The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      June 13, 2018

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Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia to host national SBIR tour

The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia (Alliance) is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Marshall University's Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), the West Virginia Small Business Development Center and others to welcome the National SBIR Road Tour to Huntington on June 21, giving small business owners and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest federal seed fund, which awards …

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Special Collections, Morrow Stacks to be closed Friday

Marshall University Special Collections and the Morrow stacks will be closed Friday, June 15.

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Host family sought for assistant Japanese teacher at Cabell Mideland

Meagan Joseph is a graduate of Marshall University and now a teacher of Japanese at Cabell Midland High School. She received a grant from the J-LEAP program to provide a native Japanese speaker for her classroom. As you will read, she is hoping to find a host family who will allow Shino Ueo to live with them while she is …

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Reminder: Smith Hall garage and nearby buildings

The Smith Hall parking garage chilled water loop has a leak and the garage will be closed for repairs until Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The air conditioning for the  Smith complex (Smith Hall, Smith Communications and Smith Music) and Morrow Library may be affected during this repair.

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Sammons to serve on National White Collar Crime Center Cybercrime Advisory Board

John Sammons has been invited to serve on the National White Collar Crime Center Cybercrime Advisory Board. The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) established this advisory board to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of its cyber-related programs and partnerships. Its members are top-level representatives of state and local law enforcement and private sector corporations. The group assists NW3C in …

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Proposals being accepted for the Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion

Proposals for the 2018 Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion are being accepted. The conference will be held Friday, Sept. 28, at Marshall University and is being chaired by Mountwest Community and Technical College. The 2018 conference theme is Intersectionality: Celebrating the Difference Among Us. All workshops should be centered on the overarching theme of diversity and inclusion. Information on …

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School of Physical Therapy to welcome Dr. Laura Stephens

The Marshall University School of Physical Therapy will welcome Dr. Laura Stephens PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS, to the faculty starting July 2.  Stephens, a board-certified neurologic physical therapist, has been named an assistant professor in the school. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from West Virginia University …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Jess Morrissette

Dr. Jess Morrissette's  research has been featured in the July 2018 issue of Game Informer, a video game magazine with an international circulation of over 6 million readers. The article is titled “The Virtual Soda Machine Collector,” and it’s in reference to his ongoing research on the digital soda machines that appear in video games. The research is tied to …

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RCBI coding camp offers students hands-on experience

Students from across the region will learn in-demand computer coding skills June 25-29 during Python Coding for Kids Camp at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington. Middle and high school students will explore Python coding – the same powerful language behind websites such as YouTube and Dropbox – as they create games and solve puzzles under the guidance …

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Foundation establishes Charles L. and Shirley E. Roberts Scholarship

The Charles L. and Shirley E. Roberts Scholarship has been established by the Marshall University Foundation Inc. to benefit a West Virginia student involved with a faith-based/ religious student organization who plans to study in the Lewis College of Business. Preference will also be given to graduates of Hundred High School and Cabell Midland High School. The late Charles “Charlie” …

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Soccer day camp coming up July 23-27

The Marshall Women’s soccer team will be hosting a Kid’s Day Camp from July 23-27. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-12 and costs $125.00 for the five days. This camp is designed for kids to learn the basics of the game, while having fun in the sun with Herd women’s soccer coaches and players. Campers will be …

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Advisor wanted!

The new student organization, Huntington Advocators, needs a faculty or staff advisor. The mission of Huntington Advocators is to enhance life in Huntington, and members will be given opportunities to help better the city through community service and supporting small businesses. Huntington Advocators will also be a friendly environment to get students exploring the town in a new way. We …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed June 20, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018.

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