Marshall and YMCA partner to offer annual bike camp for children with special needs

Marshall University’s College of Health Professions is hosting the Lose the Training Wheels Camp June 11-15 and, for the third year, the university has partnered with the Phil Cline Family YMCA to host the summer sessions. In its eighth consecutive year and offered in concert with the non-profit charity iCanShine, the program teaches participants with disabilities how to independently ride a two-wheel bicycle. Riders from Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and Maryland are encouraged to apply if they do not have access to similar services in their cities. Learn more.

Athletic training students bring home first place in WVATA Quiz Bowl

Students in Marshall University’s Department of Athletic Training were recognized for their first-place win in the 2018 West Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (WVATA) Quiz Bowl Competition March 2.

Eleven students from the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT) program traveled to Flatwoods, West Virginia, for the 2018 WVATA Annual Sports Medicine Conference held March 2-3. Three of these students participated in the annual student Quiz Bowl competition and brought home first place over the second-place state rival, West Virginia University, according to Dr. Joe Beckett, director of the athletic training program. Learn more.

MU partners with South Korea’s Yongpyong Resort for student internships at 2018 Winter Olympics

Marshall University’s College of Health Professions is providing global internship opportunities for its students during the 2017-18 winter season at YongPyong Resort in South Korea – a venue hosting the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic ski and snowboard events.

Two students in the college’s Department of Sport Management will have the chance to work exclusively with Dr. Seong-ik Baek, a supervisor in the Yongpyong Resort’s Snowboard School. Kade Sebastian, 19, of Huntington, and Takuya Endo, 20, of Japan, will depart for South Korea Sunday, Dec. 17,  for three months. Learn more.

Department of Dietetics opens community food pantry in downtown Huntington

Marshall University’s Department of Dietetics is opening a food pantry for university faculty, staff, students and community members. The pantry will open Tuesday, Nov. 14, and will be located at the university’s Department of Dietetics building in downtown Huntington.

Fox said the pantry will be open 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays at 233 Pullman Center at 907 Third Avenue in Huntington. To make a non-perishable donation, contact Kelli Williams at or Fox at and they will make arrangements to pick up the food donation or have it dropped off. Monetary donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase food from Facing Hunger Food Bank.

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Marshall and BridgeValley to offer nursing and regents degrees

In a ceremony held on the South Charleston campus of BridgeValley Community and Technical College, Marshall University and BridgeValley signed agreements that the institutions will cooperate to offer two bachelor’s degrees.

The agreements allow BridgeValley students to earn either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or a Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) degree at Marshall while finishing their coursework at BridgeValley. The new degree options are available to students enrolled at BridgeValley’s campuses in both South Charleston and Montgomery.

The agreements will permit students who graduate from BridgeValley’s associate nursing degree program to smoothly transfer to Marshall to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing through the university’s online RN to BSN program. Learn more.