September 16, 2015

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  • Fall general faculty meeting set for Sept. 22, to include State of the University address


    Marshall’s fall general faculty meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The agenda will consist of welcoming remarks by Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Larry Stickler; the introduction of new administrators by Provost Dr. Gayle Ormiston; the introduction of 87 new faculty by the deans or representatives from their respective colleges/schools, School of Medicine representative Dr. Joseph Werthammer and School of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Kevin Yingling; a State of the Faculty Address by Stickler; and a State of the University ...
  • School of Music and Theatre to present ‘The Way of My Senses,’ a Violauta Duo performance


    Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre will present a chamber music performance of the Violauta Duo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.17, in the forum of the Jomie Jazz Center, which is adjacent to Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The free recital, featuring Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves on guitar and Dr. Wendell Dobbs on flute, is themed after Raffaele Bellafronte’s “The Way of My Senses,” which is the first piece on the program. Germinating from a simple dialogue of long notes between the flute and the guitar, the piece depicts a journey through the senses by ...
  • RCBI awarded $4.9 million to expand its apprenticeship model nationwide


    The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) a $4.9 million to expand its model apprenticeship program nationwide. The National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program at RCBI will broaden its existing innovative apprenticeships and promote advanced manufacturing pre-apprenticeships for underrepresented groups such as women, transitioning military personnel and disadvantaged youth. It will provide standardized, industry-endorsed, online instruction and on-the-job learning for companies in multiple states. The RCBI program will serve at least 1,000 apprentices and 415 pre-apprentices across the United States. This effort will make apprenticeships more affordable to employers and more accessible to ...
  • United Way launches signature event Sept. 26


    Get ready for the most exciting party of the fall! LEVELS: A River Cities Rendezvous is United Way of the River Cities’ inaugural signature event. The night of Saturday  Sept. 26 will be action packed including a fabulous red carpet entrance; an exciting exhibition in the gallery; art throughout the building representing United Way’s work; live music as well as a great DJ and dance floor; a very attractive silent auction; a fun wine pull; models elegantly adorning each floor; an entertaining selfie photo booth; tasty and sophisticated hors d’oeuvres; six—count ‘em six—signature cocktails created by the best bartenders in town; and craft beer ...
  • Marshall Pharmacy offers tips on prescriptions they fill


    Because navigating co-pays and insurance coverage can be complicated and PEIA benefits are often different than other insurers, Marshall Pharmacy is offering a breakdown of what to expect when having prescriptions filled through them: PEIA deductible is $75 for a single person and $150 for a family; this renews each year on July 1. PEIA’s copay is now $10 for a 30-day supply and $20 for a 90-day supply. Marshall Health continues to waive a $5 copay on a 30-day supply and $10 on a 90-day supply.This is an added benefit that Marshall Health offers to its PEIA patients who participate in ...
  • Bookstore tool for faculty available through Blackboard


    Follett Faculty Discover can be accessed via your MuOnLine (Blackboard) page. Log into Blackboard as you normally would and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Located on the far left hand side you will find a Launch Follett Discover icon. You will then need to click on the Launch Follett Discover icon to open.  It will then display your courses and will allow you to submit your adoptions and make edits to adoptions already entered. You can adopt and research materials that are traditional and nontraditional. http://quad.fheg.follett.com/ip/documentation/FollettDiscoverFacultyDiscoverUserGuide.pdf For an instructional video click here http://follett.com/discover/training.cfm?vid=2 In addition, the Course Materials Manager at the MU Bookstore ...
  • Marshall University receives $500,000 to support high-performance networking for research


    Marshall University has been awarded nearly $500,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve campus-wide computer networking in support of research. The collaborative grant was received by a team that includes Dr. Jan I. Fox, senior vice president for information technology/chief information officer; Edward Aractingi, assistant vice president for information technology/deputy CIO; and faculty members Dr. Philippe Georgel of the Department of Biological Sciences and Dr. James Denvir of the Department of Microbiology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Several of the university’s other schools and departments also are collaborating on the project. The project will improve and expand ...
  • McGinnis honored for lifetime giving of $500,000 to MU’s College of Business


