The Newsletter for Marshall University                              February 26, 2020

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Rendering of Marshall plane

Board of Governors approves purchase of airplanes; aviation program named in honor of alumnus Bill Noe

The Marshall University Board of Governors approved the purchase of three airplanes for its planned aviation program at its meeting Feb. 20. Two Cirrus SR-20 airplanes, valued at $500,000 each, are state-of-the-art, small planes ideal for student training, according to Marshall officials. The Cirrus planes are fully instrumented and have a variety of sophisticated features, including a whole airframe parachute …

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Graphic for Festival of New Music

Marshall to host 11th Annual Festival of New Music Feb. 27-28

The School of Music will host its 11th annual Festival of New Music on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27 and 28. The festival will be celebrated in three concerts that feature the music and performances of guest composers and Marshall University composition students. The concerts will feature solos, chamber music, electro-acoustic music and film with performances, and will take place …

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Free hernia screenings available at Marshall Health

Marshall Surgery is offering free hernia screenings Friday, Feb. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at its office on the second floor in the Marshall University Medical Center located at 1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntington. Hernias develop in the abdominal, groin and chest area and do not go away on their own. Symptoms range from a bulge, swelling, sense of …

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Cultural Series flyer

INTO Marshall to hold Cultural Series next week

The students in INTO Marshall’s Undergraduate Pathway invite the university community to attend the spring 2020 Cultural Series. In the Cultural Series, international students share some aspect of their home country’s culture that is important to them and that they believe would be interesting or surprising to their audience. Their presentations are interactive and refreshments are served. The topics for …

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Spring International Film Festival to take place March 5-8

The Marshall Artists Series Spring International Film Festival, presented by Farrell, White & Legg, will take place at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center March 5-8, bringing Oscar-winning and other critically-acclaimed foreign films to Huntington. The festival features films from Iceland, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Vietnam and USA/China and is sure to provide you with a taste of entertainment from all …

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Graphic for Schmidlapp Lecture

Marshall to feature women’s historian as speaker for Schmidlapp Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Studies

Marshall will present the 2020 Charlotte Schmidlapp Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Studies, featuring author Joan Quigley, author of Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital. Quigley’s lecture, “Until Full and Final Victory: Mary Church Terrell and the Battle for Equality,” will be Friday, March 6, at Foundation Hall on the …

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Workshop to highlight government contracting opportunities

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will host a free workshop on the Ins and Outs of Subcontracting, featuring George Murray of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. Company representatives who want to know more about how to become subcontractors on federal contracts will learn about teaming agreements, joint ventures, mentor/protégé agreements and …

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Omolola Olajideb and Zainab Shaheen

Shaheen named February Fellow of Month

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has named Zainab Shaheen, M.D., its Fellow of the Month for February, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school. “Fellowships present a host of new and even greater medical challenges as fellows are acclimated into a new role,” Wehner said. “Fellowship is a time to …

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Aedan Somerville and Joe Jarrell at the Business Incubator

Brad D. Smith Business Incubator welcomes tenants

The Marshall University Brad D. Smith Business Incubator is ready to help fledgling businesses take the next step. The business incubator, housed in the Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington, assists entrepreneurs and business professionals get their ideas and business models off the ground. Two local groups are taking advantage of the space to develop new businesses they feel could …

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Maurice Mufson, Ronald Stanek

Marshall research team reaches 30-year milestone in pneumonia study

A research duo at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has dedicated their lives to studying the impact of pulmonary diseases. For more than 30 years, Maurice A. Mufson, M.D., MACP, and Ronald J. Stanek, M.S., have worked as a team in the microbiology research laboratory in the school’s Department of Internal Medicine. Since 1989, Mufson and Stanek have …

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WV TIME4K program set to expand

The Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Engagement for Kids, or WV TIME4K, has recently expanded to four new schools in Cabell and Wayne counties. In just the second year, the program focuses on bringing evidenced-based, mindful strategies to elementary school students who have been affected by the opioid epidemic and are struggling with emotional regulation. What’s that mean? Social work students participating in …

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Marshall and N3 announce student internship program

Marshall University and N3, a global digital marketing and sales company, officially kicked off N3’s student internship program for Marshall students with a ribbon-cutting Feb. 24. N3 is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has locations around the world including Bogota, Charleston, Dublin, Fargo, Fort Lauderdale, London, San Jose, Costa Rica, Sao Paulo, Seattle, and Singapore, among others. Speakers included President …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 4, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2020.

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