The Newsletter for Marshall University                               October 31, 2018

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John Marshall Leadership Fellows Program taking applications

The John Marshall Leadership Fellows Program is a new program intended to develop faculty and staff leaders across Marshall University.

The program will be conducted annually during the spring term under the sponsorship of and administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning.  Applications will be accepted each fall for spring cohorts. The deadline for applications for spring 2019 is 6 …

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Board of Governors receives reports on enrollment and investment earnings

Overall student enrollment at Marshall University is up this fall, according to a report delivered at the Board of Governors meeting Oct. 24. Total enrollment stands at 13,178 students this fall compared to last year’s 13,010 students. President Gilbert told board members the overall increase is just over one percent and can be attributed primarily to increased participation in the …

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Marshall’s Jack Smith part of research team receiving $4.5 million from NSF

Dr. Jack Smith, a senior research staff member of the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences, was part of a research team that received a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build GeoEDF, a “plug-and-play” platform to allow researchers to easily access and process geospatial data. The team was led by Dr. Carol Song, a …

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School of Music to present jazz concert tonight

The Marshall University School of Music will present a concert by its Jazz II ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Smith Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will include standards of jazz ensemble literature from Glenn Miller to Count Basie and more, said Martin Saunders, director of Jazz Studies. For more …

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Fall International Film Festival starts tomorrow night

The Marshall Artists Series will present The Fall International Film Festival at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Nov. 1-4, bringing a diverse film experience to Huntington. The festival features 6 critically acclaimed films from around the world - U.S., Chile, Lebanon, Russia, France and China. For the first time, the festival will feature a weekday matinee.  This semester, there will be …

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German conversation group to meet Friday

The November German Meet & Eat will take place this Friday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Bahnhof Restaurant in Huntington, 745 7th Avenue (on the corner of 8th Street). Interested in German Language and culture? This is a casual German conversation group open to students and residents which will typically take place the first Friday of every month …

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Top Hat software available for faculty

Marshall University has recently entered into a partnership with Top Hat for use by faculty in the classroom. Top Hat is a student engagement system that allows instructors to ask questions, take polls, give quizzes, and get feedback from students during class. Top Hat increases engagement and allows students to interact with their peers and with course materials. …

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Athletics to offer football and basketball staff appreciation games

The annual Marshall University staff and faculty appreciation games for football and basketball have been set. All Marshall University staff and faculty can receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the home football game on Saturday, Nov. 10, against Charlotte (kick-off at 2:30 p.m.) and two (2) complimentary tickets for the home men’s basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 11, against Hofstra …

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Don't get hooked by an email phishing attack! 

 Marshall University’s Information Technology is working to protect you but it’s a shared responsibility for everyone.    “It should not come as a surprise that according to many technology surveys, the most common attack vector for an organization is through phishing.” said Jon Cutler, Chief Information Security Officer.  “Marshall IT has worked with several hundred students and dozens of employee …

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Career Services to host fall etiquette dinner Tuesday, Nov. 6

Career Services will host their biannual etiquette dinner featuring etiquette consultant Terri Thompson Tuesday, Nov. 6.   During the four-course meal, Thompson will offer business etiquette tips for handling dinnertime interviews and networking events, along with answering any questions students might have.   “This is an important event for students,” stated Debby Stoler, assistant director for development and outreach at …

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Brian Wilson to present 'Pet Sounds: The Final Performances' at the Keith-Albee

Music legend and Beach Boys co-founder, Brian Wilson,  will present “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances” at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center and HIMG. Nine-time Grammy Award nominee and two-time winner Wilson will be performing alongside longtime Beach Boys members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Wilson will be performing …

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German Film Day set for Nov. 7

The German program of the Department of Modern Languages is having a German Film Day at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Drinko 402. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The movie "My Best Enemy," film in German with English subtitles will be shown. For more information please contact Anke Duerr McCown by phone at 304-696-7258 or by …

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School of Medicine to host annual Paul Ambrose Health Policy Forum Nov. 8

The School of Medicine will host its sixth annual Paul Ambrose Health Policy Forum Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Larry J. Harless Auditorium.  The forum is open to the public and free of charge. The event will bring together a group of panelists to discuss the role of drug courts in addiction treatment and recovery. Panelists include …

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Lecture series to present expert on gerrymandering in America

The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series will continue its Fall 2018 series with a presentation by Dr. Charles A. “Tony” Smith, speaking on “Gerrymandering in America: Revenge of the Anti-Federalists.” He will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Smith will discuss how, long ago, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized racially discriminatory gerrymandering as unconstitutional, but …

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University Chorus, a cappella group to present ‘Songs of Love and Light’

The School of Music will present its University Chorus, along with its campus a cappella group, 3rd Avenue, in a concert titled “Songs of Love and Light” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The concert will feature a special guest performance by vocalist Brandon Chandler, as well as Cabell Midland High School’s …

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Marshall PhD student receives national research grant

Sarah Binion Brunty, M.S., a biomedical research doctoral student at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, recently received a pre-doctoral fellowship grant in pharmacology and toxicology from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Inc. (PhRMA). Brunty, a native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, is testing new drug treatments in endometriosis through targeting epigenetic changes, in collaboration with the department …

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Marshall researcher receives NIH funding for joint project with University at Buffalo

A newly appointed Marshall University researcher has received funding from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for an ongoing project on the pharmacogenetics of immunosuppressive drugs. Dan Brazeau, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall University School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the University at …

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Marshall Internal Medicine welcomes specialists

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome three new specialists in the areas of geriatrics and primary care. Rajesh Gopalarathinam, M.D., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained geriatrician and general internal medicine physician. He has been named an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine. He specializes in addressing the …

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Faculty Achievement: John Van Kirk

John Van Kirk, of the English department, published two short stories in the current issue of Eclectica. They can be viewed online at the following locations: http://www.eclectica.org/v22n4/vankirk.html
http://www.eclectica.org/v22n4/vankirk_cold.html

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Marshall to screen sex trafficking documentary Operation Toussaint by Operation Underground Railroad

Marshall University’s Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program will screen the documentary Operation Toussaint from the nonprofit organization Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center.

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 7, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

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