The Newsletter for Marshall University                           February 12, 2020

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams

Surgeon General to speak at Marshall as part of Black History Month

Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., surgeon general of the United States, will deliver a presentation at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, as part of a series of events at Marshall University marking Black History Month. The event, at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, is free and open to the public. Adams, a board-certified anesthesiologist, served as …

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Brad Smith

Brad Smith honored as 2020 AACSB Influential Leader

Marshall alumnus Brad Smith is one of 25 business school graduates honored by AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance—as a member of the 2020 Class of Influential Leaders. The annual challenge recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders. Smith is executive chairman of Intuit’s board …

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Kati Holland and ChristyGibson

Marshall Health, School of Medicine bring nurse practitioner fellowship program to West Virginia

A new internal medicine nurse practitioner fellowship program at Marshall Health and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine offers a unique training opportunity for nurse practitioners. “As we work cohesively as a medical school to meet the unique health care needs of Appalachia, we recognize the important role of advanced care professionals like nurse practitioners,” said Mehiar El-Hamdani, M.D., …

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Cover of Resiliency Plan 2020

Cabell County organizations release Resiliency Plan

Representatives from nearly two dozen organizations throughout Cabell County today released a community-wide “Resiliency Plan” that outlines continued steps toward recovery from the effects of the substance use epidemic on our community. A process that was a year in the making brought together representatives from the business, education, government, medical, mental health, faith-based, and social service sectors to craft a …

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Faculty are Invited to teach abroad for summer 2021; info meeting is today

Marshall University faculty are invited to apply to teach abroad through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) program for Summer 2021. In a given summer, KIIS operates 22-24 Summer study abroad programs and offers over 100 courses ranging from Art to Health Sciences to Music and more. To see a sampling of the current course offerings, visit https://www.kiis.org/summer-courses/. Faculty …

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Other specials for the month include 25% off Marshall brand skin care products. For an appointment, call Marshall Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at 304-691-8910.

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Graphic for MUsic Alive 02-13-20

MUsic Alive Series to present ‘Strings Attached’ featuring Marshall faculty performers

The Marshall University School of Music will present “Strings Attached,” featuring Marshall faculty members Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith on violin, Dr. Şőlen Dikener on cello and Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves on guitar. The concert is part of the MUsic Alive Guest Artist and Faculty Collaboration Series and will be presented at: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.12, at Woodlands Retirement Community 7:30 …

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Sweat-Heart Couples' Walk

Marshall students to focus on heart health this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, Marshall's Exercise Science department will offer a free Valentine’s Day event – the first annual Sweat-Heart Couples’ Walk. The department is hosting the event to encourage the community to walk together and offering prizes valued at up to $230. There are two ways to participate in the walk. A group of students will be going to Ritter …

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School of Pharmacy to celebrate Black History Month with special event Feb. 15

The Marshall School of Pharmacy and the Fairfield Neighborhood are hosting “Celebrating the Right to Vote with a Local Perspective,” a complimentary brunch and panel discussion from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15,  at Stephen J. Kopp Hall in Huntington. “We invite residents, students and others from the community to dine and reflect with us at this special Black History …

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National Juried Exhibition 2020

School of Art and Design to present its 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition

The School of Art and Design will present its 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition, which will be on view Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, March 13, in the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery inside Marshall’s Visual Arts Center at 927 3rd Ave. The public is invited to attend an awards reception for this exhibition from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, …

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Marshall to host a public SKYWARN Weather Spotter class Feb. 19

The Department of Geography and the National Weather Service will present a SKYWARN Weather Spotter class. SKYWARN spotters volunteer to become the “eyes and ears” of the National Weather Service and serve their community by acting as a valuable source of information when dangerous storms approach. The class will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Room 235 of …

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Winter Jazz Festival 02-22-20

51st Winter Jazz Festival set for Feb. 21-22

The Marshall University Jazz Studies program will present the 51st Winter Jazz Festival Feb. 21-22 in Smith Music Hall, featuring guest performances by Monika Herzig and the fusion artists The Time Flies, along with local jazz bands and school ensembles. The Time Flies will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Smith Recital Hall, and Herzig will perform with …

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Friends & Neighbors 02-24-20

School of Music, Central City New Music Series to present Norwegian jazz band Friends & Neighbors

The Marshall University School of Music and the Central City New Music Series will present Central City New Music #4, featuring the Norwegian jazz band Friends & Neighbors, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. “Friends and Neighbors are an exciting musical group performing music similar in style to Ornette Coleman’s early quartet,” …

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Don Schjeldahl

Craft beverage summit is on tap March 3 in Huntington

Nationally known expert Don Schjeldahl (left) will headline Craft 2: A Farm to Bottle Summit March 3 in Huntington as the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) brings together interests from across the region to support the emerging craft beverage economy. Participants will explore ways makers of these products – from soda and tea to beer, wine and spirits – can …

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Proposals being accepted by Space Grant Consortium

Proposals for NASA WV EPSCoR and NASA WV Space Grant Consortium for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 cycle are now being accepted. Further information is available on the flyer at http://www.marshall.edu/wamnewsletter/files/SpaceGrantandNASAEPSCoRPrograms_2020-21.pdf or by visiting http://wvspacegrant.org. The due date for all proposals is Monday, March 9, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. (EST) and the anticipated start date for projects is May 16, 2020.

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Tedx 03-14-20

Marshall to host 2nd annual TEDx event March 14; tickets on sale now

Marshall will host the 2nd annual TEDxMarshallU event organized by students, faculty and staff. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in Huntington City Hall. TEDxMarshallU is a public event, but will require the purchase of tickets. Tickets went on sale Jan. 28. TEDxMarshallU will feature an array of speakers, including …

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Girl Scout Badge College 2019

Plans underway for 2nd annual Girl Scout Badge College

After the success of last year’s inaugural Girl Scout Badge College (left), Marshall and the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council are planning the Second Annual Girl Scout Badge College.  This event, modeled on the annual Boy Scout Badge College at MU, gives Girl Scouts in our area the opportunity to learn about various topics such as Product Design, Computer Programming, …

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Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones recognized by the American Academy of Neurology

Amanda Jones, education coordinator in the department of neuroscience at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recently awarded the 2020 Clerkship Coordinator Recognition Award by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). This national award is intended to acknowledge the essential function of neurology clerkship coordinators in medical student education. Clerkship coordinators face many challenges supporting the administration of …

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Marshall University Medical Center

Marshall researchers receive national attention through large-scale clinical trials

The clinician scientists at the Marshall Clinical Research Center (MCRC) are drawing national attention for their participation in large-scale clinical trials through the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Most recently, through the MCRC, the school’s department of orthopaedic surgery received recognition for its participation in a clinical trial titled Comparing Total Hip Arthroplasty and Hemi-Arthroplasty on Secondary Procedures and …

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Marshall's Health Science Society honored by APHA

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has announced the winners of its new Student Champions for Climate Justice awards. Marshall’s Health Science Society is among the five U.S. college and university student groups selected to create a campus experience during National Public Health Week, April 6-12. During that week, Marshall students will host events focused on climate change in the …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Feb. 19, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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