The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  January 8, 2020

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Marching Thunder in London

Marching Thunder returns from trip to London

Marshall University’s marching band, the Marching Thunder, has returned from London, England, after performing in the 2020 New Year’s Day Parade. The parade attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. Similar to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the London New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP) is one of the largest of its kind. It includes marching bands from around the …

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Rec Center Employee Appreciation ending 01-12-20

Rec Center continuing free access through Jan. 12

The Marshall Rec Center is continuing free building access to Marshall and MCTC faculty/staff and their household members from through Sunday, Jan. 12. The Rec is here to help you start the year out the right way with FREE access to the facility. Marshall University and Mountwest employees and their household members are all welcome! Present a valid staff ID …

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Skylar Cooper

Marshall Ph.D. student earns prestigious research fellowship

Skylar Cooper, a biomedical research graduate student at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded a prestigious pharmacology/toxicology predoctoral research fellowship from the PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association) Foundation. The fellowship will provide $25,000 per year for two years to support Cooper’s thesis research, focused on investigating the effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) flavors on nicotine …

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Jenna Richards Susan Flesher

Richards named December Resident of the Month

Jenna Richards, D.O., was named the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for December, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. “It is always exciting to have residents nominate their peers for Resident of the Month,” Wehner said. “To be nominated by your peers for your teaching ability, outstanding …

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Deadline for Health Sciences Research Day extended to Jan. 27

The Office of Research and Graduate Medical Education has announced that the call for abstracts for Health Sciences Research Day has been extended to Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The 32nd Annual Marshall University Health Sciences Research Day will held Friday, March 6. Proposals from resident physicians, clinical fellows, postdoctoral scholars, medical students, pharmacy students, graduate students, undergraduate students and nursing …

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Notice of benefit deduction holiday for Marshall University employees only

Employees will receive three (3) pay checks in the month of January due to the biweekly pay conversion.  Please note that the third check on January 31, 2020, will be a deduction holiday.  Only the mandated deductions will be taken, such as retirement (mandatory and supplemental), taxes, Huntington city user fee, garnishments and loan repayments, to name a few.  The …

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Marshall Orthopaedic surgery residents succeed on orthopedic-in-training exam

Orthopaedic surgery residents at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine scored in the 97th percentile of all orthopaedic resident physicians in allopathic schools across the country on the orthopedic in-training examination (OITE). Among the first steps on the path toward board certification, the OITE measures a resident’s knowledge and evidence-based, problem-solving skills in 10 orthopaedic specialty areas during each …

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Harless Center receives STEAM grant

The College of Education and Professional Development’s June Harless Center STEM team has been awarded a STEAM grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History.  The grant award of $6,750 will be used to supply Meadows Elementary School with Sphero Robots, as well as other materials, in order to create several art projects.  The students will be …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 15, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

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