The Newsletter for Marshall University                              February 17, 2016

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Marshall’s 47th Annual Jazz Festival to sound off Feb. 18-20

Marshall’s 47th Annual Jazz Festival to sound off Feb. 18-20

The School of Music and Theatre will present the 47th Annual Winter Jazz Festival, Feb. 18-20, in Smith Recital Hall. Special guests to the festival include Jim Snidero, an alto saxophonist who revolutionized jazz education by penning the first Jazz Conception books. Snidero is currently an adjunct faculty member at The New York School and has been a visiting professor …

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Recruitment events assist prospective students at all phases of decision making

Recruitment events assist prospective students at all phases of decision making

The Office of Recruitment is conducting a series of events this month with the remaining two scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 27. One is for students determining whether to apply to Marshall, and the other is for students who have already been admitted. For students who are considering Marshall, the February Green and White Day can help …

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

Reminder: 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.

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University Libraries invites you on a 'blind date with a book' this week

University Libraries invites you on a 'blind date with a book' this week

Marshall Libraries invites you to stop by the Drinko Library Lobby, Government Documents, Special Collections or the Graduate College Library to go on a “Blind Date with a Book” this week, said Kat Phillips, graduate and government documents librarian.  “Pick up a wrapped book, take it home, and unwrap it,” Phillips said. “Show it your favorite spots to read. Get to …

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Three from Marshall to be honored for achievements in area of social action

Three from Marshall to be honored for achievements in area of social action

Sandra Clements, Maurice Cooley and Beth Hammers of Marshall University will be among individuals honored for their achievements in the area of social action throughout West Virginia. The recognition will take place Saturday, Feb. 20, at West Virginia State University in Institute. At Marshall, Clements is director of the office of disability services, Cooley is associate vice president for intercultural …

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Over 100 West Virginia students to participate in Marshall’s 2nd annual Science Olympiad Feb. 20

Over 100 West Virginia students to participate in Marshall’s 2nd annual Science Olympiad Feb. 20

For the second year, Marshall University’s College of Science is bringing the Science Olympiad to West Virginia. The Science Olympiad, which organizers say is the “nation’s most exciting K-12 science competition,” will take place in West Virginia, Saturday, Feb. 20, on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. Winners of the West Virginia competition will travel to the University of Wisconsin-Stout for the …

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Marshall to host College Goal Sunday event Feb. 21

Marshall to host College Goal Sunday event Feb. 21

The Huntington campus will be among the hosts of the College Goal Sunday event in West Virginia from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in Corbly Hall. Workshops also will be offered at other locations across the state, including the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant. Anyone who plans to attend college in the next 12 months can (and …

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Amicus Curiae series for spring starts Feb. 25

Amicus Curiae series for spring starts Feb. 25

The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series for Spring 2016 kicks off  at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. Guest speaker Dr. Jonathan W. White will deliver the lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties During the Civil War.” President Lincoln’s record of suspending habeas corpus and imprisoning disloyal citizens is well known …

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Spring International Film Festival set to start Friday, Feb. 26

Spring International Film Festival set to start Friday, Feb. 26

The week-long 2016 Spring International Film Festival will take place at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center Friday, Feb. 26, through Thursday, March 3, with films from around the globe. A Hard Day (South Korea) kicks off the festival. Homicide detective Ko Gun-su’s mother has just died, and he and his colleagues are being investigated by the internal affairs over …

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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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Mose July, M.D., recognized as February Fellow of the Month

Mose July, M.D., recognized as February Fellow of the Month

Mose July, M.D., has been selected as the February 2016 Resident/Fellow of the Month at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. July is in his second and final year as an endocrinology fellow. The endocrinology fellowship, which is completed after three years of an internal medicine residency, trains physicians in the care of patients with a variety of endocrine …

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Reminder: AAA membership available for faculty and staff, deadline is Friday, Feb. 19

Marshall University has arranged with AAA to provide university employees with a discounted membership rate.  Please click to 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 …

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Fondren to conduct book signings this weekend, Feb. 19-20

Fondren to conduct book signings this weekend, Feb. 19-20

Dr. Kristi Fondren, associate professor of sociology and director of the service learning program, will be at Empire News and Books in Pullman Square on Friday, Feb. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. to sign copies of her book, Walking on the Wild Side: Long-Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail. The following day, Saturday, Feb. 20, she will sign copies …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 24, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.

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