The Newsletter for Marshall University                              December 12, 2018

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Marshall Health opens residential treatment facility for women and children

Marshall Health has officially opened Project Hope for Women and Children, a new residential treatment option, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. Located at 1012 Seventh Ave. next to the Huntington City Mission, Project Hope for Women and Children offers a safe living environment for new and expectant mothers suffering from substance use disorder and their children. The project …

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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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Additional holidays to be taken Jan. 3 and 4, 2019

Gov. Jim Justice has excused public employees from two additional half-days of work on Monday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. In accordance with the 2018-19 Marshall University holiday schedule, the university is already scheduled to be closed all day on those dates. As a result, Marshall will revise the holiday schedule to allocate the additional hours off on …

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Brooks recognized by state library association

Dr. Monica Brooks, associate vice president for libraries and online learning at Marshall, has received West Virginia Library Association’s 2018 Dora Ruth Parks Award for long and outstanding service and librarianship in West Virginia. She was nominated by Dr. Kelli Johnson, associate university librarian and head of access services and outreach at Marshall Libraries. “Simply stated, Dr. Monica G. Brooks is a tireless …

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Marshall named a Best Business School by The Princeton Review

The Lewis College of Business has been ranked as an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in its 2019 annual business school rankings at www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings/best-business-schools According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review editor-in-chief, "We recommend Marshall University as one of the best to earn an M.B.A. We chose the 252 on-campus M.B.A. …

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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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Mail Services issues holiday schedule

The 2018 Holiday Schedule for the Mail Services Department will be as follows: MAIL SERVICES WINDOW HOURS: THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All mail that is to be round dated (ex. insured mail) should be in the mailroom before 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, Dec. 19. This does include …

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Annual Christmas Kente serves as rite of passage for African and African American students

Consistent with 17th-Century West African traditions, Marshall University will hold its Christmas Kente Ceremony Friday, Dec. 14. Traditionally presented for students of African American ancestry, this is an inclusive ceremony open to all students graduating in December. The Kente cloth, which resembles a stole and is worn with the academic regalia, is a symbol of accomplishment that has its roots …

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MUsic Mondays to explore ‘Handel’s Messiah’ at Dec. 17 event

The School of Music will host a MUsic Mondays discussion at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave. in downtown Huntington. Music professor and historian Dr. Vicki Stroeher will present a lecture titled “Handel’s Messiah,” examining the history of Handel’s beloved work, including the story of why and when it was written, how it came to …

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Marshall Health welcomes pediatric gastroenterologist

The  Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM), Marshall Health and Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Xavier Villa, M.D., to their pediatric teams of providers. Villa, a board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric gastroenterologist, has been named an associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the JCESOM. He specializes in treating children with digestive system, …

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School of Medicine names Courtney Nichols, M.D., December Resident of the Month

Courtney Nichols, M.D. has been selected the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for December, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. Nichols is completing her last year of the combined four-year internal medicine and pediatrics residency. “It is a pleasure to recognize Dr. Nichols as Resident of the …

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Next Honors College seminar proposal deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 30

The Honors College provides faculty of programs from across the university the opportunity to design and teach seminars on subjects that inspire their interest and creativity. Faculty in our small seminars work with outstanding, highly motivated students to actively explore a subject together from an interdisciplinary approach. We believe the Honors College serves as an “incubator” for pedagogical exploration and …

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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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WMUL-FM wins 23 international MarCom creative awards

Students and faculty from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received 23 awards in the international MarCom Creative Awards 2018 Competition, which recognizes achievement by marketing and communication practitioners. They were recognized from among more than 6,000 entries in the competition from radio stations, advertising and public relations agencies, educational institutions and other organizations. “This is an outstanding accomplishment to …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Dec. 19, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.

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