The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    April 11, 2018

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Shora to speak at commencement May 5

Former student body president Nawar W. Shora, J.D.,  a Son of Marshall who has devoted his career to enhancing understanding among Americans of all heritages, particularly Arab-Americans and Muslims, will give the commencement address at Marshall’s 9 a.m. commencement ceremony Saturday, May 5. Born in Syria and raised in Huntington, Shora graduated from Marshall in 1997 with a bachelor's degree …

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Holderby receives latest John Marshall Service Award

Jenny Holderby, who is a library associate in the Drinko Library, received the John Marshall Service Award April 4. She was nominated by Dr. Kateryna Schray, professor of English and coordinator of the Herd Path program in Academic Affairs. Schray said that on Nov. 14 she overheard a visibly exhausted freshman getting help at one of the registrar's windows as …

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Marshall to kick off World Fusion events today with ‘Culture Shock’

The World Council student organization will kick off its World Fusion Week events with “Culture Shock,” an interactive, game-show-style program aimed at showcasing students’ unique cultural experiences in America and Huntington. This free event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the university’s Memorial Student Center, room BE-5, on the Huntington campus. During the event, …

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Film studies program to screen student-produced movies tonight

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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Writers Series to end spring semester with National Poetry Month celebration

Marshall University’s A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will celebrate National Poetry Month with readings from West Virginia's Poet Laureate Marc Harshman and Rachel Rinehart, winner of the 2016 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. These award-winning authors will be reading from their most recent publications and new work beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial …

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Andrew S. Martin, M.D., selected as March Resident of the Month

Andrew S. Martin, M.D., has been selected as the March Resident of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Martin is completing his third year of a four-year obstetrics and gynecology residency. “It is always inspirational for medical students to acknowledge that one of our residents …

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Empty Bowls fundraiser approaching April 13

The College of Arts and Media, in partnership with local nonprofit organizations and volunteers, will host its 15th Annual Empty Bowls fundraising event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at First Presbyterian Church, 1015 5th Ave. Community members are invited to the church to purchase bowls created by Marshall art students and other volunteer potters from the …

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Student Affairs accepting nominations for Spirit of Excellence Awards

There is something extraordinary about Marshall University students, and this award honors those whom best exemplify the essence of what it means to be a Son or Daughter of Marshall. The Division of Student Affairs’ premier student achievement, the Spirit of Excellence Award, recognizes exceptional contributions to student life.  The award formally honors students who excel in campus involvement and …

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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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Scholarship donors, recipients to be honored at annual brunch Saturday

Marshall University donors and current recipients of privately funded scholarships will be honored at the annual Scholarship Honor Brunch 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room on the Huntington campus. Mary Bunten, 22, of Huntington, is a biotechnology major who will serve as a guest speaker for the event and will talk about how …

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Funding available for fall 2018 undergraduate research and creative discovery

The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced the availability of a funding opportunity to promote undergraduate research and creative discovery. Made possible by funding provided through the Office of the President, the Undergraduate Creative Discovery Scholar and Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards will provide students with an opportunity to pursue original creative work, scholarship or research under the mentorship of a full-time faculty …

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Marshall student wins Critical Language Scholarship

Sophomore Christian Thompson, a double major in international business and Japanese, has become the fifth Marshall student to win a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Thompson’s application was selected as one of approximately 550 winners of the scholarship out of a total pool of around 5000 applicants. He applied to study Japanese in Hikone, Japan, through the program, which is sponsored …

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Marshall oral health program honored with national award

The Marshall University/West Virginia Oral Health Coalition has received the 2018 Smiles Across America® Program Champion Award from Oral Health America (OHA) for its work in advancing oral health for low-income children in rural West Virginia and its contributions to the OHA webinar series. The Marshall University/West Virginia Oral Health Coalition was a founding partner of Smiles Across America, which …

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Marshall, West Virginia Psychological Association to offer training by national recovery expert

Marshall University and the West Virginia Psychological Association have teamed up to bring in a nationally renowned recovery specialist to offer a training session for those who provide services to individuals with a history of trauma and substance related disorders. This may include psychologists, counselors, addiction professionals, social workers, physicians, nurses and peer recovery specialists. The training will be provided …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Tammy Johnson

Dr. Tammy Johnson, executive director of admissions, has contributed a chapter to the new publication by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Recruiting and Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Student Body. Johnson's chapter, with co-author Daniel Weber, is about LGBTQ students. The publishers say the book is an essential resource for expanding the readers’ expertise in a range of …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Thomas Wilson

Dr. Thomas Wilson, professor of physics, presented an invited talk March 20 to the Institute of Semiconductor Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, titled: “First Evidence for Terahertz Acoustic Phonon Laser via Four-Wave Mixing.” The superlattices for Wilson’s research were provided by his collaborators there. Wilson also met on March 22 for discussions on this topic with Dr. Bernard …

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MURC announces faculty funding opportunity for spring 2019

The Marshall University Research Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity to promote faculty scholarship and creative works. Made possible by funding provided by the provost through the Office of Academic Affairs, the John Marshall University Scholars Awards for Spring 2019 provide a four-course reassigned time (full teaching release) to provide awardees with a semester to produce a …

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Rec Center begins early-bird registration for summer Healthy Herd Camps

Marshall Recreation Center will be hosting the 2018 Healthy Herd Youth Camps beginning May 29 and running through Aug. 10. Early bird registration for the camps ends May 7. Register early and save! The camps will run weekly with three different age groups: ages 4-6 (Little Marcos), ages 7-9 (Bison Buddies), and ages 10-12 (Future Herd). Campus Recreation strives to …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 18, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018.

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