The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      May 8, 2019

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Marshall commencement ceremonies planned for Saturday

Marshall will mark its 182nd commencement with two separate ceremonies Saturday, May 11, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Convention Center. Although the university has hosted two separate ceremonies in the past, this year’s events are organized differently and include degree conferral for all levels of education at two separate ceremonies as follows: 9 a.m.- Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral …

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Marshall to mark research success with campus celebration today

Marshall University will celebrate its climb in the prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education listing with an event next week featuring music, refreshments and university mascot Marco. As part of the program, Marshall officials also will unveil a plaque to commemorate the new research designation. The celebration will be held Wednesday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in the …

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School of Medicine opens new medical student wellness center

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine dedicated the Linda S. Holmes Student Wellness Center at 1321 Hal Greer Blvd. in Huntington last week. The 4,200-square-foot center, located just across Hal Greer Blvd. from the Marshall University Medical Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital, features five study rooms, group meeting space and a large gathering room. The center also houses the …

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There's still time to provide input - deadline is May 15

Please take part in this survey of Marshall University students, faculty and staff regarding their use of bicycles. The survey is being conducted by Edward Tucker Architects of Huntington in order to help develop a  MU Bicycle Plan that seeks to connect all of the university’s sites in Huntington. The results of this survey are for in-house use and it …

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Industry 4.0 Seminar Series Continues with Robotics: The Evolution of Automation

The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) next installment in its series of Industry 4.0 seminars on technology in today’s industrial sector brings in speakers who can offer solutions to these workforce challenges. Robotics: The Evolution of Automation takes place Wednesday, May 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at RCBI’s Huntington location at 1050 Fourth Avenue. Speaking at the seminar …

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School of Medicine selects Winston as April Resident of the Month

Emelia Winston, D.O., has been named Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for April, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. Winston is completing her third year of the four-year obstetrics and gynecology residency at Marshall. She was nominated for Resident of the Month by her fellow …

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Marshall announces 33rd class of Yeager Scholars

The Yeager Scholars program, the top merit-based scholarship at Marshall University, has announced its 33rd class, members of which will begin classes this fall. Class members, in alphabetical order, are: Sydney Adkins, from Barboursville, West Virginia, who will major in environmental science. She attends Cabell Midland High School. Brooke Burns, from Danville, West Virginia, who will major in geology. She …

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School of Medicine inducts new medical honor society members

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine inducted 11 medical students, three residents and two faculty members into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society on Tuesday, April 30, at the Touma Medical Museum. New inductees include third-year medical students Dalton Border, Seth Deskins, Andrea Hart, Gregory Hill, Preeya Shah and Joseph Simmons and fourth-year students Neil Blanchard, Brett Floyd, …

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Registration continues for Healthy Herd Youth Camps

The Marshall Rec Center is once again offering Healthy Herd Youth Camps this summer! These weekly camps, packed full of swimming, games and rock climbing, are the perfect way to keep your child active in the summer months. The camps run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The standard rate for camp (after May 6) is $125 for members and $150 …

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Free hernia screenings available at Marshall Surgery

Marshall Surgery is offering free hernia screenings Friday, May 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at its office in the Marshall University Medical Center located at 1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntington. Hernias develop in the abdominal, groin and chest area. Symptoms range from a bulge, swelling, sense of feeling full to heartburn, indigestion and difficulty swallowing. The most common types …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Scott Davis

Dr. D. Scott Davis, professor and chair of the School of Physical Therapy, was recently elected as the president-elect of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association (WVPTA). He will assumes the office of president in April 2020.  The WVPTA is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  Davis has served two terms as the vice president of the …

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Staff Achievement: Dr. Ian Levstein

Dr. Ian Levstein, computer operations manager at the Forensic Science Center, is the lead author of a co-authored book chapter with Dr. L. J. Justice of Morehead State University. The chapter, based on Dr. Levstein’s doctoral research, is titled “CSI4FS – a Markerless Augmented Reality Game – a Novel Approach to Crime Scene Investigation Training.” It has been selected for …

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Marshall Dentistry offers teeth whitening discount for employees

Marshall Dentistry and Oral Surgery is offering 30% off its in-chair whitening services for Marshall Health, Marshall University and Cabell Huntington Hospital employees now through Aug. 31, 2019. Tooth discoloration or staining can be caused by food and drink, bad habits, medications, genetics, advancing age and/or trauma. Professional whitening is a fast, easy way to enhance your smile. Our dental team …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 15, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019.

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