The Newsletter for Marshall University                                   April 13, 2016

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'Campus Conversations' resume today

The series of campus conversations is set to resume this spring with a session today from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center. Another  session will take place Thursday, April 21, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Drinko 402 and room 134 GC on the South Charleston campus with a simultaneous  video link  that will enable people …

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Marshall 20/20 Updates: Shared Services and Academic Portfolio Review

Marshall 20/20 Updates: Shared Services and Academic Portfolio Review

A more detailed timeline for the Shared Services project, in a draft form, is now available at www.marshall.edu/wamnewsletter/files/SharedServicesTimeline_4-7-16.pdf. Note that this timeline shows certain items with an earlier date than the last update which anticipated July 1 changes; this has been done based on discussions and feedback with the Shared Services Team and Academic/Administrative Units. Also, the Academic Portfolio Review …

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Drinko Academy honors Gary White

Drinko Academy honors Gary White

Former interim  president Gary White was presented with the 2016 John Deaver Drinko Academy Distinguished Service Award by President Jerome Gilbert in a luncheon last Friday in the Shawkey Room in the Memorial Student Center. “Gary White, true to his word and at a great personal sacrifice, did his duty to stand until relieved as interim president,” said Dr. Alan …

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National Poetry Month continues with events Thursday

MUReads and the English Department are celebrating National Poetry Month with several events this week.  This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” National Poetry Month, established in 1996, is a massive literary celebration spanning millions of readers, teachers, librarians, bloggers and writers.   National Poetry Month is a celebration of the important work of libraries and library workers. Tomorrow, Meghan Homma, the …

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Local youth to operate lemonade stands on Marshall’s Huntington campus for ‘Lemonade Day’ April 14

Local youth to operate lemonade stands on Marshall’s Huntington campus for ‘Lemonade Day’ April 14

Children ages 3 to 5 will sell lemonade to the Marshall community from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14, on the  Student Center plaza, “Lemonade Day” is a free, annual community-wide event dedicated to teaching children how to start, own and operate their own business through the simple and time-honored act of running a lemonade stand, according to Claire …

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Marshall to host second open house for prospective undergraduate students on South Charleston campus

Marshall to host second open house for prospective undergraduate students on South Charleston campus

Marshall University will host the second of two open houses this month to introduce Kanawha Valley residents to the university’s new undergraduate course offerings on its South Charleston campus. The open house will take place Tuesday, April 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. in GC 319 on the South Charleston campus. Marshall’s new program will allow students interested in selected majors—including …

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Donors, scholarship recipients honored Saturday

Donors, scholarship recipients honored Saturday

Marshall University donors and current recipients of privately funded scholarships were honored Saturday at the Scholarship Honor Brunch in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. Jacob Comer, an attorney and Marshall graduate who is now the senior legal and chief compliance officer at Starr Investment Holdings, was the featured speaker. Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the Marshall University Foundation, …

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New audiologist joins Marshall Health

New audiologist joins Marshall Health

Julie L. Arey, M.A., CCC-A, recently joined Marshall Health as an audiologist at Marshall Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists. Arey has more than 15 years of experience in audiology. Prior to joining Marshall Health, she practiced at The Hearing Clinic at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia; George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.; Blue Ridge Hearing and Balance Clinic, Princeton, …

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Marshall to host Earth Day Celebration April 20

Marshall University’s Department of Sustainability will sponsor an Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, on Marshall’s Huntington campus. A variety of workshops will be featured with green and sustainable learning opportunities, according to Capri Billings, event coordinator and education outreach assistant for the department. “Visitors both young and old will be entertained and engaged. …

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Marshall Health buys Patriot Coal building; expansion allows additional opportunities for Marshall School of Medicine

Marshall Health buys Patriot Coal building; expansion allows additional opportunities for Marshall School of Medicine

Marshall Health has purchased the former Patriot Coal corporate headquarters building in Scott Depot with plans to begin offering expanded services in Putnam County by early 2017. Marshall Health, the faculty practice plan of the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, expects to begin the process of converting the 51,000-square-foot, three-story office building located at 300 Corporate Center Dr. into …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Laura Michele Diener

