August 13, 2014

 

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  • Message from President Kopp


    Dear University Community, As you have no doubt heard over the last couple of weeks, Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center have announced they are exploring an affiliation. Because both hospitals are closely connected to our medical education and health professions programs, many of you likely have questions about what this new relationship might mean for Marshall University. While we won’t know the details until the terms of the final agreement are announced, I can share with you that we anticipate the end result will be quite positive—for Marshall University, for our students and for our community. This new arrangement should greatly ...
  • Reminder: Tickets available for Paint the Capital City Green until Friday, Aug. 15; faculty/staff rate in effect


    Thundering Herd fans have until Friday to buy tickets and reserve tables for Marshall University’s Paint the Capital City Green pep rally in Charleston Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Embassy Suites hotel. Marshall staff and faculty may receive a discounted rate of $30 per ticket, with a limit of two per faculty/staff member. Non-discounted individual tickets are $60. No tickets will be sold at the door and ticket sales close Friday, Aug. 15. Special guests at the event, including Marshall University Head Football Coach Doc Holliday and his senior players, will speak about the future of Marshall University football. A Marshall Football VIP will also be seated at ...
  • Marshall University School of Medicine announces appointment of new department chair


    Dr. Charles L. Yarbrough, a longtime Huntington dermatologist, has been named inaugural chairman of the newly formed department of dermatology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. In making the announcement, Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, dean of the School of Medicine, said the addition of Yarbrough to the medical school faculty is another step in the school’s expansion of its medical education and clinical offerings. “It’s imperative that Marshall continue to build and nurture its infrastructure in order to ensure we are providing the best medical education possible,” Shapiro said. “I am pleased to welcome Charles Yarbrough and am confident that ...
  • Week of Welcome for freshmen just a week away


    Marshall’s Week of Welcome committee has provided information for faculty and staff regarding WOW activities, which will begin with move-in Wednesday, Aug. 20. In the days leading up to the start of classes, about 1,700 freshmen will take part in WOW activities. The freshmen will actually begin their first class at Marshall during Week of Welcome. The UNI 100 Freshman First Class is an introduction to academic structures and expectations of college life. “The WOW committee has dedicated much time and energy to ensure the first few days on campus fun, exciting, informative and enjoyable for these students but we need the help ...
  • Marshall Health opens new community pharmacy at medical center


    Marshall Health, in partnership with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the  School of Pharmacy and Cabell Huntington Hospital, has opened a new community pharmacy offering patients access to prescription medications at the Marshall University Medical Center. Marshall Pharmacy is a convenient option for patients and the public visiting the health sciences campus, as well as hospital and medical center staff.  It offers a full range of prescription medication services, including personalized pharmacist services, and carries limited over-the-counter medications and diabetic and medical supplies. Future plans include delivering discharge medications to Cabell Huntington Hospital inpatients before they leave the hospital, and ...
  • Marshall Health, Rec Center launch wellness program


    Marshall Health and Marshall Campus Recreation have a new wellness program for employees who have chosen Marshall Health as their medical home through PEIA. Currently, university and Marshall Health employees may purchase an annual membership to the Rec Center at a discounted cost of $38 per month. According to the announcement, If you have selected Marshall Health as your medical home, you’re eligible to participate in a new Marshall Health Fitness Program, and will receive an annual Rec Center membership for $25 a month with a fitness program tailored to your needs. Participants must make a one-year commitment to the fitness program, and ...
  • Medical students at Marshall University publish second edition of creative works


    “Aenigma Medicorum,” an annual literary and art review by medical students at the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine contains dozens of submissions about life and death as seen through the eyes of medical students and physicians. The 56-page booklet, which was financially supported through the School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, aims to give creative voice to health care providers through writings like poetry and short stories as well as photography. The book’s executive editor, Sarah Slocum, a fourth-year medical student, says the publication is an attempt to strengthen the medical school community by reaffirming commitment to the human experience and ...
  • Marshall Psychology faculty, students present session at Comic-Con


    Two faculty members from the Psychology Department, along with two doctoral students, presented a session at the  45th Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego. Comic-Con is an educational corporation that creates awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. Dr. April Fugett and Dr. Keith Beard, as well as doctoral students Elijah Wise and Britani Black, presented “From Spider-Man to Darth Vader – How Your Personality Influences Our Favorite Characters.” The session was attended by nearly 200 people. The researchers surveyed more than 400 people from across the country on the characters that they liked and with which they ...
  • Nine MU students to spend 2014-2015 academic year studying in Japan


    Nine Marshall students  will be going to Japan for the 2014-2015 academic year to study at two institutions: Kansai Gaidai University and Chukyo University. “I am thrilled that these students will have the opportunity to study abroad in Japan. This will be a life-changing experience and will lead to great opportunities in the future,” said Dr. R.B. Bookwalter, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Seven students will be attending Kansai Gaidai University in the Osaka prefecture. They are: Michael Joseph Haverty ,Japanese major with a double minor in Asian Studies and International Affairs; Leah Goss,  double major in Japanese and Visual Arts with ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Mark Zanter


    “Persistence of Memory,”  a composition by Dr. Mark Zanter, professor of music, was performed at the National Flute Association convention this past weekend in Chicago. The work, for electronics and flute, was played by Lindsey Goodman, principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
  • Faculty Achievement – Dr. Jess Morrissette


    Dr. Jess Morissette, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of International  Affairs,  has an article published in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Studies in Popular Culture, a leading journal in the field of pop culture studies. The article is titled “Zombies, International Relations, and the Production of Danger: Critical Security Studies Versus the Living Dead.” In summary, the article explores how  the tendency to treat zombies as inhuman creatures, bent on our destruction and incapable of compromise, predisposes characters in various fictional works to respond to the perceived threat with violence.  It asks in what ways might similar perceptions shape ...
  • Sawhney’s tobacco research published in West Virginia Medical Journal


    Dr. Monika Sawhney of the College of Health Professions has recently had her research article titled “Comprehensive Tobacco Control in West Virginia – Going from Intersection to Integration” published in the West Virginia Medical Journal. Sawhney co-authored the study with officials from the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department in Charleston. Sawhney, program director for the undergraduate public health program, said their research showed West’s Virginia adult daily smoking rates have not declined when comparing numbers to the rest of the nation or even surrounding states. “West Virginia has a lot of tobacco usage and this research looks at the neighboring states such as Ohio, ...
  • ‘Tech Up’ helps nontraditional students with technology concerns


    “Tech Up,” a program designed to help nontraditional students succeed at Marshall  by being technologically up to speed by the time they take their first course, is being offered for the second consecutive year. Steve Hensley, dean of Student Affairs, said many students, particularly those who have been out of school for a few years, are not as tech-savvy as they would like–or need to–be. Many people, Hensley said, don’t know the basics simply because they never had to use computers before in their everyday lives. . “So, we start with the very basic levels of how to access Marshall e-mail and ...

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