May 20, 2015

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  • Presidential Search Update from Michael G. Sellards


    Dear Marshall University community: As part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed about the progress of the search for the next president of Marshall University, I am writing to you today with an update. As you know, we recently wrapped up the first phase of the search—the application phase. We had nearly 60 applicants and conducted off-site interviews with six semi-finalists. Although we had several very good prospects, we have decided not to name any finalists yet. You can read more about that here. The search committee met in executive session on Monday to move the search into its next phase. ...
  • Longtime Marshall Pediatrics physician named West Virginia’s Pediatrician of the Year


    Norman C. Cottrill, D.O., a board-certified pediatrician with the department of pediatrics at the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has been named the 2015  Pediatrician of the Year by the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Cottrill is an assistant professor of pediatrics and has been with Marshall Pediatrics since 1998. “We are so pleased that Dr. Cottrill has been recognized with this honor,” said Dr. Joseph Evans, chairman of the department of pediatrics. “He is loved by his patients and their families and truly represents what a pediatrician should be. “ A 1987 graduate of the West Virginia ...
  • Food Service Summer Hours of Operation


    The following hours have been announced for the summer food service operations.   MSC Food Court (Panini Grille, Ultimate Baja, Chick-fil-A, SubConnection) May 11th – June 5th:  10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Pizza Hut June 8th –August 19th 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Starbucks May 12th – June 5th:  8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. June 8th – August 18th:  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. August 19th:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. August 20st:  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. August 21st:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. August 24th:  Resume Regular Hours   Towers Marketplace May 8th – June 3th:  Closed June 4th:  5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. June 5th: Breakfast  7 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Lunch  11 a.m. –  2:00 ...
  • Science Adventure Camps for students K-12 return this summer


    For the second year, the College of Science is hosting the Summer Science Adventure camps for grades K-12 beginning June 15. Camp offerings, which emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, have tripled this year. All camps are hands-on with science and include creativity and art. With camps spanning several fields including forensic science, microscopy, anatomy, microbiology, and computer programming, campers will explore and learn through both hands-on and activity based learning. The organizers say the camps offer the opportunity for children to enrich their science education while learning what real science is all about. The camps are staffed by Marshall faculty members, graduate students ...
  • Basketball camps to take place beginning June 18


    The Marshall men’s basketball program will host four camps this summer at Cam Henderson Center, Coach Dan D’Antoni has announced. Varsity and junior varsity high school boys’ teams will be able to attend Marshall’s Team Camp on June 18-19, and middle school boys’ teams are welcome at the Middle School Shootout on June 20. The Herd’s Individual Camp for boys ages 7 to 17 will be held June 29-July 2, and the Little Herd Camp for boys and girls ages 7 to entering 7th grade is set for July 6-9. At each camp, participants will be able to learn and play alongside ...
  • Success of Marshall’s Center for Wellness in the Arts prompts program expansion


    Since August 2014, the Marshall University Center for Wellness in the Arts (CWA) has provided health and wellness education to the university’s performing arts students through a collaboration between the College of Arts and Media and the College of Health Professions. Due to the positive response from participants and the  impact on student success, the CWA will expand the services offered in years to come, according to college deans Don Van Horn and Dr. Michael Prewitt. “Over 150 performing arts students utilized the training provided by the Center for Wellness in the Arts and each of them said they saw improvements ...
  • School of Medicine to host ‘Outstanding in Our Field 2’ June 6


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host “Outstanding in Our Field 2,” co-sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, June 6. The scholarship fundraiser will take place on a large farm in Proctorville, Ohio, at the home of Dr. Bobby Miller (Class of 1997) and Eric Hardin-Miller. This year’s event will feature a traditional Brazilian feast, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. and followed by dinner and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. This dining experience will feature Chef Kevin Fowler, president and CEO of Cabell Huntington Hospital; Sous Chef Dr. Joseph Shapiro, dean of the ...
  • Marshall alumnus, family make gift to College Program for Students with ASD


    The Delahaye family has donated $20,000 to the College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the West Virginia Autism Training Center. Bradley Delahaye, a Marshall University and College Program alumnus, and his family contributed $20,000 to the program earlier this year. To date, the Delahaye family has donated over $35,000 to the program but this contribution was endowed to establish a fund known as the Delahaye Family Scholarship, according to Dr. Rebecca Hansen, coordinator of CPSASD. “The Delahaye family is invested in providing opportunities for college students with AS to receive the specialized supports they need to be successful ...
  • ‘Euscorpius’ publication reaches 200th issue milestone


    The 200th issue of Euscorpius, the only existing research journal completely devoted to scorpions, is now available. Edited by Dr. Victor Fet, professor of biological sciences at Marshall and Michael E. Soleglad from Winchester, California, the journal is based at Marshall and is located online at www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius. Euscorpius is also hosted on Marshall Digital Scholar at http://mds.marshall.edu/euscorpius. The issue may be downloaded at www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius/p2015_200.pdf. This 200th issue is accompanied by a separate Bicentennial booklet (15 pages), which can be downloaded at www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius/Euscorpius%20Bicentennial%20Booklet.pdf.      
  • Marshall faculty to guide undergrads in conducting biomedical research


    Eighteen undergraduate students from nine institutions are spending the summer conducting biomedical research in Marshall University’s laboratories. The students are participating in nine-week programs offered through the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE), Marshall’s school of medicine Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS), and the American Heart Association Undergraduate Summer Internship Research (AHA-USIR) program. Dr. Elsa I. Mangiarua,  a professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology at the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine  directs the WV-INBRE summer program. She said the programs allow participants to gain valuable, hands-on experience doing graduate-level research in the labs ...


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