The Newsletter for Marshall University                               October 24, 2018

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New York Times Best-Selling Author Doris Kearns Goodwin to lecture at the Keith-Albee Friday

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Doris Kearns Goodwin will be discussing her newest book at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Q&A session immediately following her presentation. Goodwin’s newest book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” was just released Sept. 18. “Leadership in Turbulent Times” tells the journey of four U.S. presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin …

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Marshall to roll out training for Title IX, Clery Act amendments

Marshall is  providing an interactive training program to educate faculty and staff about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the key Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act provisions that were incorporated into law via the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWRA), according to Debra Hart, Marshall's TItle IX coordinator.  These …

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Update on TAX CHANGE NOTICE for employees enrolled in pre-tax parking payroll deductions

This notice is an update to information previously shared via e-mail and in the “We Are Marshall” weekly e-newsletter for employees. The updated information is in red, below. 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 …

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IT continues observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Marshall University Information Technology (IT) department is participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to raise awareness of Cyber Security issues. Throughout the month of October, Marshall IT will continue to share information from the national campaign. Week 4 will emphasize the importance of securing our critical infrastructure and highlight the roles the public can play in keeping …

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Marshall mechanical engineering, computer science programs receive ABET accreditation

The  College of Information Technology and Engineering has announced the accreditation of two of its most popular programs. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program have received accreditation from the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). ABET accredits institutions of higher education in computing, engineering, engineering technology and …

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Marshall to host free FAFSA workshop for local students

Marshall is hosting a free “It’s FAFSA Time” financial aid workshop for local students and their families who need assistance in filing the 2019-20 FAFSA. The event takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Office of Student Financial Assistance (SFA) in Old Main, room 116, on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Pamela Palermo, director of the university’s …

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Marshall to host 3rd annual Tea and Talk event to promote inclusiveness

The Office of Intercultural Affairs will host the third annual “Campus Tea and Talk” to give diverse groups on campus an opportunity to meet with one another and discuss the social barriers they may face on a daily basis. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the university’s Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. In light …

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55th annual International Festival returns to the Huntington campus Saturday

The 55th annual Marshall University International Festival, organized by the Office of International Student Services, returns to Marshall from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to purchase international food samples from local vendors during the event. …

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Marshall faculty to perform Romantic Trios concert

Marshall’s School of Music and Fifth Avenue Baptist Church will each host a performance of Romantic Trios, a concert featuring Marshall University faculty. Performers will include Dr. Wendell Dobbs on flute, Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith on violin, Dr. Solen Dikener on cello and Dr. Johan Botes on piano. They will play the Grand Sonata for flute, cello and piano, op. …

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Fraternity, sorority councils to have Trick or Treat next week

The Infraternity and Panhellenic counciI fraternities and sororities are handing out candy at their houses during Huntington Trick-or-Treat next Wednesday, Oct. 31,  from 6 to 8 p.m., according to Kaitlyn McClure, vice president of programs for the Marshall University Panhellenic Council. “We hope to see everyone and their families come to our event,” McClure said.

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Marshall Health to launch Walk with a Doc program in Putnam County

Marshall Health-Teays Valley is encouraging local residents to step toward better health by bringing Walk with a Doc to Putnam County. Walk with a Doc is a national program that brings doctors and patients together to walk and talk about their health concerns. Marshall Health’s first scheduled Walk with a Doc is 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Valley Park …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Sean McBride

Dr. Sean P. McBride, assistant professor of physics at Marshall, has been part of a collaboration of investigators studying the ability of self-assembled nanoparticle membranes to conform them to surfaces with Gaussian curvature. The collaboration’s research findings are presented in a recent publication in Soft Matter titled “Conforming nanoparticle sheets to surfaces with Gaussian curvature.” The full publication is available …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 31, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.

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