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.
Neil Johnson has been blessed with the ability to hear through the cutting-edge science of a cochlear implant. Now, he has decided to pay it forward and raise funds for The Luke Lee Listening and Language Lab, also known as “The L,” which is the first preschool program in West Virginia providing listening and spoken language instruction for children with hearing loss.
Johnson said he is raising money for this cause because it’s close to his heart.
“I am seeking sponsorship of $1, $2 and $3 per mile as I run the Marshall University Marathon on Nov. 5,” Johnson said. “All proceeds will benefit The L because their goal is to teach deaf children to listen and speak through the use of state-of-the-art technology, including hearing aids and cochlear implants.”
Learn more about Johnson’s fundraising efforts for The L by visiting his Facebook event page.
Last year, over 300 universities across the U.S. organized events to celebrate Food Day and for the fourth year, Marshall University will continue to join the movement. Food Day, a nationwide celebration of healthful and affordable foods, advocates for better food policies on a local, state and federal level.
Heather Hardyman, president of Marshall’s Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, said the organization has partnered with Marshall’s Dining Services, Marshall Recreation Center, WVU Extension, the Wild Ramp and Marshall’s sustainability Department to host a 100 Mile Meal tonight in Towers Marketplace. Learn more.
The Luke Lee Listening and Language Lab at Marshall University will host its annual Speakeasy Gala to raise funds for children with hearing loss. This year’s gala will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Guyan Country Club.
Ticket sales start at $75 for general admission with opportunities for a VIP experience. To purchase, visit http://thelspeakeasy.com/anytime or call 304-696-3455 before Friday, Oct. 27. The annual gala is presented by Touma Hearing Centers and sponsored by HIMG, Handley Law LLC, Joseph B. Touma, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Marshall Pediatrics and Dan and Jo Ann Garrett.
Marshall University’s School of Physical Therapy will be hosting a Cervical Spine (Neck) course Sept. 8-10 with free assessments and treatments performed by a member of the McKenzie Institute. Learn more here.
The Marshall University Department of Communication Disorders will honor 27 graduates during the 2017 Hooding Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, in the Memorial Student Center’s BE-5.
This hooding ceremony signifies the final step in a six-year educational and clinical process, according to Pam Holland, director of clinical education for the department. Learn more.
Marshall University’s diagnostic medical sonography program has been awarded initial accreditation for its general and vascular/ adult echocardiographic concentrations by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Learn more.
Cassi Heib of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has been chosen to attend the inaugural West Virginia Summer Policy Institute, which will take place at West Virginia University in Morgantown later this month. Learn more.
Dr. Ashley Mason of the Marshall University School of Physical Therapy has received board certification with a specialty in pediatrics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Learn more here.
Dr. Sharon Dunn, president of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), visited Marshall University Friday, June 9, as the first speaker in the newly established Penny G. Kroll Visiting Speaker Series. Learn more here.