The Newsletter for Marshall University                                     Sept. 23, 2020

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President issues statement on faculty member's remarks

Marshall University President Dr. Jerome A. Gilbert issued the following statement Monday: Marshall University will not tolerate its employees using the classroom or other platforms to express hate toward individuals or wish harm on them because of their political beliefs or other opinions.  I personally abhor the actions of individuals who spew hate, intolerance, and incivility.  As a university, we …

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Quoits Tournament 2020

Constitution celebration concludes this week

The President’s Media Quoits Challenge Tournament, scheduled from 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, on Buskirk Field, will wrap up this year's Constitution Celebration. Join local media and “celebrities” for the annual media quoits tournament in a socially distanced game of 18th century fun. Sponsors for the Marshall University Constitution Celebration are the Drinko Academy, the Simon Perry Center …

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Neurodiversity Day Zoom meeting to take place Sept. 25

UniCare, an Anthem Company, along with the West Virginia Autism Training Center, invites you to join the 3rd annual Neurodiversity Day events on Friday, Sept. 25 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. EST. This event is free to join and will be hosted over Zoom. 

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Gift basket for online auction

Online auction to support Marshall School of Medicine student scholarships

After canceling its largest scholarship fundraising event of the year due to COVID-19, the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is hosting an online auction to generate continued scholarship support for medical students. The online auction went live Saturday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m. at www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/StandingOutInOurFieldOnlineAuction-14343. The auction ends at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. “Standing Out in Our …

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Ashley Litchfield

Marshall Health, Cabell Huntington Hospital add pediatric emergency care specialist

Marshall Health, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM) and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital are expanding pediatric emergency services with the addition of Ashley Litchfield, M.D., a pediatric emergency medicine specialist.

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Richard Begley

Dr. Richard Begley, professor of engineering, and several of his students are working with FEMA to support a flood mitigation project in Rainelle, West Virginia. The project is a long-term study and examination of the infrastructure modifications needed to convey water safely from a drainage basin to the Meadow River. A FEMA grant to fund the project was awarded through …

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Application period underway for Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia award; deadline is Dec. 31

The purpose of this fellowship award, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia (CSEGA), is to promote scholarship on gender, race, and/or ethnicity in Appalachia.  The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time Marshall University faculty member.  The Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellow, who is selected by the CSEGA Advisory Board and announced …

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WMUL-FM honored in dotCOMM Awards 2019-2020 Competition

Students from WMUL-FM, received several awards in the dotCOMM Awards 2019-2020 Competition. The winners were named in a letter this month from Dallas, Texas. The awards “signify that our broadcasting students continue to excel in providing quality programming both over the air and online for the listeners of the campus radio station,” said Dr. Chuck G. Bailey, professor of radio-television …

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Coronavirus Statistics for Reporting Period 9/13-9/19/2020:

New Confirmed Student Cases:  23
New Confirmed Employee* Cases: 3
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine/Isolation: 113
Students in On-Campus Quarantine/Isolation: 30
Employees* in Off-Campus Quarantine/Isolation: 11

* Includes auxiliary employees (Sodexo, Aetna, Rec Center, etc.)

All testing is being done in partnership with Marshall Health, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Pleasant Valley Hospital, QLabs Inc. and MedExpress Urgent Care.

QUARANTINE refers to the separation of an individual who is known to have been exposed to COVID-19 from others who are not known to be exposed.

ISOLATION refers to the separation of an individual who is positive for COVID-19 from others who are not sick.

The most recent information, including daily sentinel surveillance results, is always available at www.marshall.edu/coronavirus.

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 30, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.

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