October 14, 2015

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  • Presidential candidate visits underway


    After a visit by Dr. Denis Wiesenburg, which began yesterday afternoon and continued today, Marshall University will welcome Dr. Jerome Gilbert today and tomorrow and Dr. Christopher Maples tomorrow and Friday. Schedules for each visit may be found on the presidential search website at www.marshall.edu/presidential-search. The following links to submit feedback about the candidate visits also are available on the website: Wiesenburg:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TD3GJVQ (Survey open from 8 a.m. to midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 14.) Gilbert:            https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TY26L9L (Survey open from 8 a.m. to midnight on Thursday, Oct. 15.) Maples:            https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TYFWYYK (Survey open from 8 a.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 16.) Questions and comments also can be e-mailed ...
  • Sessions next week to inform employees about changes to bi-weekly pay


    Sessions planned for next week will give Marshall University employees more information about the state’s change to a biweekly pay schedule, expected to start in January for Marshall. Juanita Parsons, director of accounts payable and payroll, emphasized that the implementation of this change has differing effects, depending on the employee’s position. Also, this is only for Marshall University (state) employees. MURC will not be switching to a bi-weekly pay schedule. “We will host informational sessions for our employees during the week of October 19th,” Parsons said.  “We will discuss the pay dates and changes to your benefits’ and deductions’ amounts that are withheld from your ...
  • Marshall moves Homecoming parade to Thursday, adds bonfire and pep rally


    Homecoming events are scheduled each day of the week Oct. 18-24  for students, parents, alumni and community members as Marshall prepares for the homecoming game vs. North Texas on Saturday, Oct. 24. The game is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. Larry Crum, assistant director of alumni relations, said that university departments are particularly encouraged to participate in the office decorating contest on the Huntington campus using the “Blast from the Past” Homecoming theme.  The Marshall University Alumni Association will be judging campus offices on Thursday, Oct. 22, and will hand out awards in a number of categories including Large ...
  • WVU law professor, author to speak in Amicus Curiae series at Marshall


    Charles R. DiSalvo, West Virginia University law professor and author of the book, M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law:  The Man Before the Mahatma, will be the featured speaker Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series at Marshall University. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Foundation Hall, Home of the Ericson Alumni Center, on Marshall’s Huntington campus.   DiSalvo will discuss how Gandhi invented and experimented with his practice and philosophy of nonviolence after his experience in attempting to obtain justice as an attorney in South Africa from 1893 to ...
  • Marshall receives national reaccreditation for its Human Research Protection Program


    Marshall University has received a national reaccreditation for its Human Research Protection Program. In 2007, Marshall was the first institution in West Virginia to receive this prestigious accreditation and this is the second reaccreditation of its program.  The accreditation was obtained through the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), a nonprofit agency that evaluates organizations that conduct human research, according to Dr. Bruce Day, director of the Office of Research Integrity at MU. To earn AAHRPP accreditation, organizations must demonstrate that they have built extensive safeguards into every level of their research operation and that they adhere to ...
  • School of Medicine to launch journal


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and  Marshall Libraries are inviting the Marshall community to help celebrate a milestone with the launch of the inaugural issue of Marshall Journal of Medicine.  Come join them on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the School of Medicine’s Health Science Library.
  • Department of Modern Language’s Japanese program to host Japan Day


    The Japanese program in the Department of Modern Languages will host Japan Day from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Marco’s on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, along with Marshall students, faculty and staff, features several activities, such as matcha tea tasting, origami, shuji calligraphy, onigiri rice ball tasting, coloring and a photo booth where guests can try on a summer yukata kimono. There also will be tea whisking, kendo and onigiri-making demonstrations as well as presentations in the Japanese language by Japanese language students. Guests can ...
  • Costume Drive underway through Oct. 23


    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is hosting a Halloween Costume Drive until Friday, Oct. 23,  which will benefit the Huntington City Missions. NSCS is collecting any costume, boy’s or girl’s, between the sizes of 3T through Kids Large. They ask that costumes not be scary. Donation bins have been placed in the Student Center, the Rec Center, and Twin Towers East. For more information, contact Paige Kapitan by e-mail at kapitan1@marshall.edu
  • Marshall Recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Excellence


    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—recently recognized the Marshall University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Excellence, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization. The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others. The Chapter of Excellence distinction is a part of the society’s chapter recognition program, which acknowledged 44 chapters with recognition this year, including 29 as Chapters of Excellence. “The ...
  • Francke chosen as October Fellow of the Month


    Dr. David Francke has been selected as the October  Resident/Fellow of the Month, Dr. Paulette Wehner, vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announced. Francke is in his third and final year as a cardiology fellow after first completing three years as an internal medicine resident. “Dr. Francke’s nomination confirms those physician attributes you would like to be at your side in a medical emergency. He has the highest standards of clinical skill and professionalism, yet he integrates a humanistic approach in patient care,” Wehner said. “That’s what we strive to teach our ...
  • Workshop to assist ASD students in transitioning to employment


    “Planning for the Future: Strategies for Transitioning to Employment for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” a free, interactive workshop, will take place Friday, Oct. 23,  from 1 to 4 p.m. in Drinko Library, Room 402. Sponsored by the West Virginia Autism Training Center’s College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders,  the workshop will be led by Kate Palmer, president of  Global and Regional Asperger’s Syndrome Partnership (GRASP). The mission of GRASP is to improve and enrich the lives of teens and adults on the autism spectrum and their families through community advocacy and outreach, education, peer supports, programming, and services, at no ...
  • Nearly 500 attend Wellness Fair


    A record crowd of nearly 500 people attended this year’s Wellness Fair. Three hundred people received flu shots, which depleted the supply of flu vaccinations that day. But for those who weren’t able to get their flu shots at the fair, free shots are available at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, which is located at 7th Avenue and 7th Street. Several local pharmacies also offer the shots for a charge. “This year was fantastic; the fair had a much higher volume than previous ones,”  said Pam Alcala, training and development specialist. “This is both great news and bad news. More employees are caring about their ...
  • GSA travel rates change


    The Travel Office has reported that, effective October 1, 2015, the GSA rates, used for some reimbursements at Marshall, have changed. Some rates increased, while others decreased. The new federal per diem rates may be found at this link: www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877 This change applies to all travel as of October 1, 2015. (Note: To obtain GSA rates for travel that occurred prior to October 1, 2015, please select 2015 fiscal year.) Questions or requests for further information, may be e-mailed to travel@marshall.edu.

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