Marshall University has partnered with Huntington High School and initiated a new Japanese sister school program to allow more students learn the Japanese language and more about Japanese culture.
Some of the best jazz piano players in the world and some of jazz’s most acclaimed artists will be gathering in Huntington, West Virginia, this month for the inaugural Huntington International Jazz Festival, in conjunction with the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition June 22-23. The Jazz Piano Competition is among the largest competitions of its type in the world, and will be a triennial event in Huntington offering an awards package of more than $200,000 in cash and prizes.
Students in the Weisberg Division of Computer Science in Marshall University’s College of Information Technology and Engineering have teamed up with students at St. Joseph Catholic Schools to participate in the VEX Robotics Competition. The first year was so successful that students at the grade school and middle school levels advanced to the World Championship earlier this month.
Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering at Marshall University, has been named the chair of the Student Education Committee of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Marc A. Subik, M.D., to their gastroenterology teams of providers.
Marshall University’s Libraries and Center for Continuing Education, along with FamilySearch.org, will host a family history day camp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, through Friday, June 8, and a family history workshop at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the James E. Morrow Library on Marshall University’s Huntington campus.
The Marshall University Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves, will visit Brazil June 4-15 and perform three concerts in the capital city of Brasília. The first concert will be during the University of Brasília Guitar Festival, where they will have the opportunity to participate in a musical collaboration with the University of Brasília Guitar Orchestra. This performance will be followed by others at the Redemptoris Mater Seminar and the Federal Institute of Brasília.
Marshall University’s Division of Student Affairs created the Spirit of Excellence Awards to recognize the exceptional contributions of university students.
Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received four Awards of Excellence and six Awards of Distinction in the 24th Annual Communicator Awards 2018 Audio Competition. WMUL-FM was notified by mail that its entries had won.
The Scottish Rite Foundation Inc. and its Masons will host the 3rd annual Rite Care Motorcycle Benefit Ride on Saturday, July 14, beginning at Black Sheep Harley-Davidson in Huntington and ending at Milton VFW Post #9796.