The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       June 10, 2020

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Back to work supplies being distributed

Marshall continues with rolling reopen of campuses and centers

Marshall began the second phase of its return-to-workplace plan Monday, welcoming up to 50% of its employees back to campuses and centers across southern West Virginia. The university’s return plan, developed to address protocols after the global pandemic,  kicked off  May 26 and has four phases. The last phase will begin July 6 when up to 100% of the …

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President Gilbert provides COVID-19 update

President Gilbert sent the following message to faculty, staff and students earlier today: Dear Marshall community, I am providing this message as an update on our COVID-19 efforts. We have now entered Phase II-A of our return-to-workplace plan, which means that within the next couple of weeks, 50% of our workforce is expected to be back in their offices. On …

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President Jerome A. Gilbert

University plans temporary pay reductions for some employees to help meet budget challenges; no layoffs or terminations proposed

In an e-mail message last week, President Gilbert told employees he is preparing to submit a budget reduction proposal to the university’s Board of Governors, including temporary salary cuts for some employees. Gilbert said the cost-cutting measures are necessary to balance the institution’s fiscal year 2021 budget in the face of projected enrollment declines for the fall semester due to …

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Academic Affairs announces faculty retirements

The Office of Academic Affairs is honoring the following faculty members who have announced plans to retire this year: Dr. Cheryl Brown, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts, 22 years of service; Dr . Dallas Brozik, Professor of Finance, 33 years of service; Dr. John Drost, Professor of Mathematics, 34 years of service; Dr. Susan …

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Digital Humanities conference deadline nears

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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Wesam Frandah

Gastroenterologist joins Marshall Health

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital welcome Wesam M. Frandah, M.D., to their team of gastroenterologists, whose focus is on the digestive system and its disorders. Frandah brings to Marshall Health intensive research outcomes related to current gastroenterological deficiencies and diseases as well as extensive training in diverse endoscopic procedures. He has been …

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John Anderson, Brook Jackson, David Pittenger

Huntington High School senior awarded Rotary Scholarship

Brooke Taylor Jackson, a graduating senior at Huntington High School, has been awarded the Huntington Rotary Club Scholarship. The President Stephen J. Kopp Memorial Huntington Rotary Club Scholarship provides $1,250 per year and is renewable for up to four years, for a total of $5,000, by maintaining satisfactory progress in his or her program of study at Marshall University. During …

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Ravi Kapadia

Ravi N. Kapadia, M.D., joins Marshall Surgery

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Mountain Health Network welcome Ravi N. Kapadia, M.D., to their team of surgeons. Kapadia has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. His clinical interests include minimally invasive foregut surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction and all general surgery procedures for …

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RCBI student at mill

RCBI deploys systematic changes to protect students

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has implemented a series of procedures and protocols designed to safely deliver classroom and hands-on training to students in its nationally recognized Machinist Technology/CNC (computer numerical control) and Welding Technology programs. “Protecting our students, clients and staff is paramount,” said Charlotte Weber, RCBI director and CEO. “Based on recommendations and guidance …

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KY-WV LSAMP research symposium, 2018

LSAMP students to receive support through $1 million NSF awards

Marshall students who participate in the Kentucky-West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KY-WV LSAMP) will benefit from the $1 million award from the National Science Foundation announced Monday by the University of Kentucky (UK). According to UK’s release, the grant will fund a Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) initiative for KY-WV LSAMP, a consortium of 10 colleges and …

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Sarah Thomas

Marshall Health welcomes new patient medical home manager

Marshall Health has named Sarah Thomas, R.N., as its new patient medical home manager. In that role, she will work with physicians, staff and other health care providers to ensure the quality and efficiency of care for patients with chronic conditions. “Patients with chronic and often multiple conditions have better outcomes when their health care is coordinated,” said Larry Dial, …

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Tamara Wellman

Marshall Health, Cabell Huntington open center in Ashland

Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH), in association with Marshall Health, has opened a new family medical center located at 6572 Midland Trail in Ashland, Kentucky, in the former Lewis Family Care building near Cannonsburg. Tamara Wellman, D.N.P. (left), a nurse practitioner with Marshall Family Medicine, provides care services at the center. She received her doctoral and master’s degrees in nursing with …

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Shawna Lockard, Allison Smith

Two Upward Bound graduates to join Yeager Scholars this fall

Two of the graduating high school seniors in Marshall’s Upward Bound Program have joined the incoming Stadelman Class of Yeager Scholars. Shawna Lockard (left), graduating from Tolsia High School, and Allison Smith, from Wayne High School, have been part of the Upward Bound program since their freshman year. "We could not be more proud of their hard work and academic …

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iCenter and Intuit partner present Virtual Prosperity Pop Up to Marshall and Intuit communities

Marshall University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (iCenter) and Intuit, makers of QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint, partnered to present a Virtual Prosperity Pop Up, featuring local small business Heritage Farms May 29. The virtual Prosperity Pop Up was a special opportunity exclusively provided to the Marshall University and Intuit communities and was co-hosted by Marshall alumnus and Intuit Executive …

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Composite picture of Cyber Defense Team

Collegiate Cyber Defense Team wins national championship

Marshall University’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Team recently won the national championship in the spring season of the National Cyber League (NCL). The team placed first out of 925 teams competing. Team members included Marshall students Peyton Stevens, Philip Taylor, Neale Tindall and Andrew (A.J.) Clark IV. The team also included players Samuel Hayden (Capitol Technology University) and Andrew Cayen (Madison …

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COVID-19 Stats Example

Marshall adds status updates to coronavirus web page

Notifications to employees and students last week showed that the testing protocols set up to detect and isolate COVID-19 cases among returning student-athletes identified several who reported to campus unknowingly with the virus. As testing is ramped over the coming weeks and months, the university will undoubtedly continue to identify students and employees who have the virus, either with or …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed June 17, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2020.

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