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Alpha Xi Delta prepares for 63rd annual Strawberry Breakfast

> Alpha Xi Delta will sponsor its annual Strawberry Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Thursday at the Alpha Xi Delta sorority house on Fifth Avenue across from the Memorial Student Center. “The Strawberry Breakfast is something we look foreword to every year,” Taylor Watts, public relations chair for Alpha Xi Delta, said. Full story

Ohio experimental artist to record live in an abandoned gravel mine

Ohio experimental artist to record live in an abandoned gravel mine

> Over the last decade, few performers in the tri-state area have been as fearless and prolific as Hecla, Ohio’s experimental musician Zack Kouns.        True to form, Kouns will perfom live for a recording of a new album at 7 p. Full story

Campus ministries come together for Perspective Week

> Marshall University campus ministries Cru, Revolution and Baptist Campus Ministries came together to sponsor an outreach called Perspective Week, which uses the idea of asking questions about God and life to people on campus. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday  members from the ministries will stand behind tables in the Memorial Student Center filled with cards that have questions and answers for students to read. Full story

‘The Invisible War’ raises awareness for sexual assault in US military

> The Academy Award nominated documentary, “The Invisible War,” will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday, in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. The film takes an investigative look into rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military. The documentary tells the stories of several veteran victims of sexual assault in the military and how they sought justice, began the recovery process and helped to illuminate the organized cover-ups within the ranks. Full story

Marshall emerses students in Italian culture for the summer

> The Marshall University College of Arts and Media is leading a summer exploration to the historic city of Florence, Italy.   Students will experience a three-week academic immersion program while traveling all over Florence, admiring artwork, tasting delicious food and experiencing Italy the way the Italians do. Full story

Students Showcase Social Justice Issues for the Tunnel of Oppression

> The signature events committee put on a series of skits to help bring everyday social justice issues to light as a part of the annual Tunnel of Oppression program. Tunnel of Oppression was held Tuesday night in Buskirk Hall. Sarah Martin and Jim Clagg, co-chairs of the signature event committee, coordinated the event. Full story

‘Marriage Day Monday’ raises equality awareness

‘Marriage Day Monday’ raises equality awareness

> To spread awareness about marriage equality, the Lambda Society performed marriage ceremonies on the plaza of the Memorial Student Center for Marriage Day Monday. Alijah Bayer-Harding, freshman biology pre-med major from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., said she and her girlfriend were going to be married on the plaza in support of believing marriage is a right every person is entitled to. Full story

Chance of cold precipitation could mean winter creeps back into spring season

> The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Tuesday through Sunday this week due to a Canadian high pressure system. The cold high pressure system will arrive after a Monday night cold front passes through the Ohio Valley area. Full story

Kick Butts Day celebrates a tobacco-free campus

> In celebration of Marshall University being a tobacco-free campus for almost a year, the Student Government Association will sponsor a MU Kick Butts Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday on the Memorial Student Center Plaza. According to Bekkah Brown, head of the Campus Life and Service committee, the main goals of this event are to celebrate Marshall University becoming one of more than 800 tobacco-free universities and colleges across the country and to thank students for being supportive of the new university policy. Full story

MU professor discusses Ice Age and animal adaption in relation to today’s changing climate

> F. Robin O’Keefe discussed his new research about ice age climate and animal adaptation in a free talk Monday in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center. O’Keefe’s discussion concerned ice age climate and the adaptation of animals that were living at the La Brea tar pits to those climate changes during the ice ages. Full story

Alpha Kappa Alpha kicks off Skee Week with make up tutorial

Alpha Kappa Alpha kicks off Skee Week with make up tutorial

> Alpha Kappa Alpha started off its Skee Week Monday and has events planned every night until Friday. The week started with a make up tutorial workshop Monday in the Memorial Student Center.  Senior and president of the sorority Taylor Davis, a senior majoring in communication disorders, instructed participants how to line their eyebrows, apply eye liner, apply lashes as well as pulling off the proper red lipstick. Full story

Cabell County slave ancestor retraces roots

Cabell County slave ancestor retraces roots

> Despite never having been a slave holding state, West Virginia had a history of slavery while it was still a part of Virginia. Sampson Sanders was a slave owner in Cabell County who in his will manumitted all 51 of his slaves and provided for them as Virginia state law required. Full story

PRSSA raises money for Hoops Hospital

> Marshall University’s Public Relations Student Society of America Herd for Hoops Charity Gala and PRSSA new member induction was Saturday in the atrium of the Cabell Huntington Hospital. PRSSA, in conjunction with a capstone journalism and mass communication public relations campaign class, hosted the event to celebrate PRSSA’s 35th year on campus and to increase the organization’s presence on campus while giving back to the Huntington community. Full story

Herd repels zombies as campus-wide game finishes

> The annual Herd Vs. Zombie wrapped up at midnight Saturday on Marshall University’s campus. The game began Tuesday at midnight with over 100 students participants. Cas Bobel, senior creative writing major from Lexington, Ky., described the game as Marshall’s take on Humans Vs. Full story

MU School of Medicine receives $50,000 grant for orthopaedic research

> The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine was awarded a grant of $50,000 to go toward a research project headed by Maria Serrat. Serrat is an assistant professor in the department of anatomy at the School of Medicine and a clinical assistant professor in the department of orthopaedics. Full story

Senior Day prepares students bound for college

> Upward Bound sponsored Senior Day Friday at Marshall University for high school seniors from Cabell, Wayne and Lincoln County. Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRiO program that prepares students grades 9-12 to pursue a college education. The program includes 27 seniors, and more than 20 of these seniors plan to attend Marshall University in the fall. Full story

MU Relay for Life sets record for money raised by Marshall students

MU Relay for Life sets record for money raised by Marshall students

> Approximately 200 people were in attendance for Marshall University’s annual Relay for Life that began Friday evening and lasted until Saturday morning. Before the event started, participants managed to raise more than $26,000, which set an all time high for money raised by Marshall students to help find a cure for cancer. Full story

Alive in the underground

Alive in the underground

Huntington’s punk scene and the vinyl revival

> Huntington is a town with a growing, eclectic music scene. On any given weekend, residents can take in heartfelt folk music at a coffeehouse, a national touring rock act at a venue, a country music superstar at an arena or even dance the night away to EDM and hip hop DJs at one of the many bars and clubs. Full story

Church to perform ‘Jesus Christ Superstar: In Concert’ in time for Easter season

> Marshall University students and other notable area performers will fill the Trinity Episcopal Church sanctuary with the sounds of the Broadway rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar: In Concert” this weekend. The show, directed by Trinity’s music director Mark Smith, will be performed at 7 p. Full story

University organizations sponsoring student yard sale Saturday

> The Sustainability Department is partnering with Housing and Residence Life to host a student yard sale Saturday in the parking lot between the Marshall Recreation Center and the Physical Plant. The yard sale is open for any Marshall student wishing to participate. Full story

aMUSED Dance Company sets show for Friday night

> The aMUsed Dance Company will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in Room 224 of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. It has performed four annual fall shows and several smaller spring shows since its establishment in 2010. The performance will showcase mainly modern dance stylings and include improv and contemporary. Full story

Campus reaches out to support Relay for Life

> Marshall University’s chapter of Relay for Life is preparing to “Represent the Night” 6 p.m. Friday on the Buskirk Field. The opening ceremony will feature guest speakers including Huntington’s Mayor Steve Williams and will continue through the night until 9 a. Full story

One school, many lives:

Students share their diverse experiences at Marshall

> Marshall University students represent 46 states, 44 countries and all 55 West Virginia counties. The students are as diverse as each student’s experience with Huntington and their time in college. With a student body of nearly 14,000, each student at Marshall will experience their time here differently. Full story

Lambda Society’s Pride Week events scheduled

> After weeks of preparing with bake sales and chalking the sidewalks around campus, Marshall University’s Lambda Society is celebrating Pride Week April 14-18. Monday, April 14: Marriage-Day-Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Memorial Student Center plaza. Full story

Greeks take the court for annual competition

Greeks take the court for annual competition

> Fraternities and sororities gathered Wednesday at the Marshall Recreation Center to compete in a basketball tournament. Four sororities and 10 fraternities from the Panhellenic Council represented their respective organizations. Participants said Greek Week is important to them because it creates a sense of unity among the Greek community. Full story

Splatterbeat goes lights out Friday

> The Marshall University Campus Activities Board has partnered with Housing and Residence Life to bring Splatterbeat to campus. The event will be 10 p.m. to midnight Friday at  Buskirk Field.  “Splatterbeat is a gigantic paint party,” Lee Tabor, a coordinator for CAB, said. Full story

Warm, sunny weather expected for weekend

> The National Weather Service reported a stormy start to the weekend followed by warm weather and a rainy beginning to next week. According to NWS, Thursday will be sunny with temperatures nearing a high of 74 degrees. Winds are expected southwest at 6 to 11 mph in the morning, increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Full story

Police Blotter

> April 1: Grand larceny: An officer met with the complainant concerning thefts taking place at 907 Third Ave. A custodian in the building was caught on tape stealing items such as a silver iPad, an iPad Air, an external hard drive, a Samsung tablet, basic carrying cases and several other items. Full story

Eighth graders get a lesson on their future college lives

> The Marshall University Office of Recruitment will have the second annual Future Investment Day 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Student Center. The event will provide Huntington Middle School eighth graders with a chance to learn more about college. Full story

Public Relations Student Society of America connects MU with Children’s Hospital

> Marshall University’s Public Relations Student Society of America Hoops Family Children’s Hospital Charity Gala and PRSSA new member induction is 5-9 p.m. Saturday in the atrium of Cabell Huntington Hospital as a celebration of 35 years on campus. During the Herd for Hoops event, PRSSA will sponsor a short reception, silent auction, entertainment and an induction ceremony for new MU PRSSA members and incoming officers. Full story

Students offer university feedback on Assessment Day

>   Marshall University students enjoyed food, music and were entered to win prizes Tuesday while participating in Assessment Day activities. Assessment Day at Marshall is an annual event designed to gather information from students to improve the university. Full story

DJ Feminasty takes on male-dominated club scene

>   These days a disc jockey can be anyone and anywhere, but it takes a keen ear and a talent for crafting sets to stand apart from the increasingly large scene.  DJ Feminasty has both, and will showcase her party-heavy sound Thursday at the V Club. Full story

New SGA Veterans Benefits packages connects the many MU veterans to campus

>   Starting next fall, the Veterans Affairs office of the Student Government Association will implement its new Veterans Benefits package for all current military members at Marshall University. Current Veterans Affairs Liaison Ty Carlton said he started this initiative to better integrate veterans enrolled at Marshall into daily student life. Full story

MU Greek Week kicks off on campus

>   Greek Week began Monday afternoon when each fraternity and sorority gathered in the Memorial Student Center lobby for the American Cancer Society banner presentations. Every chapter made a poster for Greek week to show its organizations support for the American Cancer Society and the work that it does. Full story

MU student receives honorable mention in Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition

>   Marshall University junior Tuesday B. Moats received an honorable mention at the 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition.  Moats, a double major in microbiology and ecology/evolutionary biology, was one of 200 students that applied for the scholarship throughout the nation. Full story

Evaluation of Kopp reveals progress within the university

> President Stephen J. Kopp was commended for his progress with Marshall University in a recent evaluation conducted by Board of Governors and Association of Governing Boards Consultant, Terry MacTaggart.   This evaluation is set for once every three years. Full story

UK sociologist to deliver ‘Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice’ lecture

> Marshall University has invited sociologist Shannon Elizabeth Bell to deliver annual Schmidlapp Distinguished Lectureship in Women’s Studies 7 p.m. Thursday at Foundation Hall. Bell will deliver her lecture, Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice, in the hopes that it will raise the level of consciousness about these issues. Full story

Marshall students take first at National Advertising Competition

Marshall students take first at National Advertising Competition

> Marshall University advertising students took first place at the district five National Advertising Competition Saturday in Louisville, Ky. The NSAC is sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. They secure a sponsor each year and issue a case study that challenges advertising students to create a campaign. Full story

College of Business internship fair and HR day scheduled for April 16

> Marshall University College of Business will be having an event-filled day April 16, with several events to help students launch their careers.  Aside from Emily Bennington’s signature presentation Rookie Hero: What Your First Boss Needs You to Know, there will also be the COB Internship Fair and HR Day. Full story

Geography professor purposes storm prep system

> Huntington is no stranger to severe weather, but geography professor Kevin Law said he wants to make improvements to how Marshall University deals with communicating impending severe weather by joining the National Weather Service’s Storm Ready program. Full story

Severe weather forecasted for the week

> The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reported a rainy beginning to the week, followed by sunny and warm conditions for the remainder of the week. NOAA has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Monday and Tuesday. Wet top soil increases the potential for water problems, which could lead to flood watches or flash flood watches for vulnerable areas. Full story

Night of Trivia benefits local child care service

> Local citizens and students put their knowledge to the test Saturday evening at the “Questions” Trivia Night hosted by the Marshall University public relations campaign class. The event took place at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, and all proceeds went to local childcare provider, River Valley Child Development Services. Full story

MTV’s ‘Guy Code’ set to explain the code of men to MU students

> MTV’s “Guy Code” will come to Marshall University to give a stand-up performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Don Morris Room. “Guy Code” is a reality comedy television series that airs on MTV2. The show features various pop culture figures such as entertainers, comics and athletes who each chime in and explain a special code of conduct men share. Full story

Marshall student crowned Miss West Virginia International 2014

> Latasha Mitchell, Marshall University junior biological science major from Madison, W.Va., was crowned the reigning 2014 Miss West Virginia International March 29 at the West Virginia Cultural Center in Charleston. With only two years of experience competing in pageants, the newly crowned 2014 Miss West Virginia International could be considered relatively new to the pageant circuit. Full story

Doom metal legends bring up-and-comers on tour to V Club

> Doom metal pioneer Scott “Wino” Weinrich will bring one of his heaviest projects, Spirit Caravan, 10 p.m. Saturday at the V Club. The legendary metal vocalist and guitarist first appeared in the band St. Vitus in the early ‘80s. Along side bands like Pentagram and Witchfinder General, St. Full story

Journalism students and faculty take home national awards

Journalism students and faculty take home national awards

> Students and faculty from the Marshall University W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications took home several awards from the National Broadcasting Society National Convention, which took place March 11-16 in Los Angeles. The winners included Will Vance, James Collier and Joshua Rose for their Audio Sports Play-by-Play Programming. Full story

Marshall alum finding purpose at Huntington Museum of Art

> For six decades, the Huntington Museum of Art has been defined by a vision of bringing the world of art to the people of West Virginia and the tri-state region. The museum offers many different events throughout the year of all sizes and for all ages. Full story

Marshall Spanish professor living a musical life

> be channel full of music videos but Spanish professor Benjamin Garcia has just that. Garcia writes pop songs and makes music videos in his spare time. His YouTube channel features Garcia’s voice accompanied by acoustic guitar. He shares his channel with all of his classes. Full story

Students, recruiters meet at Career Expo

> Career Services had its annual Spring Career Expo Wednesday, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Area businesses were recruiting for part-time, full-time and internship positions in a variety of areas, such as customer service, health care, retail management, media sales, insurance and financial services, and engineering. Full story

Spring brings chance of late week severe weather

> The possibility of late weekend thunderstorms could potentially lead to severe weather and flooding, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Wednesday. NOAA has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Thursday and Friday. Thunderstorms could lead to locally heavy rainfall. Full story

Addiction documentary screening opened to the public Thursday

> Marshall University students and Huntington community members have the opportunity to attend a free showing of the original documentary, “The Anonymous People” 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center. The film presents fact about addiction and long-term recovery of more than 23. Full story

MU soccer alum starts player development business

> Kyle Sniatecki, a former Marshall University soccer player and alumnus from Buffalo, N.Y., recently started his own business called Soccer By Sniatecki, LLC. Sniatecki has been playing soccer since he was 6 years old. Growing up, he played on various premier club teams in New York and was part of the Olympic Development Program that gave him opportunities to play in Austria, England, Germany, Ireland and Scotland. Full story

Revolution reaches out to campus with cookout

> Campus ministry Revolution took advantage of the warm weather Wednesday afternoon by having a cookout at the Campus Christian Center. Revolution used this event as an outreach program to get to know people who are not a part of Revolution. Two year member Ashleigh Brie said these outreach programs are important to her and also for the group as a whole. Full story

POLICE BLOTTER

> March 27: Brandishing a deadly weapon: A victim reported that he was walking home from class when he was approached by a black male at the corner 19th Street and Fifth Avenue at approximately 10:08 a.m. The suspect asked the victim a series of questions and then proceeded to reach into his jacket, purposefully revealing a small, black handgun. Full story

School of Music paying tribute to late professor

> The sound of music will fill Smith Recital Hall at 7 p.m. Sunday to pay tribute to one of Marshall University’s late music professors. Red Socks and Low Brass: A Tribute to John Mead will include musical talent from the Marshall University Trombone Ensemble and other trombonists in the Huntington area. Full story

Amicus Curiae series talks intelligent design education

Amicus Curiae series talks intelligent design education

> The co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in Kitzmiller case delivers the final lecture in Americus Curiae series Monday evening in the Marshall University Foundation Hall. Stephen G. Harvey served as co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the case of Kitzmiller v. Full story

Waugaman, Mangus prepare for the future

Waugaman, Mangus prepare for the future

> As the 2013-2014 school year draws to a close, newly elected Student Body President Duncan Waugaman and Student Body Vice President Lila Mangus will be sworn into office April 27 and take over for the current Hassan-Lyons administration. Waugaman, a sophomore economics and finance major from Huntington, has been a member of Student Government since the first semester of his freshmen year and is also a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Full story

New public health graduate program brings growing field to area students

> Marshall University will welcome a new graduate program for public health this coming fall. William Pewen, director of the Master’s in Public Health program, explained this new graduate public health program will be what a number of individuals at Marshall have worked for years to bring about. Full story

Questions Trivia Night to benefit area children

> Shaver Media Group will be selling tickets in the Memorial Student Center until Friday for the main event for its capstone class called Questions Trivia Night. Tickets are $10 for students and $25 for general admission for Saturday at the Big Sandy Convention Center. Full story

April showers to follow warmer spring weather

> Rain is expected to roll in along with the month of April as well as consistently warm temperatures this week according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday. Monday’s sunny weather is not expected to last into the week, but temperatures are anticipated to stay warm and rise and remain in the 70s for the majority of the week. Full story

Easter season brings egg hunts to Huntington

> The Easter bunny is coming to town. The Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District will sponsor three area Easter egg hunts at different locations this year. The first hunt is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 12 at Westmoreland park. The park district will also team up with the Altizer Neighborhood Association for an egg hunt at 2 p. Full story

Lamda Society kicks off Pride Week

> The Lambda Society’s Pride Week kicked off Monday with members focused on increasing the LGBTO presence on campus. Lauren Cundiff, co-president of the Lambda Society and a senior health science major from Proctorville, Ohio, said one of Pride Week’s goals is to inform and to remind students there is an on-campus safe space, which is available to anyone. Full story

‘Mountain Stage’ musicians perform with children’s choir

‘Mountain Stage’ musicians perform with children’s choir

> Ron Sowell and special guests performed Saturday evening at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse during the Appalachian Studies Conference. The concert was entitled, “New Appalachian Voices: An Evening with NPR and Mountain Stage’s Ron Sowell and Special Guests. Full story

Scholars reaching out to community for collaborative ethnography project

> Eric Lassiter and Elizabeth Campbell presented the third plenary, of the three plenaries offered during the Appalachian Studies Conference this weekend at Marshall. Lassiter is the director of the graduate humanities program for Marshall at the South Charleston campus, and has a joint appointment in the College of Liberal Arts and in the College of Education and Professional Development. Full story

Poverty simulation helps Marshall students reach a new level of empathy

> Marshall University medicine, pharmacy and undergraduate students learned what it is like to be completely disadvantaged when trying to make ends meet Friday at a poverty simulation at the Marshall University Foundation Hall. The event was first opened to medicine and pharmacy students but was later opened to the rest of Marshall’s students. Full story

MU Chamber Choir finishes concert tour in Huntington

> After a successful concert tour, The Marshall University Chamber Choir gave a one–time performance Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The free concert featured the same compositions from the recent tour. The MU Chamber Choir is a select ensemble whose participants come from various backgrounds. Full story

Kentucky neo-punk act Globsters invades Huntington

Kentucky neo-punk act Globsters invades Huntington

> Lorretta Lynn. The Judds. Keith Whitley. Globsters. Adam Brewer, better known by his punk rock moniker Globsters, is slowly but surely carving out his place in Eastern Kentucky musical folklore. He will bring his one-of-a-kind act to Huntington 8 p.m. Full story

The Color Run bringing color back to Huntington in September

> Get ready for the “Happiest 5k on the Planet.” The Color Run will be back in Huntington this fall. Tickets are on sale now and cost $35 for solo runners and $25 a person for a team, which includes 4 or more runners. The Color Run is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Full story

Professor to sign book on Appalachian youth Sunday

> Linda Spatig will present her book “Thinking Outside the Girl Box: Teaming Up With Resilient Youth in Appalachia,” 2:30 p.m. Saturday during the Appalachian Studies Conference, and she will be offering a book signing event 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Empire Books in the Pullman Square. Full story

Police Blotter

> March 11-15: Petit larceny: A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked in the lot on Sixth Avenue. The victim discovered the converter missing at approximately 11:30 p.m. March 15 but the theft could have taken place between March 11-15. There are no known suspects at this time. Full story

Up to 1000 expected to show up for Appalachian Studies Conference

> The Appalachian Studies Association will hold the 37th annual Appalachian Studies Conference this weekend at Marshall University. The conference is expected to bring in up to 1,000 people from across the region to the campus Friday through Sunday, and it will include numerous events throughout the weekend. Full story

Family of immortal cell line donor to present at book signing event

> Relatives of Henrietta Lacks will be presenting to the Marshall University community and signing books at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Marshall Foundation Hall. Lacks is the subject of Rebecca Skloot’s book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Lacks was a poor African American woman. Full story

A TASTE OF THE HILLS

INTO Marshall students invited to experience Appalachian cuisine

> International students have an opportunity to taste the local food of Appalachia with INTO Marshall University at the upcoming event “Taste of Appalachia” which will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday at INTO MU building. “The purpose of this event is to give students a little taste of the culture where they live right now,” Kelli Kerbawy, student services coordinator at INTO MU, said. Full story

Women of Color Day honors women in community

> Community members and Marshall University faculty and students celebrated Women of Color Day Tuesday by recognizing women who have made an impact on campus and in the community in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center. Leah Tolliver, director of MU Women’s Center, said the event’s intention was to recognize women, their contributions to the community and campus and to encourage them to continue their work. Full story

Campus Christian Center brings campus together for just a buck

> The Campus Christian Center, located on the Marshall University campus, hosts “Lunch For A Buck” once a month that are provided by different religious denominations in the Huntington community. A member of Huntington’s First Presbyterian Church, Patty Anderson, said serving lunch to the Marshall campus is a great way to reach out and establish an awareness of Christianity on and around Marshall’s campus. Full story

‘Women of Color Day’ event slated for Tuesday

> In celebration of the International Association for Women of Color Day, Marshall University’s Woman of Color will sponsor a program at noon Tuesday in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Carmen Mitzi Sinnott will be the keynote speaker. Full story

Winter weather carries on despite spring’s arrival

> Spring has come but snow is still possible early this week, with rain possible later in the week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Monday. Monday was mostly sunny with a high near 44 degrees. Monday night yielded a chance of snow after 4 a. Full story

Honor Flight provides a day to thank nation’s heroes

> According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 World War II veterans die each day. Honor Flight is a national organization that helps WWII veterans and some Korean and Vietnam veterans travel to Washington D.C. to see the memorials that were built in their honor. Full story

Honor Flight provides a day to thank nation’s heroes

> According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 World War II veterans die each day. Honor Flight is a national organization that helps WWII veterans and some Korean and Vietnam veterans travel to Washington D.C. to see the memorials that were built in their honor. Full story

Sodexo electronic error causes trouble for Marshall

> Sodexo, the food services company at Marshall University, had delayed payment processing causing problems for students, faculty and staff. Many people are experiencing large amounts of money withdrawn from their accounts due to a electronic error in Sodexo’s payment systems. Full story

History and home cooking

History and home cooking

Huntington staple, Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House, continues legacy of founder

> Local Huntington restaurant, Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House offers a different dining experience for all members of the Huntington community, and a chance to step back in time. Founder of Jim’s, Jim Tweel, built his business on five facts: good service, good food, courtesy, cleanliness and ambiance. Full story

Police Blotter

> All incidents were reported by the Marshall University Police Department. March 4: Petit larceny: At approximately 6:51 p.m., the victim reported that he left his wallet and its contents unattended in an unsecure and unlocked room in Corbly Hall. Upon his return, his wallet and its contents were missing. Full story

The Lifehouse provides a life of second chances

> Local therapeutic community organization, The Lifehouse, gives a whole new meaning of “life” to men and women recovering from alcoholism and substance abuse.   Since the opening of the first facility in January 2012, The Lifehouse in Huntington has grown immensely. Full story

Lexington progressive rockers unleash new album at the V Club

> Dream the Electric Sleep, a progressive rock band from Lexington, Ky., will unveil its critically acclaimed new album, “Heretics,” 9 p.m. Saturday at the V Club. The event comes just one week after Lexington country duo Sundy Best packed the V Club for an album release show. Full story

‘Spring into Wellness Walk’ gets community moving

> The Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District and the Arthritis Foundation will start a free wellness walking program for people with arthritis and others who want to improve their fitness. The “Spring into Wellness Walk” is a six-week long drop-in program aimed to motivate people to get moving. Full story

MU professor signs new book, raises the issue of victimization

MU professor signs new book, raises the issue of victimization

> The Marshall University Women’s Studies and the Department of History sponsored a book signing for editor Anara Tabyshalieva, assistant professor of history, Wednesday evening in the John Deaver Drinko Library atrium. Tabyshalieva’s book, “Escaping Victimhood: Children, Youth and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding,” is the second book in the series and was published by United Nations University Press. Full story

Waugaman, Mangus win in uncontested presidential election

> Student Government Association elections closed Wednesday, and SGA announced who will take next year’s student body offices and senate seats. The unopposed Duncan Waugaman and Lila Mangus will take office as student body president and vice president. Full story

Pi Mu Epsilon preps for 'Pi Day'

> Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society on Marshall University's campus, is sponsoring Pi Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday March 14 on the Memorial Student Center plaza. The event is in honor of the number 3.14, which is not only Friday’s date, but the numerical value of Pi. Full story

