The Newsletter for Marshall University                                January 9, 2019

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Marshall heads to Capitol for annual legislative event

Dozens of Marshall University faculty, staff, coaches and students are set to visit the West Virginia State Capitol Monday, Jan. 14, as the university celebrates the annual Marshall Day at the Capitol. Representatives from Marshall, including Marco the Bison, will be at the Capitol from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., greeting visitors and interacting with legislators. Dozens of displays promoting …

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City to hold public meeting Thursday regarding Fairfield

The public is invited to a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the A.D. Lewis Community Center, 1650 A.D. Lewis Ave., to give feedback on planning for better housing and neighborhood improvements in Fairfield. The City of Huntington and the Huntington Housing Authority recently received a planning grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and …

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MU Choral Union issues invitation to sing

The Marshall University Choral Union invites singers to join its ensemble for a new semester of choral music making. Under the direction of Deborah Bradley, the Choral Union rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays in Room 150 of Smith Music Hall. There are no audition requirements, and there is no cost to participate. The first rehearsal is Jan. 14, …

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Marshall receives $81,398 for further development of Clio history app

The Marshall University Research Corporation has received $81,398 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to use for further development of Clio, an educational website and mobile application that connects people to nearby historical and cultural landmarks The funds will help create a more robust walking tour function, with help from local software developers. Named in honor of the ancient …

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Cosco joins RCBI as Communications Specialist

Marketing and public relations veteran Kathy Cosco has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) as communications specialist. As part of the public information team, Cosco will boost efforts to increase awareness of the innovative solutions and leading-edge technology RCBI provides to entrepreneurs, businesses and advanced manufacturers. “Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position,” said Charlotte …

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Given family helps future Marshall medical students by establishing scholarship

A rural physician and alumnus, W. Douglas Given, M.D., and his wife, Mary, have established an endowed scholarship with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine to assist aspiring physicians from central West Virginia. A lifelong West Virginian and native of Strange Creek in Braxton County, Douglas Given graduated from the Marshall School of Medicine in 1983, where he also completed …

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Marshall physics professor to publish groundbreaking acoustic laser research

Marshall Physics Professor Dr. Thomas E. Wilson’s research on high-frequency acoustics has resulted in the discovery of the acoustic equivalent of a laser, and will be reported as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review B, a leading scientific publication. Compared to optical lasers, the development of acoustic lasers is in its infancy. Wilson’s approach stems from a so-called “non-linear” light/sound …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Penny Koontz

Dr. Penny Koontz, associate professor of psychology and director of the  MU Psychology Clinic, has been elected to serve as president of the West Virginia Psychological Association (WVPA), state affiliate of the American Psychological Association.  She began her term Jan. 1 and will serve as WVPA president for one year.

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Brian Kinghorn

Dr. Brian Kinghorn, assistant professor of curriculum, instruction and foundations in the College of Education and Professional Development, has had an article published online in The Conversation, a national daily online news publication. The article, titled “Why shaming your children on social media may make things worse,” appeared on the front page of the site Dec. 13 and has been …

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WMUL-FM wins 23 international MarCom creative awards

Students and faculty from Marshall’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 be …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 16, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

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