The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       Jan. 20, 2021

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Marshall introduces new head football coach

Marshall introduced Charles C. Huff (left) as its 31st  head football coach yesterday, elevating the 37-year-old Maryland native to his first stint as head coach. In addressing reporters online and a virtual audience of several thousand people via a livestream, Huff opened his remarks by thanking Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert, Athletic Director Mike Hamrick, the university’s Board of Governors, …

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Seal of Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum

Marshall receives grant for Black History Institute announces winners of 2021 Black History Poster Contest

At a press event yesterday, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum at Marshall University announced a major grant from West Virginia Humanities Council supporting its summer Black History Institute, as well as winners of the 2021 Black History Competition. The lyceum also premiered short documentaries by local filmmakers, and announced upcoming events involving commemoration of the 95th annual salute to …

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Chris White

History professor launches podcast focusing on COVID-19 in West Virginia

Marshall history professor Dr. Chris White (left) has kicked off a new podcast discussing the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID in West Virginia Podcast with Chris White,” is available on Spotify, Stitcher and Apple Podcasts. Episodes will be posted as they are made, with two episodes already available. Access “COVID in West Virginia Podcast with Chris White” at https://covidwv.buzzsprout.com. The first interview …

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Graphic for MLK Day 01-18-21

MLK Jr. Day of Observance and Celebration premieres on Monday

Marshall University and Huntington-Cabell Branch NAACP presented a program in observance and celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.  It may still be viewed on the university's Facebook  page. The program features special remarks by Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert, Vice President for Student Affairs Maurice Cooley and President of Huntington-Cabell Branch NAACP David Wells. Musical selections are also …

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Dana Lycans

Boone Memorial Hospital now offers orthopaedics through partnership with Marshall Health

Through a partnership with Marshall Orthopaedics, Boone Memorial Hospital is now offering orthopaedic care at its main campus, located in Madison, West Virginia. Dana Lycans, M.D. (left), orthopaedic surgeon at Marshall Orthopaedics, is providing comprehensive care for all ages. Lycans specializes in sports medicine and surgical treatment of the elbow, hip, knee and shoulder. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. …

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Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference announces award winners

Six recipients were honored with Power of Performance Awards and one was awarded the Small Communities, BIG Solutions advocate recently to recognize their efforts to change lives, put people to work and revitalize their communities. The awards were presented as part of the Third Annual Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference, which showcased West Virginia successes and highlighted what is working …

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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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Graphic for Haroon Malik talk

Dr. Haroon Malik to give inaugural talk for Data Science seminar

The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and the College of Science are starting an interdisciplinary seminar on Data Science and Applied Computing.  This biweekly seminar will include topics in data science, statistics, bioinformatics, high performance / scientific computing, computational modeling and other areas of research with a computational or data science aspect.   Talks are intended for a broad audience …

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With classes resuming later than usual, TEDxMarshallU has extended the deadline for speaker pitches to provide more opportunities for students, faculty and staff to share their ideas. Pitches are now due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday Feb. 1. For more information, please visit the “Crowdsourced Speaker” tab on tedxmarshallu.com, and follow @tedxmarshallu on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest announcements and news.

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John Van Kirk

Emeritus Achievement: John Van Kirk

“Missing and Presumed Dead,” a short story by John Van Kirk, emeritus professor of English, appears in the 2020 edition of War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities

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Library graphic: 2020 at a glance

Marshall Libraries launch online publication for faculty and staff

Marshall Libraries staff would like to remind the Marshall community that library services, hours, and resources for the spring semester will be similar to those that were in place for the fall semester. An online publication is available showcasing these services and additional resources for faculty and staff. MU Libraries staff will continue No-Touch services to aid in controlling the …

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Nurse practitioner fellowship in internal medicine accepting applications

The internal medicine nurse practitioner fellowship program at Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 cohort. The fellowship provides one year of post-graduate training for nurse practitioners looking to transition into a new specialty or hone their skills in a specific area of practice. Fellows work closely with …

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Coronavirus Statistics:

New Cases Since Jan. 6, 2021
   Students: 25
   Faculty: 1
   Staff*: 8

* 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. 27, 2021. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

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