The Newsletter for Marshall University                               November 14, 2018

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48th annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony to feature daughter of flight crew member

Leslie Deese Garvis was only six months old when her father, Danny Deese, charter coordinator for Southern Airways Flight 932, perished among the 75 Thundering Herd teammates, coaches, staff, supporters and flight crew on Nov. 14, 1970.  At noon this Wednesday, Nov. 14, Garvis will take the stage as keynote speaker for the 48th Memorial Fountain Ceremony on Marshall’s Huntington …

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Marshall receives $25 million gift for college of business

Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert announced alumnus and Intuit Chairman and CEO Brad D. Smith and his wife, Alys Smith, have made a $25 million gift to the university’s Lewis College of Business. Gilbert said the Smiths’ gift—one of the largest in Marshall’s history—is “transformational” and will provide new and dynamic opportunities for current and future business students. …

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'Crimes of the Heart' from School of Theatre begins tonight

Marshall University’s School of Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Crimes of the Heart.  Performances are November 14-17 at 7:30 pm nightly in the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living …

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United Way workplace campaign to conclude Nov. 15; employee prizes to be awarded

The 2018 United Way workplace campaign will wrap up Thursday, Nov. 15 with prizes to be awarded on Nov. 16 to four employees who have signed up for a payroll deduction. It is not too late for employees to contribute to this year’s campaign and be entered to win the following incentives: Two (2) tickets to the sky suite for …

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School of Medicine announces director for new physician assistant program

Ginger Boles, M.S., P.A.-C., joins the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine as director of its new physician assistant program. “Physician assistants are one of the fastest growing professions in the country and often serve as the front-line primary care provider in rural and underserved communities,” said Bobby Miller, M.D., vice dean for medical student education at the …

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School of Pharmacy faculty member participates in new study regarding extended shelf-life of opioid overdose reversal products

A widely used naloxone nasal spray (NNS) and naloxone injection (NIJ), otherwise known as Narcan® and Evzio®, which are administered to prevent opioid overdose deaths, were found to be chemically stable up for at least ten months and beyond one year of the expiration date, respectively. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, from 1996 to 2014, at least …

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Marshall Health adds heart failure and transplant specialist

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital and dental staff welcome Carlos Rueda, M.D., to their cardiology teams of providers. Rueda, a board-certified, fellowship-trained cardiologist, has been named an assistant professor in the department of cardiovascular services at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Industrial …

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Foundation holds annual Donor Recognition Celebration

The Marshall University Foundation held its eighth annual Donor Recognition Celebration event  Friday, Nov. 2, at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The event, which recognizes and celebrates the generosity of donors with lifetime giving of over $100,000 to Marshall University, welcomed a total of 22 new members. 20 of those members were recognized as President’s …

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Surgical chief residents at School of Medicine match to fellowships

All four chief residents from the general surgery residency program at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have successfully matched into subspecialty fellowship programs, Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school, announced Thursday. This is the first time in recent history that all chief residents in the program have matched into …

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Marshall to present viola recital featuring Turkish guest artist

The Marshall University School of Music will present “Love for Viola!” with guest artist Dr. Tuba Özkan from Mersin University in Turkey. She will perform two concerts in Huntington. “Love for Viola!” will be presented at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Woodlands Retirement Community, 1 Bradley Foster Drive, Huntington, and at noon Thursday, Nov. 29, at Fifth Avenue Baptist …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Slav Gratchev

Dr. Slav Gratchev, associate professor of Spanish, along with a colleague, Dr. Margarita Marinova from Christopher Newport University, has translated and annotated a set of interview tapes in which the philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin (left) was interviewed by Viktor Duvakin in 1973. "Whenever Bakhtin, in his final decade, was queried about writing his memoirs, he shrugged it off," Gratchev said. "Unlike …

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Marshall community asked for opinions on Hal Greer Boulevard

The City of Huntington, West Virginia Division of Highways and KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission are working to prepare a corridor management plan for Hal Greer Boulevard. This plan will examine Hal Greer Boulevard from Huntington High School to 3rd Avenue. During this process, the project will ask for input from citizens, commuters, students, community groups, businesses and agencies along this …

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School of Medicine names Jennifer Dotson, D.O., November Fellow of the Month

Jennifer Dotson, D.O., has been named the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Fellow of the Month for November, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. Dotson is completing her third and final year of the hematology/oncology fellowship at Marshall. Several staff members and patients nominated her for the award for providing outstanding, …

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WMUL wins Pinnacle National College Media Awards

Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, took home three 2017-2018 Pinnacle National College Media Awards, announced last month in Louisville. WMUL received a second-place organizational award for Four-Year Radio Station of the Year, while Marshall students won two first-place awards in the individual categories. The Four-Year Radio Station of the Year award was presented for an entry that included written …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 21, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.

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