The Newsletter for Marshall University                                     April 20, 2016

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Spring General Faculty Meeting set for Tuesday, April 26

The Spring General Faculty Meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The agenda will consist of welcoming remarks by the Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler; remarks from President  Jerome Gilbert; recognition of retiring faculty by Stickler and Dr. Cam Brammer; …

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'Romeo and Juliet' opens tonight

Considered to be the greatest love story of all time, the classic Romeo and Juliet will be presented by the School of Music and Theatre Wednesday, April 20, through Saturday, April 23, with performances at 7 p.m. nightly in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of forbidden love is directed by Jack Cirillo, with original music by Anthony Almentarez. Student …

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Come meet one of the candidates for Vice President for Student Affairs April 25

Dr. Brandon Frye, a finalist for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs, will be visiting the Huntington campus Monday, April 25. There will be a public presentation at 9:30 a.m.in the Shawkey Dining Room and a student Q&A session at 10:30 a.m. in the John Spotts Room. Both rooms are in the Memorial Student Center.

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Pay Changes Update: Target dates set, information sessions to take place next week

As you may have heard, the State is again moving forward with bi-weekly pay for those not already on that method.  Marshall University and WVU are still being exempted from using the OASIS HR system for payroll, but will still be required to move to bi-weekly.  Our target dates for the transition are as follows: Last semi-monthly pay period 8/1/16 …

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Mathematics faculty member receives prestigious teaching award

Mathematics faculty member receives prestigious teaching award

Dr. Bonita Lawrence of the  College of Science has received the 2016 Mathematical Association of America’s Regional Distinguished Teaching Award. Lawrence is only the second professor from Marshall to receive this honor in the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Lawrence, a full professor in the  Department of Mathematics, said she has taught for 22 years – 15 …

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Physics faculty member to discuss gravitational waves next Wednesday

Dr. Maria Babiuc-Hamilton, associate professor of physics, will discuss the recent discovery of gravitational waves at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Building, room 102. Babiuc-Hamilton’s talk will focus on the recently detected gravitational waves that shuddered the earth, vibrating the delicately balanced laser beam at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) last September …

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COLA to honor retirees tomorrow, April 21

The College of Liberal Arts will have a retirement reception for retiring faculty and staff at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the John Marshall Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center.   The college will be honoring Marty Amerikaner, Jeanne Hubbard, Gina Kates, Carlos Lopez, Nancy Stump and Ed Taft. Everyone is welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.

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Marshall panel to discuss sex trafficking in West Virginia

Marshall panel to discuss sex trafficking in West Virginia

“Not for Sale: Sex Trafficking in the U.S.” will be the topic of a free public panel at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, on Marshall University's Huntington campus. On hand in BE5 of Marshall's Memorial Student Center will be House of Delegates member Barbara Evans Fleischauer (D-Monongalia), Dr. Maggie Stone, assistant professor of sociology and director of Marshall’s graduate studies program …

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Marshall 20/20 Update: Budget Work Group

Marshall 20/20 Update: Budget Work Group

The Budget Work Group met Tuesday, April 12. First, the group reviewed state budget scenarios that had been reported in the Charleston Gazette-Mail that day. The governor’s office emphasized that those scenarios were not recommendations, but examples to start discussion. Next, the group discussed a detailed analysis of the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, a copy of which is available here. …

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Memorial reception for Danny Ray to take place April 30

Memorial reception for Danny Ray to take place April 30

The Thundering Word Debate Team and the College of Liberal Arts will hold a memorial reception to honor Danny Ray at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Memorial Student Center, room BE5. The longtime coach of the award-winning Thundering Word died suddenly last month.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Khader active in American Library Association operations

Dr. Majed Khader, professor and director of Morrow Library, has been reappointed for a second two-year term to serve on the Committee on Library Advocacy of the American Library Association (ALA). The appointment was made by the organization's  president-elect. The committee's charge includes “supporting the efforts of advocates for all types of libraries; to develop resources, networks and training materials for advocates at the local, state …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Robert Ellison

Dr. Robert Ellison, assistant professor of English and director of the Center for Sermon Studies, gave the keynote address at the spring meeting of the American Society of Church History, which took place April 8-10 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Entitled "Publishing Tools in Sermon Studies," the address discussed current patterns and trends in open access publishing and outlined the planning …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Anthony Viola

Dr. Anthony Viola, professor in the Department of English, has had his novel, The Art of Death, published by Crimson Frost Books as an e-book.  It is available for purchase through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The book follows the efforts of Gio Pagano, a correctional officer, as he attempts  to establish the authenticity of a 20-year-old, recently discovered “snuff …

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Lewis College of Business offers new entrepreneurship major in West Virginia

The  Lewis College of Business will offer a new entrepreneurship major in West Virginia beginning next fall. This new program will prepare the next generation of students for economic change in the state, according to Dr. Jonathan Butler, assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the college. “The continued economic viability of the state really depends on creating an entrepreneurial mindset across …

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Mader recognized as April Resident of the Month

Mader recognized as April Resident of the Month

Jason Palmer Mader, D.O., a third-year resident in the department of internal medicine, has been selected as the April 2016 Resident of the Month, according to Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Mader is completing his third and final year as an internal medicine resident and is also …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 27, 2016. Please send items for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, April 25.

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