The Newsletter for Marshall University                                October 16, 2019

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Marshall’s biggest Homecoming in years slated for Oct. 26

Marshall University is excited to welcome thousands of alumni, family and friends back to the Huntington campus for one of the largest Homecoming celebrations in Marshall history beginning Monday, Oct. 21, and culminating with the crowning of royalty at halftime during the football game against Western Kentucky University (WKU) set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. This year’s theme, Marshall …

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Marshall awarded $17 million renewal for biomedical research efforts in West Virginia

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received a five-year, $17 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for continued funding of West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE). Now in its 19th year, WV-INBRE has brought more than $71 million in grant support to West Virginia for the purpose of building a solid infrastructure …

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United Way workplace campaign kick off celebration tomorrow, Oct. 17; employees who participate entered to win prize baskets and event tickets

Marshall University will kick off its annual United Way workplace campaign at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, with a tailgate-style celebration in the university’s Big Green Room located in the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Employees who attend the event and participate in the campaign will be entered to win one of the following prizes: Two tickets to United Way LEVELS …

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Marshall to host Central City New Music Series event Oct. 18

The School of Music will host the Central City New Music Series and present a solo performance by acclaimed double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Marshall’s Jomie Jazz Center. Niggenkemper has been described by the New York City Jazz Record as “one of the most adventurous bassists on the scene” and by the Chicago Reader …

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Marshall’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center to celebrate 25th anniversary

Marshall University’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center (MOVC) will celebrate its 25th anniversary Monday afternoon, Oct. 21, at the center’s location at One John Marshall Way in Point Pleasant. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. with remarks by Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert, MOVC Advisory Board President John Sang and Michael J. Farrell, a former member of Marshall’s Board of …

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A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series to host National Book Award finalist in recognition of Native American Heritage Month

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will host a Native American Heritage Month reading event featuring Ojibwe author Dr. David Treuer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Room 105 of Corbly Hall. Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. The author of seven books, including Res Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life (2012), Prudence …

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Faculty research grant program accepting applications; deadline is Oct. 25

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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US Air Force Heritage Brass to perform at Marshall Oct. 25

Marshall will host a concert by the U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Smith Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public, with sponsorship from the School of Music. The Heritage Brass highlights the Air Force’s crisp precision as it brings the military tradition of brass to the concert stage. Musicians …

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Rec Center to offer Fall Kids' Camp Nov. 25-27; early-bird registration ends Nov. 1

The Marshall Rec Center will be hosting a Fall Kids' Camp from Monday, Nov. 25, through Wednesday, Nov. 27th from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Healthy Herd Youth Camp is an active day camp, full of games, activities, climbing and swimming. Specific activities vary on a day-to-day basis. Our camp counselors have the energy to match the campers, and act as …

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Deadline is Dec. 31 for Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellowship Award

The purpose of this fellowship award, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia (CSEGA), is to promote scholarship on gender, race, and/or ethnicity in Appalachia.  The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time Marshall University faculty member.  The Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellow, who is selected by the CSEGA Advisory Board and announced …

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Marshall faculty member, alumna presenting at the 10th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference

Josh Brunty (left), associate professor of digital forensics and information assurance in Marshall’s College of Science, and Nicole Odom, a Marshall forensic science alumna, will give a presentation on Smartwatch Forensics at the 10th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference (OSDFCon) Oct. 16 in Reston, Virginia. Their presentation will provide a methodology for the forensically sound acquisition of data from …

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Zatar and Malik present at 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

Dr. Wael Zatar and Dr. Haroon Malik presented two papers at the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM 2019) Sept. 10-12 at Stanford University in California. Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering, and Malik, assistant professor in the Weisberg Division of Computer Science, were among more than 400 experts from across the globe who …

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Faculty member, students assist with WVCEC conference

The College of Education and Professional Development's student chapter of Student Council for Exceptional Children accompanied Dr. Debra Lockwood, assistant professor of special education, to the West Virginia Council for Exceptional Children conference, held in Glade Springs, West Virginia, Oct. 3-4. In addition to helping with the conference and presenting, the students awarded a local student from Lincoln County with …

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Bridwell, Davis win annual School of Pharmacy competition

Fourth-year School of Pharmacy students Morgan Bridwell and Emily Davis won the 2019 clinical skills competition sponsored by the Marshall University Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Bridwell, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Davis, Ironton, Ohio, competed with their Marshall pharmacy classmates in interactive, team-based analysis of clinical scenarios for hospital pharmacists. “We are honored to represent Marshall at the national competition …

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School of Pharmacy “Penny Wars” raise money for local community center

The School of Pharmacy collected $700 to benefit the A.D. Lewis Community Center in Huntington. “Penny Wars” was a competitive fundraiser among classes, faculty and staff.  Proceeds will be used to purchase school supplies and Halloween costumes for school-age youth at the community center. Five large, labeled jars were placed in the school’s student affairs area, and each team was …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 23, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

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