The Newsletter for Marshall University                                January 23, 2019

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President Gilbert honored with 'Living the Dream' award

President Gilbert was named a 2019 recipient of the "Living the Dream Award" in the area of scholarship from the West Virginia Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission. Gilbert and other winners were honored Monday, Jan. 21, during a ceremony at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charleston. The annual event included a ceremonial walk from the church to the …

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Inclement Weather Reminders

During the winter, 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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Correction to Honors College announcements and due dates

Please note that the h-option proposal deadline is Jan. 25, rather than Feb. 25 as originally stated in last week's newsletter. Click to read entire corrected announcement.

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School of Medicine names new assistant director of development and alumni engagement

Crystal Vance has been named assistant director of development and alumni engagement at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health. A native of Lavalette, West Virginia, Vance has more than 10 years of experience in the Columbus, Ohio, advertising and media market. Since 2011, Vance has served as the business development and marketing manager for Triad Marketing …

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Tony award-winning musical 'Evita' to be performed on Keith-Albee stage

The groundbreaking Broadway musical Evita will take the stage at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. The musical won seven Tony Awards and was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical. It also won the Olivier award for Best New Musical, and six Drama Desk awards. The musical score for Evita was created by the …

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Faculty trio to present music from the era of John Marshall

The School of Music will celebrate music from the time of John Marshall during a trio recital performed by faculty at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Studio 143 of Smith Music Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. Performing will be Dr. Wendell Dobbs playing flute, Dr. Stephen Lawson playing horn and Dr. Kay Lawson playing …

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A.E. Stringer Writers Series to host reading with Appalachian novelist, poet

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series  will kick off  the spring semester by hosting a reading with Appalachian novelist Robert Gipe (left)  and poet Savannah Sipple at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center. The event will include readings, a Q&A with the authors and a book-signing opportunity. It is free and open …

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Marshall food pantry open to federal employees needing food assistance

The Department of Dietetics has opened the doors to its food pantry to federal government employees who need food assistance. Dr. Kelli Williams, chair of the university’s dietetics program, said the university will continue to do what it can with regard to emergency food relief. “We are deeply committed to providing nutrition education and programming to not only our students, …

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Marshall Rec Center to observe 10-Year 'RecAversary' and Member Appreciation Week

The Marshall Rec Center is celebrating 10 years of excellence Tuesday, Feb. 5,with a week’s worth of exciting events. Free t-shirts and door prizes will be available all week long, while each day of the week will have specific member appreciation events, said Kayla Dodd, assistant director, marketing and membership. On Monday, Feb. 4, kicking off the week, coffee, bagels, and …

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School of Medicine names Lonnie Berry, M.D., January Resident of the Month

Lonnie Berry, M.D., has been selected the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for January 2019, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. Berry, who was nominated by faculty and colleagues, is completing his third and final year at Marshall as the peer-elected chief resident of the internal medicine residency. …

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Wolfe named to advisory council for Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Dr. Beth Wolfe, director of continuing education at Marshall, has been selected to serve a two year term on the Phi Kappa Phi Forum Advisory Council. She will attend her first meeting next month at Phi Kappa Phi headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "For 100 years, the Phi Kappa Phi Forum has provided members with coverage of the society and …

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Staff Achievement: Vicky Blackshire and Missy Clagg-Morrison

Vicky Blackshire (left) and Missy Clagg-Morrison, residency program administrators at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, recently earned the Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) certification from the National Board for Certification. TAGME certification includes a comprehensive two-part exam. Certification and ongoing professional development deepen knowledge, skills and abilities of training administrators of graduate medical education programs. Blackshire …

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In Memoriam: Dr. Nell Bailey

Dr. Nell C. Bailey, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., died Dec. 22, 2018. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the former Salem College in 1956. After graduation, she went on to earn her master’s degree in education from Kent State University and her doctorate from Indiana University. She served in administrative and teaching positions at Salem College, Kent State …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 30, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

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