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  • Foundation Hall renamed to honor alumnus Brad Smith
    Smith Foundation Hall today in a ceremony attended by Smith the highly successful president and CEO of Intuit who has been described as a generous benefactor and loyal alum of Marshall The unveiling of the building and its new name occurred in conjunction with the foundation s fifth annual Donor Recognition Dinner which recognizes and celebrates the generosity of donors with a lifetime giving of over 100 000 to Marshall University Smith a Kenova West Virginia native has long been a major donor to Marshall said Dr Ron Area CEO of the MU Foundation Smith graduated from MU in 1986 I have been involved in the field of education for more than 40 years Area said I have gotten acquainted with lots of special people but Brad Smith has those special qualities that touch your soul There is an energy around him that challenges you to excel and add value to your work We are honored to have his name on the Marshall University Foundation Hall Smith 50 has been president and CEO of Intuit since 2008 Intuit is a software giant that makes Quicken QuickBooks and Turbo Tax The company has 8 000 employees worldwide It s hard to put into words Smith said of what the naming ceremony meant to him It s the opportunity for me and my family to give back to those who invested in me for so many years It s a real privilege and I hope it inspires the next generation to go out and pursue their dreams He did say that he wished two more people could have attended the ceremony I wish my father was here Smith said And I wish Dr Stephen Kopp was here to see this I m just glad my mom and my brothers were here Smith has provided and pledged resources to assist the foundation s operations and also established the Brad and Alys Smith Family Scholarship Fund Brad epitomizes the foundation s core values of diversity pride respect and integrity Area said Smith graduated from Ceredo Kenova High School were he played football until his sophomore year when he decided to focus on martial arts rather than football By the time he was a senior he had earned his black belt Following high school Smith was accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point but decided he would return to his roots and enroll at Marshall At Marshall business was the focus of his studies but he truly excelled in marketing Smith earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in marketing After graduating from Marshall he went to work for Pepsi moving several times before landing in Grand Rapids Mich In Grand Rapids Smith eventually earned his master s degree in management from Aquinas College where he attended night classes He did well in sales management and business development at Pepsi before leaving for ADVO the largest direct mail marketer in America Later he excelled at ADP one of the

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  • School of Pharmacy to welcome national pharmacy leader
    About Marshall Future Students Current Students Alumni Faculty Staff University Communications Menu Home Contact For the News Media News Releases Current News Releases News Release Archive Subscribe MU Photos HerdVideo For the Marshall Community Licensing Graphic Design Printing Marshall Magazine Feedback School of Pharmacy to welcome national pharmacy leader Posted on October 30 2015 Contact Leah C Payne Director of Public Affairs Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy 304 691 1713 Thomas E Menighan B S Pharm M B A ScD Hon the American Pharmacists Association APhA chief executive officer and executive vice president and longtime owner of a pharmacy in Huntington will visit the Marshall University School of Pharmacy Monday Nov 2 Menighan s visit wraps up the school s monthlong celebration of American Pharmacists Month and includes meetings with students faculty and staff We are very encouraged by Tom s visit back to Huntington and specifically to the School of Pharmacy said Kevin W Yingling R Ph M D dean of the school of pharmacy His career in pharmacy has been nothing short of stellar He successfully opened and managed the Medicine Shoppe here in Huntington for some 20 years and since then has gone on to develop other significant pharmacy ventures across the country He has helped millions of people along the way and our students are privileged to have this opportunity with him Menighan s schedule Monday includes a luncheon with student leaders and faculty and town hall meetings with third year and fourth year pharmacy students respectively as well as private meetings with the school of pharmacy leadership The West Virginia native is a 1974 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and received his Master of Business Administration degree in 1990 from Averett College in Virginia In addition to his career in community

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  • 52nd annual International Festival planned for Sunday, Nov. 15
    Marshall Community Licensing Graphic Design Printing Marshall Magazine Feedback 52nd annual International Festival planned for Sunday Nov 15 Posted on October 30 2015 Contact Tiffany Davis Communications Specialist 304 696 6397 The 52nd annual Marshall University International Festival is providing a multicultural experience to the Tri State community from 11 a m to 4 p m on Sunday Nov 15 at Huntington s Big Sandy Superstore Arena Admission to the festival is free and the public is welcome Guests can purchase food tickets to sample dishes from around the world Participating restaurants include Black Sheep Burrito Brews Chateau D Italia Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse Julian s Market New China Garden Buffet Marshall Dining by Sodexo La Famiglia Fratelli s Italian Restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill and Casa Grande International students and faculty will represent about 20 countries at the festival with display booths and in activities and demonstrations Live entertainment will be provided by Comparsa a Latin ensemble along with various international student participation Jyotsna Patel is the coordinator for the event and works in Marshall s Center for International Programs This will be Patel s third year coordinating the festival and she said she expects 2 000 to 3 000 people to attend this year I think it s good because you can just learn about a different culture right there and then you don t have to have a visa or passport or travel anywhere Patel said I look forward to seeing all of the different tables the booths the displays and I actually enjoy the way everybody comes together Patel said the International Festival benefits students by allowing them to interact with other cultures through food and music This will help them when they go out in a global environment after their studies Patel said This year during the

