The Newsletter for Marshall University                              October 2, 2019

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Dr. Alan B. Gould, longtime administrator and faculty member, dies at 81

Dr. Alan B. Gould, a longtime faculty member and administrator at Marshall, passed away early Sunday morning after a long illness. "We are deeply saddened to hear of Alan's death," said Dr. Jerome A. Gilbert, president of the university. "He knew this institution better than most, having received two degrees from Marshall and then serving as a faculty member for …

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In Memoriam: Albert Simon

Albert Simon, a 2001 graduate of Marshall who worked in the College of Education and Professional Development as a senior IT consultant and supervisor of the Learning Resource Center on the Huntington campus, died Thursday, Sept. 26. "Albert was committed to both the college and the LRC," said Dr. Teresa Eagle, dean of the College of Education and Professional Development. …

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Marshall IT to participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Marshall University Information Technology (IT) department is participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to raise awareness of Cybersecurity issues. Throughout the month of October, Marshall IT will be sharing information from the national campaign on their website and Twitter account and through newsletter articles following this year’s theme “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” “The Marshall IT …

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Somerville participating in joint meetings of Ohio River research organizations

Dr. Charles Somerville, dean of the College of Science at Marshall, is attending joint meetings of Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research & Education (ORBCRE) and the Ohio River Basin Alliance (ORBA) Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 2-4, at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. ORBCRE is a consortium of colleges and universities with interests in water resource management, environmental sciences …

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Marshall staff members named "Wonder Women"

Two Marshall University staff members have been named "Wonder Women" by WV Living magazine. Beth “Buffy” Hammers (left) is CEO of Marshall Health, the faculty practice group of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Debra Hart is director of equity programs and Title IX coordinator at the university. To read the complete articles on Marshall's two staff winners as …

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Marshall to host Annual Tri-State Marching Championships Oct. 5

Marshall’s Marching Thunder will host the Annual Tri-State Marching Championships Saturday, Oct. 5. The marching band competition will feature 16 bands from throughout the Tri-State, who will perform at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The event goes on from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and includes a performance by the Marshall University Marching Thunder. This year features a …

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Marshall welcomes medical minority educators from across US

The National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) hosted its southern and central joint regional conference Sept. 26-29 at Marshall. This is the first time a NAMME conference has been held in West Virginia. The three-day event brought together more than 85 attendees from 40 institutions in 26 states across the southern and central United States. The focus of the …

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Marshall’s Jazz Ensemble I to celebrate music of Blue Note Records

The School of Music will present its Jazz Ensemble I in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Smith Recital Hall. The concert, “Celebrating 80 Years of Blue Note Records,” will feature music from the record label’s most influential artists, including Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham and John Coltrane. “While Blue Note Records has …

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Marshall’s MUsic Alive series to present concerts at Woodlands, First Presbyterian Church

The MUsic Alive Guest Artist and Faculty Collaboration Concert Series and Woodlands Chamber Series, directed by Dr. Şölen Dikener, Dale Capehart and Molly Watson, will present two performances Oct. 9-10. They will feature Francesco Mastromatteo, a professor of chamber music at the Conservatory U. Giordano in Foggia, Italy, who is serving as the 2019 Edwards Distinguished Professor in the Marshall’s …

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Tony Award-Winning Musical 'Beautiful – The Carole King Musical' to Inspire Keith-Albee audiences

Broadway’s Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, is coming to Huntington. Beautiful will be at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping musical legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with a passion. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of …

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Military procurement workshop set for Oct. 10 in Huntington

Small businesses from around the region can learn about contracting opportunities with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps during a free workshop Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington. The event, sponsored by the Regional Contracting Assistance Center (RCAC) and the Department of Navy Strategic Systems Programs, is designed …

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Marshall to perform ‘La Tragédie de Carmen’

The School of Music will present “La Tragédie de Carmen” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 513 10th St. in Huntington. The performance is free and open to public. Students and faculty will perform a one-hour edition of this classic opera by French composer Georges Bizet. Directed by Dr. Alexander Lee and Dr. Carline …

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Meredith Bentley, D.O., named Marshall’s September Resident of the Month

 Meredith Bentley, D.O., has been named the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for September, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. “It is always nice when you have a ‘go to’ person to get things done,” Wehner said. “Dr. Bentley is that person. Throughout her four years in psychiatry residency, she …

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Yeager Scholarship application period now open

The Society of Yeager Scholars at Marshall University has opened the application process for the next class of students. The Yeager program provides numerous benefits to students, including full tuition; room and board; a summer study at Oxford University; a laptop; and additional academic, leadership, and enrichment opportunities. The scholarship is open to students from all disciplines who meet the …

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Retired English professor awarded fellowship by the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

John Van Kirk of Huntington, who taught at Marshall for a number of years before retiring in 2019, has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). He will be among approximately 25 fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers, and composers. VCCA is a unique Virginia-based …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 9, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

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