The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       May 6, 2020

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Graphic for CARES Act grant applications

Marshall accepting applications from students for CARES Act emergency grants

Marshall University has starting accepting online applications from students for emergency financial assistance grants provided through the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. The grants are intended for students who have economic hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including one or more of the following situations: Job loss or reduction of income (including reduced hours at work) …

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University to celebrate spring 2020 commencement Aug. 8

Marshall University has announced it has tentatively rescheduled its spring commencement ceremony for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in Huntington. University officials said the exact location will be announced early this summer, but the most likely venue is the Mountain Health Arena. If health guidelines and social distancing requirements prevent using the arena, an outdoor location may be used. Originally …

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Marshall introduces new online undergraduate business degree

The Brad D. Smith Undergraduate School of Business will launch its first fully online Bachelor of Arts degree in general business beginning Fall 2020. The program is specifically designed to serve those with work and/or family responsibilities and for transfer students who may not have the ability to attend the Huntington campus on a regular basis. The degree is AACSB …

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Marshall Health clinics reopen with safety measures in place

A number of Marshall Health’s clinics began increasing in-person patient visits starting Monday, May 4. The decision to reopen follows more than three consecutive days of cumulative COVID-19 positive test results in West Virginia below 3 percent and West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s Executive Order 30-20. Patients can expect a number of safety measures, consistent with those outlined by the …

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School of Medicine conducts virtual graduation ceremony

As a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and social distancing requirements, the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine celebrated its 39th annual graduation and investiture with a virtual ceremony Friday, May 1. The event is available for public viewing on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MUSOMWV), YouTube (www.youtube.com/HerdVideo) or Livestream (https://livestream.com/marshallu/events/9112771). “Despite a nontraditional format, it was incredibly rewarding …

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David Kalinoski and John Taylor with face shields

Marshall information technology specialists produce face shields using 3-D printers

Information technology staff at  the School of Pharmacy and Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine are lending their expertise to personal protection equipment (PPE) production. More than 100 face shields have been produced using 3-D printers, including one personally owned by staff and one at the School of Medicine usually dedicated to 3-D printing of anatomy for student training. The …

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School of Medicine Physician Assistant program now accepting applications

The Physician Assistant program at the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is now accepting applications for its inaugural class, which begins in January 2021. “Physician assistants are one of the fastest growing professions in the country,” said program director Ginger Boles, M.S., P.A.-C. “We are excited to start educating and training these individuals who will evaluate, diagnose and treat …

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Students establish Project Feed Huntington to address hunger during COVID-19

Marshall University students Kane Morrone and Cara Martin have worked with university student affairs staff members Dakota Maddox, Will Holland and Matt James to establish Project Feed Huntington, an outreach effort aimed at alleviating hunger and other COVID-19-related needs in the Huntington area. Project Feed Huntington is a Marshall University initiative created to help several community groups, including the Huntington …

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Marshall cancels camps through end of June

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has canceled the following camps, including sports camps, through the end of June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The university made the announcement Wednesday, April 29. Camps that have been canceled thus far include: Governor's Honors Academy, originally scheduled for June 14-July 13 iCanShine Bike Camp, originally scheduled for June 1-5 All June sports camps …

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Journalism Hall of Fame

Five to be inducted into the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame

The W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) Hall of Fame is welcoming five new members. Bill Bissett, Tony Crutchfield, Chris Fabry, Dan Hollis and Susan Nicholas have been selected. “We’re fortunate to have such a rich pool of candidates associated with the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications,” said Janet Dooley, SOJMC director …

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Emotional support information available through PEIA

Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, is opening its Emotional-Support Help Line. Professionally trained, mental health staff are there to support people who may be suffering from fear or stress created by COVID-19. Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line number is 866-342-6892 and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free of charge and open to all PEIA members.

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RCBI Map for Survey Area

RCBI seeks participants for workforce study

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University and Appalachian Power in coordination with the West Virginia Development Office is conducting a workforce analysis to determine employer needs and transferable skills of residents, particularly the unemployed and underemployed. The purpose is to prepare workers for jobs of the future and identify existing skills that might attract new business to …

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Marshall Orthopaedics to host virtual joint replacement information session

Tuesday, May 12, Marshall Orthopaedics will host a joint replacement information session via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Participants will learn about joint replacement options from experienced orthopaedic surgeons, Drs. Oli, Cheung, Bullock and Caughran. The 30-minute session will cover conservative management, surgery indicators, overview of robotic knee and hip surgeries, and revision surgeries, including infections and telemedicine visits. It …

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Marshall Journal of Medicine cover

Spring issue of Marshall Journal of Medicine available

Marshall Journal of Medicine, Volume 6 Issue 2, is available for your review. To read the new articles visit the Journal's website .      

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WV Autism Training Center

Autism Training Center joins in video project with Department of Education, Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia Autism Training Center’s Behavior Health/Mental Health Technical Assistance Center partnered recently with the West Virginia Department of Education and West Virginia Public Broadcasting to create a series of brief videos designed to support remote learning during the pandemic. Using strategies of Positive Behavior Support, the videos provide strategies for parents and educators that improve behavior and learning. …

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Early Childhood Online

STEAM Center conducting early childhood activities virtually

For several weeks, teachers and children at the Marshall University Early Education STEAM Center, have been working in a unique way to continue communication and engagement. The early childhood center is a program of the June Harless Center and the College of Education and Professional Development. Since March, the Cabell County collaborative Pre-K program housed in Corbly Hall on the …

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Graphic for Beta Gamma Sigma induction

Lewis College of Business Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter inducts one of largest classes in chapter history

The Lewis College of Business held its 2020 Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Annual Induction Ceremony virtually April 24 due to the pandemic and related closures. The BGS induction ceremony celebrates the achievements of the best and brightest students at the Brad D. Smith Schools of Business at Marshall University. Marshall University’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter is nationally recognized as a …

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Updated hours in force for COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing hours at the St. Mary's Center for Education, 2853 5th Avenue, drive-thru are now 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Marshall University Medical Center/Cabell Huntington Hospital, 1600 Medical Center Drive, drive-thru remains open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individuals should bring their insurance information and a valid ID. A physician order is …

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University officials provide update on possible reopening

The following message was sent to university employees Monday, May 4. This message is to provide an update to Marshall University employees regarding returning to work on campus. According to Governor Jim Justice’s “West Virginia Strong” comprehensive plan to reopen the state, state government offices are set to open in Weeks 3-6, which begins next Monday, May 11. The governor …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 13, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2020.

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