Visiting Writers Series to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with cultural panel discussion, public readings

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series of Marshall University invites members of the Marshall family and the community to participate in a two-day Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The event features a cultural panel discussion, “Building Comunidad Through Activism and the Arts,” as well as readings from visiting authors Carmen Giménez Smith and Dan Vera.

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University to host Conference on Sermon Studies

Faith leaders and scholars from across the region and the nation are invited to Marshall University for a series of presentations and interfaith discussions relating to the theory and practice of preaching. The event takes place Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-21, at Drinko Library, Smith Hall and the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency to present new overdose mapping program

Jeff Beeson, deputy director with the Washington Office of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency (HIDTA) along with Dr. Rahul Gupta, commissioner for the Bureau of Public Health and State Health Officer, and Chad Napier, the prevention coordinator for Appalachian HIDTA, will share an overview of a new program to help combat the overdose epidemic in the state.

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Mummert named treasurer of Society for Mathematical Biology

Dr. Anna Mummert, an associate professor of mathematics in Marshall University’s College of Science, has been named treasurer of the Society for Mathematical Biology. Her term will run from 2017 until 2019.

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Business, government, academia come together to move West Virginia Forward

West Virginia’s economy is in transition, and it will take a collaborative effort by business, government and academia to ensure revitalization instead of stagnation, leaders from all three areas said Wednesday in releasing a summary of findings of a study entitled “West Virginia Forward: Maximizing our Opportunities for Prosperity.”

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Pharmacists recognized at annual state meeting

Former Marshall University School of Pharmacy Dean Kevin W. Yingling, R.Ph., M.D., and John H. Hudson, Pharm. D., a clinical pharmacist with Marshall Health, were honored Saturday, Sept. 23, at the West Virginia Pharmacists Association’s annual convention in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Provost to step down after 10 years, join philosophy faculty

Following a decade as Marshall University’s top academic officer, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gayle L. Ormiston has announced he will step down from his position at the end of the academic year and join the philosophy faculty in the university’s College of Liberal Arts.

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Marshall to host regional water conference this week

The Marshall University College of Science will host the annual meetings of the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research & Education (ORBCRE) and the Ohio River Basin Alliance (ORBA) Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 27-29, at the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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