The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       May 9, 2018

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Taylor named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs

President Gilbert has announced that Dr. Jaime (pronounced “Hi-meh”) R. Taylor, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Austin Peay State University, has been named Marshall’s next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Taylor will replace Dr. Gayle L. Ormiston, who has announced he will step down at the end of the current academic …

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Marshall, Nu Jazz Agency to host International Jazz Festival June 19-23

Marshall University, in partnership with the Nu Jazz Agency, will host the inaugural Huntington International Jazz Festival (huntingtonjazzfest.org) June 19-23 in Huntington, in conjunction with the Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition June 22-23 on the Huntington campus. The Jazz Piano Competition is among the largest competitions of its type in the world, and will be a triennial event in Huntington …

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Football season tickets available for faculty/staff at special rate, with payroll deduction

Marshall's Department of Athletics is making football season tickets available for faculty and staff at special rates, and with payroll deduction available for six paychecks over the period of July 20 through Oct. 18. Take a look at the schedule to see what's in store for the Herd at www.herdzone.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/mars-m-footbl-sched.html. A map of the seat locations is available at  www.marshall.edu/wamnewsletter/files/2018FootballSeasonTicketStaffPricingMap.pdf,  and …

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Marshall holds annual ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Ten Marshall University students were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the university’s annual ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Friday, May 4, at the Heritage Station Courtyard. Since 1951, Marshall’s commissioning ceremony has served as the culmination of years of study and effort resulting in a cadet becoming a commissioned officer, according to Kelli Brewer, ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer. …

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Lewis College of Business honors faculty and staff at annual awards banquet

Three faculty members and a staff member from the Marshall University Lewis College of Business have been honored by the college’s Faculty Awards Committee and Advisory Board for their teaching, research, service and outstanding performance. The 2018 awardees are: Dr. Marc Sollosy, associate professor of management, who received the Robert Bruce Hayes Award for Excellence in Teaching; Dr. Mohammad Karim, …

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School of Medicine names Yazan Numan, M.D., May Resident of the Month

Yazan Numan, M.D., has been selected as the May Resident of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Numan is completing the second year of a three-year internal medicine residency. “Dr. Numan has a unique ability to lift up the spirits of the whole team, including …

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RCBI broadens scope of 3D printing camps

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is expanding its popular 3D printing camps to include additional methods of making for middle and high school students. “Our enhanced camps this summer offer a fresh approach to making while continuing to focus on STEM activities that develop an array of thinking skills and abilities that are relevant to campers now – and …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Sasha Zill

Dr. Sasha Zill, professor of biomedical sciences, presented the research of his group (students Christian Harris, Sumaiya Chaudhry) as an invited participant and discussion chair to a conference sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at its Janelia campus in Ashburn, Virginia April 23.  The conference brought together an international group of neuroscientists and neurogeneticists to discuss recent advances in …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Nega Debela

Dr. Nega Debela, professor of curriculum and instruction, has presented a paper at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. The paper, titled "Beyond Scientism: Some Applications of Scientific Notions in Education," has also been published in the proceedings: http://hiceducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/EDU2018.pdf In April, he also discussed with Ohio State University students how his experience and education in five countries, earning five degrees, …

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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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WMUL-FM wins Associated Press Broadcasters awards

Students from Marshall University's public radio station, WMUL-FM, received two first-place awards and two second-place awards in the metropolitan classification during the fifth annual “The Virginias” Associated Press Broadcasters awards ceremony April 21 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. For the first time, the university’s radio station competed in the Radio I/Metropolitan Division with the major commercial …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 16, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018.

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