The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  February 3, 2016

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President Gilbert, senior management team continue monthly open houses today at 3 p.m.

President Gilbert, senior management team continue monthly open houses today at 3 p.m.

President Jerome Gilbert and members of the university’s senior management team will continue to host monthly open house meetings with members of the Marshall and Huntington communities. The open houses are held from 3 to 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in Old Main 213. The next open house will be today, Wednesday, Feb. 3. “President Gilbert …

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Series of events in February to honor life of Dr. Carter G. Woodson during Black History Month

Series of events in February to honor life of Dr. Carter G. Woodson during Black History Month

The life of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a former Huntington resident known as the “Father of African American history,” will be reintroduced to the Huntington and Marshall University communities in a series of events beginning Friday, Feb. 5, which will be proclaimed “Dr. Carter G. Woodson Day” by Mayor Steve Williams. Dr. Alan Gould, executive director of the John Deaver …

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Marshall Recreation Center to celebrate 7th anniversary tomorrow

The Recreation Center will open its doors to the Marshall community to celebrate its 7th anniversary tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 4. To celebrate, all group fitness classes will be free. Members of the Marshall community are encouraged to visit the facility and try any of the fitness classes offered: BODYPUMP®    6:15-7 a.m. C.U.T.                  12:15-12:45 p.m. Cycle-45              5:15-6 p.m. Hard Core            6-6:30 …

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New web design theme now available for all WordPress administrators

New web design theme now available for all WordPress administrators

As a joint effort between University Communications (UComm) and Information Technology (IT) a fresh, new design was launched for marshall.edu in August. Since the launch of the homepage and top-level sites, IT and UComm have been working with colleges and departments across campus to switch sites over to the new design theme, MUx2. As of Feb. 1, the new theme was made …

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Huntington campus: update on operational changes to increase efficiency, reduce costs

Several recent operational changes have been made on the Huntington campus with the goal of utility cost savings and more efficient space utilization. These changes were recommended by Marshall20/20 workgroups. Unused Buildings When not in use on the weekends, buildings on the Huntington campus are being powered down to 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit (80-85 degrees during the summer months). Water and …

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Marshall community to welcome new president with receptions in South Charleston, Point Pleasant

Marshall community to welcome new president with receptions in South Charleston, Point Pleasant

The Marshall University community in the Point Pleasant and South Charleston areas will welcome President Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert with receptions later this month. Both receptions will run from 5 to 6 p.m. and are open to all Marshall students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. The first reception will be held on Monday, Feb. 8, at the university’s Mid-Ohio Valley …

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'Love a Donor Day' set for next Wednesday, Feb. 10

'Love a Donor Day' set for next Wednesday, Feb. 10

Love a Donor Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, will offer an opportunity for students to write thank-you cards and notes to donors for their scholarships, as well as participate in other activities that day. Recipients are invited to fill out the cards to thank the donors who fund scholarships, …

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Marshall Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy receive $100,000 gift

Marshall Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy receive $100,000 gift

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy are recipients of a $100,000 gift from Jerry and Margaret Hodge of Amarillo, Texas. Jerry Hodge is a pharmacist and chairman of a national pharmacy services corporation.  He was recently honored with a 50-year pharmacy award by the Texas Board of Pharmacy. “After having become acquainted with the …

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School of Medicine approved for new fellowship program

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to begin a hematology-oncology fellowship program. The new three-year hematology-oncology fellowship will replace the current two-year medical oncology fellowship, which began in 2012. “I’m very excited and proud of our team for their outstanding work in this successful effort to bring …

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Reminder: Nominations for Women of Color Award due Feb. 14

Reminder: Nominations for Women of Color Award due Feb. 14

The Marshall University Women of Color Committee is in search of women on the Huntington campus and the Huntington Community to recognize with the 2016 Women of Color Award The Women of Color Day celebration will be held  Tuesday, March 1, at noon in the Memorial Student Center, room BE5.  The day promises to be fun filled as well as informative. …

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2015 W-2s available online in myApps

The payroll office has announced that W-2s for 2015 are available on myApps for employees.  Go to https://myapps.wvsao.gov/apps/default.aspx to access myApps, where you can sign in or sign up for an account if you have not already done so. The paper copies of the 2015 W-2s were mailed last week to the home address currently on file with the payroll …

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Med School produces second issue of Marshall Journal of Medicine

Med School produces second issue of Marshall Journal of Medicine

The Marshall Journal of Medicine (MJM), which made its debut last October, has published its second issue (Vol. 2, No. 1), the full text of which can be accessed online at http://mds.marshall.edu/mjm/. MJM is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The journal allows free access (open access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive …

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Marshall social work and public health programs collaborate for $15K grant from West Virginia Rural Health Initiative

The Departments of Social Work and Public Health have received a $15,000 grant from the West Virginia Rural Health Initiative to conduct health assessments in rural communities. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) and its Division of Health Sciences oversee the Rural Health Initiative, a statewide program directed at improving the recruitment and retention of health-care providers to …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 10, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8.

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To read the content of this newsletter online, please click on the following link: http://www.marshall.edu/wamnewsletter/february-3-2016.

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