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  • Advance only tickets on sale now for Marshall University’s 16th annual Paint the Capital City Green rally

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    Tickets are now on sale for the 16th annual Paint the Capital City Green celebration coming to Charleston Embassy Suites on Thursday, Aug. 22. Thundering Herd fans will hear from head football coach Doc Holliday, athletic director Mike Hamrick and President Stephen J. Kopp, as well as key members of this year’s team as they talk about the future of Marshall University football. Fans will also enjoy a pep rally atmosphere that includes a tailgate spread, entertainment by  Marco, the cheerleading squad, dance team and members of the MU Marching Thunder. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the formal program begins at 7:30 ...
  • Marshall University School of Pharmacy passes second step in national accreditation process


    The School of Pharmacy has earned “candidate” accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the national accrediting body for schools of pharmacy in the United States, according to Dean Kevin W. Yingling. Candidate accreditation status is the second step of a three-step process that culminates with graduation of the first class and adherence to all ACPE accreditation standards. The new status is based on a site visit made to the school in April. In its decision to grant candidate status to Marshall’s Doctor of Pharmacy program, the ACPE’s Board of Directors reported, “action was taken upon the determination that ...
  • Prewitt to head United Way of River Cities

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    Dr. Michael W. Prewitt,  dean of the  College of Health Professions, has been named president of the board of directors for United Way of the River Cities for 2013-14. Prewitt joined the United Way of the River Cities in 2010 when he first moved to Huntington. “Before coming to Marshall, I was actively involved with United Way during my years at the University of Missouri-Columbia,” Prewitt said in a release. “I continue to feel a tremendous sense of satisfaction working with an organization that has such a positive impact on the community.” As president, Prewitt will be responsible for the oversight of the ...
  • Marshall announces upgraded student e-mail system for students


    An upgraded student e-mail system at Marshall will result in more available services and an easier, single sign-on system for student accounts, beginning July 15. The system, powered by Microsoft Office 365 (previously known as Live@edu), will be available for all Marshall students. The upgrade will not impact MU faculty and staff using the university-hosted Outlook/Exchange e-mail, but faculty and staff are asked to pass along this information to students who may need it, said Jody Perry, executive director of technology services with Information Technology. Marshall has been part of the Live Mail program with Microsoft since 2010. Microsoft has since discontinued the ...
  • Researcher lands NIH grant to study mechanisms of human reproduction

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    Dr. Guo-Zhang Zhu, an associate professor of biology, has received a two-year, $148,800 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his work to study the processes of human reproduction. Research in Zhu’s lab focuses on understanding the molecular basis of fertilization and early embryonic development. He says that in addition to helping scientists understand the mechanisms of cell differentiation and development, the study funded through NIH’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development may offer insights into the causes of infertility in men and lead to new strategies for assisted reproduction and male contraception. The National Institute of Child Health and ...
  • Reminder: Marshall to welcome students with Asperger’s Syndrome July 27

    Reminder: Marshall to welcome students with Asperger’s Syndrome July 27
    Approximately 12-15 students with Asperger’s Syndrome will be coming from across the country to take  part in Marshall’s  7th Annual Summer Transition Program on the Huntington campus July 27 through Aug. 16. In addition to taking a class of their choice,  students will work collaboratively with staff to structure daily activities and develop visual schedules that are tailored to each student. For more information go to http://www.marshall.edu/collegeprogram or contact Rebecca Hansen, Program Coordinator at fuller26@marshall.edu. In addition, videos can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8sP9JLbFjQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKkvVDJK3gM
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine volunteer faculty member awarded teaching honor

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    Mathew Weimer, M.D., a family physician in Milton who completed a family medicine residency at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, is among a select group of physicians honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation for his commitment to education in the field of family medicine. Weimer was selected to receive a 2013 Pfizer Teacher Development Award based on his scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and dedication to family medicine.   He was nominated by colleagues in the  Department of Family Medicine where he is currently a part-time instructor.  He serves as a volunteer clinical faculty member with the Joan ...
  • Marshall selected to help implement energy and power curriculum for high school students


