October 1, 2014

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  • Homecoming Week to begin Monday


    Jim Justice, a Marshall University alumni and owner of the famed Greenbrier resort, along with wife Cathy, daughter Jill, and son, Jay, have been selected as Grand Marshals for Marshall’s 2014 Homecoming parade, set for Saturday Oct. 11. The Justices have a proud Marshall history. Jim Justice received a B.B.A. degree in 1974, followed by a M.B.A. in 1976.  Cathy Justice graduated in 1974 and Jill received her degree in 2007. “We are thrilled to have the Justice family with us for Homecoming,” said a statement from the MU Alumni Association. Homecoming is a time, the association says, to “Wear your green, ...
  • Reminder: Poets to read from their work Oct. 6


    Glenn Shaheen and Eric LeMay will read from their work at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the 3rd floor atrium of the Drinko Library on the Huntington campus. Their appearance at MU is part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. Shaheen is the author of the poetry collection Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and was the runner-up for the Norma Farber First Book Award. He is also the author of a chapbook of flash fiction, Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013). His work has appeared in The New Republic, Subtropics Ploughshares and elsewhere. He ...
  • More than 80 employers expected to attend this fall’s Career Expo


    Career Services will conduct its annual Fall Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The expo is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni.  Recruiters will be sharing information on part-time, full-time and internship positions.Career Services will conduct its annual Fall Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The expo is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni.  Recruiters will be sharing information on part-time, full-time and internship positions. More than 80 employers are expected ...
  • Third ‘We Are … Family Unity Walk Celebration’ is Oct. 6


    Marshall’s third annual “We Are … Family Unity Walk Celebration,” an event created to give all Marshall students, faculty and staff an opportunity to celebrate their unity and the fact that they are all members of the same “family,” will take place at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, on the Huntington campus. This year’s walk, with an anticipated attendance of more than 1,500 students and alumni, begins at the Marshall Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m. “The Unity Walk” will be enhanced by group banners, cheers, chants and music. “We are Marshall and we are one,” said Maurice Cooley, associate vice president for intercultural affairs, who ...
  • Multi-million dollar federal grant renewed for Marshall researchers and statewide collaborators


    Dr. Gary Rankin with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and  co-investigators at institutions around West Virginia, including West Virginia University, have received a five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $17 million for the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE). Rankin, who is chairman of the department of pharmacology, physiology and toxicology, serves as the grant’s principal investigator. “We are really happy to be able to continue the work of the WV-INBRE program across our state,” Rankin said. “These funds will provide much-needed support for investigators at West Virginia colleges and ...
  • College of Health Professions and College of Arts and Media team up to provide Center for Wellness in the Arts


    Two of Marshall’s largest colleges have joined together to provide a new opportunity for students in the performing arts. Since August  the College of Health Professions and the College of Arts and Media have been offering performing arts students the chance to work with athletic trainers to prevent injury from occurring during performances. This idea was initiated by two young faculty members and has developed into what is now being called the Marshall University Center for Wellness in the Arts (CWA). Dr. Henning Vauth, assistant professor of music in the College of Arts and Media, said he and his colleague, theatre professor Nicole ...
  • Department of Social Work provides job opportunities to students through child welfare program


    For the past 20 years, the Department of Social Work has given students the chance to secure jobs before they even graduate. This opportunity is sustained through the Title IVE Child Welfare Scholar program, which allows social work students to receive a stipend if they agree to work for the West Virginia Division of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) for the amount of time they received the stipend, with a one-year minimum after graduation. Jo Dee Gottlieb, primary investigator for the Title IVE Child Welfare project and a social work professor in the College of Health Professions, said the purpose ...
  • Registration still open for Advanced Service Learning workshop


    This is the last opportunity  to register for the Advanced Service Learning Workshop to be held  Friday, Oct. 3, at the Ritter Park Rose Garden in the Room with a View. A Panera lunch for current and interested service learning faculty and community partners will be from noon to 1 p.m. The interactive workshop and course construction for those new to service learning will take place  from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.   Registration can be made by contacting  Dr. Kristi Fondren, Service Learning Director at fondren@marshall.edu, or by calling the Service Learning office at ext.6-6018. Dr. Marie Archambault, associate professor of accounting, said, ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center to hold second annual Big Pink Volleyball tournament


    The  Recreation Center will hold its second annual Big Pink Volleyball tournament at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. The tournament will benefit the St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon Fund and PATH to the Cure, which raises money for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The event, which features a bright pink volleyball measuring 4 feet in diameter, raised $1,000 for the organization last year. Participants can register during PATH to a Cure registration  at the Recreation Center’s welcome desk by Oct. 13.  Cost to register for the event is $5 per person. There will be divisions for student organizations, residence halls, businesses and ...
  • Marshall’s Health Informatics program ranked No. 1 most affordable in the nation


    The Marshall University Health Informatics graduate program has been ranked the No. 1 most affordable program in the U.S. according to MBA Healthcare Management. The program was ranked first among 25 other universities in the nation based on criteria determining the overall quality, flexibility and research trends within each program. Dr. Girmay Berhie, program director for health informatics, said Marshall” program is a prime example of how both affordability and quality can go together. “This news should be important to students because of the growing debt ratio concern. Students will spend less money on tuition and after graduation will have a better ...
  • Forensic Science graduate student receives prestigious scientific scholarship award from the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation


    David Preston Miller, a  Forensic Science graduate student from Dallas, Texas, is the first student from Marshall to receive a prestigious, nationally recognized scientific scholarship award from the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation. Miller was presented with a check for the $25,000 scientific scholarship last Friday at the Forensic Science Center by William D. Branon, chairman of the board and director of the J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship Foundation. Branon said Miller was a very strong candidate for the scholarship with a very impressive background. Along with his achievements of academic excellence and dedication to his interest in forensic science, he demonstrated strong character, ...
  • ‘Coffee with the Mayor’ series begins Oct. 7


    “Coffee with the Mayor” will return to the Huntington campus for a  third consecutive  year next week.  The series of chats with the mayor are a partnership between the Student Government Association and the Mayor’s Office. Students, faculty and staff can share their concerns and visions for the community at the event which takes place  from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Memorial Student Center Lobby. Everyone is invited to come and have a cup of coffee with Mayor Steve Williams. Additional sessions will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, and from 10 to11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2.​​
  • Carey Receives 2014 Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award


    Allison E. Carey, assistant professor of  English, recently was awarded a $500 Love of Learning award by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 147 recipients nationwide to receive the award. Carey plans to use the award to fund research on her current book project, a study of Civil War-era dime novels.   She  was initiated into the society in 1990 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award program was initiated in 2007 to help fund graduate or professional studies, ...
  • Marshall University physician achieves new certification in subspecialty care for women


    Dr. Kevin J. Conaway, an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has earned certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), making him the only such credentialed physician in Huntington. In 2013, FPMRS became the fourth subspecialty in obstetrics and gynecology joining maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology/infertility and gynecologic oncology. Often referred to as “urogynecology,” the subspecialty involves care of urinary tract dysfunction and disorders resulting from loss of support of the pelvic structures.    Specifically, Conaway treats patients for pelvic organ prolapse ...


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