    Original URL path: https://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/2015/10/30/52nd-annual-international-festival-planned-for-sunday-nov-15/ (2015-11-11)
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  • School of Medicine launches medical journal
    its first scholarly medical journal The Marshall Journal of Medicine is a peer reviewed open access online journal designed to shed light on medical issues and conditions of priority to West Virginians and the Appalachian region The first issue features submissions from physicians medical faculty and residents from both Marshall University and West Virginia University This journal is another step toward establishing a culture in our School of Medicine that prioritizes research said Joseph I Shapiro M D dean of the School of Medicine Showcasing research that is focused on better health outcomes for our region goes hand in hand with our overall mission of fostering a skilled physician workforce to meet the health care needs of West Virginia and central Appalachia We are thrilled to have a new open access venue to share Appalachian focused scholarly work on the global scale said Darshana Shah Ph D associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development and editor in chief of the Journal Working with our colleagues on the main campus through the Digital Scholar Platform has allowed us to produce a dynamic content rich publication that we all should be proud of As an open access publication the Marshall Journal of Medicine facilitates online collaboration among researchers and allows them to build on the findings of others without restriction in order to accelerate discovery Shah said The first issue can be viewed at mds marshall edu mjm In addition to Shah members of the journal s editorial board include James Becker M D James Denvir Ph D Mehiar El Hamdani M D Susan L Flesher M D Suzanne Holroyd M D Aravinda Nanjundappa M D Mohammed Ranavaya M D J D Nalini Santanam Ph D M P H and Franklin Shuler M D Ph D I am incredibly proud of

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  • School of Medicine expands graduate medical education with new fellowship
    Subscribe MU Photos HerdVideo For the Marshall Community Licensing Graphic Design Printing Marshall Magazine Feedback School of Medicine expands graduate medical education with new fellowship Posted on October 29 2015 Contact Leah C Payne Director of Public Affairs Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy 304 691 1713 Marshall University s Joan C Edwards School of Medicine has been approved for an accredited sports medicine fellowship in the department of family and community health Dr Joseph I Shapiro dean of the school announced today Approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to begin a new fellowship at Marshall is truly the culmination of outstanding work by many people at our institution Shapiro said Drs Steve Petrany and Paulette Wehner as well as their dedicated teams of physicians and administrative staff are to be commended on this wonderful achievement for our school The fellowship will launch in July with one position open to a physician who has completed a three year family medicine residency Our sports medicine fellowship will offer an outstanding opportunity for a family practitioner to expand his or her interest and skill in a growing field said Dr Stephen M Petrany chairman of the department of family and community health In partnership with our department of orthopaedics and the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute the program will offer the most advanced and highest quality training experiences for managing the variety of sports medicine problems that these physicians will encounter in their own practices Petrany said the training will include areas of emphasis in team physician experience fracture care and research Marshall s vice dean for graduate medical education Dr Paulette S Wehner said the sports medicine fellowship at Marshall will become the newest clinical education program in graduate medical education Marshall was approved for a psychiatry residency and nephrology

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  • Arts and media students benefit from Barnes Agency
    relations firm Within the past year the Barnes Agency has established a scholarship in the college moved a digital studio into the new Visual Arts Center downtown and implemented a formal internship program exclusively for students who are pursuing degrees from the School of Art and Design Mary Grassell program director and professor at the School of Art and Design said Having the Barnes Agency as part of the Visual Arts Center has to be unprecedented in the area Our design students are able to straddle both worlds learning design at an art school and practicing design with the internships and scholarships that have been offered to the school by Barnes Grassell said Our design students are indeed fortunate to have this agency in a place where they pass every day and are able to see it at work Jeff Barnes president and CEO of the Barnes Agency said the scholarship and internship program are the agency s way of aiding students who plan to enter the industry I just felt like any opportunity we have to support the program and support prospective students we have a fiduciary responsibility to do that Barnes said We realize the cost of college education continues to increase We know there are a lot of talented people out there who would love to have an opportunity to be educated in graphic design but they just don t have funding We just wanted to do our part to provide opportunities for students who wouldn t otherwise have the opportunity to afford it Barnes said the internship program is mutually beneficial to the agency and the students Our interns are doing real work with real clients There s no substitute for that experience Barnes said Being located at the epicenter of creative education is a perfect

