The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    April 18, 2018

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Provost candidates to visit next week

Following a national search and off-site interviews, the Provost Search Committee has identified four finalists. Each candidate will visit the university next week to participate in open meetings with students, faculty and staff, and to do a public presentation about student success. Finalist visits will be held on Monday, April 23; Tuesday, April 24; Thursday, April 26; and Friday, April …

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Marshall to host Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition

Marshall University and the Nu Jazz Agency will present the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition June 22-23 on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Among the largest competitions of its type in the world, the competition will be a triennial event in Huntington, offering an awards package of more than $200,000 in cash and prizes. Named for NEA Jazz Master, educator and …

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Use the new #MYHuntington hashtag

Marshall University and the City of Huntington have started using a new social media hashtag— #MYHuntington—to highlight all the great things that happen in Huntington. Please feel free to use the hashtag if you are active on social media yourself.

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Marshall Sustainability Department hosting Earth Day celebration today

Marshall University’s Sustainability Department is hosting its annual Earth Day celebration today (Wednesday, April 18) to promote sustainable living practices and to educate Marshall students and the public about local programs and activities to protect the Earth. The event will go on from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 18 at the Memorial Student Center Plaza on Marshall’s Huntington campus, …

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Marshall to host annual state bioscience meeting tomorrow

Marshall University will host the Eighth Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit this Thursday, April 19. The program will begin at 10 a.m. at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall located on 5th Avenue on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Sponsored by the Bioscience Association of West Virginia, the daylong program will bring the region’s biotechnology company officials, researchers, service providers, policy makers, …

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Marshall, BB&T to host Business and Economics Research Symposium at Clay Center tomorrow

The Lewis College of Business and BB&T will host the inaugural Business and Economics Research Symposium 5 p.m., Thursday, April 19 at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston. The purpose of the symposium is to enhance student learning, improve business practices and to promote economic development in West Virginia, according to Bob Simpson, …

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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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Scholarship donors, recipients honored at annual brunch

Marshall University donors and current recipients of privately funded scholarships were honored Saturday at a Scholarship Honor Brunch in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room on the Huntington campus. The event is an annual observance at which donors and the scholarship recipients who benefit from their generosity are able to meet. Mary Bunten, 22, a scholarship recipient and biotechnology major from Huntington, addressed the …

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Marshall Sports Medicine Institute partners with West Virginia Futbol Club to provide athletic training services to youth athletes

The Marshall Sports Medicine Institute (MSMI) has announced a new partnership with the West Virginia Futbol Club (WVFC), a youth travel soccer club, that will provide sports medicine services to its more than 400 players. “As the largest and most successful travel soccer club in West Virginia, WVFC is committed to providing its players the best and most comprehensive services …

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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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Marshall’s Opera Workshop to perform at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church

Marshall University’s Opera Workshop will present Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, 1135 5th Avenue, Huntington. This fully staged production will be performed under the musical direction of Dr. David Castleberry and Dr. Alexander Lee, and Lee’s stage direction. It will feature harpsichordist Mike Campbell and a cast that …

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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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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson, director of direct services for the West Virginia Autism Training Center, recently co-authored “Essential Self-Advocacy and Transition,” with colleagues Valerie Paradize, Susan Kelso, and Alexander Earl. Published in the April 2018 issue of Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the article details the importance of self-awareness and self-advocacy skills in the transition to adulthood …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Ian Levstein

Ian Levstein, computer operations manager at the Forensic Science Center (FSC), successfully defended his doctoral capstone project at Morehead State University  April 9 to earn a doctorate in education. He created a markerless augmented reality application to aid crime scene investigation training for forensic science students. He received an M.S. in Technology Management from Marshall and has worked at the …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 25, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018.

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