The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  March 27, 2019

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Notice of Benefit Deduction Holiday: Marshall University Employees only

Employees will receive three (3) pay checks in the month of March due to the biweekly pay conversion.  Please note that the third check on March 29 will be a deduction holiday.  The only deductions that will be taken are retirement, taxes, Huntington city user fee, garnishments, and loan repayments.  The net payment of this check should be larger than …

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Yeager Scholar accepted to present research on Supplemental Instruction research at biologists' conference

Megan Haffner, a senior biology (pre-med) student in the university’s Society of Yeager Scholars, has been accepted to present research on Supplemental Instruction (SI) at the 80th annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. Haffner will travel April 3-7 to Memphis, Tennessee, to present a poster on the positive correlation between student participation in optional SI sessions and academic performance. …

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Lifelong Learning Program to celebrate first year

Marshall’s Lifelong Learning Program, part of the university’s Center for Continuing Education, will celebrate its first anniversary at a reception Friday, March 29, on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The event will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center. The Lifelong Learning Program is designed for adults who would like to keep their …

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2019 Classified Staff Council General Election to take place in April

The Classified Staff Council will hold an election to choose council members for the 2019-2021 term. Staff Council is comprised of 25 members, with five members chosen from each of the five EEO groups. Classified staff will also elect the Staff Council Chair, representative to the Advisory Council for Classified Employees (ACCE) and the representative to the Institutional Board of …

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Technology survey available through March 31

Marshall University is once again collaborating with the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) to engage in the Annual Study of Students and Information Technology . Current undergraduate students and faculty members are invited to participate in the ECAR Technology Surveys. Marshall University is dedicated to improving student and faculty experiences with information technology in higher education. The results …

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Over 90 employers expected to attend spring Career Expo

The Office of Career Education (Career Services) will conduct their annual Spring Career Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room on the Huntington campus. The expo is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni.  Recruiters will be sharing information on part-time, full-time and internship positions. More than 90 employers …

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Lecture series by distinguished traveling lecturer Dr. Luis Orzoco set for April 3 and 4

The Department of Physics will host two public lectures by quantum physicist Dr. Luis Orozco April 3 and 4 at Marshall University on the Huntington campus. The lectures are co-sponsored by the American Physical Society.

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Young alumnus establishes School of Medicine scholarship

Shayne M. Gue, M.D., a Huntington native and 2015 graduate of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has established an endowed scholarship at the School of Medicine in honor of his grandparents, Garee and Mary Ransbottom. “They’ve played such an integral part of my entire medical education and in every aspect of my life,” Gue said. “This scholarship will go …

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New leadership elected in Student Government Association

Marshall University’s Student Government Association made history this week with the election of the university’s first-ever all-female ticket. Stephanie Rogner, a junior marketing major from Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Anna Williams, a sophomore communication studies major from Huntington, will step into their new roles as student body president and vice president when their terms begin later this spring. “It’s incredibly special …

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Hunter Barclay earns first place in Persuasive Speaking at international speech and debate tournament

Marshall senior Hunter Barclay placed first in the Persuasive Speaking segment of the International Forensics Association speech and debate tournament March 11-12 in Berlin, Germany. He also earned fourth place in Impromptu Speaking. The competition included about 150 contestants from throughout the world. Barclay, who serves as president of the Student Government Association, is an international affairs major with a …

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Next German Meet and Eat set for April 5

Interested in German Language and culture? This is a casual German conversation group open to students and residents which will typically take place the first Friday of every month at Bahnhof. There is no age limit or skill level necessary and all are welcome. The idea is to meet new people and have interesting conversations in German (or English). All …

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Jazz Spring 2019 Tour planned with special guest Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Marshall’s Jazz Ensemble I will go on a mini-tour with  “America’s Got Talent” Season 6 winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. April 4-6 throughout West Virginia. Under the direction of Jeff Wolfe, the ensemble and Murphy will present clinics at high schools and perform evening public concerts in Parkersburg, Beckley and Lewisburg. The 17-piece big band will kick off the tour with …

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Chamber Choir to celebrate Leonard Bernstein, Walt Whitman

The Marshall University Chamber Choir will join the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus in celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centenary and Walt Whitman’s bicentenary anniversaries in two upcoming performances. The choral groups will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 513 10th Street, Huntington. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. They will perform again …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Suzanne Holroyd

Suzanne Holroyd, M.D., professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recently elected to the American Psychopathological Association, the leading organization of psychiatric researchers. APA membership is determined by nomination and election based on the nominee's research career. Holroyd presented her research on "An Opioid and Benzodiazepine Epidemic in an Elderly Rural Population" at …

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Staff Achievement: Dr. Marc Ellison

Dr. Marc Ellison, executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center, was invited to participate in the first annual Summit for Designing Postsecondary Programs for Autistic Adults in Kansas, held last week in Wichita, Kansas. Along with colleague Dr. Brenda Smith Myles, Ellison spoke to representatives from several universities across the state about how to build campus-based support programs …

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Marshall to host Cyber Day for local high school students

Marshall is seeking local high school students interested in learning more about the world of cybercrime, digital forensics and cyber security. The university’s digital forensics and information assurance program will host its 10th annual “Cyber Day,” a one-day event, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, for local students in grades 9-12. The event is part of the …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 3, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019.

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