The Newsletter for Marshall University                                     March 4, 2020

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New fellowships in geriatrics, addiction medicine approved for School of Medicine

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to launch two new fellowship programs in geriatric medicine and addiction medicine as early as July 1, 2020. Both programs, housed in the Department of Family and Community Health, address a defined need for qualified physicians to care for two unique …

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Lexie Blalock in lab

University scientists receive NIH grant for new anti-MRSA antibiotic study

Timothy Long, Ph.D., an associate professor at the School of Pharmacy, along with Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine colleagues Monica Valentovic, Ph.D., professor of biomedical sciences, and Hongwei Yu, Ph.D., professor of biomedical sciences, have received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the use of disulfiram in the treatment of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus …

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Marshall and INTO modify agreement; INTO Center to close July 31

Following a joint strategic review, Marshall University and INTO University Partnerships have announced they are changing the terms of their operating agreement to meet the realities of the current international recruitment market. Marshall will continue to vigorously recruit international students via direct entry, as well as through the modified agreement with INTO. All international students currently enrolled in the INTO …

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Coronavirus preparation update

Marshall University is closely monitoring the public health situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, the threat to our community remains low; however, we are diligent in our efforts to stay informed with the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is important to remember that, at this time, there have been no cases of confirmed …

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University faculty and staff asked to complete Title IX Training

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University Branding Reminder 

The Office of University Communications is tasked with ensuring the Marshall University brand is consistent and used properly in all our internal and external communications, but we need your help. As brand ambassadors for the university, it’s important for all of us to follow the brand guidelines when purchasing materials and promotional giveaways, as well as when giving presentations at …

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MU PAWS Therapy Dog

Faculty Senate committee explores therapy dog program

The Faculty Senate ad hoc committee MU PAWS would like to share the following informational video about integrating therapy dogs into Marshall University life to aid in Marshall’s transformation to a trauma-informed campus. Please take a couple minutes to watch the video, and look for a survey from the committee to be sent via e-mail Monday, March 9. https://youtu.be/ZI5FaMWKVUo

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Center for Consumer Law and Education to host student loans-focused event this evening

The Center for Consumer Law and Education (CCLE) will host a “People’s Law School” event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Room 402 of Marshall University’s Drinko Library. The event will be led by the center’s Marshall University director, Dr. Damien Arthur, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Joni Magnusson, an instructor in the Department of English …

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Eric Douglas Russian photo

Eric Douglas presentation rescheduled for March 6 on South Charleston campus

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, March 6. The presentation was rescheduled due to bad weather on the originally …

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Career Education to host part-time job and internship fair

Marshall University’s Office of Career Education will host Job-A-Palooza, a part-time job and internship fair, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Memorial Student Center lobby on the Huntington campus. The event is open to all Marshall students, faculty and alumni. “Job-a-Palooza is an excellent opportunity for students to start learning how to utilize networking skills …

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Marshall Health to host six-week workshop on chronic pain self-management

A free, six-week workshop focused on helping adults manage their chronic pain begins Tuesday, March 10. The weekly workshop runs through April 14 on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cross Lanes Public Library, located at 5449 Big Tyler Road in Cross Lanes. The program uses action planning, problem solving, communication, brainstorming and feedback to address common …

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Educator Expo to take place next Wednesday

The Office of Career Education will hold its annual Educator Expo Wednesday, March 11, on the Huntington campus. It will take place from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in room BE-5 on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center. Over 25 school systems from nine states will be represented and seeking teachers in various disciplines. Jennifer Brown, assistant director for student engagement …

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Visiting Writers Series to present reading by author Kiese Laymon

The A. E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series will present a public reading by author Kiese Laymon at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. The black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi, authored the bestselling book, Heavy: An American Memoir, which won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose. …

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Photo of JMC Hall of Fame Wall

Deadline for Marshall School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame nominations is March 12

The deadline for nominations for Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications' (SOJMC) upcoming Hall of Fame class is Thursday, March 12. “Our school has a storied history,” SOJMC Director Janet Dooley said. “The Hall of Fame marks the breadth of talent that has generated from the school and spread to so many different parts of …

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Graphic for Dance Gala 03-14-20

School of Theatre and Dance to present ‘Dancing for a Lifetime,’ honoring Ella Hay

Marshall’s School of Theatre and Dance will host its annual Marshall University Dance Gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. The theme of this year’s gala is “Dancing for a Lifetime,” featuring a tribute to Marshall’s guest of honor, Huntington’s own 87-year-old ballerina, Ella Hay, who has been teaching dance for 47 years at …

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Marshall to host lecture by Harvard women and gender expert Dr. Caroline Light

The Marshall University Department of History will present the 2020 Charles Hill Moffat Lecture, featuring Dr. Caroline Light, director of undergraduate studies and senior lecturer at the Program in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University.  The talk, “Whose Castle?: The Weaponization of Self-Defense,” will draw on Light’s important 2018 book, Stand Your Ground.  The lecture will be …

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Marshall to present lecture on U.S. Senate by political expert Peter Hanson

The Amicus Curiae Lecture Series continues with a presentation by Dr. Peter Hanson, who will speak on “The U.S. Senate’s Growing Crisis of Legitimacy,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall.  The lecture is free and open to the public. Hanson will discuss the “Great Compromise,” in which the framers of the American constitution granted …

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Holiday observance set for March 27

As was announced in December, Gov. Jim Justice excused public employees from a half-day of work on Friday, Dec. 24, 2019. Since Marshall University was already scheduled to be closed on Christmas Eve, the university’s holiday calendar has been adjusted to utilize the governor’s proclamation and observe the holiday on Friday, March 27, 2020. Offices will close at noon and …

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Tarabeth Heineman

Staff Achievement: Tarabeth Heineman

Tarabeth B. Heineman, program development director for the June Harless Center in the College of Education and Professional Development, presented at The Green Schools Conference and Expo in Portland, Oregon, March 2-4. She collaborated with Bridgitte Alomes, CEO of Natural Pod, and Ryan McKenzie, principal of Explorer Academy in Cabell County. Together they explored the topic "Inspiring Culture Shift Through …

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AIDE Conference 2020

Marshall to host 13th annual AIDE conference

Marshall University is now accepting registration for participants, presenters and sponsors for the 13th annual Appalachia Institute of Digital Evidence conference. The conference is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13-17 in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. “In our 13th year, this conference is needed more than ever,” said John Sammons, director of the digital …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 11, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2020.

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