April 16, 2014


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  • Huntington campus: update on operational changes to increase efficiency, reduce costs

    Several recent operational changes have been made on the Huntington campus with the goal of utility cost savings and more efficient space utilization. These changes were recommended by Marshall20/20 workgroups. Unused Buildings When not in use on the weekends, buildings on the Huntington campus are being powered down to 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit (80-85 degrees during the summer months). Water and other utilities are not being turned off and buildings with specialized needs, including laboratories, will not be powered down. To protect water pipes, etc., buildings will be returned to their normal, full-operating temperatures when the outside temperature reaches 15 degrees or below. Memorial ...
  • Marshall community to welcome new president with receptions in South Charleston, Point Pleasant

    The Marshall University community in the Point Pleasant and South Charleston areas will welcome President Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert with receptions later this month. Both receptions will run from 5 to 6 p.m. and are open to all Marshall students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. The first reception will be held on Monday, Feb. 8, at the university’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center, 1 John Marshall Way, Point Pleasant. Then, on Monday, Feb. 22, there will be a reception at the South Charleston location, 100 Angus E. Peyton Dr., South Charleston. Gilbert was named the 37th president of Marshall University on Oct. 20, 2015. ...
  • Med School produces second issue of Marshall Journal of Medicine

    The Marshall Journal of Medicine (MJM), which made its debut last October, has published its second issue (Vol. 2, No. 1), the full text of which can be accessed online at http://mds.marshall.edu/mjm/. MJM is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The journal allows free access (open access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted versions of the articles on any Open Archives Initiative compliant institutional/subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission. An open-access fee will be charged for all accepted manuscripts.    
  • Series of events in February to honor life of Dr. Carter G. Woodson during Black History Month

    The life of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a former Huntington resident known as the “Father of African American history,” will be reintroduced to the Huntington and Marshall University communities in a series of events beginning Friday, Feb. 5, which will be proclaimed “Dr. Carter G. Woodson Day” by Mayor Steve Williams. Dr. Alan Gould, executive director of the John Deaver Drinko Academy and Burnis Morris, the Dr.  Carter G. Woodson, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications and a Drinko Fellow, have organized the special events that will honor Woodson. “This is the 90th anniversary of Black History Month,” Gould said. “I’ve always ...
  • ‘Love a Donor Day’ set for next Wednesday, Feb. 10

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    Love a Donor Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, will offer an opportunity for students to write thank-you cards and notes to donors for their scholarships, as well as participate in other activities that day. Recipients are invited to fill out the cards to thank the donors who fund scholarships, conferences, travel, study abroad, and academic programs and facilities. Other activities planned include a “heart wall” where students, staff and faculty can thank donors who give to all aspects of the university, such as the annual fund, capital projects, and scholarships. There ...
  • School of Medicine approved for new fellowship program

    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to begin a hematology-oncology fellowship program. The new three-year hematology-oncology fellowship will replace the current two-year medical oncology fellowship, which began in 2012. “I’m very excited and proud of our team for their outstanding work in this successful effort to bring a new ACGME fellowship to Marshall,” said Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the school of medicine. “We are continuing to expand our education and training opportunities which is a vital and necessary step in our growth as an academic medical center.“ Paulette ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center to celebrate 7th anniversary tomorrow

    The Recreation Center will open its doors to the Marshall community to celebrate its 7th anniversary tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 4. To celebrate, all group fitness classes will be free. Members of the Marshall community are encouraged to visit the facility and try any of the fitness classes offered: BODYPUMP®    6:15-7 a.m. C.U.T.                  12:15-12:45 p.m. Cycle-45              5:15-6 p.m. Hard Core            6-6:30 p.m. Piloxing               6:15-7 p.m. Yoga Basics        7:15-8 p.m. BODYPUMP®   7:15-8:15 p.m. Hip-Hop Sculpt   8-9 p.m. Anyone who joins the Recreation Center on Feb. 4 will receive February at no charge with a 12-month membership commitment. Campus Recreation also will be raffling off a 1-year membership. The raffle will be held at ...
  • Marshall social work and public health programs collaborate for $15K grant from West Virginia Rural Health Initiative

    The Departments of Social Work and Public Health have received a $15,000 grant from the West Virginia Rural Health Initiative to conduct health assessments in rural communities. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) and its Division of Health Sciences oversee the Rural Health Initiative, a statewide program directed at improving the recruitment and retention of health-care providers to rural areas of the state, according to the grant’s project coordinator, Jo Dee Gottlieb. “Both the fields of social work and public health are concerned with the health and behavioral health-care needs of our communities,” Gottlieb said. “We saw this as a ...
  • Marshall Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy receive $100,000 gift

    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy are recipients of a $100,000 gift from Jerry and Margaret Hodge of Amarillo, Texas. Jerry Hodge is a pharmacist and chairman of a national pharmacy services corporation.  He was recently honored with a 50-year pharmacy award by the Texas Board of Pharmacy. “After having become acquainted with the work underway at both the school of medicine and school of pharmacy at Marshall, I have gained tremendous respect for both Joe Shapiro and Kevin Yingling,” Hodge said. “We are so pleased we can help offset some of those expenses for students ...
  • Reminder: Nominations for Women of Color Award due Feb. 14

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    The Marshall University Women of Color Committee is in search of women on the Huntington campus and the Huntington Community to recognize with the 2016 Women of Color Award The Women of Color Day celebration will be held  Tuesday, March 1, at noon in the Memorial Student Center, room BE5.  The day promises to be fun filled as well as informative. Completed nomination forms are due to the committee by Feb. 14. For any questions or information, contact  Leah Tolliver at ext. 6-3112, Lisa Allen at ext.6-4637 or LeKesha Taylor at ext. 6-6208.
  • President Gilbert, senior management team continue monthly open houses today at 3 p.m.

    President Jerome Gilbert and members of the university’s senior management team will continue to host monthly open house meetings with members of the Marshall and Huntington communities. The open houses are held from 3 to 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in Old Main 213. The next open house will be today, Wednesday, Feb. 3. “President Gilbert wants to continue to give students, faculty and staff an informal opportunity to drop in and discuss ideas, suggestions or concerns they have about Marshall,” said Ginny Painter, senior vice president for communications and marketing. “These receptions are also great for networking ...
  • 2015 W-2s available online in myApps

    The payroll office has announced that W-2s for 2015 are available on myApps for employees.  Go to https://myapps.wvsao.gov/apps/default.aspx to access myApps, where you can sign in or sign up for an account if you have not already done so. The paper copies of the 2015 W-2s were mailed last week to the home address currently on file with the payroll office.

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