Greeks, students give at blood drive

> Marshall University’s Red Cross Club paired up with fraternity and sorority organizations to provide students the opportunity to donate blood Tuesday and Wednesday in Marco’s in the basement of the Memorial Student Center. The event was sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma, Delta Zeta, Alpha Xi Delta and Alpha Sigma Phi. Full story

University seniors begin ‘Countdown to Commencement’

> Students set to graduate in May gathered Tuesday in the Don Morris Room at an event designed to help them handle preparations for graduation. The semi-annual Countdown to Commencement event was designed to give students an opportunity to handle pre-graduation ceremony business items in a central location. Full story

Amicus Curiae series targets racial injustice, mass incarceration

> As part of the second lecture of the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series, David Rudovsky, civil rights lawyer and University of Pennsylvania Law School professor, addressed the issues between racial injustice and mass incarceration in the U.S.   Rudovsky said there is a need to focus on the increased number of individuals incarcerated in the last 40 years. Full story

Education Expo gives future educators opportunity to network

Education Expo gives future educators opportunity to network

> Career Services sponsored the Education Expo Tuesday in the Student Memorial Center for graduating seniors who will begin their careers in the fall. Students from West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and South Virginia attended the event. “The event has always been a great event for education students to network with schools,” Denise Hogsett, director of Career Services, said. Full story

Sigma Sigma Sigma plans to heat up MU with annual Chili Fest

> The ladies of Sigma Sigma Sigma will sponsor their annual Chili Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $5 and will include a drink, a peanut butter sandwich and, of course, chili. Participants can either be served the chili at the Tri-Sigma sorority house, located on Sixth Avenue, or have the food delivered. Full story

Memorial Student Center plaza turns into an arcade for a day of sun and skee ball

Memorial Student Center plaza turns into an arcade for a day of sun and skee ball

> The Marshall University Campus Activities Board brought Your Event Source, an event planning and amusement rental company from Charlotte, N.C., to the Memorial Student Center Tuesday. Bryce Brown, event manager at YES, said the company goes up and down the east coast putting on events for different universities. Full story

Marshall joins regional water research group

> In the wake of the water crisis, Marshall University will partner with the Charleston Area Alliance and other local programs in an initiative for the innovation of water cleanliness and sustainability. The new West Virginia Water Sustainability Institute will be located at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston and will develop and commercialize innovative technologies to maintain, improve and protect water supplies throughout the state, according to a press release. Full story

Women Connect to host foster care discussion Wednesday

> An event aimed at discussing foster care issues and awareness be sponsored by Marshall University’s Women Connect organization 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Shawkey Dining Room at the Memorial Student Center. The presenters will discuss the foster care system in West Virginia and the current issues they face. Full story

West Virginia celebrates American Red Cross Month

> The American Red Cross is celebrating Red Cross Month during March, to raise money and to honor the everyday heroes of the Red Cross. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin kicked off Red Cross Month with Red Cross Day at the West Virginia Capitol March 5. During Red Cross Day, exhibits were on display so people could learn more about the Red Cross. Full story

Coffee with the Mayor, Greek life upcoming to topics on WMUL-FM’s ‘Campus Concerns’

Coffee with the Mayor, Greek life upcoming to topics on WMUL-FM’s ‘Campus Concerns’

> On WMUL-FM’s “Campus Concern” Monday, Student Body President E.J. Hassan and Chief of Staff Jordan Wooldridge discussed various topics of interest concerning Marshall University. The topics discussed included Coffee with the Mayor, Greek life, Assessment Day, upcoming Student Government Association elections and the new syllabi repository. Full story

198 bills passed before legislature ends

> The first session of the 81st legislature wrapped up at midnight Saturday at the West Virginia Capitol.  198 bills were passed during the 60-day session. Of those bills, 104 were House bills and 94 were Senate bills.    Senate President Jeffrey V. Full story

Sunshine to give way to snow over the week

> The first week of daylight savings will start off with a brief preview of spring and then get colder throughout the week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sunday. Monday’s high is expected to be around 68 degrees under mostly sunny skies with wind gusts may of 25 mph. Full story

Harlem Globetrotters headed back to Huntington

> The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will return to Huntington Wednesday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena with an added twist to their show.  The 2014 Fans Rule world tour kicked off Feb. 24 in Boise, Idaho.  In an effort to get fans more engaged on their 2013 tour, the Globetrotters allowed fans to vote on new rules to be used during games. Full story

Women’s Studies Student Association set to discuss women in Appalachia

> A round table discussion about the roles of women in Appalachian society is set to take place on Monday from 5-7 p.m. in Room 2E10 of the Memorial Student Center. The event was organized by the Marshall University Women’s Studies Student Association as a part of Women’s History Month. Full story

Skee ball and bumper stickers combine at upcoming CAB event

> The Campus Activities Board will  sponsor a skee ball and bumper sticker event for students from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Student Center plaza. Depending on the weather, it may be moved into the MSC lobby. There is no charge to play, and students who participate in skee ball can win a prize if they score high enough. Full story

Educator Expo brings several school systems to MU education majors

> The Educator Expo, sponsored by Marshall University Career Services, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in Room BE5 in the Memorial Student Center. Students who will be graduating with education degrees, or who are interested in pursuing a teaching position after graduation, can attend the event. Full story

Local bands gather to perform and raise money for funeral costs of fellow musician

> Huntington’s punk scene came together Saturday at the Fairfield Community Center for a benefit show to help offset funeral costs and raise money for a tombstone for one of its beloved fallen members, Topher Seelinger. Local bands Bad Terms, Disappearing Man, Awakening the Revenant and Eleanor were joined by Charleston bands Letters, Cold and Distant, and Fall Before Your Creator and Cincinnati’s All My Friends Are Dead for a day long fundraiser to help Seelinger’s family. Full story

Craig Robinson gives comedy a musical twist

Craig Robinson gives comedy a musical twist

> Craig Robinson, a comedian best known for acting in the television comedy “The Office”, brought his keyboard and his sense of humor to Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center  Saturday. The audience of more than 200 students, faculty and locals joined in to sing, clap and stomp their feet along with the musical comedy. Full story

SGA Hosts Open Forum

New President, Vice President and Business Manager Candidates answer questions about their platform

> The Student Government Association sponsored an open forum from Thursday in the Memorial Student Center for Student Body President Candidate Duncan Waugaman, Student Body Vice President Lila Mangus and Business Manager Candidate Holland Miller to answer questions about their platform in the upcoming election. Full story

Students voice concerns & ask questions during 'Coffee with the Mayor'

> Students and faculty voiced different concerns and issues with Huntington Mayor Steve Williams over coffee from Thursday in the Memorial Student Center for the monthly Coffee with the Mayor. This event is designed for anyone who has a question or a concern for the mayor to bring it forward in a casual setting and to allow him to hear from his constituents at Marshall. Full story

Symphony Orchestra plays for Cabell County students

> The Marshall University Symphony Orchestra impressed students from Cabell County Schools Thursday morning at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center in the 53rd Young People’s Concert presented by Marshall University, Cabell County Board of Education and The Woman’s Club of Huntington. Full story

Wind Symphony selected as one of four bands for festival

> The Marshall University Wind Symphony has been selected to perform in Chicago Saturday afternoon during the fifth annual Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival. Each year, four bands are selected to perform in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center during a festival that honors Grainger, one of the most important composers of wind band music. Full story

Warmer weather on its way this weekend

Weekend forecast calls for sun and rain, but snow still possible

> This weekend’s weather outlook calls for sun and the possibility of rain and snow, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s report. Thursday night a closed, low-pressure system will be produced over the southern plains and will move into West Virginia, drawing moisture into the area. Full story

Craig Robinson plans to bring musical comedy to Huntington

> Actor, musician and comedian Craig Robinson will perform his comedy stand-up routine 7 p.m. Saturday in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The evening will include improvisation and audience interactions. He is best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on the television show “The Office” and for the movies “Pineapple Express”, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and “Hot Tub Time Machine. Full story

Scrapbook of a community

Scrapbook of a community:

Local author compiles a history of Guyandotte

> The citizens of Guyandotte are experiencing a history of their neighborhood in a personal way through vintage images in the newest addition to the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing.   The book, “Guyandotte,” includes more than 200 pictures and captions spanning the history of the area. Full story

WSAZ’s Home & Garden Show to return to Big Sandy

> Spring is upon the region as WSAZ hosts its annual Home and Garden show March 7-9 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. The show will last from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. To help homeowners prepare for spring, 116 exhibitors will showcase the latest home and garden products and services. Full story

‘Jackass’ star to play at the V Club

> Movie star. Director. Skater. Daredevil. Rapper? Bam Margera, star of MTV’s Jackass, will bring his newest musical venture, “F**kface Unstoppable,” to the V Club in Huntington, Sunday at 9 p.m. The band, which features members of the alternative metal act CKY, is as crude as its name implies. Full story

INTO students experience local industry

> INTO Marshall University students, faculty and members of Marshall’s Career Services visited and toured the Special Metals plant Wednesday in Huntington. Ying Zhuo Li, INTO MU student from China, said visiting Special Metals made her realize how different factories are in the U. Full story

CTL opens up for 15th anniversary

CTL opens up for 15th anniversary

> The Center for Teaching and Learning provided faculty with the 15th annual anniversary academic open house Wednesday, in Room 109 of Old Main. The CTL provides faculty development, facilitates cross-disciplinary faculty collaborations and offers a range of resources to assist faculty in improving their teaching practice so students can learn more efficiently and effectively. Full story

Mermaids explore and explain worldly issues

Mermaids explore and explain worldly issues

> Students and professors performed in a diverse exhibition of visual, vocal and theatrical art Wednesday night in Body Shots VIII: Mermaids at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. In a seven act show artists across different disciplines explored aspects of the mythical mermaid in a show that discovered and discussed issues of gender, environment, sexuality, social media and romantic relationships. Full story

Fraternities compete in ‘Xi Man’ competition for autism awareness

Fraternities compete in ‘Xi Man’ competition for autism awareness

> One member of each fraternity competed in the annual Alpha Xi Delta, Xi Man competition Wednesday night in the Memorial Student Center. The chapter raised $1,721 towards its philanthropy, Autism Speaks. The contestants gathered to show of their performance skills while also raising money for autism awareness. Full story

Ukrainian students weigh in on crisis

> Ukraine and Russia have been in strong brotherhood connections for long time. For many years they were thinking, working and living in the same places. This all changed in November when the Ukrainian government officially rejected to sign the Association Agreement with European Union. Full story

‘Coffee with the Mayor’ scheduled for Thursday

> Students and faculty will meet with Huntington Mayor Steve Williams over coffee from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Student Center for the monthly Coffee with the Mayor. This monthly event is an opportunity for students, faculty and anyone in the Huntington community to interact with and voice problems and concerns to Williams in a casual setting. Full story

Geocaching craze coming to Huntington area

> The Huntington area’s newest tourist attraction will allow tourists and local residents to experience Huntington, Barboursville and Milton in a different way. The Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the formation of the area’s first geocaching trail. Full story

UNI 102 helps students succeed in college

> UNI 102 Strategies for Academic Success is an 8-week course instructed by the Student Resource Center’s Resource Specialist Samantha Fox. The class takes place in Laidley Hall and content focuses on a culmination of all the SRC’s workshops. The topics covered include studying skills, critical reading strategies, note-taking, listening, time management, academic stress management and exam preparation. Full story

Student body president, vice president stepping down after successful term

> Student Body President E.J. Hassan and Student Body Vice President Ashley Lyons announced this week they will be stepping down from their positions in Student Government Association at the end of the semester and will not be running for reelection. The Hassan-Lyons administration began in the fall of 2013 and set to work on the various goals and initiatives it saw as the vision for their administration. Full story

MU takes sophomores to the theater

> Marshall University will  sponsor a trip Sunday to Columbus for sophomores to see a performance of “The Phantom of the Opera.”   Tickets were made available in the Memorial Student Center Tuesday. Tickets are limited and they are on a first come, first serve basis. Full story

MU professor discusses a mother’s role on protagonists in upcoming lecture

> The Women’s Studies Program has an abundance of events lined up to help students celebrate Women’s History Month including a women’s studies faculty colloquium lecture noon Friday in Drinko Library Room 402. The lecture, Sky Gods, Mad Scientists, and Impossible Genetics: Frankenstein Fathers in Children’s Film and Television, will be delivered by Walter Squire, assistant professor in the English department. Full story

SAND event to benefit nutritional awareness

> The Marshall University Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics members celebrate National Nutrition Month with a nutrition extravaganza 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center During the event SAND will also collect canned food donations for the new Marshall University Food Pantry. Full story

WMUL-FM show broadcasts to a statewide audience

WMUL-FM show broadcasts to a statewide audience

> High school basketball fans in West Virginia have a new way to connect with High School Basketball Night in West Virginia, a radio show about high school basketball featuring score updates, interviews and analysis of the most recent games. The program originates from the WMUL-FM 88. Full story

Thundering Herd set to dance for cancer research

> In the spirit of raising money for pediatric cancer research, Dr. Scott Studeny, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine graduate and pediatric resident from Huntington, is spear-heading an initiative to start a Thunder Dance Marathon at Marshall University. Full story

Taliaferro, Hoskins sign autographs for local fans

> Thundering Herd fans from around the region had the chance to meet two of their favorite players Saturday afternoon in the center court of the Huntington Mall. Essray Taliaferro and Gator Hoskins signed autographs, posed for pictures and greeted fans of all ages. Full story

Marshall Brain Expo provides local students food for thought

> Local students from second to sixth grade experienced the science of the brain through hands on activities at Marshall University’s sixth annual Brain Expo Friday. The event featured more than 25 different stations where the students learned about senses, vision, parts of the brain and more through interactive and engaging activities. Full story

Musical art festival promotes past, present and future

Musical art festival promotes past, present and future

> The Fifth Annual Festival of New Music came to a close Saturday evening with a concert at Smith Music Recital Hall. The concert featured Henning Vauth, the piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Marshall University. He performed Frederick Rzewski’s set of variations, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated. Full story

Wintry conditions not expected to last throughout week

Wintry conditions not expected to last throughout week

> The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association issued a winter storm warning Sunday for the beginning of the week and also reported mild, yet cold conditions for the rest of the week. The winter storm warning called for freezing rain, sleet and heavy snow in parts of southeastern Ohio, north central and western West Virginia and northeast Kentucky. Full story

Tony Hawk Foundation helping Huntington build skate park

Tony Hawk Foundation helping Huntington build skate park

> One of the most well known organizations in the skating industry awarded the city of Huntington funding for a skate park. City officials were notified Tuesday that the Tony Hawk Foundation has approved a $5,000 grant application that was submitted in December. Full story

Veteran groove and new funk combine at Huntington Ale House

Veteran groove and new funk combine at Huntington Ale House

> One of the region’s longest running and most popular jam bands, the Genuine Junk Band, will share a bill with one of Huntington’s newest upstarts, Downtown King, 9 p.m. Friday at the Huntington Ale House. The Ashland based Genuine Junk Band, now in its 15th year, has survived numerous line-up changes and a lengthy hiatus in its career. Full story

W.Va. struts its stuff to benefit water crisis victims

> Local artists and concerned citizens have banded together to sponsor a fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Moose Lodge to benefit the WV Clean Water Hub in the form of a fashion show and live music performance titled H2OMG. All proceeds from the show will go to the WV Clean Water Hub, an organization working to get clean water to those in the midst of the water crisis. Full story

Body Shots VIII: Mermaids set to make a splash at Marshall

> Marshall University will sponsor Body Shots VIII: Mermaids 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theater at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. This year’s theme uses the mystical mermaid to explore gender and the body. A reception and art exhibit will open the show with the performance starting at 7:30 p. Full story

Rainy forecast brewing for weekend, Monday

> The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported snow and rain all weekend, continuing into the beginning of the week. NOAA issued a special weather advisory Wednesday, advising drivers to use caution because of slick spots on untreated roadways and possible reduced visibilities from early morning snow showers. Full story

Commuters sleep safe on campus during bad weather

> With this winter’s weather conditions causing school cancellations and dangerous highways, Marshall University is offering commuters, faculty and staff a free and safe place to stay on campus. The rooms are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Full story

Job-A-Palooza returns to campus with opportunities

Job-A-Palooza returns to campus with opportunities

> Marshall University Career Services sponsored Job-A-Palooza Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center. More than 20 companies and local businesses attended the fair, offering part-time jobs and internships to interested students. Regular attendees such as Cabell Huntington Hospital and BrickStreet insurance were present to meet and greet students. Full story

Honors College gets jump start on fall semester

> The Honors College is finalizing the list of seminars offered to honors students for fall 2014. The seminars are offered to help student improve the honors experience. Narrowing down the seminars for the following semester is a long and tedious process. Full story

The Women’s Center and the empowering pants

The Women’s Center and the empowering pants

> National Eating Disorders Awareness Week continues 6 p.m. Friday with a presentation sponsored by the Marshall University Women’s Center titled “The Truth About Pro-Anorexia” in Harris Hall Room 102. The theme of NEDA Week this year is “I didn’t know…” The goal is to spread information regarding what people may not know about eating disorders. Full story

Students file to begin election process

> Election campaigning has begun as candidates seeking to run for positions in the Student Government Association declared their intentions to run Tuesday evening. Duncan Waughaman, a junior economics and finance double major, is running for student body president with Lila Mangus, a junior marketing major, as his vice president. Full story

Council OKs armored vehicle purchase

> The Huntington City Council voted to accept the grant given by the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Monday in order to assist in the purchase of a state of the art armored police vehicle. The grant will cover $266,000 in price, leaving the Huntington Police Department to pay approximately $13,000 to cover the $279,000 in total vehicle costs. Full story

School of Art and Design travels to New York

> The Marshall University School of Art and Design will be in the Big Apple over the weekend to visit art museums, attend exhibition openings and explore the culture-filled towns of China Town and Little Italy. Students will have an eventful weekend while exploring the Chelsea Gallery District, the Guggenheim Museum and the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. Full story

INTO MU students discover a love of American cuisine

> International students at INTO Marshall University are exploring the world of cooking Mondays at Huntington Kitchen. INTO MU created the program to help the international students with their English The cooking class allowed students to experience and taste American food. Full story

Family matters to new chair Petrany

> Stephen M. Petrany was recently appointed the new chair for the department of family and community health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Petrany graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a family residency with the Medical College of Virginia. Full story

Tri-state Society of Human Resource Management helps send students to conference

> The Marshall University of Society of Human Resource Management will sponsor a presentation 6 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of Corbly Hall in honor of the donation made by the tri-state SHRM. The $1,200 donation will go toward sending four students from the College of Business to a regional conference in Arlington, Va. Full story

Marshall student hopes to stop malaria one book at a time

> Millions of people in developing countries die from malaria, a preventable disease, each year due to the lack of medicine. Malaria is a disease of the blood that is caused by the plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted from person to person by a particular type of mosquito. Full story

Filing Day for SGA Senate seats arrives

> Filing Day to apply to run for a Senate seat in the Marshall University Student Government Association will be at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center in Room 2W29B. Election Commissioner Ashley Roberts said SGA is an excellent way for students to get more involved on campus and to truly have an impact while at Marshall. Full story

Job-A-Palooza to bring career opportunities to campus Wednesday

> Marshall University Career Services will sponsor Job-A-Palooza 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center lobby. The part-time job and internship fair is open to all Marshall University students, faculty and alumni. Job-A-Palooza allows students to practice networking skills in a casual environment. Full story

Author talks faith, Christianity during day one of two-day lecture series

> Author of  “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist“ and president of crossexamined.org, Frank Turek, came to Marshall University to do a two-part series seminar that started Monday. The lecture took place in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center at 7:15 p. Full story

Alpha Sigma Phi and Delta Zeta spike out cancer

> Alpha Sigma Phi and Delta Zeta sponsored Spike for a Cure Saturday from at Huntington High School. Fifteen teams participated in a volleyball competition to help raise money for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Kyle Rheude, Olivia Sommerville and Tyler Bradley, who worked together to make the event a success, planned the event. Full story

City council to vote on armored police vehicles

> Huntington City council will vote Tuesday to approve or deny a $266,000 state grant given by the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety for the purchase of an armored vehicle. If the grant is approved, the money will go toward the purchase of the $279,000 state of the art armored vehicle, which would leave the payment responsibility of approximately $13,000 to the Huntington Police Department. Full story

State legislators honor the value of a college degree

State legislators honor the value of a college degree

> Twenty-five different universities and colleges around the state gathered Friday at the West Virginia Capitol building for Higher Education Day at the Legislature to showcase what higher education has to offer to its citizens. Marshall University’s Director of Recruitment, Beth Wolfe, said so many people are in some way tied to Marshall, and she enjoyed talking to them and hearing their stories. Full story

Winter weather returns for the week

> Warm weather will not grace Huntington with an appearance this week, with snowy mixes expected in the middle of the week and possibly freezing conditions, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sunday’s conditions were wet with a chance of snow at night, but no accumulation was expected. Full story

Upward Bound looking for summer advisers

> Upward Bound is taking applications through Monday at its office in Prichard Hall for residential advisers to work during its summer program. Upward Bound is one of the five TRiO Programs at Marshall University, which are federally funded programs that help students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds become the first to attend and graduate college. Full story

‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ reaches a wide audience with humor

> The technical device that runs our society, the gadget you turn off in a theater performance, or at church on Sunday morning becomes a powerful connection between a middle-aged woman and a dead man and the fight to keep his spirit alive.   The riveting comedy, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” had a successful weekend of performances at the Joan C. Full story

‘Gypsy soul’ transports Black Sheep Burrito & Brews back in time with her voice

‘Gypsy soul’ transports Black Sheep Burrito & Brews back in time with her voice

> Sierra Ferrell has one of those voices. One that sounds familiar and fresh. One that sounds heartbreaking and hopeful. The Charleston-based singer-songwriter will showcase her voice 8 p.m. Saturday at Black Sheep Burrito & Brews. Ferrell, 25, welcomes comparisons to the jazz and folk singers of a bygone era. Full story

Pizza fundraiser to benefit local child development

> The Marshall University Shaver Media Group will sponsor a fundraiser Friday at Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar to raise money for the River Valley Child Development Services donating $2 from every 14-inch pizza ordered that day. River Valley is a childcare facility for early childhood education with the mission of being a leading in provider in high quality early childhood care and education services for children, families and communities. Full story

High School Festival Band Weekend kicks off Friday

> The 13th annual Marshall University High School Festival Band Weekend presented by the School of Music and Theater begins Thursday and includes two concerts, a MU Showcase Concert 8 p.m. Friday and the High School Festival Band Concert 4 p.m. Saturday, at Smith Recital Hall. Full story

Author questions God, truth and miracles in upcoming lecture

> Frank Turek, president of crossexamined.org, will discuss his book “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” at 7:15 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. The event is sponsored by campus ministry, Ratio Christi. Full story

Kopp voices budget cut concerns

> Decreased public funding is nothing new to Marshall University but in the last few years it has started taking a toll on the university. “The situation we’re dealing with is, we have multiple sources of revenue,” President Stephen J. Kopp said. “Student fees, student tuition, donors who contribute to the university, grants and contracts, and then we have money from the state. Full story

Manchin to speak in Huntington on leak

> Sen. Joe Manchin will meet with Cabell County residents at 5 p.m. Thursday for a town hall meeting at the Huntington City Council Chambers in city hall to discuss concerns about the chemical spill and water crisis. He will talk about his current chemical safety legislation, the Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act. Full story

Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss tickets go on sale for upcoming concert

> Country music icon Willie Nelson will be joined by acclaimed bluegrass artists Allison Krauss and Union Station on a co-headlining U.S. tour that will make a stop Sunday, May 11 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. Full story

Thinking outside the box

Thinking outside the box

Lecture highlights unconventional applications of archaeology in the modern world

> Andrew Reinhard opened minds to the options classicists and archaeologists have beyond teaching Wednesday in the John Deaver Drinko Library Room 402 with his lecture, “Classics Outside the Academy: Punk Archaeology, Classics Gaming and Adventure Science. Full story

High school students get the chance to ‘discover’ engineering

> In celebration of National Engineers Week, the Society of American Military Engineers Huntington Post will sponsor an Engineering Career Day Thursday in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. The annual event has a different theme each year, with this years being “DiscoverE. Full story

Experts hope to answer pressing questions about water and chemical spill

> Marshall University’s Student Environmental Action Coalition will co-host a forum from 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center where experts will speak and answer questions concerning the water crisis. SEAC partnered with Marshall’s Students for Appalachian Socialism, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition to host the event. Full story

Northcott Court demolition moves forward

> The long sought after process to transform one of Huntington’s neighborhoods took a major step forward Feb. 10 after the Huntington City Council meeting The Huntington Housing Authority received approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to demolish the Northcott Court housing complex. Full story

‘Thunder on the Stage’ to showcase student talent

> Marshall Housing and Residence Life will sponsor Thunder on the Stage, an inaugural student talent show 7 p.m. Monday at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Jim Clagg, the residence director in Commons , is optimistic about the potential for Thunder on the Stage. Full story

Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ coming to Huntington

> Georges Bizet’s theatrical opera, “Carmen” will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.   Marshall University’s music professor Larry Stickler and Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s Artistic Director Giorgio Lalov will talk to interested viewers at 6 p. Full story

‘Pizza and Pop’ opens channels for students to talk with Kopp

> Students met President Stephen J. Kopp for pizza and pop Tuesday in the Memorial Student Center for the first “Pizza and Pop with Kopp” to interact with him and voice concerns. Student Government Association has partnered with the Office of the President on this monthly initiative with the goal of building and strengthening relations between students and Kopp. Full story

‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ explores technology’s abiltiy to unite and isolate

‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ explores technology’s ability to unite and isolate

> “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” opens 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre as part of the 2014 Birke Fine Arts Festival. The play, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, explores the paradox of modern technology’s ability to unite and isolate people in the digital age. Full story

Sorority raises money to support local domestic violence victims

> The sorority Alpha Chi Omega presented a check Tuesday for $1,155.63 to Branches, a domestic violence shelter in Huntington, which supports domestic violence victims. The money was raised through a pancake breakfast last April. The sorority charged $5 per plate, which consisted of pancakes, juice and a choice between sausage and bacon. Full story

Local musicians set to rock the Huntington Ale House Friday

> Local college musicians from the Colten Settle Band and Life and its Opposition will take the stage at 10 p.m. Friday at the Huntington Ale House on Fourth Avenue. Colten Settle Band is made up of students from Marshall University, West Virginia University and West Liberty University. Full story