    Marshall University has been selected by the Southern Regional Education Board to help implement an energy and power program of study for high school students in West Virginia and other states. As part of SREB’s Advanced Career program, faculty members from the College of Information Technology and  (CITE) are working with the West Virginia Department of Education to launch a sequence of four courses intended to increase the number of students who leave high school prepared for further study, advanced training and careers in energy and power. Engineering professor Dr. Richard Begley, who is directing the project, said the field of energy ...
  • Marshall scholarships memorialize educator John E. Huxley

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    The John E. Huxley memorial scholarships for physical therapy and special education have been established by the Marshall University Foundation, Inc., according to Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the foundation. These endowed and renewable awards will go to full-time Marshall University students who are residents of West Virginia, in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher) and are majoring in Physical Therapy and Special Education, respectively. The award recipients will be chosen by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. The awards were established to memorialize John E. Huxley, who spent his life as an educator, teaching in Kanawha and Boone counties and ...
  • Works of artist Craig Hill on exhibit at Gallery 842


    Visiting artist Craig Hill is featured in a solo exhibition that  began last weekend at Gallery 842 at 842 4th Ave. in Huntington. The exhibit  features both paintings and drawings. “We’re excited to welcome an artist of Mr. Hill’s reputation to campus,” said gallery director John Farley. “His paintings are equal parts playful and thoughtful, with content that is both accessible and challenging. The familiar imagery derived from popular culture – superheroes, toys and ray guns – found in Hill’s paintings offers viewers deceptively simple points of entry for the discussion of much more complex ideas.” Hill earned his B.F.A. in drawing ...
  • Newly enacted pharmacy legislation allows for health care advances


    Officials with the School of Pharmacy say legislation adopted  by the 2013 West Virginia Legislature and signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin paves the way for new educational opportunities and also modernizes pharmacy practice in the state. Brian A. Gallagher, director of pharmacy services at the school, said the legislation expands collaborative practice between pharmacists and physicians and replaces outdated policy from the 1990s. Gallagher says under the new law pharmacists will be able to partner with physicians to provide specific patient care functions under certain conditions and limitations. Dr. Kevin W. Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy, applauded the ...
  • Marshall School of Physical Therapy receives Hedrick Grant for Teaching Innovation

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    Dr. Penny Kroll and Dr. Rania Karim of the  School of Physical Therapy have received the Hedrick Program Grant for Teaching Innovation for the 2013-14 academic year. Kroll is director of the School of Physical Therapy and Karim is an assistant professor with the school. The Hedrick Grant is given annually from the Faculty Development Office in the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marshall. The grant funds an award of up to $5,000 for a project that supports innovations in teaching at the program level. “As clinicians we realize the importance of working together across disciplines,” Kroll said. “We have joined with ...
  • Donations sought for facility to help treat drug-addicted babies


    Donations for Lily’s Place, a new facility that will be opening in Huntington to treat drug addicted babies, is taking place in the MU Rec Center and the Memorial Student Center through July 15. The Student Health Education Program is asking for help in collecting  items for these babies. Items needed include diapers (preemie, newborn, size 1), wipes, burp cloths, gently used and new baby clothes (preemie, newborn and 0-3 months sizes), formula, baby soaps, lotions, ointments, bottles and blankets. For additional information, contact Amy Saunders, director of Student Health Education Programs at ext. 6-4800.  
  • Profile: Marie Willis

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    Marie Willis likes to shake things up sometimes. “I like change; routine is fine where it’s needed but when it gets too comfortable, it’s time to try something different. I like to see things evolve,” says the Administrative Secretary Senior for Outreach and Continuing Studies. And her own life can serve as an example. Years ago when she came to Huntington from her home just northwest of Boston with her then-husband and baby daughter, the River Cities area felt like home right from the start. “After my daughter started school and my son was in preschool, I decided to take a ...

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