The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    August 14, 2019

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Marshall Week of Welcome to start Tuesday, Aug. 20

Marshall’s annual Week of Welcome (WOW) is a series of events and activities designed to welcome new sons and daughters of Marshall into the Marshall family before fall classes begin on Monday, August 26. The schedule of informative and fun activities kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 20 with freshman move-in at our residence halls. “Week of Welcome is a university-wide, collaborative …

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Marshall, partners sign compact to help grow West Virginia's aerospace industry

Marshall University President Dr. Jerome Gilbert, Provost Dr. Jaime Taylor and Graduate Dean Dr. David Pittenger participated in a road dedication and signing ceremony for an Aerospace Partnership Compact including Marshall, Yeager Airport and the West Virginia Departments of Education and Commerce. The compact emphasizes West Virginia’s commitment to growing a world-class aerospace labor force and creating opportunities for career …

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Staff Recognition and Service Awards to be given Sept. 4

Marshall University’s 35th annual Staff Recognition and Service Awards Luncheon will take place Wednesday Sept. 4, from noon until 2 p.m. in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.  In addition to the service awards, the Employee of the Year will be named at this time. The following is the list of university staff …

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Marshall participates in 'Open to All' campaign of the City of Huntington

In January 2018, President Gilbert declared Marshall Open to All as the first organization to join the relaunched campaign in the city of Huntington.  “The City of Huntington’s ‘Open to All’ campaign allows Marshall University to pledge its commitment to the university family, to let them know we are a community that embraces all diversity and the expansion of knowledge, the defense …

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Update from Physical Plant: Power Outages on the Huntington campus

The project involving East Hall is on schedule. The project involving the Science Building went exceedingly well and we are happy to inform campus that the Science Building is now back on line. 

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Playground brings joy to Project Hope, city mission children

 Marshall Health has completed its last phase of renovations at Project Hope for Women & Children to include a new playground and courtyard for its youngest residents. As part of a $75,000 donation from The Health Plan, Marshall Health installed new playground equipment, rubber mulch, a basketball court, bicycle rack, benches and cornhole boards in the courtyard at the center …

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Faculty and Staff are invited to attend preview production of Traditions 2019

During Week of Welcome, our incoming students will also be attending a special performance of Traditions: The Rise of Marshall, a multimedia and live performance production representing a snapshot of the history and traditions of Marshall University. There will be a preview show Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Faculty and staff are invited to attend this …

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RecFest exhibitors' deadline is Aug. 21 

You are invited to join the Marshall Recreation Center for the premier event of the year Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. RecFest is an opportunity to showcase your business or organization not only to Marshall students, but to the entire Marshall community. RecFest is the perfect place to connect and collaborate with Huntington and to expose your brand …

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New issue of Marshall Journal of Medicine available

The Marshall Journal of Medicine Volume 5, Issue 3 is available for your review. To read the new articles, visit the journal's website at https://mds.marshall.edu/mjm/.

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Rec Center's Fall Swim School begins Aug. 26

The Marshall Rec Center is kicking off its Fall 2019 Swim School, offering three sessions of classes, each with lessons for nearly every age range. The sessions are as follows: Session 1: Aug. 26 through Sept. 28 Session 2: Sept. 30 through Nov. 2 Session 3: Nov. 4 through Dec. 7 Classes are offered at multiple age and skill levels. …

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Notice of benefit deduction holiday for Marshall University employees only

Employees will receive three (3) pay checks in the month of August due to the biweekly pay conversion.  Please note that the third check on August 30, 2019, will be a deduction holiday.  Only the mandated deductions will be taken, such as retirement, taxes, Huntington city user fee, garnishments, and loan repayments to name a few.  The net payment of …

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Emeritus Club to meet Sept. 17

Marshall University faculty and staff who retire after serving students and state as their life’s work may continue to enjoy the fellowship of their peers as members of the MU Emeritus Club. The club meets third Tuesdays every month during the academic year (except January) for a luncheon program at the Woodlands Retirement Center, located at One Bradley Foster Drive, …

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School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame ceremony scheduled for Sept. 20

Tickets are available for the Sept. 20 ceremony to honor five graduates of Marshall’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) who are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Chris Dickerson, Janet Dooley, Rick Haye, Keith Morehouse and Sandy Wells officially will be inducted during the ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by a dinner. The …

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Jacqueline Stevens awarded $8,500 Phi Kappa Phi fellowship

Jacqueline Stevens, who is pursuing a master’s degree in psychology at Marshall, has been awarded a fellowship worth $8,500 by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, which is among the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies for all academic disciplines. Stevens is one of 58 students nationwide to receive a Phi Kappa Phi fellowship. A St. Albans resident, Stevens earned her bachelor’s degree in …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Aug. 21, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.

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