Revamped website launched

Marshall University rolled out a newly revamped website last week. The site, which is compatible with all browsers and mobile devices, offers an enhanced user experience and is part of Marshall’s ongoing efforts to improve the information available to its current and prospective students.

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University contracts with PNC Bank to provide services to students and employees

PNC Bank, N.A., a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: PNC) announced today it will provide banking services to Marshall University students. Under this new agreement, PNC will provide student and workplace banking, as well as financial literacy programs for the school’s more than 13,000 students, faculty and staff.

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School of Medicine marks annual White Coat Ceremony

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine officially welcomed 76 new students Friday, Aug. 7, in the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony.

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Faculty member receives grant from Arts and Humanities Council for ‘Leper of Pickens’ bullying documentary

Dr. Peggy Harman of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has been awarded a $1,500 grant from the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Council to film a documentary on “The Leper of Pickens,” which will focus on how a man’s life was forever changed due to discrimination and bullying.

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Professor receives $350,000 National Science Foundation grant

Dr. Elmer Price, a professor of biological sciences at Marshall University, has been awarded a three-year, $350,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant will fund his research, which Price said “aims to provide new information regarding the mechanisms responsible for the important and complex process of adult neurogenesis the process by which the brain constantly generates new cells that migrate into regions of the brain involved in memory, learning and the sense of smell.” Continue reading…


PR students receive 13 state and regional awards for campaigns work

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Identifying, establishing and maintaining mutually-beneficial relationships with the strongest of ethics, between an organization and its publics on whom its success or failure depends, is the focus of public relations. Two Marshall University public relations classes scored big on those efforts this week for their work on campaigns for two area nonprofit organizations.

Public relations students in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall won 13 state and regional awards at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)-West Virginia chapter awards held Wednesday, June 17, in the Culture Center at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston. Continue reading…


Dean honored as WSAZ-TV Hometown Hero

Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the Marshall University College of Health Professions, has been named WSAZ’s most recent Hometown Hero.

Every week, WSAZ recognizes people who have made a significant difference in other people’s lives and their communities. Winners are chosen based on their voluntary positive impact on a person or community, according to WSAZ. Prewitt said he was only trying to help the owners of a local business after a severe storm blew out their storefront windows in late June. Continue reading…


University to partner on $20M scientific research grant

Marshall University researchers will be part of a $20 million scientific research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The award was announced earlier today by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, along with Representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the highly-competitive grant to West Virginia’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to boost academic scientific research and upgrade infrastructure at Marshall University, West Virginia University, West Virginia State University and other state institutions. EPSCoR is facilitated by the state Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research. Continue reading…


Marshall, New River CTC sign agreements

Marshall University and New River Community and Technical College have entered into two agreements that will allow students of New River CTC to apply up to 72 of their credits earned to bachelor’s degrees at Marshall.

One agreement is for students who wish to complete a traditional bachelor’s degree at Marshall and the second is for students who intend to pursue the Regents Bachelor of Arts degree at Marshall. Provided a student is in good standing with New River CTC and meets the admission requirements for Marshall, that student is eligible to begin coursework at Marshall. Continue reading…


Special Collections, Government Documents departments in Morrow Library to be closed for five days beginning Aug. 10

The Special Collections Department and the Government Documents Department (Federal Depository Library Collection) in the James E. Morrow Library on Marshall University’s Huntington campus will be closed from Monday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 14.

These departments will be closed for staff development training, cleanup and maintenance of the University Archives and Manuscript Collections, and database maintenance. Continue reading…