The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  February 5, 2020

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James Rorrer, Casey Robinson

Successful businessmen set to lead Brad D. Smith Business Incubator

The Marshall University Brad D. Smith Business Incubator in downtown Huntington is open and ready for business under the direction of two new co-directors who will help entrepreneurs and new businesses develop ideas and business models. The new co-directors for the facility located in the Visual Arts Center on 3rd Avenue in Huntington, are James D. Rorrer and Casey J. …

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Graphic for National Council on Teacher Quality

Marshall named top teacher prep program for early reading instruction

Marshall’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program has been named among top in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and policy organization, known for its strong commitment to evidence-based reading instruction. “Marshall has a long history of success in reading and literacy education,” said Dr. Teresa Eagle, dean of the College of Education …

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Kelly Cattler and Sandra Reed

Marshall announces 2020 Black History Poster Competition winners

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum at Marshall University announced this week the winners of the 2020 Black History Poster Competition. The winners included: First place overall, Black History Poster Competition winner: Kelly Cattler (left), Marshall University, with support from Marshall art faculty Kyle Dyer and Tom Suter. She was presented a $200 prize. Honorable Mentions were presented to Andrew Burgess …

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Marshall Rises sign

Foundation issues update on Marshall Rises campaign

Marshall Rises, the university’s most ambitious comprehensive campaign, has gained the attention of many of our alumni across the country. Since publicly announcing Marshall Rises at Homecoming, we have reached two-thirds of our $150 million goal. President Gilbert, our deans and foundation leadership members are educating the community about the campaign, its five pillars and their importance at the meetings …

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Lawrence Uradu

School of Medicine alumnus supports Project PREMED graduates with endowed scholarship

Lawrence C. Uradu, M.D., a 2012 alumnus of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has established a scholarship for medical students who have completed the school’s Project P.R.E.M.E.D. program. Project P.R.E.M.E.D., which stands for Providing Real-World Experiences for Marshall-Educated Doctors, was established in 2011 by faculty and students, including Uradu, to create opportunities for future doctors of color and …

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Stephen Underhill

Underhill authors historical account of J. Edgar Hoover based on newly released documents

Dr. Stephen M. Underhill, associate professor of communication studies,  has published The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI with Michigan State University Press. It is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and other retailers. Underhill examines how longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover incited the Red Scare to undermine Presidents Franklin D. …

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Christopher Risher

Marshall scientist earns national support for NAS research

The work of Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine neuroscience researcher, W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has been selected for the Research Partner Program through the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF). Risher, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, received a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from BBRF in 2018. The two-year, $70,000 grant award …

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Maria Hamilton 2020

Faculty Achievements: Dr. Maria Hamilton

Dr. Maria C. Babiuc Hamilton, professor in the Department of Physics, has been awarded a prestigious scholar fellowship from the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The grant provides funds for three visits to the institute over a period of three years, starting in 2020, and paid local expenses, to support Hamilton’s research on …

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Dr. Pam Stallo

Pediatrician Pamela Stallo joins Marshall Health

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Pamela S. Stallo, M.D., to their pediatric teams of providers. Stallo is a board-certified pediatrician with more than 25 years of experience. She received dual bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and psychology as well as her medical degree …

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MURC announces 2020 summer research awards

The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced the winners of the Summer 2020 John Marshall Scholar program. The nine awardees will each receive a $6,500 stipend to pursue their research project over the summer term. Since its inception, the John Marshall Scholar program has supported the creative discovery and research work of 42 faculty members from the College of Science, …

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Marshall Journal of Medicine

Latest issue of Marshall Journal of Medicine available

The Marshall Journal of Medicine, Volume 6 Issue 1, is available for your review. To read the new articles visit the journal's website.

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Employee Discounts Marshall Plastic Surgery

Marshall Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers employee discounts in February

Other specials for the month include $100 off fillers during the week of Feb. 3-7 and 25% off Marshall brand skin care products. For an appointment, call Marshall Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at 304-691-8910.

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Higher Education Policy Commission renews grant for SURE program

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has renewed grant funding for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program at schools around the state including Marshall. SURE grants offer undergraduate students at Marshall the opportunity for hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics research. The grants are made possible by the Research Challenge Fund, established by the West Virginia …

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Marshall Rec to host spring break kids' camp in March

The Marshall Rec Center will be hosting a spring break kids' camp from March 23 through March 27, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Healthy Herd Youth Camp is an active day camp, full of games, activities, climbing and swimming. Specific activities vary on a day-to-day basis. Our camp counselors have the energy to match the campers, and act as …

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Black Alumni chapter names 2020-2021 officers

The Marshall University Black Alumni (MUBA) chapter has elected new officers for the 2020-2021 academic year. Rashad Sanders was elected president; Shaunte Polk was elected vice president; Christopher Taylor was elected treasurer; and Deanna Bailey was elected secretary. Sanders is a chemical and outsource buyer at Special Metals PCC in Huntington. He was a contract specialist at Marshall University and …

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Russian photo by Eric Douglas

Marshall alum's photos of Russian people on display at South Charleston library; artist to discuss work Feb. 7

Eric Douglas, an author, writer and photographer who is a Marshall alumnus, has an exhibition of his photography on display in the Marshall South Charleston campus library. He will discuss his work in person at a presentation at the Marshall South Charleston library at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Douglas said "Russia: Coming of Age" is a selection of images …

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School of Journalism Hall of Fame

School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites Hall of Fame nominations

Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) is seeking nominations for its upcoming Hall of Fame class. “Our call to nominations each years is such a highlight because it’s an opportunity to be reminded of the successes of our graduates,” SOJMC Director Janet Dooley said. “It marks the breadth of talent that has generated from …

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Sydney Jamison and Kia Smith from SRIMS 2019

Applications open for summer research internships for undergraduates

Students may apply now for two undergraduate biomedical research internship opportunities at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Now in its 12th year, the Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students (SRIMS) includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring …

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INTO introduces Share a Meal program

INTO Marshall is hoping you’ll share a meal with an international student. The initiative, titled “Dinner in an American Home,” is designed to get international students more at home while studying in the United States at Marshall. On the third Friday of each month and major United States holidays, INTO would like families to volunteer to host international students in …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 12, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

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