Dr. Laura Michele Diener, associate professor of history and director of women’s studies, has an article published in the current online edition of Yes Magazine.  It's about the involvement of a group of Kentucky nuns who campaigned to stop the Bluegrass Pipeline, a joint venture between two energy companies which would have transported natural gas liquids from Ohio and Pennsylvania …

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Alumni Weekend set to start April 22

Marshall University and the Marshall University Alumni Association will host the annual Alumni Weekend, April 22-23, with a variety of events held throughout the weekend, all leading up to the 79th annual Alumni Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. “Marshall University’s Alumni Weekend is a unique opportunity to bring alumni and friends of Marshall University together for a …

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Gilbert, other university presidents participate in College Decision Day

President Jerome  Gilbert  joined  other university presidents from across the state  yesterday to celebrate “College Decision Day” at Mingo Central High School in Delbarton. The event  honored  Mingo Central students who plan to pursue education or training beyond high school. The program is sponsored by the College Foundation of West Virginia, a West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission initiative to …

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Appalachian Studies Association seeks interns

The Appalachian Studies Association has internship opportunities available to qualified graduate and undergraduate students for the summer and fall 2016 terms. Please share this with any interested students. Appalachian Studies Association Internship: Students who work with the ASA will develop a broad skillset through hands-on professional experience. Interns for the fall term will work with ASA staff to plan and …

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Marshall School of Medicine and Cabell Huntington Hospital announce dental residency program

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Cabell Huntington Hospital have been approved to begin a one-year, general practice dental residency. The Commission on Dental Accreditation approved the new program in February with an official launch date of July 1 for up to three residents. “Approval of a dental residency and creation of a new department for the school …

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Baseball in Beckley for FAU Series

Baseball in Beckley for FAU Series

Thundering Herd Baseball takes on Florida Atlantic University Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at Noon at Epling Stadium in Beckley. Tennis faces Old Dominion this Saturday at 11 a.m. For more information and updates on players, teams and stats, stay locked on HerdZone.com.  

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Marshall recognized as gold-level campus for Exercise is Medicine program; only university in state to earn EIM recognition

Marshall recognized as gold-level campus for Exercise is Medicine program; only university in state to earn EIM recognition

Marshall is setting the standard for promoting physical activity on college campuses in West Virginia. The university has earned gold-level recognition in the Exercise is Medicine on Campus program, a U.S.-based health initiative through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In 2016, the ACSM will recognize over 50 colleges and universities around the world for participating in the program, …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Victor Fet

Faculty Achievement: Dr. Victor Fet

Dr. Victor Fet, professor of biological sciences, has published “Permian scorpions from the Petrified Forest of Chemnitz, Germany” in BMC Evolutionary Biology with fellow authors Jason Dunlop, David Legg, Paul Selden, Joerg Schneider and Ronny Rößler. The article describes “the first complete scorpion fossils from the Permian. Two well-preserved specimens, together with several fragments, were discovered within the early Permian …

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Faculty Achievement: Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner,  who teaches in the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance degree program and is an information security author and speaker,  was a guest on “Gain Your Edge.” It is a twice-monthly podcast on all things related to information technology. The link to the podcast is:  https://business.frontier.com/blog/interview-with-a-hacker.

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Faculty reception to take place during finals week

Faculty members can take a break during  finals week with a faculty reception on Wednesday, May 4, in Old Main 109.  The event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. All faculty members are welcome to stop by from noon to 2 p.m. that day. Refreshments will be served.

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Enterprise presents $20,000 award to Marshall Military and Veterans Affairs

Enterprise presents $20,000 award to Marshall Military and Veterans Affairs

Marshall’s Military and Veterans Affairs accepted the $20,000 The Jack Taylor Founding Values Award from Enterprise Holdings last week. The award will go toward a newly constructed Veterans' Lounge in Gullickson Hall, according to Kim White, director of Military and Veterans Affairs. “Enterprise's generous contribution is going to be used in part for the construction itself and for decorating the …

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LibraryStudyRooms_Spring2016

Additional study rooms available on first floor of Drinko

Drinko Library has added two new study spaces for students in the Drinko Study Center. The two rooms, originally set aside for scanning and special equipment, are now available as student study rooms 24 hours a day from 1 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturdays. All spaces can be reserved by students …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 20, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, April 18.

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