The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       Jan. 13, 2021

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University issues vaccination status update

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety provided this message Monday: The university has received its first two weekly allotments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and has been able to vaccinate 448 of the 1,200+ Marshall employees who have indicated an interest. Depending on the actual amount of vaccine allotted to us, we anticipate vaccinating the following numbers of people …

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Commercial digester arriving

Marshall set to open first commercial composting facility in West Virginia

Marshall University will soon open the first commercial composting facility in the state of West Virginia. The final piece of equipment, which is a large commercial digester, arrived at Marshall’s University Heights location yesterday. The composting facility, designed and operated by the university’s Sustainability Department, led by Amy Parsons-White, will be the second-largest university compost facility in the eastern United …

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Graphic for Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic

School of Physical Therapy launches pro bono clinic

Marshall’s School of Physical Therapy, in an effort to provide physical therapy to patients who might not otherwise receive it, has started a pro bono clinic for area residents. The Marshall University Volunteers in Therapy (MUVIT) Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic is located in Gullickson Hall (GO1) and officially opens its doors to patients on Friday, Jan. 15. “We are …

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Seal of Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum

Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum to host virtual event kicking off Black History Month, announce winners of poster contest

Marshall’s Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum will host a news event at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, to announce a major grant, highlight upcoming events recognizing Black History Month and announce the student winners of the 2021 Black History Month Poster Contest. The event can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/y58wu2ad. The Carter G. Woodson Lyceum has been helping educators integrate Black …

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Message from University Libraries

As the campus community prepares for the spring semester, Marshall Libraries staff would like to take a moment to announce services, hours, and resources will look very much the same as they did for fall. Primarily, MU Libraries staff will continue No-Touch services to aid in controlling the spread of COVID-19 among faculty, staff and students. These services include: providing …

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Preparations continue for spring semester distribution of masks, hand sanitizer to students

The Division of Student Affairs will be spearheading efforts to distribute masks and hand sanitizer to students who return to the Huntington campus for the Spring 2021 semester.  Prior to students’ arrival, 2,000 masks will be provided to Housing and Residence Life.  Colleges will also be provided with masks and hand sanitizer to have on hand.  If your college is …

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Future deadlines are also listed on the Undergraduate Creative Discovery Scholars page, including April 19, 2021, for Fall 2021 proposals.

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Dr. Betty Jane Cleckley

In Memoriam: Dr. Betty Jane Cleckley

Dr. Betty Jane Cleckley, who retired from Marshall as the vice president of multicultural affairs in 2007, died Friday, Jan. 8, in Montgomery, Illinois. Her family is planning a memorial service, but arrangements are incomplete at this time. “Dr. Cleckley is being remembered on our campus and across the nation as a lifelong advocate for social justice and a voice …

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Franklin Shuler

In Memoriam: Dr. Franklin Shuler

Franklin D. Shuler, M.D., Ph.D., professor and vice chair of research, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, died Jan. 5. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery sent the following message upon his passing: “It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our friend and valued colleague, Dr. Frank Shuler. As …

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Zachary Hansen

Marshall Health welcomes Zachary Hansen, M.D.

Marshall Family Medicine and the department of family and community health at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine welcome Zachary H. Hansen, M.D. Hansen has been named medical director of Marshall Health’s division of addiction sciences and an assistant professor with the School of Medicine. He also continues his role as medical director of medication assisted treatment …

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Walter Reed Matches January 2021

Four Marshall medical students match to Walter Reed in national military match

Four fourth-year medical students have matched to residency programs at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, one of the nation’s top military health care facilities. Meagen M. Carter (top left), a native of Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, successfully matched into the obstetrics and gynecology residency program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Carter earned her bachelor’s degree in …

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Kristen Lillvis, Eryn Roles

Lillvis, Roles to serve as new Faculty Senate chair, assistant chair

Dr. Kristen Lillvis (left), professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts, will serve as the new chair of Marshall’s Faculty Senate.  She replaces Dr. Philippe Georgel, who resigned the position, effective Jan. 1.  Also, elected as assistant chair Monday was Eryn Roles (right), an associate professor with Marshall Libraries. Dr. Sujoy Bose, College of Health Professions, is the recording secretary. …

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Marshall adds new numbers to IDs

Beginning January 31, 2021, Marshall University will begin using a 903-xx-xxx sequence of numbers for identification (ID). This is for new assignments only; existing numbers will not change. All offices, departments and colleges should review their processes and procedures, including paper forms, to ensure compliance with this change. While this is a relatively minor change in Banner, it will require …

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Coronavirus Statistics:

New Cases Since Dec. 29, 2020
   Students: 10
   Faculty: 2
   Staff*: 15

* 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 Jan. 20, 2021. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by noon Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

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