The Newsletter for Marshall University                            September 25, 2019

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Marshall alumni reading to support Facing Hunger Foodbank Sept. 26

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall will host a reading to support the Facing Hunger Foodbank at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in room 154 of Smith Hall. It will feature readings, a Q&A session and book signing with Dr. Jordan Farmer and Rajia Hassib, and is free and open to the public. Farmer is the author of …

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School of Art and Design to host 'Yarn Bombing' event

Together with Mountain Health Network, the School of Art and Design invites everyone interested in knitting or crocheting to help turn Pullman Pavilion pink with a community “Yarn Bombing” event. All are welcome. No experience necessary.  It will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., inside Huntington’s Kitchen.

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Marshall to present ‘Music of This Century’ trombone-piano recital Sept. 29

The School of Music will present “Music of This Century,” a faculty recital by trombonist Dr. Michael Stroeher (left) and pianist Dr. Johan Botes at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in Smith Recital Hall. The pieces are all contemporary, but are also accessible and expressive, Stroeher said. “My particular favorite is ‘Ages’ by Susan Mutter, which paints pictures of a …

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MU Career Services and Student Resource Center now called 'Office of Career Education'

The Marshall University Career Services and Student Resource Center have rebranded into one unit now referred to as the Marshall University Office of Career Education. The Office of Career Education will continue to have two physical locations: the house located on the corner of 5th Avenue and 17th Street; and the Memorial Student Center office located on the second floor. …

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Psy.D. program reaccredited by the American Psychological Association

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Marshall has been reaccredited, and this time has been awarded 10 years of accreditation by the American Psychological Association, the maximum amount of time that any program can be awarded. The Psy.D. program is housed within the Department of Psychology at Marshall University and has been continually accredited by the American Psychological Association …

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Grantsmanship workshops offered

The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced its schedule of professional development opportunities in grantsmanship, developed specifically for Marshall researchers, administrative staff and graduate students. A list of the offerings, which begin Tuesday, Oct. 1, is available here. All sessions are FREE and open to the university community, and will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Arthur Weisberg …

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Calling all makers: RCBI to host annual WV Makes Festival Oct. 4

Makers of all ages will compete for cash prizes and state bragging rights Oct. 4 during West Virginia’s largest maker festival on the Huntington campus of Marshall University. The sixth annual West Virginia Makes Festival, hosted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), is a celebration of creativity and ingenuity in all their forms. Artisans, inventors, hobbyists and students from …

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Jenkins Hall reopening to be observed Oct. 4

Marshall will host an event to observe the Jenkins Hall reopening from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, which will include the dedication of several rooms, tours of Jenkins and the One Room Schoolhouse, and a reception. President Gilbert will kick things off with opening remarks. “As one of the university’s original academic units, we are proud of our …

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Marshall to host 2019 meeting of the Appalachian American Association of Physics Teachers

Marshall University will host the 2019 Meeting of the Appalachian American Association of Physics Teachers (A-AAPT 2019) Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9, on the Huntington campus. It is open to students and high school teachers from throughout the region. This year’s meeting will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Dr. Don Thomas, former NASA astronaut and a veteran of …

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Marshall School of Medicine Class of 2021 establishes scholarship in memory of Dr. Laura Richardson

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 has become only the second class to endow a scholarship early in their medical school career. The School of Medicine Class of 2021 established a $25,000 endowed scholarship in memory of Laura L. Richardson, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical sciences, assistant dean of academic affairs and director of preclinical …

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Entries welcome for 2020 Black History Month poster competitions

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum’s 2020 Black History Month poster competitions are open this semester. There is one competition open to all West Virginia K-12 students, and another competition open to all Marshall University students. The theme is “African Americans and the Vote.” For the K-12 competition, students compete with others in their own age group — elementary, middle …

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Zatar chairs sessions and presents at 10th Annual New York Bridge Conference

Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering, served as chair of the Technical Session on Bridge Loads and Fatigue Analysis at the 10th Annual New York Bridge Conference in New York City. He also presented a paper titled “Application of heat straightening repair of impacted highway steel bridge girder” in the Technical Session on Asset …

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Marshall Beta Gamma Sigma chapter earns highest honors

Marshall has received the Highest Honors designation with Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international business honor society. This is the highest level of recognition a chapter can earn in BGS’ Chapter Honor Roll program, and it commends Brad D. Smith Schools of Business’ commitment to academic excellence, leadership and student success. As a designated Beta Gamma Sigma Highest Honors chapter, …

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Digital Forensics program recognized at leading cybersecurity conference

Marshall University was among four universities recognized this month for longtime participation in the Black Hat Conference Associate program. Black Hat is among the top cybersecurity conferences in the country, attended by over 15,000 people annually. This year’s event was Aug. 7-8 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, and students in Marshall’s digital forensics and information assurance program were …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 2, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

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