The Newsletter for Marshall University                            September 26, 2018

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Marshall team presents at Centers for Disease Control conference

Two Marshall University experts and other representatives from the state of West Virginia recently returned from a two-day visit to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta for a conference on emerging threats to women and infants, in particular the effects of the national drug epidemic on pregnant women, infants, children, families and communities. Amy Saunders, director for Marshall's …

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Fall faculty meeting scheduled for Thursday

The fall general faculty meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Don Morris Room at the Memorial Student Center.

The agenda will consist of welcoming remarks by Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Philippe Georgel; the introduction of new administrators by Provost Dr. Jaime Taylor; the introduction of 79 new faculty members by their deans or representatives; a State of the Faculty Address by Georgel and a State of the University Address by President Jerome Gilbert.

All faculty, staff, students and members of the public are invited to attend. After the meeting a reception to honor the new university personnel will occur.

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Libraries, Counseling and Women’s Centers to partner on mental health initiative

Marshall Libraries, along with the Counseling and Women’s Centers, are joining forces this fall to spread awareness on mental wellness. The Don’t Call Me Crazy: Mental Health Initiative includes a new research guide providing campus, community and national resources; a series of panel discussions; printed materials posted throughout the campus libraries and an art exhibition that will open in January. …

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Marching Thunder invited to perform in London

Marshall’s marching band, the Marching Thunder, will be traveling to London, England, during December 2019 and will perform in the 2020 New Year's Day Parade. The School of Music is planning a special ceremony and celebration from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Henderson Center, during which it will receive the official invitation from the executive director …

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Music faculty member to give piano recital Sunday

Dr. Henning Vauth, an associate professor of piano at Marshall , will perform a solo recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. It will feature the works of Schubert, Schumann, Pfitzner, Liszt, Petit and Debussy. The concert is free and open to the public. “The recital will feature piano music from Germany …

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New treatment for depression now available at Marshall Health

A new treatment alternative for individuals with chronic depression is now available at Marshall Health. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a non-invasive alternative for individuals with treatment-resistant depression. TMS is performed in a doctor’s office using a magnetic coil to activate areas of the brain involved in mood regulation. Treatments take about 45 minutes and are performed daily for …

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Jazz Ensemble I to open 2018-2019 jazz concert season

Jazz Ensemble I will present its first concert of the 2018-2019 academic year at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The band will perform an eclectic mix of classic big band compositions from Count Basie, Duke Pearson, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, and Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band, as well as contemporary pieces …

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Marshall to host family history class Oct. 9

Marshall University’s Libraries, along with FamilySearch.org, will host a Family History Class from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 ,on the 3rd floor of the James E. Morrow Library on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. The class is free and open to the public. The class will be directed by Brent and Debbie Nelson, who will be using FamilySearch.org to …

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World-renowned sports physicist to speak at Marshall

The physics department in Marshall University’s College of Science will present world-renowned sports physicist Dr. John Eric Goff on Monday, Oct. 15. He will speak twice, providing a colloquium talk on “Friction Challenges from the Sports World” at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 in Room 277 of the Science Building, and then give a presentation for the general public on a …

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Sign up now for Homecoming office decorating

Homecoming is almost here and we want to see your Herd pride! The annual Homecoming Office Decorating Contest is once again taking place during Homecoming Week with the theme of “Home on the Range,” a fun western theme celebrating our wonderful mascot Marco. This year, the Office of Alumni Relations wants to see your best take on this theme during …

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Dharampreet Singh, M.D., joins Marshall Neuroscience

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Dharampreet Singh, M.D., to their neurological teams of providers. Singh, a neurologist specializing in epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and stroke care, has been named an assistant professor in the department of neuroscience at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is a …

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Gary J. Petty, M.D., joins Marshall Health  

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Gary J. Petty, M.D., to their family medicine teams of providers. Petty, a board-certified family medicine physician, has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He earned …

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Heather Katz, D.O., named September Fellow of the Month

Heather Katz, D.O., was selected the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Fellow of the Month for September, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. Katz is completing her final year of the three-year hematology/oncology fellowship. She was nominated for the Fellow of the Month award for her outstanding research, publication and clinical …

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Lewis College of Business appoints new faculty members

The Lewis College of Business has welcomed six new faculty members hired to start the 2018-19 academic year, bringing with them new perspectives and expertise in the business fields of economics, international business, supply chain management, digital marketing, human resource management and organizational behavior. The following individuals officially joined the college: Dr. Yi Duan joined the college as a tenure-track assistant …

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New flavors coming to Huntington campus

Sodexo was recently awarded a new 10-year contract for food service on the Huntington campus, which includes a two-year expansion of offerings.  The new contract goes into effect in August 2019. Mistie Bibbee, director of housing and residence life, and William ‘Tootie’ Carter, business manager of the Memorial Student Center (MSC), said a selection committee visited other campuses to explore …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 3, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

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