    The Marshall University Foundation Inc. honored Kermit McGinnis and Huntington Federal Savings Bank for lifetime giving of $500,000 toward the Kermit E. McGinnis Distinguished Professorship in the Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business at Marshall University. A luncheon was held last Wednesday in the MU Foundation Hall’s Moses Board Room to honor McGinnis and other members of the Huntington Federal board of directors. Huntington Federal Savings Bank is a longtime friend and supporter of the Lewis College of Business, said Dr. Haiyang Chen, dean of MU’s LCOB. In 2000, Huntington Federal established the Kermit E. McGinnis Distinguished Professorship with an initial investment ...
  • Marshall University Early Education STEM Center in Gilbert celebrates new possibilities


    Marshall’s June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development is celebrating the opening of the Marshall University Early Education STEM Center in Gilbert. On Friday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to noon, the STEM Center will be hosting an opening event, which will feature remarks from several  officials, including First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, former Sen. Lloyd Jackson, Sen. Bob Plymale, and former First Lady Gayle C. Manchin. The opening of the center is in partnership with Mingo County Board of Education, the College of Education and Professional Development, Women’s Education Forum, Coalfield Community Action Partnership, Southern Community and Technical College ...
  • College of Arts and Media to screen post-Taliban Afghanistan documentary


    The College of Arts and Media will be one of 20 universities giving a public exhibition of “Frame by Frame,” a documentary film portraying four Afghan photojournalists in post-Taliban Afghanistan. The film, which depicts the benefits of the newly protected free press in the landlocked country, will be shown at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Smith Hall Room 154. Photography was banned during the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. In the film, 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning Afghan photographer Massoud Hossaini describes the value of photography to freedom of speech. “I think when the (U.S.) troops leave, we will have a ...
  • Application process underway for legislative interns


    Marshall University students are being offered the opportunity to become interns at the next session of the West Virginia Legislature.  Both undergraduate and graduate students of all majors are eligible to apply for the spring 2016 semester. Dr. Marybeth Beller, associate professor of political science, said that faculty and staff are encouraged to provide this information to students they know who may be interested. For undergraduate students the one-week Frasure-Singleton offers students one credit upper division hour in Political Science and provides hotel accommodations, meals and round trip transportation to and from the capitol for one week as students are paired with ...
  • US Army chamber ensemble to perform at Marshall University; two MU alumnae a part of the group


    The School of Music and Theatre has enlisted the U.S. Army Old Guard Historical Trumpets and Flutes to perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Smith Recital Hall. Two of Marshall’s alumnae will participate in the event. Master Sgt. Lutricia Tampa Fields will serve as group leader, managing the administrative aspects of the premier chamber ensemble, while Staff Sgt. Deanna Bertsche Hamm will perform on a Baroque flute. “It is frankly such an honor to come back to my alma mater and to visit with my former teachers and colleagues in this position, now having served in the ...
  • Men’s, women’s soccer to play at home this weekend


    Football fans can start their game day at 11 a.m. this  Saturday,  Sept. 19, as  Marshall men’s soccer takes on the University of Kentucky at the Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex. Those who show their football tickets at soccer will receive admission for $1, or those who purchase their soccer tickets first will receive a half-priced football ticket. Fans also can take in  Sunday’s women’s soccer game at 1 p.m., when they take on James Madison University.
  • New clinical faculty join School of Medicine in cardiology, internal medicine and psychiatry


    Haytham Aljoudi, M.D., and Nihar N. Shah, M.D., recently joined the clinical faculty of the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Haytham Aljoudi, M.D., is a fellowship-trained cardiologist who joins the department of cardiovascular services as an assistant professor. Aljoudi earned his medical degree at the University of Jordan. He completed an internal medicine residency at Seton Hall University and a cardiology fellowship at the Marshall School of Medicine. Following his residency, Aljoudi worked as a hospitalist at Charleston Area Medical Center and part-time faculty with the West Virginia University School of Medicine Charleston Division. Nihar N. Shah, M.D., is board-certified in ...

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