The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       April 22, 2020

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John Marshall Statue

Marshall University Board of Governors to meet virtually Thursday

The Marshall University Board of Governors will meet in regular session Thursday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. or immediately following conclusion of the Academic and Student Affairs, and Finance, Audit and Facilities committee meetings, which are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. The Athletics Committee meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 22. Included on the board's agenda for …

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Emergency financial assistance grants to be made available to students affected by COVID-19

Marshall University is expecting to receive federal stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Education to provide emergency financial assistance for students who have economic hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the university has not yet received the stimulus funds, application process details are being finalized so the program can be rolled out quickly once the funds arrive. Maurice …

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Memorial Fountain

Virtual Fountain Ceremony to take place Saturday

A video of a virtual fountain ceremony will be made available at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, since the actual in-person event had to be canceled. It can be viewed that day on the Athletics Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MarshallAthletics/.

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Rental Textbook Returns Graphic

Bookstore provides students with instructions for returning rental textbooks

Rental textbooks are due to the Marshall University Bookstore by the original due date. Students may return textbook rentals in person during the bookstore’s updated hours of Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students may also return textbooks by obtaining a free FedEx return label. Students will receive e-mails 14 days before the rental due date to …

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Flyer for Allies training 04-3020

Training offered for Autism Allies

The Allies Supporting Autism Spectrum Diversity initiative wants to enable Marshall University to broaden student support through an enhanced understanding of autism, the strategies known to be helpful and the creation of welcoming spaces to foster development. Trained allies will promote understanding and acceptance of individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in their professional and personal lives in order to …

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TedX Participants 03-14-20

TEDxMarshallU videos from March 14 event available online

The talks from the TEDxMarshallU BRIDGES event, held virtually March 14, have been posted online for the public to view. "Our student team led by Hannah Petracca did a phenomenal job, especially with the pivot to a live-streamed event in just 2 days, and I’m so proud of all of their hard work," said Dr. Brian Kinghorn, assistant professor of …

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Seven industry leaders join RCBI workforce advisory board

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has named seven additional industry leaders from across the state and region to its Workforce Development Advisory Board. Board members help shape the industry-focused curriculum for RCBI’s nationally recognized Machinist Technology/CNC and Welding Technology programs, ensuring the career skills programs educate and prepare graduates to meet the specialized needs of manufacturers of all types …

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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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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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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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Bio Authentication Presentation March 2020

Information Technology staff present at Transact 360 annual conference

Marshall Information Technology  staff members Bob Dorado, campus ID manager, and Jacob Vaughan, intern and digital forensics and information assurance student, attended and presented at the Transact 360 annual conference in New Orleans March 9 to 11. Both Dorado and Vaughan have been instrumental in the testing of various biometric options for transactions at Marshall.  Part of this success is …

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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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Marco at Business Incubator

Brad D. Smith Business Incubator tenants receive award

Two clients of the Brad D. Smith Business Incubator are winners of the Small Businessperson(s) of the year, as named by the U.S. Small Business Administration for 2020. Kim Eastman and Brenda Sheldon, owners of Hospitality Cleaning Solutions LLC, were selected for the award for West Virginia. They started the firm in 2011 and have worked with local hotels to …

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Patrick Bonasso, Harry Camper

First School of Medicine graduate establishes scholarship in memory of classmate, friend

Patrick C. Bonasso, M.D. (left), and Harry “Bucky” G. Camper III, M.D., were instant friends the moment they met at the School of Medicine in January 1978. They and 22 other students became the first class of the then-fledgling medical school. “Bucky was a fun-loving, family-oriented guy who enjoyed the outdoors,” Bonasso said. “He had a house at Claytor Lake in …

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Chris Schletter conductig

New director of athletic bands named

Chris Schletter will step into the role of director of athletic bands and assistant professor of music at Marshall beginning this fall. He takes over after Dr. Adam Dalton moved to the role of director of bands at Marshall in 2019. “I am so excited to welcome Chris into the Marshall band family,” Dalton said. “I know his knowledge and …

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Empty Bowls 2020

The Pottery Place teams up with Marshall to provide online alternative to Empty Bowls

The Marshall University School of Art and Design is partnering with The Pottery Place to sell bowls online as an alternative to the Empty Bowls fundraising event, which was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica Stone, owner of The Pottery Place in Huntington and Charleston, has listed over 500 bowls and T-shirts on The Pottery Place website …

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SCORES program honors pre-submission award winners, high school division winners

Although Marshall’s annual SCORES academic festival program for high school students, originally planned for April 3, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, event organizers were able to make some awards for pre-submission contests and high school division winners. Dr. Sabrina Simpson, director of the SCORES program, said that the entries for the pre-submission contests were due in March, prior …

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Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Winners 2020

Phi Kappa Phi students receive graduate fellowships

Four members of the Marshall University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi are receiving financial help toward their graduate education. Kennedy Snavely, a biological sciences student; Faith Hensley, a mathematics student; Tatiana Schrader, an environmental science and health sciences student; and Allison Smarr, an English and marketing student, will each receive $500 fellowships to help them continue their education into graduate …

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Speak Out Loud session

Speech and Hearing Center awarded grant from Parkinson Voice Project

The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC) has been awarded its third grant from the Parkinson Voice Project in recognition of their ongoing SPEAK OUT! ® & LOUD Crowd ® therapy programs.  The Speech and Hearing Center was the first clinic in West Virginia to offer the SPEAK OUT! ® & LOUD Crowd ® programs after receiving its first grant in 2018.  Since that time, the program …

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Marco at Huntington's Kitchen

Nutrition Education Program provides free virtual resources for families during COVID-19

Marshall's Nutrition Education Program has launched a weekly video campaign on Facebook aimed at providing free, healthy resources for families with children affected by the pandemic. Alicia Fox, director of the Nutrition Education Program, said during these unconventional times parents and guardians may find it difficult to educate and entertain their children at the same time. Fox said they wanted …

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Faculty members receive grants from NASA West Virginia Space Consortium for drone research projects

Marshall faculty members Dr. Cong Pu and Dr. Haroon Malik, who both teach computer science in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, have been awarded EPSCoR Seed Grants from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, who teaches electrical engineering, was awarded the Research Initiation Grant. Pu, an assistant professor in Marshall’s Department of Computer Sciences …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed April 29, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2020.

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