May 6, 2015

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  • Marshall to graduate 1,642 students in commencement ceremonies May 9


    More than 1,600 Marshall University students will graduate Saturday, May 9, in a pair of commencement ceremonies at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. For the fourth consecutive year, Marshall will conduct two commencement ceremonies on the same day. The 9 a.m. ceremony is for bachelor’s and associate degree candidates, and a 2 p.m. ceremony the same day is for master’s and doctoral degree candidates. Among the 1,642 students receiving degrees are 1,077 undergraduates, 476 graduate students, 64 students from the School of Medicine and 25 from the School of Physical Therapy’s inaugural class. Marshall Registrar Roberta Ferguson said 468 ...
  • Today’s monthly open house canceled


    The monthly campus-wide open house scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 6, has been canceled, said Ginny Painter, senior vice president for communications and marketing. The reason for today’s cancellation is to allow the university community to attend the retirement reception for Dean of Student Affairs Steve Hensley, which will take place in the Drinko Atrium beginning at 3 p.m. Next month’s open house is scheduled to take place Wednesday, June 3, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the reception area of the Office of University Communications, 213 Old Main. Members of the university community are encouraged to stop by for ...
  • School of Medicine marks annual commencement week with several activities


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will award 64 Doctor of Medicine degrees Friday in the  annual Investiture Ceremony. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Admission is by invitation only. Interim President Gary G. White will confer the students’ degrees. This year’s special guest speaker is Robert W. Schrier, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Colorado and former longtime chairman of the school’s department of medicine.   Known the world over by researchers and scientists for his research into acute kidney failure and other facets of kidney disease, Schrier has received several honorary ...
  • Presidential search to continue following initial round of interviews


    Marshall University officials have announced that the search for the university’s 37th president will continue following an initial round of off-campus interviews. Board of Governors Chairman Michael G. Sellards, who is leading the presidential search, said that after interviewing six candidates this weekend, search committee members decided they are not yet prepared to invite members from the current field of candidates for on-campus interviews. “The committee met for interviews with a number of highly qualified individuals,” he said. “Each candidate brought desirable attributes to the table and we were pleased with the overall quality. In the final analysis, we decided to keep ...
  • Board of Governors approves simplified tuition and fee structure


    Strengthening Marshall University’s commitment to its students, the institution’s Board of Governors last week approved a simplified tuition and fee structure, to become effective with the fall semester. “Marshall University has always been a great value for students,” said Interim President Gary G. White. “This new, easier-to-understand tuition and fee model will serve to further reinforce the value of our degree programs and our entire institution.” The new structure will allow prospective students to quickly and easily compare the cost of a Marshall University degree program with that of other higher education institutions. It also will help students and their families plan ...
  • Yeager program welcomes the Dr. Daniel P. Babb Class of 2019


    Eight exceptional high school students have been chosen as the next class to join the Society of Yeager Scholars. The Dr. Daniel P. Babb Class of 2019, the 29th Yeager class, will start their studies this fall, as they experience an enhanced, interdisciplinary curriculum, and opportunities for leadership and travel outside of a traditional classroom. The scholarship is a full ride to Marshall, covering all tuition and room and board. Students also get a personal computer and the opportunity to study in Oxford, England. “Marshall University is very proud of the Yeager Scholars program and the great contribution it has made not only ...
  • Service Learning newsletter available online


    The Service Learning newsletter is out, and faculty staff are encouraged to take a look at it, said Dr. Kristi Fondren, associate professor of sociology and director of the Marshall University Service Learning Program. “Click on the graphic to see what some of your colleagues and students have been doing in their service learning classes this academic year!” Fondren said. Further information on service learning at Marshall is available by contacting Fondren by phone at 304-696-2795 or by e-mail to fondren@marshall.edu.
  • Harless Hall of Fame to welcome three new members in ceremony May 7


    The June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research & Development Hall of Fame will gain three new members Thursday, May 7. They will be inducted during the 13th annual Harless Hall of Fame Dinner and ceremony at the Marshall University Foundation Hall, Home of the Erickson Alumni Center. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony is a time to show appreciation and give recognition to those people who have been identified as outstanding contributors to West Virginia’s educational system with special focus on the rural areas of the state. Inductees into the Hall ...
  • School of Medicine dean establishes scholarship in honor of wife


    Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has established a scholarship at the school in honor of his wife, Mary Ryan Shapiro. The Mary R. Shapiro Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that will be awarded to a medical student who is a poster or oral presentation winner at the annual School of Medicine Research Day. The award is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress. “Mary and I are aware of our leadership responsibilities, and we believe that endowing scholarships is a way for all faculty and staff to empower future generations to serve ...
  • Marshall Health observes Better Hearing and Speech Month


    Marshall  Health’s Ear, Nose and Throat specialists are celebrating May as Better Hearing and Speech  Month and they would like to remind everyone about the signs of hearing loss, which include: Children & Youth Lack of attention to sounds (birth-1 year) Not responding when you call his/her name (7 months-1 year) Not following simple directions (1-2 years) Showing delays in speech and language development (birth-3 years) Pulling or scratching at his/her ears Difficulty achieving academically, especially in reading and math Adults Inattentiveness Buzzing or ringing in their ears Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise (regular and constant listening to electronics at high volumes) Avoiding conversation Social isolation Depression In addition, studies have linked untreated ...
  • Career Services creates ‘resume book’ for departments seeking MU Graduate Assistants


    MU Career Services has created a resume book to aid in your search for fully admitted MU graduate students who would like to be considered for graduate assistantships at the university. While this will not be the only way to hire a GA, it gives hiring campus departments a single place to view many resumes and choose candidates to interview for GA positions. For hiring campus departments who would like use this book: If you have need for a graduate assistant in the Fall or the Spring, you can get access to the resume book by contacting MU Career Services for the link. The link ...
  • Marshall Diabetes Education Program merits ADA recognition


    The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was awarded to the Bruce S. Chertow Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Marshall Health, on April 29. The association’s recertification of the Chertow Diabetes Center means the center’s educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. “The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services we provide,” said Gerry Bryant, RN/CDE, diabetes education program coordinator for the Chertow Diabetes Center. “It also assures the patient that he or she will receive high-quality service.” Programs that achieve recognition status have ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Robert Ellison


    Dr. Robert Ellison, assistant professor of English, presented a paper, “Research Tools in Sermon Studies” April 17 at the spring meeting of the American Society of Church History in Minneapolis.


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