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Marshall career webinar series continues

Dec. 02, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University Career Services will host a career webinar series for students with important information on how to prepare themselves for life after college.

The series features eight career authors and experts who share their knowledge on interviewing, life planning, job search, networking and much more.

"We want to provide as much information as possible to help our students develop the professional skills they need to be successful," said Debby Stoler, assistant director of development and outreach in Career Services. "This series of one-hour seminars is given by experts and experienced professionals and covers a variety of topics that can give students the tools they need to be competitive as they step into the world."

The webinars will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 12, at the Career Services office. For detailed information on each webinar visit the Career Services webpage and click on "Events." Students can also register online to watch them from home at http://talentmarks.com/webinar.aspx.

Marshall medical student elected to national association post

HUNTINGTON -- Jay R. Bronder, a second-year medical student at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recently elected by his peers as a regional representative to the American Medical Association's House of Delegates.

The AMA House of Delegates is the principal policy-making body of the American Medical Association and meets twice annually and represents the views and interests of a diverse group of member physicians on a variety of issues including health, medical, and professional and governance matters.

"I'm very excited to represent Marshall University and our region in this organization," said Bronder, a native of Monroeville, Pa. "Part of my responsibility is to act as a mentor and liaison ... to help refine resolutions coming from Region 5 students to the full house.

MURC receives grant

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall University Research Corporation received a $12,250 grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council to help pay for a summer workshop for teachers.

The funds will help cover the cost of the Central West Virginia Writing Project One Week Open Summer Institute: Teachers Investigate Place. It is open to teachers from kindergarten to the collegiate level. The professional development opportunity consists of one Saturday in May, a full week in the summer and two follow-up Saturdays next fall. Participants read, write and exchange best practices in teaching writing across the curriculum.

The institute is taught by Paul Epstein, a retired teacher, musician and writer.

The West Virginia Humanities Council awarded a total of 11 grants at more than $600,000.

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