The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    March 9, 2016

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Faculty invited to conversation with President Gilbert

Faculty invited to conversation with President Gilbert

President Gilbert has invited faculty members to an informal conversation to take place Monday, March 14, in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center. Although this particular conversation is for faculty only, all members of the campus community are encouraged to mark their calendars for the president's next monthly open house on Wednesday, April 6, from 3 to …

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Non-exempt classified staff to transition to semi-monthly, hourly pay April 15

Non-exempt classified staff employees will be transitioned to pay based on the number of hours in the pay period beginning April 15. The text of the message sent to the affected employees is as follows: Currently, our full-time, non-exempt classified staff (those who complete purple time sheets) are paid on a “salaried” basis, which means that the regular gross wages …

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Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra to appear tonight in Huntington

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra to appear tonight in Huntington

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will make a stop on their 80th anniversary tour at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra has added rich cultural heritage of Israel and the region for over eight decades. For this 80th anniversary tour, Dimitry Yablonsky, principal guest conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic, and Conductor Laureate of the …

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28th annual Health Science Research Day is Friday, March 11

Students, residents and faculty from health science programs at Marshall will unveil the findings of their research projects Friday, March 11, during the school’s 28th Annual Research Day. The program, which will be at the Marshall University Medical Center, will include a featured speaker as well as presentations on Marshall University research initiatives. Projects focusing on health care disparities pertinent …

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Marshall’s MUsic Mondays to return March 14

The School of Music and Theatre’s MUsic Mondays will present the second lecture of the spring series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. The lecture, “Music for Good Friday: Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion,’” will explore Bach’s ability to capture the Easter story by musical means. Lead presenter Dr. Vicki Stroeher, …

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Blue Man Group visits College of Arts and Media students for workshop

Blue Man Group visits College of Arts and Media students for workshop

Marshall University Assistant Professor and former Blue Man Group (BMG) Resident Music Director Jesse Nolan and members of the BMG North American Tour Cast (Dan Carter, Anthony Riscica and Terry Tungjunyatham) presented "Painting With Sound” to students in the College of Arts and Media students Tuesday, March 8. The unique workshop, created by Nolan during his time with BMG, gives …

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Countdown to Commencement is March 15-16

Countdown to Commencement is March 15-16

Marshall University will conduct its semiannual Countdown to Commencement Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room on the Huntington campus. The purpose of Countdown to Commencement is to assist those participating in this year’s spring commencements, set for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The early ceremony will be to …

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Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman named director of Marshall’s Master of Social Work program

Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman named director of Marshall’s Master of Social Work program

Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman of the College of Health Professions has been named director of the college’s Master of Social Work degree program. Harman has over 20 years of clinical social work experience and over 17 years of teaching experience, which makes her the ideal fit for this new position, according to Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the college. “Dr. …

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Marshall to host first Appalachian Conference on Social Enterprise March 17-18

Marshall to host first Appalachian Conference on Social Enterprise March 17-18

The Marshall University Entrepreneurship program and the Lewis College of Business are hosting the first Appalachian Conference on Social Enterprise (ACOSE) Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18. Community leaders will come together at Marshall to explore the power of social enterprise, according to Dr. Jonathan Butler, assistant professor of entrepreneurship for the college. "Marshall's new entrepreneurship area is delighted to partner with …

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Jesse N. Cottrell, M.D., recognized as March Resident of the Month

Jesse N. Cottrell, M.D., recognized as March Resident of the Month

Jesse N. Cottrell, M.D., a resident in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, has been selected as the March 2016 Resident of the Month, Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has announced. Wehner said the southern California native was nominated for the award, in part, for his outstanding …

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Marshall University School of Pharmacy receives gift for special projects

Marshall University School of Pharmacy receives gift for special projects

The School of Pharmacy has received a nearly $14,000 gift that will be used to fund special projects. The charitable contribution of stock was given anonymously in honor of the school’s inaugural dean, Kevin W. Yingling, M.D., R.Ph. “The donors are a very generous and supportive couple and I’m very grateful they decided to help our school of pharmacy, “Yingling …

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Applications due March 18 for Presidential Ambassadors

Applications due March 18 for Presidential Ambassadors

The President’s Office is taking applications for 2016-17 presidential ambassadors. These outstanding representatives of the student body assist the Office of the President at special events and meetings throughout the year and they also represent Marshall and its president in the community. If you know of any students who would make good ambassadors, encourage them to apply by March 18. …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Victor Fet and Dr. Slav Gratchev

An article by Dr. Victor Fet (Biology) and Dr. Slav Gratchev (Modern Languages), titled “Another Adelaida: Dostoevsky’s The Idiot in Nabokov’s Ada” has been published in the journal, The Navokovian, number 74, Spring/Fall, 2015.

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 16, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, March 14.

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