The Newsletter for Marshall University                               November 13, 2019

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Dr. Matt Ralsten

Forty-ninth annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony to feature son of couple who perished in crash

On Nov. 14, 1970, Dr. Matthew M. Ralsten III lost both parents when Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed with 75 Thundering Herd teammates, coaches, staff, supporters and flight crew members on board. At noon this Thursday, he will take the stage as keynote speaker for the 49th Memorial Fountain Ceremony on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Ralsten said the ceremony has become …

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United Way Graphic 2019

United Way campaign asks for help in reaching goal

Greetings, Marshall Family: The fall semester is well underway and the holiday season, the season of giving, is nearly upon us.   As such, I want to remind our employees about the annual United Way workplace campaign, which kicked off Oct. 17. Last year, our Marshall Family raised nearly $18,000 to contribute to our community’s greatest challenges. This translated to 79 youth who were …

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Graphic for Appreciation Days

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days for football, basketball to take place this month; deadline to pick up tickets is today

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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Listening sessions on prevention, treatment and recovery to begin Nov. 14

The Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery will host public listening sessions in Calhoun, Jackson, Mason, Ritchie and Roane counties to gather input regarding the prevention, treatment and recovery needs of individuals and communities affected by opioid/substance use. Information will be collected by the Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery in partnership with Prestera Center, Westbrook Health Services, …

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Many Moods in Song 11-14-19

Music faculty to perform ‘Many Moods’

Marshall University School of Music faculty members Dr. Carline Waugh and Dr. Johan Botes will present “Many Moods in Song: A Celebration of Life through Music,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Smith Recital Hall. Waugh, a soprano, and Botes, on piano, will perform works by Mozart, Duparc, Lehár, Strauss, and Previn. “This promises to be an evening of …

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Stephen Ritz lecture 11-14-19

Marshall to host internationally acclaimed educator Stephen Ritz

Stephen Ritz, an internationally-acclaimed South Bronx educator who is known as “America’s Favorite Teacher,” will discuss how his principles can be applied to the Huntington area to promote healing and growth, as well as how the Marshall University Sustainability and Social Work departments already have similar projects underway. Ritz is the author of the bestselling book, The Power of a …

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Reminder: Important purchasing meeting Nov. 20 regarding timing of purchase orders

Marshall University has received communication from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office (WVSAO) regarding Purchase Order/ Agreement and Change Order acceptance dates in connection to the dates Marshall University receives the goods/services. Specifically, some Purchase Order/Agreement and Change Order documents are being submitted to the Office of Purchasing AFTER the goods/services …

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Retirement reception for Dr. Eldon Larsen to take place Nov. 21

Dr. Eldon Larsen, professor of engineering, is retiring at the end of December after 20 years of teaching at Marshall University. A retirement reception is planned for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the J. Churchill Hodges Atrium of the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex. All are welcome. Those planning to attend are encouraged to send an RSVP to cholley@marshall.edu. …

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The Places You'll Go 11-21-19

Marshall Symphonic Band to present ‘The Places You’ll Go’

The School of Music will present a Marshall Symphonic Band concert, “The Places You'll Go,” conducted by Jesse Stevens, assistant director of bands. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Smith Recital Hall and will feature works by Robert Sheldon, Samuel R. Hazo, Rossano Galante and Frank Ticheli. “The Marshall Symphonic Band would like to take …

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Residents of the Month October 2019

Patients nominate three Marshall surgical residents for ‘Resident of the Month’ honor

For the first time in its five-year history, the Resident of the Month honor at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has been awarded to three residents for the month of October, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. “In October, we had several patients take the time to write …

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Marshall accepting entries for Appalachian art exhibition

Marshall University Libraries is accepting entries for their annual art exhibition. Titled “Reframing Appalachia: Images, Stories and Dreams for the Future,” the exhibition plays off of the library’s recent display of Roger May’s traveling exhibit “Looking at Appalachia.” “We’re trying to create a yearlong theme on exploring Appalachian identity through actual Appalachians’ eyes, rather than people outside of Appalachia who …

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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 researchers find earlier ID of prenatal exposure to both opioids and gabapentin improves timely treatment of newborns experiencing withdrawal symptoms

Timely identification of newborns exposed to both opioids and gabapentin during pregnancy could mean more appropriate care for newborns experiencing withdrawal, according to researchers at Marshall University, in collaboration with Marshall Health, Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infants exposed to opioids during pregnancy may experience withdrawal symptoms after birth. However, according to the retrospective …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 20, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

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