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Music faculty to perform ‘Songs of Freedom’ in honor of Black History Month
The Marshall University School of Music will present “Songs of Freedom,” a concert recognizing Black History Month, featuring Marshall faculty members Dr. Carline Waugh, soprano, and Dr. Johan Botes, piano. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 513 10th St. in Huntington.
Department of Geology receives $1 million Kingdom Geoscience software package; plans to participate in international geoscience competition
Marshall University has received a $1,040,850 Kingdom Geoscience software package from IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com), an international company that provides information, analytics and solutions to clients in a variety of sectors. The Kingdom Geoscience Bundle and LoadPAK are industry-standard tools and technology that are used by geoscientists and engineers to explore for and develop petroleum resources. Now Marshall students will have access to these tools as part of their hands-on education and faculty will be able to conduct and present research at a more advanced and technical level.
Minority Health Institute receives $25K BRIDGE grant award
Gov. Jim Justice and Director Jill Upson of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) awarded $25,000 to the Marshall University Minority Health Institute to aid in their efforts to improve community health and economic development in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The pilot program, called Building Resources In Diverse Geographic Environments (BRIDGE), is a comprehensive community revitalization effort with a mission of addressing poverty, improving community-wide health, stimulating labor force participation and supporting economic development. The program also aims to combat substance abuse and improve crime rates, as well as neighborhood revitalization.
Ohio Valley Bank makes gift for new College of Business facility
Ohio Valley Bank recently made a $50,000 gift in support of Marshall University’s new College of Business facility, which will be constructed at 4th Avenue and 15th Street. Construction will begin soon, as the Marshall University’s Board of Governors recently approved the off-campus location, further expanding Marshall University into downtown Huntington and the local business sector.
Huntington’s Kitchen unanimously accepted into prestigious teaching kitchen collaborative
Huntington’s Kitchen, the outreach community food center of Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) and home of Marshall University’s Department of Dietetics, was unanimously accepted into the prestigious Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (TKC). TKC is a dynamic, action-oriented network of thought-leading organizations with existing and/or planned teaching kitchens that are capable of shaping next-generation strategy and collaborative research on best practices for integrative lifestyle transformation. 
The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia releases 2020 Snapshot: Southern West Virginia Small Business Leaders
February 13, 2020 · Featured, Press Releases
The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia (Alliance) Operations Council Chair Sara Payne Scarbro today released Snapshot 2020: Southern West Virginia Small Business Leaders, a survey summary and highlights from about 150 business leaders in southern West Virginia.
School of Theatre to present ‘The Laramie Project’
The Marshall University School of Theatre and Dance will present “The Laramie Project,” a play by Moises Kauffman and participants of the Tectonic Theatre Project. The production will be at 7:30 p.m. nightly from Tuesday-Saturday, Feb. 18-22, with a matinee performance offered as well at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Francis‐Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.
Gardner reelected to InfraGard West Virginia Board of Directors
Bill Gardner, assistant professor in the digital forensics and information assurance program at Marshall University and the new cyber forensics and security graduate program, has been reelected to the InfraGard West Virginia Board of Directors for a new two-year term.
Students to focus on heart health this Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, Marshall University’s Exercise Science department will offer a free Valentine’s Day event – the first annual Sweat-Heart Couples’ Walk. The department is hosting the event to encourage the community to walk together, and offering prizes valued at up to $230.00.
School of Music to present 51st Winter Jazz Festival Feb. 21-22
The Marshall University Jazz Studies program will present the 51st Winter Jazz Festival Feb. 21-22 in Smith Music Hall, featuring guest performances by Monika Herzig and the fusion artists The Time Flies, along with local jazz bands and school ensembles.