The Newsletter for Marshall University                                October 9, 2019

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Marshall signs agreement with South Korean university

Marshall University and Handong Global University in South Korea have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), pledging to cooperate on programs of mutual consent and benefit. The MOU was signed Oct. 1 in Pohang, South Korea, where President Gilbert, several senior members of his leadership team, and West Virginia state government and private industry officials visited to cultivate associations …

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John Marshall Leadership Fellows program announces Spring 2020 cohort

The John Marshall Leadership Fellows program (JMLF), under the sponsorship of and administered by the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning, has announced its Spring 2020 cohort. Fifty-two applications were received for the spring program, including 18 faculty members and 34 staff. 

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Marshall Theatre to present 'Silent Sky'

Marshall Theatre will present "Silent Sky," a play by Lauren Gunderson about Henrietta Leavitt's experiences at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 9, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 12, nightly at 7:30 p.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Huntington campus. When Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she …

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Marshall to hold annual health and wellness fair for employees and students

Marshall University and Marshall Health will sponsor its annual Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni with free health screenings provided by the following: Flu shots by Marshall Pharmacy and Marshall Family Medicine …

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School of Medicine to host homecoming reunion for medical alumni

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will welcome alumni and their families back to Huntington for its 33rd annual homecoming celebration Oct. 11-12. Weekend festivities kick off Friday, Oct. 11, at the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center with: Noon:  Student-Alumni Networking Lunch 1:15 p.m.:  Panel discussion on “The Path to Becoming a Physician” with Karen E. Clark-Gerbo, M.D. (’89), …

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Marshall, Glenville State partner to offer professional degree

Marshall University has partnered with Glenville State College to offer students a program of study leading to a Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT) degree. The agreement combines an undergraduate course of study at Glenville State with students later being accepted into the College of Health Professions at Marshall University. Each year, Marshall University will reserve three seats …

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Faculty research grant program accepting applications

The John Marshall University Scholars Award program is now accepting proposals for the summer 2020 term. The program provides Marshall faculty members with an opportunity to develop a significant creative or scholarly output. The awards provide a $6,500 stipend. Nine awards will be made—one for each academic college and one for the libraries. Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be full-time, probationary …

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Marshall to test MU Alert system Oct. 15

A test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 15. Marshall community members who are subscribed to MU Alert are asked to be sure that they have received the message that morning. If a message has not been received by noon, a subscriber should review and update his or her contact information in the myMU/MU …

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Marshall to host presentation by Irish historian Sarah Covington

The Marshall University Department of History will present a lecture by Irish historian Dr. Sarah Covington at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.15, in Room 134 of Harris Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.  She will speak on “The Use of Folklore in Historical Studies.” The event is free and open to all, and will be followed by a Q&A and light refreshments. …

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Alumni Association announces Homecoming office decorating contest

Employees of each university office are asked to decorate their offices for Homecoming Week. There will be prizes offered in 3 categories in each of two divisions, and 2 grand prizes. Judging of office decorations will begin on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 9 a.m. Judging order will be on a first-come, first-served basis. "As hard as it is to believe, Homecoming …

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Richard Casto awarded Yingling Scholarship at Pharmacy Month Celebration

Richard Casto of Huntington was awarded the D. Joanne and F. Gordon Yingling Scholarship at a pharmacy school luncheon celebrating American Pharmacists Month this October. Casto is the first recipient of this scholarship, which was one of two established in 2018 by Dr. Kevin W. and Mrs. Mary Alice Yingling. Kevin W. Yingling, R.Ph., M.D., is a 1985 graduate of …

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Alumna Lorie Wyant establishes scholarship for broadcast journalism students

Lorie Wyant, an alumna of  the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC), has established the Lorie Wyant Scholarship for promising broadcast journalists through a specific bequest. The scholarship will support full-time undergraduate students who are juniors or seniors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications within the university’s College of Arts and Media. Recipients must …

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Marshall Health welcomes neurosurgeon, bariatric surgeon

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital welcomed Sajeel R. Khan, M.D. (left), and Semeret Munie, M.D., to their surgical team of providers. Khan, a neurosurgeon, has been named assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He specializes in back and neck care, particularly complex …

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Alumni help Marshall’s medical school move toward scholarship goals

About 17% of alumni from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine give back to the school on an annual basis. Much of this support goes toward the school’s ongoing scholarship campaign to reduce medical student loan debt. Four recently created scholarships established by medical school alumni support the school’s ongoing scholarship campaign to reduce medical student loan …

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Marshall alumna wins National Health Service Corps scholarship

Megan Thompson, a 2019 Marshall alumna, has been awarded a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship. The scholarship will fund four years of her osteopathic physician training by providing funding for tuition, fees and a monthly support stipend. Thompson is currently studying in the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. While at Marshall, Thompson …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 16, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

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