Marshall University and the Nu Jazz Agency will present the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition June 22-23 on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Among the largest competitions of its type in the world, the competition will be a triennial event in Huntington, offering an awards package of more than $200,000 in cash and prizes.
Marshall Sports Medicine Institute (MSMI) has announced a new partnership with the West Virginia Futbol Club (WVFC), a youth travel soccer club, that will provide sports medicine services to its more than 400 players.
Marshall University’s campus/community choral ensemble, the Choral Union, will present its end-of-semester program, “The Music of Living,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Smith Recital Hall.
Marshall University will host a joint recital of the guest group Radford University Guitar Quintet, under the direction of Dr. Robert Trent, and the Marshall University Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves.
Marshall University has received $1 million to launch a consumer assistance program for West Virginians. The initiative is a joint project with the West Virginia University (WVU) College of Law, which received $1 million to implement a similar program.
The Marshall University World Council student organization will kick off its World Fusion Week events with “Culture Shock,” an interactive, game-show-style program aimed at showcasing students’ unique cultural experiences in America and Huntington. This free event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the university’s Memorial Student Center, room BE-5, on the Huntington campus.
More than 800 West Virginia and Kentucky elementary school children will visit Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center on Tuesday, April 10, to learn about the brain and nervous system through activities and games.
Former student body president Nawar W. Shora, J.D., a Son of Marshall who has devoted his career to enhancing understanding among Americans of all heritages, particularly Arab-Americans and Muslims, will give the commencement address at Marshall’s 9 a.m. commencement ceremony Saturday, May 5.
Sophomore Christian Thompson, a double major in international business and Japanese, has become the fifth Marshall University student to win a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS).
The Marshall University/West Virginia Oral Health Coalition has received the 2018 Smiles Across America® Program Champion Award from Oral Health America (OHA) for its work in advancing oral health for low-income children in rural West Virginia and its contributions to the OHA webinar series.