W.Va. House committee talks small business at Marshall

> The West Virginia House of Delegates Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development Committee met Monday at Marshall University to discuss local business in the Huntington area. They welcomed small business owners to come and express their concerns and solutions at an open meeting. Full story

Bieniek ends first year as Honors College dean

> Honors College dean Ronald Bieniek will finish out his first year as dean of the college after officially signing with Marshall University in the summer or 2013. Bieniek said he has been in observation mode this year, observing the traditions and operations of the Honors College and Marshall as a whole. Full story

Citizens, organizations march on W. Va. Capitol for E-Day

Citizens, organizations march on W. Va. Capitol for E-Day

> Citizens, lobbyists and environmental organizations from across the state gathered at the State Capitol building Monday to call legislators’ attention to environmental problems occurring across the state. Environment Day, or “E-Day” at the Capitol has been hosted and organized by the West Virginia Environmental Council since 1990. Full story

MU Forensic Science Center collects DNA of criminals across the country

> What used to be the old Marshall University football locker room now houses a high-tech, greatly esteemed forensic laboratory that performs forensic DNA testing for West Virginia and numerous other states throughout the country. The Marshall University Forensic Science Center also conducts relationship testing and produces DNA profiles for all convicted offenders in the state of West Virginia, which goes into a database known as CODIS. Full story

TRiO Day gives students a chance to see opportunities for education

TRiO Day gives students a chance to see opportunities for education

> Several students and parents from surrounding schools, as well as Marshall University students and faculty, gathered Monday afternoon in the Campus Christian Center to participate in the first TRiO Day in over 10 years. TRiO represents seven federally funded programs, five of those are available at Marshall. Full story

E-Day takes water focus to W.Va. Capitol

> The West Virginia Environmental Council will sponsor its 24th E-Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the State Capitol according to a news release from WVEC. The event has brought citizen lobbyists and local grassroots organizations to the capitol every year since 1990, one year after the inception of WVEC. Full story

Campus salt supply delayed until Tuesday

> The extra ice melt ordered by physical plant employees has been delayed due until Tuesday due to bad weather. Director of the Physical Plant Mark Cutlip said he had ordered the salt for sidewalks from the usual in-state suppliers, but the orders were cancelled so he was forced to order ice melt from Nevada. Full story

Free Hugs

Student Resource Center helped boost morale Friday with free hugs for everyone

> The Student Resource Center’s staff members sponsored a Valentine’s Day program in the Memorial Student Center offering free hugs to boost morale during the winter season. “The snowstorms have been hitting us pretty hard, and a lot of students are experiencing dreary days because of it,” Beth Wolfe, director of recruitment, said. Full story

Microsoft offering Marshall students more of its programs for free

> Microsoft is allowing Marshall University students free access to other products that are a part of the 2013 Microsoft Office program. Students and staff have access to email accounts through Microsoft Office 365 and since the holiday break, there are more products available to be downloaded. Full story

Agencies from around the world impressed with Marshall

> INTO Marshall University met with agencies from around the world Friday at INTO MU, East Hall. Agencies from the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and South Korea had a chance to take a campus tour and talk to current INTO MU students. The students expressed their opinions on INTO MU, Marshall’s educational system and daily life in Huntington. Full story

BOMBARDIER BRINGS MARSHALL GRADUATE BACK TO HUNTINGTON

> Josh Iddings, a 2007 Marshall graduate and assistant professor of English at Virginia Military Institute, returns to Huntington as a member of the Lexington, Va., post-rock band Bombardier for a show 10 p.m. Friday at the V Club. Though not even a year old, the band already boasts of their strong five song extended play and is playing out-of-town shows on a regular basis. Full story

US Army bringing mobile STEM Center to campus

> The US Army will sponsor an event Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Student Center with STEM Center vehicle. The event was arranged by the Marshall University ROTC and is free to the public    The STEM Center vehicle, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math is a large RV type vehicle and will be broken into three separate rooms. Full story

Huntington Mayor unveils new budget

> Mayor Steve Williams spoke to City Council Friday, Feb. 14 with his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Williams spoke of his first year of being mayor as he recounted the past decisions of the year. “Our revenues are steady. Our expenses are under control,” Williams said. Full story

Ruff takes title at Wizard! game show

> Jeff Ruff earned the title of Wizard! Of Sexuality Studies along a hat fit for a wizard at the sexuality studies department game show Thursday night in Smith Hall 154. The game show worked as an interdisciplinary panel with a focus on sexuality. Each of the contestants brought elements of their respective fields into the discussion then audience members decided whose answer was the best. Full story

We are the World at MU

>  “We are the World” was the theme of Marshall University’s annual Diversity Breakfast Friday in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. Maurice Cooley, associate vice president of Intercultural Affairs, gave the breakfast’s opening remarks. Full story

TRiO Day to aid students from low-income families

> TRiO will sponsor TRiO Day at 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Campus Christian Center to raise awareness on programs they offer. The event is open to all faculty and students at Marshall University as well as high school students grades 9–12 and their families. Full story

PHC Sorority Recruitment

> Sunday, Feb. 16 will conclude the Panhellelic Council sorority recruitment filled with recruitment events open to all women on campus interested in becoming a part of sorority life. During this recruitment period, all four PHC chapters on campus demonstrated what their chapter stands for, while also promoting the morals and values of their national organizations. Full story

Organizations from MU head to Charleston

> A sea of green filled the state capitol Wednesday for Marshall Day as legislators honored Marshall University by recognizing its 177th anniversary. Legislators spoke about the new Weisburg Engineering Building, the Visual Arts Center and congratulated coach Doc Holliday for his recent Military Bowl win. Full story

INTO Marshall to sponsor Valentine’s Day celebration

> Love is in the air at INTO Marshall University as it celebrates Valentine’s Day with a holiday appropriate party from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the INTO MU Center Chloe Pasquet, an INTO MU student services assistant from France, said while many students celebrate Valentine’s Day in their countries, they should also experience it in the United States as a way to learn about American culture. Full story

Secret Service seeking Marshall applicants Thursday evening

> A recruiter from the U.S. Secret Service will be on campus to speak with students about a possible job opportunity 5 p.m. Thursday in the Drinko Library Room 402. Isaiah Haskins, a junior criminal justice major at Marshall, said the Secret Service is a big deal and he is looking forward to learning about what they do. Full story

MUSOM provides services for the homeless

MUSOM provides services for the homeless

> The Marshall University School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy were represented Wednesday at Project Homeless Connect in the Big Sandy Superstore. Project Homeless Connect is sponsored by the Coalition for the Homeless. The arena was filled with booths from local agencies to provide services for the homeless and let them know what they offer. Full story

Award-winning author Eula Biss takes Marshall to ‘No Man’s Land’

Award-winning author Eula Biss takes Marshall to ‘No Man’s Land’

> Author Eula Biss had a public reading Wednesday evening in the Marshall Student Center to read excerpts from her award-winning book of American essays, “Notes from No Man’s Land,” as a part of the 2014 Birke Fine Arts Festival. Students and faculty members filled the Shawkey Room of the MSC eager to listen to multiple readings from Biss. Full story

‘War Witch’ gives a glimpse into Africa

Spring Film Festival

> The Canadian film, “War Witch” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center as part of the Spring Film Festival. The film depicts the life of 12-year-old Kamona who was kidnapped by rebel soldiers and forced to fight against the government in the African jungle. Full story

World-renowned drummer set to perform at the Jomie Jazz Center

> World-renowned drummer Jeff Sipe brings his new jazz-fusion trio to the Jomie Jazz Center Forum Thursday at 8 p.m.  as part of Marshall University’s Jazz Guest Artist Series. The two-time Grammy nominee has collaborated with some of the biggest names in contemporary music, including Waylon Jennings, Bela Fleck and Phil Lesh. Full story

Disney on Ice brings ‘Princesses and Heros’ to Charleston

> Families, children and Disney lovers will flock to the Charleston Civic Center Thursday through Sunday for the performance of the Disney on Ice show, Princesses and Heroes. Evening performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Disney on Ice will present morning shows 10:30 a. Full story

Love-A-Donor Day gives students a chance to give thanks for scholarships

> Marshall scholarship recipients are invited to Love-A-Donor day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Thursday and Friday in the Memorial Student Center lobby. This event gives students the opportunity to fill out thank you cards to the donors that have contributed to scholarships they have received. Full story

Award-winning author Eula Biss takes Marshall to ‘No Man’s Land’

Award-winning author Eula Biss takes Marshall to ‘No Man’s Land’

> Author Eula Biss had a public reading Wednesday evening in the Marshall Student Center to read excerpts from her award-winning book of American essays, “Notes from No Man’s Land,” as a part of the 2014 Birke Fine Arts Festival. Students and faculty members filled the Shawkey Room of the MSC eager to listen to multiple readings from Biss. Full story

Say it with tubas:

Tuba Valentines go on sale in Smith Music Hall atrium

> Serenades from violinists and guitarists for Valentine’s Day are a thing of the past, as tuba and euphonium players roam campus to deliver Tuba Valentines to students and faculty. The Tuba Valentines, which consist of a musical valentine accompanied by a handmade card and carnation, can be purchased for $10 from 11 a. Full story

Christian Center Board offers ‘Lunch for a Buck’

> Marshall University’s Campus Christian Center Board started a new event called Lunch for a Buck Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. The event brings churches and Marshall students, staff and faculty together a couple times a month for lunch on campus. Travie Ross, Campus Christian Center office manager, said she was worried that the attendance would not be great but they actually had a great turn out for it being the first day of the event, with over 60 people in attendance. Full story

Library campaign encourages students and faculty to read 150 books collectively

> Marshall University library staff will sponsor a launch party for a reading campaign Thursday at Drinko Library to encourage faculty and students to read 150 books or more during the course of 2014. The campaign, “Marshall Reads 150-Plus” is a program sponsored by the West Virginia Center for the Book, a project of the West Virginia Library Commission. Full story

Nonfiction writer and poet, Eula Biss, set to read Wednesday

> As a part of the 2014 Birke Fine Arts Festival and the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series, author Eula Biss will have a public reading Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Shawkey Room in the Memorial Student Center. Biss is best known for her second book of essays, “Notes from No Man’s Land,” which has received several awards such as the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and the National Book Critics Circle award for criticism. Full story

Educational counselors from around the world coming to Marshall

> INTO Marshall University is preparing to meet educational counselors from different countries Friday  and  Feb, 24   The counselors will represent agencies from India, United Kingdom, China and South Korea. The main goal of the visit for the counselors is to see Marshall’s campus and the programs provided for the students by INTO MU. Full story

Let there be light

Appalachian Power joins Huntington, Marshall in plan to brighten campus

> Appalachian Power is partnering with Marshall University to lighten up the perimeters of campus. Twenty-one new streetlights will be installed on Fifth Avenue, Third Avenue, Hal Greer Boulevard, 14th Street and 15th Street. In addition to the new streetlights, all existing streetlight bulbs will be upgraded from 250 watts to 400 watts. Full story

More snow expected along with above-freezing temps

> This week the temperatures are expected to be above freezing with a chance of snow and rainy mixtures, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Monday was sunny with a high near 24 and a low around 10 during the night. According to NOAA, Tuesday is expected to be sunny with a high of 27 and breezy, and a low of 20 at night with no chance of precipitation. Full story

Honors College hosts ‘Food for Thought’ Dinner

Honors College hosts ‘Food for Thought’ Dinner

> The Honors College sponsored its third annual Food for Thought dinner Friday night in the Memorial Student Center. Food For Thought is an event put together for the Honors 200 classes, where students come together over dinner to have intellectual discussions on certain assigned readings. Full story

Monthly “Coffee with the Mayor” Resumes

> Faculty and students met with Huntington Mayor Steve Williams over coffee Thursday in the Memorial Student Center for the first “Coffee with the Mayor” of the semester to interact with him and voice their concerns. Student Government started this event in the spring of 2013 off of the initiative to connect the mayor with Marshall students each month and allow them to voice their concerns in a casual setting. Full story

New executive director brings experience to the Paramount

> Entering into his eighth week as the new executive director of the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Bruce Marquis brings a stout resume to the historic venue. He has directed performing arts series at the University of Nebraska, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Northern Iowa. Full story

International Film Festival brings the world to Huntington

> The International Film Festival will return Friday until Thursday to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, featuring films from Denmark, Israel, Japan, Canada, Cuba and the United States each evening. The festival will kick off Friday with a Japanese film, “Like Someone in Love,” at 5:30 p. Full story

CAAS to serve up soul food Sunday

> The Center for African American Students will sponsor its annual Soul Food Feast at 2 p.m. Sunday in the John Marshall Dining Room.  “It is a joyful time to celebrate the spirit of love, while enjoying the company and conversation with family, friends, faculty, university students and others from throughout the community, enhanced by some of the most appetizing and traditional African American dishes,” Maurice Cooley, associate vice president for Intercultural Affairs and director of CAAS, said in a press release. Full story

Country singer Justin Moore coming to the Big Sandy Arena Saturday

> Calling all country music fans, country singer Justin Moore will be performing live along with Randy Houser and Josh Thompson at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena this Saturday at 7 p.m. The concert is a part of the “Off The Beaten Path Tour” which took off November 1 in Springfield, Mo for a 57 city journey. Full story

Birke Fine Arts Fest to feature Troika Ranch Friday, Saturday

> Troika Ranch, the internationally known theater and dance company, will be performing its  innovative work, “SWARM”, this Friday and Saturday at Marshall University’s 2014 Birke Fine Arts Festival at 7 p.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. The renowned theater and dance company from New York City is known for its artistic platform of the collaborative works of the company’s founders, choreographer Dawn Stoppiello and composer/media artist Mark Coniglio. Full story

Mayor Williams discusses hiring and spending freeze, baseball stadium with journalism class

> Huntington Mayor Steve Williams announced a new hiring and non-essential spending freeze among a litany of other topics during a conference with a Marshall University journalism class in Smith Hall. In addition to the freeze, which was made effective Thursday morning and will extend until the end of the fiscal year, the mayor promoted his “first class or nothing,” philosophy regarding the renovation and future growth of Huntington. Full story

County health dept. provides free vaccinations

County health dept. provides free vaccinations

> The Cabell Huntington Health Department gave out free flu shots to students, faculty and staff Wednesday in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center. The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone get a flu vaccine especially higher-risk people such as pregnant women, small children, those with chronic respiratory illnesses like asthma and anyone working with high-risk individuals Although the single best way to prevent influenza is vaccination, other precautions should be taken. Full story

Life returning to Ritter Park Amphitheater

> Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District Executive Director Kevin Brady announced a group of theater veterans will bring back the Ritter Park Amphitheater. Huntington Outdoor Theatre celebrated its 20th and final show in July 2013. The shows stopped after director, Helen Freeman, Patti Shaver and several other volunteers were unable to produce shows due to the increase of bad weather. Full story

3.75 percent budget cuts expected to hit Marshall

> After the current legislative session, Marshall University is estimated to receive a budget cut of approximately 3.75 percent. However, the percentage is subject to change. Other higher education agencies are looking at budget cuts close to 7.5 percent. Full story

Shaver Media Group helping community childcare

> The Marshall University Shaver Media Group sponsored a fundraiser Tuesday night at Jakes Sports Bar to raise money for River Valley Child Development Center. River Valley is a childcare facility for early childhood education. Its mission
is to provide high quality early childhood care and education services for children, families and communities. Full story

Alternative spring break gives students a chance to give back to environment

> The application deadline for the alternative spring break to York River, Va., hosted by Marshall University’s Housing and Residence Life, is 5 p.m. Friday. Students will leave March 16 and return March 22. While in York River, they will help clean up rivers and trails. Full story

Poster show encourages sustainable living

> Students, faculty and staff were given the opportunity to explore ways to make more sustainable decisions at a poster show co-hosted by the Sustainability Department and the Housing and Residence Life sustainability committee. All who attended were encouraged to sign the Green Pledge, a document created to give tangible goals for students to accomplish to become more conscious with energy, waste, water and transportation. Full story

Amicus Curiae discusses Abe Lincoln

> Brain R. Dirck delivered a lecture titled “Abraham Lincoln and Constitutional Optimism” Tuesday in the Marshall University Foundation Hall. Dirck, a Lincoln scholar, spoke a week prior to the president’s birthday and argued that the ideals of the late president made him a “constitutional optimist”. Full story

Health Dept. offering free flu vaccinations

> The Cabell County Health Department will offer free flu shots to students, faculty and staff at Marshall University from 10-2 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center lobby. “We really want to encourage people to get their vaccine,” Amy Saunders, director of student health education programs, said. Full story

Greeks host hot chocolate social for spring recruitment

> The Panhellelic Council sponsored its annual hot chocolate social Tuesday in the Memorial Student Center lobby. The social is a chance for women on campus interested in sorority recruitment to get to know the members of all four sororities in a laid back atmosphere. Full story

Recreation Center celebrates five years on campus

> The Marshall Recreation Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Wednesday. Since its opening in 2009, the Rec Center has helped students and employees on campus, as well as members of the community, toward living a healthy lifestyle. They will hold a special reception filled with cake, coffee and snacks in the rec center lobby at 12:30 p. Full story

CREATION  VS.  EVOLUTION

CREATION VS. EVOLUTION

> The Campus Christian Center opened the doors for people to watch Bill Nye the Science Guy debate creationism with Ken Ham Tuesday at 7 p.m. Revolution, a religious group on campus, sponsored the event. The building was filled with students that are apart of ministries on campus as well as students that are interested in science. Full story

‘Interculturalism’ a focus at Marshall

> In an effort to embrace all students and nationalities, Marshall University changed the Office of Multicultural Affairs to Intercultural Affairs. Maurice Cooley, vice president of Intercultural Affairs, said the new name is directly related to the idea of “interculturalism” and stems from the need for all students to coexist together. Full story

SAND advocates nutritional awareness throughout Huntington

> The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics through the College of Health Professions is an active organization promoting nutrition through multiple involvements on campus and in the Huntington community. Its purpose is to advocate nutritional awareness and build relationships within the community to facilitate accurate and beneficial nutrition information in many forums. Full story

Winter weather yielding more soggy conditions

> More wintry weather is expected to impact the Huntington area, including snow and freezing rain with a short period of dryness leading into a wet and snowy weekend. Sunday night gave the area a coating of snow and ice, which caused a winter storm warning until noon and a two-hour delay on campus Monday. Full story

Syllabi bank goes online

SGA resolution puts repository on myMU

> Student Government  announced Friday that a Syllabi Repository, which will allow students to view current and past syllabi in one place, is now operational on the myMU website. The repository is an online web application on the myMU website under the student tab. Full story

Sustainability Dept., Residence Life launch ‘Green Pledge’

> The Sustainability Department and Housing and Residence Life’s sustainability committee will kick off an event Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center to encourage students to be more green. The program includes a competition between residence halls and an opportunity for both residents and non-resident students to sign a Green Pledge. Full story

NPR’s Glynn Washington to lecture on campus

> Glynn Washington, public radio’s rising star, is scheduled for several presentations on Marshall’s campus Tuesday. Washington rose to prominence when he created NPR’s “Snap Judgment,” a storytelling radio show accompanied by hip-hop inspired music. Described as “compelling personal stories – mixing real life with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic and kick-ass radio,” the show is inspired by “This American Life,” hosted by Ira Glass. Full story

IBM recruiting students for entry-level positions

> IBM will sponsor an information session for students about possible careers with the company Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Room 2W22. Its purpose in coming to Marshall University is to recruit students to work in its West Virginia office located in Rocket Center, W. Full story

Ratio Christi looks at Bible with “historian’s eye”

> Ratio Christi, Latin for the “reason of Christ,” is a new group on campus, which meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center in Room 2W37. During the meetings, the group discusses Bible logic and the reasons why they believe in having faith. Full story

Coffee with the Mayor

SGA event gives students a chance to express their opinions to Huntington mayor

> The Marshall University Student Government Association will sponsor the event Coffee with the Mayor Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center lobby. Coffee with the Mayor is a once a month event where Huntington Mayor Steve Williams comes to Marshall to hear the concerns and ideas of Marshall students. Full story

Student Government looking to fill empty Senate seats

> The Senate is looking to fill its empty representative seats in the SGA by election time in the beginning of March. The Senate has 36 of 49 seats filled with representatives from the College of Arts and Media, College of Business, College of Education and Professional Development, Graduate College, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science. Full story

Protesters take to the streets in Charleston

Protesters take to the streets in Charleston

> Protesters gathered in front of the Charleston Civic Center to voice concern about the water crisis as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin addressed the West Virginia Coal Association Symposium at 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Signs read “Defend our water” and “Keep your poison out of our tap” were carried by protesters as they chanted, “Protect our waters for our sons and daughters,” and “Gov. Full story

Thundering Word triumphs at recent tournaments

> Marshall University’s speech and debate team, known as the Thundering Word, scored two victories in recent weeks at major forensics tournaments in the Midwest.   The team won its second and third tournaments of the season this month. One victory came from the RedHawk Rumble Invitational Tournament in Indianapolis, where the Thundering Word took home first place, beating four of the top ranked teams in the nation. Full story

Upcoming SRC workshops to teach students financial responsibility

> The Student Resource Center will sponsor two financial responsibiliy workshops at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center. “This workshop is designed to help students make wise choices with their spending,” Samantha Fox, a resource specialist, said. Full story

Visual arts faculty art on display at Huntington Museum of Art

> The visual arts faculty at Marshall University have put their artistry on display to the public at the Huntington Museum of Art.  The museum and the visual arts faculty from Marshall’s College of Arts and Media came together to present “The Art of Teaching Art. Full story

Jazz Fest heads into weekend stretch

> Marshall University’s 45th Annual Jazz Festival kicked off Thursday for a three-day festival which will bring middle school, high school, college, and professional jazz artists to the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The opening concert begins with a performance by Bridgeport High School’s Honor Band. Full story

Country singer Hunter Hayes to perform live in Huntington

> Ladies of the tri-state area, prepare to swoon. Country star, and recent Grammy Awards performer, Hunter Hayes will perform at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena as part of his 2014 “We’re Not Invisible” tour. The tour kicks off March 20 with a show in Pikeville, Ky. Full story

Let’s talk about EVERYTHING

Let’s talk about EVERYTHING

Students, faculty discuss equality and societial norms

> Students led a discussion facilitated by Women’s Studies and Intercultural Affairs regarding race, gender and everything in between Wednesday in the Shawkey Room at the Memorial Student Center. According to leaders, the goal of the session was to have students brainstorm ideas for events or discussions that they would like to see on campus and draw connections between race and gender. Full story

University to sever ties with Turnitin

> Due to mid-year budget cuts, Marshall’s Information Technology Department decided not to renew their subscription to Turnitin effective July. According to the information technology department, in the last two years there have been reductions totaling $350,000, not including mid-year budget cuts of $23,000. Full story

Manchin reacts to Tuesday’s State of the Union address

“I want him to work with me, not against me.”

