The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      July 11, 2018

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Marshall welcomes ninth graders for summer health science institute

Marshall is hosting 115 rising ninth grade students from around the entire state of West Virginia this week for its annual Health Science and Technology Academy (HSTA) Summer Institute, “Fun with Science.” The institute began Sunday, and will continue through Friday, July 13, on Marshall’s Huntington campus. HSTA is a partnership among numerous units of West Virginia University, Marshall University, …

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Marshall to partner with The Wild Ramp, offering Workplace Farm Share memberships to students, employees

Marshall University is partnering with The Wild Ramp to offer faculty, staff and student memberships to the Workplace Farm Share program. For members, locally sourced food will be available for pickup weekly at noon Thursdays, July 12 through Nov. 23, 2018, in the Memorial Student Center. The program is a partnership between The Wild Ramp and Marshall’s Sustainability Department. This …

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Governor’s Honors Academy scholars design, print in 3D at RCBI

Standout scholars from high schools across West Virginia gained firsthand experience with computer modeling and 3D printing last week during a stop at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington. The group of upcoming high school seniors used computer-aided design (CAD) software to create customized key chains, which were then printed on RCBI’s stable of 3D printers. The visitors …

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Marshall to host CyberPatriot Camp for middle and high school students

Marshall will host CyberPatriot Camp for students in seventh through 12th grades Monday through Friday, July 23-27. The camp goes on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in Room 2119 of the Arthur Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex. Students will have the opportunity to learn important skills in cyber safety and cybersecurity and participate in a mini-competition on Friday, July …

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RCBI camp encourages students to explore robotics

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will present its popular FIRST Lego League Robotics Camp and World Robot Olympiad for 9- to 15-year-old students interested in robotics. Activities are slated for July 24-27 at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Avenue) for those with robotics experience and first-timers alike. During the four-day event, campers will learn to build, program and operate LEGO …

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School of Medicine establishes new urology department

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has established a new Department of Urology, Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the school of medicine has announced. Although the school of medicine and its faculty practice plan, Marshall Health, have been providing urology services since 2005 under the school’s department of surgery, the formation of a department means added opportunities for …

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Dodson, Dotson and Hairston Family Scholarship established for southern West Virginia students

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. recently established the Dodson, Dotson and Hairston Family Scholarship in memory of Marguerite Hairston Coleman, a Charleston native and 1967 graduate of Marshall University. The scholarship will benefit southern West Virginia students pursuing degrees at Marshall. Coleman earned her bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science and married the Hon. Rudy Bradford Coleman, a Beckley native, …

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Rec Center to promote walking this summer

The Marshall Rec Center and Marshall University are partnering with the City of Huntington to promote walking within the Huntington community. On July 17, a kick-off event to the “Greater Huntington Walks” program will take place on the plaza at the Marshall Rec. Marshall faculty/staff, students and community are invited to participate. The kick-off will take place from 9 AM …

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Dillon joins Student Support Services

Stephanie Dillon,  a two-time graduate of Marshall, has joined the Office of Student Support Services as a counselor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in counseling. Upon completing her undergraduate work, she worked as a graduate assistant for the Marshall University Early Education STEAM Center, as well as a substitute teacher in Cabell County. …

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Soccer day camp coming up July 23-27

The Marshall Women’s soccer team will be hosting a Kid’s Day Camp from July 23-27. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-12 and costs $150.00 for the five days. This camp is designed for kids to learn the basics of the game, while having fun in the sun with Herd women’s soccer coaches and players. Campers will be …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed July 18, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018.

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