The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       April 8, 2020

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Digital Humanities program offers digital conference

The Marshall Digital Humanities program is hosting a digital conference through Marshall Digital Scholar for any individuals who had conferences cancelled due to COVID-19. Here is the conference link and the call for papers: https://mds.marshall.edu/digital_humantities/. The Marshall Digital Humanities Virtual Conference is an opportunity to share research and connect with other scholars during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to COVID-19, spring …

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Microsoft Teams Training Resources Available

If you missed the Microsoft Teams training sessions March 24-31 or would like a refresher on some of the topics covered, join the Marshall U Teams Training team. Use the link to begin downloading Microsoft Teams and automatically join the training team. Once you’ve joined the training team, you can use the tabs to access recordings of the three-part training series …

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Matthew Bullock and Ardalan Sayan

Orthopaedic resident named March Resident of the Month

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has named fifth-year orthopaedic surgery resident Ardalan Sayan, M.D., as Resident of the Month for March. “Too often, the efforts of our residents go overlooked,” said Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school. “We started the Resident of the Month Award to recognize outstanding residents like Dr. …

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LinkedIn Learning provides over 5,000 free courses

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology and creative skills through expert-led course videos. With more than 5,000 courses and personalized recommendations, you can discover, complete and track courses related to your field and interests. You can also choose to add these courses and related skills to your LinkedIn profile once you’ve …

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Rachel Galloway

Galloway named department administrator for Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology

Marshall Health has named Rachel E. Sargent Galloway department administrator for Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to joining Marshall Health, she most recently served as the senior provider relations representative for WellCare Health Plans. She comes to Marshall Health with more than 10 years of health care administrative experience in the hospital and long-term care industries. Galloway oversees the day-to-day …

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Ali Fletcher making mask

Theatre students put costuming skills to work making masks

Students and friends of the School of Theatre have been making masks and distributing them to local communities in Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Mason and Kanawha counties. More than 650 masks have been distributed to date, under the leadership of Olivia Trees, MU Theatre costumer, who selected materials from stock. Participants in the project include Ali Fletcher, Wanda Martin, Janie Mason, …

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Marianna Linz

Linz spearheads community action resulting in Huntington Community COVID Care Plan

Dr. Marianna Linz, professor and chair of the psychology department, has served as a driving force to bring community groups together in what is being called the Huntington Community COVID Care Plan. The organization was created to help the vulnerable populations in Huntington who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Linz, lead organizer of the group. …

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Chris Shaffer with 3D-printed face mask

RCBI ramps up production of protective equipment

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University is working around the clock to produce personal protective equipment as part of the fight to reduce the spread of the corona virus. Technicians in Charleston and Huntington are manufacturing N95 masks and face shields using RCBI’s stable of 3D printers and laser cutting technology, including one of the largest 3D …

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Darian Gygi with ANDE Rapid DNA Instrument

Forensic Science Center enters new partnership

The Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) has entered into a collaborative partnership with the ANDE Corporation, which is placing a Rapid DNA instrument at the MUFSC for DNA analysts to evaluate for future validation and testing. “This instrument can develop up to five DNA IDs in less than two hours,” said Misty Marra, forensic DNA analyst and laboratory coordinator …

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Students now able to select Credit/No Credit grading option for spring semester

Due to the emerging hardships associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary transition to online course delivery, Marshall is making changes to its grading system for the spring semester. For this semester only, undergraduate students will be able to select to receive Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) grades as an alternative to the traditional A-F grading system. Students must opt …

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Maria 'Ellie' White

Marshall student wins Goldwater Scholarship

Marshall University student Maria “Ellie” White has been named one of 396 college students to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship, a partnership between the Department of Defense National Defense Education Program and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, is one of the highest honors undergraduates in STEM fields can receive. The award offers a $7,500 …

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Pharmacy Hand Sanitizer Project

School of Pharmacy updates hand sanitizer project

Marshall's School of Pharmacy made and donated more than 12 gallons of hand sanitizer last month to several local charities including Harmony House, Huntington City Mission, the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center, River Park Hospital and the Huntington police and fire departments. Almost a dozen faculty, staff and students helped gather materials, compound and bottle the substance and label …

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Provost Jaime R. Taylor

Message from the Provost

Provost Jaime R. Taylor sent the following message March 31: Dear Marshall students, faculty and staff, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to make some changes to the plans for Intersession and Session I of summer school, which begin May 11 and May 18 respectively. The only courses we will be offering during those first two sessions of summer …

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Withdrawal date extended to April 24

The last day to withdraw from a Spring 2020 full-semester, individual course or a second-eight-weeks course has been extended to April 24. Since classes are being delivered in a non-face-to-face manner, an instructor’s signature will not be required to drop an individual full-term or second-eight-weeks course.

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 15, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2020.

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