> Sen. Joe Manchin III responded to President Obama’s State of the Union Address in a press conference Wednesday, stating “I want him to work with me, not against me.” The President vowed to work without the cooperation of Congress in the address, stating, “Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do. Full story

Herd Helps

Herd Helps

Upcoming food drive to stock new student food pantry and help feed Marshall students

> The Marshall University Alumni Association will sponsor a food drive Feb. 3-28 to help stock the newly established Marshall student food pantry. The Alumni Association will accept canned goods and non-perishable items through drop off donations during business hours at the Erikson Alumni Center in Foundation Hall or scheduled in advance by calling the Marshall University Office of Alumni Relations. Full story

Lecture on Lincoln just in time for president’s birthday

Lecture on Lincoln just in time for president’s birthday

> The Amicus Curiae lecture series opens with award-winning author Brian R. Dirck speaking on Abraham Lincoln at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Marshall University Foundation Hall. Dirck’s lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and Constitutional Optimism,” will elaborate on the ways Lincoln used the Constitution to his advantage during the Civil War and draw connections to a modern setting. Full story

Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra features world-renowned conductor

> The Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra, the next act in the Marshall University Artists Series, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. World-renowned orchestral conductor, Philippe Entremont, will be the feature of the evening. Full story

Students, instructors look back at LEAP

> Now that a full semester has passed since the beginning of INTO Marshall University, students and instructors have had time to reflect on its progress. INTO MU replaced the LEAP program, which was developed and created in the 1990s by Clark Egnor, then director of international services. Full story

Campus Conversation Partner Program gives all students a chance to learn about another culture

> INTO Marshall University is giving international students an opportunity to practice and improve their English Thursday by giving them conversation partners. The Campus Conversation Partner Program match-up will take place at 5 p.m. in the INTO Marshall Center. Full story

2014 Birke Fine Arts Festival Kicks Off

> The 2014 Birke Fine Arts Festival presents “Trending Now: Artists and Audiences in the Information Age” Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Birke Art Gallery. For the whole month of February, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media will sponsor internationally renowned artists in public performances, exhibitions, and lectures. Full story

ICE ON THE OHIO

ICE ON THE OHIO

Tuesday’s subzero temperatures freeze river into chunks

> The minus 3 degree low caused the Ohio River to freeze Tuesday north of Huntington. A veneer of roughly one-inch thick ice formed between the West Virginia and Ohio boards with sheets estimated at 30 feet across flowing downriver. At press time, the National Weather Service in Charleston had issued a Winter Chill Advisory effective in the area until noon Wednesday. Full story

Orpheum Project to screen del Toro’s “Cronos” Wednesday

> The Orpheum Project, a group of Huntington’s film enthusiasts, will screen the classic science fiction movie “Cronos” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Cabell County Library. This version of “Cronos” was directed by Guillermo del Toro in 1993 and is a remake of Kurt Neuman’s version, which was released in 1957. Full story

$1500 donation could mean 50 hours of tutoring

> A scholarship grant was donated Jan. 15 by Enterprise Holdings to assist with the funding of Marshall’s HELP Center. Debbie Painter, director of Marshall University’s HELP Center, accepted the $1,500 donation on behalf of the community division of HELP, which serves local school children. Full story

Campus to weather another freezing week

Campus to weather another freezing week

> Hats, scarves and gloves have become a familiar choice for campus fashion as the frigid weather persists and classes continue. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, temperatures are not expected to be above freezing until Thursday due to an arctic cold front moving through the area. Full story

SGA to attend PROMISE forum in Charleston

> Marshall University Student Government representatives will attend the PROMISE Scholarship Forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Clay Center in Charleston to sit in on discussions on the future of the Promise Scholarship. Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise is the keynote speaker for the event and will be on a panel, which includes Marshall University President Stephen J. Full story

Bill 330 tops faculty senate agenda

> Marshall University employees met to discuss the effects Senate Bill 330 will have on them during a faculty senate meeting Monday in the John Deaver Drinko Library. The West Virginia Legislature passed the bill in March 2011 and became effective as of June 2011. Full story

Information tables aim to help students improve future careers

> Individual help and attention is being given to Marshall University students to help improve their future careers, with weekly information tables in the Memorial Student Center. These information tables are rotating between Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week from 11 a. Full story

Student Resource Center outlines spring workshop schedule

> Marshall University’s Student Resource Center has many workshops planned for the spring semester, to ensure students kick off the new semester on the right foot, and end their semester on the same note. “We have a lot of workshops coming up this semester that I think are really going to help students gain a better understanding of the process of college and what their responsibilities are as a student,” Samantha Fox, resource specialist, said. Full story

Marshall awards three for outstanding student teaching

> Three Marshall University students received the Outstanding Student Teacher Award in December from Marshall University’s Professional Development Schools Partnership program for their excellence in student teaching. Shea Ambrose won the Outstanding Elementary Student Teacher Award, Josh Chinn the Outstanding Secondary Student Teacher Award, and Kendall Lannan the Outstanding Overall Student Teacher Award. Full story

CONTACT hopes to raise stalking awareness

> Local advocacy center CONTACT Rape Crisis Center brings awareness during the month of January for stalking, an issue that affects 6.6 million people in a year in the United States, according to The National Center for Victims of Crime. CONTACT Rape Crisis Center is a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and support for victims of sexual assault and stalking. Full story

MU Office of Development names new vice president

> Scott Miller, former executive of United Bank, joined the Office of Development at Marshall University as vice president. The Office of Development works with donors and potential donors who have an interest in the university and a desire to invest their resources in programs at Marshall. Full story

35th Annual WSAZ Invitational hits Big Sandy

> The 35th annual WSAZ Invitational Wrestling Tournament was Friday and Saturday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. Approximately 70 teams attended the tournament. The wrestlers ranged in age from middle school to high school students. Full story

Musical brings rock idols to the Keith-Albee

Musical brings rock idols to the Keith-Albee

> One of the greatest nights in rock ‘n’ roll history is depicted in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.   The event re-enacts the true story of major rock ‘n’ roll idols Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins as they come together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis, Tenn. Full story

Workshop hopes to advance understanding of legislative process

> WV FREE will provide a free advocacy-training workshop on campus Monday with the hopes of advancing a greater understanding of the legislative process. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Room BE5 and is open to the public. Full story

Bridal Extravaganza one-stop shop for brides

> WKEE-FM invites brides-to-be and their wedding parties to attend the 23rd Annual Bridal Extravaganza Sunday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The Bridal Extravaganza will provide a one-stop shop for all wedding planning necessities and services including gowns, tuxes, florists, photographers, DJs, jewelers, caterers, wine distributors and honeymoon planning provided by Prestige Travel. Full story

New restaurant gives a fresh take on take-out

> The newest addition to Pullman Square, Salads with a Twist, offers Huntington a fresh new place to grab a quick bite to eat. The restaurant opened in mid December and is located next to Starbucks. Salads with a Twist was inspired by owner Laya Hutchison’s desire to create healthy and hearty meals without the monotony of stereotypical healthy foods. Full story

Campus remains damaged after polar vortex

> Physical Plant workers are still working to complete repairs to damage caused by the freezing temperatures of the polar vortex Jan. 6-8, while dealing with current wintery weather and regularly scheduled projects. The polar conditions that plagued the area in the last week of winter break caused severe damage in the John Deaver Drinko Library, Jenkins Hall, the Science Building and Gullickson Hall. Full story

Communication disorders program partners with INTO MU to promote English proficiency

> The communication disorders program at Marshall University is partnering with INTO Marshall for another semester of helping international students work on their English proficiency.   INTO MU is a program that offers international students the opportunity to improve their English skills for academic, personal or professional use. Full story

New Intercultural Affairs VP Cooley gets to work

New Intercultural Affairs VP Cooley gets to work

> In the Center for African American Students, students and faculty’s signatures cover the chalkboard wall facing the center’s glass door. The new addition to the office is part of Maurice Cooley’s, the new vice president of intercultural affairs, initiative to make students feel more at home while at Marshall University. Full story

Housing and Residence Life looking for new RAs

> Marshall University’s Housing and Residence Life began the search for new resident advisors and academic mentors with several information sessions located in the Ed Grose Room of Harless Dining Hall and in Towers West. In order to apply, both positions require students to be a sophomore in good academic standing. Full story

Forum helps students find purpose

> People Reaching Out With Love, a religious group on campus, is sponsoring a Life Purpose Forum, which will meet at 8 p.m. every Monday at in the Newman Center. The Rev. Dana Sutton works for PROWL and said they hope to give students the chance to hear from lots of different people and have them come away with a better sense of how education can help shape who they want to become. Full story

New Visual Arts Center connects Marshall students to downtown

New Visual Arts Center connects Marshall students to downtown

> The new home of the  Marshall University School of Art and Design will bring in an estimated 300 students and faculty downtown this fall. Marshall’s Visual Arts Center located on Third Avenue in downtown Huntington is predicated to open by August 2014. Full story

Women’s studies program launches ‘Vagappalachialogues’

> The women’s studies program has created a personal performance in which students, faculty and community members have written their own monologues and will perform them in a production called “Vagappalachialogues.” The production was inspired by the annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” which supports the movement to end violence against women. Full story

Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Wednesday

Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Wednesday

> Marshall University’s American Red Cross Club will set up a blood drive 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Don Morris room of the Memorial Student Center. The event is sponsored by Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Sigma Phi and Pi Kappa Phi. Kyle Kurtz, a junior business management major and president of the Marshall University American Red Cross Club, said the need for blood is always constant. Full story

W.Va. students return to school after chemical spill

> West Virginia students in Kanawha and Boone County will be returning to school following the water crisis that prevented them from attending for over a week. The water crisis primarily affected six counties in the state, according to the West Virginia Board of Education website. Full story

INTO doubles number of students for spring semester

> With the new semester underway the INTO Marshall University has opened its doors to several new international students, doubling their numbers from previous semesters. The new students have already received schedules, had a campus tour and explored American culture. Full story

Greeks help those affected by water crisis

> Greek organizations Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Zeta and Alpha Sigma Phi collaborated with one another Saturday to make water donations to those affected by the water crisis. After compiling 15 cases of water, members of Alpha Tau Omega drove to Charleston to make a donation to the area most affected by the chemical spill. Full story

Artwork from around the world displayed at Drinko Library

>  The great artworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art in New York City and other notorious museums around the world will be on display at the John Deaver Drinko Library until Friday. Helen Majdalany, Theatre Program Assistant, shows off her Sacred Visions: 19th Century Biblical Art Exhibit to all the students and faculty at Marshall University. Full story

Students pay tribute to the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students pay tribute to the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

> Marshall students and Huntington residents came together Monday evening to walk in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The walk began outside of Young Chapel A.M.E. Church, at the corner of 18th Street and Artisan Avenue, and concluded at First Baptist Church of Huntington, at the corner of 6th Avenue and 8th Street, where a ceremony was held in memory of his accomplishments in civil rights. Full story

82 years of dogs

82 years of dogs

> Huntington has many local restaurants that offer a unique and different experience for diners—there are restaurants that serve distinctive recipes, authentic foreign food, fresh seafood—but the oldest among them is Stewart’s Original Hot Dogs, a local drive-in that has been operated by the same family for four generations. Full story

Archives preserve state history

Archives preserve state history

> As the Internet increasingly becomes the most vital medium for information, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History is working to make more of the state’s history readily available. West Virginia Archives and History is constantly working to acquire more documents and pieces of history to digitize and make more readily available to the citizens of this state. Full story

Goodwin creates a legacy in campus ministry

Goodwin creates a legacy in campus ministry

> Legacy. Every student, every professor, every worker, every person will leave one while on this earth. It can be a legacy that when looked back on can bring shame, guilt or pain; and likewise when looked upon can help the one who left it, see that something greater than themselves was moving in their life. Full story

A life devoted to music

A life devoted to music

> High school students are known for going to football games, pep rallies and enjoying the company of their friends but when he was a junior in high school, Colten Settle, senior jazz studies major from Williamstown, W.Va., was forming a music band with a group of his friends. Full story

LGBT group sprouts in School of Medicine

> Several students in Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have come together forming an organization to promote awareness of issues in medicine faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Health Spectrum Alliance, as the group is known, “Is dedicated to cultivating a healthy, inclusive environment where medical students and professionals of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions are able to collaborate in order to optimize the delivery of healthcare in the tri-state area,” according to its mission statement. Full story

Huntington Dance Theatre to present annual performance of ‘The Nutcracker’

> A holiday tradition 32 years in the making aims to delight hundreds as the Huntington Dance Theatre takes the stage of the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse to present “The Nutcracker” this weekend.  Guests young and old can enjoy performances Saturday at 8 p. Full story

SGA announces new press secretary

> The Marshall University Student Government Association appointed a new press secretary Tuesday for the spring 2013 semester. Current press secretary, Andrew Frobel, will be stepping down due to his graduation in December and Jen Tucker will fill his position. Full story

Recreation Center, Huntington area charities bring holiday hope to families in need

> The Marshall University Recreation Center and the First Year Residence Halls are lending a helping hand to those in need during the holidays through the Rec the Halls and Holiday Hopes events. “In the spirit of the holiday season, the Marshall Recreation Center and the FYRH are partnering to make a difference in the community,” Kayla Dodd, marketing assistant at the Rec Center, said. Full story

Huntington Ale House offers dinner specials, late-night music

> A local night spot with a long history is getting a fresh start by getting back to its roots. The Huntington Ale House, located at 1318 Fourth Ave., opened this fall following a number of structural and conceptual renovations. Ale House owner, Mackie Robertson, a Huntington native, has been in the business for nearly 13 years, starting with the 2001 opening of Marley’s Doghouse. Full story

Police Blotter

> All events were reported by the Marshall University Police Department. NOV. 20: Grand Larceny: A person came to the Marshall police department to report that a bike he was loaning was stolen from the Gullickson Hall bike rack between Nov. 15 and Nov. Full story

Redevelopment Projects Planned for Surface-Mined Lands

> The West Virginia Division of Energy’s Office of Coalfield Community Development recently expanded its partnership with the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University in an effort to explore the possibility of redeveloping land that has been surface-mined. Full story

City finalizes development plan for the future of Huntington

> Plan 2025 is a comprehensive plan for Huntington’s future that focuses on the city’s physical development and infrastructure. The plan was designed by the Department of Development and Planning. City Planner Breanna Shell said the opinions and insights of Huntington’s residents were of vital importance to the plan’s formation. Full story

Finals week a mix of emotions for students

> After a week full of turkey, Black Friday shopping and spending time with family, Marshall University students returned to campus to hit the books with a only a week left to prepare for final exams. Finals for students will take place Dec. 9-13, with “study day” falling on Dec. Full story

COEPD gets grant for Arts & Bots campaign

> Building robots for education sounds like something a computer science major would do, but one professor is helping grade schools bring recycled materials to life in unique ways. The College of Education and Professional Development received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation as part of an educational program called Arts & Bots. Full story

Bo Bice rocks the Keith Albee with Blood, Sweat & Tears

Bo Bice rocks the Keith Albee with Blood, Sweat & Tears

> Blood, Sweat & Tears performed a night of classic hits and holiday music Tuesday at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Bo Bice, former American Idol contestant and new lead vocalist, led the group through the band’s diverse discography for an enthusiastic audience. Full story

Twin Towers to turn 45 in 2014

> Marshall University is a place that is rich in history. If a student asks a question to the right person, checks out the right book or discovers the right thing in Morrow Library, they could uncover countless things about the university that they’ve never thought about. Full story

Bo Bice leads Blood, Sweat & Tears into Huntington

> Bo Bice will perform lead vocals for Blood, Sweat & Tears’ performance Tuesday at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The performance will incorporate the music of Blood, Sweat & Tears as well as holiday music accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra. Full story

Conference championship choice sparks confusion

> The campus of Marshall University was still feeling the aftermath of the Herd’s trouncing of East Carolina, solidifying its spot in the Conference USA Championship football game for the first time since joining the conference in 2005, as they awaited the announcement of who would host the championship football game. Full story

Career Services to offer advice, help graduates with resumes

> Marshall University Career Services will help graduating students with their resumes Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during an open house at Career Services. Jennifer Brown, program manager of Career Services, said the event is designed to help graduate students that need help with their resumes. Full story

Rec Center to attract new members with black light rock-climbing event

> The Marshall University Recreation Center will host its first Black Light Boulder Bash Wednesday. The Marshall Recreation Center Outdoor Pursuits program is running the event, which is from 7-10 p.m. The event is geared toward creating more exposure for the rock-climbing wall in the recreation center. Full story

Faculty Senate Discusses Growing Possibility of Further Budget Cuts

> The Marshall University Faculty Senate continued discussion Thursday of higher education budget cuts and the effect they will have on the university. With the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature approaching, the cuts are becoming a strong possibility for the future. Full story

Local restaurant offers fresh seafood at affordable prices

Local restaurant offers fresh seafood at affordable prices

> The name Jewel City Seafood can conjure up many notions about its meaning. One might suggest it is an allusion to the pearl found in an oyster, the proverbial “jewel of the sea,” but the truth is far less axiomatic: The Ohio River was once a busy thoroughfare frequented by steamboats carrying barrels full of seafood from the Chesapeake Bay. Full story

Seasonal toy store opens at Huntington Mall

> A new seasonal toy store is now open in the Huntington Mall in the old Big Sandy Express location next to Dicks Sporting Goods for this holiday season. ToyZam is a seasonal toy store operated by Spencer’s Gifts. “This is the first time the company has decided to put a ToyZam here in the area,” Carl Adkins, Spirit Halloween and ToyZam general manager said. Full story

Police Blotter

> All incidents were reported by the Marshall University Police Department. NOV. 14: MUPD received a report from Twin Towers West claiming that a laptop was taken from a television room area sometime between Nov. 4 and Nov. 10. The computer was a Dell Latitude e6420, which costs around $1,500, and was there for students to test out a new online video service. Full story

Marshall celebrates Geographic Information Systems Day

> The Integrated Science and Technology and Geography departments hosted events to celebrate Geographic Information Systems Day Wednesday on Marshall University’s campus. GIS Day was celebrated Wednesday, though the date of celebration changes each year. Full story

Financial aid loan workshops a success

> The financial aid office helped tentative December graduates Monday through Wednesday with the first student loan workshops in John Deaver Drinko Library. Each workshop had a presentation covering repayment plans, consolidation, and loan forgiveness plans. Full story

Program helps students with similar career paths

> Career Services’ mentor program aims to help Marshall University community members meet other people with related career paths to help them achieve their goals. Jennifer Brown, program manager for Career Services, said the mentor program is a service to help students and alumni obtain the careers they want. Full story

MU Rec Center goes black for Boulder Bash

> Marshall University Recreation Center Outdoor Pursuits program will conduct the first-ever Black Light Boulder Bash from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 4. The windows in the rock climbing facilities at the Rec Center will be blacked out. Black lights will be lit and bouldering paths will be marked with neon-colored tape, which will glow under the black lights and guide climbers. Full story

Fall Festival to benefit Huntington Area Food Bank

> The Campus Activity Board’s Fall Festival Tuesday gave Marshall an opportunity to help the Huntington Area Food bank from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Student Center Plaza. The CAB adviser Vianca Philpotts, and the CAB President Jazmine McDowell said the festival was also a fun and relaxing event for students. Full story

SRC to help first-year students build resumes

> College students all share a common goal: to further their education in hopes of achieving greater career opportunities. In order to achieve greater opportunities, students must first lay a foundation of professionalism. Once this foundation is laid, students are able to build a professional career upon it. Full story

Bizarre Huntington photo featured on ‘the front page of the Internet’

> The city of Huntington was featured on the front page of the popular website Reddit.com Tuesday. The picture is of an unusual car that has been parked in front of a local pawn shop. The car is unusual because it is painted bright yellow and sits atop very high, very thin almost bicycle-like wheels. Full story

Blackboard honors IT professor for use of education technology

> Brian M. Morgan, associate professor and chairman in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology at Marshall University, has been named one of Blackboard Inc.’s 17 inaugural Blackboard MVPs. Blackboard Inc., an education technology company, offers platforms and services to help educational, professional, government and corporate organizations. Full story

Drummer Allen Carter performs at Jomie Jazz Center

> Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre hosted a jazz performance by guest drummer Allen Carter Tuesday at the Jomie Jazz Center Forum. Carter was joined in his performance by Jay Flippin, piano; Steven Heffner, bass; Jeffrey Thomasson, guitar; and two other unlisted trumpeters. Full story

PR club to bowl for local child development charity

> The Marshall University Public Relations Club is hosting a turkey bowling fundraiser Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Buskirk Field. Students will have the opportunity to bowl with frozen turkeys to help raise money for River Valley Child Development Services, or RVCDS. Full story

‘Birthday Bash’ hosted for composer

> Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre hosted a performance in honor of composer Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday Monday at Smith Recital Hall. Performers for the event included: Sölen Dikener, cello; Richard Kravchak, oboe; Wing-Sun Ku, viola; Reed Smith, violin; and Henning Vauth, piano. Full story

Team meets to devise university five-year vision plan

> A group of Marshall University administrators, faculty and students met Monday to discuss the university vision statement. The Vision Statement Team, which is a strategic planning subcommittee, is working on developing a new vision statement for Marshall within the changing university environment. Full story

Omega Psi Phi fraternity reactivates at Marshall

> Manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift: these are the four cardinal principles and what it takes to be a part of Omega Psi Phi, a fraternity whose chapter was founded on Marshall University’s campus in 1971. The fraternity was the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college. Full story

University awarded for smoke-free campus

> Marshall University received an award Monday afternoon for the school’s efforts in eliminating smoking on campus. Dr. Harry Tweel, director of the Cabell County Health Department, presented the award to university President Stephen J. Kopp from the Cabell County Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Environment. Full story

Students spend evening with the stars

> Marshall University students got a chance to spend an evening with the stars Monday in the Memorial Student Center as they explored career paths they can take. Chris Miller, owner of Dutch Miller KIA, along with Joy Dalton from Huntington’s Kitchen, came to speak to the students. Full story

Visiting authors to present for Writers Series

> Two authors will give readings of their work Tuesday as part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. Julia Watts, a Lambda Literary Award-winning writer of young-adult novel “Finding H.F.” while also being the author of dozens of novels, and Lila Quintero Weaver, who was named a finalist for the Small Press Expo 2012 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent, will read their works. Full story

Financial aid leads workshops for tentative graduates

> Marshall University’s financial aid office will host student loan workshops Monday through Wednesday for tentative December graduates. There will be three workshop sessions each day beginning at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Drinko Library, Room 349.  Each session will last one hour. Full story

Student performs in senior recital Saturday night

> The Smith Music Recital Hall was alive with the sounds of classical music Saturday night as Sarah Riddle performed her senior recital. Riddle, a music education major with a secondary major in special education, sang twelve classical pieces accompanied by Mark Smith on the piano. Full story

Local doctor shares experiences of living in South America

> Dr. John Walden spoke to students Thursday evening about his many years of traveling overseas and what anyone who plans to travel to South America can expect.   The doctor was on campus for a meeting sponsored by Medlife, a Marshall University chapter of an international organization dedicated to providing medicine, education and development to poor countries. Full story

Black Sheep offers Mexican-inspired food with an international flair

Black Sheep offers Mexican-inspired food with an international flair

> In a city where Mexican restaurants are fairly prevalent, Black Sheep Burrito and Brews is surprisingly diverse for a place that offers a menu largely comprised of tacos and burritos. Like the name implies, Black Sheep is the odd man out. The restaurant takes the basic concept of food wrapped in a soft shell and infuses it with an international flair. Full story

Film Fest brings foreign culture to the community

> The Marshall Artists Series’ Fall International Film Festival begins Friday at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The festival will feature six films: “The Intouchables,” “Reality,” “The Silence,” “The Angel’s Share,” “Love Is All You Need” and “No. Full story

Annual Deans’ Dinner Theatre set for Saturday

> The Office of Academic Affairs’ annual Deans’ Dinner Theatre at 5 p.m. Saturday will be a chance for the deans of Marshall University to say thank you to the donors who help fund their programs and raise funds. Provost Gayle Ormiston said the event is a way to reach out to donors who the university would like to build a relationship with. Full story

MUSOM ‘Stache Dash’ to raise money for children, charity

> In honor of “No Shave November,” the Marshall University School of Medicine is hosting the annual 5k Stache Dash, Year of the FU Manchu at Barboursville Park. “The race encourages participants to sport their best mustache while going out and getting some exercise,” said Don Bertolotti, president of the School of Medicine class of 2014. Full story

Movember sweeps across campus

> November can be a symbol for many things. It can be seen as the first month that the area starts to feel the chill of the winter season. For many it means that the popular holiday of Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and that we will soon be taking part in the social competition known as Black Friday. Full story

The School of Music and Theatre Presents Jazz Combos One, Two, Three and Four

> The Jomie Jazz Center welcomed Jazz Combos One, Two, Three and Four to perform individual concerts Tuesday at 8 p.m. Each jazz combo is made up of seven to eight Marshall students from the 12.0 and 12.1 Jazz Ensembles. The first group to perform was Jazz Combo Four, directed by Jeffery Thomasson, professor of jazz studies. Full story

Marshall ROTC drive to benefit local veterans

> The Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program, ROTC and the Military and Veterans Affairs Office at Marshall University are collecting donations for veterans. The organizations are asking for shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving lotion, gel soap or body wash, socks and board games. Full story

Marshall, MCTC sign credit transfer agreement

Marshall, MCTC sign credit transfer agreement

> Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp and Keith J. Cotroneo, Mountwest Community and Technical College president, signed an agreement Wednesday to allow journalism majors who have earned associate degrees from Mountwest to easily transfer those credits to Marshall in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Full story

Police Blotter

> All incidents were reported by the Marshall University Police Department. NOV. 6: Destruction of property: MUPD received a complaint from a person who reported that his car window was broken by an unknown object between 7:30 a.m. and 12:59 p.m. The person stated that a small hole and cracks were found on the driver’s side front window. Full story

Blue Man Group stops in for students

Blue Man Group stops in for students

Marshall musicians learn from the players behind the paint

> Blue Man Group representatives Russell Rinker and Jesse Nolan hosted a drum and percussion clinic for Marshall University students Tuesday. Russell Rinker is one of the Blue Man Group’s onstage performers, while Jesse Nolan is the music director and percussionist. Full story

Visiting professor talks civil rights, streetcar boycotts

> Blair L. M. Kelley, associate professor of history at North Carolina State University, Tuesday discussed her award-winning book “Right to Ride,” which focuses on the events that led to the Plessy v. Ferguson decision in 1896 and early civil rights activism and boycotts of segregated streetcars during the early 1900s. Full story

Planning for Spring 2014

Midnight Madness to help students avoid late night scheduling struggles

> Preregistration at Marshall University can be a frantic and taxing process. Many students, especially first year students, struggle with the daunting task of developing a schedule and traversing the university’s student portal, MyMU. The Marshall University Housing and Residence Life and Student Resource Center are two departments on campus that are actively seeking to help students overcome the hardships of scheduling for next semester’s classes. Full story

MU named to ‘military friendly’ school list for fifth-straight year

> Marshall University was named to Victory Media’s 2014 Friendly Schools list for the fifth year in a row. The top 20 percent of the 1,868 universities, colleges and trade schools in the country are on the list. These are the schools that are giving military students great opportunities to get a higher education. Full story

THANK A DONOR

THANK A DONOR

Students connect with scholarship donors by sending personal letters, videos of appreciation

> Marshall University’s first Thank-A-Donor Day was Tuesday and gave students who receive scholarships a chance to tell donors that make scholarships possible how much they are appreciated. Students were able to sign thank you cards, record videos and have their pictures taken to send to donors to show their appreciation. Full story

Students play devil’s advocate, debate ethics at Twin Towers West

> There was commotion in the Glass Lobby of Twin Towers West Monday. The resident advisers of Towers West put together a program called “The Devil’s Advocate,” a game that is designed to test a player’s ethics and to help spark a debate with those on the opposing side of an argument. Full story

Documentary about mountaintop removal to be shown Thursday

> The documentary “Coal Cocked” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the John Deaver Drinko Library Auditorium. In the documentary, women from West Virginia to Oregon speak out to in an effort to stop Arch Coal Corporation and its coal trains. Arch Coal mines for coal in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky using the mountaintop removal technique, which means blasting off the tops of mountains to expose and access coal beds. Full story

Memorial Ceremony set for Thursday

> The Plane Crash Memorial Ceremony will be noon Thursday on the Memorial Student Center Plaza. This year’s keynote speaker is John Proctor, the son of two victims of the crash. The ceremony at the Memorial Fountain will include the laying of the wreath and 75 roses, the reading of the names of those lost in the plane crash and the silencing of the fountain. Full story

Students offering gratitude during Thank-A-Donor Day

> Students are invited to attend Thank-A-Donor Day Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at Marshall University’s Foundation Hall across from Corbly Hall on the Fifth Avenue side of campus. This event gives students an opportunity to thank those who have given money in support of student scholarships. Full story

Local club helps students overcome public speaking fears

> A local club in Huntington is available to provide students the ability to overcome their fear of public speaking and improve their presentation skills. Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization with over 14,000 clubs dedicated to improving members’ public speaking and presentation skills. Full story

International Festival

Marshall International Festival celebrates 50th anniversary

> Marshall University’s annual International Festival keeps growing, and Saturday, its 50th anniversary, was no different.   Taking place in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, the celebration doubled its space since last year. The annual exposition featured international foods, world music, dance and displays representing many different countries and cultures. Full story

INTO plans Washington D.C. trip

> Students interested in taking a trip this Thanksgiving break should look to Marshall University’s INTO program. INTO plans to take students to Washington D.C. from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25. According to INTO student service assistant Chloe Pasquet, the three-day trip was planned to take advantage of the holiday break. Full story

Registration begins for Marshall students Monday

> By ALYSSA SIMON The Parthenon It is the time of year for holiday breaks, finals and registration for the spring semester. Registration for currently enrolled Marshall University students begins Monday. Students who had 90 hours completed by Aug. 26 are considered seniors and can begin registering for the spring semester Monday. Full story

Marshall Students volunteer to brighten the days of Senior Citizens

> Many students gathered at the Genesis Healthcare Heritage Center on 13th Street in Huntington to volunteer to keep some of the seniors who call that place home company. The event served as a chance for Marshall University students to get some volunteer hours in as well as put in some community service, to brighten the days of seniors who might not get many visitors and to help the senior citizens get an opportunity to talk to members of a younger generation, tell them stories and the like. Full story

