The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       June 3, 2020

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Dr. Jerome Gilbert

President Gilbert issues statement on protests, violence following George Floyd’s death

Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert issued the following statement regarding recent events across the country on Monday: “Like others, I have been personally disturbed by the death of Mr. George Floyd and other acts of violence and racism. As an individual and as the president of Marshall University, I stand in support of people of color and abhor any …

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President Gilbert gives update on COVID-19-related items

President Gilbert sent the following message on Friday, May 29: Dear Marshall University faculty and staff, I am writing this afternoon to update you about several items related to the COVID-19 pandemic and our university. Budget Situation We project we will finish the current fiscal year on June 30 with an operating budget shortfall of $2-3 million, which we will …

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Beverly Boggs

Boggs named director of financial aid at Marshall

Dr. Beverly Boggs, a seasoned administrator with over 30 years of higher education experience, has been named director of financial aid/ associate dean of enrollment services for Marshall University. Prior to her position at Marshall, Boggs served as the associate provost for Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. She has three decades of experience supervising higher education offices, including student …

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Daniel O'Malley

Story penned by Marshall faculty member is longlist finalist for 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

A story written by Daniel O’Malley, an assistant professor of creative writing in the Department of English, has qualified for the longlist of finalists for the 2020 Sunday Times (London) Audible Short Story Award, which is among the world’s most prestigious prizes for stories written in the English language. Stories of 6,000 words or fewer that have been published in …

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Ahmed Sherif

Marshall Internal Medicine welcomes experienced gastroenterologist

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital welcome Ahmed M. Sherif, M.D., AGAF, FASGE, to their team of gastroenterologists. Sherif has been named an associate professor in the department of internal medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He comes to Marshall Health with almost 20 years of experience in the field …

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Marshall study finds Na/K-ATPase protein is required for stem cell differentiation, organogenesis in animals

New findings published by Marshall scientists last week indicate the importance of a protein known as Na/K-ATPase in stem cell differentiation and a process known as organogenesis, which has to do with embryonic organ development. The research, published yesterday in Science Advances, indicates that a sequence in the Na/K-ATPase, also known as the sodium pump, that is not involved in …

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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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Sports physicals available at Marshall Health

Marshall Family Medicine, Marshall Pediatrics and Marshall Orthopaedics are now offering sports physicals for the upcoming school year for $25. No appointment is necessary at Marshall Family Medicine locations and the walk-in clinics at Marshall Sports Medicine Institute and Marshall Orthopaedics in Teays Valley. Appointments are required at Marshall Pediatrics locations. Please bring all documentation to the appointment, including any forms …

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WonderCom Psychology Presentation 2020

Psychology faculty members, alumna present at online 'WonderCon'

Dr. Keith Beard and Dr. April Fugett of the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Britani Black, an alumna of Marshall’s Psy.D. program, participated in an online panel discussion this spring in place of speaking at WonderCon, which was cancelled because of COVID-19. Their presentation — titled “How does love influence our favorite Disney and other characters?” — was posted on …

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Staff Achievement: Dena Laton and Sarah Mollette

Dena Callicoat Laton, student success coordinator for distance education and copyright education specialist in University Libraries, and Sarah Mollette, online learning librarian, wrote an article titled “Expanding Online Student Success Strategies for the COVID Era.” It is featured in the May 28 issue of the Library Journal’s “Academic Newswire” newsletter and can be found online here: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=expanding-online-student-success-strategies-for-the-covid-era-peer-to-peer-review&utm_source=Marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=may28AcademicNewswire.

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School of Medicine senior award graphic

School of Medicine announces 2020 senior honorees

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is pleased to announce this year’s award recipients from its graduating class. Student award recipients were selected by faculty, staff and their peers for academic achievement and community service as well as other criteria. Due to social distancing requirements, the School of Medicine was unable to honor the contributions and achievements of …

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To schedule an appointment, call Marshall OB/GYN in Teays Valley at 304-691-1800.

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Products can be purchased at Marshall Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery located at 5185 US Route 60, Suite 26 in Huntington. To place an order for delivery, call 304-691-8910. 

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed June 10, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2020.

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