The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    Oct. 28, 2020

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Jerome Gilbert, July 2020

Marshall to continue combination of face-to-face, virtual and online classes for spring semester

Marshall officials announced yesterday that due to public health concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university will continue to offer a combination of face-to-face, virtual and online classes for the spring semester. Marshall President Jerome A. Gilbert informed the Marshall community of the decision in an e-mail message earlier yesterday afternoon. In the e-mail, Gilbert called the fall semester …

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Joe Evans, Shannon Browning

Marshall Health announces new chief medical officer, chief medical information officer

Marshall Health, the faculty practice plan of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announces the transition of several faculty members into key leadership roles within the organization. Effective Nov. 1, Joseph E. Evans, M.D., FAAP (left), will begin his tenure as chief medical officer of Marshall Health and vice dean of clinical affairs for the School of Medicine. This …

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Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference to expand in 2020, adding student conference

The Alliance for the Economic Development for Southern West Virginia, the West Virginia Community Development Hub and Coalfield Development Corporation have organized five days of virtual programming, this year over two conferences – Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference (Monday, Nov. 16, to Thursday, Nov. 19) and the first statewide #WVSolutions Seekers Student Leadership Conference (Nov. 20). More than 80 national …

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57th annual International Festival to go virtual Nov. 7

It’s once again time for the annual Marshall University International Festival. Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, the 57th annual event will be virtual this year. Marshall’s Office of International Student Services will host the virtual festival Saturday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. Guests are invited to visit tinyurl.com/muinternationalfestival between 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 to …

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Marshall offering new undergraduate major in specialty agriculture

The College of Science is now enrolling students in a new undergraduate major in specialty agriculture, which prepares them for the field of sustainable, high-yield agriculture suitable for mountainous regions and small land areas. The major focuses on the agricultural aspects of greenhouse production, hydroponics, precision farming, urban agriculture, community gardens and specialty crop production. It also explores new and emerging technological advances for improving …

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For more information, visit www.marshall.edu/murc. Proposals are due Nov. 6.

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School of Music to offer virtual presentations on brain connections and learning music

The School of Music is offering two virtual presentations featuring Dr. Kevin Vigil, a music educator and classical guitarist who underwent seven surgeries and had to relearn his art. Vigil will present “Playing with the Brain” as part of his residency as a Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor in the Arts. His two virtual presentations will be available via Zoom, …

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Zeid Khitan, Iheanuyichukwu Ogu

School of Medicine faculty, residents publish guide for electrolyte disorders

Nephrology faculty members at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine worked hand in hand with internal medicine residents to produce a focused guide on the appropriate management of fluid and electrolyte disorders. Compiled and edited by Iheanyichukwu Ogu, M.D. (right), assistant professor, and Zeid J. Khitan, M.D., professor and chief of nephrology, the Marshall Handbook of Electrolytes gives the …

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Coronavirus Statistics:

New Cases Since October 14, 2020
   Students: 15
   Faculty: 1
   Staff*: 1

* 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.

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

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Nov. 4, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

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