Guest speaker provides answers to questions about women and Islam

> The Women’s Center and the Muslim Student Association hosted a lecture Thursday evening on the status of women in Islam.  The event took place in Harris Hall at 7:30 p.m. and began with an introduction by Combs, who explained some common misconceptions about women who practice Islam and gave examples of prominent Islamic women. Full story

Marshall Students Enjoy “Coffee With The Mayor”

Marshall Students Enjoy “Coffee With The Mayor”

> Marshall University Student Government Association Thursday gave students the chance to meet and talk with Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, and drink free coffee. Thursday’s event, “Coffee With The Mayor,” was the continuation of an effort to improve communication between the city and the mayor, which began last spring. Full story

Kappa Sigma takes pie to the face for charity

Kappa Sigma takes pie to the face for charity

> Despite the cool weather Thursday, Kappa Sigma members stood outside by the plaza of the Memorial Student Center to raise money for their philanthropy. All proceeds from the event go toward their philanthropy, the Fisher House foundation. Students walking by the Student Center may have wondered why these fraternity brothers were covered in whipped cream. Full story

‘Constituency Based Projects’ receive funding

> Student Government Association has now received an allocation to put Constituency Based Projects into effect. The resolution of The Constituency Service Act of 2013 was passed in September. The Constituency Based Projects Committee been formed and SGA will now begin funding various projects. Full story

Visiting author to talk early civil rights activism

> Blair L. M. Kelley will discuss her award-winning book, “Right to Ride,” in the Memorial Student Center on Nov. 12. “Right to Ride” received the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. The book is about civil rights activism during the early 1900s and boycotts of segregated streetcars. Full story

Marshall’s International Festival to celebrate 50th year

> Marshall University’s International Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary Saturday 5 p.m- 9p.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The festival, which used to be in the Memorial Student Center, was moved to the arena last year.  Cindy Krantz, a graduate assistant at the Center for International Programs, said about 4,000 people attended last year, and event organizers expect similar numbers this year. Full story

Upcoming seminar to showcase state-of-the-art scientific software

> A representative from Wolfram Research is coming to Marshall University to demonstrate software that performs complex computations used in many scientific fields. Mathematica is a computer program developed by Wolfram Research that allows users to utilize the software’s large database of algorithms to calculate, process and visualize data. Full story

W.Va. Philosophical Society plans weekend meeting on campus

> Members of the West Virginia Philosophical Society will meet at Marshall University this weekend to share research on a variety of topics, ranging from Plato to Islam.  The West Virginia Philosophical Society draws its membership from faculty and students throughout West Virginia, southern Pennsylvania and southern Ohio. Full story

Marshall Medlife clothing drive to benefit teenage girls, men in Huntington area shelters

> Medlife is seeking donations for its clothing drive at the Memorial Student Center from noon to 4 p.m. until Nov. 8. Donated clothing items will benefit teenage girls living in shelters in the Huntington area. Medlife is accepting fall and winter clothing for girls such as coats, pants, scarves, hats, jeans, sweaters and gloves. Full story

Huntington Symphony Orchestra to finance season with fundraiser

> The Huntington Symphony Orchestra will host a Composer Series Fundraiser Event Thursday at Huntington’s Touma Medical Museum. Wine, soda and hors d’oeuvres will be served while Symphony members provide music. The performers will include: Ann Bingham, clarinet; Edwin Bingham, bassoon; Wendell Dobbs, flute; Stephen Lawson, horn; and Lora Snow, oboe. Full story

COUNTDOWN TO GRADUATION

COUNTDOWN TO GRADUATION

> Seniors planning to graduate in December were invited to attend Countdown to Commencement Tuesday and Wednesday in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center to take care of pre-commencement responsibilities with the help of several campus offices and other services. Full story

Police Blotter

> All incidents reported by the Marshall University Police Department. OCT. 31: Underage consumption: MUPD and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department had an underage drinking enforcement around Marshall’s campus. The event lasted from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and seven citations were given out. Full story

Spaghetti dinner to benefit mission trip to Nicaragua

> Ever wish you could better the world just by eating spaghetti? Then Sunday is your lucky day.  Volunteers of the Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, located at 1124 Fifth Ave., will host its third Christmas in Nicaragua spaghetti dinner at noon following morning services. Full story

Phi Kappa Phi earns Chapter of Merit award

> The Marshall University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi received the Chapter of Merit award. Phi Kappa Phi is an academic and disciplinary honor society that is open to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students in each college. Full story

Spring break trip to the Alps in the works for Office of Student Activities

> The Office of Student Activities is sponsoring a trip to The Alps for spring break. Students, faculty, staff and guests will be traveling through the mountains of Germany and Switzerland with a bilingual tour director. The tour will start in Frankfurt, Germany, and go on to Rothenburg, Germany; Munich, Germany; Lucerne, Switzerland; and Rhineland, Germany, throughout the trip. Full story

MU professor researches asthma management in children

> A Marshall University professor is a member of several research teams that published papers on pediatric asthma management. The research of Dr. Chris Gillette, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, administration and research with the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, was published in four peer-reviewed journals: the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Pediatric Pulmonology, Clinical Pediatrics and Journal of Asthma. Full story

Award-winning journalist presents radio documentary on culture war

> An award-winning journalist presented his radio documentary, “Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom,” Tuesday to a full auditorium of education students. Trey Kay was on campus to present a special advance listening session of his hour-long documentary and field questions from an audience of future teachers at the John Deaver Drinko Library. Full story

Visiting lecturer questions Constitution

Visiting lecturer questions Constitution

> The second lecture in the Amicus Curiae lecture series with Professor Louis Michael Seidman of Georgetown University questioned the Constitution Tuesday in the Marshall University Alumni Center. Seidmam talked about his book “On Constitutional Disobedience,” which was published in 2012 as part of the Oxford University Press’ series on constitutional critiques. Full story

Huntington health care professionals give students career advice

> Students at Marshall University often struggle to figure out the career path that will utilize their skills and peak their interests. The Marshall University Student Resource Center attempted to shed light on the subject Tuesday at Meet the Professionals. Full story

SGA asks students to voice opinions on state budget cuts

> Marshall University Student Government Association is encouraging students to take advantage of the opportunity to express their opinions on current and upcoming state budget cuts Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the third floor Atrium of John Deaver Drinko Library at the Higher Education Forum. Full story

Career Services encourages seniors to take advantage of help in finding jobs

> Career Services is offering help to seniors as they prepare to look for work after graduation. Debby Stoler, assistant director of development and outreach at Career Services, said the semester is ending and students who are planning to graduate should take advantage of the programs offered by Career Services. Full story

Panel talks BDSM, erotic romance, feminism

> Three speakers participated in a panel regarding sexual fantasies and feminism at Fraught Fantasies: Feminism, Erotic Romance, and BDSM Monday at the John Deaver Drinko Library Room 402. The event covered the empowerment when it comes to accepting sexuality, where the line between erotica and porn has a real distinction. Full story

Alpha Chi Omega collects items for Huntington domestic violence shelter

Alpha Chi Omega collects items for Huntington domestic violence shelter

> October was Domestic Violence Awareness month, and all month long Alpha Chi Omega collected items to take to Branches Domestic Violence Shelter in Huntington. Branches is a nonprofit agency that was established in 1980. According to its website, Branches works to empower the increasing number of domestic violence victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence in the area. Full story

Commencement events slotted for Tuesday, Wednesday

> The Countdown to Commencement event for tentative winter graduates will be Tuesday and Wednesday. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center and is used to help graduates prepare for the winter commencement ceremony at 2 p. Full story

SRC helps students pick majors

> What do you want to be when you grow up? Many students attending Marshall University struggle to find the career path they want to pursue, and with such a vast choice, the decision can become overwhelming. The Marshall University Student Resource Center is continuing its semester-long workshop series with the sixth installment, Fall Into a Major. Full story

Second Amicus Curiae lecture set for Tuesday

> The second lecture in the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series takes place Tuesday with Professor Louis Michael Seidman of Georgetown University. Seidman will speak about the role of the Constitution in decision making of the Supreme Court. Seidman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Full story

Upcoming forums to address state funding, budget cuts

> Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp has announced a series of forums on higher education funding this week. Three forums, starting Monday on the Mid-Ohio Valley Center campus in Point Pleasant, W.Va., will discuss the looming budget cuts to higher education in West Virginia. Full story

INTO helps international recruiters get a taste of Huntington

> Many people from around the world came to Marshall University Friday to learn about the INTO program that is offered to international students and whether Marshall is the right place to send their students for an international venture. They spent two days in Huntington to get a feel for what the INTO program has to offer students who want to come to Marshall. Full story

Reynolds named director of military and veterans affairs

> Marshall University welcomed a new director of military and veterans affairs this semester. Tommy Reynolds began his new role Sept. 16 and has several new plans started to help improve the military and veterans affairs program. Among the projects is his effort to improve the group’s website. Full story

ST. GERMAIN’S ‘MONSTER’ CREATION

> The Marshall Theatre Alliance produce the play, “Monster,” by Neal Bell in November at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Fifth Avenue. Costume and makeup designer Joan St. Germain has been working constantly on costumes for the production, and will be creating her own Frankenstein monster for the show. Full story

Haunted history in Huntington

> A local paranormal investigation group will offer haunted history tours in Guyandotte during Civil War Days weekend. The tours are provided by the Huntington Paranormal Investigations and Research team and are focused on sharing the historical and haunted history of Guyandotte. Full story

Marshall prepares for zombie invasion

> Students may see the campus of Marshall University change quite drastically starting Monday. Students will be wearing colorful wristbands. Some students will be carrying bright yellow toy guns and sneaking around campus, afraid they will be spotted. Some zealous students may be donning zombie makeup, despite the fact that Halloween was a week ago. Full story

Cupcake Run to benefit children’s hospital

> Paula Vega Cakes is adding a new twist to the traditional 5k Saturday with its Cupcake Run. The race will take place at 9 a.m at the Ritter Park shelter. Registration is $30. All proceeds will benefit the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Full story

Brand Yourself offers custom designed products

Brand Yourself offers custom designed products

> Even though Brand Yourself is nestled in the southeast corner of Heritage Station, evidence of its presence is apparent the moment a consumer arrives at the shopping center. Brand Yourself created all the signs hanging over each store, plus most of the signage on the shop fronts. Full story

COEPD to have annual tailgate for teacher appreciation

> The College of Education and Professional Development will host its third annual Tailgate and Teacher Appreciation Day Saturday. The event will be on Harless Field. It is scheduled to run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. It is a collaborated effort with the Marshall University Alumni Association, the Mid-Ohio Valley Alumni Club and the department of athletics. Full story

Event hopes to recruit African-American high schoolers to MU

> The Center for African-American Students hopes to encourage African-American high school students to attend Marshall University with the Outstanding Black High School Students program beginning Friday. Maurice Cooley, director of Marshall’s Center for African-American Students, said the event will give students an opportunity to learn more about Marshall. Full story

First Team Autism 5k set for Sunday

> The first Team Autism 5k Halloween Walk will take place at noon Sunday. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Ritter Park. The cost to register is $10 or $15 with a T-shirt. All proceeds from the event benefit Team Autism. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Full story

Board of Governors talk funding cuts, recruitment

> Marshall University and other schools are confronting the prospects of fewer West Virginia high school graduates in the next several years, and the Board of Governors took up the issue at Wednesday’s meeting. Beth Wolfe, director of recruitment, said while Marshall’s enrollment has experienced increases, upcoming issues like a large population decrease of 18 to 25 year-olds and a generation that is reliant on the Internet and immediate information are making higher education recruitment much more difficult. Full story

SGA’s ‘Aisle 37’ food pantry in the works

> The Student Government Association is beginning to take steps in creating a food pantry on campus. The food pantry will be located downstairs in the Memorial Student Center and will be open two days a week. The idea of the food pantry came about between SGA and the Office of Community Engagement. Full story

Cyber Defense Team teaches students to beef up network security

> A new organization has been formed at Marshall University that teaches students to defend computer networks against malicious intruders. Marshall’s Cyber Defense Team is a student organization consisting of 10 members. It coincides with the new Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program. Full story

Marshall SGA to sponsor benefit 5k for veterans

> The Marshall University Student Government Association will sponsor the Combat Veterans 5k Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Nov. 16 on Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard. The race will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project helps injured service members, and enlists the public’s aid for their needs. Full story

Marshall sororities, fraternities join fight against cancer, Relay For Life

> “How many of you personally known someone, or have been affected by cancer yourself?” This question was asked to a room filled with sorority and fraternity members from Marshall University’s campus. As Kyle Rheude, sophomore nursing major from Cincinnati, Ohio, asked those in attendance to stand if they had ever known someone who had experienced cancer or had been affected by cancer themselves, before long no one in the room was left sitting. Full story

Marshall group uses tombstones to represent liberties at risk

> The Marshall University chapter of the Young Americans for Liberty displayed tombstones representing civil liberties in danger Wednesday in front of the Memorial Student Center. Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is a nonpartisan national group that describes itself as “classically liberal and traditionally conservative. Full story

Police Blotter

> All incidents reported by the Marshall University Police Department. OCT. 23: At 11:15 a.m., police responded to reports of a car crash at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium parking lot. No injuries were reported and both cars able to drive away from the scene. Full story

Local musicians honor the fallen Fowlord

> Loving friends, fans and family will all come together this weekend to remember Chuk “Fowlord” Fowler, a prominent member of Huntington’s music scene, through a series of benefit concerts. Fowler, 36, died unexpectedly in his sleep Oct. 19. Born and raised on the Northside of Chicago, Fowler made the move to Guyandotte at age 13 with his father and the local scene was never the same. Full story

Paula Tompkins to speak Thursday

> The Marshall University Foundation presents Paula Tompkins’ “Energy, Empowerment and Enterprise” lecture Thursday. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. at the Marshall University Foundation Hall, 519 John Marshall Drive, home of the Erickson Alumni Center. Full story

Marshall leads in West Virginia Business Plan Competition

> Business students at Marshall University have submitted the most entries in this year’s West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. The competition is sponsored by the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at West Virginia University. Full story

Pi Kappa Phi to experience sensory deprivation for disability awareness

> Pi Kappa Phi will raise awareness for those with disabilities Thursday with Precision Without Vision on the plaza of the Memorial Student Center. The event will be from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Participates will gain a better understand of what the visually impaired go through by wearing goggles to obscure their vision. Full story

Residence Life welcomes children for trick-or-treat

> The Marshall University Department of Residence Life is sponsoring a Trick-or-Treat in the residence halls Wednesday to celebrate the Halloween season. Children in the community are invited to come into the dorms and receive candy from residences dressed in costumes. Full story

SGA seeks Senators

Multiple seats open for students to apply

> Marshall University’s Student Government Association is inviting current students to apply to become a Senate member. There are currently 10 to 15 seats in the Senate open for which students can apply. A student senator has many duties. They must be present at every Senate meeting. Full story

Tubonium Ensemble performs Halloween concert

Tubonium Ensemble performs Halloween concert

> The School of Music and Theatre presented Octubafest II: Tubaween in Smith Music Hall 8 p.m. Monday. The concert featured Marshall University’s Tubonium Ensemble, as well as high school students and members of the community. The Tubonium Ensemble includes Marshall students who play the tuba and euphonium. Full story

Party on the patio

Party on the patio

Boo Bash celebration rocks Heritage Station with a Halloween concert

> The Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District extended its Party on the Patio series with a Halloween concert Saturday night. The Boo Bash took place at Heritage Station from 7-11 p.m. Kevin Brady, executive director of the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, said the Boo Bash celebrated the upcoming holiday. Full story

Information technology updates sweep across campus

> Marshall University’s Information Technology Department provides a variety of up-to-date services for students and faculty to stay connected. A recent upgrade in the wireless network has opened up more wireless for student use around campus. It is estimated that in some cases there are three wireless devices used per student. Full story

SRC seminar to educate on class scheduling process

> Students at Marshall University are close to the end of fall semester, which means scheduling for the spring semester is around the corner. To help students avoid the stresses of worrying about how to schedule, when to schedule, and even whom their adviser is, the Student Resource Center, located at the top of the Memorial Student Center, is advising students about the process of scheduling. Full story

Visiting professor draws crowd at da Vinci lecture

> The Marshall University Honors College, the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and the Office of the Provost hosted the fourth annual da Vinci Lecture Friday. Janna Levin, a physics and astronomy professor at Barnard College of Columbia University, spoke about her experiments in arts and sciences and how the two fields could be related to each other. Full story

Video game brawl at the Christian Center

Video game brawl at the Christian Center

> During an average Friday night, Marshall University is abuzz with activity, mostly students ready to celebrate the end of the week by going to local clubs, bars or parties with friends. With it being so near Halloween, there were several people in all kinds of colorful costumes around campus as well. Full story

Delta Zeta gets messy at annual Turtle Tug

> Although the sun shined on Buskirk Field Saturday, the weather was anything but warm as various members of Marshall University sororities and fraternities came out to support Delta Zeta in its annual Turtle Tug. The event is a fundraiser for its philanthropy, The Painted Turtle Camp. Full story

Public forums with legislative representatives to discuss budget cuts approved by Faculty Senate

> The Marshall University Faculty Senate Thursday approved a resolution that allows for Marshall and President Stephen J. Kopp along with area stakeholders to hold public forums on the Huntington, South Charleston and Point Pleasant campuses to ask legislative representatives about proposed budget cuts and their positions on the issue. Full story

Octubafest I Comes to Smith Music Hall

> The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre presented the annual Octubafest I: Tuba and Euphonium Studio Solo Night Wednesday in Smith Music Hall at 8 p.m. The recital featured the tuba, a large brass wind instrument of bass pitch, and the euphonium, a brass instrument that resembles a small tuba of tenor pitch. Full story

Pumpkin House to light up AutumnFest

> Kenova Mayor Ric Griffith and dozens of volunteers began carving pumpkins earlier this week in preparation for the 2013 Pumpkin House.  Griffith’s three-story Victorian home, located at 748 Beech St. in Kenova, will light up with thousands of jack-o-lanterns this weekend in the heart of the Ceredo-Kenova AutumnFest. Full story

Brawl!

Campus Christian Center gets makeover for video game tournament

> Revolution, a Christian group at Marshall University, is getting ready to host the sixth annual Brawl-A-Thon at the Campus Christan Center from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., Friday. Beginning in 2007, Brawl-A-Thon has become the biggest video game tournament at Marshall. Full story

A how-to guide for ghost hunting

> Ghosts—and paranormal phenomena in general—have gained so much popularity in the last decade that they’ve become practically mainstream. Ever since the notion of a scientific approach to paranormal investigation was put into practice, the belief in ghosts finally became something that could be proven… or disproven. Full story

Murder and Merriment acting company provides entertainment for Tri-State with murder mystery shows

>  local acting company is set to put on a murder mystery show for Tri-State residents.   Murder and Merriment, a local group of actors who perform murder mystery shows around the Tri-State area, has provided entertaining mystery shows for the last eight years. Full story

Visiting artist to open new exhibit at Gallery 842

> Morgan Craig, visiting painter from Pennsylvania, will round out the semester at Gallery 842 on Fourth Avenue. The visiting artist’s exhibit will open Friday. Craig received a bachelor’s of fine arts in painting with teacher certification from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and a master’s of fine arts in painting from the University of the Arts, both in Philadelphia. Full story

Students ‘Take Back the Night’ despite inclement conditions

Students ‘Take Back the Night’ despite inclement conditions

> Despite the rain, students came together Wednesday to support victims of sexual and domestic abuse as well as empower women to take back the night. Take Back the Night, an event presented by the Marshall University Women’s Studies Student Association, had an information table set up in the Memorial Student Center as well as live music provided by WMUL-FM, the university’s student radio station. Full story

Volunteer Fair provides opportunities to help

> More than 15 different companies came to Marshall University Wednesday for the Office of Community Engagement’s annual Volunteer Fair. The fair was 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center lobby. There were desks set up around the center of the lobby and each company was set up differently for students to see. Full story

Etiquette Dinner serves up more than just a meal

Etiquette Dinner serves up more than just a meal

> Career Services’ semiannual Etiquette Dinner in the Memorial Student Center Wednesday helped students learn how to conduct themselves at a formal luncheon. Terri Thompson, an etiquette coach, talked about some of the materials students might approach and how they should handle themselves in an interview. Full story

WSSA enthusiastic about consent workshop

> Despite low attendance to its first consent workshop Wednesday, Marshall’s Women’s Studies Student Association hopes to continue educating students about consent. Brittany Shamblin, senior literature major and president of the WSSA, said that consent is an enthusiastic yes by both parties and is important in all cases, including personal situations with family and friends, and relationship situations. Full story

Colors of Cancer 5k comes to Ritter Park

> The Colors of Cancer 5k Run/Walk Saturday is an opportunity for individuals to join together, raise awareness and help Tri-State patients battle cancer. The race, sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital, will take place at Ritter Park, at 9 a. Full story

Police Blotter

> All incidents have been reported by the Marshall University Police Department. Oct. 16: Destruction of property: A person came into the police department at 7:45 p.m. to report that his Samsung phone had been broken by his ex-wife. He stated that she destroyed the phone by slamming it into the asphalt at the Joan C. Full story

Bike bash to encourage wellness

> The Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District is sponsoring a Bike Bash Saturday to encourage cyclists to engage in healthy exercise. Kevin Brady, executive director of the GHPRD Bike Bash, said the purpose of the event is to promote bike rides on the Rotary Park bike trail. Full story

Etiquette Dinner to be served Wednesday

> Career Services’ semi-annual Etiquette Dinner Wednesday aims to teach students how to conduct themselves during a business meal. Terri Thompson, an etiquette coach who is conducting the event, said that main purpose of the dinner is to teach manners during a business meeting. Full story

Marshall represented at national safety expo

Marshall represented at national safety expo

> Seven Marshall University students attended the 2013 National Safety Council Congress and Expo earlier this month to establish contacts for internship and post-graduate job opportunities and promote the safety technology program. Allen D. Stern, professor and chair of Marshall’s division of applied science and technology, took the seven undergraduates of Marshall’s safety technology program on an all-expense-paid trip to Chicago, Ill. Full story

SRC networking workshop aims to grow social skills in students

> The Marshall University Student Resource Center and Career Services is promoting the fifth installment in a series of on-campus workshops that will help students understand how to network on campus. Each workshop will last 20 minutes and will help students learn appropriate ways to network on and off campus during their academic careers at Marshall. Full story

Thundering Word team stronger than ever, earns first place award at Missouri Mule

Thundering Word team stronger than ever, earns first place award at Missouri Mule

> The Marshall University Thundering Word Speech and Debate Team is having a season for the books. The team has performed extremely well at large competitions all over the country, and it seems this is just the beginning. The team competed this past weekend in the Missouri Mule, a highly competitive tournament at the University of Central Missouri. Full story

Marshall University Film Society brings movie-goers together

> Film buffs on Marshall University’s campus finally have a place to talk about their favorite subject. Sarah Nott, a junior advertising major, started The Marshall University Film Society as a way to be active on campus and talk about her interest in film with others. Full story

Mountain Justice to offer workshops on non-violent civil disobedience

> The Mountain Justice Fall Summit will be this weekend in southern West Virginia alongside the Coal River and near Kayford Mountain. Mountain Justice, an anti-mountaintop removal organization, will offer workshops and training relating to its methods of non-violent civil disobedience and direct action against mountaintop removal, according to mountainjusticesummer. Full story

Office of Community Engagement to seek volunteers at fair

> The Office of Community Engagement is having their annual Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The event will be in the Memorial Student Center lobby. Elizabeth Sheets, community engagement coordinator, said she is excited about this event because it is a great opportunity. Full story

‘Take Back the Night’ slated for Wednesday

> A rally and march against sexual assault and domestic violence, Take Back the Night, will take place Wednesday at the Marshall University Memorial Student Center Plaza. The rally will take place from noon to 4 p.m. There will be information tables and live music provided by WMUL-FM, Marshall’s student radio station. Full story

Marshall’s Van Kirk to be featured in Visiting Writers Series

> A Marshall University professor will be the feature Thursday for the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. John Van Kirk, a fiction writer and a professor of English at Marshall, will be featured at the next reading in the Visiting Writers Series. “It feels good to be a part of this series, since it was named after my very good friend A. Full story

Huntington City Mission seeks donations

> The Office of Student Activities is having a supply drive to help the Huntington City Mission provide materials for the homeless. The Huntington City Mission provides food and shelter for the hungry and the homeless that are in the Huntington area. Because the weather is getting colder, people are in need of more assistance and the Huntington City Mission is running low on supplies. Full story

Fall Fest brings life to gloomy Saturday at Heritage Station

> Heritage Station in downtown Huntington was very lively Saturday for the shops at Heritage Station’s annual Fall Fest, despite a few instances of rain and a fairly cold day. The festival gives the shops a chance to really show the public their wares. Full story

Art students prepare for end-of-semester capstone exhibit

> Students of the Marshall University School of Art and Design will have their artwork displayed in the Birke Art Gallery on campus starting Nov. 11. Students in the art program are required to participate in the student portfolio exhibition as part of their courses. Full story

Marshall’s ‘Magic Flute,’ delights audiences at Huntington City Hall

Marshall’s ‘Magic Flute,’ delights audiences at Huntington City Hall

> Marshall University’s performance of “The Magic Flute” made its Huntington debut Saturday at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in Huntington City Hall. The opera, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was the first full opera with orchestra performed in Huntington since 2006. Full story

Haunted corn maze ready to scare

> A cornfield in Milton, W.Va., will be turned into a field of hauntings with ghosts, goblins and zombies this weekend. The haunting is part of the annual haunted maze that Cooper Family Farms puts together every year. At dusk, those who are up for it can work their way through the maze that is filled with all kinds of scary individuals from zombies with chainsaws to plain old ghosts waiting around every corner. Full story

aMUsed Dance Ensemble to perform concert

> The aMUsed Dance Ensemble will perform its third annual dance concert Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Joan C. Edward’s Performing Arts Center. The ensemble is formed of Marshall University students that are involved in dance classes during the semester. Full story

Annual Fall Fest returns to Heritage Station

> The shops at Heritage Station, located near Pullman Square in downtown Huntington, are set to showcase what they have to offer the public during the upcoming fall season with the annual Fall Fest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Wild Ramp, a shop at Heritage Station, will be hosting its second annual Fall Fest Bake Off. Full story

