The Newsletter for Marshall University                                   August 15, 2018

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President Gilbert's Statement on the passing of Young Thundering Quarterback Reggie Oliver

Here is a statement from Marshall University President Jerome A. "Jerry" Gilbert on the passing of Reggie Oliver yesterday, Aug. 14. "We lost a great Son of Marshall today and my heart is broken. Reggie Oliver was a personal friend, a gentleman and an integral piece of the fabric that makes up Marshall’s story. Our MU family sends condolences to Reggie’s family, especially …

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Merck Foundation and Marshall Health announce new initiative to address opioid epidemic in West Virginia

The Merck Foundation is supporting a new initiative with Marshall Health to launch the Great Rivers Regional System for Addiction Care to address areas hit hardest by the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. With a $2 million grant from the foundation payable over four years, the system is an innovative, comprehensive approach that aims to reduce opioid overdoses and overdose deaths, …

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WOW Activities in full swing this week 

Week of Welcome officially kicked off yesterday with freshman move-in, the annual family picnic and evening activities on the Huntington campus. Marshall’s Week of Welcome is an opportunity for freshmen to find out what it means to be a son or daughter of Marshall, get acquainted with campus before upperclassmen return, learn how to take advantage of the academic and …

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New issue of Marshall Journal of Medicine now available

The latest edition of the Marshall Journal of Medicine (MJM) is now available at http://mds.marshall.edu/mjm/. It features interesting articles on risk factors for stroke, laparoscopic pediatric urology surgery in West Virginia, pain control post C-section, rural medicine and more. MJM is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Submissions are accepted on a rolling …

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Marshall to offer free screening of ‘Recovery Boys’

In recognition of Recovery Month, Marshall will present a free screening of Recovery Boys, the latest documentary film from Elaine McMillion Sheldon, who received an Academy Award nomination for Heroin(e). The free screening will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. The lobby opens at 6 p.m., and the …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Tom Hisiro

Dr. Tom Hisiro (right), professor of leadership studies in the College of Education and Professional Development, presented the West Virginia Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year award to Gary Price, superintendent of the Marion County Schools, this year. The presentation was made at the group's annual conference in June. Marshall University and West Virginia University are the co-sponsors of …

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Staff Achievement: Dr. Marc Ellison

Dr. Marc Ellison, executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center, co-authored a chapter in the recently published Transition to Adulthood: Work, Community, and Educational Success (Prism Series, Vol.11). The book details best practices and teaching strategies for students enrolled in special education, and is designed as a resource for special educators, administrators, and transition specialists. Ellison, with colleagues …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Aug. 22, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.

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