The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       May 20, 2020

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Travel Office issues update

Dear Marshall Faculty and Staff, In an e-mail on April 27, President Gilbert advised the campus community of the budget challenges we are facing for the fiscal year that begins July 1. One of the actions he announced was a hold on all State-funded travel for up to one year. I want to share some information about what this means …

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Prosperity Pop Up Graphic on 05-29-20

Intuit, Marshall iCenter to hold Virtual Prosperity Pop Up next week

Please join Intuit and Marshall University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (iCenter) at 1 p.m. EST Friday, May 29 via Zoom for our first co-hosted Virtual Prosperity Pop Up hosted by Marshall alums and Intuit team members Brad D. Smith and Mya Linden, and Marshall student Kelly Leonard. Keep a lookout in your inbox the day before the event for …

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Joan St. Germain

In Memoriam: Joan St. Germain

Joan  St. Germain, professor of theatre (costuming),  died Monday, May 18.   An announcement of funeral arrangements has not yet been made. A native of Rhode Island, she came to Marshall University in 1998 having received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Marquette University and her M.F.A. in Costuming from The Ohio University at Columbus. During her tenure at Marshall …

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Developing a Lean Strategy to Achieve Goals in a Disruptive Environment: The Power of Hoshin Kanri

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the Lean Enterprise Institute will present a free webinar Shifting, Aligning and Executing a Strategy in a Disruptive Environment on May 28, from 2-3 p.m. EDT. The webinar is an introduction to Hoshin Kanri, a core lean process that aligns – both vertically and horizontally – an organization’s functions, processes, activities and people. …

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Huntington Scottish Rite Board, 2018

Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation donates over $40K for families served by MU Speech and Hearing Center

Since 2002, the Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation has held fundraisers each year aimed at raising over $40,000 for the families served by the Marshall Speech and Hearing Center. Even though the organization’s fundraisers have been canceled in response to COVID-19, the Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation Board met Tuesday, May 12, and voted to provide funding in the amount of $41,900 …

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Applied Engineering Complex

Marshall to offer online master’s degree programs in computer science, cybersecurity, information systems

The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Marshall University will add three online master’s degree programs in the fall of 2020: • Master of Science in Computer Science • Master of Science in Cybersecurity, and • Master of Science in Information Systems. The Master of Science in Computer Science program provides graduate students with the computer programming knowledge, state-of-the-art …

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Virtual Empty Bowls event raises $9,705 for Facing Hunger Foodbank

Marshall’s and The Pottery Place’s month-long virtual Empty Bowls sale raised $9,705 for the Facing Hunger Foodbank. The Marshall University School of Art and Design teamed up 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 …

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Michael Norton

Company co-founded by Marshall chemistry professor to be featured in new TV series

The ABC premiere of “The Genetic Detective,” which features a company co-founded by Marshall University Chemistry Professor Dr. Michael Norton, has been delayed a week until 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. The series, “The Genetic Detective,” features CeCe Moore, Chief Genetic Genealogist at Parabon NanoLabs in Virginia. Parabon uses DNA technology to solve cold cases, among many other uses, and …

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School of Medicine awards rural research grants

The Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine recently awarded two new rural research grants to four resident physicians. A $25,000 grant was awarded to pediatric residents Joshua Hall, M.D., and Krista Putty, M.D., for the “Utilization of tele-education to improve emergency treatment of students with asthma and food allergies …

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Ryan Carroll and Anthony Thorpe

Thorpe and Carroll named May Residents of the Month

Anthony Thorpe, D.O. (right), and Ryan Carroll, M.D., have been named May Residents of the Month (ROM), announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. This is the first time during the ROM program’s five-and-a half-year history that two internal medicine department chief residents have been selected. “Leaders are defined …

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Michael Stroeher

Faculty Achievement: Dr. Michael Stroeher

Marshall University Trombone Professor Dr. Michael Stroeher had the unique experience of having one of his musical arrangements performed in a virtual concert by trombone choirs of two music conservatories in the Netherlands, the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Rotterdam Conservatory at Codart University for the Arts. They performed Stroeher's arrangement of Anton Bruckner’s “Os Justi” as part …

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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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Pharmacy Honor Society Induction 05-13-20

School of Pharmacy initiates new honor society members

Ten Marshall University School of Pharmacy students and one faculty member joined the Rho Chi Society last week during a private, virtual induction ceremony. The following students, who represent the top 20% of the Class of 2022, will receive their pins and certificates by mail later this month: Bobbie Bailey, Noah Dial, Nosakhere Griggs, Shanna Hunter, Justin Mays, Binh Phan, …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 27, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by noon Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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