The Newsletter for Marshall University                                January 30, 2019

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Classes canceled beginning 4 p.m. today, to resume at 11 a.m. tomorrow

Due to weather conditions, all Marshall University classes starting at 4 p.m. and later are canceled for this evening, Wednesday, Jan. 30. Classes will resume Thursday at 11 a.m. (i.e., 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. classes are cancelled). University offices will open Thursday at 10 a.m. These changes affect all the university's campuses and centers. Students are advised to contact …

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President Gilbert establishes scholarship in memory of parents

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has started a fund known as the Tommy and Elizabeth Gilbert Scholarship, which Marshall President Jerome A. "Jerry” Gilbert and his wife, Leigh Smith Gilbert, established this month in memory of President Gilbert’s parents. Gilbert said he could think of no better way to honor their memory than by providing opportunities for students living in the …

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Marshall plans Black History Month events, announces new summer institute for educators focused on black history

Marshall will celebrate Black History Month 2019 with a series of events featuring performances, literature, food, a poverty simulation, panel discussions, the Annual Ebony Ball and more. In celebration of black history education, the university also announced Thursday that its Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum has established a summer institute for West Virginia teachers that will help integrate the study …

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Huntington National Bank establishes scholarship as part of the #MyHuntington Movement

Huntington National Bank has established the Huntington National Bank Scholarship for a full-time undergraduate, incoming freshman who is a resident of Cabell or Wayne counties in West Virginia. The scholarship is funded through Huntington National Bank as a part of the #MyHuntington movement. The recipient will be chosen in part as the result of an essay contest named "My Future, …

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Marshall announces winners of Black History Month Poster competition

Marshall announced Thursday the winners of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum’s 2019 Black History Month Poster Competition. Sandra Reed, a professor in the School of Art and Design, and Burnis Morris, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson professor at Marshall and professor of journalism and mass communications, presented awards to students from Marshall University and Cabell County Schools. Marshall art …

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From Information Technology: Multi-Factor Authentication now available for Office 365, other programs

Marshall University Information Technology is announcing a new service which will allow enhanced protection for their Office 365 services using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA for short or two-factor authentication). Once it is activated, you will receive a secondary authentication notice on your mobile device which you must approve to access MFA-protected applications such as e-mail, OneDrive, O365 ProPlus as well as …

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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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Media relations guidelines for faculty and staff

The Office of University Communications serves as the university’s official communication link to local, regional, national media and international media. In many instances, the University Communications staff members serve as official university spokespersons. The communications staff also works actively with faculty when media outlets are looking for experts to comment on trending news.  Faculty members are encouraged to work in …

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Watson family establishes scholarship at Marshall School of Medicine

Huntington native and former Marshall University basketball player Larry W. Watson, M.D., and his wife, Bridget, have established an endowed scholarship with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine to assist future medical students. Since graduating from Marshall’s school of medicine in 1986, Larry Watson has remained actively involved with the school, including serving as president of the …

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School of Medicine plans summer research internships for undergraduates

Applications are now being accepted for two undergraduate research internship opportunities at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Now in its 11th year, the Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, …

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Marshall visiting scholar invents sport to increase activity in youth, seniors

Dr. EungSoo Oh, lamenting low student participation in physical education classes around the world, invented something to get students moving – a brand-new sport. Oh shared the sport, called FunEBall, with Marshall students last week at the Marshall Recreation Center. FunEBall combines elements of dodgeball and volleyball to create a low-impact, collaborative game, perfect for people of all ages and …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 6, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

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