The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    August 28, 2019

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Annual Herd Rally returns to Pullman Square tomorrow

Marshall University and Kindred Communications’ 93.7 the DAWG are coming together again to host a special night of the Summer Concert Series Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6 until 10 p.m. at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington. In addition to the vendors and activities that have taken place each week of the concert series, this event will include a fashion show, …

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Marshall welcomes Class of 2023

Marshall welcomed hundreds of incoming freshmen during move-in day Aug. 20, beginning the annual Week of Welcome. While official numbers won’t be available until later this fall, the university expects to see a significant increase in the number of freshmen, as well as an uptick in the number of students living in residence halls. Video of the move-in is available …

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Message from the Provost

Dear Marshall faculty and staff, Do you know a current high school student who would be a perfect fit for the Marshall family? We would love to reach out to them – but we need your help!  Visit https://www.marshall.edu/admissions/refer-a-friend/ and let us know how to get in touch with these future Sons and Daughters of Marshall. We also invite you …

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Drinko Academy to mark publication of new book by Jean Edward Smith

The Drinko Academy at Marshall will celebrate the publication of Dr. Jean Edward Smith’s newest book, The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light, with a reception at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Drinko Library Atrium. Smith, a best-selling and award-winning author, is the John Marshall Professor of Political Science …

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In Memoriam: Dr. William Pierson

Dr. William "Bill" Pierson, a member of Marshall's engineering faculty for 15 years until his retirement in 2015, died Aug. 26. A celebration of his life will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home in St. Albans, West Virginia. Gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 p.m. until the …

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Single tickets to all Marshall Artists Series events to go on sale Friday

Individual tickets to all 2019-2020 Marshall Artists Series events will go on sale on Friday, Aug. 30 at noon. The season will be packed with music, stories, wonder and unforgettable memories. (See announcement story in the July 31 edition of We Are...Marshall.) Join us and see award-winning Broadway shows such as Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Finding Neverland, The …

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John Marshall Leadership Fellows to hold informational meeting Sept. 3

An informational meeting will take place for anyone interested in learning about the Spring 2020 John Marshall Leadership Fellows cohort, from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in  the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.  Interested faculty and staff will learn more about the program and the application process. For more information, e-mail …

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Faculty and staff are also invited to join.

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Dobbs, Botes to perform flute and piano recital

The School of Music will present “About Bizet,” a recital of Parisian music for flute and piano, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Jomie Jazz Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Marshall faculty members Dr. Wendell Dobbs, flutist, and Dr. Johan Botes, pianist, will perform music by Ambroise Thomas, Gabriel Fauré, Georges Enesco and Georges Bizet. “This is music …

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Notes from the Honors College: seminar proposals and honors option requests

The Honors College seminar proposal deadline for faculty is Wednesday, Sept. 11. Proposals are submitted online through a form found on the Teaching Honors page of the Honors College website at https://www.marshall.edu/honors/teaching/. The Honors College provides faculty of programs from across the university the opportunity to design and teach seminars on subjects that inspire them and that they may not …

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FERPA instruction available through Blackboard

Need a primer on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA)? It's available to all faculty and staff through our Blackboard system. 

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Weather monitoring research begins at Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Marshall’s Department of Geography and Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Science are teaming up with Marshall Athletics to conduct weather research from the roof of Joan C. Edwards Stadium, on the top of the stadium’s press box. The research is being led by Dr. Tony Szwilski, director of the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Science (CEGAS), and Dr. …

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Engineering faculty member helps develop state’s first press-brake-formed steel tub girder bridge

Dr. Greg Michaelson, an assistant professor of engineering at Marshall, has assisted the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) and the West Virginia Department of Highways (WVDOH) in developing West Virginia’s first press-brake-formed steel tub girder bridge. Crews began work to erect the bridge Tuesday, Aug. 20, near East Lynn in Lincoln County, District 2, and work is expected to …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Dawn Goel

Psi Chi, the international psychology honorary, chose Marshall Psychology Associate Professor Dr. Dawn Goel as a recipient of a 2018-19 Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant in the amount of $2,000. She received the grant for the proposal, “Physician Beliefs in Benevolent Sexism and Recommendations for Patients with Knee Arthritis.” In addition, psychology student Ally Hess is a recipient of …

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Marshall Dentistry offers teeth whitening discount for employees

Marshall Dentistry and Oral Surgery is offering 30% off its in-chair whitening services for Marshall Health, Marshall University and Cabell Huntington Hospital employees now through Aug. 31, 2019. Tooth discoloration or staining can be caused by food and drink, bad habits, medications, genetics, advancing age and/or trauma. Professional whitening is a fast, easy way to enhance your smile. Our dental team …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 4, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.

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