The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  March 20, 2019

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President challenges faculty/staff to participate in Family Campaign

Our Marshall Rises Family Campaign is well underway and I am happy to let you know about the results to date. Since our kick-off on February 4, we have received new or continued commitments from over 450 employees within our university community. This is a great contribution from our Marshall family; however, I would love to see more participants become active in …

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School of Medicine announces 2019 Match Day results

Sixty-two medical students from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine found out Friday during the annual Match Day event where they will train for the next three to seven years. Coordinated by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), the main residency match process uses a complicated algorithm that pairs the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs, …

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Musical theatre performer Kaitlyn Davis to give concert, master class at Marshall

The School of Music will present a concert and a master class with performer Kaitlyn Davis. Davis is a New York-based soprano who played the part of Christine Daaé in the North American tour of “Phantom of the Opera,” winning the Emerging Talent Award from the Kurt Weill Foundation’s 2016 Lotte Lenya Competition. She will present a solo recital at …

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School of Medicine names new chair of ophthalmology department

Following a national search,  the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has selected James W. Gigantelli, M.D., as professor and chair of its Department of Ophthalmology. Gigantelli comes to Marshall from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. While at Nebraska, he served as professor, assistant dean of governmental affairs and interim chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual …

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Guitarist Ryan Book to perform at Marshall

The School of Music will present a guitar recital with guest artist Dr. Ryan Book at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Jomie Jazz Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The recital is free and open to all. Book’s talent in music is celebrated for tone, lyricism and his thoughtful musical interpretations. A sought-after performer, teacher and collaborator, he turned …

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Marshall Rec Center March membership promotion underway

The Marshall Rec Center is offering a March membership promotion in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Day. The “ShamRec’d” promotion will be valid from through March 21 to purchase the membership. This deal is for current/existing members or new members. Members taking advantage of this promotion will receive 20% off with an annual membership purchase and their membership will remain active …

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School of Medicine names Rahman Barry, M.D., March Resident of the Month

Rahman Barry, M.D., has been named Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for March, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. Barry is completing his fifth and final year of the surgery residency at Marshall. He was nominated by multiple nursing, residents and attendings for his teaching …

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour coming to Huntington April 2

Student Activities will present the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour as it returns to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m.. Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, …

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Craft beverage summit on tap for April 8 in South Charleston

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will sponsor “Craft: A Farm to Bottle Summit” April 8 in South Charleston to gather a variety of statewide business interests to support growth in the emerging craft beverage economy – from soda and teas to beer, wine and spirits. Participants will explore ways that craft products can engage various interests in agriculture, hospitality …

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Alumni Association to host 82nd Alumni Awards Banquet April 13

Marshall University and the Marshall University Alumni Association (MUAA) will host the 82nd annual Alumni Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Don Morris Room on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The banquet recognizes outstanding alumni, university supporters and students during an evening of celebration and reverence for the great things being accomplished by the Marshall University alumni community. …

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Marshall announces newest class for accelerated B.S./M.D. program

High school seniors usually don’t know exactly what they want to do for the next seven years, but 10 West Virginia students have already committed to becoming doctors. Marshall University and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced today the newest class members of its accelerated B.S./M.D. program, established in 2015 to create an accelerated pathway for high-performing West …

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Marshall University honor society for pharmacy students gains new members

Seventeen Marshall University School of Pharmacy students joined the Rho Chi Society last night during an induction ceremony at the home of the school’s dean, Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D. The following students, who represent the top 20% of their classes in academics, received a pin and certificate during the initiation: Class of 2020 Mark Jennings Corey McPherson Michaela Meakin Nicha Rankin …

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Son honors mother through the establishment of the Elinor J. Bare ROTC Scholarship

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William Terry Bare recently established the Elinor J. Bare ROTC Scholarship for a full-time undergraduate student entering into the Marshall University Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. Bare, a 1980 graduate from South Charleston, West Virginia, said this scholarship honors the memory of his mother - a woman whose son's life was changed for the …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 27, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019.

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