January 6, 2016

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  • Monthly open house to take place today


    Interim President Gary White and members of the university’s senior management team are hosting another of the informal monthly open houses today 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.
  • Higher Learning Commission reaffirms Marshall University’s accreditation


    The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has continued Marshall University’s accredited status. The re-affirmation of Marshall’s accreditation follows submission of an extensive assurance argument and an October campus visit from peer reviewers. University officials were notified of the commission’s action in late December. Interim President Gary G. White said, “We are pleased with this recognition of Marshall’s educational excellence and appreciate the efforts of all the faculty, staff and students who participated in the accreditation process. The assurance argument and the site visit not only ensure the quality of our university, but also provide ...
  • Dietetics program to be featured at Business After Hours Jan. 14


    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 ...
  • BrickStreet Insurance gives Marshall $1 million to fund scholarships


    BrickStreet Insurance has presented Marshall University with a gift of $1 million that will be used to fund scholarships. The gift was announced last month by Greg Burton, chief executive officer of BrickStreet. Earlier last fall, Interim President Gary White announced a “Strategic Scholarship Growth Initiative” to secure private support to help students of need in pursuing a degree in higher education. This endowed gift from the BrickStreet Foundation supports this initiative and will provide scholarships for medical students in the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and general students at Marshall University “With this gift, BrickStreet is helping our students achieve ...
  • One-man show by artist Larry Wolfe on display at South Charleston campus


    Growing up, artist Larry Wolfe loved the classics told by authors of their time—Treasure Island, Kidnapped and James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales like The Last of the Mohicans. But as much as he enjoyed reading the books, it was the illustrations that really caught his eye and influenced his work to this day, he said. Now the Charleston artist’s work can be seen in a one-man show on display at the South Charleston campus Library and Research Commons  through the spring semester.  It is part of the library’s rotating exhibits of works by area artists. A reception for Wolfe will take place ...
  • New research funding database coming in March


    The Marshall University Research Corporation is going to replace Pivot, its current funding database for researchers, with a new system called Grant Forward. Grant Forward is an easy-to-use, comprehensive database of funding opportunities that enables researchers to easily find funding opportunities. One click produces a list of funding opportunities and application deadlines. If you have a marshall.edu domain name, you can access the database from any computer, on campus or at home. Special features include an interactive graphic word cloud, expired listings tagged visually for quick sorting and profile automation. Look for more information in the coming weeks about this important service for faculty ...
  • Old Main featured in 2016 State Historic Preservation Office calendar


    A Marshall University landmark is featured in the newest edition of the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office calendar. “Old Main,” which has been beloved by generations of Marshall students and Huntington residents, is featured in the 2016 calendar for the month of September. Interim President Gary G. White and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams helped West Virginia Division of Culture and History Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith unveil the calendar last month at a media event in Old Main. An outreach program of the State Historic Preservation Office, the annual calendar features photographs of historic resources in West Virginia and information about the programs ...
  • Marshall social work department partners with Concord and West Virginia State for $10K substance abuse grant


    Marshall has joined with Concord University and West Virginia State University to advance the profession of social work and improve the well-being of West Virginia’s children and their families. A $10,000 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Adolescent Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grant will fund this collaborative partnership among these West Virginia universities. The SBIRT grant will allow the schools of social work to prepare students to screen, provide brief interventions and conduct referrals to treatment for substance abuse issues with adolescents, according to Marshall’s undergraduate social work director, Jo Dee Gottlieb. “Beginning in spring 2016, this grant will give us ...
  • Aaron M. Brownfield, M.D., chosen as December Resident of the Month


    Second-year pediatrics resident Aaron M. Brownfield, M.D., has been selected as the December 2015 Resident of the Month at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. In announcing the selection, Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education, praised Brownfield for his ability to work with others. “One of the nicest things about this Resident of the Month program is that it gives us an opportunity to recognize residents for something they do every day,” Wehner said. “This month’s recipient, Dr. Brownfield, is a prime example. He is recognized for being a successful peer mentor – an everyday activity. Yet, ...
  • Marshall’s 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition opens Jan. 11; School of Art and Design to award $200+ Juror’s Choice Award


    The Visual Arts Center Gallery will open the spring semester Monday, Jan. 11, with the 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition, featuring 30 artists from 17 states. As this year’s juror, Huntington Museum of Art Executive Director Geoffrey Fleming will decide who receives the Juror’s Choice Award, which boasts a $200 minimum cash award. “I think this year’s show encompasses a variety of different media and forms that will allow any viewer to discover something that will pique their interest,” Fleming said. Artists from the exhibition utilized media ranging from the classic oil on canvas to unconventional conglomerates, such as Benjy Davies’ “Nagasaki Nest ...
  • CoolSculpting® now available at Marshall Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


    The physicians at Marshall Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery are now offering CoolSculpting, the world’s leading non-invasive fat removal treatment. CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared medical procedure that freezes away unwanted fat for good without surgery or downtime. Treated, or crystallized, fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body using controlled, cold technology. Patients should start to see results in as early as three weeks and will experience the most dramatic results between one and three months. “CoolSculpting is clinically proven, safe and effective,” said Farid B. Mozaffari, M.D., FACS of Marshall Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and an associate professor with the Joan C. ...
  • Faculty/Staff Achievement: Jason Chute


    Jason Chute, Forensic Science Center DNA technical leader, recently presented information about the successful pilot project to review and expedite sexual assault kit cases for the Michigan State Police (MSP) at the Bode Mid-Atlantic: DNA and Investigators Conference in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Individuals from crime laboratories and law enforcement, as well as attorneys, attended the event to receive training regarding policy, impact, and technology that affect the law enforcement and legal communities.
  • Marshall Rec Center to be host to 2016 Pump and Run


    The Recreation Center will be host to the 2016 Pump and Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The Pump and Run is a fun combination of weight lifting and a 5k run.  It combines strength and endurance by allowing participants to take up to 15 minutes off their 5k times by losing 30 seconds with each bench press rep. The “pump” portion of the race will take place before the 5k in the recreation center. Each participant will be weighed in to determine the amount of weight they will need to bench press. Participants can do up to thirty reps at a ...
  • Birke Art Gallery to open spring semester with mixed media experience


    The Birke Art Gallery will open the spring semester Jan. 11 with Façade, a mixed media English garden brought to life from a collaboration of artist Jordan Tate and the artist duo Future Retrieval. Tate, with Future Retrieval’s Katie Parker and Guy Davis, employed 21st-century technology to produce 2D scans of 3D images. The flattened images are combined with sculptures, collaging typically divergent elements. “These sculptures continue to play with function in the face of façade, referencing ideas of process vs. product,” according to the group’s artist statement. “The topiary forest moves back and forth – a cardboard cutout made from a ...
  • School of Pharmacy receives gift from anonymous donor through Foundation for the Tri-State Community


    The School of Pharmacy has received a $10,000 gift to use for the school’s most pressing needs, including student support. The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, chose to support the growth of the school by making a charitable contribution through the Foundation for the Tri-State Community. “Our foundation was pleased to make this gift through a donor-advised fund, which is a mechanism that allows donors to select over time their gift recipients while receiving an immediate tax benefit,” said Mary Witten Wiseman, president of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community.  “Supporting the Tri-State community at large, including Marshall University, is our ...

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