The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    March 30, 2016

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Faculty, staff invited to President's House Monday, April 4

Faculty, staff invited to President's House Monday, April 4

Marshall faculty and staff have been invited to an open house for the newly renovated President's House Monday, April 4, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Please RSVP to Cora Pyles by phone at 304-696-2300 or by e-mail to curtisc@marshall.edu. The following day, Tuesday, April 5, the South Charleston campus will host an open house for prospective students. Click to read …

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'Open House Week' continues with office event April 6

'Open House Week' continues with office event April 6

In addition to the open house at the president's residence, President Gilbert and members of the university’s senior management team are hosting another of the informal monthly open houses Wednesday, April 6,  for members of the Marshall community from 3 to 4 p.m. The event will take place in the reception area of the Office of University Communications, 213 Old Main. Refreshments …

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In Memoriam: Harold Blanco

In Memoriam: Harold Blanco

Dr. Harold Blanco Nazoa, associate professor and instructional technology developer in the College of Education and Professional Development, died March 25 following a bicycle accident. After graduation from high school in his birthplace of Caracas, Venezuela, he came to the United States in 1982 to pursue a college education. He earned his B.S. in biology and chemistry from Davis and Elkins College …

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Forensic Science Center’s DNA Analysis Laboratory is designated a criminal justice agency

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed S.B. 104 into law last week  designating the Forensic DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Marshall University Forensic Science Center as a criminal justice agency. This designation will allow the Forensic DNA Analysis Laboratory to build upon existing capabilities and infrastructure to provide DNA testing services and foster economic development. S.B. 104 was unanimously approved by …

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UComm staff members receive awards from United Way

UComm staff members receive awards from United Way

Two Marshall employees were honored yesterday at the 2016 Celebration of Excellence luncheon hosted by United Way of the River Cities. Beth Caruthers and Megan Archer, both university relations specialists in the Office of University Communications, were recognized by United Way with the 2015 J. Merle Core Volunteer of the Year award for their fundraising efforts during the last campaign …

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Spring Career Expo to take place April 5

Career Services will conduct their annual Spring Career Expo from 1-4 p.m.  on Tuesday, April 5,  in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The expo is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni.  Recruiters will be sharing information on full-time, internship and part-time positions. More than 85 employers are expected to have recruiters at the event, representing the …

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'Quality Matters' certification classes available for teachers, developers of online courses

For those teaching or planning to develop online or hybrid courses, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) classes are being offered this spring and summer. Participants are not required to pay  registration fees. Simply indicate “Bill to Marshall University” in the comments field when registering. A special note: the national QM program will not grant certification for those who do not stay …

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Visiting scholar to present work on comics, teaching about illnesses

Visiting scholar to present work on comics, teaching about illnesses

Visiting scholar Keegan Lannon will present Framing Medical Humanities: Using Comics to Teach Physical and Mental Illness with two sessions scheduled for faculty and students on Monday, April 11, in Drinko Library 402. The student presentation, “The State of the Funnies: Comics Studies Today,” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. It will be followed by the faculty presentation from 3:30 to 5 p.m., …

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Marshall’s doctoral program in psychology announces internship placements students

Every student from the doctorate program in clinical psychology was matched with a pre-doctoral internship site last week. The competitive process, similar to a physician’s residency, had 4,000 applications from across the U.S.  this year, but not enough internship slots for every applicant, according to Dr. Keith Beard, director of the  Psy.D. program. “The fact that we had 100 percent of our students match to …

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West Virginia Science Adventures program provides educational opportunities for children in grades 3 through 9

West Virginia Science Adventures program to provide educational opportunities for children in grades 3 through 9

Marshall is looking for children in grades 3 through 9 to participate in the West Virginia Science Adventures program on April 3 and 10. The  Sustainability Department and College of Education and Professional Development have joined together to host two learning sessions taught through green sustainability concepts and nature-based activities. Dr. Suzanne Strait, biology professor and director of the West …

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Amicus Curiae series concludes for the year April 7

Amicus Curiae series concludes for the year April 7

The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series, sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, will welcome its final lecturer of the year on Thursday, April 7. Dr. Frederick E. Hoxie will deliver the lecture, “If American Indians have rights in the United States, where did they come from? And what do they mean?” Hoxie will describe how a succession of …

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High school students invited to explore digital forensics and cyber security at AIDE Conference Wednesday, April 20

An interactive, hands-on program introducing high school students to the world of cybercrime, cyber security and digital forensics will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the  Forensic Science Center. The program, called “Explore Digital Forensics and Cyber Security,” is part of the Annual Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE) Conference. It is recommended that high …

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WMUL crew takes home 14 awards from national conference

WMUL crew takes home 14 awards from national conference

Students from WMUL-FM, Marshall’s public radio station, received six first-place awards and eight honorable mention awards during the National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho 25th Annual National Student Audio/Video Scriptwriting and 53rd Annual Audio/Video Production Awards Competition ceremony. The ceremony took place  in Burbank, California, Wednesday, March 16. WMUL won first place in the following categories: Audio Feature Package, Audio Newscast, …

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Artist Larry Wolfe to paint landscape from South Charleston campus

Staff and visitors to the South Charleston campus will be able to watch an artist at work next week when West Virginia artist Larry Wolfe sets up his easel outdoors to paint the landscape overlooking the cities of South Charleston and Dunbar. Wolfe, whose paintings are being exhibited in the library of the South Charleston campus this semester, will share …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 6, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, April 4.

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