The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       May 27, 2020

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Marshall takes Green and White Day online

Prospective students who didn’t get the opportunity to visit the Huntington campus this spring for a Green and White Day open house event now have the chance to do so virtually at their convenience, at www.marshall.edu/tour. When COVID-19 forced colleges to temporarily suspend visits for high school students set to make their decision regarding which college to attend, Marshall University …

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Office of Purchasing issues year-end closeout reminder

As we are fast approaching the start of the new fiscal year, here are a few reminders to ensure your state-funded purchases remain compliant with Marshall University’s Purchasing Guidelines and to ensure subsequent payment will be made by the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office. All BOG48 and BOG48HR Agreement forms must be signed by the Vendor, the requestor, and the …

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Marshall gives info on personal protective equipment for return to workplace

As the university begins the return-to-workplace process, many departments have asked questions about acquiring the appropriate personal protective equipment for their faculty and staff members. The university is working to acquire masks to be given to employees as they return to work. Five disposable masks per employee will come in a return-to-workplace kit, which will also include hand sanitizer. Two …

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‘Human Trafficking Awareness and Response Training’ webinar to be offered

Marshall’s Center for Excellence for Recovery and the National Human Trafficking Training Technical Assistance Center will offer a webinar this week on human trafficking. Titled “Human Trafficking Awareness and Response Training,” the training will examine the scope of human trafficking from a public health lens. Marissa Castellanos, program director of the Bakhita Empowerment Initiative, will outline the connections of human …

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School of Pharmacy plans drive-thru food collection for community

The School of Pharmacy and the Fairfield Community Development Corporation are hosting a drive-thru food collection Friday, May 29, for the Facing Hunger FoodBank. Between noon and 5 p.m., donors may enter the Charleston Avenue side of the Stephen J. Kopp Hall back parking lot and exit via 11th Avenue. Non-perishable food items and cash will be accepted. "We are …

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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 the Zoom link exclusively provided to Marshall faculty, staff and students.

What is a Virtual Prosperity Pop Up?

Intuit hosts Prosperity Pop Ups at their Silicon Valley campus, where their small business customers come to campus to share their stories and sell their products to Intuit employees. When COVID-19 hit, Linden and her team innovated the Virtual Prosperity Pop Up. The virtual platform allows small businesses to not only share their stories of innovation locally, but across all of Intuit’s campuses around the world. In partnering with the iCenter, Intuit will now be able to share stories of local entrepreneurs in the Marshall community.

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School of Medicine moves student pipeline programs online

With continued social distancing measures in place, the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host its summer pipeline programs for high school and college students online this year. In lieu of traditional on-campus residential experiences, the School of Medicine will use online platforms to engage participants in experiential learning that helps them prepare for application to medical school. “Although …

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NanoScope vs. Arthroscope

School of Medicine researchers explore new surgery technology resulting in fewer incisions

Through the use of a newly developed needle arthroscope, incisionless and single-incision surgical procedures are possible for repairing certain types of knee and shoulder injuries, suggests a series of Marshall University studies published in Arthroscopy Techniques, a companion to Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. Arthroscopy is a procedure used to diagnose and treat joint problems through the …

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Catherine Bailey, Andrew Nelson

Staff Achievement - Dr. Catherine Bailey and Dr. Andrew Nelson

Dr. Catherine Bailey (left) and Dr. Andrew Nelson of the West Virginia Autism Training Center recently partnered with Kidsens Connect and the Ananya School in Hyderabad, India, to present the international webinar, “Managing Difficult Behaviours at Home.” Nearly 180 parents, teachers, and mental health professionals joined the online session.

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University issues Return to Workplace Guide

The updated Return-to-Workplace Guide is now available to all employees as a downloadable PDF. The guide also is posted on the university’s website at www.marshall.edu/coronavirus. We encourage you to review the guide carefully, as it contains specific instructions regarding face masks, physical distancing, disinfecting procedures, etc. If you have questions or comments about plans for returning to work on site, please contact ReturnToWork@marshall.edu.    

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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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Public relations academic program earns eight Public Relations Society of America professional awards

Marshall University’s public relations academic program earned eight awards—including top honors for campaigns—at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)-River Cities chapter’s Tribus Awards ceremony held May 19 via Zoom. The student groups from two sections of JMC 439/539—Public Relations Campaign Management—at Marshall during the spring 2018 semester earned the professional honors thanks to their strategic communications work for three …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed June 3, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2020.

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