The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       April 15, 2020

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Dan Hollis in class

Hollis named Hedrick Award winner; other faculty award winners announced

Dan Hollis, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University, has been selected as the university’s Dr. Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award winner for 2019-2020. Hollis will receive $5,000 through a grant from Charles B. and Mary Jo Locke Hedrick. The award is named in honor of Charles B. Hedrick’s father, Charles E. Hedrick, …

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Survival Guide Illustration with 2 kids and parent

School psychologists invite Marshall community to presentation on pandemic effects today

Please join us Wednesday, April 15, at 1 p.m. for a special presentation on implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on families. Keynote presenters Conrae Lucas-Adkins, Psy.D., and Sandra Stroebel, Ph.D., both with Marshall University’s Department of School Psychology, will discuss ways to engage with school-aged children academically, socially, and emotionally as we navigate through and adjust amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Archives and Special Collections gathering statements regarding COVID-19 from faculty, staff and students

Marshall University Archives and Special Collections is creating a collection of materials by West Virginians impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) around a central question: "How have you, your family, or community been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?" We especially want to hear from Marshall students, faculty, and staff to ensure their voices and experiences are added to the historical …

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iPED Logo

Spring 2020 iPED (Virtual) Regional Conference on Teaching and Learning set for May 6; theme is 'Student Success: The Educational Imperative'

What is success? Merriam-Webster defines success as "a favorable or desired outcome." For students, success is broader than checking boxes on a program of study.  Indeed, EAB’s Student Success Collaborative claims that student success goes beyond having a successful classroom experience. "For students, success consists not just of good grades and steady progress toward graduation, but a holistic sense …

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Organizers seek more sessions for Girl Scout Badge College in November

After the success of last year’s inaugural Girl Scout Badge College, MU 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, and …

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Badge for Most Affordable Online Doctorate 2020

Marshall’s Ed.D. in Leadership Studies named among most affordable online doctorates

Marshall’s Doctor of Education degree in Leadership Studies has been named among the 2020 most affordable online doctorates in education by the website OnlineU.org. Marshall’s ranking of #4 in the top 20 institutions place it among schools such as Texas Tech University, Kennesaw State University, the University of Arkansas and the University of Wyoming. “We are so pleased that our …

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Jamie Leonard

Geography faculty members create COVID-19 map of West Virginia

Two faculty members in Marshall University’s Department of Geography have created an interactive map showing details related to the COVID-19 pandemic in West Virginia. Larry Evans, adjunct professor of Geography, and Dr. James Leonard, professor and chair of the Department of Geography, launched the map last month and update it daily. Leonard and Evans use desktop mapping software, which then …

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Virtual SAM Conference Winners

Marshall SAM chapter brings home five awards from International Management Conference

The Marshall Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) chapter was recognized with five awards during the 2020 International Management Conference held virtually from March 19 to 21. The Marshall team placed third in the open division of the International Business Skills Championship, which analyzes students’ ability to operate as a multi-functional manager utilizing the skills and talent they have developed …

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President Gilbert on social media

President Gilbert’s social messages strike a chord with students

In times of change, it’s essential to be adaptable and open to versatility and that’s exactly what Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert is doing with his social media communications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gilbert, whose social media accounts are already robust, has amped up his online activity by communicating weekly with students via video and, most recently, even crooning a few lines …

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Zac Doss

Marshall student Zac Doss to perform in online voice competition

Zac Doss, a voice student in the Marshall University School of Music, will perform in an online voice competition sponsored by the American Pops Orchestra (APO), directed by Luke Frazier. Doss, who is a double major in voice and English, was selected to join 29 other semi-finalists in Washington, D.C., in March for the third annual “NextGen: The Voices of …

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Chad Fisher

Chad Fisher of Marshall Health achieves fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives

Chad Fisher, Esq., FACMPE, department administrator of Marshall Orthopaedics, has become a fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). ACMPE is the certification entity of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). Fellowship in ACMPE’s industry-leading program demonstrates mastery and expertise in the profession of medical practice management. To achieve fellowship, Fisher first earned the certified medical practice …

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Pharmacy Health Beliefs Graphic

Marshall pharmacists publish article about health communications during COVID-19

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy recently published a journal article by three Marshall Health clinical pharmacists. Ronald Carico Jr., Jordan Sheppard and C. Borden Thomas authored “Community pharmacists and communication in the time of COVID-19: Applying the health belief model.” “Health care providers should reinforce behaviors that limit the spread of the pandemic,” Carico said. “Community pharmacists are some …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 22, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2020.

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