November 18, 2015

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  • Engineering Education Summit set for Dec. 1

    The university will host an Engineering Education Summit on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 4-6 p.m. at the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex. Employers, educators and students will come together at the summit to explore opportunities and challenges in training the engineering workforce needed to fuel regional economic growth. Topics of discussion will include: Regional employers’ needs for skilled engineers; The importance of regional engineering education to satisfy those needs; and Paving the way for future action to help ensure a robust pipeline of STEM students and engineering graduates. A reception will follow the program and tours of the new complex will be available. The event is ...
  • Marshall to kick off season with Herd Holiday for community Dec. 1; faculty/staff event slated for Dec. 10

    Kids of all ages from throughout the community are invited to join Marshall University for A Herd Holiday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus. The special evening will feature the official holiday lighting on the student center plaza by First Lady Jo Ann White and incoming First Lady Leigh Gilbert, along with numerous activities, snacks, giveaways and music. The event is sponsored by Marshall’s Office of University Communications and the Campus Activities Board. “After the success of A Herd Holiday last year, we knew we needed to host the event again ...
  • Welcome event for Dr. Gilbert to be held Dec. 2

    The Board of Governors invites all members of the Marshall community to an event to welcome Dr. Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert as the university’s 37th president. The program will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. A reception will follow in the lobby. Please join your colleagues and the entire community to welcome Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert!
  • Native American dance documentary to be shown this afternoon

    As a part of Native American Heritage Month and Marshall Libraries’ Cultural Literacy Series, the documentary, “Wacipi: Powwow” will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 18, beginning at 4 p.m. in Drinko Library 402.  This documentary is about traditional and pan-Indian dances from all over Indian Country.  Each dancer discusses his or her dance’s history and the significance of the powwow in Native culture. After the movie, a reception with Native American dancers will be held in the Drinko Atrium.  For more information, contact Kelli Johnson at
  • Reminder: School of Music and Theatre to present ‘A Christmas Carol’ starting this evening

    Marshall’s School of Music and Theatre continues its 2015-2016 theatre season with a production of the classic Charles Dickens work “A Christmas Carol” in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The show will run at 7:30 p.m. daily from Wednesday, Nov. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 21. A matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Nicole Perrone, associate professor of theatre at Marshall, directs the production, while Jack Cirillo, professor and program director for the theatre program, stars as Ebenezer Scrooge. Romulus Linney’s adaptation of the story follows Scrooge from an embittered, ungenerous creature into ...
  • Staff Council to participate in holiday projects for veterans, homeless, needy

    For several years the Classified Staff have participated in a Holiday Project which gives aid to local areas of need. This year once again Staff Council has chosen to take up items for two separate projects.  The first is to provide gift bags to the homeless and needy, organized by Missy Clagg-Browning, Medical Outreach Coordinator and Staff Council member. These bags provide basic items, such as those listed below, to 300 people who find themselves homeless or in need this holiday season. The second project will be to provide items to the residents of the Veterans’ Home in Barboursville. All donations ...
  • Family Holiday Party is Thursday, Dec. 10

    President and Mrs. Gary White invite Marshall faculty and staff and their families to attend the annual Family Holiday Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Santa is expected to make an appearance at 5:45 p.m., giving children an opportunity to have their photos taken with him. In addition, there will be crafts, cookie decorating, a Lego presentation and lots of good food. The cost of the event is underwritten by Sodexo. State funds will not be used.
  • Stuart May Chosen November Resident of the Month

    Dr. Stuart May, a medical resident with the department of obstetrics and gynecology, has been selected as the November 2015 Resident of the Month, Dr. Paulette S. Wehner, vice dean, graduate medical education, at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has announced. According to Wehner, May’s nomination form said he is “an amazing young physician with enthusiasm to spare! His great personality and professionalism make him well liked by his patients, peers and staff. He is continually striving to improve his knowledge to become the best physician he can.  These qualities will pave the way for a very successful career.” May ...
  • School of Medicine and Marshall Health announce administrative changes: Drs. James Becker and Larry Dial accept new positions in 2016

    The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and its faculty practice plan, Marshall Health, have announced two well-established physician leaders will assume new positions with the organizations in 2016. Dr. James B. Becker, currently senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the SOM, has been appointed vice dean for governmental affairs and health care policy. Becker, who has served in various positions with the school since 1994, will advocate for the school as a physician liaison with local, state and federal legislators. He will also continue to work on initiatives such as Marshall Health’s patient-centered medical home and patient safety and ...
  • Marshall participating in ‘Greenlight a Vet’

    Marshall University is showing its support of U.S. veterans by participating in the Greenlight a Vet campaign. Marshall has challenged the community to join it as it lights the city in green in honor of the men and women who serve our country. Last week the spotlights on the brick Marshall University sign outside of Old Main turned green and will stay green throughout the remainder of November. Participating in the Greenlight campaign is only one small way Marshall shows support to veterans, said Kim White, director of military and veteran Affairs at Marshall. “I think shining a green light as a show of ...
  • Reminder: Marshall Pharmacies accept all prescriptions from all providers

    Both Marshall Pharmacies, located in the Marshall Medical Center and the Byrd Clinical Center, accept all prescriptions from all  providers. According to the pharmacies: “Need a prescription filled from a provider outside the Marshall network?   We are…available. Need help figuring out your copays and insurance coverage?    We are…helpful. Need more information about your medications?    We are…knowledgeable.” For additional questions, contact Marshall Pharmacy at 304-691-MURx or ext.6-5000. The pharmacy also offers additional services such as Meds by Mail, online refills and the Marshall Pharmacy Rx mobile app, available on the iTunes and Amazon app stores. Because navigating copays and insurance coverage can be complicated and PEIA benefits ...
  • Faculty/Staff Achievement: Dr. Michael Woods

    Dr. Michael Woods, assistant professor of history, has won the James A. Rawley Award from the Southern Historical Association for his 2014 book, Emotional and Sectional Conflict in the Antebellum United States, published by Cambridge University Press. The award is given to a distinguished book dealing with secession and/or the sectional crisis published during the previous two years. Woods accepted the award at the Association’s annual meeting, held Nov. 12-15 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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