The Newsletter for Marshall University                               November 6, 2019

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International Festival 11-09-19

Marshall to present 56th annual International Festival Saturday

The 56th annual International Festival, sponsored by the Office of International Student Services, returns to Marshall  from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Memorial Student Center. The event will take place on the second floor due to ongoing building renovations. Guests needing elevator access should use the 5th Avenue entrance for the event. Admission to the festival …

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Marshall University Medical Center

LCME accredits School of Medicine for full eight years

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received a full eight-year accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the maximum period of accreditation a school can receive. The accreditation process involved a two-year period during which teams of faculty, staff and students produced an extensive self-study, which was submitted to the LCME in December 2018. The self-study …

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John Marshall statue

Board of Governors approves plan for new cyber graduate degree program

Marshall moved a step closer to offering a master’s degree in Cyber Forensics and Defense as the university’s Board of Governors approved an intent to plan for the program at its meeting last week. The degree meets a nationwide need for qualified cybersecurity professionals, and will help attract students to Marshall. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the …

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Don Thomas Lecture 11-07-19

NASA astronaut, solar systems ambassador to speak at Marshall

Marshall University will host a NASA astronaut and a NASA solar systems ambassador Nov. 7-8 to speak as part of the 2019 meeting of the Appalachian American Association of Physics Teachers (A-AAPT 2019), which goes on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9, on the Huntington campus. Dr. Don Thomas, former NASA astronaut and a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions, will be the …

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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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Amicus Curiae 11-12-19

Federal Judge David J. Barron to speak at Marshall Nov. 12

Marshall’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall with a lecture by David J. Barron, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. His lecture is titled “Waging War: When Congress and the Commander in Chief Clash,” and the event is free and open to the …

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Graphic for Appreciation Days

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days for football, basketball to take place this month

Marshall University Athletics will have faculty/staff appreciation days for both football and basketball this month. The annual Marshall Staff & Faculty Appreciation game for football will take place Friday, Nov. 15.   Each Marshall faculty or staff member can receive up to two (2) complimentary tickets for this game. To pick up tickets, come to the main ticket office, located on …

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School of Medicine studies use of biologic augmentation in ACL reconstruction surgery

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is initiating a new clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of using biologic augmentation during anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, reconstruction surgery. This minimally invasive technique uses a mixture of bone marrow concentrate, autograft bone and demineralized bone matrix to fill the tunnels within the knee joint during traditional ACL reconstruction.  …

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Jerome GIlbert, Darby McCloud, her family

Foundation holds annual Donor Recognition Celebration

The Marshall University Foundation held its ninth annual Donor Recognition Celebration event Friday, Oct. 11, at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The event, which recognizes and celebrates the generosity of donors with lifetime giving over $100,000 to Marshall University, welcomed a total of 25 new members. Twenty-four of those members were recognized as President’s Circle …

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New Marshall Journal of Medicine issue online

The new issue of the Marshall Journal of Medicine Volume 5, Issue 4, is available for review.  To read the new articles visit the Journal's website  https://mds.marshall.edu/mjm/.

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Small Communities, BIG Solutions conference logo

Small Communities, BIG Solutions conference registration now open

Southern West Virginia will be in the spotlight this coming fall, as the Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, the West Virginia Community Development Hub and Coalfield Development are teaming up once again for the second annual Small Communities, BIG Solutions conference.  This event will showcase southern West Virginia successes and highlight what is working across the state’s 21 most …

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Marshall receives grant to assist students with disabilities

Marshall has received a five-year grant totaling more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. The grant is for a program that will develop qualified special educators and mental health providers to assist students with disabilities that may have been caused by prenatal substance exposure, complex traumatic stress, adverse childhood experiences and/or adverse …

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Be Marshall Green logo

Marshall working toward first commercial compost facility in West Virginia

Marshall University is taking greater steps to “go green” and make a positive impact on the Huntington community in the process. The Marshall Sustainability Department is developing the first commercial compost facility in West Virginia, located at its University Heights location off Route 60 in Huntington.  It will be operated in conjunction with the Gro Marshall Recovery Fellowship, which is …

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Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia to set up a Collegiate Recovery Network in Southern West Virginia

Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia to set up a Collegiate Recovery Network in Southern West Virginia

The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia has been awarded $321,653 by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Behavioral Health from the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant.  The SOR grants are supported by federal SOR funding, which originates from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These funds will be …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Scott Davis

Dr. Scott Davis, chair and program director of the School of Physical Therapy, was recently appointed to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy - Item Writing Task Force.  The Item Writing Task Force is composed of a select group of experienced item-writers who have demonstrated proficiency in writing questions for the National Physical Therapy (Board) Examination. To be …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 13, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

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