News and Announcements

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Erma Byrd Higher Education Center News and Announcements:


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Welcome back students to The Erma Byrd Center Complex (Bluefield State College, Concord University, Marshall University and New River Community and Technical College)!  We're glad you are here!  So, have a hot dog on us on Monday, August 28, 2017, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.



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Marshall University classes start Monday, August 21, 2017!  Welcome back Marshall Students!



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Bluefield State College and Concord University classes start today, August 14, 2017, at The Erma Byrd Higher Education Center!  Marshall University classes start Monday, August 21, 2017 at The Erma Byrd Higher Education Center!  New River Community and Technical College classes also start on Monday, August 21, 2017! 



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Balanced Life Studio is offering a new premier infrared Yoga, Pilates and Barre Studio right here in Beckley!  As a result, they want to extend a special membership to all faculty, staff, and students from Erma Byrd Center and from New River Community and Technical College.  They have a variety of classes offered at different times through-out the day to help keep faculty and students healthy and stress free.  Click here to download the flyer.   Please visit their website to register at URL:




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