The Newsletter for Marshall University                              February 10, 2016

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Reception for President Gilbert to take place in South Charleston Feb. 22

Reception for President Gilbert to take place in South Charleston Feb. 22

The Marshall University community in the South Charleston area will welcome President Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert with a reception Monday, Feb. 22, in the Library and Research Commons on the South Charleston campus. It will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. and is open to all Marshall students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. A similar event took place at the Mid-Ohio Valley …

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University Brand Ambassadors to meet Feb. 17

University Brand Ambassadors to meet Feb. 17

The market research has been done. The branding platform is finalized. Creative concepts are underway. Wondering what’s next with Marshall’s unified communications and marketing efforts? The Office of University Communications invites the campus community to join the university’s Brand Ambassadors meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. Staff and …

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Reminder: Marshall Day at the Capitol coming up Feb. 26

Reminder: Marshall Day at the Capitol coming up Feb. 26

Marshall University faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to help turn the upper rotunda of the State Capitol Kelly green Friday, Feb. 26, as the university celebrates the annual Marshall Day at the Capitol. “We are grateful for this opportunity to showcase for our state leaders the programs and ongoing projects here at Marshall University that are delivering exceptional …

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Marshall to host Society of Composers regional conference Feb. 25-27

The Society of Composers Inc. Region III Conference will offer the public 10 concerts of new music by internationally recognized composers on Marshall University’s Huntington campus Thursday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 27. The conference features music that builds upon orchestral and chamber music traditions and will offer a host of guest performers, according to Dr. Mark Zanter, music theory …

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Art, music lectures to take place tonight and Feb. 15

Faculty members from Marshall's College of Arts and Media will be presenting public lectures this evening and on Monday, Feb. 15. --------------------- The Huntington Area Art Society spring lecture series continues with “The Southern Renaissance: Style and Power in Quattrocento Florence,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Cellar Door, 905 Third Ave. The session will be led by …

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For PEIA members: Healthy Tomorrows requirements due May 15

A reminder to all PEIA PPB members: In Plan Year 2016, members must visit their physicians prior to May 16, 2016, and fulfill the Healthy Tomorrows requirements in order to avoid the $500 penalty to their individual deductibles. The Healthy Tomorrows requirements only apply to the policyholder (active employee and non-Medicare retirees), not to any enrolled dependents. Also, if you …

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Marshall’s Department of Mathematics awarded $170K grant from National Security Agency

Marshall’s Department of Mathematics awarded $170K grant from National Security Agency

A group of faculty in the Department of Mathematics has been awarded a $170,000 grant from the National Security Agency (NSA). The grant will be used to fund undergraduate research and develop a scientific workforce in Appalachia, according to Dr. Elizabeth Niese, principal investigator for the project. “One of the things in math research that is distinctive is learning how …

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Lunch and Learn to highlight opportunities in agriculture

Lunch and Learn to highlight opportunities in agriculture

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) will host a free Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, that focuses on “Growing Opportunity in Local Agriculture.” Representatives of RCBI, Coalfield Development Corporation, The Wild Ramp and Refresh Appalachia will highlight the latest techniques in agricultural production, aggregation and distribution, as well as other …

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Wilson family establishes endowed scholarship for medical students

David and Dr. Patricia Wilson and their daughter, Dr. Laura Wilson, who are all Marshall alumni, have established an endowed scholarship for medical students with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Although David, an engineer, and Patricia, a practicing dermatologist, now reside in Alabama and Laura is completing her residency in Atlanta, Marshall still remains an important part of …

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MU Libraries to screen 'The Barber of Birmingham' next week

MU Libraries to screen 'The Barber of Birmingham' next week

As a part of their ongoing Cultural Literacy Series,  MU Libraries will be screening The Barber of Birmingham, an award-winning, Oscar-nominated documentary, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17,  in Drinko Library 402. The film follows James Armstrong, a barber and longtime civil rights activist, as he reflects on the past and the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. The public …

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Marshall art workshop for 6-8th graders continues Feb. 20

