The Newsletter for Marshall University                               December 11, 2019

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Marshall winter commencement to take place Saturday

Some 1200 students will celebrate the culmination of their higher education Saturday, Dec. 14, as Marshall University marks its 2019 Winter Commencement.  The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and will honor students who graduated in July or August 2019 or are tentatively scheduled to graduate in December. Doors open at 8 …

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Grand Reopening of Memorial Student Center 12-05-19

University community celebrates Memorial Student Center renovation

The Marshall University community gathered Dec. 5 to celebrate the reopening of the Memorial Student Center. Cutting the ceremonial ribbon are, from left,  Susan Aylward, Follett regional manager; Cheryl King, Sodexo general manager; Stephanie Rogner, student body president; William "Tootie" Carter, director of business operations of the center, and President Gilbert.

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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 Thursday and Friday, Dec. 19 and 20, in TCP by 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019. TCP will then close the payroll period at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, to allow adequate time to generate the paychecks for the Jan. 3 pay …

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Susie Mullens photo

Mullens named to facilitate Recovery Network on seven college campuses

The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia (Alliance) Operations Council Chair Sara Payne Scarbro today announced that the Alliance has hired Susie Mullens as its project coordinator for the new Southern West Virginia Collegiate Peer Recovery Network. This network is supported through a grant totaling more $320,000 by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources …

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School of Medicine Faculty Award Winners 12-03-19

School of Medicine honors faculty at annual award ceremony

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine recognized several faculty for their achievements during its annual year-end award ceremony this week. “Our faculty are our greatest resource,” said Darshana Shah, Ph.D., associate dean for faculty advancement. “These awards recognize their exceptional contributions to our School of Medicine.” Dean Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D, presented his Dean’s Awards of Excellence to research …

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Gift of Reading graphic

June Harless Center partners with Dollywood Foundation for age-appropriate book program

The June Harless Center has partnered with the Dollywood Foundation with a long-term goal of ensuring that every child in West Virginia, birth to age five, has access to age-appropriate books prior to entering school. The June Harless Center relaunched the WV’s Imagination Library program in 2018, expanding into six additional counties.  Kids aged 0-5 can now be signed up …

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Notes from the Honors College: seminar proposals and honors option requests

The proposal deadline for seminars to be scheduled for Fall 2020 or later is Wednesday 29 January 2020. Seminar proposals are submitted online through forms found on the Teaching Honors page of the Honors College website at https://www.marshall.edu/honors/teaching/. The Honors College provides faculty from across the university the opportunity to design and teach seminars on subjects that inspire them and …

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Holly Cyphert

Faculty Achievement - Dr. Holly Cyphert

Dr. Holly Cyphert, assistant professor of biological sciences, has received  final approval for a West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) Collaboration Grant for $50,000. This grant looks to understand the connection among bile acids, microbiota, and diabetes. WVCTSI is supported by the National Institute Of General Medical Sciences, U54GM104942-04. This project is a collaborative effort with WVU School …

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Saurabh Mehta

Faculty Achievement - Dr. Saurabh Mehta

Dr. Saurabh Mehta, associate professor and director of scholarship development in the School of Physical Therapy, was recently awarded a $40,000 research grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. The grant will support a project titled "A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Implementation and Outcomes of GLA:D Program in West Virginians Suffering from Osteoarthritis of the Knee." …

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Ronald McDonald House Lunch 12-02-19

Outreach staff makes lunch for Ronald McDonald House

On Dec. 2, staff from the Office of Outreach and the Regents Bachelor of Arts (R.B.A.) program fixed a pasta lunch and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies for those staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Spearheading the effort was Elizabeth Sheets, one of the academic advisors for the R.B.A. program. She relayed that the volunteers said that the food was well …

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Marshall winner Beta Gamma Sigma 2019

MU student wins in Team Case Competition at Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2019 Global Leadership Summit

Lydia Bunner (fourth from left), a junior in the Brad D. Smith Undergraduate School of Business, and her fellow team members from other schools won the case category during the KPMG sponsored Team Case Competition at Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2019 Global Leadership Summit (GLS). The team was selected as a winner based on their innovative and creative solution for their …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Dec. 18, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

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