January 13, 2016

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  • President Gilbert to take office officially Jan. 16


    Incoming Marshall University President Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert is in Huntington this week to begin getting settled in. He will assume his duties as the university’s 37th president this Saturday, Jan. 16. His schedule currently includes three public events  for next week, as follows:   Monday, Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day 5:30 p.m. – Celebration, Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Marshall University Annual celebration sponsored by the NAACP and the university’s Office of Intercultural Affairs. President Gilbert will be making brief remarks at the celebration.   Tuesday, Jan. 19: Higher Education Day at the Legislature 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. West Virginia State Capitol, Charleston Annual event sponsored by the ...
  • Marshall community to remember Dr. King Monday


    Marshall University will help celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The event will include a host of activities honoring the late civil rights leader. The traditional march, which was scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m., has been canceled due to a forecast of extreme weather conditions. Dr. Jerome Gilbert, Marshall’s incoming president, will be among the speakers at the 5:30 p.m. event. Other features will include the Marshall University Chamber Choir, a video, a vocal performance, liturgical dance and a presentation by the American Dream Movement. A reception ...
  • Rapid Response Team for Shared Services reports progress, future direction


    As the Rapid Response Team for Shared Services continues its work, the team’s leadership is providing an update on what has happened so far and what can be expected in the weeks ahead. Mary Ellen Heuton, senior vice president for finance and Chief Financial Officer, has spoken to several groups about the vision for the shared services effort, and the Shared Services Implementation team continues frequent meetings. In addition, two travel positions have been posted; interviews will begin soon. Meetings also have occurred with deans and vice presidents to discuss shared services, the budget work ahead, and the staff that will initially ...
  • Reminder: Dietetics program to be featured at Business After Hours tomorrow


    The College of Health Professions and the Department of Dietetics, in partnership with Cabell Huntington Hospital, will present the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Huntington’s Kitchen, 911 Third Ave. The event will celebrate the upcoming move of Dietetics to the 3rd Avenue location this month. Business After Hours is designed as a premier networking event for members of the business community. The cost is $15 per member if registered in advance and $20 for non-members and walk-ins. Since Marshall is a member of the chamber, faculty and staff can ...
  • Anthropological Society issues final call for conference in Huntington


    A final call is being issued for proposals for the Southern Anthropological Society’s 51st Annual Meeting and Conference, which will take place April 7-9, in Huntington, according to Dr. Brian A. Hoey associate professor of anthropology and the conference and program chair. Proposal submissions are due Monday, Feb. 1. “With concern over budgets potentially limiting our travel, this is a tremendous opportunity to present your work with little expense,” Hoey said. With the orienting theme being publicly engaged, locally committed applications of social and allied sciences, Hoey says he is particularly seeking proposals for organized sessions, forums and special events, as well as ...
  • Rec Center announces dates for Kids’ Night Out


    The first Kids’ Night Out of the year will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the  Marshall Recreation Center. Children will climb on the Rec Center’s rock wall, swim in the indoor pool, play ball on the courts and have a pizza party. Potty-trained children ages 4-12 will be able to interact with other kids during a fun, safe night at the  Center. All they need to bring is a swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, and closed-toed shoes. The cost for members is $20 ($15 for each additional sibling), and the cost for non-members is $25 ($20 for each ...
  • Experienced thoracic surgeon joins Marshall Health


    Mark H. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., a board-certified, fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon, has joined the faculty of the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine as an assistant professor. He will also be a part of Marshall Surgery, a department of Marshall Health, and Cabell Huntington Hospital. Cooper specializes in surgery of the heart, lungs, esophagus and other chest organs, as well as robotic services. He comes to Huntington with 27 years of experience in general and cardiothoracic surgery, having practiced in England and most recently in eastern Tennessee. Cooper earned his medical degree from the University of Leeds in England. He completed a residency ...
  • Marshall’s Chamber of Commerce membership allows employees to get involved


    As Marshall  is a member of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, employees are encouraged to get involved in the Chamber by attending events and participating in chamber committees. Because the university is a member, employees can join committees and attend chamber events at the member rate. The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit association of business and professional people working together to make the Cabell and Wayne County area a better place to live and do business. There is a wide range of member services and benefits, including business referrals, business education workshops and seminars, exclusive promotional opportunities, ...
  • Rec Center extends Fitness Challenge to faculty, staff


    The Marshall Recreation Center will be hosting a free Fitness Challenge for all faculty and staff  from Monday, Jan. 18,  through Friday, March 18. The Fitness Challenge is a team competition with up to five members per team. There are nine chances to win weekly individual prizes and a grand prize for the top team. Prizes include one month free membership, one free personal training session, and other prizes. For more information on the Fitness Challenge, contact Anna Blanchard at blanchard5@marshall.edu .
  • Faculty/Staff Achievement: Bill Gardner


    Bill Gardner, assistant professor in the digital foresnsics and information assurance program in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, is the author of a new book edition that was published in December, Google Hacking For Penetration Testers.  The publisher’s site noted, “Google is the most popular search engine ever created, but Google’s search capabilities are so powerful, they sometimes discover content that no one ever intended to be publicly available on the Web, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, trade secrets, and federally classified documents. Google Hacking for Penetration Testers, Third Edition, shows you how security professionals and system administrator can manipulate ...
  • RCBI, partners kick off ‘Apprenticeship Works’


    The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, the U.S. Department of Labor and their partners celebrated the kickoff of Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program at RCBI, yesterday in downtown Huntington. Manufacturers, community members and others were invited to the event, which took place at RCBI Huntington on Fourth Ave. The Department of Labor awarded $4.9 million to RCBI to expand its model apprenticeship program. The kickoff event presented details about Apprenticeship Works, a five-year initiative that will make apprenticeships more affordable to employers and more accessible to employees and individuals considering careers in manufacturing.
  • Volunteer Fair set for Jan. 27


    The Office of Community Engagement will be hosting a Volunteer Fair to be held in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center, Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with various community service agencies, and hopefully find an opportunity to volunteer and ‘give back’ to the Huntington community,” said Elizabeth Appell Sheets, coordinator of Community Engagement. For more information, contact her by e-mail at communityengagement@marshall.edu, or by phone at ext. 6-2285.

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