Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia to host national SBIR tour

The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia (Alliance) is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), the West Virginia Small Business Development Center and others to welcome the National SBIR Road Tour to Huntington on June 21, giving small business owners and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest federal seed fund, which awards more than $2.5 billion annually. This day-long conference will be hosted on the Marshall University Huntington campus, in the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex.

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Foundation establishes Charles L. and Shirley E. Roberts Scholarship

The Charles L. and Shirley E. Roberts Scholarship has been established by the Marshall University Foundation Inc. to benefit a West Virginia student involved with a faith-based/ religious student organization who plans to study in the Lewis College of Business. Preference will also be given to graduates of Hundred High School and Cabell Midland High School.

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Japanese sister school program launched

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.

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Jazz piano competition to draw some of the world’s top talent to Huntington

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.

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Computer science students guide St. Joseph Catholic Schools students to world championships in VEX Robotics

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.

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Marc A. Subik, M.D., rejoins Marshall Internal Medicine

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.

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Marshall to host family history day camp and workshop June 5-8

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.

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