The Newsletter for Marshall University                               December 5, 2018

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Winter commencement to feature keynote by Dr. Zelideth Rivas

Marshall’s 2018 Winter Commencement, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 15, will honor more than 1200 students who graduated in July or August 2018, or are tentatively scheduled to graduate in December. Dr. Zelideth Rivas, an associate professor of modern languages at Marshall University and recipient of the Reynolds Outstanding Teaching Award last spring, will be the featured speaker. The ceremony …

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Marshall, WVU College of Law launch the Center for Consumer Law and Education

Marshall University and the West Virginia University College of Law have established a one-of-its-kind Center for Consumer Law and Education to build advocacy for those in West Virginia and beyond. The universities officially launched the CCLE at special events on their campuses Nov. 28 and 29. CCLE’s mission is to serve as a principal consumer, law, policy, education and support …

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Marshall Health hires director of Project Hope for Women and Children

Jessica Tackett, M.A., joins Marshall Health as director of Project Hope for Women and Children, a new residential treatment facility for new and expecting mothers with substance use disorder and their children. Tackett is a native West Virginian who earned both her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and master’s degree in clinical psychology from Marshall University. For nearly a decade, …

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Public comment period on building names underway until Dec. 14

The Marshall University Presidential Committee to Examine Building Names is accepting online comments from university students, faculty and staff through Friday, Dec. 14. To submit comments, please log in to your myMU account and click on the “Building Names Survey” link on the right side of the page. The link will take you to the online form. President Gilbert formed …

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Independent Exam Proctoring Available for Online and Hybrid Courses

Libraries and Online Learning launched Independent Exam Proctoring, a service to protect the integrity of online testing, in the fall semester of 2017. An independently proctored exam is supervised by an approved proctor just as it would be for a course taken on campus. Proctoring is the most effective way to ensure the integrity of online exams such as midterms …

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Inaugural cohort of leadership fellows named

The spring 2019 class of John Marshall Leadership Fellows has been selected. The inaugural class of fellows will include 20 faculty and staff members, listed below in alphabetical order: James Baldwin, Accounts Payable; Lacie Bittinger, College of Business; Shawn Chinn, Housing and Residence Life; Habiba Chirchir, College of Science; Adam Dalton, College of Arts and Media; 

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Inclement Weather Reminders

As winter approaches, the Marshall community is reminded about how the university responds when inclement weather occurs.   Should there be weather conditions that make travel potentially dangerous, students and employees are reminded to use their own judgment before venturing out.  Faculty members should make every effort to notify students in advance if they need to cancel class.  Students should inform and …

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Marshall Recreation Center Collecting Gifts for 'Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes'

The Marshall Rec Center is inviting  the community to participate in its Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes Angel Tree event this holiday season. The Rec is partnering with the First Year Residence Halls on the Marshall University Huntington campus to hold this event. Donated gifts from this event will benefit children with needs in the Huntington community. The concept of …

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School of Medicine recognizes faculty

The following School of Medicine faculty were recognized Nov. 29 during the school’s annual Faculty Awards: Excellence in Commitment Award—Dr. Matthew Curry, Dr. Charles Francis, Dr. Jennifer Gerlach, Dr. Jack Stines and Dr. Marie Veitia; Excellence in Service Award—Dr. Alan Koester (Chair, SOM Faculty Council) and Dr. Lynne Goebel (Chair, Personnel Advisory Committee); Faculty Impact Award—Dr. Chuck Clements; Excellence in …

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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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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Dec. 12, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.

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