January 20, 2016

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  • A message from President Gilbert


    Dear Marshall community, Wow! What a first week it has been already. So far, as your president, I have had the pleasure of attending a basketball game on Saturday, participating in a student-led march and the annual program to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, and proudly representing Marshall at yesterday’s Higher Education Day at the Capitol in Charleston. In between those activities, I have begun to tour some of our facilities, met with local media, and am interacting with faculty, staff and students. I am also learning how to use Twitter, so please follow me at @marshallupres. In the ...
  • Reminder: Emergency Closings


    Although the university makes every effort to keep its campuses and centers open during times of inclement weather or other emergencies, members of the Marshall community are reminded that closing or other emergency announcements will be made using MU Alert, the front page of the website (www.marshall.edu), local news media and social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Marshall’s weather policy is located online at www.marshall.edu/ucomm/weatheremergency-closings.  
  • ‘Swan Lake’ to grace the Keith-Albee stage Jan. 26


    The world’s most well-known classical ballet, Swan Lake, is coming to the Marshall Artists Series for the first time on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin, presents the full-scale production, which will feature 50 dancers and is set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. The romantic ballet has been entertaining audiences for over 100 years. Based on Russian folklore and German legend, Swan Lake transports audiences to a dreamlike fairytale, in which it follows a heroic young prince as he works to ...
  • Marshall to test MU Alert emergency messaging system Jan. 27


    A test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Marshall community members who are subscribed to MU Alert are asked to be sure that they have received the message that morning. If a message has not been received by noon, a subscriber should review and update his or her contact information in the myMU/MU Alert Web interface. If this contact information was already correct, but a message was still not received, then an e-mail should be sent to mualert@marshall.edu with details on which contact method (text, e-mail, voice) did not work as ...
  • Marshall’s new director of military and veterans affairs ‘a great fit’


    Kim White is a military veteran who has experience in higher education and mental health. She also is a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction at Marshall , which she believes makes her “a great fit” for her new position at MU – director of military and veterans affairs. “I can empathize with the students and the stressors involved in pursuing school, work and family goals, and how experience as a veteran – the military training one receives – factors into success in higher education. The veterans see me studying, bemoaning a huge assignment, prioritizing my time and resources, and working ...
  • TIAA-CREF counseling sessions to take place Jan. 26-27


    Marshall University will offer TIAA-CREF individual counseling sessions for its employees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Memorial Student Center room 2W9. These sessions are offered at no additional cost to you. Experienced TIAA-CREF financial consultants will be available to discuss your financial goals and options for investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Space is limited, so sign up today by registering at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). Visit the TIAA-CREF website to view dates and times for individual ...
  • Burnis Morris chosen as a History Hero for work and support of Woodson Foundation’s historical programs and services


    Burnis Morris, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been selected as a 2016 History Hero, for which he will be honored during the West Virginia History Day at the Legislature program Friday, Jan. 29. The program will be held in the State Theater at the Culture Center, on the grounds of the State Capitol in Charleston, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Morris was nominated by the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation Inc., for his work and support of the foundation’s historical programs and services. “I am truly honored and humbled to have been selected as ...
  • School of Medicine researchers review thyroid cancer test for efficacy


    Clinician researchers from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have published a review looking at the efficacy of a diagnostic thyroid cancer test becoming routinely used in hospitals and medical centers across the country. Their research study was published online in the January issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Medical Oncology. The review, which was conducted by a team of physicians in the department of internal medicine, looked at individual patient data from seven different studies of the Afirma® Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) and concluded the test is an excellent tool to rule out malignancy. “This review was important because there have been ...
  • Marshall faculty, recent graduates contribute to book on digital forensics


    Marshall faculty and graduates have contributed to the book “Digital Forensics: Threatscape and Best Practices,” published by Syngress. John Sammons, assistant professor, and director of the digital forensics and information assurance program, served as editor of the book, which includes chapters on a wide array of topics including cryptocurrencies,  mobile  device forensics, psychological profiling using digital evidence, social media forensics, cyber crime and legal challenges involving digital evidence among others. Marshall faculty contributing to the book included Dr. Dhruba Bora, Dr. Kimberly DeTardo-Bora, Peggy Brown, and Josh Brunty. Recent graduates Preston Miller (graduate of the forensic science program) and Shawn Jordan ...
  • Women of Color award nominations due Feb. 14


    The Marshall University Women of Color Committee is in search of nominations of women on Marshall University’s campuses and/or the Huntington community for the 2016 Women of Color Award. The Women of Color Day celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at noon in the Memorial Student Center room BE5.   Qualifications: Nominees must be a Cabell County resident or Marshall University employee or student.   Criteria: Nominees will be selected based on the following areas: Community and/or University service, Contribution towards promoting multicultural understanding and gender equality.   Required Materials: Nominee’s resume and list of honors and activities A letter from nominating person stating why the nominee should receive the MU Women ...
  • Marshall, WVU collaborate to offer free online access to West Virginia history


    Marshall University and West Virginia University have teamed up to provide free online access to publications for courses on the Mountain State’s history. Titled “West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader,” the project was assembled by Dr. Kevin Barksdale, associate professor of history at Marshall, and WVU’s Dr. Ken Fones-Wolf, professor of history and holder of the Stuart and Joyce Robbins Chair. From European settlement to mountaintop removal, this collection of previously published essays from the journal “West Virginia History” and other WVU Press publications chronicles the history of the territory we now know as West Virginia. “By partnering with WVU Press and ...

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