The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    March 14, 2018

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Marshall to offer undergraduate degree in Computer and Information Security

Marshall University’s Weisberg Division of Computer Science will offer a new Bachelor of Science degree program in computer and information security beginning in the fall semester of 2018. The program is in response to industry demand for trained cybersecurity professionals, and for Marshall, which was already offering courses in that field, the transition is the logical next step, said Dr. …

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School of Medicine approved for two additional psychiatry fellowships; dental residency accredited

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received initial accreditation to move forward with two fellowships, both of which are in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine. Approval for the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship and the geriatric psychiatry fellowship was issued by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in late February. The approval signals expansion …

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Marshall Film Studies program to screen locally produced movie about growing up in West Virginia

Marshall University will present a screening of Meadow Bridge, written and directed by Tijah Bumgarner, assistant professor of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Arts and Media, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in room 154 of Smith Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Meadow Bridge is a coming-of-age story filmed and set in West Virginia. The screening will …

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Classified Staff Council to hold special election March 16-19

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 Nominees Are: EEO Group 40 – Technical and Paraprofessional Amy Saxton – Office of Experiential Learning Johnny Bradley – Library Karena …

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Stone joins RCBI as Maker Vault/STEM coordinator

The Maker Vault, the public makerspace at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington, has a new director and is expanding hours of operation. Deacon Stone of Huntington joined RCBI in February as full-time Maker Vault/STEM coordinator. In this new position, Stone oversees the makerspace, leads RCBI’s extensive STEM outreach programs – including its popular series of 3D printing, …

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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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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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Printmaker Shaun Slifer to speak at Visual Arts Center March 27

Shaun Slifer will give a talk in the Visual Arts Center 209 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. Slifer is a printmaker, writer, self-taught historian and museum professional based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work investigates dominant historical narratives in relation to the lived environment. He has a particular interest in history from below, ecology and surreptitious signage, and has recently …

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Marshall, Operation Underground Railroad to host training on combating child exploitation

Marshall will host a training session by Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a nonprofit organization that rescues children from child sex traffickers around the world. O.U.R. will conduct a one-day workshop on the investigation of child sex trafficking from 10 a.m.  4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The …

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‘Faculty Coffee with the President’ series continues March 28 in South Charleston

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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Music fraternity to host recital of American composers

Marshall University’s School of Music, in partnership with the Zeta Eta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, will present a concert featuring works from American composers, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Jomie Jazz Center Forum. The concert will include several student performances from the Marshall jazz department, small chamber ensembles, solo performances and the Sinfonian Men’s …

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Marshall to host SBIRT training March 30

Marshall University is hosting one more Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training session this month for helping professionals on the Huntington campus. It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 30, in room BE-5 in the Memorial Student Center. SBIRT is an evidence-based, brief intervention that enables helping professionals to identify risk factors for …

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Marshall to host 2nd Annual Science Blitz Day

The Marshall University College of Science, in partnership with West Virginia Science Adventures, will host the 2nd Annual Science Blitz Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Science Building on the Huntington campus. The Science Festival will kick off at 1 p.m. in Buskirk Field, behind the Science Building, with a Science Egg Hunt. All children …

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Mukherjee chairs panel discussion at Southeast Decision Science Institute

Dean Avi Mukherjee (second from left) of the Lewis College of Business chaired a panel discussion on "Business School Impact" in the 48th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Science Institute at Wilmington, North Carolina, last month. Joining him on the panel were higher education leaders Dr. Javier Reyes, dean of the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia …

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Journalism faculty members, graduate student recognized at National Broadcasting Society convention

The graduate student manager, the faculty manager and a journalism professor from Marshall University's public radio station, WMUL-FM, received four first place awards and two honorable mention awards, during the National Broadcasting Society Professional Audio/Video Production Competition. The awards ceremony occurred during the 76th Annual Convention of NBS-AERho at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland, March 1. The trio …

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Alumni Awards Banquet to take place March 31

The Marshall University Alumni Association (MUAA) is set to host its 81st annual Alumni Awards Banquet Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Don Morris Room on the Huntington campus. The banquet recognizes outstanding alumni, university supporters and students during an evening of celebration and reverence of the great things being accomplished by the Marshall University alumni community. The …

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Marshall Center for Continuing Education adds classes on geocaching, animal sculpture

The Center for Continuing Education has added classes in geocaching and animal sculpture to its spring lineup beginning in April. In the geocaching class, students will learn about the “game” of geocaching, which involves the use of a Global Positioning System-enabled device to search for hidden caches at locations marked by coordinates. Students interested in this course should have prior …

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School of Medicine inducts new members to Gold Humanism Honor Society

Thirteen medical students, residents and faculty members have been inducted into the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). GHHS is a national honorary for those who demonstrate excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Those inducted during a ceremony March 1 at the Marshall University Memorial Student …

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Former theatre department chair inducted into the SETC Hall of Fame

Dr. N.B. East, a longtime chair of the Marshall University theatre department, was inducted into the Southeastern Theatre Conference Hall of Fame March 10, during the Annual SETC Business Meeting at the 2018 Convention in Mobile, Alabama. East chaired Marshall’s Department of Theatre/Dance for 28 years and passed away in 2011. He has received the distinction for his contributions to …

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Lewis College of Business’s economics program ranked among Top 10 by Best College Reviews

Marshall University’s business degree in economics has been ranked 9th among the 50 Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Economics by Best College Reviews. This ranking was compiled by www.bestcollegereviews.org using data from College Navigator regarding tuition, as well as program information generated directly from each institution's official website, according to the program’s division head, Dr. Richard Agesa. “The methodology used to determine …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 21, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018.

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