The Newsletter for Marshall University                                   April 6, 2016

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Reminder: President's open house is today

Reminder: President's open house is today

President Gilbert and members of the university’s senior management team will be  hosting another of the informal monthly open houses today  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 will be served.  Everyone is invited to attend to  meet and talk with administrators about topics …

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World Fusion Celebration continues today

World Fusion Celebration continues today

The first World Fusion Celebration, hosted by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, continues today. The event, which began yesterday, is bringing students together who come from different cultures, nations and religions, according to Maurice Cooley, associate vice president for intercultural affairs. “Unity amongst culturally diverse groups is essential to establishing world peace and a true understanding of our world,” …

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Open house for faculty, staff at President's House termed a success

Open house for faculty, staff at President's House termed a success

About 150 faculty and staff members visited the President's House in Ritter Park Monday to view the recently renovated facility. More information about the house is available online at www.marshall.edu/history-and-traditions/sample-page/historic-buildings-and-monuments/presidents-house. The house's first floor and grounds are available to the university community for receptions and meetings. People interested in using the house should contact Cora Pyles by e-mail to curtisc@marshall.edu for a request form. …

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Marshall launches new, updated MUMobile application

Marshall launches new, updated MUMobile application

Marshall  has released a new version of the MUMobile application. The new app can be used to access the latest news and information from the university and delivers it to your hands through your mobile device. MUMobile is available for free download in the both the Apple App Store and Google Play. If you currently have the previous version of …

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Omicron Delta Kappa seeks nominations of students by April 11

Omicron Delta Kappa seeks nominations of students by April 11

Elizabeth Appell Sheets, Omicron Delta Kappa adviser, is requesting nominations for ODK, the National Leadership Honor Society, from deans, faculty, and staff. In her request she noted,  “We are now accepting nominations for Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. To be eligible a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student, have high academic standing, and must …

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Southern Anthropological Society to meet in Huntington starting tomorrow

Southern Anthropological Society to meet in Huntington starting tomorrow

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society will be held in Huntington beginning the evening of Thursday , April 7, and will run through Saturday, April 9, at the Big Sandy Convention Center, according to Dr. Brian A. Hoey, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, who is serving as conference and program chair. With the theme of being …

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Reminder: Amicus Curiae lecture series concludes for year tomorrow night

Reminder: Amicus Curiae lecture series concludes for year tomorrow night

The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series, sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, will welcome its final lecturer of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. 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 …

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Reminder: Larry Wolfe to paint on the South Charleston campus tomorrow

Reminder: Larry Wolfe to paint on the South Charleston campus tomorrow

Artist Larry Wolfe, whose paintings are being exhibited in the library of the South Charleston campus this semester, will share his artistic process and discuss his work with the public in a painting session scheduled on the lawn of the South Charleston campus tomorrow from 9 a.m. until l p.m. He will work in the area behind the academic center. …

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Marshall to host Earth Day Celebration; university groups encouraged to register by April 8

Marshall University’s Department of Sustainability will sponsor an Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, on the Huntington campus. The department is currently searching for university organizations to host activities and information tables during the event. Participation is free and a variety of workshops will be featured with green and sustainable learning opportunities, according to Capri Billings, …

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MU Information Security Elevated Risk Advisory: Don’t get LOCKED out of your computer by RansomWare!

MU Information Security Elevated Risk Advisory: Don’t get LOCKED out of your computer by RansomWare!

Jon Cutler, chief information security officer at Marshall, has issued the following information about ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects computer systems, restricting users’ access to those systems. According to a recent security bulletin released by the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT), “Ransomware is often spread through phishing emails that contain malicious attachments or through drive-by downloading. …

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Budget Work Group meets to continue work on FY 2017 budget

Budget Work Group meets to continue work on FY 2017 budget

Marshall University's Budget Work Group met on Tuesday, March 29. First, a list of the items that contributed to closing the budget gap for Fiscal Year 2016 was reviewed. The items included transfers from Athletics, Pharmacy and E-courses, additional revenue from INTO, academic vacancy savings and delayed hirings, and direct expenditure reductions, for a total of just over $2.6 million. …

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School of Medicine student has directorial debut with release of film

School of Medicine student has directorial debut with release of film

Medical student Ryan Clagg, whose undergraduate degree is in biology and film from Cornell University, has his first feature film directorial debut Saturday, April 9, with the showing of “Where is the Sun?” at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The movie, written and directed by Clagg, centers on ordinary people with a genetic disorder that causes vampire-like tendencies. The affected …

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Tennis and Softball teams at home as spring continues

Tennis and Softball teams at home as spring continues

Thundering Herd Tennis hosts the Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday at 1 p.m. Softball welcomes Charlotte on April 9 and 10 for Little League Day and Lil’ Sis Day at Dot Hicks Field. For more information, visit HerdZone.com.  

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'Empty Bowls' event to benefit Facing Hunger Foodbank April 15

'Empty Bowls' event to benefit Facing Hunger Foodbank April 15

Among Marshall University ceramics students, Huntington Museum of Art contributions and local potters, more than a thousand handcrafted bowls will be for sale Friday, April 15, during Huntington’s 13th annual Empty Bowls. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the public is invited to peruse bowls in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church. Each Empty Bowl costs $15, includes a modest …

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Autism Awareness Month highlighted by training for 'allies'

Autism Awareness Month highlighted by training for 'allies'

April is National Autism Awareness Month and on Wednesday, April 20, co-facilitators Hillary Adams and Jackie Clark will provide Allies Supporting Autism Spectrum Diversity training from 10 to 11 a.m. in Drinko Library 402. To register for this free training, visit www.marshall.edu/atc/asasd-training. The West Virginia Autism Training Center’s Allies Supporting Autism Spectrum Diversity (ASASD) project champions efforts to inform and educate individuals or groups who …

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Rec Center to offer lifeguard certification this month

Rec Center to offer lifeguard certification this month

The  Marshall Recreation Center is offering a Lifeguard Certification class for anyone who wants a certification for the first time or for those who are renewing their certification. The course will train participants in all the skills and techniques needed to become a certified lifeguard. Two sessions of the class will be offered. The first session will be April 15-17 …

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Marshall Artists Series to present 'Once' April 26

Marshall Artists Series to present 'Once' April 26

“Once,” winner of eight Tony Awards,® including Best Musical, and winner of the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album will play the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 26,at 7:30 p.m. to close out this season of the Marshall Artists Series. The musical is based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning Irish independent film of the same name. It features an impressive ensemble …

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Five to be inducted into the Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame

Five graduates of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame this fall. Dr. Charles Bailey, Mike Cherry, Jody Jividen, Chad Pennington and Peter Ruest will be inducted officially during a Sept. 23 ceremony. “The five alumni being honored each have left their own unique marks on mass …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 13, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, April 11.

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