Marshall to host Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition

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.

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Choral Union to present ‘The Music of Living’

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.

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$1 million donation establishes consumer rights program

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.

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World Fusion events to kick off with ‘Culture Shock’

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.

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10th annual Brain Expo to be held April 10

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.

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Shora to speak at commencement May 5

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.

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Student wins Critical Language Scholarship

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).

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Oral health program honored with national award

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.

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