January 27, 2016

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  • Marshall engineering professor named finalist for West Virginia Professor of the Year


    Dr. Andrew Nichols, professor of civil engineering,  has been named one of the five finalists for the West Virginia Professor of the Year award. The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia will announce the winner in early March, according to Provost Dr. Gayle Ormiston. “We only nominate one professor for this award and it is one of the highest honors a faculty member can achieve,” Ormiston said. “Nichols was the recipient of last year’s Dr. Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award for his impact on students and innovative teaching style. He is a perfect representative of what it means to be ...
  • Marketing focus groups to be held tomorrow


    Marshall’s marketing partner TWG Plus will be on campus tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 28, to conduct focus groups with a number of constituent groups, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. The firm’s representatives will be soliciting feedback about preliminary creative concepts they have developed based on market research done over the past year or so. The creative concepts that come out of this exercise will be used in a long-term, universitywide marketing and image campaign. Invitations to participate in the focus groups have gone out to some members of the university community. Those who did not receive an invitation but would ...
  • Open house, first for President Gilbert, to take place Feb. 3


    President Gilbert and members of the university’s senior management team are hosting another of the informal monthly open houses Wednesday, Feb. 3,  for members of the Marshall community from 3 to 4 p.m. The event will take place in the in the reception area of the Office of University Communications, 213 Old Main. Refreshments will be served. Faculty, staff and, students are welcome and encouraged to attend to meet and talk with administrators about topics of their choice.
  • Marshall implements plan to deal with storm recovery


    Marshall University officials and staff members worked the weekend to implement a plan to deal with the after-effects of Jonas as the winter storm ended. President Gilbert was out walking the campus late Saturday morning and complimented the university’s grounds crews for the clear sidewalks. He thanked the staffs of Physical Plant and Housing and Residence Life for their ongoing efforts during the storm. A number of those staff members, as well as some from Sodexo Dining Services, stayed on the Huntington campus over the weekend to ensure that essential services are provided for students living on campus. “As always, our top priority is safety ...
  • Plans underway for Marshall Day at the Capitol Feb. 26


    Marshall University faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to help turn the upper rotunda of the State Capitol Kelly green Friday, Feb. 26, as the university celebrates the annual Marshall Day at the Capitol. “We are grateful for this opportunity to showcase for our state leaders the programs and ongoing projects here at Marshall University that are delivering exceptional results and guiding us forward,” said Matt Hayes, executive director of alumni relations. “With Dr. Gilbert’s arrival and his presidency now in effect, we are poised to support his efforts in working with our legislators to continue the advancement of our ...
  • Marshall faculty member receives 2016 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association


    Dr. Joseph Beckett of the  College of Health Professions has been chosen as the recipient of the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA). Beckett, program director of the college’s Department of Athletic Training, is the only athletic trainer in West Virginia to receive a MAATA award in 2016. The MAATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award is a prestigious honor that recognizes qualified MAATA members for their exceptional and unique contributions to the athletic training profession, according to Marty Bradley, associate athletic director for sports medicine at Old Dominion University in Virginia. Bradley, a longtime friend and colleague, ...
  • New IT Guides Available for Students, Faculty & Staff


    The Division of Information Technology has created online IT guides for students as well as faculty and staff. The new guides are currently available through the “current students” and “faculty /staff” tabs from the homepage of the website. “The Division of Information Technology wanted to provide general IT overview guides of our essential services for both students and employees,” said Dr. Jan I. Fox, senior vice president for information technology and chief information officer. “The Online IT Guides hyperlink to more detailed information. You may always contact our IT Service Desk directly (6-3200 or servicedesk@marshall.edu) for assistance with any technical issue.” The Student ...
  • Nine projects selected for Marshall University and West Virginia University health grants program


    Marshall University and West Virginia University have awarded $426,234 in grants to nine projects that promote health-related partnerships between the two schools.  This collaborative program is coordinated through the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI). As announced in August 2015, both universities have each pledged $250,000 annually for a three-year combined effort of $1.5 million to support innovative clinical projects and/or translational research that will ultimately help faculty members at both schools better serve West Virginians and attract future external funding. “We hope that West Virginians and others in the Appalachian region will ultimately benefit from the projects that we ...
  • Annual Soul Food Feast to take place Feb. 7


    The Center for African American Students has announced plans for its traditional Soul Food Feast this year. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the John Marshall Dining Room at the Memorial Student Center. This annual celebration is a time of fellowship with friends, family, and others from throughout the community, said  Maurice Cooley, associate vice president of intercultural affairs. “It is a joyful time to celebrate in the spirit of love,  while enjoying  the company of and conversation with family, friends, faculty, students and others from throughout our community, enhanced by some of the most appetizing ...
  • M.B.A. program qualifies as one of the ‘most affordable’


    Online business education and career guide TopManagementDegrees.com has ranked the Lewis College of Business  M.B.A. program 27th nationally in their Affordable M.B.A. Programs ranking. Since not every  M.B.A. program is developed in the same way or held to the same high caliber, the ranking looked at the more than 500 schools in the U.S. that hold an accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International,  whose accreditation is the gold standard of business school accreditors. This accreditation is achieved by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor, master’s and ...
  • Kim selected as January resident of the month


    Jeffery Kim, M.D., an orthopaedic resident at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected as the January Resident of the Month, Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean and designated institution official for graduate medical education, has announced. Kim is currently finishing his fifth and final year as a resident and serves as the administrative chief. “To be nominated by nearly all the faculty of your program is truly an honor in itself,” Wehner said. “However, by having the words ‘exceptional’ and ‘outstanding’ used in nearly every nomination, Dr. Kim’s nomination is brought to the forefront.” Frank Shuler, M.D., Ph.D., professor ...
  • University Computing Facilities (UCF) provides technology learning spaces  throughout Marshall University’s Huntington campus. 


      UFC facilities provide an assortment of learning spaces that range from general, individual-use computer stations to computer lab classrooms. The largest learning space is Drinko Library, which includes the 24-hour Study Center, three floors of individual use computing stations, multiple Study, Team and Collaboration rooms and two Training Rooms with laptop computers. UCF maintains four computer lab classrooms, two in Corbly Hall and one in Harris Hall and Smith Hall. In the Memorial Student Center, UCF maintains the Marco’s Computer Lab and the E-Post office. Support for these facilities are provided by the UCF staff at the Study Center Desk in Drinko ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Zelideth Rivas


    Dr. Zelideth Rivas, assistant professor of Japanese in the Department of Modern Languages, has had two recent articles published. They are: “Songs from the Land of Eternal Summer: Beyond Duality in Japanese Brazilian Publication and Colonia Man’yôshû.” Comparative Literature Studies 52.4 (2015):787-817; and “Mistura for the Fans: Performing Mixed-Race Japanese Brazilianness in Japan.” Journal of Intercultural Studies 36.6 (2015): 710-728.

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