The Newsletter for Marshall University                                September 5, 2018

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President Gilbert launches second annual state tour of high schools  

Country singer Willie Nelson, who penned a popular song about road trips, might take a few lessons from President Jerome A. Gilbert, who’s on the road again with the second annual “The Rest of Your Life Begins at Marshall University” tour to high schools in West Virginia. The recruitment tour, which kicked off today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Clay and …

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Students to thank donors for private support

The 6th annual Thank a Donor Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 5 and 6, on the Memorial Student Center plaza. The event celebrates scholarship recipients and gives students the opportunity to thank the donors who fund their scholarships, according to Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the Marshall University Foundation Inc. “Marshall …

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Scholarship established to honor the late William "Bill" Hill

A scholarship was recently established in memory of  William “Bill” Hill to support full-time students in the College of Education and Professional Development who are residents of West Virginia. Hill was recruited from Wheeling High School to run track and cross country at Marshall, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1970. Family members described him as …

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Marshall ensemble, guest harpsichordist Yesim Dikener to perform free Baroque concerts

The Marshall University School of Music will present three concerts today and tomorrow (Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 5-6), celebrating music from Baroque composers. Performing will be an ensemble featuring guest harpsichordist Yeşim Dikener from Westminster Choir College, along with Marshall faculty Dr. Wendell Dobbs on the flute, Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith on the violin and Dr. Şölen Dikener on baroque …

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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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Marshall to test MU Alert tomorrow

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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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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Reminder: Campuses and Centers are Smoke-Free

According to the Board of Governors' tobacco policy, "The use of tobacco products is prohibited on any university-owned or controlled property. Prohibited tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, dip, pipes, cigars, cigarillos, hookah or water pipe smoking, snus and snuff. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors, and visitors. "There shall be …

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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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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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University Communications project submission guidelines

With the start of the academic year, University Communications reminds everyone that project submissions must be made at least 10 business days in advance of the requested deadline.  In addition, there is now a maximum of five (5) proofs for each design request.  Exceeding the allotted amount of proofs will result in additional delays and/or costs. For specific questions, contact …

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Lost and Found Reminder

Have you ever lost your keys while on the Huntington campus? If you’ve lost your car keys, house keys or any type of keys over the past few years, they may be located in the Lost and Found in the Memorial Student Center. There are currently over 50 sets of lost keys in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) Operating Office, which is …

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Two Marshall students win Bridging Scholarship for study in Japan

Two Marshall students have been named recipients of the Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan. Sponsored by a variety of contributors, the awards of $2,500 are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese and are designed to promote study of the Japanese language, literature, and culture. Caralee Casto, a junior Japanese major, will spend her upcoming junior …

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Marshall music professor to host festival of electronic music

Dr. Mark Zanter, recipient of the 2018 John Marshall University Scholars Award and professor of music at Marshall, will host Electrifest, a festival of new electronic music, from 9-11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, located in Pullman Square in downtown Huntington. The event will feature live performance, video and improvisation by artists from the Huntington …

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School of Physical Therapy Class of 2018 posts a 100% first-time board pass rate

The Marshall University School of Physical Therapy Class of 2018 had a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Board Examination (NPTE). All 36 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduates from the Class of 2018 passed the examination. To put this accomplishment into perspective, the national average pass rate of all accredited DPT programs in 2018 was 92.3%. …

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Marshall faculty member named to Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association committee

Dr. Zach Garrett of theCollege of Health Professions has been named to the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) Critical Incident Stress Management Committee. Garrett, program clinical coordinator for the college’s athletic training program, is one of two representatives chosen from the state of West Virginia. The mission of this committee is to help athletic trainers and athletic training students better …

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Casey Patick, M.D., joins Marshall Pediatrics

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff have welcomed Casey Patick, M.D., to their pediatric teams of providers. Patick, a pediatrician dedicated to primary care for infants and children, has been named an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. A native …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Thomas Wilson

Dr. Thomas Wilson, professor of physics, presented a contributed paper at Phonons 2018 - The16th International Conference on Phonon Scattering In Condensed Matter , held May 30-June 3, 2018 in Nanjing, China. The title of his presentation was: "Terahertz Acoustic Phonon Lasing through Acousto-Optic Self-Oscillating Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing”. Wilson’s application to organize and host Phonons 2021 at Marshall University was accepted by the International Phonon Advisory Committee. Phonons 2021, …

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Faculty Achievement: John Van Kirk

John Van Kirk, professor of English, has published a short story in Columbia Journal. It may be found online at http://columbiajournal.org/tornado-john-van-kirk/.

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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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Applications for Faces of Appalachia due Dec. 14

The purpose of this fellowship award, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia (CSEGA), is to promote scholarship on gender and/or ethnicity in Appalachia.  The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time Marshall University faculty member.  The Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellow, …

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Marshall’s WMUL-FM wins broadcasting awards from dotCOMM

Students from Marshall University's public radio station, WMUL-FM, received three Platinum Awards, six Gold Awards and six Honorable Mention Awards in the dotCOMM Awards 2017-18 Competition. The dotCOMM Awards are administered and evaluated by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals to honor excellence in web creativity and digital communication. “The dotCOMM Awards 2018 Competition marks only the second time …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 12, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

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