The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       May 2, 2018

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Marshall to conduct commencement ceremonies Saturday

More than 1700 students will graduate from Marshall Saturday, May 5. Most will be recognized in a pair of commencement ceremonies that day at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Convention Center in downtown Huntington. For the sixth consecutive year, Marshall will conduct two commencement ceremonies on the same day. The 9 a.m. ceremony is for bachelor’s and associate degree …

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Monthly Open House canceled for this afternoon

There will not be a Monthly Open House this afternoon, Wednesday, May 2, in the Drinko Atrium. Watch We Are...Marshall for notifications of when the series will resume this fall.

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Marshall to hold open house for community to see pharmacy facility and housing plans

Marshall will hold a community open house this evening for Huntington residents, university students, faculty and staff, and anyone else interested in learning about its plans to build a pharmacy school facility and graduate student housing near the health sciences campus in the Fairfield neighborhood. The open house will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the A. …

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Jarvis, Johnson, Archer receive university’s inaugural Diversity Awards

The President’s Commission on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion has presented three awards to members of the Marshall family who have demonstrated a commitment to cultivating an inclusive campus environment.

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Board of Governors approves operating budget, salary increases

The Board of Governors approved the university’s operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 at their meeting last week. The $302 million budget includes a three percent, across-the-board salary increase for faculty and staff, effective July 7. Mark Robinson, senior vice president for finance/chief financial officer, presented the university’s proposed budget to the board, saying it includes …

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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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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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Marshall’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society awards student fellowships

Marshall University’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, has announced the recipients of two student fellowships for 2017-18. Recipients of these awards include: Sonia Chandi, 22, of Toronto, Canada. Chandi is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and plans to attend medical school in the fall. …

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Hollis, WMUL honored with regional Edward R. Murrow Award

Marshall journalism professor Dan Hollis and WMUL-FM were honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for the second year in a row by the Radio Television Digital News Association. The Murrow Awards are the embodiment of the values, principles and standards set forth by Edward R. Murrow, a journalism pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of …

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Faculty / Staff Achievement: Dr. Elizabeth Niese

Dr. Elizabeth Niese, associate professor of mathematics, has received a highly competitive grant to conduct collaborative research at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in June 2018.  The grant will fund a two-week residency for her and collaborators Dr. Zajj Daugherty (CUNY), Dr. Angela Hicks (Lehigh), and Dr. Sarah Mason (Wake Forest) as part of the MSRI Summer Research for …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Brian Kinghorn

Dr. Brian Kinghorn, assistant professor of curriculum, instruction, and foundations in the College of Education and Professional Development, was interviewed by Brian Bascilico (one of Market Tech Post's "top marketers to follow in 2018") for his national marketing podcast "The Bacon Podcast." They discussed various aspects of the psychology of social media in episodes 353 and 355 (links below).  Kinghorn …

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Hailey Hughes receives Fulbright award

Hailey Hughes, a West Virginia native and Marshall University alumna, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Ireland in Creative Writing from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Hughes will study creative writing at University College Cork as part of a project to study creative nonfiction and create a trans-Atlantic storytelling …

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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 9, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018.

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