The Newsletter for Marshall University                                October 30, 2019

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Marshall announces public phase of historic $150 million campaign

Fresh off a first-ever ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s top-tier “National Universities” category, Marshall officials this weekend announced the public phase of a $150 million campaign called Marshall Rises. The announcement of the campaign was made amid a backdrop of fireworks at the Homecoming football game Saturday, Oct. 26, in front of thousands of members of the university …

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Marshall names Lacy Ward to inaugural ombudsman position

Marshall has named Lacy Ward Jr. as the university’s first ombudsman and community outreach coordinator, a position created by President Jerome A. Gilbert following a recommendation by a faculty and staff committee. Ward, who most recently served the university as a consultant on several ad hoc projects, will be charged with assisting personnel who have questions or concerns with the …

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From Payroll: Important Notice for Time Clock Plus Managers

Due to Marshall’s holiday schedule, TCP managers will need to enter and approve clock out times for Friday, November 22, 2019, in TCP by noon Friday, November 22, 2019. TCP will then close the payroll period at 5 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019, to allow adequate time to generate the paychecks for the December 6th pay date. If you have …

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Marshall Psychiatry expands partnership with Bateman Hospital

Marshall Psychiatry has signed an agreement with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to provide physician services and other certified professionals from the field of psychiatry to support Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital (Bateman Hospital), a state-supported 110-bed psychiatric hospital located at 1530 Norway Avenue in Huntington, West Virginia. “We look forward to expanding our partnership with Bateman …

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Faculty research grant program accepting applications

The John Marshall University Scholars Award program is now accepting proposals for the fall 2020 term. The program provides Marshall faculty members with an opportunity to develop a significant creative or scholarly output. Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be full-time, probationary tenure-track or tenured faculty members or librarians; Faculty recipients are expected to devote the full period of the award to …

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In Memoriam: Juanita Parsons

The Marshall University community is remembering Juanita Parsons, director of accounts payable and staff development, who died Oct. 14. Services were held Friday, Oct. 18. She was born December 22, 1965, in Weston, West Virginia, the daughter of Earl Bayless and the late Norma Richards Peters. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and served as an advisor …

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Fitch Ratings affirms university’s ‘AA-’ bond rating

According to university officials, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the school’s “AA-” ratings of $79.5 million on university revenue bonds, and considers the rating outlook stable. Fitch’s affirmation specifically made reference to $50.7 million in university revenue bonds, series 2011; and $28.8 million in university refunding revenue bonds, series 2010. In the affirmation document, Fitch said the rating reflects the university’s …

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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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Marshall Health welcomes international medicine specialist

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM), Marshall Health and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Martha Anne Sommers, M.D. to their family medicine teams of providers. Sommers, a board-certified physician, has been named an assistant professor in the department of family and community health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She has …

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Marshall to host international expert on diversity and inclusion

Marshall University will host internationally-known speaker Dr. Steve L. Robbins for a presentation on diversity and inclusion at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. The workshop, “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion…Except When It’s Not,” is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Robbins, whose background is in communication science, social psychology …

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School of Pharmacy faculty member receives Bowl of Hygeia Award

The School of Pharmacy’s Craig Kimble, Pharm.D., is the 2019 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia Award. “This prestigious honor recognizes one pharmacist in each state who has demonstrated outstanding civic leadership,” said Dr. Gayle A. Brazeau, dean of the school of pharmacy. Kimble is an associate professor of pharmacy practice, director of experiential learning and manager of clinical services …

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Faculty Achievement: Kolling lab publishes in Algal Research

Dr. Derrick Kolling, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, recently had his group’s work, “Chlorella vulgaris bioaccumulates excess manganese up to 55× under photomixotrophic conditions” (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2019.101641) published in Algal Research, a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal focused on algal biology and algal biofuels. Kolling’s work was coauthored with two Marshall students (now alumnae): Amanda Smythers (B.S. Biochemistry, ’17; M.S. Chemistry, ’19) and Nicole …

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Faculty Achievement: Powell, philosophy students present at West Virginia Philosophical Society meeting

Philosophy majors John Ross and Mike Waldeck presented papers at the West Virginia Philosophical Society meeting at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, on Saturday, Oct. 26. Ross’s paper title was Resistance and the Politicization of Art and Religion; Waldeck’s paper title was Dumuzi and the Daimon: Understanding the Metaphysics of the Sumerians and Ancient Greeks Through Their Number Systems. Dr. …

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Marshall Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery lowers price on Botox

Marshall Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery recently lowered its everyday price on Botox to $10/unit. The first full week of November fillers are $100 off and skin care products are 25% off. All month long enjoy savings on 3 microneedling sessions + skin care post kit for $600 (regularly $750). To schedule an appointment, call 304-691-8910. For more information, visit https://www.marshallhealth.org/services/cosmetic-services/.

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 6, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

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