The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  March 6, 2019

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Marshall announces spring commencement speaker

Marshall University will welcome two-time graduate and public relations senior executive Susan Hellems Lavenski as its keynote commencement speaker for graduation ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Lavenski, a native of Lewisburg who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and again with a master’s in political science, is chief executive officer and owner …

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Plans to explore aviation degree options take off

Marshall and Southern Utah University (SUU) have signed a memorandum of agreement to cooperate in exploring options to jointly offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in aviation to teach students to fly helicopters. The two universities will work to develop a possible curriculum that could be delivered at Marshall’s South Charleston campus and at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia. The …

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Master’s program in social work receives accreditation

Marshall’s Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program has been granted accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the national association representing social work education in the United States. The accreditation status covers all graduates of the Marshall University M.S.W. program from 2016 to the present, according to Dr. Peggy Harman, director of the program. "We are thrilled with …

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Jack Smith selected for SGCI Science Ambassadors program

Dr. Jack Smith, a senior research staff member of the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS), has been selected by the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) as one of five Science Ambassadors for 2019. The Science Ambassadors program supports travel for the purposes of gateway research. Smith is also the cyberinfrastructure coordinator for West Virginia Science and Research, …

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Marshall to present ‘Body Shots XII: Hell Hath No Fury’ tomorrow

Several programs from Marshall University’s College of Liberal Arts and the university’s Women’s Center will present “Body Shots XII: Hell Hath No Fury,” a multimedia performance that celebrates the bold, emotional words and actions taken by women and others attempting to challenge a status quo that has harmed, dismissed, disempowered or scorned them. The program will be presented at 7 …

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Two-day Comic Con Game Jam event to take place this weekend

Marshall’s MU Game Guild and Digital Humanities program invite gamers to its Comic Con Game Jam, planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, in Room 1104 of the Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Those who like to program, design characters or background art, compose music, mix sound effects or write …

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Marshall to host award-winning author, speaking about horror writer Shirley Jackson

The Women’s Studies program and College of Liberal Arts will present Ruth Franklin, speaking on “Beyond ‘The Lottery’: Writing the Life of Shirley Jackson” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. The lecture will take place in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Franklin wrote the award-winning and critically acclaimed 2016 biography, Shirley Jackson: A …

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Dance Company to present spring concert

Marshall University Dance will perform its second annual Spring Dance Concert, “Innovate, Collaborate, Celebrate” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. The performance is presented by the Marshall University School of Theatre and Marshall University Auditoria, and is free and open to the public. The Marshall University Dance Theatre, MU’s performance dance company, is made …

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Retiring Marshall faculty members Muellerleile, Van Kirk to serve as panelists for ‘Herd in Town’ discussion

The College of Liberal Arts will host a “Herd in Town” panel discussion with retiring faculty members Dr. Paige Muellerleile and John Van Kirk at 6 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Fat Patty’s, 1935 3rd Ave. Muellerleile is a professor in the Department of Psychology, specializing in social psychology with a focus as a gender and health care statistician. She …

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School Psychology department presents work at national convention

School Psychology faculty, current students and alumni from Marshall presented two papers and five posters at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Topics presented at the weeklong conference included disproportionality in special education, peer tutoring to improve social skills, diagnosis of intellectual disabilities using adaptive behavior, predictive validity of a reading program, establishment of reliability …

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Group seeks faculty or staff advisor

Young Americans for Liberty is in need of a faculty advisor to help oversee organized meetings and leadership changes as necessary. The position does not require much effort, and is more of a supervising role. The purpose of Young Americans for Liberty is to promote and educate the students of Marshall University to the ideas of liberty, peace, the Constitution …

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Telemedicine services for high risk pregnancies available at Marshall Health

High-risk pregnancy patients now have access to Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology’s maternal-fetal medicine specialists close to home, thanks to the power of technology. Using a real-time video conference in the office of the patient’s local physician, pregnant patients throughout West Virginia are able to interact with board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists David Chaffin, M.D., FACOG, and Kelly Cummings, M.D., FACOG. Similar …

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Marshall football tickets go on sale; discounts and payroll deduction available to faculty/staff

The 2019 Marshall Football season is quickly approaching! The Herd went 9-4 last season with a big win over the USF Bulls in the Gasparilla Bowl and they’re looking to win another conference championship in 2019. Season tickets for all seven (7) home games are on sale now. All Marshall staff and faculty will be able to purchase tickets at …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 13, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019.

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