The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    April 25, 2018

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Award winners, retirees recognized in general faculty meeting

Awards of distinction were presented and retiring faculty recognized during Marshall University’s spring general faculty meeting Monday, April 23. The meeting included remarks from President Gilbert and Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Paige Muellerleile. Dr. Eldon Larsen (left), professor of engineering at Marshall University, received the university’s Dr. Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award winner for 2017-2018. Larsen will receive $5,000 through …

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Visits continue for provost finalists

Huntington campus visits are continuing for the four finalists identified in the search for Marshall's new provost. Dr. Jaime R. Taylor,  dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Austin Peay State University will visit Thursday, April 26, and Dr. James E. Hinterlong, advisor to the president for strategic initiatives at Virginia Commonwealth University, is scheduled for Friday, April …

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Inaugural Business and Economics Research Symposium celebrates student innovation

Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business and BB&T hosted 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. Twenty student projects were displayed which showcased innovative ideas related to improving business tactics and promoting economic development in West Virginia, according to Bob Simpson, …

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President Gilbert continues high school tours

President Jerome A. Gilbert continued his “The Rest of Your Life Begins at Marshall University” tour to high schools in West Virginia last week when he visited three high schools in Mercer County. The recruitment tour, which kicked off in late November, focuses on connecting the university directly with students at area high schools. Faculty and student leaders traveled with …

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Marshall to host Lavender Ceremony today for LGBTQ+ graduates

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ Office (LGBTQ+) will celebrate its first Lavender Graduation Ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Lavender ceremonies are conducted annually on various college campuses to honor graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students and their contributions to the university. “Lavender Graduation is …

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

Marshall 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 by …

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School of Physical Therapy to hold White Coat Ceremony April 27

The School of Physical Therapy will hold its 6th annual White Coat Ceremony and Presentation Day at the St. Mary’s Center for Education Friday, April 27. The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that marks the student's transition into a clinical environment, according to Program Director Dr. Scott Davis. The White Coat Ceremony will begin 2:30 p.m. April …

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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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Marshall presents Maier Awards for outstanding student work in classical studies, English

Marshall hosted the annual Maier Awards presentation Tuesday, April 24, at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on the Huntington campus. Students who have taken courses in classical studies and English were honored for their outstanding work in Latin and writing.

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Marshall announces new class for accelerated B.S./M.D. program

Marshall University and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has announced the members of the newest class of its accelerated B.S./M.D. program. The program was created for high-performing West Virginia students as an accelerated pathway for them to finish both degrees in seven years. “We’ve seen some great success with this program since it was started in 2015,” said …

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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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Marshall’s Sammons to speak at national cyber crime conference

John Sammons, the director of the digital forensics and information assurance program, has been invited to speak about vehicle forensics at the 7th Annual National Cyber Crime Conference, taking place this week in Norwood, Massachusetts. His presentation is titled “Vehicle Forensics: The Road Ahead.” In 2012, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office held its first National Cyber Crime Conference. The event …

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Prize awarded to Marshall music professor’s book on British composer

A book written by Dr. Vicki Stroeher, a professor of music history, was awarded the 2018 C. B. Oldman Prize. Stroeher's book, My Beloved Man, earned the recognition as “an outstanding work of music bibliography, music reference or music librarianship.” The prize was awarded by the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres  of the United Kingdom and …

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School of Medicine researcher receives award to fund undergraduate research positions

Nalini Santanam, Ph.D., MPH, FAHA, a professor in the department of biomedical sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has received a multi-year grant to fund undergraduate students to perform cardiovascular-related research at the school. The three-year, $60,000 award from the American Heart Association will fund five positions for undergraduate student internships.  In addition to the AHA funding, …

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Marshall to host 2018 NSA GenCyber Summer Camp July 8-13

Marshall’s College of Science will host an advanced  GenCyber Summer Camp July 8-13 on the Huntington campus. For the second year in a row, the university was chosen by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation to host the camp, which is free and open to high school students from throughout West Virginia and the region who are …

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Marshall Health announces May calendar of events

Marshall Health announces the following events scheduled for May 2018.   FREE SPORTS MEDICINE SCREENINGS Saturdays, May 5, 12 and 19, 8 to 10 a.m. Marshall Sports Medicine Institute 2211 Third Avenue, Huntington Experienced sports medicine physicians and staff from the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute provide free evaluations and assessments on orthopaedic conditions or injuries and advise on next steps. …

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WVCTSI hosting Team Science workshop on May 15

The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) will host the third installment of the seminar series highlighting team science Tuesday, May 15. During “Team Science: Facilitating Collaboration and Research,” Dr. Darshana Shah, professor and associate dean of faculty affairs and professional development at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, will instruct attendees on how to conduct more …

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Staff Recognition Luncheon set for May 23

Marshall University’s 34th annual Staff Recognition Luncheon will take place Wednesday, May 23, from noon until 2 p.m. in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.  In addition to the service awards, the Employee of the Year will be named at this time. The following is a tentative list of university staff members who …

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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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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 2, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018.

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