The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       July 1, 2020

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Cover of Return-to-Campus Plan

Marshall unveils Return-To-Campus comprehensive guide

The Marshall University Board of Governors has approved a comprehensive guide that will steer the university into the fall academic term and beyond. The Return-to-Campus plan addresses all aspects of returning to on-site instruction during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, from academics and residence halls to students and employees, as well as testing protocols and health concerns. “The recommendations outlined in …

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Signage available for Return to Campus

The Office of University Communications has made available signage for use on the campuses and centers, covering a variety of situations, and including a template for other situations. Faculty and staff may download and print the signs at  https://www.marshall.edu/coronavirus/campus-covid-signage/.

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Board of Governors approves reduced 2020-21 budget

The Marshall University Board of Governors last Thursday approved the institution’s core operating budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. The $293 million budget is a decrease from last year because of anticipated revenue shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related uncertainty regarding fall enrollment and financial markets. A plan to reduce university expenditures by …

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School of Medicine welcomes incoming residents, fellows virtually

A virtual orientation program June 15-30 kicked off the next phase of training for 100 incoming resident physicians and fellows at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Set to officially begin training today, Marshall’s newest cohort of trainees are from 59 medical schools across 14 different counties. Thirty-two are medical alumni from two of West Virginia’s medical schools. Thirty-two …

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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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RCBI Sales Graphic

Free RCBI webinars to focus on effective sales strategies

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Engaged Prospect, a leader in sales consulting, will host free webinars July 16 and 23 to share ways entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses can develop and deploy effective sales strategies that get results. “You may offer a superior product or service, but you can’t effectively leverage such an advantage  if you don’t have …

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Scene from show 'Waitress'

'Waitress' rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

The date for the Broadway musical “Waitress,” currently scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, has been moved to Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at 8 p.m.  According to sources with WAITRESS, “The health and safety of the theater employees, our audiences, cast, crew and musicians is our top priority.” The performance on the rescheduled date will be designed to comply with all …

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2019 Standing Out in Our Field

School of Medicine cancels seventh annual Standing Out in Our Field fundraiser

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has announced that its largest annual scholarship fundraiser, Standing Out in Our Field, set for Sept. 19, will not be held in 2020. The event, now in its seventh year, typically draws a crowd of 500 attendees, including medical student and staff volunteers from the School of Medicine, Cabell Huntington Hospital and the …

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School of Pharmacy faculty receive research grants

School of Pharmacy assistant professor Blair (Velvet) Journigan, Ph.D., has received a research award from the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The two-year grant of more than $150,000 will fund Journigan’s research on neuropathic pain. “I hope to design new chemical tools for the cold-activated channel TRPM8, part of the somatosensory nervous system, to aid in clarifying the …

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Don Quixote book cover

Faculty Achievement: Dr. Slav Gratchev

Don Quixote was the first novel ever to gain a virtually immediate international reception; within a year of its publication in 1605 it was being read in multiple countries on two continents. Shortly after that, translations, plays, and works of fiction adapting, or re-accentuating, the character were published and staged throughout Europe. Cervantes’s novel has thus generated perhaps the most …

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Coronavirus Statistics for Summer as of 6/26/2020:

Number of People Tested:  149
Confirmed Cases:                  5
Recovered Cases:                  4
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 8, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2020.

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