The Newsletter for Marshall University                                     March 11, 2020

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Please note: Events listed in this e-newsletter may be cancelled or postponed due to an abundance of caution regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Please check the most recent cancellation information on the Announcements web page (http://www.marshall.edu/announcements) or with the event’s organizers.

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University announces plans to temporarily transition to distance instruction due to COVID-19

Marshall University this afternoon announced plans to temporarily transition to distance instruction to help protect the university community from COVID-19 and mitigate the spread of the virus in the larger community. In making the announcement to students, faculty and staff, President Gilbert said, “After careful consideration of the implications of the possible spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our …

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Photo of Ralph J. Turner

In Memoriam: Dr. Ralph J. Turner

Dr. Ralph J. Turner, longtime professor of journalism and mass communications at Marshall University, died March 9. A native of Huntington, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Marshall and a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communications from Ohio University. Read complete obituary online.

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Marshall Plane Rendering

Board of Governors gives final nod for aviation sciences degree

The Marshall University Board of Governors has approved the creation of a new academic degree and major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, Commercial Pilot-Fixed Wing. Initially presented to the board in June 2019 as an intent to plan, the new degree program will help meet the nation’s significant need for commercial pilots. Students completing the degree can be …

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Music Alive Graphic for 03-12-20

MUsic Alive Series to present ‘Between Wien and Berlin’

The Marshall University School of Music will present “Between Wien and Berlin,” featuring faculty members Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith on violin and Dr. Henning Vauth on piano. The concert will be performed on three occasions as part of the MUsic Alive concert series: 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Woodlands Retirement Community, Noon Thursday, March 12, at First Presbyterian Church …

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Classified Staff Council Special Election – Call for Nominations

The Classified Staff Council will hold an election to fill vacancies for the following: Chair of Classified Staff Council One Vacancy in EEO 30 – Other Professionals Three Vacancies in EEO 50 – Clerical Those elected will finish the remainder of the current term, which will end on June 30th, 2021. Nomination forms were distributed Tuesday, March 10, and are …

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Marshall Artists Series receives West Virginia Governor's Arts Award for third time

Last week, the Marshall Artists Series was awarded the 2020 West Virginia Governor’s Arts Award for Leadership in the Arts - Organization. The award was presented by West Virginia Commission on the Arts member David Tyson, who is also the co-president of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. “At 83 years young, The Marshall Artists Series is proud to have been …

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Classified Staff Council Special Election – Call for Nominations

The Classified Staff Council will hold an election to fill vacancies for the following: Chair of Classified Staff Council One Vacancy in EEO 30 – Other Professionals Three Vacancies in EEO 50 – Clerical Those elected will finish the remainder of the current term, which will end on June 30, 2021. Nomination forms were distributed Tuesday, March 10, and are …

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JC Penney Suit Up Event

Career Education to host Suit-Up event at JCPenney

The Marshall University Office of Career Education will host the JCPenney’s Suit-Up event from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 15th at the Huntington Mall JCPenney. This is an exclusive event for Marshall University students, alumni, faculty and staff only. According to Jennifer Brown, assistant director for student engagement and marketing for the Office of Career Education, JCPenney is shutting …

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Marshall to present concert featuring Brass Band of the Tri-State

The Marshall University School of Music will present a concert by the Brass Band of the Tri-State at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Smith Recital Hall on the Huntington campus. The band was established 25 years ago and consists of community members and students. They perform a variety of music, ranging from classical and contemporary to popular, with the …

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Graphic for Open Textbook 03-19-20

Would you like to offer a free textbook to your students next year? 

Marshall faculty are invited to learn about reducing the cost of textbooks for their students during an Open Textbook Workshop and Paid Review Thursday, March 19, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in Drinko Library 349. The workshop is sponsored by Marshall Libraries and Online Learning and the Center for Teaching and Learning. Workshop presenters include Michael McGuffey, senior vice president …

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Free joint pain seminar available at Marshall Health

Marshall Orthopaedics is hosting a free joint pain seminar Thursday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Harless Auditorium on the ground floor of the Marshall University Medical Center, located at 1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntington. “Joint pain can prevent people from doing what they love – from walking in the park to spending time with grandchildren. Our …

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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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Residents Receiving Fellowships 2020

Surgery chief residents all match to specialty fellowships

All four chief residents from the general surgery residency program at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have successfully matched into subspecialty fellowship programs for the second time in program history. “The successful matches for our chief surgery residents reflect the quality of our surgery residency program,” said Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the …

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Marshall faculty member judges International Maestro Piano Festival and Competition in Taiwan

Dr. Henning Vauth, a professor of piano in Marshall University’s School of Music, traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 6-18 to be a member of the faculty and jury for the International Maestro Piano Festival and Competition. He also performed a piano solo portion in a shared recital with two others, Professor Andreas Frölich of the University of Cologne in Germany, …

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RCBI hosting SBIR/STTR Boot Camp April 21 in Huntington

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is hosting a boot camp presented by TechConnect to educate researchers and small business owners about the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The Tuesday, April 21, event provides an opportunity for participants to learn more about the SBIR and STTR programs, which are a source of …

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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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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 18, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020.

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