The Newsletter for Marshall University                                October 23, 2019

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NASA engineers Bob Lang, Gary Ray to serve as Homecoming co-grand marshals

Bob Lang (left) and Gary Ray will serve as co-grand marshals for Marshall’s 2019 Homecoming set for Saturday, Oct. 26. Lang and Ray are retired NASA engineers who have both enjoyed distinguished careers in the field, heading up major programs from the Apollo missions to the space shuttle program. They will serve in the role at the annual Homecoming Parade …

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Reminder: Media relations guidelines for faculty, staff

The Office of University Communications serves as the university’s official communication link to local, regional, national media and international media. In many instances, the University Communications staff members serve as official university spokespersons. The communications staff also works actively with faculty when media outlets are looking for experts to comment on trending news.  Faculty members are encouraged to work in …

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Marshall Health to host Trick or Treat event in Teays Valley

Marshall Health will sponsor "Boo at the Zoo," a safe trick or treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Marshall Health-Teays Valley. The event will include games, giveaways, candy and healthy snacks (including alternatives for children with food allergies). Organizers say that the event will offer local children a safe event and an opportunity to see …

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Marshall Health to host social enterprise forum for entrepreneurs

A model that connects the social mission of an organization with a market-driven approach to business has proved successful for organizations like Goodwill, Coalfield Development and Café Appalachia. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Limited at 3094 16th Street Road in Huntington, Marshall Health’s Creating Opportunities for Recovery Employment (CORE) initiative will lead an …

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Marshall Rec Center to host Halloween event Oct. 30

The Marshall Recreation Center will host a Halloween-themed event called “Haunted Rec” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Recreation Center located at 402 Thundering Herd Drive on the Huntington campus. This event will provide a safe place for children in the community to come and trick-or-treat in the style of a trunk-or-treat as well as a haunted obstacle course, …

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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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Four faculty members receive grants from West Virginia Humanities Council

Four Marshall faculty members have received 2019 fellowships from the West Virginia Humanities Council. Dr. Laura Michele Diener, Dr. Zelideth Rivas, Dr. Vicki Stroeher and Dr. Michael Woods have received the fellowships for their work reflecting the humanities.

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Marshall neurology resident earns prestigious epilepsy mini-fellowship

Dipali Nemade, M.D., M.Ph., a third-year neurology resident physician at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was selected for the J. Kiffin Penry Residents Epilepsy Program. Nemade was one of 35 residents throughout the United States selected for the epilepsy mini-fellowship. The three-day intensive Residents Epilepsy Program is presented by distinguished guest speakers from around the country, along with …

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Pittman named 2019 Counselor of the Year

Tiffany Pittman, L.P.C., A.A.D.C., has been named the 2019 Counselor of the Year by the West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. Pittman, who serves as the school mental health coordinator for the School Health Technical Assistance Center at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recognized for her commitment and dedication to the profession …

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Christofero, Howard present MU ACCESS project at Women in Technology conference

Dr. Tracy Christofero, professor of applied science and technology in the College of Information Technology and Engineering and Dr. Lori Howard, associate professor of  special education in the College of Education and Professional Development, presented the MU ACCESS project at the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. GHC, in partnership with …

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Zatar named West Virginia Outstanding Civil Engineering Educator of the Year

Dr. Wael Zatar, J.H. Fletcher Professor and dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering, has been named the 2019 West Virginia Outstanding Civil Engineering Educator of the Year by the West Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The award recognizes a distinguished civil engineering educator who is a tenured faculty member in a West Virginia …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Oct. 30, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.

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