MU to have teaching and physics conference

> Marshall University Department of Physics and Physical Sciences will be hosting the fall meeting of the Appalachian Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, focusing on improved teaching and learning practices, this weekend. Teachers from West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland are expected to attend the two-day event. Full story

“The Magic Flute” brings opera back to Huntington

> The opera will return to Huntington Saturday when “The Magic Flute” takes the stage at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium.  “The Magic Flute” was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and performed in 1791, the year of Mozart’s death. It is a Singspiel, containing both singing and spoken dialogue. Full story

Event being held on Friday for Lily’s Place

> Marshall University Women Connect and the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership will host a presentation Friday about Lily’s Place and the babies that will be treated at the center in Huntington. “We have a huge problem in our area here, in Cabell County and West Virginia, with substance abuse,” said Amy Saunders, director of Marshall University Student Health Education Programs. Full story

SGA allots $10K to fund club sports

> Student Government Association is in the process of allocating a total of $10,000 from student activities to the club sports teams involved on campus. Athletic liaison Paige Rabatin has been meeting with different club sports teams since the second week of school to help fill out a funding packet. Full story

Campus info directories coming soon

> Student Government Association will be handing out the new 2013-2014 campus directories next week. The campus directories include student and faculty information, full athletic schedules, coupons  and a full academic schedule. The campus directories will be available next week in the student center, all residence halls, Drinko library the Recreation Center, and Harless and Towers dining halls. Full story

Poet Joe Limer stops at Heritage Station

> Slam poet Joe Limer will make his way to Huntington on Thursday to help Marshall University students craft poetry and perform some of his own pieces. Limer, a Clarksburg, W.Va., native, was part of the San Diego poetry slam team that was a finalist in the National Poetry Slam Championship of 2013. Full story

‘Love Your Body’ day promotes acceptance, self-esteem

> The Women’s Center of Marshall University sponsored an event Wednesday called “Love Your Body Day” at the Marshall University Student Center to help people feel better about their self-image. Brianna McElfish, a graduate student working at the Women’s Center, said the purpose of the program was to make people feel good about themselves despite societal messages that bodies must be perfect or fit a thin ideal to be acceptable. Full story

College of Arts and Media plans spring trip to Italy

> The College of Arts and Media is organizing a trip to Florence, Italy during Marshall University’s May intersession. Students have the opportunity to live in Florence for three weeks as they earn three to six credit hours. The courses will be in art and philosophy. Full story

Marshall Rec Center serves up breast cancer awareness volleyball tournament

> As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Marshall University Recreation Center is hosting a “Big Pink Volleyball” tournament Saturday in an effort to raise awareness and donate funds to St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon fund. The volleyball tournament is a philanthropic event put on by the Recreation Center and Student Recreation Council. Full story

Police Blotter

> All incidents were reported by the Marshall University Police Department. OCT. 9: Petit larceny: A student came to the Marshall police department to report that his wallet had been turned into the Towers East holding area on Aug. 24. He reported that when he went to retrieve the wallet, they informed him that someone unknown had removed the wallet. Full story

SRC offers test prep, stress management workshop

> The Student Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Marshall University Memorial Student Center, is inviting students to take part in an educational workshop, Avoiding a Midterm Meltdown: Test Prep and Anxiety Workshop, to help students avoid midterm meltdowns. Full story

Appalachian Studies Conference accepting student proposals

> The 37th annual Appalachian Studies Conference may not be until next March, but conference proposals are still being accepted through Friday. According to the conference website, the proposals can reflect any aspect of Appalachia and can be presented in many different forms such as scholarly papers, group presentations, workshops or readings of original works related to Appalachia. Full story

Flu shot clinic provides free vaccines for students

> The Marshall University Student Nurses Association (MUSNA) is working closely with Student Affairs and its associate dean, Carla Lapelle, to put on the Flu Vaccination Clinic Tuesday and Wednesday. “There will be several hundred shots available to students in Huntington in the Don Morris Room and shots will also be available at MOVC for the first time,” said Dr. Full story

Art auction to benefit Huntington City Mission

> The Huntington City Mission is having an art auction, Art for Hope, Oct. 24 at the Huntington Renaissance Center in the ballroom. The preview will begin at 6 p.m. and the auction will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations must be made by Tuesday. Full story

Prospective Marshall students preview classes, campus life

> The Office of Recruitment hosted the first Preview Day of the year Oct. 14 for high school seniors that have already been admitted to Marshall University. According to Beth Wolfe, director of recruitment, Preview Day is a way for students to “seal the deal” when making their decision on whether or not to attend Marshall. Full story

Interfaith group seeks dialogue among campus religious groups

> A new group is forming on Marshall University’s campus with hopes of starting a dialogue among students of different faiths. Aaron Dunn, a religious studies major and ordained minister in the Universal Life Church started the group, called ADAM. According to the Universal Life Church’s website, it is “looking to change the negative perceptions of religion, faith and spirituality by encouraging people to take control, stand up and speak truth to power by fearlessly stating their personal religious beliefs. Full story

Old Main Corridor Project enters third phase

> Fifteen years ago, the Old Main Corridor, spanning the stretch of Fourth Avenue between Hal Greer Boulevard and Eighth Street, wasn’t very inviting to Marshall University students. Aside from the old, cracked sidewalks and rundown appearance, it was also poorly lit at night. Full story

Jewelry company to sell graduation rings Tuesday

> Graduation rings are a long-time symbol of academic achievement and graduation. Often called “the wearable diploma,” the rings show others hard work, dedication and ability to better one’s self through education. However, some students never think to buy a class ring. Full story

New Pokémon games draw crowd to Pullman Square

> People everywhere are excited this week following the release of the new Pokémon games. Hundreds gathered in downtown Huntington late Friday to be among the first to own Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, including multiple people dressed in costumes who were attending the nearby convention, Tsubasacon. Full story

As funding cuts loom, university officials meet to discuss future

> A diverse group of individuals from across all Marshall University’s campuses met Friday for a long-term planning session regarding forecasted funding cuts to higher education. Marshall President Stephen Kopp said the meeting is a necessary step in the university’s continued success. Full story

Tour de PATH rolls through Huntington

Tour de PATH rolls through Huntington

> The Tour de PATH, a bicycle program, encouraged the citizens of Huntington Saturday to make healthy lifestyle decisions towards improving their health. The bicycle ride started at Heritage Station on Fourth Avenue and continued through the Paul Ambrose Trail of Health. Full story

Civil rights documentaries begin in Drinko Library

> Two documentaries that are part of a national program to stimulate conversation about the civil rights struggle in America will be shown starting Monday.  The screenings are a part of the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” program. Full story

INTO Marshall officially opens doors

INTO Marshall officially opens doors

> Marshall University hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the INTO Marshall building Thursday. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and numerous deans from the University attended the event, as well as local and international students. The INTO program has been around since 2006, and has been a big help for international students at universities like Oregon State and Colorado State. Full story

Made-Over Marco Meets Fans at the Mall

> Marshall University fans had their first chance to meet the newly redesigned Marco Thursday evening at the Huntington Mall. Marco, along with several Marshall cheerleaders, rode around the shopping center on the mall’s train with the university fight song playing in the background. Full story

Huntington anime expo to celebrate 10th year

> West Virginia’s only anime convention is celebrating its 10th year Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Riverfront Ballroom and Conference Center of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The convention, called Tsubasacon, takes its name from the Japanese word for “wings. Full story

Jewel City Rollergirls hope to roll over the competition with new recruits

> Jewel City Rollergirls are recruiting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Skateland in Altizer, W.Va.   The team, which has been around for about two years, will wrap up its season Nov. 10 with a bout against the Rocktown Rollers of Harrisonburg, Va. Jewel City will prepare for its new season throughout the winter. Full story

26 high school bands to compete in annual Tri-State Marching Festival

> High school bands from the Tri-State area will compete at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marshall University annual Tri-State Marching Festival at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The festival features 26 high school bands from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky that will compete within their division. Full story

Huntington, Tri-State prepares for Halloween festival

> The Ceredo-Kenova AutumnFest is quickly approaching, and the two communities are having Halloween inspired events leading up to The Ultimate Pumpkin Experience the last weekend of October. AutumnFest is an annual celebration that takes place in the communities of Ceredo and Kenova in West Virginia. Full story

Marshall instructor opens craft beer bar

> A new business opened in downtown Huntington will provides local beer lovers with new choices. The Tap House, which had its grand opening in Heritage Station Saturday, features craft beer that is hard to find in this area. Jeff McKay, who owns the craft beer bar, said The Tap House offers 30 different bottles from breweries in West Virginia as well as Belgium and Germany. Full story

The Student Environmental Action Coalition discusses sustainability on campus

> The Student Environmental Action Coalition met Wednesday at 8.p.m. at the Memorial Student Center Fountain. This was the campus group’s second meeting of the semester. The group has already established goals for the campus environment, such as installing solar panels on campus and making a more accessible compost site for students, according to Lauren Tussey, the group’s facilitator. Full story

INTO to officially open its doors

> Marshall University’s INTO building, completed earlier this year, will have its official grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. Starting this Fall 2013 semester, Marshall University joined the INTO education program, which helps international students get a better grasp on the English language, as well as preparing them for the American educational system. Full story

Over 80 employers mingle with Marshall at Career Expo

> Marshall University students had the opportunity to seek job ideas and applications Wednesday at the Career Services Career Expo in the Memorial Student Center. Denise Hogsett, director of career services, said the career expo helps students seek job opportunities whether the student is looking for a job now or seeking a job after graduation. Full story

Marshall University’s alert system brings awareness to students, faculty

> Marshall University’s Emergency Notification System, also known as MU Alert, helps provide students, faculty and staff with information needed about any campus-related issues. MU Alert has been a part of Marshall’s emergency program for five years. In that time, it has expanded to reach around 11,400 people, according to University Information Safety Officer Jon Cutler. Full story

Arts Summit, Another Step for Huntington

> A group of around 50 met in the Big Sandy Arena Tuesday to discuss the growth of arts in the community during the second Huntington Arts Summit. The Summit was devised as a way to form a collaborative council between representatives from seven different areas—visual arts, theater, music, dance, design, literary arts and education—with the city of Huntington in an effort to further promote these creative pursuits as a viable source of revenue. Full story

Police Blotter

> OCT. 4: Petit larceny: Officers met at the Marshall University Police Department in reference to a computer that had been stolen from the Marshall shipping and receiving box truck Sept. 17. The stolen computer was one of four computers meant to be delivered to Morrow Library. Full story

Employers set up in Student Center for Career Expo

> Numerous companies will  file into the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Marshall University Career Services Career Expo. The career expo is for students and staff. It is a way to learn about companies that are hiring or just to learn about the different companies that could be right for your future career. Full story

New York Law dean emeritus talks FDR, New Deal for lecture series

New York Law dean emeritus talks FDR, New Deal for lecture series

> James F. Simon, an author and commentator of the U.S. Supreme Court, gave a lecture about the New Deal at the Marshall University Erikson Alumni Center Monday night to begin the Amicus Curiae lecture series. Simon said that the lecture focused on his book “FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal. Full story

Firefighters respond to sorority house call

> Firefighters responded Tuesday to reports of smoke at the Alpha Xi Delta sorority house. Capt. Chris Wilson, from Huntington Fire Department Station No. 2, said five fire trucks arrived at the house at 1:48 p.m., after receiving a call claiming there was smoke on the second floor. Full story

College of Education and Professional Development professor nominated for Young Professional Award

> A professor from the College of Education and Professional Development was nominated for the West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Young Professional Award.  Camille Ramsay is an instructor of physical education and health at Marshall University. Full story

New HR software to aid current, future employees

> Marshall University is implementing a new human resources software tool called PeopleAdmin to provide help and support for both current and potential employees. The software is designed to make hiring processes faster and more efficient; it also has the capability to assist with managing positions, onboarding new employees and evaluating employee performance. Full story

“Spin Marathon” to pedal for charity in the Rec Center

> A Marshall University Recreation Center Physical Education and Lifetime instructor will host “Spin Marathon” Thursday at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Studio C of the Rec Center to help raise money for Team Healthier Generation, a charity that fights to help prevent childhood obesity. Full story

Honors College welcomes new dean

> The Marshall University Honors College welcomed a new dean this fall, Ronald Bieniek. Bieniek graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor’s of Science in physics, and then attended graduate school at Harvard University and received a doctorate in physics and a Master of Arts in history of science. Full story

Marshall students seek to produce new television program

> The W. Page Pitt School of Journalism & Mass Communications offers its students a variety of ways to get involved during school. Marcus Constantino, a senior online journalism major, along with others from WMUL-FM, hopes to add another opportunity for students. Full story

Visiting lecturer demonstrates future of robotics

Visiting lecturer demonstrates future of robotics

> James McLurkin, assistant professor at Rice University in the department of computer science, spoke Tuesday on the future of robotics in the Memorial Student Center. Savannah Keller, senior international affairs, economics and Spanish major from Seville, Ohio, hosted the event along with Kayla Boggs, a senior cell and molecular biology major from Bigbend, W. Full story

SRC to make commotion with commuter program

> The Marshall University Student Resource Center is dedicated to helping students further their academic careers, even students who live off campus. Commuters are invited to take part in Commuter Commotion on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will take place in the SRC conference room, located on the second floor of the Marshall University Memorial Student Center. Full story

SRC to educate students about class withdrawals

> Students withdraw from classes at Marshall University each semester without having knowledge of how it may or may not impact their academic careers. The Student Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center, is presenting the third installment in their workshop series. Full story

Yeager Scholars to host annual symposium lecture Tuesday

> The 27th Annual Symposium Lecture Series hosted by The Society of Yeager Scholars will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Student Center, Room BE5. This year’s lecture will feature James McLurkin, assistant professor and director of the multi-robot systems lab at Rice University. Full story

History professor White publishes book on developing world

> Christopher White, an associate professor in Latin American history and the director of graduate studies in the history department at Marshall University, has published a new book that takes a look at the historical foundations of the problems of developing world society. Full story

W. Va. Division of Rehabilitation Services extends scholarships to disabled students

> Marshall University, in cooperation with the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, is offering scholarships to Marshall University students who have a disability. Sandra Clements, coordinator of disabled services at Marshall, said the scholarships are given to students depending on the type of disability. Full story

Cooley, Ramsey crowned as Marshall celebrates homecoming

> Homecoming day was full of exciting events for the Herd country. The “Mardi Gras” themed parade, new Mr. and Miss Marshall winners, the unveiling of the new Marco and a win for the Herd made homecoming a success. First place for the float competition went to Alpha Xi Delta and Alpha Sigma Phi. Full story

Pumpkin Festival delights thousands in Milton

> Thousands gathered in Milton over the weekend for the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival. The four-day long event enticed guests from near and far with a mixture of sights, sounds, shopping, showcases and, of course, tastes. The festival, which began as a way to help local farmers with the growth and sales of pumpkins, celebrated its 28th year Oct. Full story

Moundsville prison tops best-selling author’s haunted list

> The West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville was placed on a best-selling author’s “Top 7 Haunted Places” list on Huffington Post. The author, Kami Garcia, has a new novel, “Unbreakable,” which chronicles a secret society of ghost hunters. The penitentiary in Moundsville is one of the haunted locations featured in the novel. Full story

SGA events scheduled for homecoming weekend

> Homecoming day is almost here and Student Government Association has planned a full day of events to get students and alumni in the homecoming spirit. The day kicks off with a breakfast at the 21 Club for Grand Marshall Ben Hale and wife Jan at 9 a.m. Full story

Annual Alumni Run to benefit Sight for Kids

> The 18th Annual Marshall University Alumni Run, Sprint for Sight 5k Run/Walk, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington. Runners are encouraged to come dressed in Mardi Gras beads and masks to celebrate the homecoming theme, Mardi Gras Marshall Style. Full story

W.Va. Pumpkin Festival returns to Milton

> Fall lovers searching for the great pumpkin, or maybe just a great piece of pumpkin pie, will have the opportunity to do just that and much more during the annual West Virginia Pumpkin Festival. The four-day festival, at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park in Milton, W. Full story

“Anna in the Tropics” hits the stage

“Anna in the Tropics” hits the stage

> “Anna in the Tropics” made its debut at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse Wednesday and will be performed through Saturday. The 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama-winning play written by Nilo Cruz takes place in a 1929 cigar factory in Tampa, Fla. Lectors, or readers, were common Cuban tradition at this time in cigar factories to keep employees entertained. Full story

Magic Makers, Inc. offering diverse selection of costumes

Magic Makers, Inc. offering diverse selection of costumes

> When October rolls around, the prevalent shopping trend generally involves a trip to Wal-Mart or similar corporate-owned giant to peruse the Halloween items it has on sale. The selection is never very large or particularly varied, but these stores remain the go-to places for the Halloween season. Full story

Black Alumni events planned for Homecoming

> Homecoming is in full swing this week at Marshall University and organizations all over campus are setting up events to help make the week for students and returning alumni alike memorable. The Marshall Black Alumni organization in particular has several events lined up for Homecoming. Full story

Chemical leak sparks shelter in place at South Charleston campus

> The Marshall University South Charleston campus, as well as thousands in the community, was forced to shelter in place Thursday after a chemical spill at Clearon Corporation’s South Charleston plant. At 8:25 a.m. Clearon management was alerted to a release of chlorine. Full story

New Orleans diner chain seeks a home on campus

> There may be a new food vendor coming to Marshall University’s campus. During the Majors, Minors and More Fair at the Memorial Student Center Tuesday, The Original City Diner of New Orleans, La., served free food comprised of items on the restaurant’s menu. Full story

Alpha Tau Omega creates new executive roles for pledges

> Alpha Tau Omega is gearing up for fall by creating a pledge executive board for its fall pledges. This is the first semester that Alpha Tau Omega has had a pledge board.  Jack Stonesifer, president of Alpha Tau Omega, said that it was good to have these positions due to the amount of pledges they had this year. Full story

Huntington’s Kitchen to host nutrition seminar

> Huntington’s Kitchen will host a nutrition seminar Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in part with Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Marshall University Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics. Huntington’s Kitchen was originally known as “Jamie’s Kitchen” and was created for shooting purposes in the show, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” that took Huntington by storm when he deemed it the “fattest town in America. Full story

Police Blotter

> SEPT. 24 Petit larceny: At 6:30 p.m., a woman reported that her laptop had been stolen from the Sudexo women’s locker room in the Memorial Student Center. She had placed the laptop in her locker at the beginning of her shift at 11:30 a.m. and returned at 5:30 p. Full story

Huntington resident to open local history museum

> Most people go to the Heritage Farm Museum and Village to find out more about the area’s history, but in the next year, they will have another option. Huntington resident Earl Bush will soon open a local history museum on his property on Johnstown Road. Full story

Visiting painter to host workshop at Huntington Museum of Art

> The Huntington Museum of Art will host a three-day workshop in October with visiting painter Ray Turner. The exhibit of Turner’s work, “Population,” is on display through Nov. 10. Turner will speak about his work at 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Full story

Uninsured Marshall students to receive healthcare enrollment aid

> The new healthcare enrollment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act began Tuesday. Official coverage will start January 2014 and Student Health Education Programs (SHEP) is available to help get uninsured students enrolled. Health insurance may be normal for some students, but after an assessment of Marshall University students’ insurance statuses, it is clear that many are uninsured. Full story

West Virginia couples seek freedom to marry

> Three same-sex couples filed a lawsuit Tuesday, challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. McGee v. Cole names couples Casie McGee and Sarah Adkins, Justin Murdock and William Glavaris and Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton as plaintiffs, along with the minor child of one couple. Full story

Marshall departments participate in office decorating competition

> Mardi Gras has traveled close to 1,000 miles from New Orleans to Huntington during Marshall University’s Homecoming week. Marshall is celebrating its Homecoming week Mardi Gras-style, and along with activities for students, the faculty is participating in the event as well. Full story

WMUL-FM prepares for annual Car Bash Wednesday

> Marshall University continues to gear up for Homecoming weekend with the 12th Annual Car Bash on Buskirk Field. WMUL-FM will be hosting its annual event on Buskirk Field Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. as part of the upcoming homecoming activities on campus. Full story

Digital Scholar program publishes historical yearbooks online

> Marshall University’s Digital Scholar (MDS) program has made a huge leap in publicizing Marshall’s history. MDS, which is designed to bring together all of the university’s research with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research, has gathered Marshall yearbooks dating back to 1908 and published them online. Full story

CAB packs week with homecoming activities

> The Marshall University Campus Activities Board is helping to bring in Homecoming 2013 by giving students many ways to celebrate Mardi Gras Marshall-style. Christina Caul-Jackson, coordinator for student involvement, said there are many Homecoming events going on this year. Full story

HELP Golf Scramble scheduled for Friday

> The Marshall University HELP (Higher Education for Learning Problems) Program will host a golf scramble Oct. 4 to help raise money for the program’s scholarship fund. The Dr. Paul Skeens Memorial Scramble 4 HELP will tee off at 1 p.m. at Riviera Country Club, 82 Cox Landing Lane in Lesage, W. Full story

SGA plans for semester over Sunday Retreat

> Student Government Association had its Student Government Retreat on Sunday in the Student Resource Center to brainstorm ideas for the upcoming semester and year, teach new Senate members how SGA operates and participate in team building activities. In attendance were executive members, Senators and advisors Vanessa Keadle and Matt James. Full story

Guyandotte’s Swinefest kicks off Wednesday

> Swinefest 2013 kicks off Wednesday in Huntington’s Guyandotte neighborhood. Rick Simmons, the festival’s founder, said it started seven years ago with a desire to promote the community. “People looked down on Guyandotte in the past, and Swinefest has put it on the map,” he said. Full story

University hosts Unity Walk Celebration Tuesday

> The second annual We Are… Family! Unity Walk Celebration will take place at Marshall University Oct. 1 at the Memorial Student Center. The Unity Walk will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Marshall Recreation Center. Students will walk through campus, chanting and celebrating, as members of the Marshall University community. Full story

New York Law School dean emeritus headlines Amicus Curiae lecture

> The Amicus Curiae lecture series begins Oct. 8  with a talk by James F. Simon, the dean emeritus of New York Law School and the author of eight books on American history, law and politics. Simon will be talking about his most recent book, “FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, The Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal. Full story

MU director of communications rebounds from brain surgery

> A Marshall University employee underwent brain surgery this month to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Dave Wellman, director of communications at Marshall, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010 after medicine for tremors didn’t work. Full story

Traveling police officer documentary stops by Huntington on Monday

> The Cabell County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 122, is hosting a documentary film premiere Monday at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. The film, “Heroes Behind the Badge,” recounts six different cases of officers who have placed their lives in danger while on duty and of officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Full story

Green and White Day boosts recruitment efforts

> Students and their families came from around the country to Marshall University on Saturday to take part in Green and White Day and start their search for higher education. Students were invited to take part in Green and White Day from 8 a.m. to noon, with an optional Q-and-A session until 2 p. Full story

New lines help guide through Performing Arts Center

> People have been getting lost in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center since it was built in 1992. This semester, that problem has been solved. Since the building was opened, access to administrative offices and classes were through the back door on Sixth Avenue. Full story

PATH to the Cure ‘largest in Huntington history’

PATH to the Cure ‘largest in Huntington history’

> More than 3,000 locals gathered at the Big Sandy Arena Sunday for the third annual PATH to the Cure 5k. The charity event helped raise money and support for two local causes, the Pink Ribbon Fund and the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health, simultaneously through the collaborative effort of the St. Full story

First Year Seminar: the core of the core

> Some faculty members have referred to First Year Seminar as the “core of the core curriculum” and each class is different — one FYS class takes students back more than 100 years. According to Jennifer Sias, journalism professor and director of FYS, instructors are required to cover specific learning outcomes but classes do not have to be structured a certain way. Full story

Senate Approves Resolutions for More Voice, Information

> The Marshall University Faculty Senate Thursday approved an evaluation procedure for President Stephen Kopp and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gayle Ormiston. The evaluations will begin in October and thereafter, be done every March. Full story

Browning Brings Insight, History to Marshall

> Joan C. Browning, who was an instrumental part of the civil rights movement, delivered two lectures Thursday for Constitution Week, each with an important message about freedom and civic responsibility. Browning began her first lecture, entitled “Oh, The Places You’ll Go–Adventures in Personal History,” with stories about her past, from growing up in a small, isolated town in Georgia to becoming a large part of the civil rights movement. Full story

INTO students choose conversation partners

> Students from across the world gathered Thursday to participate in the INTO program’s conversation partner match-up. INTO, a new program this semester at Marshall University, is housed in the former East Hall, which was renovated for the program. It offers international students coursework to improve their writing, listening, and speaking abilities in English. Full story

Students throw baby shower to benefit Lily’s Place

Students throw baby shower to benefit Lily’s Place

> Cupcakes, balloons and laundry baskets filled with diapers, baby lotion and other infant items gave the impression Thursday of a baby shower being thrown inside of the Memorial Student Center. However, this event was not meant for one baby in particular, but for all of the babies in the area who are the tiniest victims of substance abuse. Full story

Golden Key Society looks to gain more active members

> Marshall University’s Golden Key International Honors Society is working to get more members active on campus. Golden Key, which is a group that has over 500 chapters worldwide, is based out of Atlanta, Ga. According to Golden Key President Zachary Mickel, a senior civil engineering major, the society has three pillars: academics, leadership and service. Full story

Green and White Day is coming

> The first month of school has passed, and as first year students are becoming comfortable with their new roles, Marshall University is recruiting for the Fall 2015 semester. As the most recent students overcome their anxieties, prospective students begin the next step of their educational career. Full story

Huntington Music & Arts Festival ready to amp things up

Huntington Music & Arts Festival ready to amp things up

> Ritter Park Amphitheater will kick off a showcase of local and regional talent Saturday with the Fourth Annual Huntington Music & Arts Festival.   The gates will open at 11:30 a.m. for the family-friendly outdoor concert and art experience.   This year's event will feature a diverse line-up of more than 20 indie-rock and acoustic acts as well as 25 visual artists from the area. Full story

Greek Festival to celebrate its 31st year this weekend

> Greek cuisine is more than just food; it is an extension of the culture from which it’s derived. Due to its geographical location, Greece became an integral part of major trade routes during the reign of the Roman Empire. Traders brought in a large assortment of commodities through the country, mostly spices, which naturally made their way into Greek recipes. Full story

Mountain Stage celebrates 800th recording

> Mountain Stage will celebrate its 800th recording Sunday at the Clay Center in Charleston. Mountain Stage, hosted by Larry Groce, is a two-hour radio show launched in December 1983 that records and broadcasts live musical performances. It is broadcasted nationally on 135 National Public Radio stations and internationally on Voice of America. Full story

