The Newsletter for Marshall University                                February 27, 2019

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Board of Governors approves Doctor of Nursing Practice degree; also issues decision on Jenkins Hall name

The Marshall University Board of Governors (BOG) has approved plans for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, a degree that allows nurses to practice at the highest level of professional nursing. Marshall’s College of Health Professions and its School of Nursing will administer the new degree, which is described in the planning documents as a natural extension of the …

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Marshall football tickets go on sale; discounts and payroll deduction available to faculty/staff

The 2019 Marshall Football season is quickly approaching! The Herd went 9-4 last season with a big win over the USF Bulls in the Gasparilla Bowl and they’re looking to win another conference championship in 2019. Season tickets for all seven (7) home games are on sale now. All Marshall staff and faculty will be able to purchase tickets at …

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Notice of Benefit Deduction Holiday: Marshall University Employees only

Employees will receive three (3) pay checks in the month of March due to the biweekly pay conversion.  Please note that the third check on March 29 will be a deduction holiday.  The only deductions that will be taken are retirement, taxes, Huntington city user fee, garnishments, and loan repayments.  The net payment of this check should be larger than …

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McDavid named director for career education

Cristina McDavid has been named the director of the Office of Career Education. McDavid, who previously worked at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) as a professor and associate dean for academic affairs, assumed the role in January. She has years of experience in career education, student advising, and higher education instruction and leadership. As the director, she will oversee …

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Bradley receives John Marshall Service award

Johnny R. Bradley, building manager and supervisor of library operations in Libraries and Online Learning, received the John Marshall Service Award at the Feb. 21 staff council meeting. He was nominated by Christopher L. Hodge, library systems specialist senior. “Since becoming the Building Manager of the John Deaver Drinko Library, Mr. Bradley has spearheaded several renovations to the John Deaver …

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Marshall and its Colleges of Arts and Media, Education and Professional Development, Information Technology and Engineering, and Science are helping co-sponsor the first West Virginia STEM and the Arts Film Festival at Marshall University beginning Thursday, Feb. 28. Contact Dr. Mindy Backus at backus5@marshall.edu for more information.

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German Meet and Eat set for March 1

Join us for our first meeting in 2019! Interested in German Language and culture? This is a casual German conversation group open to students and residents which will typically take place the first Friday of every month at Bahnhof. There is no age limit or skill level necessary and all are welcome. The idea is to meet new people and …

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Rec Center's Indoor Triathlon scheduled for March 2

The Marshall Rec Center will be hosting its annual Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 8 a.m. Two courses are available, with one for adults: (Swim 300 yards: 12 pool-lengths, bike 8 miles on spinning bike, run 2 miles on treadmill) and a shorter one for kids: (Swim 150 yards: 6 pool-lengths, bike 4 miles on spinning bike, …

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Broadway's 'Cinderella' to come to the Keith-Albee March 5

Reynolds and Associates, American Babbitt Bearing, Pritchard Electric, Chapman Printing, and Hoops Family hospital will present Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a …

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Marshall to host Princeton professor speaking on populist authoritarianism

Marshall will present Dr. Jan-Werner Müller, a professor of political science at Princeton University, who will present a lecture entitled “Populist Authoritarianism:  What Can Be Done?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. The lecture is part of the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series presented by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, with support …

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Sundaram named Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association

Uma Sundaram, M.D., has been named Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation’s oldest medical society dedicated to disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Sundaram, a board certified gastroenterologist and vice dean of research and graduate education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, specializes in caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), hepatobiliary diseases and …

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Zatar reappointed chairman of national committee

Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE), has been reappointed as the chairman of the National Committee on Structural Fiber Reinforced Polymers of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academics. The committee is among the largest and most prestigious international committees on the subject of structural fiber reinforced polymers. Zatar just completed …

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Serrat elected to American Association of Anatomists board of directors

Maria A. Serrat, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named a director of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA). Serrat was elected to the board of directors by the members of the AAA, which includes more than 2,100 biomedical researchers and educators from across the globe. …

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Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Marc Ellison

Facility Related Barriers to Healthcare Access for Persons on the Autism Spectrum in West Virginia, a research project co-investigated by Dr. Chris Haddox and Amy Burt from West Virginia University, and Dr. Marc Ellison, director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center located at Marshall University, was accepted for presentation at the Environmental Design and Research Association’s 2019 conference. Held …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Derrick Kolling

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry have published a paper that uses Chlorella vulgaris, a common green alga, to show how an over-the-counter herbicide causes catastrophic and irreversible damages to unintended targets when applied in concentrations 16x less than the manufacturer’s recommendations. The article, titled “Characterizing the effect of Poast on Chlorella vulgaris, a non-target organism,” was published in Chemosphere, …

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Lewis College of Business to host business model competition

The Lewis College of Business will conduct an inaugural WV Innovation and Business Model Competition (WVIBMC) beginning Thursday, March 14, with a preliminary qualifying competition and concluding Saturday, April 6, with a finals event. The overall winning team will receive a $5,000 cash prize and an expenses-paid visit to the Intuit campus in Mountain View, California. Dr. Avi Mukherjee, dean …

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Fruth Pharmacy gives to scholarships at Marshall

Fruth Pharmacy recently added to their two scholarship opportunities for Marshall students. The Fruth Pharmacy Scholarship for the School of Pharmacy is for full-time pharmacy students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants must have completed two years of pre-pharmacy prerequisites. “It is important for us to help the people in our footprint become future pharmacists to serve their home …

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Public Relations students earn PRSA awards

Students from the Public Relations academic program received five awards earlier this month from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Students from Dr. Terry Hapney Jr.’s Spring 2017 Public Relations Campaign Management class earned five awards from the PRSA-River Cities Chapter Feb. 8 at the organization’s inaugural Tribus Awards ceremony held at Marshall University, recognizing public relations, marketing and …

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ZMM Architects and Engineers makes gift to College of Information Technology and Engineering

ZMM Architects and Engineers recently made a $75,000 gift to support the College of Information Technology and Engineering’s (CITE) maintenance of their Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, ZMM is a fully integrated architecture and engineering firm that offers civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services. This year, the company celebrates their 60th …

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

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