The Newsletter for Marshall University                              December 19, 2018

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Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons, may you find many reasons for happiness.

Sincerely,
President Jerry and Leigh Gilbert

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Board of Governors approves graduate program in cybersecurity

The Marshall University Board of Governors (BOG) last week approved plans for a graduate degree in cybersecurity, making Marshall one of the state’s first public universities to offer a master’s-level degree program in the emerging discipline. The College of Information Technology and Engineering’s Weisberg Division of Computer Science will administer the new academic program set to begin in spring 2019. …

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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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New scholarship available for incoming pharmacy students

School of Pharmacy students now have another scholarship opportunity. Through a donation from Daniel and Gayle Brazeau, the Marshall University Foundation has established the “Pioneer in Pharmacy” fund. Applicants for the scholarship must be full-time, incoming first-year students with a 2.75 GPA or higher and residents of West Virginia or any bordering state (Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia). Preference …

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Marshall student wins US Department of State’s Gilman Scholarship

A Marshall senior has won a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs, with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas. The Gilman Scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, …

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Marshall study finds differences in umbilical cord blood metal levels between urban and rural newborns

New findings from a team of  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine researchers reveal urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements. The team’s finding were published Nov. 22 in The Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. The research team of Jesse N. Cottrell, M.D., D’Andrea S. Thomas, M.S., Brenda L. Mitchell, M.D., Jason E. Childress, …

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Marshall faculty awarded grant for website featuring recovery stories

Marshall faculty have begun creating a website to share recovery stories and have been awarded a $5,000 grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council to continue its development. “Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place,” is an interactive community website that collects narratives about recovery in West Virginia. It is being developed by faculty from Marshall’s College of Liberal Arts, including …

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Mail Services issues holiday schedule - revised 12/14/18

The REVISED 2018 Holiday Schedule for the Mail Services Department will be: MAIL SERVICES WINDOW HOURS FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2018, 10:00 A.M.  TO 2:00 P.M THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2019 10:00 A.M.  TO 2:00 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, December 19, 2018. …

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Nursing faculty member presents research at 18th annual AAERI conference

Dr. Nancy Elkins of the College of Health Professions School of Nursing recently presented her research titled “A Phenomenological Study: Lived Experiences of Students Who Do Not Succeed in Four Year Baccalaureate Nursing Programs” at the 18th annual Association for the Advancement of Educational Research International (AAERI) conference in Fort Myers, Florida, last month. Elkins, an associate professor of nursing …

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Rec Center to offer Winter Kids' Camp

Drop your kids off during their break from school at the Rec to play great games, create awesome crafts, swim and rock climb! All they need is a swim suit, towel, change of clothes and closed-toed shoes. The Marshall Rec Center will be hosting a Winter Kids' Camp from Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 4. The camp will take place …

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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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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 9, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

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