Local band provides venue for musicians to perform

> The screeching of a guitar string as it’s played, the thunder of drums as they are bashed, the cry of a vocalist singing— these are elements of several bands that take to playing at the venue The Elimination Chamber, located at 1536 Seventh Ave. in Huntington. Full story

Polls open for Miss, Mr. Marshall voting

> Voting for Mr. and Miss Marshall winners will take place Thursday in the Memorial Student Center and Marshall Recreation Center, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Candidates for Miss Marshall are McKenzie Cooley, sponsored by the Center for African-American Studies, Laura Der, sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Julia Galloway, sponsored by the Pre-American Medical Student Association Club, Caitlin Grimes, sponsored by INTO, Jaclyn Hackett, sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma, Carissa Janczweski, sponsored by the College of Arts and Media and Ashley Roberts, sponsored by Delta Zeta. Full story

Browning recalls life in the civil rights movement

> To celebrate Constitution Week, Marshall University invited Joan C. Browning, an early Freedom Rider in the 1960s and a strong proponent of the civil rights movement, to present two lectures as part of The Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility. Full story

Dress Up for Down Syndrome 5k set for Saturday

> The third annual Dress Up for Down Syndrome 5k will take place Saturday at Barboursville Park. The race begins at 10 a.m.   The cost to participate in the race is $25. Runners are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes during the race. All proceeds of the race will benefit the Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia Inc. Full story

Police Blotter

> All incidents were reported by the Marshall University Police Department. SEPT. 19 Invasion of privacy: A person made a complaint to MUPD that another person had taken video of her in the shower without her permission last February. The incident was reported to have happened in one of the residence halls. Full story

Professor specializes in American history

> Michael Woods, new assistant professor in the history department at Marshall University, specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction periods of American history. “More generally I teach 19th century U.S. history, the history of the American South, and I do some work on the comparative history of slavery, or rather slavery in the new world,” Woods said. Full story

Visiting artist to speak at HMA

> The Huntington Museum of Art this week will host workshops along with the opening of a new exhibit by visiting artist Buzz Spector. Spector, who has a bachelor’s degree in art and a master’s of fine arts degree, is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer, with works varying in sculpture, installation, photography, printmaking and book arts. Full story

2013 President’s Invitational Quoits Media Challenge

2013 President’s Invitational Quoits Media Challenge

Local media, faculty participate in Quoits Media Challenge

> Members of the local media joined Marshall University faculty and students to face off Tuesday in the President’s Invitational Quoits Media Challenge. The tournament is part of Constitution Week and is a celebration of John Marshall’s birthday, which was Tuesday. Full story

President Kopp delivers annual State of the University address

> Marshall University president Stephen Kopp delivered his annual State of the University address yesterday afternoon during the general faculty meeting. On the agenda as well was a State of the Faculty address by Dr. Eldon Larsen, faculty senate chair, and introductions of new administrators and faculty. Full story

Friday Forum meeting to discuss assessment

> The last of the Friday Forum meetings will take place at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Drinko Library room 402. The topic of the meeting will be Higher Learning Commission Open Pathways accreditation expectations, standards and criteria. The Academic Affairs office hosted the third of their Friday Forum series meetings at 3:30 p. Full story

Kellie Pickler concert to benefit PATH for the Cure

> Country music singer Kellie Pickler will be performing a benefit concert Sunday for PATH to the Cure on at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.  This benefit concert will begin after the PATH to the Cure 5k Walk/ Run at approximately 5 p. Full story

International students get ‘INTO’ Marshall

> Marshall University has joined up with the INTO program this semester. Started in 2006, INTO is a program that helps international students have better success in America’s higher education system by a variety of learning and English language programs to generally have a better connection with the American community around them. Full story

Students to learn etiquette, professionalism at SRC

> The student body at Marshall University has a common goal in working toward a professional career, but professionalism should begin long before that. The Student Resource Center and the Office of Student Conduct is giving students the opportunity to take part in a workshop Wednesday called College Campus Etiquette. Full story

Student Social Work Organization works to better Huntington, community

> The Marshall University Student Social Work Organization started its third semester with new opportunities to help the community. MUSSWO is an organization that helps the community by donating to the homeless shelter and working at a community center. Full story

INTO to host international conversation partner mixer Thursday

> The INTO program is hosting a match-up meeting Thursday at 5p.m. in the INTO Center to find conversation partners for international students.   INTO replaced the LEAP program at Marshall University, helping international students build their English reading, writing and listening skills. Full story

Baby shower to benefit Huntington pediatric addiction recovery center

> Marshall University students are planning a baby shower Thursday to benefit Lily’s Place, a new nonprofit pediatric addiction recovery center in Huntington scheduled to open later this month. The mission of Lily’s Place is to provide immediate, short-term medical care to infants suffering from prenatal drug exposure and to provide education and support services to the families of substance-abused babies. Full story

Women’s Studies program blends academics, action

> The women’s studies program at Marshall University offers many students an opportunity to understand gender issues and power structures within every aspect of society today. The interim director for this semester, Laura Michele Diener, is serving while the director, Greta Rensenbrink, is currently on sabbatical. Full story

Health and Human Resources Services sets Employee Wellness Fair for Wednesday

> Marshall University Health and Human Resources Services are joining forces Wednesday to host the Marshall Employee Wellness Fair. The fair will be in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will feature numerous groups such as the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health, Marshall Cardiology, Marshall Health Medical Home for PEIA Members, Marshall Neuroscience, Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marshall Orthopaedics, Marshall Pediatrics, Marshall Psychiatry, Marshall Surgical Associates, Marshall Recreation Center, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Marshall Sustainability Department and the University Eye Surgeons. Full story

School of Music and Theatre sponsors faculty recital in Smith Recital Hall

> Wendell Dobbs, Marshall University professor of flute and music theory, hosted a faculty recital Monday at Smith Recital Hall for the Huntington community. The audience witnessed Reed Smith, violin, Wendell Dobbs, flute and special guest John Ingram, piano, run through several classical pieces. Full story

Marching Thunder, VT band perform joint halftime show

Marching Thunder, VT band perform joint halftime show

> The Marching Thunder traveled to Virginia Tech Saturday to support Marshall University’s football team and perform a combined halftime performance with Virginia Tech’s marching band. The performance was patriotic and military based, with roughly 700 band members performing on the field at once. Full story

Job-A-Palooza career fair hits campus Wednesday

> Finding a job can be difficult while you are in school, which is why the Job-A-Palooza Part-time Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday is coming to campus. The fair will be at the Memorial Student Center 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Job-A-Palooza targets young adults who are looking for part-time, or seasonal positions. Full story

Local church celebrates jazz composer with Sunday concert

Local church celebrates jazz composer with Sunday concert

> Trinity Episcopal Church, located on Fifth Avenue, sponsored a jazz concert Sunday to celebrate the work of composer Duke Ellington. Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert was conducted by Mark Smith and performed by a big band group that included members of singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Full story

SGA to appear in biweekly broadcast on WMUL-FM

SGA to appear in biweekly broadcast on WMUL-FM

> Marshall University Student Government Association announced they are participating in a biweekly on-air broadcast with WMUL-FM starting Thursday. The biweekly program will be used to discuss whatever SGA has going on at that time or issues that arise on campus. Full story

Juried exhibition on display at Gallery 842

> Gallery 842, located on Fourth Avenue in downtown Huntington, currently is hosting its third annual juried exhibition. Approximately 40 works from 25 artists are on display at the gallery. The works of several students and regional artists are included. Full story

Huntington Area Food Bank celebrates 30 Years

> The Huntington Area Food Bank is celebrating 30 years of service by hosting an open house Thursday for the public. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1327 Seventh Ave. in Huntington. During the open house, the food bank will offer tours of the facility, cocktails and appetizers. Full story

BAKER BRINGS UNIQUE EATERY TO HUNTINGTON

BAKER BRINGS UNIQUE EATERY TO HUNTINGTON

> For the last few years, the emergence of specialty restaurants in Huntington has become somewhat of a trend. That trend, in many cities, involves the routine regurgitation of the same restaurants labeled with different names. Before long, residents are met with a sea of interchangeable stores, rendering the names of these places less important than the food they serve. Full story

ST. GERMAIN DESIGNS FOR ‘ANNA IN THE TROPICS’

> Marshall University’s theatre department is hard at work preparing for next month’s “Anna in the Tropics,” including the costume shop. Joan St. Germain, costume designer and associate professor of theatre, has been preparing the costume’s designs since the show was announced in the spring. Full story

Apple iOS 7 downloads flood Marshall network

> When Apple announced the release of the iOS 7 operating system for iPhone in June, news stories flooded the Internet concerning the eventual crash that the massive influx of downloads would ultimately cause. When the new system was released Wednesday, students around campus reported excessive trouble successfully downloading the upgrade. Full story

Student Center hosts study abroad fair Thursday

> Students can learn of many overseas educational opportunities at the Marshall University Study Abroad Fair Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Student Center. Ryan Warner, study abroad adviser in the Center for International Programs, said the fair will feature programs taught by Marshall professors, as well as many other educational opportunities. Full story

Student Government, Marshall Greeks to light up Fifth Avenue

> Marshall University Greek presidents learned Tuesday that plans are moving forward to improve safety along “frat row” on Fifth Avenue with the installation of streetlights. The presidents met with Greek Liaison Victoria Perri, Student Body President E. Full story

Marshall students affected by nationwide PPD shortage

> The Cabell Huntington Health Department recently announced there is nationwide shortage of PPD, more commonly known as the skin test for tuberculosis, which Marshall University requires for many students in clinical classes and student teaching.   Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that is spread through the air from one person to another. Full story

Marshall’s smoking ban leaves students with questions

> Marshall University’s recent ban on smoking has left some students with questions as to how it will affect students on campus. Taking part in a tobacco-free campus movement seen around the country, Marshall followed in those footsteps and did the same. Full story

Police Blotter

> All incidents reported by the Marshall University Police Department. SEPT. 8 Striking an unattended vehicle: MUPD received a complaint from a person claiming a car belonging to her parents had received damage to the rear bumper. The incident is reported to have happened between 2 p. Full story

SRC teaches students time management

> New students at Marshall University learned the necessity of developing their time management skills. The Student Resource Center sponsored a time management workshop, Tackle Your Time in 20. The workshop took place at different times and locations Tuesday and Wednesday. Full story

In wake of tragedy, Red Cross seeks donations

> In the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, the American Red Cross is reaching out to aid victims and their families. Marshall University can assist in this effort by donating blood at the American Red Cross blood drive. Marshall’s American Red Cross Club will be hosting the blood drive Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a. Full story

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ release draws midnight crowds

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ release draws midnight crowds

> Around 11 p.m. Monday, a crowd of nearly 150 people started to gather outside the GameStop in Pullman Square, a rather unusual sight for those not in the know. The crowd was there for one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, “Grand Theft Auto V. Full story

New law lowers student loan interest rates

> A new law was signed Aug. 9 stating interest rates for Federal Direct Loans are now tied to market rates. The 2013-2014 interest rates for Direct Loans that were first disbursed on or after July 1 are subject to change from previous years. Undergraduate students that have a Direct Subsidized Loan or a Direct Unsubsidized Loan will have an interest rate of 3. Full story

SRC takes over MSC with resource fair

SRC takes over MSC with resource fair

> Students pay top dollar for their education at Marshall University, but not all students know what resources are available to them in order to get their money’s worth during their educational career. Students were given the opportunity Tuesday to attain information on  various resources Marshall and its departments offer at the Student Resource Fair. Full story

Professor emeritus challenges history in new book

Professor emeritus challenges history in new book

> Truth. Pursuing the truth. Exposing the truth. Simon Perry, professor emeritus of political science at Marshall University, may have officially retired from education three years ago, but it seems the desire for knowledge, and truth, remains within him. Full story

Campus ceremony to mark Ala. church bombing anniversary

> John Deaver Drinko Library will host a short ceremonial recognition of the Alabama Church Bombings on Thursday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will also host a scholarship award ceremony for the Society of Black Scholars. This will mark the 50 year anniversary of the bombing that took place at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Full story

Huntington Museum of Art offers free Tuesday admission

> The Huntington Museum of Art opens its doors free of charge every Tuesday. The museum, which opened in 1952 to house the collection of Herbert Fitzpatrick, has nine galleries. Four of the galleries are permanent exhibitions, displaying about 10 percent of the museum’s collection at any given time. Full story

Chili vendors participate in International Chili Society competitions at 30th Chilifest

> Despite its somewhat foggy origin, modern chili has become so infused into American cuisine that to claim it as a foreign recipe would be incorrect. In all probability, chili was created along the Texas border in the early 1800s, but regardless of its place of conception, most Americans know what a bowl of chili tastes like. Full story

Constitution Week events start Tuesday

> To commemorate the adoption of the United States Constitution and John Marshall’s birthday, Tuesday kicks off Constitution Week celebrations with a book signing by acclaimed educator Dr. Simon Perry. Perry, professor emeritus of political science at Marshall University, was an educator at Marshall from 1962 through 2010, which made his 47-year tenure the longest in the history of the university. Full story

Degree Works helps track graduation progress online

> An online degree audit first released to students in the fall of 2012 through their myMU accounts is gaining popularity. Degree Works is located on the left side of the myMU browser at the bottom of the QuickLaunch Navigation preferences. Degree Works is a catalog program that shows how on track a student is towards graduating. Full story

Runners hit Rotary Park for Healing Place benefit race

Runners hit Rotary Park for Healing Place benefit race

> Sunday marked the Healing Place of Huntington’s first inaugural “Race for Recovery,” a four-mile race through Rotary Park. The race took place at 2 p.m. and proceeds went to benefit the Healing Place of Huntington. The Healing Place of Huntington provides long-term residential recovery programs from alcohol and drug addiction for men. Full story

Concert benefits Marshall student’s 11-month mission

> Live music filled the air at Valley Park in Hurricane W.Va., Friday evening as a Marshall University student’s friends and family came together in support of a good cause. The music was part of a benefit concert for Schuylar Reggi, a senior advertising major from Hurricane, W. Full story

Student Resource Center offers time management workshops

> Stress and anxiety are factors that can cripple any student’s academic career, but it can be easily avoided with the correct educational tools. The Marshall University Student Resource Center will begin a series of workshops starting Wednesday to help students better engage their academic careers. Full story

COHP sponsors W.Va. health conference

> The College of Health Professions will be a vital partner in the inaugural West Virginia Integrated Behavorial Health Conference that will start this Tuesday, Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. Activities on the agenda are engaging with other members of the behavioral health community, creating partnerships throughout the state, have the opportunity to learn from selected speakers, and earn “continuing education credits (CEUs). Full story

Students walk to honor those fallen in tragedies

Students walk to honor those fallen in tragedies

> Traffic stopped Wednesday as Marshall University students carried American flags to the Marshall Memorial in Huntington to pay tribute to the 12th anniversary of 9/11 and to remember the lives lost in the 1970 Marshall University plane crash. Nearly 100 students gathered to walk the streets of Huntington. Full story

Marshall student to have benefit concert

> There will be a benefit concert Friday in Hurricane, W.Va. to support a Marshall student’s worldwide mission trip. The concert, which starts at 6 p.m., will be at Hurricane Valley Park and will feature artists such as Anthony Mossburg, Torn In Two and Zane and The Dinosaurs. Full story

Ronald McDonald House to benefit from ChiliFest

> The 30th annual ChiliFest will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-state, Inc. The festival begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, in downtown Huntington. Chili sample tickets can be purchased at the festival to vote for the fan favorite of the cook-off competition. Full story

Bill Burr talks standup, West Virginia, “Breaking Bad”

> Bill Burr will take the stage at the Keith-Albee Theatre Wednesday for a night of unrated comedy that is not for the easily offended. “I’m just sort of that guy you meet at a bar who makes sense for about 20 minutes, and then you figure out that I kind of almost flunked everything in high school and you just sort of laugh at me,” Burr said. Full story

Memorial bell tower unveiled at Springhill

> Springhill Cemetery unveiled the new memorial bell tower in a ceremony Wednesday to honor the victims of several different tragedies and memorialize their local impact. For the unveiling, a crowd of nearly 250 gathered just above the Healing Field, an annual display featuring some 3,000 American flags, each honoring a lost loved one. Full story

SRC to host fair Tuesday

> While seniors and juniors have the familiar feeling of settling into a new schedule, while freshman and sophomores may see the adjustment as foreign. Students who are experiencing stress or anxiety should not fret, because there is a simple solution. Full story

Backyard Pizza offers a unique menu with a rustic flair

Backyard Pizza offers a unique menu with a rustic flair

> Most American pizza parlors usually offer a familiar trio of items: pizza, subs and wings. There are variations of this custom, but such variations don’t tend to deviate much from that basic formula. So, when a pizza restaurant offers something different, people tend to notice. Full story

Purple Earth Comics a staple in the community

Purple Earth Comics a staple in the community

> Twenty years ago, the notion that a comic book could be regarded as literature was barely considered a valid claim, despite the groundbreaking works of industry giants like Alan Moore and Frank Miller. Things have changed a lot since then, what defines literature now is content, not whether it's framed in boxes and accompanied by drawings. Full story

Epicenter offers unique Friday the 13th deal

Epicenter offers unique Friday the 13th deal

> This year, Sept. 13 will fall on Friday the 13th. It’s a date that is often met with mystery and superstition, with images of black cats and broken mirrors dancing around people’s heads, but local tattoo shop Epicenter Studios decided to put a fun twist to the infamous date. Full story

Harvard artist’s work on display at Birke Art Gallery

> Imagine a painting that has been expanded onto other pieces of paper, forming a larger piece of 3D art. This type of art is currently on display at the Birke Art Gallery on campus. Visiting artist Amanda Burnham is being featured in a solo exhibition at the gallery through Oct. Full story

COEPD offers knitting classes

> The College of Education and Professional Development’s free knitting classes began on campus. The first class began on Sep. 10 at 9:30 a.m. and Glenda Lowry, associate professor of family and consumer sciences, taught all classes. Lowry said she began knitting at the age of six. Full story

SGA passes operating budget, two resolutions

> The Marshall University Student Government Association passed two resolutions and an operating budget Tuesday at their Senate meeting. The first resolution is having a syllabi repository for each course section. It will be created and used for students during periods of registration and be updated accordingly for subsequent semesters. Full story

Visual Art & Design Building to open Summer 2014

> Faculty and staff of the College of Arts and Media will have a chance to tour the new Visual Arts and Design building on Third Avenue in downtown Huntington across from Pullman Square toward the end of September. In spring 2011, Marshall University purchased the old Stone and Thomas building, and planned to house the visual arts and design programs. Full story

Writing Center reopens for academic year

> The Marshall Writing Center on the second floor of Drinko Library has opened for a new academic year with many important services now available to students. The Writing Center is a place where students can get help on papers while also getting help with questions about research, how to find a book and even online articles. Full story

POLICE BLOTTER

> All incidents mentioned have been provided by the Marshall University Police Department. Petit Larceny: A navy and gray trick bike was stolen from the Gibson Hall bike rack sometime between Sept. 2 at 4:00 p.m. and Sept. 3 at 9:00 a.m. The case is closed without any suspects. Full story

Changes in housing, parking highlight master plan

> Holderby Hall and traffic lanes are not the only changes recommended in Marshall University’s master plan. The plan, which was a joint effort among Marshall’s administration, namely the Master Plan Executive and Advisory Committees, a team from Michigan-based SmithGroup JJR and the public, proposed renovations for 11 buildings total. Full story

Comedian Bill Burr coming to Huntington

> Stand-up comedian and actor Bill Burr is sure to have the audience at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in laughter Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at what promises to be an unedited show. Burr is a stand-up comedian as well as an actor. He is also a host of his own podcast called the Monday Morning Podcast. Full story

Fall semester to be two instructional days shorter

> Sometimes less is not less. Prior to this year, the university had a fifteen-week semester. When the semester started and students received syllabi, students thought they lost an entire week of instructional days but continued to pay for tuition that covered a longer semester plan. Full story

Truck decal of bound woman sparks national controversy

> Hornet Signs of Waco, Texas created a truck decal of a woman bound and tied in order to attract more business, according to KWTX News 10. The Texas sign company designed the decal to fit the tailgate of a truck. It shows a blonde woman, dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, tied at the hands and feet and lying in the bed of the truck. Full story

Series of break-ins prompt car safety advice

> With school officially underway on campus, the Marshall University Police Department and the Huntington Police Department have several tips to keep cars safe this year. According to Huntington Police Department Sgt. Brian Lucas, Huntington had a total of 31 car break-ins since Aug. Full story

Annual quoits tournament kicks off Constitution Week

Annual quoits tournament kicks off Constitution Week

> Marshall University students, staff and faculty kicked off the annual quoits tournament Tuesday in celebration of John Marshall and Constitution Week. Marshall, who was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, is the man who the university is named after. Full story

Final draft of master plan revealed

> A final draft of Marshall University’s master plan was revealed Monday with students, faculty and community members in attendance. The open house, held in the Memorial Student Center, was designed to illicit comments and questions about the new master plan from outside sources. Full story

SGA begins accepting parade applications

> Student Government Association is taking applications for floats and bands to participate in the annual homecoming parade on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. SGA wants to make this year’s homecoming parade bigger and better than ever.  Any student organization can participate in the homecoming parade, and applications are available at www. Full story

Center for Constitutional Democracy announces Amicus Curiae series lineup

> The annual Marshall University Amicus Curiae lecture series begins Oct. 8 with an appearance by James F. Simon, dean emeritus of the New York Law School. This year marks the third year of the Amicus Curiae series, which brings noted scholars and lawyers to campus to speak about historical and contemporary issues related to the U. Full story

MU Career Services Center sponsors weekly event for employment seekers

> Career Services is promoting a weekly event called “Pop in Tuesdays” at the Career Services Center to assist students seeking employment. Denise Hogsett, director of Career Services, said the event will give students the chance to gain useful career skills before applying for a specific job. Full story

Ritter Park hosts 5th annual FitFest

Ritter Park hosts 5th annual FitFest

> Hundreds of locals showed their support for the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health Sunday during the Fifth Annual FitFest held at Ritter Park. Runners, walkers and other participants, both young and old, helped to make the fundraising event a success with a charity 5k, 10k and variety of children's races. Full story

University, city seek safer lighting conditions

> Marshall University, in accordance with Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and Appalachian Power Company, took another step forward Tuesday in its mission to make campus safer with a push to improve lighting. A team of officials from Appalachian Power, Marshall and the city of Huntington walked through campus and evaluated areas that need improved, as well as took an inventory of fixtures that are not functioning or should be aimed more effectively. Full story

College of Education and Professional Development welcomes new dean Eagle

> The College of Education and Professional Development welcomed a new dean over the summer. Teresa Eagle began as dean in June when the College of Education and the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development merged to become the COEPD. Her role as dean of COEPD is a permanent position, and she will oversee all areas of the school. Full story

Marshall Artists Series lists promising schedule of performances

> The Marshall Artists Series has scheduled a variety of events this fall at the Keith-Albee Theatre. The fall semester begins with the stand-up comedy of Bill Burr Wednesday, Sept. 18. Burr has made a name for himself by performing stand-up specials on Comedy Central, HBO and Netflix, as well as numerous talk show appearances. Full story

Annual Walk for Suicide Prevention scheduled for Saturday

> Messages for Hope will be hosting the 7th annual fundraising Walk for Suicide Prevention to raise awareness, encourage prevention and memorialize the lives lost to suicide at Pullman Square this Saturday, Sept. 7. at noon. In honor of the walk, Mayor Steve Williams will proclaim the week of Sept. Full story

CAB has full schedule for fall semester

> Marshall University’s Campus Activity Board has a lot of events planned for the 2013 fall semester. The members of the campus activity board strive to get students more involved on campus by having different types of activities for students to attend. Full story

December graduates look forward to commencement dates

> Countdown to Commencement is on for Marshall University seniors looking to graduate in December. Candidates have until Sept. 20 to apply for graduation if they would like their name to appear in press releases and in programs released by Marshall. Students should go to the dean’s office and fill out an application for graduation. Full story

Free knitting and crocheting class to be offered on campus

> The College of Education and Professional Development will offer free knitting and crocheting classes on campus this fall. The only cost for the class is for materials such as yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks. COEPD Dean Teresa Eagle suggests retail stores like Wal-Mart, JoAnn Fabrics and Michaels for supplies, but assistance to gather materials is available for those who lack transportation. Full story

Remembrance Walk takes on special meaning

>   Marshall University students and staff will participate in a Remembrance Walk Wednesday, but this year’s walk has extra meaning to the community.  The Marshall University Remembrance Walk is a one-mile walk that starts at the Marshall Recreational Center and ends at Spring Hill Cemetery, site of the 1970 Marshall football team memorial. Full story

POLICE BLOTTER

>   AUGUST 28 Disorderly conduct: Occurred between 12:41 p.m. and 1:10 p.m. Officers responded to complaints that an unidentified male had climbed on top of a table in Harless Hall and proceeded to do military style push-ups where the victim and a witness were eating lunch. Full story

FitFest set to take over Ritter Park

> Ritter Park will host the fifth annual FitFest, an event that benefits the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health, Sunday. The community event is for participants of all ages, is geared toward developing a healthier community and serves as the lead fundraiser for the development of PATH. Full story

CAB to host special screening of ‘We Are...Marshall’ Friday

> Cinema Under the Stars will host a showing of “We Are…Marshall” Friday at 10:30 p.m. at Heritage Station.  “We Are…Marshall” is a movie that carries significant importance to the city of Huntington as it portrays a story that is rooted deeply in many citizens’ hearts. Full story

Performing arts provides entertainment for students

>   As the new semester settles in, one may feel overwhelmed or stressed by their classes and schoolwork. When dealing with this, it is important to schedule free time for extracurricular activities. A great way to do that is by seeing what the performing arts have to offer. Full story

Band Day set for next home game

>   Marshall University’s performing arts has a lot to offer, and one important area is the music department. The Marching Thunder’s Band Day, in which high school bands are invited to perform with Marshall’s band at halftime, takes place Saturday at 6:30 p. Full story

Restaurants accomodate vegans and vegetarians

> An unlimited meal plan did very little to feed Marshall University student Megan Osborne as a freshman last year. Along with a number of other students, Osborne is a vegan, and has chosen to cut animal products out of her diet.  Such limitations make finding food difficult for some vegan students, but local eateries around campus are listening, and now cater to vegan preferences. Full story

Performing arts provides entertainment for students

>   As the new semester settles in, one may feel overwhelmed or stressed by their classes and schoolwork. When dealing with this, it is important to schedule free time for extracurricular activities. A great way to do that is by seeing what the performing arts have to offer. Full story

