The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    April 4, 2018

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Strategic Planning Committee to hold two additional feedback sessions

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend one of two remaining feedback sessions on the key proposals from the Marshall Strategic Plan that is being developed. One session took place yesterday. Two remaining sessions are scheduled this week: Huntington Campus (Shawkey Room, MSC) o Wednesday, April 4, Noon to 1 p.m. South Charleston Campus (GC 319) o Thursday, April …

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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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West Virginia NAACP Higher Education Summit addresses need for cultural diversity on campuses

Universities and colleges from across West Virginia affirmed their commitment to diversity Thursday at the fourth annual West Virginia NAACP Higher Education Summit at Marshall University. Representatives of Bluefield State College, Marshall University, Pierpont Community and Technical College, Shepherd University, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, West Virginia State University and West Virginia University had the opportunity to share ideas from which all could …

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Marshall to host Unity Month events

In the spirit of the Marshall University creed, Unity Month seeks to initiate new conversations at Marshall to foster an inclusive campus and celebrate our diversity. Unity Month events strive to promote an open, pluralistic, and socially conscious community. Sponsors for Unity Month events include the Division of Student Affairs; Intercultural Affairs; MU Libraries; Student Activities; Student Government Association; Office …

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Call for Submission: Marshall Journal of Medicine's special issue on machine learning

The Marshall Journal of Medicine (MJM) invites you to submit for its special issue on Machine Learning in Rural Health. The journal welcomes submissions that describe the application and evaluation of machine learning approaches applied to health data in deployed systems in rural areas. In particular, we seek high-quality submissions on the following topics: Predicting individual patient outcomes, Patient risk …

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Marshall to host guest lecturers speaking on workplace rights and political populism

The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series will offer two lectures in April, featuring Dr. Sophia Z. Lee of the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 5, and Dr. Jan-Werner Mueller of Princeton University on Monday, April 16. Both lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in the Erickson Alumni Center’s Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. “We are so fortunate to have scholars …

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Marshall to host annual fundraiser for children with communication disorders

At three years old, Troy Roswall was diagnosed with a receptive-expressive language disorder, which prohibited him from being understood by his family and friends. Due to the severity of his speech delays, Troy’s mother knew he needed help. Since he has participated in therapy through the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center, Jill Roswall said the changes in her son’s …

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Conley named department administrator for Marshall Eye Surgeons

Marshall Health has named David C. Conley department administrator for Marshall Eye Surgeons. Conley has served as manager of Marshall Health’s urology division since 2016. Prior to joining Marshall Health, he served as the administrator for Dunbar Eye Associates in Dunbar, West Virginia, and as assistant director of admissions for West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Conley oversees …

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Marshall to launch ‘Tuesday Talks’ with theatre presentation April 10

The Center for Continuing Education will launch its new series, “Tuesday Talks,” with a presentation by Terry Layman, who will guest-direct the upcoming Marshall Theatre production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” The talk will take place Tuesday, April 10, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The program is free and …

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John and Patty Anderson establish scholarship for College of Education and Professional Development

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has established the John Spencer Anderson and Patricia “Patty” Hogg Anderson Scholarship to benefit full-time education majors within the university’s College of Education and Professional Development. Inspired by the generosity of Marshall University and the personal involvement of their professors, the Andersons said they wanted to create this scholarship to help future generations reach their …

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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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Marshall to host ‘Walk for Hope’ to raise awareness for campus suicide prevention

Marshall’s Department of Social Work will host the 2nd annual “Walk for Hope: Campus Suicide Prevention and Education” event 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 12, on the university’s Memorial Student Center plaza on the Huntington campus. Paula Rymer, a faculty member in the social work program, said Walk for Hope originated a few years ago with a local walk …

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The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting the 4th Annual Falls Symposium April 12-13 in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Registration is available at https://somwebapps.marshall.edu/healthysteps/gerisymp_form.asp

 More information can be found at https://jcesom.marshall.edu/diversity.

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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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Marshall to screen documentary about community activism, Bluegrass Pipeline

Marshall University’s women’s studies program will present The End Of The Line, a feature-length documentary about a diverse coalition of farmers, activists, and religious orders that rose up in opposition to the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline in Kentucky. The documentary will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. This award-winning film, directed by …

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Jazz great Jeff Hamilton to perform with MU Jazz Ensemble I

Marshall University will host world-renowned jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton on its Huntington campus for a three-day residency with Marshall’s Jazz Studies program. His visit will conclude with a performance with the MU Jazz Ensemble I at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Smith Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. While on campus April 16-18, Hamilton …

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Autism Training Center representatives present at conference

Charlotte Hays, Dr. Jim Harris, and Dr. Marc Ellison, from the university’s WV Autism Training Center, were invited presenters at the 15th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, held March 28-31 in San Diego, California. The presentation, titled “Delivering High Quality Positive Behavior Support During Uncertain Economic Times,” focused on transforming the center’s statewide services to be more efficient, without …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 11, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018.

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