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  • Writer Kristen Iverson to read from her work Nov. 9
    Future Students Current Students Alumni Faculty Staff University Communications Menu Home Contact For the News Media News Releases Current News Releases News Release Archive Subscribe MU Photos HerdVideo For the Marshall Community Licensing Graphic Design Printing Marshall Magazine Feedback Writer Kristen Iverson to read from her work Nov 9 Posted on October 29 2015 Contact Contact Susan Tams Director of Editorial Services 304 746 2038 Dr Kristen Iversen author of Full Body Burden Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats will read from her work at Marshall University Monday Nov 9 as part of the A E Stringer Visiting Writers Series The reading will take place at 8 p m in the Shawkey Room in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall s Huntington campus Iversen s book was the winner of the Colorado Book Award and the Reading the West Book Award and selected as one of the Best Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews the American Library Association and Mother Jones magazine Full Body Burden was also chosen as Best Book about Justice by The Atlantic and was a finalist for the Barnes Noble Discover Award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence The memoir also reveals itself as a work of investigative journalism a detailed account of the government s sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats and of local residents vain attempts to seek justice in court Her work has appeared in The New York Times The Nation Reader s Digest Fourth Genre and other publications and she has appeared on PBS C SPAN NPR s Fresh Air and BBC World Outlook She has worked extensively with A E Biography The History Channel and the National Endowment for the Humanities and has lectured widely across the

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  • Marshall University | University Communications
    has been selected as the October 2015 Resident Fellow of the Month Paulette Wehner M D vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine announced Continue reading School of Art and Design to participate in first West Virginia Craft Week Posted on October 6 2015 Contact Beth Caruthers College of Arts and Media 304 696 3296 Marshall University s School of Art and Design will open its creative studios to tourists and travelers from 2 to 5 p m Friday Oct 9 during the inaugural West Virginia Craft Week Continue reading Drinko Library hours expanded Posted on October 5 2015 Contact Dave Wellman Director of Communications 304 696 7153 Drinko Library hours have been expanded effective Sunday Oct 4 Continue reading Marshall University is only registered Exercise is Medicine campus free activities scheduled for Oct 5 9 Posted on October 5 2015 Contact Megan Archer Public Relations Specialist College of Health Professions 304 488 8863 Having a low level of fitness puts an individual at risk for early death and disability more than smoking high blood pressure obesity high cholesterol and diabetes according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine Continue reading Music faculty hope to bring music to life with Flute Stories Posted on October 2 2015 Contact Beth Caruthers College of Arts and Media 304 696 3296 Three faculty members with the Marshall University School of Music and Theatre will perform a program of Flute Stories at 7 30 p m Wednesday Oct 7 in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall s Huntington campus Continue reading School of Pharmacy marks American Pharmacists Month Generation Rx program founder scheduled to speak Posted on October 1 2015 Contact Leah C Payne Director of Public Affairs Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy 304 691 1713 With dozens of activities planned for the month of October including drug prevention outreach at a local high school the Marshall University School of Pharmacy kicks off American Pharmacists Month today Continue reading Marshall to help bring Science Olympiad to West Virginia for students grades 6 12 Posted on October 1 2015 Contact Jennifer Mosher assistant professor of biological sciences 304 696 3637 Marshall University s College of Science is bringing the Science Olympiad to West Virginia for its second year The opportunity is for students in grades 6 through 12 Continue reading Production of Ah Wilderness opens Sept 30 Posted on September 30 2015 Contact Sam Kincaid Marshall University School of Music and Theatre Project Coordinator 304 696 6395 Marshall University s School of Music and Theatre will present Ah Wilderness by Eugene O Neill beginning Wednesday Sept 30 and continuing nightly Thursday Oct 1 through Saturday Oct 3 and Thursday Oct 8 through Saturday Oct 10 All performances will take place at 7 30 p m in the Francis Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C Edwards Performing Arts Center on Marshall s Huntington campus Continue reading Student Support Services program awarded 1 4 million in U S

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