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Regardless of what lies ahead in the classroom in the days, weeks and months to come, Marshall University is again doing everything conceivable to make those first days of college as smooth as possible for all freshmen. And, it starts – as usual – next week with the annual Week of Welcome (WOW).

As part of the Pullman Summer Concert Series, Marshall University and Kindred Communications will host a special night to kick off the school year and football season Thursday, Aug. 20, at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington.

Vishal Verma, M.D., will join the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine as an assistant professor and University Eye Surgeons, a department of Marshall Health, Sept. 1.

Duo Savoyard, composed of flutist Paolo Dalmoro and guitarist Giorgio Signorile, will teach and perform 4,400 miles from home during their weeklong visit to Marshall University this month.

Marshall University rolled out a newly revamped website last week. The site, which is compatible with all browsers and mobile devices, offers an enhanced user experience and is part of Marshall’s ongoing efforts to improve the information available to its current and prospective students.

PNC Bank, N.A., a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: PNC) announced today it will provide banking services to Marshall University students. Under this new agreement, PNC will provide student and workplace banking, as well as financial literacy programs for the school’s more than 13,000 students, faculty and staff.

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine officially welcomed 76 new students Friday, Aug. 7, in the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony.

Dr. Peggy Harman of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has been awarded a $1,500 grant from the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Council to film a documentary on “The Leper of Pickens,” which will focus on how a man’s life was forever changed due to discrimination and bullying.

Biology professor Dr. Elmer Price has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for his research on the brain and to support undergraduate students working on the project.

Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the College of Health Professions, has been named WSAZ’s most recent Hometown Hero.