The Newsletter for Marshall University                                     March 18, 2020

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Please note: Most events scheduled for March and April have been cancelled or postponed due to 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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Marshall to provide essential services; as many as possible to work from home

This afternoon, Governor Jim Justice announced he was asking state agencies to keep essential services going, while allowing as many people as possible to work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Human Resources Services is already working with supervisors to determine which employees will be considered essential for the circumstances. Supervisors have been instructed to provide Human Resources with their …

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Message from the Marshall Recreation Center

Nothing is more important to us than the health and welfare of all Recreation Center users. As such, we have closely coordinated with university leadership and followed recommendations and guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and county public health departments relative to COVID-19, commonly known as the corona virus. The Marshall Rec Center will …

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Human Resources provides guidance on COVID-19

Marshall's Office of Human Resources issued the following message on March 17: Dear Colleagues: The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all facets of our lives. The rapid spread of this virus has caused communities worldwide to reinvent how we interact socially and maintain the communities in which we live and work. Marshall officials are staying in close contact with local, …

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PEIA establishes policy for COVID-19

The Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) published the following policy on March 11: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2. The outbreak of COVID-19 originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. With thousands of confirmed cases being reported in a rapidly growing number of countries worldwide and the number of national cases growing, …

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Family Campaign graphic

Family Campaign continues; employees have raised over $40K

Marshall University’s Family Campaign, the faculty and staff component of Marshall Rises and the university’s most ambitious comprehensive campaign to date, is underway for 2020. Last year’s Family Campaign was one of the most successful with a 25% participation rate and faculty and staff raised more than $40,000 toward the university’s greatest needs. A perfect example of how faculty and …

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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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School of Art and Design cancels upcoming receptions, highlights tours

Out of concern for the health and safety of everyone, upcoming receptions and highlights tours in the School of Art and Design galleries have been cancelled until further notice.  The Birke Art Gallery remains open this week with the 34th Annual Juried Student Show on view.  This exhibition will be open March 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. - 3 …

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Robotics Olympics 2020

Resident physician at Marshall takes gold at robotic surgery competition

Yinan Wei, M.D., a fourth-year general surgery resident at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, recently won a robotic surgery competition at the Intuitive/DaVinci Surgical Procedures Skills Course in Atlanta, Georgia. The “Simulator Olympics” are part of a novel robotic surgical training experience to evaluate the skill level of surgical residents and their experience with robotic surgical …

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Please note: The workshops will be offered exclusively by a Zoom meeting; for more information contact Amanda Plumley by phone at 304-696-6271 or by e-mail at
plumleya@​marshall.​edu.

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Dipali Nemade with research poster

Student research showcased at 32nd Annual Marshall University Research Day

More than 279 students and post-doctoral trainees, residents and fellows participated in the 32nd Annual Marshall University Health Science Research Day on Friday, March 6, at the Marshall University Medical Center. Organized and sponsored by the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the Health Science Research Day also partners with the School of Pharmacy and the College of Health Professions …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 25, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020.

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