The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    March 28, 2018

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MU to host presentation on ‘Mobilizing Communities Against Human Trafficking’ today

Marshall’s digital forensics and information assurance program will host Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) for a presentation titled “Mobilizing Communities Against Human Trafficking,” planned for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. The guest speaker will be Matt Osborne, senior vice president for rescue and rehabilitation from O.U.R. The Marshall community and members of …

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Musical duo l’Artiste Ordinaire to be in residence today and tomorrow

The School of Music will present a two-day residency program with artists David Moreau and Melissa Grey, who make up the duo l’Artiste Ordinaire and create sound-based performances pulling together music, visual art, science and creative technologies. They will be on campus March 28-29 as part of the Joan C. Edwards Visiting Professor in the Arts program in the university’s …

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Marshall experts to address national summit about impact of substance abuse on families

A team of experts from Marshall University has been selected to present next month at the nation’s largest annual conference focused on the opioid crisis. The group will travel to Atlanta in early April for The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. In their session “Using What We Know:  Helping Teachers, Families and Communities Respond Systematically to Children Affected …

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Staff Council announces election results

Congratulations to the winners of the Staff Council Special Election! EEO 40 – Karena Burriss, Purchase Card; EEO 50 – There were no write-in candidates, therefore the three open positions will remain unfilled; EEO 60/70 – Timothy Cline, Physical Plant. Thank you to everyone who participated in this election! Those elected will serve the remainder of the current term, which …

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Hurry! Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 30.

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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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MUsic Mondays to present Bach's Chaconne

The Marshall University School of Music continues its Spring 2018 series of MUusic Mondays lectures at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, with a presentation titled “The Mysteries of J. S. Bach’s Chaconne” by Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, professor of violin. MUsic Mondays lectures take place at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., in downtown Huntington, and this year’s series features …

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Marshall to host Pulitzer Prize winners discussing media and informed citizens

Two Pulitzer Prize winners will review the development of the stories that earned their recognition and discuss the role journalism plays in fostering informed citizens at a free public forum at 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Eric Eyre and John Hackworth will present “Path to the Pulitzer:  Journalism and …

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Marshall, West Virginia Science Adventures to offer STEM summer camps for kids

Marshall’s College of Science, in partnership with West Virginia Science Adventures, will offer nine full weeks of science-related camps for kids this summer. The camps will provide elementary-aged through high school-aged children opportunities for hands-on activities in all fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics—including Minecraft, building rockets, Lego and vex robotics, animals (including visits from animals like penguins and …

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From PEIA: Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2019 will be April 2-May 15, 2018 

During the open enrollment period, you can make changes to your health plan, add, drop or change coverage for yourself and your dependents without a qualifying event, and make changes to your Mountaineer Flexible Benefits, if applicable. Policyholders will receive a Shopper’s Guide in the mail in late March that has information you need about the health coverage PEIA offers.  If you …

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Career Services to host part-time job and internship fair

Marshall University Career Services will host Job-A-Palooza, a part-time job and internship fair, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Memorial Student Center lobby on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The event is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni. “Job-a-Palooza is an excellent opportunity for students to start learning how to utilize networking skills in a …

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Film studies program to screen student-produced movies April 11

Marshall will host the Second Annual Marshall Student Short Film Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Room 154 of Smith Hall. The festival will feature short films and videos produced by Marshall students, including animation, documentaries, episodes of web series, live-action narrative films, title sequences and video essays. The event is free and open to the public. “This …

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Princeton professor to deliver Moffat Lecture April 13

Marshall University will host a lecture by Dr. Jeremy Adelman, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University, at 3 p.m. Friday, April 13, in room 134 of Harris Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Adelman will deliver the 2018 Charles Hill Moffat Lecture and speak on “Photography and Humanitarianism: Is There a …

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Marshall a capella group to perform April 14

Marshall’s contemporary a cappella ensemble, 3rd Avenue, will present its Spring Concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. The group will perform a cappella arrangements by Pentatonix, Michael Jackson, Toto, The Real Group and many more. The concert, which is the culminating event of the group’s spring semester, is free and open …

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Smith to speak about counselors' roles in the opioid crisis at American Counseling Association spring meeting

Dr. Carol Smith, associate professor of counseling, has been invited by the American Counseling Association to speak about Counselors’ Roles in the Opioid Crisis at the American Counseling Association 66th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta this Spring, April 25-29.  Her session is #271, “Combating Opioid Abuse and Understanding Substance Use Disorder,” with Drs. Kevin Doyle and Kirk Bowden. With …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 4, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018.

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