The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  January 15, 2020

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Jessica Ford, Patricia Tran

School of Medicine launches West Virginia’s first pediatric hospital medicine fellowship

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine now offers the state’s first pediatric hospital medicine fellowship. The new two-year fellowship program focuses on developing physicians who take a lead role in caring for pediatric patients in a hospital setting. The new medical specialty was established in 2016 to raise the level of care for hospitalized children and address growing pediatric …

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Reminder: Personal safety resources on the university website

All Marshall students and employees are reminded about the important personal safety resources available on the Emergency Management page of the university website. The information includes the following:

• Active Shooter RUN! HIDE! FIGHT! Marshall University Quick Reference
This one-page guide gives step-by-step instructions for responding in an active shooter situation.

• Active Shooter Response Training Marshall University Video
This hour-long course is about …

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Balaji Govindaswami

Marshall Health and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital welcome new neonatology division chief

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Balaji Govindaswami, M.D., M.P.H., to their pediatric teams of providers. “Dr. Govindaswami will provide a new clinical perspective to our pediatrics care team,” said Joseph E. Evans, M.D., chair of the department of pediatrics at the Marshall School of Medicine. …

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Patty Green

Scholarship created in honor of former Marshall faculty member

The Patricia "Patty" Green Graduate Strings Scholarship has been created in honor of Green, a past violin faculty member at Marshall and beloved teacher to generations of Huntington residents. The scholarship was established anonymously, and supports a graduate student who is a string major in the School of Music and in good academic standing. First preference goes to a violinist, …

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Capital Duo

MUsic Alive Series to present piano-violin duo Jan. 16-17

The MUsic Alive Guest Artist and Faculty Collaboration Concert Series continues Jan 16-17 in Huntington, featuring the Capital Duo with Hilary Walther Cumming on violin and Duncan J. Cumming on piano. The duo will also give a repeat performance in Ironton as part of Ironton Arts Council Concert Series. The theme is “Celebrating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven,” …

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West by God ending 01-25-20

School of Theatre to host work by alum Brandon McCoy

Marshall alumnus Brandon McCoy’s new play, "West by God," which was premiered Sept. 27 at The Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C., will be performed at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Huntington campus this week and next. "West by God" will travel to West Virginia in the first-ever KeeganConnects tour, a new annual initiative designed to take original, provocative …

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Amicus Curiae 01-21-20

Marshall to kick off 19th Amendment centennial activities with Amicus Curiae Lecture Series event

Marshall will present women’s historian and author Dr. Marjorie J. Spruill, distinguished professor emerita of history from the University of South Carolina, in its first Amicus Curiae Lecture Series event of the spring semester. The lecture, “One Woman, One Vote: The Long Road to Ratification of the 19th Amendment,” will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Brad D. …

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Art exhibits ‘Aesthetic Journalism’ and ‘In Flux’ underway

The School of Art and Design has opened two new art exhibits this week, a journalistic exhibit, “Aesthetic Journalism,” and a textile exhibit, “In Flux.” The “Aesthetic Journalism” exhibit will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Feb. 6 in the Birke Art Gallery inside Smith Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. There will be a reception for …

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Call for Abstracts due 01-27-2020

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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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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Vanguard Promo Art

RCBI challenge to recognize best in agricultural innovation

Agricultural innovators across West Virginia will compete for a business assistance package valued in excess of $10,000 as part of a contest sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI). The 5th Annual West Virginia Vanguard Agriculture Competition will honor innovation and ingenuity in agriculture, recognizing an entrepreneur whose idea has the greatest potential to solve logistical challenges in the …

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Ryan Clagg, Elizabeth Saunders

Clagg named January Resident of the Month

Ryan A. Clagg, M.D., (left) has been named the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s first Resident of the Month for 2020, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. “Our January awardee was nominated by a spectrum of people—from clinical care team members and colleagues to attendings,” Wehner said. “He was consistently nominated …

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Cara Bailey

Staff Achievement: Bailey to participate in Leadership West Virginia

Cara Bailey, Yeager coordinator in the Honors College, is one of 56 leaders from across the state have accepted invitations to participate in the 2020 Class of Leadership West Virginia (LWV). Leadership West Virginia (www.leadershipwv.org) celebrates 29 years as a statewide education and leadership development not-for-profit program in West Virginia. The eight-month program cultivates leaders from a variety of employers …

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Open Textbook Workshop 01-31-20

Open Textbook Network faculty workshop to take place Jan. 31

Marshall faculty are invited to learn about reducing the cost of textbooks for their students at an Open Textbook Network Faculty Workshop featuring a presenter from the Open Textbook Network (OTN) Friday, Jan. 31, from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Drinko Library 349. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The workshop is sponsored by Marshall Libraries and Online Learning and …

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heading for CSEGA

Deadline extended to Jan. 31 for Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia 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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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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Carol Howerton

Higher education veteran Carol Howerton joins RCBI

Higher education veteran Carol Howerton has been named senior strategic advisor for workforce development for Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI). She assumed the new role Jan. 13. The Logan resident will bring her extensive knowledge and expertise to RCBI’s workforce training programs. She also will join RCBI’s outreach staff in visiting companies and responding directly to their training …

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Graduates of biological sciences program publish research on effects of water contaminants

Marshall University graduates and faculty member Dr. Philippe Georgel of the Department of Biological Sciences in Marshall’s College of Science have published research on the effects of emerging contaminants in major waterways, including the Ohio River. Their study, published in the journal “Water,” was supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Their research involved bioinformatics …

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Faculty, Staff and Students invited to participate in HerdCon 2020

After a successful inaugural launch in 2019, HerdCon, Marshall’s Pop Culture Convention, is back in 2020! The inaugural HerdCon saw over one thousand attendees including current and prospective students as well as community members. The second one is predicted to exceed previous numbers. HerdCon is a great opportunity for faculty, staff and students to promote programs and clubs to current …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 22, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by noon Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

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