The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       May 16, 2018

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Marshall community remembers former President Hayes

Members of the Marshall community are remembering Dr. Robert B. Hayes, president of the university from 1974 to 1983, who died May 11.   “Bob Hayes was one of our institution’s truly great presidents in the modern era. During his tenure, he transformed Marshall University by securing support to start the school of medicine. I had the good fortune of …

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Staff Recognition Luncheon coming up next Wednesday

Marshall University’s 34th annual Staff Recognition Luncheon will take place Wednesday, May 23, from noon to 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 the list of university staff members who …

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School of Respiratory Care receives distinguished RRT credentialing success

For the third consecutive year, the St. Mary’s/Marshall University cooperative respiratory care program received the Distinguished RRT (registered respiratory therapist) Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The award is presented as part of CoARC’s continued efforts to value the RRT credential as a standard of professional achievement. With a focus on program effectiveness, the CoARC views …

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Foundation creates John H. Houvouras Scholarship

Publisher and Marshall alumnus Jack Houvouras has established an undergraduate scholarship at the university. The John H. Houvouras Scholarship for Journalism was designed to assist aspiring journalists from West Virginia. Houvouras is a 1988 graduate of Marshall and former editor of the student newspaper, The Parthenon. In 1989 he founded H.Q. Publishing Co. and released his first magazine –Huntington Quarterly. …

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H.E.L.P. Program offering ACT test preparation

The Marshall University H.E.L.P. Program offers test preparation courses for the ACT. Class sessions cover basic test-taking strategies for the areas of reading comprehension, English, mathematics, and science. Where: Myers Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus (520 18th Street, Huntington, WV 25703). Cost: $350 per student.  There is a $50 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Required materials: Students need to purchase The Princeton Review, …

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West Virginia Office of Energy conference on alternative energy sources coming up June 5

“Energy Transitions for Green Growth,” a conference by the West Virginia Office of Energy, will take place Tuesday, June 5, in Flatwoods, West Virginia. This conference will showcase the initiatives of West Virginia organizations and companies who are exploring and implementing alternative energy sources in order to meet energy needs in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. The conference will provide …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Scott Davis

Dr. Scott Davis, professor and chair of the School of Physical Therapy, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).  This council is composed of 218 member institutions that offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. ACAPT is dedicated to fostering excellence and innovation in Physical Therapy education.  Davis …

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Faculty/Staff Achievements: Dr. Tina Cartwright

Dr. Tina Cartwright, (Curriculum, Instruction, & Foundations), has achieved the following: Published an article in the International Journal of Science: Cartwright, T. & Hallar, B. (2018). Taking risks with a growth mindset: Long-term influence of an elementary preservice after-school science practicum. International Journal of Science Education, 40(3), 348-370. Presented at the international conference in Dublin, Ireland for the European Science …

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Marshall Computer Science assists with state academic calendar

The Weisberg Division of Computer Science in the College of Information Technology and Engineering has provided assistance to the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) to shorten the school calendar submission and approval process. The academic calendar project was part of the Faculty Mentored Internship Program (FMIP), designed by Marshall’s Weisberg Division of Computer Science and the WVDE, with the …

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School of Pharmacy student receives national recognition

Brentney Fields, a rising fourth-year student at the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, has been recognized with two academic scholarships from two different organizations honoring her scholastic achievement. Fields was presented with a Student Scholarship Award from the West Virginia Society of Health System Pharmacists during their meeting last month in Charleston. She also was named a recipient of a …

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Undergraduate students selected for research fellowships

Ten Marshall University undergraduate students have been selected to receive the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Fellowships as part of a program that aims to enhance the intellectual infrastructure of the state by supporting students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research. The SURE fellowship program has been conducted at Marshall since 2005 and is funded through the …

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Marshall student receives SMART Scholarship

Alex Canfield, a Marshall University sophomore, has received a National Defense Education Program SMART Scholarship. As part of the program, he will participate in a summer internship at a Department of Defense facility and receive civilian job placement after graduation with the Department of Defense. A computer science major and Yeager Scholar, Canfield is active in research, community service and …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 23, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018.

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