The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  April 3, 2019

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Unity Month kicks off Friday, April 5

Dear Marshall students, faculty, and staff, In the spirit of the Marshall University Creed, Unity Month events strive to promote an open, pluralistic, and socially conscious community. Sponsored by the President’s Commission on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, our celebration of Unity Month kicks off this Friday, April 5, with a full schedule of programs. I encourage you to visit the …

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Message from Human Resources: Open Enrollment for PEIA is underway

Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2020 is taking place from April 2-May 15, 2019. During this time, you may make changes to your health plan, add, drop or change coverage for yourself and your dependents without a qualifying event, and make changes to your Mountaineer Flexible Benefits, if applicable. Policyholders will receive a Shopper’s Guide in the mail that provides information you …

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Annual Brain Expo helps children explore brain function with fun activities

About 800 elementary school children will visit  the Memorial Student Center Thursday, April 4, to learn about the brain and nervous system through activities and games. This is the 11th annual Brain Expo to be held at Marshall. This year’s event features 26 interactive stations where children explore various parts of their nervous system. They also learn how the brain …

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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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Marshall to present lecture on Confederate economic ideology and its continued presence in American politics

Marshall University’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series will continue its Spring 2019 series with a presentation by Dr. Heather Cox Richardson at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on Huntington’s campus. Richardson’s lecture has the same title as her newest book, scheduled to be published by Oxford University Press in 2019: “How the South Won the …

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Marshall’s Empty Bowls fundraiser set for April 12

The College of Arts and Media joins local nonprofits and volunteers to host its 16th Annual Empty Bowls fundraising event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at First Presbyterian Church, 1015 5th Ave. Community members are invited to the church to purchase bowls created by Marshall University art students and other local volunteers. Bowls will be sold …

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Marshall, West Virginia Science Adventures to host 3rd Annual Easter Science Blitz

The College of Science and West Virginia Science Adventures will host the 3rd Annual Easter Science Blitz from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Science Building on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a science-themed Easter Egg hunt at 1 p.m. on Buskirk Field, followed immediately by 25 …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Tammy Johnson

Dr. Tammy Johnson, dean of admissions and executive director of enrollment services at Marshall, has been named to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Leaders in Enrollment Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Curriculum Work Group. The LEAD initiative, launched at the 2018 Strategic Enrollment Management Conference, will take a multi-pronged approach to identifying and preparing a diverse group …

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RCBI event to connect manufacturers with aerospace industry

As part of its RCBI AERO operation, the Robert C. Byrd Institute will sponsor a free seminar, “Doing Business with the Aerospace Industry,” Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at its Huntington Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (1050 Fourth Avenue). Manufacturers interested in becoming aerospace suppliers and those who would like to expand operations are encouraged to attend the …

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Seasoned neurologist and neuropsychologist join Marshall Health

Neurologist J. Ivan Lopez, M.D., and neuropsychologist Steven P. Brown, Psy.D., ABPP, join the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital, bringing more than 50 years of combined experience to the department of neurology. Lopez, a board-certified neurologist, has been named professor in the department of neurology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He …

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Student research showcased at Health Science Research Day

More than 100 students and post-doctoral, residents and fellows participated in the 31st Annual Marshall University Health Science Research Day Friday, March 22, at the Marshall University Medical Center. Organized and sponsored by the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the Health Science Research Day also partners with the School of Pharmacy and the College of Health Professions to highlight …

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WMUL students win National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho awards

Students from Marshall's public radio station, WMUL-FM, received five first place awards and 13 honorable mention awards during the National Broadcasting Society/ Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS/AERho) 28th Annual National Student Audio/Video Scriptwriting and 56th Annual Audio/Video Production Awards Competition ceremony, held March 9 near Philadelphia. Marshall’s students competed with others from colleges throughout the United States. “No other school won …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 10, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019.

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