The Newsletter for Marshall University                                February 6, 2019

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Marshall kicks off Family Campaign for faculty, staff

Marshall University has launched its Family Campaign, a component of the comprehensive Marshall Rises campaign, which aims to garner support in five areas: Enhancing the Student Experience; Forming a Foundation of Research and Creative Discovery; Strengthening Community Partnerships and Engagement; Creating an Environment of Innovative Learning; Expanding Academics and Growing Our Reputation. Like any organization looking to better itself, we …

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Healthy Tomorrows: Important information for PPB Plan Policyholders

Plan Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020): As a part of its financial plan for Plan Year 2020, the PEIA Finance Board voted to suspend the Healthy Tomorrows bloodwork and reporting requirements while the staff makes plans for the next phase of the program.  If you have already submitted a Healthy Tomorrows form for Plan Year 2020, …

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Chemistry Department celebrates International Year of the Periodic Table

Marshall’s Department of Chemistry formed a large, human periodic table Friday on the basketball court of the Cam Henderson Center to commemorate the Year of the Periodic Table. UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared this to be the International Year of the Periodic Table, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Periodic Table …

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School of Medicine alumna establishes scholarship fund

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine alumna Jayne A. Barr, M.D., M.P.H., has a passion for medicine and lifelong learning that ultimately led her to create a scholarship for medical students at her alma mater. Barr, a member of the class of 1990 and a Glen Dale, West Virginia, native, completed her internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Wright State University in …

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Terick Thomas to lead recovery employment efforts at Marshall Health

Terick E. Thomas has been named director of the new Creating Opportunity for Recovery Employment (CORE) program at Marshall Health. CORE, led by the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, will develop a regional system to provide job training and placement assistance for displaced workers suffering from the effects of the downturn in coal production and the opioid epidemic …

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Spring international film festival to start tomorrow and run through Sunday

The Marshall Artists Series’ Spring International Film Festival will take place at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Thursday, Feb. 7 through Feb. 10, bringing a diverse film experience to Huntington. Viewers will see a variety of films from the U.S., Denmark, Argentina, Egypt, France and Italy. The Spring International Film Festival will have a special matinee screening of the U.S. documentary, “The …

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Diabetes prevention class begins Feb. 7

The Bruce Chertow Diabetes Center at Marshall Health will host another yearlong series of diabetes prevention classes beginning Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center in Huntington. This free national diabetes prevention program is for individuals diagnosed with prediabetes.  Participants must have an A1c documented in the last 6 months of between 5.7% and 6.4%. “You don’t …

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Marshall to open spring theatre season with topical play

The School of Theatre will open its spring season with “In the Wake,” a topical play about politics and character in America. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Feb. 13-16 and Feb. 20-24, in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Written by Lisa Kron, “In the Wake” is a …

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Robert Hutton to host reunion of art students Feb. 16

Robert P. Hutton, professor emeritus of art, who taught a variety of studio art courses for 29 years (1970-99), has been a full-time professional artist creating art in his two-story Hutton Art Studios and exhibiting his work in galleries and museums for 20 years since retiring from teaching. Hutton and his wife, Robin, have established the Hutton Wayfarer Gallery in …

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Marshall to host 4th Annual Bridal and Special Event Expo

Marshall's fourth annual Bridal and Special Event Expo will take place Sunday, Feb. 17, from noon to 3 p.m.  The event will be held in the Memorial Student Center with exhibits available for any wedding or special event, according to William “Tootie” Carter, business manager for the student center. “Our expo is truly a one-stop shop for all your special event …

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Rowe named winner of 2019 award from national advising association

Kandice Rowe, director of the Student Center of Professional Education Services (SCoPES) in the College of Education and Professional Development, has been selected as the 2019 Winner of the Region 3 Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator. The award is from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The award  recognizes individuals who may provide direct academic advising services to students, but whose …

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AAA enrollment to take place this month

The university has arranged with AAA to provide university employees with a discounted membership rate.  Please see the application describing the program and enrollment -- due no later than Feb. 22.  A hard-copy version has also been mailed to the university community. If you are already enrolled in the AAA/Marshall Group Plan and making no changes to your membership, your …

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Marshall Health, local dentists to provide free dental care for Tri-State children Feb. 22

Marshall Dentistry and Oral Surgery has teamed up with the Give Kids A Smile® initiative to provide underserved and uninsured children with free dental services on Friday, Feb. 22, from 8 to 3 p.m. at its office located at 1616 13th Avenue, Suite 200, in the Fairfield Building in Huntington. Nearly one in four children under the age of five already has …

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Jazz Studies Program to celebrate 50th Annual Winter Jazz Festival Feb. 22-23

The School of Music Jazz Studies program will present the 50th Winter Jazz Festival Feb. 22-23 on the Huntington campus, featuring special guest performances from elite artists and clinics for high school and middle school musicians. There will be two evening performances that are free and open to the public. The MU Jazz Ensemble I, featuring renowned trumpeter Rob Parton, …

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Marshall to host 12th annual AIDE Conference

Marshall University is now accepting registration for participants, presenters and sponsors for the 12th Annual Appalachia Institute of Digital Evidence conference. The conference is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 15-19 in the Memorial Student Center and the Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex on Marshall’s Huntington campus. “We’re incredibly proud that our conference is now entering its 12th year …

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Students find success with clinical and translational science degree

When four Marshall students started out in pursuit of a master’s degree in clinical and translational science (CTS) in 2016, they had a general idea of the expectations they would face, the experiences they would encounter and the opportunities they would have after graduation. These weren’t just any students, however. These students were pioneers on the forefront of a new degree …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 13, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

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