Featured News Archive

Theatre students put costuming skills to work making masks
Students and friends of the Marshall University School of Theatre have been making masks and distributing them to local communities in Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Mason and Kanawha counties. More than 650 masks have been distributed to date, under the leadership of Olivia Trees, MU Theatre costumer, who selected materials from stock.
Professor leads community action resulting in Huntington Community COVID Care Plan
Dr. Marianna Linz, professor and chair of the psychology department at Marshall University, has served as a driving force to bring community groups together in what is being called the Huntington Community COVID Care Plan.
RCBI ramps up production of protective equipment
April 2, 2020 · Featured, Press Releases
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University is working around the clock to produce personal protective equipment as part of the fight to reduce the spread of the corona virus.
Forensic Science Center enters new partnership
The Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) has entered into a collaborative partnership with the ANDE Corporation, which is placing a Rapid DNA instrument at the MUFSC for DNA analysts to evaluate for future validation and testing.
Pharmacists publish article about health communications during COVID-19
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy recently published a journal article by three Marshall Health clinical pharmacists. Ronald Carico Jr., Jordan Sheppard and C. Borden Thomas authored “Community pharmacists and communication in the time of COVID-19: Applying the health belief model.”
Students now able to select Credit/No Credit grading option for spring semester
April 1, 2020 · Featured, Press Releases
Withdrawal deadline also extended and first two sessions of summer school to be offered online only Due to the emerging hardships associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary transition to online course delivery, Marshall University is making changes to its grading system for the spring semester. For this semester only, undergraduate students will
Student wins Goldwater Scholarship
Marshall University student Maria “Ellie” White has been named one of 396 college students to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
School of Pharmacy makes hand sanitizer for local charities
Marshall University School of Pharmacy made and donated more than 12 gallons of hand sanitizer last month to several local charities including Harmony House, Huntington City Mission, the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center, River Park Hospital and the Huntington police and fire departments.
Scientists produce solution needed for COVID-19 testing
March 31, 2020 · Featured, MURC
A team of scientists, pathologists and lab technicians from Marshall University and Mountain Health Network are helping West Virginia address a limited supply of the solution used to transport testing swabs for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by making the mixture in one of the university’s labs. The clear viral transport medium (VTM), composed of specialized
Group delivers 500 masks to Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital
March 30, 2020 · Featured, Press Releases
The West Virginia Mask Army, a pop-up nonprofit making masks for health care professionals using furnace filters, delivered 500 masks to the Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hinton, West Virginia, Saturday, March 28. The masks were made in just over a week to bolster supplies in West Virginia in preparation for the Coronavirus pandemic.