The Office of University Communications strives to do our best at all times. We are very proud of our commitment to customer service and we want your voice to Be Herd! Please take the time to let us know how we’re doing and what we can do better.

Do you have a suggestion for something that should be publicized or a question about our services? An idea? Submit it through our Be Herd portal!

Each message will be seen and answered promptly by the appropriate staff member. Don’t be shy, Be Herd!

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Marshall Recreation Center to Remain Open


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall Recreation Center will remain open regular hours Thursday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 20. Closing is scheduled as planned at midnight each evening.

The Marshall Recreation Center rock wall will open as scheduled from 4-10 p.m. and the pool will be open as scheduled from 6-10 a.m.; noon-2 p.m.; and 4-11 p.m..

Babysitting services will be available from 4-7 p.m. as regularly scheduled.

All Premium Fitness classes, Group Fitness classes and Swim Lessons are on schedule, although changes may be made throughout the day. Please check the online calendar on for any changes or cancellations. In the event that any Premium Classes are cancelled, patrons who are registered will receive the opportunity to make up the class at a later date. Patrons who are unable to attend the class due to weather will also be entitled to a makeup session.

Indoor Intramural programming is also scheduled as planned, with the exception of Soccer, which will be made up at a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we anticipate resuming the normal scheduled activities Monday, Feb. 23.… Read More

Remaining Events in the Birke Fine Arts Festival, Jan. 30-March 6, 2014


Dead Man’s Cell Phone // a play by Sarah Ruhl
Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. each evening
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre
Note: there is a charge for this event. Call 696-ARTS for tickets.

Dan Senn // Sound Installation Exhibit
8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25
Gallery 842

Marshall University Festival of New Music Concert 1
Music of Dan Senn
8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26
Smith Music Recital Hall

Marshall University Festival of New Music Concert 2
Music of Dan Senn
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27
Jomie Jazz Center Forum

Marshall University Festival of New Music Concert 3
Lindsey Goodman, flute // Guest Artist Recital
Noon, Friday, Feb. 28
First Presbyterian Church, 1015 Fifth Ave., Huntington

Marshall University Festival of New Music // Soundwalk
2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center Atrium and Jomie Jazz Center Forum

Marshall University Festival of New Music Concert 4
Music of Dan Senn
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28
Smith Music Recital Hall

Vanessa German // Artist Talk
7 p.m. Thursday, March 6
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre
Birke Festival Closing Reception immediately to follow in the Playhouse Lobby


Click to read news release about the festival.

Click to view the festival brochure online.

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Classes cancelled Jan. 21 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Due to worsening winter road conditions and temperatures expected to reach the single digits this evening, Marshall University is canceling all classes beginning at 3:30 p.m. and later Tuesday, Jan. 21. This applies to all campuses and centers, and includes night classes.

Students are advised to contact their instructors for any updates to their course schedules and assignments.

Marshall’s Housing and Residence Life Department is offering free overnight accommodations for students, faculty and staff who do not wish to commute home this evening. Those students and employees who are interested should contact Tracey Eggleston at 304-696-6004 or email their name and 901# to… Read More

Important Information about Health Care Coverage


Dear Students,

Open Enrollment for health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is currently being conducted.  You must sign up by December 23, 2013 for coverage to start on January 1, 2014.  Open Enrollment will end on March 31, 2014 for the Marketplace but will continue for Medicaid.  

Students who file their own tax returns and earn less than $15,856 a year, or $1,320 a month, may qualify for Medicaid, coverage with no premiums, no deductibles and modest copays. 

Students can enroll in the following ways:

If you are a WV resident, enroll electronically at Students can enroll electronically at Students can enroll by phone by calling 800-318-2596.

Students will need their most recent W2 or pay stubs for a month. Students should enter their own personal data (ex. social security number, birthday) electronically and should not share any of their personal information with anyone.

If you have questions call Student Health Education Programs at 304-696-4103.


Stephen Hensley

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Survey on Residential and Business Broadband

Members of the Marshall University community living in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne Counties are asked to participate in a survey regarding broadband access.  The survey site describes the purpose:

Please assist the Region II Broadband Planning and Development Council by completing the survey by Friday, Sept. 20.



This request has been forwarded at the request of Allen Taylor, 304-696-6195.… Read More

Budget Conservation Measures

Frequently Asked Questions                                                         


General FAQs

Why were these actions necessary?

These measures are a proactive approach to to help manage and monitor the university’s cash flow in the face of expected cuts to the university’s state budget allocation for next year.

The budget cuts are anticipated due to declining state tax revenues. The university’s administration expects the portion of the institution’s budget that comes from the state to be cut 8.94%—approximately $5.11 million for the main campus—for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

By taking action now, we hope to avoid some of the drastic measures already happening at universities in other states, including layoffs and huge increases in tuition.

Decisions have been—and will continue to be—framed around the priorities and mission of our university, and as such, the best interests of our students, faculty and staff. The most important consideration in every spending decision will be the delivery of services to our students.

I heard months ago that there was going to be a 7.5% cut. Where did the 8.94% figure come from?

The 7.5% figure came from… Read More

Copier and toner cartridges available from Financial Aid

We have a color copier and some toner cartridges that are no longer needed in our office. The items are as follows:

• Lanier LD 032c color copier
• 3 Toshiba T-3520 toner cartridges
• 2 HP 82X toner cartridges
• Toshiba T-170F toner cartridge
• Toshiba TK-18 toner cartridge

These items will be given away to faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested, please contact Rachel Hagen at 304-696-3513 or Thank you. … Read More

Eating Disorders Awareness Week Starts Feb. 25

February 25th-March 2nd is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Join us in the fight against eating disorders!

Join us for these events:

The Truth About Pro-Anorexia

Monday, February 25th @ 7 p.m.

Memorial Student Center, BE5


The War on Obesity: More Harm than Good?

Wednesday, February 27th @ 7 p.m.

Memorial Student Center, 2W22


Real or Illusion?: Photo-Shopping in the Media

Thursday, February 28th @ 7 p.m.

Harris Hall 134


All events on Marshall University’s Huntington Campus

Sponsored by the MU Women’s Center

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Stormwater Slogan Contest Winners Announced

The Environmental Health & Safety Department would like to congratulate Bethany Deborde and Rebecca Young for winning the Annual Stormwater Slogan Contest. Their participation and knowledge captured the effects polluted stormwater has on our environment. These slogans will be used throughout the semester to help spread the knowledge about how our actions impact stormwater and our environment. Marshall University is fortunate to have an environmentally conscious student body. We want to thank all of the participants for their time and efforts in this contest.

Winning slogans:

Don’t let your nightlife affect wildlife. Recycle or put your trash in the can.

-Bethany Deborde

Pollution is here we all agree.
If we don’t stop we will pay a fee.
We all know what the fee will be,
It will be our lives it’s plain to see.

-Rebecca Young… Read More