The Newsletter for Marshall University                                   August 29, 2018

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Green Fridays kick off Aug. 31

Marshall University fans can show their support and pride for the Thundering Herd in many different ways, one of which is by wearing their green Marshall gear every Friday throughout the football season. Marshall will kick off Green Fridays with College Colors Day Friday, Aug. 31– the day before the Thundering Herd’s season-opening game against Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. …

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Invite a high school student to our "Sons and Daughters of Marshall" tailgate

Dear Marshall faculty and staff, As you all know, recruitment of new students and growing enrollment is a top institutional priority, and as members of the Marshall family, you are some of our very best recruiters! If you have a family member or friend who is a high school senior, please help us extend an invitation to them to join …

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Division of Student Affairs growing in size and impact

Marshall University’s Division of Student Affairs has added to its team of student-centered leaders with the five new staff members. Cedric Gathings, vice president of the division, said these new staff members will enhance the university’s initiatives put in place over the past two years.  He said he is excited for the Student Affairs team to continue meeting the needs …

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Marshall announces John Marshall Legal Society

Marshall has formed the John Marshall Legal Society, a new venture which will serve as a university hub to facilitate various endeavors. “Through the legal society, it is our hope to get our students connected with legal experts, link our pre-law students with internships and mentor opportunities, host attorneys to speak to classes, and help student startups get their businesses …

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Marshall scientist awarded grants to further obesity, diabetes research

Jung Han Kim, Ph.D., a professor in the departments of biomedical research and clinical and translational science at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, recently received two national grant awards for her genetics and molecular-based diabetes and obesity research. Diabetes and obesity are chronic conditions of particular interest to the Appalachian region, where the obesity and diabetes …

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Marshall adds new police officers to force

Marshall has announced the appointment of three new police officers, bringing the Marshall University Police Department (MUPD) force closer to its authorized strength of 32 officers, an initiative directed by university President Jerome A. Gilbert, approved by the university’s board of governors and predicated on the school’s past growth and future expansion. MUPD Chief Jim Terry says the new full-time …

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School of Pharmacy dean earns leadership honor

Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity, a professional organization for women in pharmacy, recently awarded Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., dean of the School of Pharmacy, the Merck Co. and Lambda Kappa Sigma Vanguard Leadership Award. This award recognizes an alumni member who has made sustained, exemplary contributions in her/his area of professional practice, and/or in professional associations, regulatory boards and in the community, …

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School of Music adds two new faculty members

Two new faculty members, Assistant Professor Dr. Carline Waugh and Assistant Band Director Jesse Stevens, have joined the School of Music. Waugh is a Jamaican-born soprano and singing actor who has entertained audiences around the world. She has given recent performances in Russia, Finland, Italy, Austria, the United States and the Caribbean. Waugh has performed the lead role of Arlene …

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Saturday dental care available at Marshall Health starting Sept. 22

Appointments are now being accepted for Saturday dental care, which will soon be available at Marshall Dentistry & Oral Surgery. In an effort to increase patient access to dental services and convenience, the Huntington-based practice located at 1616 13th Avenue will begin seeing patients by appointment from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each …

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A challenge to all makers!

Calling all makers: Prepare to join us Friday, Oct. 5, as the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) presents the West Virginia Makes Festival – a celebration of ingenuity and creativity to inspire artists, inventors, makers and students of all ages. This year’s fifth-annual festival will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Memorial Student Center Plaza. The celebration …

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School of Medicine names Kevin White, M.D., August Resident of the Month

Kevin White, M.D., (right) has been selected as Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for August, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school White is completing his final year of the four-year obstetrics and gynecology residency program. He was nominated for the Resident of the Month award by …

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Marshall to test MU Alert system Sept. 6

A test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 6. Marshall community members who are subscribed to MU Alert are asked to be sure that they have received the message that morning. If a message has not been received by noon, a subscriber should review and update his or her contact information in the myMU/MU …

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Drinko Library and Information Center to host open house Sept. 5

Faculty and staff are invited to join Libraries and Online Learning and the Division of Information Technology for the 2018 Drinko Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the 3rd floor of the Drinko Library and Information Center on the Huntington campus. During the event, guests will be encouraged to take a tour of Drinko Library …

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Honors College seminar proposal deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 5

The deadline for new proposals to teach a section of HON 480 for the Honors College in the Spring 2019 semester is next Wednesday, Sept. 5. HON 480 is a 3-credit hour, interdisciplinary core course in the Honors Curriculum,  capped at 15 students. Seminar proposals undergo review by the Honors College Curriculum and Policy Committee at least one semester prior to …

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Survey software reminder: Qualtrics is available free of charge

The survey service Survey Monkey has contacted at least one staff member to see if we were interested in “consolidating the number of individual” Survey Monkey accounts that exist among Marshall users.  This is of concern to us because we have had a Marshall University-wide license to a similar service, Qualtrics, for the past two years. Please be advised that all …

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Marshall joins Teach Access Consortium

Recently, Marshall University has become a member in the Teach Access Consortium, according to Dr. Lori Howard, associate professor of special education and chair of the Faculty Committee for Students with Disabilities.  This consortium is composed of universities and major technology companies such as Microsoft, Facebook and Adobe, with the purpose of enhancing the teaching of accessible design principles in …

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For employees enrolled in pre-tax parking payroll deductions - TAX CHANGE NOTICE

The 2017 Tax Act created a change for employees who elected to have their parking fees deducted from their pay pre-tax. This deduction is listed as “Tax-Sheltered Parking” on employees' pay stubs. Under the act, parking fees did not qualify for pre-tax deduction after Dec. 31, 2017. Therefore, beginning with the Sept. 14, 2018, paycheck, the pre-tax treatment of parking …

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Be a Marshall housekeeper for a day

The Marshall community is celebrating the hard work of its housekeeping and grounds staff members the week of Sept. 8-14. Please join us in the celebration by volunteering an hour (or more) of your time to shadow one of our housekeeping or grounds staffers and gain an appreciation for the contributions they make to keep our campus beautiful. Please volunteer here:  www.marshall.edu/operations/international-housekeepers-week-volunteer-form. Thanks for helping us honor these members of the Marshall family!

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Adobe Creative Cloud licensing update

Marshall University faculty, staff and students who require the Adobe Creative Cloud software as part of their academic program or job function have new and expanded access to the software suite through named-user licensing. The licensing enhancement expands the use to not only select University-owned computers, but also allows installation on an additional device including a personally-owned computer. Named-user-licensing is …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Slav N. Gratchev

Dr. Slav N. Gratchev, associate professor of Spanish, is the editor (with Howard Mancing) of the new book Mikhail Bakhtin’s Heritage in Literature, Arts, and Psychology: Art and Answerability. The work will be available in September. Art and Answerability, the work that would become Mikhail Bakhtin’s literary manifesto, was first published in Den Iskusstva (The Day of the Art) on September 13, …

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Drinko Library and Information Center to host open house Sept. 5

Faculty and staff are invited to join Libraries and Online Learning and the Division of Information Technology for the 2018 Drinko Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the 3rd floor of the Drinko Library and Information Center on the Huntington campus. During the event, guests will be encouraged to take a tour of Drinko Library …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 5, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

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