The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    March 16, 2016

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Marshall University faculty member receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Marshall University faculty member receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Dr. Nadja Spitzer of the College of Science has been awarded a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. Spitzer, an assistant professor of biological sciences, earned the award for her work to study how exposure to silver nanoparticles could be affecting the brains of children and adults. The award comes with funding of $508,708 over a five-year period. …

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Marshall’s Chamber Choir performance tour to Spain to begin this week

Marshall’s Chamber Choir performance tour to Spain to begin this week

The Marshall University Chamber Choir will be performing across Spain from March 16 to 27. Under the direction of Dr. David Castleberry, 30 students are set to arrive in Granada, Spain, on March 17, and will kick off the tour the next evening with a joint performance with a University of Granada choir at the Santuario de Nuestra Señora del …

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Pianist Caroline Oltmanns to give recital tomorrow evening

Pianist Caroline Oltmanns to give recital tomorrow evening

Pianist Dr. Caroline Oltmanns will give a solo recital on the Huntington campus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in Smith Music Hall. Characterized as “flawless, eloquent, and always enlightened by clarity” (Daniel Hathaway, www.clevelandclassical.com) Oltmanns delivers impeccable musical phrasing and engaging stage presence, attracting audiences both in the U.S. and abroad. This season, she is offering an array of …

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Information technology official resigns

Information technology official resigns

Dr. Jan I. Fox, senior vice president for information technology and chief information officer, has resigned effective April 15. She has held various roles at Marshall for more than 30 years. President Gilbert praised Fox’s leadership and vision. “Dr. Fox has been instrumental in making Marshall University a leader in information technology not only in West Virginia, but regionally and …

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Forensic Science faculty member receives prestigious national award

Forensic Science faculty member receives prestigious national award

Forensic Science Graduate Program Instructor Catherine G. Rushton, M.S.F.S., Ed.S., received the prestigious Robert Gaffney Achievement Award at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. The award was presented to Rushton at the academy’s 68th annual meeting held last month in Las Vegas. She won the award for her oral presentation titled “Multidimensional Model for Assessing Student …

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Koto and Flute performance to take place Saturday on the Huntington campus

Koto and Flute performance to take place Saturday on the Huntington campus

The public is invited to experience the koto, a traditional Japanese musical instrument, and flute in performance Saturday, March 19, when Masayo Ishigure returns to Huntington with her student, Tomomi Takamoto. They will perform with Marshall music professor Dr. Wendell Dobbs, who will join them on flute. The event will take place in Smith Music Hall 133 on the Huntington …

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Body Shots IX to explore body shaming, call out shamers

Body Shots IX to explore body shaming, call out shamers

Body Shots IX: Body Shaming will be presented at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse tonight at 7:30 p.m. Those attending are invited to arrive at 7 p.m. to see an art show and enjoy refreshments. Admission to the hour long show is free and it is open to the public. According to organizers of the …

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Softball, baseball are underway

Softball, baseball are underway

Thundering Herd Softball takes on the Kentucky Wildcats today at 4 p.m. Baseball heads to Power Park for their first Charleston battle of the season against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles this weekend beginning Friday at 6 p.m.! For more information, visit HerdZone.com.  

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Forensic Science Center again achieves national accreditation of its forensic DNA testing laboratories

The Forensic Science Center’s accreditation of its forensic DNA laboratories has been renewed for four years. The Forensic Science Center’s DNA laboratory has once again demonstrated technical competence through ANAB (formerly ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/FQS) meeting the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as well as the FBI’s Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic Testing and for DNA Databasing.  The Forensic Science Center has been …

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Pi Day a "hit" for faculty member Michael Schroeder

Pi Day a "hit" for faculty member Michael Schroeder

Marshall University’s Department of Mathematics gave students the opportunity to pie their favorite professor Monday on Buskirk Field. Tickets were sold last week to vote for the professors who would be “pi-ed” and to raise money for the Thundering Nerds Math Club. Pi Day is the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π and is held every year on March …

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WMUL wins Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards

Students from MU’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received one first-place award and three finalist awards during the 76th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference’s 7th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City March 5. “Know Your Rights,” written and produced by Marshall sophomore and Bridgeport native Rebecca Turnbull, received first place for Best Campus News. The piece …

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Thundering Word to compete in upcoming tournaments without longtime coach

Thundering Word to compete in upcoming tournaments without longtime coach

Two graduate assistants in Communications Studies have taken the reins to lead the Thundering Word, Marshall’s speech and debate team, to two upcoming national competitions only weeks after the sudden death of coach Danny Ray. First-year graduate assistants Victoria Ledford and Garrett Walker will lead the award-winning, eight-member team to the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament in Lexington, Kentucky, …

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Marshall Lewis College of Business offers new major in health care management

Marshall Lewis College of Business offers new major in health care management

The Lewis College of Business has established a new bachelor’s degree major in health care management for students interested in learning about the business of health care. Health care will never disappear, which means the job opportunities in health care will always be a major area of employment, according to Kent Willis, director of the new program. “Health care is more …

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Marshall School of Pharmacy publishes in national education journal; on veterinary pharmacy course

Marshall School of Pharmacy publishes in national education journal; on veterinary pharmacy course

Jennifer C. Miller, a 4th-year student at the School of Pharmacy, along with Dr. Inder Sehgal, professor of pharmacology at the school and a graduate veterinarian, recently published an instructional design and assessment article in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. The article effectively marks the first time a school of pharmacy student has published as first author in a …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 23, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, March 21.

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