The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  May 3, 2023
Faculty and Staff 

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Author Homer Hickam to speak at Marshall May 4

Homer Hickam, the bestselling author of Rocket Boys, which was the basis for the movie October Sky, will appear on Marshall University’s Huntington campus Thursday, May 4. An invitation-only reception and lecture will take place beginning at 4:30 p.m., but the community is invited to an open lecture at 6 p.m. in room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center Rocket …

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Board of Governors approves tuition and fees, budget for next year

At its regular meeting last week, the Marshall University Board of Governors approved the university’s budget for fiscal year 2023-2024, which includes a 2.5% increase in tuition and fees for resident and non-resident undergraduate and graduate students, as well as an 11% reduction in tuition and fees for students identified as residents of the designated metro counties in Ohio and …

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RCBI begins a new chapter of service

Marshall University President Brad D. Smith joined university and community leaders, policymakers, and team members of the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) Thursday to announce a new name for the longtime institute, which now will be known as the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center. The announcement comes after approval from the Marshall Board of Governors at its Wednesday meeting. The rebrand …

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Marshall Health, Marshall University and Mountain Health Network boards approve first step toward clinical integration

Marshall Health, Marshall University and Mountain Health Network governing boards voted unanimously this week to authorize signing a letter of intent to form an integrated academic health system with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Guided by each of their missions, the newly integrated academic health system will consist of Mountain Health Network’s four hospitals: Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. …

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Marshall announces plans for Community Cares Week; invites alumni and supporters to campuses

Marshall is preparing to welcome hundreds of volunteers to its campuses and centers for its annual Community Cares Week: Giving Back to the Herd. All members of the #MarshallUFamily, including alumni, community members, students, faculty and staff, are invited to volunteer their time and effort to help make Marshall shine. The sweat equity event is slated for Tuesday, May 23, …

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Marshall Health surgeon is one of first in the country to perform ACL repair using new needle scope technology

Marshall Health orthopaedic surgeon Chad D. Lavender, M.D., is one of the first surgeons in the country to combine anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair using a new type of arthroscopic needle scope. Unlike traditional portals and incisions, the 1.9 mm needle scope allows the surgeon to view images through a minimally invasive procedure, allowing access to tighter spaces. Marshall Orthopaedics …

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iCenter recognized by AACSB International

The iCenter in the Lewis College of Business is among 25 business school programs highlighted in the Innovations That Inspire member spotlight program of AASCB International — the world’s largest business education alliance. This annual program recognizes institutions worldwide that champion change in the business education landscape. In 2023, it focused on efforts to innovate the business school in ways …

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Marshall Health to offer free sports physicals on June 8

Marshall Health is offering free sports physicals by appointment to middle and high school students Thursday, June 8, 5 to 8 p.m., at Marshall Sports Medicine Institute (MSMI), located at 2211 Third Avenue, Huntington. All students must bring their West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission or Ohio High School Athletic Association physical form filled out and signed by a parent …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Sasha Zill

Dr. Sasha Zill presented a poster at the meeting of the American Association for Anatomy (Anatomy Connected Meeting, March 25, 2023) titled "Decline of gross anatomy in medical education:  developing mechanisms to counter the effects of decreased training in Gross Anatomy."  The poster discusses advances in teaching methods that have been implemented at the School of Medicine to adjust for …

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Commencement Roundup

Spring commencement takes place April 29

Marshall welcomed graduates and their families to Mountain Health Arena for Spring Commencement Saturday. The keynote speaker for the 2023 Spring Commencement program was Nike CEO John Donahoe. A graduate of Dartmouth University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Donahoe is the former president of Bain & Company and also led ServiceNow and eBay. Two ceremonies took place at …

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School of Pharmacy celebrates graduating class of 2023

The School of Pharmacy celebrated its eighth graduating class Thursday, April 27, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington. Marshall President Brad D. Smith conferred 54 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, one with a research track certificate.  Victoria F. Roche, Ph. D., professor emerita of pharmacy sciences at the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, …

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School of Medicine marks inaugural physician assistant, doctoral graduation and investiture

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine awarded degrees to 106 students during graduation events Friday, April 28, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington. Master of Medical Science degrees were awarded to the 25 inaugural graduates of the physician assistant program during a ceremony at noon. The 28-month program was established in 2018 in response to increased demand …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 10, 2023. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2023.

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