July 2, 2014

 

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  • Employees encouraged to ask questions about new WV OASIS finance system


    Two  sessions next week for Banner Finance users will help explain how state changes will affect Marshall employees and their work. Marshall finance and administration team members will be hosting two remaining question-and-answer sessions to update employees about how the state’s new finance system is affecting our own financial processes. The sessions will provide a brief overview of the changes and provide time for questions and answers. All employees are welcome to attend but those who regularly interact with the Banner software are especially encouraged to learn more during this time. JULY 9 – South Charleston 3:30 p.m. MUGC 319 JULY 10 – Huntington 10:30 a.m. Memorial Student Center ...
  • School of Medicine announces new administrative chair of ophthalmology


    Dr. R. Mark Hatfield, a Charleston-based retina specialist, has been appointed administrative chairman of Marshall University’s department of ophthalmology. Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, said the appointment was effective July 1. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Hatfield join us at Marshall,” Shapiro said.  “He is an accomplished, successful, private practice physician whose expertise, both clinically and in business, will be a tremendous asset as Marshall navigates the bold new world of health care and medical education.” Hatfield earned a doctor of optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry before graduating from the ...
  • Joe Wortham named Employee of the Year


    Joe Wortham, Assistant for Business and Facilities, Athletics, has been named the 2013 Marshall University Employee of the Year. The announcement was made by President Stephen J. Kopp at the annual classified staff Service Awards Luncheon June 26. Employed since January 1971, Wortham was the Employee of the  Month for June and 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 ...
  • MU faculty member, student ‘giving back’ through local Guitars for Vets program


    Marshall University associate professor Dr. Julio Alves and Jonathan Thorne, a senior music education major, are “giving back” to local veterans through the Guitars for Vets (G4V) program at the VA Medical Center in Spring Valley. Guitars for Vets is a federally registered 501(C)(3) not-for-profit founded in 2007 with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisc. Through the program, local vets are taught how to play guitar by volunteers such as Alves and Thorne. “It’s a great opportunity to give back to those who have served the country so bravely,” Alves said. “And, it is an opportunity for John and others to develop even further.” G4V ...
  • Honors College announces new class of Yeager Scholars


    Eight exceptional high-school seniors have been selected by the Honors College  to enter its Yeager Scholars Program this fall semester. One is the first international student in the history of this prestigious scholarship program. Each new Yeager class is named after a strong supporter of academic achievement opportunities at Marshall. The James and Verna Gibson Class of 2018, which is the 28th Yeager class, includes a student from Ontario, Canada, and several high school valedictorians. Dr. Ronald Bieniek, dean of the Honors College, said, “In their high school lives, our new Yeager Scholars exhibited a strong desire and ability for broad intellectual ...
  • Marshall athletic training students win fundraising competition for LivON Foundation to help prevent colon cancer


    Athletic training students from Marshall and the University of Charleston joined forces last month to compete against students from five other states to win a fundraising competition for the LivON Foundation, which helps support prevention of colon cancer. The competition took place during the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Training Conference held in Virginia Beach, Va. Zach Garrett, interim director for the department of athletic training, said the competition was called a Penny War and students were given positive points for collecting change and negative points for bills. “Students competed against other states in the district and the state of West Virginia came out on top ...
  • Department of Communication Disorders helps local youth improve literacy at the Huntington Reading Camp


    Twenty-four campers attended this year’s Huntington Reading Camp, a free-five-day event for children who are struggling readers, which concluded June 27.  The camp, which is sponsored yearly by the Department of Communication Disorders, provided each camper with 15 hours of reading instructions, strategies and skill builders taught by local teachers. In addition, campers enjoyed outdoor activities at Beech Fork State Park, the Huntington Museum of Art and the former Proctor Farm. At the conclusion of the camp.  participants received a backpack with four books, one being an autographed copy by Colleen Anderson, children’s author of “Missing: Mrs. Cornblossom,” who visited the camp. Dr. ...
  • New computer science master’s degree will fill need for advanced computer and software industry graduates


    Marshall  soon will offer a high-demand master of science degree in computer science, following last week’s  approval of the program by the Marshall University Board of Governors at its regular meeting. The MSCS is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skill and professional practices to develop complex software systems and will prepare students who desire to pursue further graduate work leading to the Ph.D. “A master’s degree in Computer Science (MSCS) is long overdue at Marshall University,” said Dr. Venkat Gudivada, a professor in the College of Information, Technology and Engineering (CITE),  who did much of the primary work on the new ...
  • June Harless Center to host ‘Camp Create’ in Gilbert


    The June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, part of the College of  Education, will be offering “Camp Create” at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert, W.Va., July 8-11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The camp is free, and will be open to students entering 2nd through 5th grade. Lunch will be provided for the children. “Camp Create,” which is being held in memory of James H. “Buck” Harless,  will focus on engaging children with real technology and creative robotics while integrating the arts. Each child will be creating his or her own robot, which will ...

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