The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  April 10, 2019

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Board of Governors approves tuition and fees schedule for next academic year

The Marshall Board of Governors today approved a new tuition and fees schedule for the 2019-2020 academic year. Beginning with the fall semester, undergraduate tuition and fees will increase 3.5%, which equals an increase of $142 per semester for undergraduate West Virginia residents, $245 per semester for undergraduate metro students who live in the border counties* of Kentucky and Ohio, …

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Marshall Medical Outreach plans visit to Charleston Saturday

Marshall Medical Outreach (MMO), a student-created and student-run initiative established at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in 2011 to deliver medical care for those who don’t have it, will visit Charleston’s West Side for a special clinic later this month. The event will be Saturday, April 13, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Grace Bible Church …

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Marshall’s WV-TIME 4K hires project and treatment coordinators through Department of Justice grant

Andrea Roy (left) and Robin Looney have joined the WV-TIME 4-K (West Virginia – Trauma Informed Mindfulness Engagement for Kids) team at Marshall.  WV-TIME 4K was funded through the Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime to provide resources for the youngest survivors of the opioid epidemic. Roy will serve as project coordinator for the DOJ grant-funded project. She …

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Art students presenting capstone exhibitions this month

The graduating students of the School of Art and Design will present capstone exhibitions throughout April in the Carroll Art Gallery of the Visual Arts Center at 927 3rd Ave. “A capstone exhibition celebrates the culmination of an art student’s undergraduate career,” said Jamie Platt, gallery director/facilities coordinator for the School of Art and Design. The exhibitions will be displayed …

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Longtime faculty member, physician establishes School of Medicine scholarship

After devoting more than a 25-year career to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, alumna and longtime faculty member Gretchen E. Oley, M.D., and her husband, Stephen, have established an endowed scholarship to help future medical students follow their dreams. Gretchen Oley graduated from Penn State University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and earned her Master …

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Marshall social work partners with VA Medical Center and WV Agriculture for pilot program

Marshall’s Department of Social Work has partnered with the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to provide a behavioral health workshop for the Veterans Affairs Farming and Recovery Mental Health Services (VA FARMS) pilot program.

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Military history expert and Marshall alumna to give 2019 Charles Hill Moffat Lecture

Marshall University will present the 2019 Charles Hill Moffat Lecture this week, featuring Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, the Lance Corporal Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society in Twentieth-Century America at Texas Christian University. She will speak at 3 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Room 134 of Harris Hall. Vuic is a 1999 Marshall graduate, having earned a …

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Trombone Ensemble to perform concert April 12

The Marshall University Trombone Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Smith Recital Hall. The 15-member group is under the direction of Dr. Michael Stroeher, professor of trombone, and Thomas Cavender, graduate assistant. They will perform classical and modern compositions as well as popular music and movie themes. The concert is free and open to …

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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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West Virginia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages group to meet at Marshall

The annual spring conference of the West Virginia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is being hosted by INTO-Marshall University on the Huntington campus and will be held on Saturday, April 13, with a preconference workshop held on Friday, April 12. This year’s conference theme is “Literacy, Languages, & Literature: TESOL Instruction & Research for All Learners.” For …

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Phi Kappa Phi students win graduate fellowships

Three members of the Marshall chapter of Phi Kappa Phi are receiving financial help toward their graduate education. Jackie Stevens, a psychology student; Haley Blake, a biology student; and Aaron Roberts, a biochemistry student, will receive $500 fellowships to help them continue their education into graduate school. They were chosen for the awards based on previous academic achievement, service and …

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School of Pharmacy receives annual Walgreens grant to support diversity

The School of Pharmacy has received a $12,000 grant from Walgreens as part of the company’s national effort to increase diversity among professional student programs. “Fostering diversity and inclusion is essential to providing students with experiences that help them understand, appreciate and embrace the differences in their patients,” said Gayle A. Brazeau, Ph.D., dean of the school of pharmacy. For the past …

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MU Jazz Ensemble I to perform spring concert

The Marshall University Jazz Ensemble I will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The concert follows a successful spring tour, which featured the Season 6 winner of America’s Got Talent, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., as a special guest artist. For this concert, the ensemble will include tunes it …

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School of Medicine signs multi-year partnership with American Medical Student Association

Physicians are facing declining career satisfaction and rampant rates of professional burnout. The best time to start preparing physicians for a successful and rewarding career is during medical school. Students can get a head start on developing the knowledge and skills that will allow them to better manage their own careers, and to face the challenges of providing outstanding care …

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Marshall students win American Advertising Federation awards

Marshall University students swept the top awards for student advertising work at the West Virginia Chapter of the American Advertising Federation’s 2018 Annual Advertising Awards Gala, held recently in Cross Lanes. They secured the gold award for the rebranding of a small business and the silver award for a small business promotion campaign. The team members were part of Chris …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 17, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019.

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