Marshall representatives headed to Charleston Feb. 18 for MU Day at the Capitol


Marshall University faculty, staff, students and alumni will turn the upper rotunda of the State Capitol Kelly green Wednesday, Feb. 18, as the university celebrates the annual Marshall Day at the Capitol.

Representatives from Marshall will be at the Capitol from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., greeting visitors and interacting with legislators. Nearly 40 displays promoting a variety of programs will be set up during the event, which is being organized by the office of alumni relations.

“We are excited and thankful to once again have the opportunity to showcase what is happening on Marshall University’s campus for our state leaders at the Capitol complex,” said Matt Hayes, executive director of alumni relations. “Participation among university departments is up compared to last year and we have several programs and projects to highlight for our state legislators. Having the opportunity to lead the coordination of this event is both a privilege and source of tremendous pride for all of us in the office of alumni relations.”

During its visit to the Capitol, Marshall also will celebrate the Thundering Herd’s 52-23 victory over Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl, and its 26-23 victory over Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA championship game. Head football Coach Doc Holliday and Athletic Director Mike Hamrick are expected to attend, and the Boca Raton Bowl and the C-USA championship trophies will be on display.

Both the Senate and the House are expected to read resolutions honoring the Herd football team and late President Dr. Stephen J. Kopp, who died Dec. 17, 2014.

The list of programs that will have displays during Marshall Day at the Capitol include:

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine; Career Services; Military and Veterans affairs; Campus Recreation; Sociology and Anthropology; Office of Purchasing; Graduate Humanities; Forensic Science; Marshall Urology; INTO Marshall; the College of Education and Professional Development; the Marshall University Research Corp.; Communication Disorders; the Center for African American Students; WMUL-FM; the H.E.L.P. Program; Sustainability Department; Autism Training Center; Housing and Residence Life; the School of Pharmacy; College of  Information Technology and Engineering; the College of Science; Leadership Studies/Adult & Technical Education; Graduate Program in Public Health; Marshall Athletics; University Communications; College of Business; Student Conduct; Intercultural Affairs; Graduate College; the Mid-Ohio Valley Center; the College of Liberal Arts; Marshall ROTC; Campus Activities Board; the Student Resource Center; Teays Valley Regional Center; Information Technology; College of Health Professions, MU Alumni Association, the Honors College and the Yeager Scholars Program.