The Newsletter for Marshall University                               November 21, 2018

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University committee on building names to hold public information session Nov. 28

The Marshall University Presidential Committee to Examine Building Names will hold a public information session next week to discuss its process and an upcoming opportunity for people to provide input. The information session will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center. President Gilbert formed the committee in April in response …

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Auditoria staff group recognized with John Marshall Service Award

Marshall's auditoria staff group, which includes Director of Facilities Jamez Morris-Smith, Deb Carder, Kevin Bannon and Sam Kincaid, received the John Marshall Service award (formerly Employee of the Month) Nov. 15 at the Classified Staff Council meeting. They were nominated as a group by Lang Reynolds, director of the School of Theatre, and Don Van Horn, who retired as dean …

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Important Notice for Time Clock Plus Managers

Due to Marshall’s holiday schedule, Time Clock Plus (TCP) will close at 5 p.m. Thursday December 20, 2018, to allow adequate time to generate the paychecks for the January 4, 2019, pay date. To ensure paychecks are generated for all employees, Managers will need to complete the following in TCP by 12 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018: Enter and approve …

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Governor appoints three new members to Marshall Board of Governors

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed three people to the Marshall University Board of Governors. William A. Smith Sr., Geoffrey S. Sheils, and H. Toney Stroud, all of Cabell County, will serve three-year terms ending June 30, 2022. Smith, a retired Cabell County Schools superintendent, will succeed Oshel Craigo.  Sheils, who is with Huntington, WesBanco, Inc., will replace Michael …

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‘MUsic Mondays’ lecture series to continue Nov. 26

The School of Music at Marshall University will present another installment in its MUsic Mondays lecture series at the Cellar Door, 905 Third Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26. The lecture, titled “Britten’s Post-War Women: A Charm of Lullabies” will be presented by Dr. Vicki P. Stroeher, professor of music history at Marshall. Stroeher has written extensively on the music …

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Marshall’s Jazz Ensemble I to swing back onto the stage Nov. 28

Marshall’s Jazz Ensemble I will be back on the Smith Recital Hall stage at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, with an all new program of contemporary large jazz ensemble works, as well as some reimagined arrangements of famous themes and swinging classics from the great big bands of the past. The MU Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Jeff …

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University employees receive special infection control training

Nearly two dozen health and safety employees and carpenters at Marshall University have received infection control risk assessment (ICRA) training through the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters. Marshall is the first university to be processed through the council’s district, which includes West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and several counties in North Carolina and New Jersey. …

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Marshall Wind Symphony to perform ‘An Evening with Friends’

The Marshall Wind Symphony will present its final performance of the semester, “An Evening with Friends,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Smith Recital Hall. Under the direction of Dr. Adam Dalton, the concert will feature several guests and regional premieres of new music.

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Marshall to present children’s opera ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Marshall University’s opera program, Opera at Marshall, will present the children’s opera “Little Red Riding Hood” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Smith Recital Hall. Free and open to the public, the opera is appropriate for children ages 4 and older and lasts about 45 minutes. “This Children's Opera not only has classical artistic elements but also fun and …

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Marshall to present Christmas carols by Choral Union

Marshall University’s Choral Union will present a concert of festive Christmas carols at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at First United Methodist Church, 1124 5th Ave., Huntington. The Choral Union, directed by Deborah Bradley, will be joined by the Musical Arts Guild in Huntington, as well as the University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Briana Nannen. They will also …

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Marshall Health, School of Medicine to launch Dementia Café for patients, caregivers

Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will launch a new experience to help individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Made possible through a $15,000 grant from the Bernard McDonough Foundation, the Dementia Café will offer refreshments and creative activities in a supportive setting. “As dementia progresses, it often becomes difficult for persons with dementia …

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Writers Series to celebrate works of Marshall faculty

Marshall’s A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will celebrate the recently published creative work and creative work-in-progress from Marshall faculty members at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center. The event will feature readings by Dr. Victor Fet, Dr. Laura Michele Diener, Nicole Lawrence, Daniel O’Malley, Dr. Joel Peckham, Dr. Rachael Peckham, and Dr. …

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School of Medicine supports rural primary care providers through monthly teleECHO™ clinics

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in partnership with Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), now offers teleECHO™ training sessions at noon on the first Tuesday of each month. “TeleECHO clinics are basically interactive sessions between specialists and primary care providers who are serving an often rural patient population,” said Jennifer Plymale, director of the Robert C. Byrd Center …

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Marshall Pathology establishes Dr. Linda G. Brown Endowed Scholarship for Allied Health Professionals

Marshall Pathology has recently established the Dr. Linda G. Brown Endowed Scholarship for Allied Health Professionals. This scholarship will support full-time, undergraduate students who are majoring in a laboratory sciences program in the Marshall University College of Health Professions. The student must demonstrate need per the standards of the Office of Student Financial Assistance, and the student must be a …

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Specialists join Marshall Internal Medicine

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 pulmonology, critical care medicine, sleep medicine and endocrinology. Mohammed AlJasmi, M.D., a board-certified, fellowship-trained pulmonologist, has been named an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine. He specializes in sleep medicine, pulmonology and critical care …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Tom Hisiro

Dr. Tom Hisiro, professor of leadership studies, has been chosen to participate in a multistate, standard-setting study being conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) for the School Leadership Series/School Superintendent test. The purpose of this multistate study is to recommend a passing score for the test. The study will be conducted on ETS’ Princeton campus in New Jersey at the Chauncey Conference …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 28, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

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