The Newsletter for Marshall University                               October 10, 2018

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Marshall prepares for Homecoming 2018 with theme celebrating Marco

Marshall will welcome thousands of alumni, family and friends to the Huntington campus for a week of festivities celebrating Homecoming 2018 beginning Monday, Oct. 15, and culminating with the crowning of royalty at halftime during the football game against Florida Atlantic University set for 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. This year’s theme, Home on the Range, celebrates Marco through the …

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School of Medicine to host homecoming reunion for medical alumni

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will welcome alumni and their families back to Huntington for its 32nd annual homecoming celebration Oct. 19-20. Weekend festivities kick off Friday, Oct. 19, at the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center with: Noon:  Student-Alumni Networking Lunch 1:15 p.m.:  Lecture on “The Population Health Imperative” with J. Greg Rosencrance, M.D., FACP (’88), chairman of …

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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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Canadian Hall of Fame Inductees Barenaked Ladies to Perform at the Keith-Albee

Moses Family Medicine and Riverside Physical Therapy present the iconic Canadian band Barenaked Ladies, performing at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center as the Marshall Artists Series opening show on Thursday, Oct.11 at 7:30 p.m. Barenaked Ladies will be performing fan favorites such as “One Week,” “If I Had $1,000,000,” and the theme song to The Big Bang Theory, as well as …

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Marshall to host ‘A Retrospective and Symposium on 1968’

Marshall is traveling back to 1968 on Wednesday, Oct. 10, for an event exploring race, rebellion and revolution titled “A Retrospective and Symposium on 1968.” Sponsored by the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum, the event goes on from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Shawkey Room of the …

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Annual health and wellness fair for employees and students to take place tomorrow

Marshall University and Marshall Health will sponsor their annual Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni with free health screenings provided by the following: Blood pressure screenings by Marshall University School of Nursing …

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Marshall University and State Treasurer to host awareness event for WVABLE program tomorrow

Marshall and West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue will host a community awareness event and press conference at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center to educate individuals about a new program for people with disabilities. The West Virginia Achieving a Better Life Experience program, known as WVABLE, provides people with disabilities an opportunity …

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Minority Health Institute partners with West Virginia Bureau of Public Health to address WV health disparities

The Marshall Department of Public Health has established the Minority Health Institute to address health disparities and health equity among minority and underserved populations in the state of West Virginia. The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health will collaborate with the Minority Health Institute to strategically utilize the university’s resources to help the state better deal with a myriad of …

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Peter and the Starcatcher continues this week

Marshall University’s School of Theatre continues performances of Peter and the Starcatcher  Wednesday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Performances are in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Tony‐winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century‐old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up …

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Dance program to host tap master class Oct. 14

Marshall University Theatre Dance and 4th Avenue Arts will host a Tap Master Class series with Matt Saffron Sunday, Oct. 14, for students as well as faculty and staff who have an interest in dance. Students will have an opportunity to learn from a world-class artist here in Huntington. Students will be taken through a traditional tap class, which will …

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University departments that wish to set up a table on the plaza during the Picnic on the Plaza can fill out the form HERE or call 304-696-3134.

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Marshall Health to host Trick or Treat event in Teays Valley

Marshall Health will host a Safe Trick or Treat event at its Teays Valley location, 300 Corporate Center Drive, Scott Depot, from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25. Marshall Health invites children to dress in their favorite costumes and join the physician offices for Halloween-themed games, giveaways, candy and healthy snacks. The event will provide safe alternatives for children …

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School of Music to host flute recital with guest performer Dr. Ginny Tutton

The School of Music will host a flute studio recital with guest artist Dr. Ginny Tutton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Smith Recital Hall. It is free and open to all. Tutton, an instructor of flute at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, is an expert in flute pedagogy and is also interested in acoustics, pedagogy of music theory, …

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Psychology faculty to host panel discussion on opioid epidemic

Marshall psychology faculty will host a panel discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Fat Patty’s on 3rd Avenue in Huntington. The title of the discussion will be, “Appalachian Opioid Epidemic: Mama Told Me Not to Come,” and the speakers will include: Dr. Marianna Linz, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology; Dr. Thomas Linz, associate …

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Applications for Faces of Appalachia due Dec. 14

Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellowship Award* 2019– 2020 Academic Year 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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Students and faculty attend digital humanities 'unconference'

A group of Marshall students and faculty joined students, faculty, staff and professionals from Ohio University, Bowling Green State University, Fayette County Public Schools, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at THATCamp Ohio 2018 in Athens, Ohio, last month. Like the THATCamp Marshall hosted in March 2018, THATCamp Ohio 2018 brought together those interested in sharing knowledge of new technologies and …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Debra Lockwood

Dr. Debra Lockwood, assistant professor of special education in the College of Education and Professional Development Special Education, who is also serving as program coordinator and advisor, took six undergraduate students to the West Virginia Council for Exceptional Children Conference, “Implementing Universal Design for Learning to Enhance the Success of Students with Exceptionalities,” which took place last week at Glade …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 17, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

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