Marshall art workshop for 6-8th graders continues Feb. 20

The Collaborative, the School of Art and Design's hands-on, student-centered art workshop at the Visual Arts Center for grades 6 through 8, is starting back Saturday, Feb. 20, and will continue for the next three Saturdays. During the workshop, students can expect to collaboratively explore relevant real-world themes by responding to art and creating art under the guidance of an …

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Marshall Health physician John Jasko, M.D., named Castle Connolly ‘Top Doctor’

Marshall Health physician John Jasko, M.D., named Castle Connolly ‘Top Doctor’

John J. Jasko, M.D., a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and assistant professor at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named to Castle Connolly’s list of America's Top Doctors®. Jasko has nearly 20 years of experience in orthopaedics and sports medicine. In addition to his academic and clinical appointments, he is the Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for Marshall …

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Marshall’s Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology rated 38th best in the nation

Marshall ‘s  Psy.D. program is ranked 38th nationally among 77 American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited Psy.D. programs, according to the Best Counseling Degrees website, Dr. Keith Beard, director, has announced. “We are very pleased with our ranking,” Beard said. “Since the rankings were based on performance by our current students and alumni, it speaks to the impressive quality of students we …

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AAA membership available to university employees

AAA membership available to university employees

Marshall University has arranged with AAA to provide university employees with a discounted membership rate.  Please see the full application describing the program and enrollment (due no later than February 19, 2016). If you are already enrolled in the AAA/Marshall Group Plan and making no changes to your membership, your renewal is automatic and you need not turn in an enrollment …

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Deadline for women's studies course designation is Feb. 17

Dr. Robin Conley, interim director of women’s studies, has a reminder for faculty: If you are teaching a course during the Summer or Fall 2016 and would like it to be cross-listed as a women’s studies course, you can fill out the application form at https://www.marshall.edu/womenstu/faculty-and-staff/course-proposals/ and send it and a copy of your syllabus to conleyr@marshall.edu. The application deadline …

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'Thunder on the Stage' to take place Feb. 29

'Thunder on the Stage' to take place Feb. 29

The Third Annual Thunder on the Stage Talent Competition is less than a month away, according to Jim Clagg, residence director of Twin Towers West. “Join us at 7 p.m. Monday Feb. 29, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse to see our most entertaining and gifted students compete to win campus notoriety and prizes!” Clagg said.  “This event is free for university staff as …

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School of Pharmacy receives grant from Walgreens for diversity initiatives

School of Pharmacy receives grant from Walgreens for diversity initiatives

The School of Pharmacy has received a $10,000 grant from Walgreens to support diversity outreach and inclusion initiatives. This is the second year the school has received the funding. The grant, to be disseminated as scholarships, funding for pipeline programs and other cultural initiatives, is part of Walgreens’ national effort to support increasing diversity among professional student programs. “We are …

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Latest edition of 'Euscorpius' featured on Marshall Digital Scholar

Euscorpius, the first and only research publication completely devoted to scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones), is located online at www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius and on Marshall Digital Scholar (MDS) at http://mds.marshall.edu/euscorpius/. A peer-reviewed publication, it is published only in electronic form. Since its inception in 2001, Euscorpius has published 217 issues authored by 137 zoologists from 31 countries. In 2002-2016, 182 new species and 13 new …

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Special Collections highlighted in software newsletter

The Marshall Libraries’ Special Collections online exhibits are being featured this month in PastPerfect News in their online Collection Spotlight section. According to the corporate website, PastPerfect museum software is the world’s leader in collection and contact software. Used by more than 9500 museums, over seven million online searches have been performed on PastPerfect over the past five years.. Marshall’s …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Ian Hagarty

Ian Hagarty, associate professor in the School of Art and Design, will be presenting a solo art exhibition of his paintings at the gallery 2731 Prospect in Cleveland, Ohio, which will be on view from Friday, Feb. 12, through Saturday, March 19. There will be an opening reception event at the gallery for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 17, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

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