The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       June 24, 2020

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Jerome A. Gilbert

President Gilbert announces plan to target racism on campus

President Jerome A. Gilbert  announced Monday the beginning stages of a long-term plan to address racism, bias and discrimination on campus, including creation of the “Coalition for Anti-Racism,” a nascent group which will advise the president and other Marshall organizations. Gilbert convened the first meeting last Thursday with the goal of opening dialogue across constituencies. “The recent events across our …

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Additional faculty retirements announced

The Office of Academic Affairs has added Dr. Frederick Roth, professor of sociology, who plans to retire Aug. 14, and Jack Dickinson, librarian, who retired March 27, to the list of retirements. Click below for the complete list as of June 17, 2020.

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Microsoft Teams logo

Information Technology migrating from Skype to Microsoft Teams

On Monday, June 15, Information Technology began migrating from Microsoft Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. The migration is expected take up to two weeks and is expected to be completed before July 1.  A group of faculty and staff have been part of an Early Adopter group since September 2019. Additional staff began using Microsoft Teams for video conferencing through an …

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Microsoft Defender logo

Marshall to switch from Symantec Endpoint Protection to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Marshall IT is migrating university-owned computers associated with the Huntington, South Charleston and regional campuses and centers to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Defender ATP or MDATP). MU School of Medicine and MarshallHealth devices will continue to license Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP). For university-owned devices, an automated deployment (using KACE) will launch an uninstall process for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP). After …

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Jeremiah Matson

Environmental conditions found to affect stability of virus that causes COVID-19

A new study led by Marshall researcher M. Jeremiah Matson (left) found that environmental conditions affect the stability of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human nasal mucus and sputum. Matson, the lead author on a study published earlier this month as an early release in Emerging Infectious Diseases, the journal of the Centers for Disease Control …

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University makes plans for rescheduled spring commencement at Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Marshall University is planning its rescheduled spring commencement ceremony for May 2020 graduates at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. A total of 1,597 students graduated with degrees in May 2020 with 524 students graduating with honors. Although university officials do not anticipate all graduates will attend the ceremony, the outdoor stadium location should allow the …

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Marshall to offer new undergraduate degree in musical theatre

The College of Arts and Media is offering a new Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a major in musical theatre. Approved by the university in late spring, the program will be jointly directed by the School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance, with the course content balanced among music, theatre and dance.  Courses will be …

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Kurt Jaenicke

Kurt Jaenicke, M.D., FACOG, joins Marshall Health

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital welcome Kurt Jaenicke, M.D., FACOG, to their team of obstetricians and gynecologists. Jaenicke has been named an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. A seasoned gynecologist, he brings to Marshall Health almost 30 years of experience …

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RCBI 3D Printing and Maker Camps

RCBI’s 3D Printing and Maker Camps to be offered virtually this summer

Adapting to change and using critical thinking are concepts taught at camps hosted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University each year. This summer, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, RCBI is putting those concepts into practice as it continues to offer its popular series of annual 3D Printing and Maker Camps virtually. Students ranging in age from …

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Rec Center Summer Youth Camp Graphic

Rec Camp to begin July 6; registration now open

The Marshall Rec Camp is an active half-day camp held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is full of games, activities and swimming. Specific activities vary on a day-to-day basis. Our camp counselors have the energy to match the campers, and act as mentors and coaches to provide a safe environment for campers to grow. Summer Rec Camp is for …

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Opening Virtual Session National Youth Science Camp

National Youth Science Foundation holds virtual camp this year

Out of an abundance of caution in response to the COVID-19 national health emergency, the National Youth Science Foundation cancelled the in-residence portion of the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) this year. This was only the second time since 1963 that the annual program has not been held in West Virginia. One-hundred eight delegates representing the United States, Mexico, and …

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Anna Gibson

Marshall Family Medicine welcomes nurse practitioner Anna Gibson

Anna M. Gibson, A.P.R.N., C.F.N.P., has joined Marshall Health’s department of family medicine at the CHH Proctorville Family Medical Center at 7718 County Road 107 in Proctorville, Ohio. Gibson is an advanced practice registered nurse and board-certified family nurse practitioner with seventeen years of experience in patient assessment, education and treatment management.  She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in …

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Coronavirus Statistics for Summer as of 6/17/2020:

Number of People Tested:  122
Confirmed Cases:                  4
Recovered Cases:                  3
Currently Active Cases:         1

The most recent information is always available at www.marshall.edu/coronavirus.

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed July 1, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020.

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