September 10, 2014

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  • Nominations open for Reynolds, Pickens-Queen teaching awards


    The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is now accepting nominations for the Marshall and Shirley Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award and the Pickens-Queen Excellence in Teaching Award. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Faculty, staff or students may make a nomination of those who  are eligible (see descriptions below). Nominations are being accepted until Monday, Sept. 15.   Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award Through a gift from Marshall and Shirley Reynolds and the Marshall University Foundation, an award was established to recognize superior teaching at Marshall University and to provide encouragement and incentive for teaching achievement. The award for 2014-15, including a cash award of $3,000, ...
  • Marshall University Libraries welcomes readers back for fall with reception today


    The Marshall University Libraries are celebrating a great summer of reading by sponsoring a special WV Reads 150+ Welcome Back Book Party in the Drinko Library Atrium on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free food and giveaways and everyone is welcome, according to Sabrina Thomas, instruction and reference librarian. They will also be offering a sneak peek of their 2014 Banned Books Display. What: WV Reads 150+ Welcome Back Book Party Where: Drinko Library Atrium (3rd Floor) When: Sept. 10 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  This event is open to Marshall students, staff, faculty and the Huntington community. If there ...
  • Marshall 20/20 Update: Initial Reports Submitted


    The strategic planning process reached a milestone last week with submission to the administration of the initial reports from the Academic Portfolio Review and Services Portfolio Review teams. These two comprehensive reviews looked at the university’s academic programs and services with the goal of identifying all potential opportunities for cost savings and revenue enhancement. The teams also were focused on addressing some of the structural issues that prevent delivery of top-notch programs and services to students, faculty and staff. Because the teams were charged with examining every possible opportunity to cut costs and increase revenues, the next step in the process will ...
  • Changes to payroll system begin at end of this month


    As all employees were informed last spring, Marshall’s payroll system will be changing in two significant ways—a transition at the end of this month to payment in arrears for those who are now being paid on a current basis and a move in January 2015 to bi-weekly pay. These changes are necessary as part of the State of West Virginia’s move to the wvOASIS Enterprise Resource Planning System.   Conversion to Payment in Arrears The State of West Virginia is converting to arrears payment for all state employees, effective with the last pay of September 2014. This means that work performed from the middle ...
  • Marshall School of Medicine early adopter of new national faculty development program


    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is one of the first five medical school programs in the United States to implement a new faculty development program, Teaching for Quality (Te4Q).  The program trains clinical faculty and staff how to effectively teach quality improvement and patient safety to medical students, residents and other clinicians. The program, created by the American Association of Medical Colleges, was implemented at Marshall in August. “Today, more than ever, the emphasis in health care is on patient safety and quality improvement,” said Dr. James B. Becker, senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the School of Medicine. “This ...
  • West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center announces keynote and special guest speakers for State Brownfields Conference


    The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall  has announced keynote and special guest speakers for the upcoming State Brownfields Conference, which is slated for Thursday, Sept. 11, and Friday, Sept. 12, at the Big Sandy Superstore Convention Center in Huntington. The annual statewide conference is hosted by the  Brownfields Center at Marshall  in conjunction with the Northern Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Development Office. The yearly program has evolved into one of West Virginia’s premier redevelopment events, combining educational programs with networking opportunities for communities, local governments, development ...
  • Cabell-Huntington Health Department to offer flu clinic Friday


    The Cabell-Huntington Health Department will be hosting their first flu clinic Friday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all individuals who live, work or volunteer in Cabell County or the City of Huntington. This clinic will be at the health department, 703 7th Ave. in downtown Huntington. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age. There are no vaccine shortages this year and vaccine should be plentiful, according to Elizabeth A. Ayers of the health department. No appointment is necessary for this free clinic, Ayers said. Those who are enrolled should bring their Medicare cards. Those who have ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center to provide American Red Cross CPR/AED and first aid classes


    The Recreation Center is providing American Red Cross CPR/AED (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillator) and first aid classes open to the public in October. The CPR/AED classes are being offered from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5; and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. The price for Rec members to attend a CPR/AED class is $65 and $90 for non-members. The CPR/AED classes are for individuals who need to respond to emergencies. The program consists of video and hands-on training, discussions and real-life rescue scenarios that will help decision-making skills. The course will teach participants how to respond to breathing ...
  • Message from Marshall Dining Services: Catering specials available for fall


      Our talented catering culinarians have taken advantage of fall Flavours by creating delightfully new dishes featuring the best of the season with new and exciting morning offerings, appetizers, sandwich lunches, plated entrees, hors d’oeuvres, and exciting action stations. These delicious dishes are available only for a limited time. Contact our catering department to schedule your next event with delicious food and impeccable service. To place an order or speak with the catering department please call 304-696-2534, email or order on-line at: sodexocatering@marshall.edu.
  • School of Medicine announces the creation of several new scholarships


    Several new scholarships have been established at the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine to assist medical students with their educational expenses.  They are: The Anthony M. Alberico, MD, Scholarship, whichwill be awarded to a first-year medical student who has financial need under the Office of Student Financial Assistance standards. Dr. Anthony Alberico, chairman of the department of neuroscience for the School of Medicine, created the scholarship, which is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress. The Virginia D. Kirkwood Scholarship, which will be awarded to a first-year medical student who is a resident of West Virginia. The scholarship is ...
  • School of Pharmacy faculty publish in peer-reviewed journal


    Four faculty members of the Marshall University School of Pharmacy may take issue with Shakespeare’s Juliet and her age-old question, “what’s in a name?” The team recently published a commentary on the importance of defining the term “polypharmacy,” which according to the authors has at least 24 distinct meanings and should be more narrowly defined to reduce confusion in research as well as education. Faculty members Chris Gillette, Ph.D., Leesa Prunty, Pharm.D., Janet Wolcott, Pharm.D., and Kimberly Broedel-Zaugg, R.Ph., M.B.A., Ph.D., contributed to the manuscript, which was published in late August in the journal “Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.” Gillette says the ...


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