Annual ROTC Commissioning Ceremony held

Ten Marshall University students were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the university’s annual ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, May 4, at the Heritage Station Courtyard.

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Marshall, Nu Jazz Agency to host International Jazz Festival June 19-23

Marshall University, in partnership with the Nu Jazz Agency, will host the inaugural Huntington International Jazz Festival (huntingtonjazzfest.org) June 19-23 in Huntington, in conjunction with the Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition June 22-23 on the Huntington campus. 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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WMUL-FM wins Associated Press Broadcasters awards

Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received two first place awards and two second place awards in the metropolitan classification during the fifth annual “The Virginias” Associated Press Broadcasters awards ceremony April 21 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

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Hughes receives Fulbright award

Hailey Hughes, a West Virginia native and Marshall University alumna, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Ireland in Creative Writing from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Hughes will study creative writing at University College Cork as part of a project to study creative nonfiction and create a trans-Atlantic storytelling group for able-bodied and disabled communities.

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Hollis, WMUL honored with regional Edward R. Murrow Award

Marshall journalism professor Dan Hollis and WMUL-FM, Marshall’s public radio station, were honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for the second year in a row by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

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Commencement ceremonies slated for Saturday

More than 1700 students will graduate from Marshall University Saturday, May 5. Most will be recognized in a pair of commencement ceremonies that day at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Convention Center in downtown Huntington.

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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society awards student fellowships

Marshall University’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, has announced the recipients of two student fellowships for 2017-18.

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