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  • “We Are…Marshall” cheer to highlight Conference USA championship game

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    Thundering Herd football fans across the world, most of whom are convinced that Marshall University’s Conference USA championship game with Rice this Saturday should have been played in Huntington, will be shouting the “We Are … Marshall” chant at specific times during the game. Since the game will be played in Houston, Marshall fans who cannot make the trip will be there in spirit doing their best to demonstrate support for the Thundering Herd. They will be chanting in unison, “We Are … Marshall” from their homes and alumni clubs where game-watching parties will be widespread. The chants will start at noon ...
  • Dr. Chong W. Kim Endowed Scholarship honors two-time dean at Marshall

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    The Dr. Chong W. Kim Endowed Scholarship, a fund named in honor of the former two-time dean of the College of Business, has been established by the Marshall University Foundation Inc. Kim, who retired last year after 35 years at Marshall, was honored recently in a ceremony at the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. Dr. Haiyang Chen, current dean of the College of Business, said the college also plans to start a distinguished speaker series in honor of Kim that will feature successful alumni of the College of Business. “We’re here to honor Dr. Kim for his generosity ...
  • Joe Wortham named Employee of the Month

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    Joe Wortham, business and facilities assistant in athletics, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for June, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee. Employed since January 1971, he was nominated by Catherine Donchatz, Ruth Patton, and David Steele. In her nomination Donchatz wrote, “It is a pleasure to work with Joe.  He is dependable and consistent.  If there is an opportunity or need to go the extra mile, Joe will be right there doing all he can to complete a task or offer to help.  Along with his excellent work ethic, Joe ...
  • Marshall recognized for food donation and waste diversion efforts

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    Marshall University is among 26 colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic Region that have joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Challenge to date. According to a list provided by the EPA, West Virginia University is the only other participant in West Virginia. The Food Recovery Challenge encourages colleges, universities and other organizations to donate and divert as much of their excess food as possible. Organizations that join EPA’s challenge find that they not only save money, but they also feed the needy and help protect the environment at the same time. “The food donations to hunger-relief organizations made by colleges and ...
  • School of Medicine faculty member serves as editor for medical school curriculum e-book

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    Dr. Aaron M. McGuffin, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and a team of 48 students from 11 medical schools have created a medical curriculum e-book that was released last month online. “Universal Notes for Medical Students 2013” is available on the Inkling store. “We are very proud of Dr. McGuffin and his team for developing this new tool, which combines old-school note-taking with 21st century technology,” said Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, dean of the  School of Medicine. “Their efforts are commendable and will provide medical students across the country with another avenue ...
  • School of Medicine dean part of international team investigating renal-artery stenting

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    Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, dean of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and a team of researchers around the world had their findings published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, the premier journal for publishing clinical studies. The multi-center study included 947 patients with renal-artery stenosis and either high blood pressure or chronic kidney disease, who were then randomized to receive either medical therapy and stenting or medical therapy alone.   The study outcomes indicated there was no significant benefit to the population that received the stenting procedure. Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL), was the largest study examining ...
  • Faculty/Staff Achievement: Publication in SRCEA Journal


    Dr. Marc Ellison, interim executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center; Jackie Clark, assistant coordinator for the center’s College Program for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome; Dr. Michael Cunningham, professor of leadership studies; and Rebecca Hansen, program coordinator for the center’s college program, recently published their manuscript,  “Academic and Campus Accommodations that Foster Success for College Students with Asperger’s Disorder,” in the SRCEA Yearbook, the peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Regional Council on Education Administration. This research effort is one of the first in the country to identify and describe the supports necessary for college students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to have ...
  • Brownfields Assistance Center expands surface-mined land reuse and redevelopment activities


    Officials at the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall on Monday announced an expansion of their partnership with the West Virginia Division of Energy’s Office of Coalfield Community Development to explore the reuse and redevelopment potential of land that has been surface-mined. Over the past several years, the two organizations have worked together to demonstrate and evaluate renewable energy applications on former surface-mined properties. Projects have included assessments of wind, solar and biomass energy, as well as hydropower. According to center director George Carico, the Division of Energy and the Appalachian Regional Commission are providing $355,000 in funding for three new ...
  • MU public health professor to host study abroad program in Tanzania


    Dr. Monika Sawhney, public health program director in the College of Health Professions, is taking a group of students to Tanzania this summer for a unique study abroad opportunity. “This is the only study abroad program related to public health care and nursing,” Sawhney said. “We will offer students an opportunity to explore aspects of our world that they may never have a chance to do so otherwise.” Sawhney said students can receive undergraduate or graduate credit for coursework in public and global health, nursing and Swahili. “The sky is the limit here at Marshall to have a well-guided study abroad trip with ...
  • Marshall honored for creating tobacco-free campus

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    Marshall was honored recently for its efforts in creating a tobacco-free campus. A brief ceremony took place in the Memorial Student Center. President Stephen J. Kopp received an award from Dr. Harry K. Tweel, medical director of the  Cabell-Huntington Health Department. The award was made on behalf of the Cabell County Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Environment, which is based out of the health department. Amy Saunders, director of student health education programs at Marshall, said several groups including the Student Government Association, the Classified Staff Council, the Faculty Senate and the Board of Governors helped work on this policy. “The policy is one ...

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed Dec. 11, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.