healthy Tomorrows requirements for the current plan year (biometric screening with results in range reported before the end of open enrollment in 2017) will receive a PASS and will not have to complete biometric screenings before the end of next open enrollment (May 15, 2018). Policyholders …

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McCorkle family endows Marshall School of Medicine scholarship

Forty years after beginning medical school at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, alumnus Douglas C. McCorkle, M.D., Class of 1981, and his wife, Lynn Harris-McCorkle, M.D., have made the largest one-time gift by a graduate in the school’s history. The $107,000 gift established an endowed scholarship as a tribute to the individuals who have impacted their …

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Seventeen students receive inaugural awards for undergraduate research and creative activities

Seventeen Marshall University students have each been awarded $750 plus expenses through a university program started this year to promote undergraduate research and creative activities. Made possible by funding provided through the Office of the President, the Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards provide students with an opportunity to pursue original creative work, scholarship or research under the …

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Social work professor helps release man with intellectual disabilities from death row

Dr. Peggy Harman of the College of Health Professions received word earlier this month from the federal public defender of the Western District of Pennsylvania Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) that her investigative work alongside a skilled legal team led to the eventual release of a man with intellectual disabilities from death row. Harman, a social work professor in the college, …

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Women’s History Month kick-off celebration to take place March 1

Marshall will host a kick-off reception for Women’s History Month from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the atrium of the university’s Drinko Library atrium on the Huntington campus. The Women’s Center and Department of Women’s Studies will announce the calendar of events tailored to educate, engage and empower women, according to Leah Tolliver, director of the university’s …

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Marshall to host Ninth Annual Festival of New Music March 1-2

The Marshall University School of Music will host its Ninth Annual Festival of New Music on Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2, featuring the music of festival guest composer, Dr. Elainie Lillios, professor of music at Bowling Green State University. The School of Music hosts the festival each year to promote new music and provide opportunities for regional, national, …

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Marshall to host Graduate Professional Development Conference March 2

The Office of Career Education will host a graduate professional development conference to connect students with local alumni and employers. The conference will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the university’s Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. The event will allow students to explore careers, develop professional skills and prepare for the future, according to …

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Marshall Dining Services to feature Dutch chef for two-day event

Marshall University Dining Services will present Global Chef 2018, a two-day event featuring Chef Jan Willem Vlijm from the Netherlands. Vlijm will be in the John Marshall Dining Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, showcasing his cuisine. He also will be in Harless Dining Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, during dinner service. …

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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 to host ‘Body Shots XI: (S)heroes,’ a multimedia event celebrating heroic women

Women’s Studies will present “Body Shots XI: (S)heroes” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Body Shots is an annual multimedia production highlighting work from students, staff, and faculty across campus. This year's theme, (S)heroes, will showcase dance, comedy, video, creative essays, and scholarship that is focused on women …

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Annual Countdown to Commencement scheduled for March 6-7

The final countdown has begun for Marshall students who will graduate Saturday, May 5. To prepare for the 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Marshall will conduct its semi-annual Countdown to Commencement Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and 7, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room on the Huntington campus. It will run from 10 …

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The Fifth Annual Thunder on the Stage Talent Competition is a week away! Join us on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse to see our most entertaining and gifted students compete to win campus fame and prizes!  If you know any students who would like to participate please have them sign up at www.marshall.edu/tots.

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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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Before he became President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis had a distinguished career in American politics, including a stint as Secretary of War in the mid-1850s. He is perhaps best known for his experiments with using camels for military transportation in the southwest. Yet the camel story is more than a whimsical footnote in American history. Davis unintentionally set of a camel craze in the deep South, where cotton planters began to use camels on plantations. More ominously, the sudden demand for camels also provided slave smugglers with an extraordinary opportunity to increase their illicit activities under the cover of legitimate camel importation. Exploring this previously hidden dimension of the camel experiment reveals a broad network of government officials, merchants, and sundry shady characters, all of whom were dedicated to maximizing slavery’s profitability and expansion. 

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Grant Central training to be offered in March

The Marshall University Research Corporation is pleased to announce its 2018 grant training by Grant Central will be held March 21-22 in Memorial Student Center, BE5. The morning of Wednesday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, will be a Basic Grantsmanship session for all disciplines, followed by an afternoon session from 1-4:30 p.m. focused on National Science Foundation submissions. …

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Marshall University Foundation establishes Drs. Crews and Nibert Scholarship

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has established the Drs. Crews and Nibert Dentistry Scholarship to benefit students from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia who are enrolled in programs in the College of Science. They have also provided program support for the pediatric audiology program. Dr. Dallas Nibert, a 2003 graduate of the university’s biological sciences program, currently serves as one …

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Patick selected as February Resident of the Month

Casey Patick, M.D., has been selected as the February Resident of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Patick is completing her third and final year as a resident in pediatrics. “We appreciate our conscientious and hard-working residents and fellows who take excellent care of patients …

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Zatar leads key sessions at 97th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board

Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering, recently participated in the 97th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, D.C. The TRB is a division of the National Research Council, a nonprofit institution that provides expertise in science and technology to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The …

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Dr. Joseph Shapiro recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors®

Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been recognized by his peers for five years as a Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors.® More than 100,000 physicians are nominated each year, with only a select number receiving the official honor. It is based primarily on peer nominations. Shapiro graduated from the University …

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New family medicine residency launched in region

The Marshall Community Health Consortium, a group of regional health care providers including the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health, has received accreditation of its first medical residency program. The Holzer Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as part of a move toward a single graduate …

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

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