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Herd news in brief: Green Fridays business contest returns at Marshall

Aug. 25, 2012 @ 11:26 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University is encouraging employees at all Tri-State businesses to show their Marshall spirit this fall by wearing green as MU kicks off another series of Green Fridays.

Businesses can qualify to participate if they register for the Green Fridays business contest and their employees wear Marshall gear every Friday. They could win a Marshall package of four tickets to a Herd football game, public recognition and other special prizes.

Businesses can register by visiting www.marshall.edu/greenfridays. Registration is open throughout the campaign and is needed only once.

On selected Fridays throughout football season, one business will be chosen as the Green Fridays Winning Business. The winner will be selected from those that qualify for the contest. Prizes will be delivered to the winning business.

Also, a group photo will be shown on the video boards during Marshall's home football game the next day in recognition of the winning business.

Businesses are encouraged to send photos of their groups participating in the contest to weargreen@marshall.edu.

Prizes will be awarded the Friday before all six home games. The dates are Sept. 7 and 14, Oct. 5 and 26, and Nov. 2 and 16.

For more information, persons may contact Mallory Jarrell by phone at 304-696-3490 or by email at haye1@marshall.edu.

MU Choral Union accepting new members

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall University Choral Union is seeking interested singers to join the group for the 2012-2013 season.

This fall, the choir will join with the West Virginia Symphony Chorus to present performances in Huntington and Charleston of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's "Midnight Mass for Christmas."

Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, Aug. 28, and take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in Smith Music Hall, room 150. Music will be available for purchase at rehearsal. No audition is necessary, but previous musical experience is helpful. For further information, call 304-696-3117.

Marshall, Red Cross hosting blood drive in student center Aug. 30

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in the Memorial Student Center.

A table will be set up in the student center on Aug. 28 and 29 for people to sign up.

Another blood drive is scheduled for Sept. 19-20.