The Newsletter for Marshall University                               November 27, 2019

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Graphic for Herd Holiday 12-05-19

Annual 'Herd Holiday' celebration set for Thursday, Dec. 5

Marshall has invited the community to a Herd Holiday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. The annual event features the official holiday lighting on the student center plaza, along with numerous activities, snacks, giveaways and music. The event is sponsored by Marshall’s Office of University Communications and Student Affairs. …

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Marshall and Mountwest pen historic pact creating two-year degree in aviation maintenance

Marshall University and Mountwest Community & Technical College, in cooperation with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), have signed an agreement to offer a joint Associate in Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree for the education of aviation maintenance technicians. The cross-institutional degree, believed to be the first of its kind in West Virginia, has been discussed for several months and was …

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Mary Hodges

Scholarship established for the School of Pharmacy in honor of Dr. Gayle Brazeau

Mary H. Hodges (left) has endowed a new scholarship to honor Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., dean of the Marshall University School of Pharmacy. The Mary H. Hodges School of Pharmacy Scholarship is for pharmacy students with financial need who are residents of Cabell or Wayne counties in West Virginia, Lawrence County, Ohio, or Boyd County, Kentucky. “Dean Brazeau is outstanding,” said …

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Marshall Pharmacy Entrance

Marshall Pharmacy earns URAC specialty pharmacy accreditation

Marshall Health has earned full accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for specialty pharmacy services. The new accreditation will open up access to specialty medications necessary to treat patients with complex, chronic conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and cancer. URAC is a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. …

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Cassandra Mills and Bruce Felder

Cassandra Mills receives John Marshall Service Award

Cassandra Mills, a coordinator in the Department of Travel, received the John Marshall Service Award at the Staff Council Meeting Nov. 21. She was nominated by Dr. Barbara J. Tarter, professor of communication studies. "I have had to travel in a variety of capacities over the last almost nineteen years--first as an administrator, and now as a faculty member," Tarter …

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United Way graphic for 2019

United Way campaign close to ending, fundraising goal nearly met

As our annual fundraising campaign to benefit United Way of the River Cities comes to a close, we are just a few donations short of reaching our goal of $20,000. Each year, our local United Way tackles our community’s most complex and pervasive challenges. With the support from donors like us, literacy, homelessness, hunger, substance use disorder, …

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Graphic for Rec Center Black Friday Sale ending 11-29-19

Recreation Center offering Black Friday deals

The Marshall Recreation Center will be offering a multi-day Black Friday sale from Tuesday, through Friday, Nov. 29. Offers are available for various programs at the Rec. Black Friday deals include membership promotions (purchase one year in full membership to receive 50% off of an additional membership); Buy One, Get One for 50% private swim lesson packages and …

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Graphic for Jillian Howell presentation 12-01-19

Former Marshall student who works with Disney to speak after screening of ‘Frozen II’

Former Marshall student Jillian Howell, a production assistant for Disney Animation who worked on Frozen II, will participate in a public discussion after a screening of the film at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Marquee Cinemas in Pullman Square. In her discussion, “From West Virginia to Frozen II: Jillian Carney Howell’s Journey to Disney Animation,” Howell will talk about …

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Graphic for MUsic Alive 12-05-19

MUsic Alive Series to present ‘Alto Clef,’ featuring violist Bernard Di Gregorio

The MUsic Alive Guest Artist and Faculty Collaboration Concert Series & Woodlands Chamber Series, directed by Dr. Şölen Dikener, Dale Capehart and Molly Watson, will present two performances Dec. 4 and 5. The concert, titled “Alto Clef,” will feature Bernard Di Gregorio, violist with the Montclaire String Quartet and principal viola player with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Di Gregorio …

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Graphic for Visiting Writers Series 12-05-19

Marshall to present faculty readings as part of A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series Dec. 5

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will present a Marshall faculty reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Room 154 of Smith Hall. The event will feature creative writing by faculty members Dr. Charles Lloyd, Daniel O'Malley, Dr. Joel Peckham, Dr. Greta Rensenbrink, Dr. Rachel Rinehart, Anna Rollins and Kristin Steele. It is free and open to the public. …

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Concert Hope_12-05-19

Marshall to host “Concert Hope”

The schools of music and medicine have teamed up to host a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 513 10th St. in Huntington, featuring the Marshall Wind Symphony and Recovery Point Choir. Titled “Concert Hope,” the concept was inspired by the musical composition “AMP,” composed by Dr. Scott McAllister in memory of …

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3rd Avenue Winter Concert 12-07-19

Marshall’s a cappella singing group to perform winter concert Dec. 7

Marshall’s contemporary a cappella singing group, 3rd Avenue, will perform its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. “Our show features many of us individually as performers and creators, but will also showcase our strengths as an ensemble,” said 3rd Avenue member Cassidy Craddock, a junior psychology major. “We have been …

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Concert of Carols 12-08-19

School of Music to present Concert of Carols

The School of Music will present Concert of Carols at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 513 10th St., in Huntington. The concert will feature the MU Choral Union, the University Chorus, the a cappella singing group 3rd Avenue, the Chamber Choir and the Wind Symphony, along with high school performers from throughout the area. …

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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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Student Leadership and Service Award Nominations

Do you know of a student organization, student, or advisor who deserves recognition for their accomplishments and contributions to Marshall University?  If so, please make a nomination. To submit nominations, click the links below.
Nomination for Organization Awards (due January 6, 2020) https://herdlink.marshall.edu/submitter/form/start/359879  
Nomination for Individual Awards (due January 6, 2020) https://herdlink.marshall.edu/submitter/form/start/359844

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James Jensen

School of Medicine to form dedicated Department of Oncology

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will establish a Department of Oncology, Dean Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., announced last week. In his announcement, Shapiro also named urologic oncologist James C. Jensen, M.D. (left), as chair of the newly formed department. Effective January 1, 2020, a new Department of Oncology will bring together more than a dozen oncology faculty currently …

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RCBI, EDA and Appalachian Power team to identify workforce skills in state

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), in partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Appalachian Power, will undertake a comprehensive analysis of the skills and abilities of workers in 23 West Virginia counties as part of a broader effort to help diversify the state’s economy. The study is made possible through an EDA grant and matching funds from …

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MU named a Best Business School by the Princeton Review

For the second year in a row, the Lewis College of Business, home of the Brad D. Smith Schools of Business, has been named among the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to the Princeton Review®. The education services company profiles the school in its recently reported list, "Best Business Schools for 2020." The Princeton Review posted the list Nov. …

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Murad Kheetan and Ahlim Al Sanani

Marshall Internal Medicine welcomes nephrologists

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical staff welcome two nephrologists. Murad Kheetan, M.D., a fellowship-trained nephrologist, has been named an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He completed his medical degree at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan.  …

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John Sammons

Sammons to speak at 2019 West Virginia Coding and Cyber Summit

John Sammons, director of the digital forensics and information assurance program in the College of Science, will participate in a panel discussion at the 2019 West Virginia Coding and Cyber Summit, which goes on from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston. Sammons will participate in a panel discussion titled “Higher Education …

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Adam Belcher with research poster

Faculty Achievement: Biomedical Sciences

Adam Belcher (left), a 4th year Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Wei Li, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has just presented his research work at the American Heart Association Scientific Session 2019, which was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Nov. 16 to 18.  His research is also supported …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Dec. 4, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

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