Student body president Hassan sworn in for first term

> Student body president E.J. Hassan has been sworn into office and is ready to take on his first full term at Marshall University.  Along with being sworn into the Student Government Association, he is the newest member of the Board of Governors and is already working hard on upcoming Student Government events. Full story

Bookwalter sets goals as new COLA interim dean

> The new interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts is taking over at a difficult time for higher education, but Robert Bookwalter sees opportunity in the challenges facing Marshall University. A veteran faculty member and administrator, Bookwalter has been at Marshall since 1987. Full story

Power of the Purse approved for Girls on the Run council

> Power of the Purse, a local women’s leadership organization, gained approval Tuesday to start a local council for Girls on the Run, a program geared toward enriching young girls’ lives.  This self-esteem program consists of a 12-week curriculum that teaches life lessons to third-to-fifth grade girls while training for a 5K race. Full story

ATO takes awareness to the streets

ATO takes awareness to the streets

> Marshall University students, faculty and staff who pass the Memorial Student Center this week might notice the collection of cardboard boxes and signs asking for money and wonder if homeless people are living on campus. As part of an awareness campaign that lasts until Friday, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity members have chosen to experience exactly what it feels like to be homeless. Full story

Student Services to initiate freshman students with ‘First Year Experience’

> Marshall University Student Services has reopened for the fall semester, and the primary goal is to attract freshmen.  Amy Lorenz, the assistant director of academic initiatives, is working on First Year Experience, a program that will get students prepared for the college semester. Full story

Yeager Scholarship recipients reflect on application process, look forward to future

>   The Yeager Scholarship is considered one of the most prestigious scholarships at Marshall University. Named after Charles Yeager, this scholarship requires an extensive application process that includes multiple essays and interviews.  Each year, six incoming freshmen are chosen to receive the scholarship, but the journey for the Class of 2017 Yeager Scholars is just beginning. Full story

Panhellenic sororities host recruitment luau

>   Tropical music played on the plaza of the Memorial Student Center for the Go Greek sorority luau on Aug. 29. Freshmen interested in rushing with Panhellenic sororities this fall came out to join in on various activities on the plaza such as corn hole, four square, bowling and to see what the event was all about. Full story

Fraternity representatives spark recruitment drive

>   Thirteen tables were set up all around the Don Morris room to recruit and inform future members for Marshall University fraternities on Tuesday. Each fraternity set up a table with information on their fraternity with the anticipation of recruiting members for the fall semester. Full story

Huntington in Bloom adding natural beauty to cityscape

>   Huntington in Bloom is looking to add more plant life to downtown Huntington and help the city look brighter for both citizens and people visiting the city.  The program is responsible for hanging up more than 150 hanging baskets and putting more than 90 large potted plants along street corners downtown. Full story

New tobacco policy meets support and skepticism

New tobacco policy meets support and skepticism

> While Marshall University’s fall semester has brought many changes to campus, none seem as widespread as the campus tobacco ban. The ban, which took effect July 1, covers the use of all tobacco products (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipes and cigars) on all property owned or managed by the university. Full story

SRC offers programs to help students adapt to college life

>   As the number of new students rise at Marshall University, an influx of questions come as well. Some changes Marshall has implemented for the fall semester may leave students feeling anxious and carrying heavy burdens. Marshall’s Student Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center, is open to any student who wants to enhance their academic career. Full story

Cato, Marshall offense continues to improve

> When comparing pictures from three years ago to now, the physical changes are plain for Rakeem Cato, but those aren’t the only changes for the now junior quarterback for the Thundering Herd. He’s also evolved into being a smarter quarterback as well. Full story

Hamrick choosing non-conference schedule selectively

> With Marshall beginning the season against a former Mid-American Conference rival in Miami (Ohio) and playing another former MAC rival two weeks later at Ohio, Thundering Herd Athletic Director Mike Hamrick has been making non-conference games close to home a priority. Full story

Fans excited for new season

> Saturday is a big day for a number of reasons. The biggest among them is the real start of college football. (While there is a Thursday night game to officially begin the season, most teams dip their feet on Saturday.) For Marshall University, the day is no different. Full story

Emmy winning director speaks to students

Emmy winning director speaks with students

> An Emmy award-winning director from CBS Sports was on campus Thursday to talk to students about his journey from Louisiana State University’s medical school to being a broadcast director. Mark Grant, who is in town this weekend to direct the broadcast of the football game against Miami (Ohio), shared his story and answered questions from students. Full story

Certain Marshall faculty to receive pay raise

>   Certain Marshall University instructional faculty can look forward to a pay raise approved by the Board of Governors during their meeting Tuesday. The adjustments, recommended by Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp, affect certain faculty members who were awarded promotions effective Fall 2013 and certain members of the faculty whose regular base salary is below specific minimums. Full story

Jewel City Rollergirls win first home game

Jewel City Rollergirls win first home game

> After two years, Huntington's first flat track roller derby team finally got to experience home field advantage Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Boyd County Community Center in Catlettsburg, Ky. The Jewel City Rollergirls won their first home bout, defeating Marietta, Ohio's Hades Ladies 351-192. Full story

Student garden focuses efforts on expanding, teaching sustainability

Student garden focuses efforts on expanding, teaching sustainability

> Most students have never heard of the Marshall University Student Garden, but with the garden going into its third year, workers are hoping to spread the word. The garden is divided on campus between the greenhouse, which is used for flowers, and a vegetable garden located on Fifth Avenue and 22nd Street behind the Career Services building. Full story

MU fans have spoken, new mascot costume to resemble ‘classic Marco’

MU fans have spoken, new mascot costume to resemble ‘classic Marco’

> The Marshall community has spoken and their choice is definitive. In a Facebook contest, which ran from July 24 to Aug. 12, students, faculty, alumni and Herd fans from all over had the opportunity to vote for the new mascot costume. Their choice, however, is not so much “new” as it is more of a return to the look of the “classic Marco” from the 1980s and 1990s. Full story

New Board of Governors members honored to be appointed, ready to serve Marshall

> Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed seven people to Marshall University’s Board of Governors. Of the seven appointed to the board, four are new members. They are Christie Kinsey of Lavalette, Phil Cline of Huntington, James Bailes of Huntington and Tim Dagostine of Charleston. Full story

Marshall Artists Series 2013-2014 lineup includes Cole, Mraz and more

Marshall Artists Series 2013-2014 lineup includes Cole, Mraz and more

> The upcoming 77th season for the Marshall Artists Series invites audiences to explore a variety of musical genres and entertainers in 2013 and 2014. Providing entertainment for the community as well as for Marshall students since 1936, the Marshall Artists Series aims to bring innovative and educational programs to the Tri-State. Full story

Visting Writers Series announces lineup for upcoming school year

> The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series is gearing up for another year of diverse and exciting authors to visit Marshall University’s campus. Founded by Professor Art Stringer in 1989, the series invites six to eight authors to come to campus and share their work with students, faculty and members of the community. Full story

School of Pharmacy announces new scholarship

> Just before starting its second year as a school at Marshall University, the School of Pharmacy is expanding its financial aid program after the creation of a new endowed scholarship fund. On Monday, Dr. Kevin Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy, announced the creation of the Paula Campbell Butterfield Scholarship, which was named in honor of Butterfield, a pharmacist and the owner of Trivillian’s Pharmacy in Charleston. Full story

New ‘Tech Up’ program aims to assist nontraditional students with new technology

> Marshall University’s Office of Student Affairs and Information Technology have joined forces to develop a program with the nontraditional student in mind. “Tech Up” will help those students navigate Marshall’s website and teach them how to use MyMU and MUOnline. Full story

Voting now available to choose Marco's new look

> Between now and Aug. 10, Herd fans have the opportunity to choose the new look for Marco, which will debut at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 during Marshall’s homecoming game against University of Texas at San Antonio. Matt Turner, chief of staff, said the current costume needs to be replaced because it is worn and damaged after five years of use. Full story

Grant awarded to researchers to study effects of space travel on bone and muscle loss

Grant awarded to researchers to study effects of space travel on bone and muscle loss

> Miaozong Wu of the Center for Diagnostic Nanosystems at the Marshall University School of Pharmacy received a $750,000 grant from NASA to study the effects of space travel on bone and muscle atrophy. “This is certainly really exciting to me,” Wu said. Full story

Marshall's School of Pharmacy on track to receive full accreditation by 2016

> Fresh off the completion of its first full year at Marshall University, the School of Pharmacy has taken the next step to become a fully accredited institution and has received candidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Candidate status is the second step in a three-step process that began when the School of Pharmacy admitted its first class in 2012 and will culminate once that inaugural class graduates in 2016. Full story

Bring Trader Joe's to Huntington, WV Facebook pages receives heavy response from community

> A simple suggestion from Huntington’s Mayor Steve Williams to bring Trader Joe’s to Huntington has taken Facebook by storm. In the last five days the Bring Trader Joe’s to Huntington, WV Facebook page has received more than 6,000 likes. "I've never seen anything go off like this," Aaron-Michael Fox, the mayor’s liaison, said. Full story

MU offers new email system

> Students on the campus of Marshall University will soon gain access to an upgraded student email system. The new system, powered by Microsoft Office 365, will be available for all Marshall students July 15. “Office 365 is a big upgrade for students that will give them online tools much like the Microsoft Outlook services used by companies around the world,” said Jody Perry, executive director of Technology Services with Marshall University Information Technology. Full story

Terry Hapney selected as Public Relations Educator of the Year

> Terry Hapney, associate professor of public relations, was selected as the 2013 Public Relations Educator of the Year by the West Virginia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for his success in preparing students for the profession, as well as his excellence as a professor and as a public relations practitioner. Full story

Tobacco Free Policy approved by Board of Governors, effective July 1

> Marshall University’s Board of Governors recently approved the Tobacco Free Policy, which will go into effect July 1. The policy applies to indoor and outdoor locations, and includes products such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, e-cigarettes, dip, pipes, cigars, cigarillos, hookah and waterpipe smoking and snuss. Full story

Hensley receives Distinguished Service Award for his hard work at Marshall

Hensley receives Distinguished Service Award for his hard work at Marshall

> After working 40 years at an institution, many people eye retirement and contemplate the legacy they will leave behind. For Steve Hensley, dean of student affairs at Marshall University, the small accomplishments are his swan song and what he will remember when he finally calls it quits. Full story

Public Relations students, professor take top honors

Public Relations students, professor take top honors in state and region

> The public relations academic program in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University attained multiple top honors in West Virginia, as well as a six-state region, at the Public Relations Society of America West Virginia chapter’s annual Crystal Awards Gala last week at the Edgewood Country Club in Charleston. Full story

Marshall University faculty and staff participate in the sesquicentennial

> West Virginia celebrates its sesquicentennial this week, and two Marshall University employees have a hand in commemorating the milestone. Kevin Barksdale, associate professor of history, teaches Appalachian and West Virginia history at Marshall. Barksdale, a South Carolina native, earned his doctorate from West Virginia University, and said  once he came to the state he became interested in its history. Full story

Local students participate in jazz festival at Jomie Jazz Center

Local students participate in jazz festival at Jomie Jazz Center

> Tri-State area high school students enjoy a week of jazz music and hands-on experience with the Marshall University School of Music and Theatre’s annual Jazz-MU-Tazz festival. The jazz festival, which started Monday, gives high school students the chance to learn about improvisation and music theory, as well as work with Marshall music students, faculty and a guest conductor in big band ensembles and jazz combos. Full story

WMUL-FM wins big at Associated Press awards

WMUL-FM wins big at Associated Press awards

> Marshall University’s student radio station, WMUL-FM, won 13 awards this weekend at the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards. This includes 10 second place awards, and three first place awards. One of the first place awards was the West Virginia Radio Broadcast Journalist of the Year award won by Laura Hatfield, second-year graduate student and WMUL-FM’s news director. Full story

MU Red Cross club hosts blood drive, donations low

> The Marshall University Red Cross club may still be relatively new, but they are not letting that stop them from making a difference in Huntington. Brian Wong, former club president, founded the group in 2011. The club focuses on providing Red Cross services to the community and students on Marshall’s campus. Full story

SOJMC and COFA to become College of Arts and Media

> The class of 2017 enters Marshall University during a time of heavy restructuring, but great promise of new opportunities. Effective July 1, the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the College of Fine Arts, which includes the School of Music and Theatre and the School of Art and Design, will merge to create the College of Arts and Media. Full story

Navigating Marshall's website

> New Marshall University students have more tools available to them through the university website than ever before. The Marshall website was redesigned and launched at the beginning of 2013, with the goal of being user friendly on multiple platforms. Full story

Registering for second semester

> In order to relieve freshmen of one problem at the beginning of the school year, students enter the fall semester with schedules in place. In contrast, during the spring semester all of the scheduling responsibilities are on the freshman’s shoulders. Full story

Marshall student volunteers for summer in Peruvian orphanage

> While many students will be busy relaxing, job hunting and pursuing internships during this upcoming summer, Toby Mackenson, a Marshall University senior, will volunteer at a children’s orphanage in Peru. Mackenson said he is an able bodied volunteer for the people of unfortunate circumstances, and a student who loves to serve others when he can. Full story

Student adapts to Taiwanese life

> cond half of the semester adjusting to a new way of living. Good has been living in Taiwan the past couple months and has been studying business beside other exchange and local students. While there are many differences between life in Taiwan and life in America, there are also similarities that have helped Good adjust to life in another country. Full story

Saturday 5K to support Forensic Science scholarships

> “FoRUNsics,” a 5K race, will take place Saturday at 8 a.m. The race will begin at Pullman Square, and the proceeds will go to support a scholarship for Marshall University forensic science graduate students. The event was created and is hosted by forensic honor society, Delta Delta Epsilon. Full story

VOX: Students for Choice hosts No Pants Party

> VOX: Students for Choice hosted a No Pants Party Thursday at 7p.m. at the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center to emphasize the importance of equality and healthy lifestyles. Guests were encouraged to wear anything except pants as long as they kept it classy. Full story

Free Comic Book Day this Saturday

> Free Comic Book Day, an annual celebration promoted by the North American comic book industry, which seeks to bring new readers into independent comic book stores, will be Saturday. Celebrating its 12th year, Free Comic Book Day is hosted each year during the first Saturday in May and is coordinated by the industry's single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. Full story

School of Medicine to increase research space

> The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is acquiring office space from the Huntington Area Development Council to expand its research and development operations. John Maher, vice president for research at Marshall, said the facility was obtained though cooperation between HADCO, the Joan C. Full story

Breastfeeding rooms coming to campus

> Marshall University received a grant from the West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance to build a lactation room for nursing mothers. Amy Saunders, student health education specialist at Marshall Student Health, said the lactation room is a great addition to campus. Full story

Panhellenic Council to kick off Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser

> The Marshall University Sorority Panhellenic Council will host a Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Room BE5 in Marshall University Memorial Student Center. The Panhellenic Council is the governing body for on-campus sororities, and serves as a resource for the women involved in sororities, provides scholarships and sponsors educational programs during the year. Full story

MU students preparing for final examinations

> Marshall University students have reached the home stretch of the semester and are preparing for final exams. This has been some students’ first semester at Marshall, and they are not entirely sure what to expect. Paul Smith, a first-semester freshman, said he is ready for the tests even though it is his first semester of college finals. Full story

Faculty’s vote is university’s first, BOG stands firm with Kopp

> On Wednesday, Marshall University faculty passed a vote of no confidence against university President Stephen Kopp through e-vote.   Out of the 420 total votes cast, 290 agreed with the motion, 107 did not agree and 23 abstained. According to Angela Rose, faculty senate office secretary, a total of 745 faculty members were eligible to vote. Full story

Commuters being offered Red Eye Rooms for finals week

> Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life will give students off campus an extra opportunity to rest before finals week. Red Eye Commuter Rooms will be offered the whole week of finals, starting May 6 until May 10. A commuter student is one who does not live in a university-owned property and has to commute to campus each day. Full story

African Drum and Dance Ensemble performs at Smith Music

> The sounds of a West African drum circled echoed from the halls of Smith Music Hall as the Marshall University African Drum and Dance Ensemble performed Tuesday for their spring showcase. Facilitating the class is Steven Hall, a percussion instructor. Full story

Jazz Band performs at Smith Music Hall

> Smith Recital Hall featured the smooth styling of the 12.0 Jazz Band, the top jazz ensemble at Marshall University, Tuesday night The band performed a number of selections from iconic jazz performers such as Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and several others. Full story

Social Work issues discussed at annual event

> Social work issues were discussed Tuesday at the annual Tri-State organizing conference. This year’s conference was called “Removing the Cap,” and Peggy McCormick, a social worker from St. Mary’s hospital, and Sandra Clemments, coordinator of disability services, were invited to the conference to listen to concerns and answer questions. Full story

Students gain valuable study tips for finals

> Studying for finals typically involves all nighters and reading twelve chapters the night before the exam. Students do not usually expect to eat s’mores in preparation of finals, but the Student Resource Center did not think anything of it during their program “Study S’more. Full story

Faculty honored for outstanding service to university

> Marshall University honored its retirees and outstanding faculty Tuesday at the general faculty meeting at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. In total, 18 faculty members were presented with awards for outstanding service, and 19 retiring faculty members were honored. Full story

Marshall students react to Cincinnati school shooting

> On Monday, a student from Cincinnati pulled a gun in a classroom and shot himself. Officials said the student was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where he remains in critical condition. School officials said classes will resume tomorrow in hopes of allowing students to talk about the tragic event and to make sense of it. Full story

United Methodist Students seek student connection

> Sunday evenings on campus typically involve students finishing up homework, preparing for the business of the coming week or returning from visiting their homes. United Methodist Students, Marshall University’s Methodist student group, provides an opportunity for students to connect spiritually and with each other at “7:17” Sundays at 7:17 p. Full story

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Awareness group takes to Pullman Square for Victims’ Rights Week

> Members of the community came together Friday for the annual recognition of Victims’ Rights Week at Pullman Square. The Victim Advisory Board hosted the event, which included music, free food and different activities for children. “As the Victim Advisory Board, we get out and make more awareness of the agencies in Huntington for victims of crime,” said Steven Cline, president of the Victim Advisory Board. Full story

Autism rally takes over Ritter Park

> On Saturday, more than 1,000 Huntington community members walked and biked their way around Ritter Park for the 12th annual Rally for Autism, which featured a 25-mile bike tour and the fourth annual Seaton and Moira Taylor 5k walk and run.   The Autism Services Center, the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University and the Autism Society River Cities hosted the event and benefited from the funds that were raised by teams and individuals who participated in the walk, run or bike tour. Full story

Vision Campaign breaks ground on new indoor practice facility

> Marshall University’s Vision Campaign hosted the official ground breaking ceremony Friday next to the Joan C. Edwards Stadium on the site that will soon be home to the new indoor practice facility, hall of fame, academic support center and the Sports Medicine Translational Research Center. Full story

Warm weather motivates students to get active

> As the weather gets warmer, it is tempting to go outside and soak in the springtime temperatures. More and more people are taking advantage of the chance to be able to run or walk outdoors, and some say the weather serves as a motivational tool to get in shape. Full story

MU students observe National Day of Prayer

> The National Day of Prayer, which was instituted by congress in 1952, is national day observed by faiths of all types and will take place May 3. On National Day of Prayer, people take time to pay homage to their faith and pray. Amani Jones, a sophomore, said he became a Muslim about a year ago and the day means something special to him. Full story

Ritter Park goes to the dogs with dog fair Saturday

> The Marshall University pre-veterinary club will host its second dog fair, Saturday, from 2-4 p.m. at the Ritter Dog Park. The dog fair promotes the positive care of dogs by educating community members about their pet’s needs. The dog fair is not just limited to information about dogs because the vet club hopes to help all pet owners learn more about their pets. Full story

COB begins case competitions

> The College of Business case competitions started Thursday in Room 402 in the John Deaver Drinko Library. The 10 groups that presented were the top presenters in the marketing 420 capstone course. The groups presented a business, outlined all aspects of that business and compared them to other businesses in the same market. Full story

Faculty Senate elects budget work group representative

> In a campus wide email Wednesday, the Marshall University Faculty Senate elected Shane Tomblin to be the Faculty Senate representative of the budget work group proposed by university President Stephen Kopp. Tomblin is the senator for the College of Business and associate professor of managing, marketing and MIS. Full story

Marshall Symphony Orchestra goes live in concert

> The Marshall University orchestra performed Wednesday in Smith Recital Hall under the direction of Elizabeth Reed Smith who also teaches violin and viola. To start off the concert, the orchestra played a selection by Aaron Copland titled “Fanfare for the Common Man. Full story

Reported sexual assault at fraternity house

> olice Department and the Huntington Police Department sent a mass email Wednesday regarding a sexual assault reported. The email stated HPD responded to a report of the sexual assault of a 19-year-old female student at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at 1429 Fifth Ave. Full story

Fraternity teams with D.P. Dough for cancer research benefit

> Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and D.P. Dough of Huntington are partnering Thursday from 1-9 p.m. to “zone out” cancer. A portion of every purchase at D.P. Dough will go towards the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Marshall University. DP Dough is a restaurant that has an assortment of calzones with dine-in, carryout and delivery options. Full story

Bursar’s Office makes changes to refund policy

> The Office of the Bursar is changing the refund policy in an attempt to keep tuition affordable for students. Bob Collier, assistant director of student financial systems at Marshall University, said the refund policy for tuition and fees will change effective with the fall 2013 semester. Full story

WMUL-FM to host sixth annual “Hair from the Herd”

> WMUL-FM will team up with the Huntington School of Beauty Culture, Thursday, for the sixth annual “Hair from the Herd.” Hair from the Herd benefits Locks of Love and will take place on the Marshall University Memorial Student Center plaza from 11 a.m. Full story

Art auction raises funds for Italian experience

> Members of the Marshall University and Huntington communities filled the bar area of Black Sheep Burritos and Brews, Tuesday, for a live art auction to raise funds to support students studying abroad in Florence, Italy this summer. Hosted by Marshall’s Florence Study Abroad Program and the College of Fine Arts, the auction was intended to cover the cost of an extended Italian experience. Full story

Students speak out during capitalism vs. socialism debate

> The Don Morris room of the Marshall University Memorial Student Center played host Tuesday to the capitalist versus socialist debate. The debate pinpointed topics such as the environment, feasibility, morality and money. After both sides discussed why their stances are the best for each topic, they opened up the floor for the audience to ask questions for both sides. Full story

Splatterbeat heads to residence halls

> Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life will bring excitement and bright colors to campus Wednesday with Splatterbeat, an annual event for many universities. Tiffany Hughes and Danielle Henderson, both resident advisors on campus, will host Splatterbeat. Full story

On the hunt for a new Marco

> WANTED: Bison known as Marco. He was last seen in a kelly green jersey. He is known as the front man for Marshall University and enjoys riding motorcycles in and around the football stadium. He is loved by children and feared by rivals. If seen, ask for a picture. Full story

Outdoor pursuits provides semester-ending thrills

> As the semester comes to a close, students are ready to relax and get summer vacation started. Saturday, the outdoor pursuits program at the Marshall University Recreation Center is hosting a trip to King’s Island, the largest amusement park in the Midwest. Full story

Biomedical science student presents research in Boston

> The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Minority Travel Award was awarded to biomedical science Ph.D. student Kristeena Ray, who will present her research Tuesday at the 2013 Experimental Biology Conference in Boston. Her research will be on endometriosis, a reproductive disorder that impacts young women throughout the world. Full story

Art auction to benefit COFA’s trip to Italy

> Marshall University’s Florence Study Abroad Program and the College of Fine Arts are set to host a live art auction featuring the work of students, professors and local artists, as well as the donations of community members Tuesday at Black Sheep Burritos and Brews. Full story

Registrar’s office prepares for commencement ceremony

> The first images that come to mind when thinking about commencement are graduates with proud smiles and parents crying tears of joy. Terri Hager, administrative assistant in the Marshall University Registrar’s office, said this is her favorite part of the graduation process. Full story

National Forensics debate tournament brings success to Marshall

> The National Forensics Association national college speech and debate tournament took place on campus this weekend. College students from across the country competed for the national forensics title. The tournament was hosted by the director of forensics and Thundering Word Head Coach Danny Ray, brought national attention to Marshall University and served as a recruitment tool for graduate students. Full story

Student yard sale offers sunny Saturday pickings

> A Marshall University student yard sale took place Saturday on the field beside the Cam Henderson Center. The event featured vendors that offered a variety of items such as clothes, glassware, an exercise machine and unique coins. There were students, faculty, staff and members of the community at the event. Full story

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Community unites to fill ‘Empty Bowls’

> Throughout the nation, one out of every four children and one out of every six adults is at risk of hunger. These numbers are even greater in the Tri-state area, according to information provided by the Huntington Area Food Bank. In an effort to combat hunger and to help those struggling to put food on the table, members of the Huntington community came together Friday in support of ending hunger in the region. Full story

Herd running back Grooms arrested

> Marshall University star running back Kevin Lashawn Grooms Jr., 20, was arrested this weekend on two misdemeanor charges of underage consumption and obstruction. Grooms, who turns 21 in less than a month, was arrested Saturday at 6:30 a.m. by the Huntington Police Department and was taken to Western Regional Jail in Barboursville. Full story

MU students protest for Kopp's resignation at faculty meeting

> Marshall University students met outside of the Catholic Newman Center to protest president Stephen Kopp during the emergency general faculty meeting Friday.   Jordan Weisz, senior English literature major, organized the Facebook group calling for the protest. Full story

Muslim student to embark on second pilgrimage

> Shakir Ahmed, a Marshall University senior and pharmacy student, plans to travel to the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia in observance of its value to his Muslim faith. Mecca is known to be the holiest city in the Islamic faith due to its close ties with the Quran and the prophet Muhammad’s place of origin. Full story

Alumnus speaks on gay rights in lecture series finale

> On Thursday, Marshall University Alumnus and Washington D.C. civil rights attorney Gregory Friel presented the final lecture in the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy at the Foundation Hall. “I think it’s important people realize these things occurred,” Friel said. Full story

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COB celebrates 44th birthday

> The college of business celebrated its 44th birthday, Thursday. The "Birthday bash" took place on Buskirk field. This event featured information about the college of business, free pizza, cake, corn hole and a pie eating contest. Sara Davis, a graduate assistant in the college of business, was the organizer of Thursday's festivities. Full story

Even when voted down, Sen. Manchin stands up

> From a high profile press conference to a skit on Saturday Night Live, Sen. Joe Manchin has made quite a name for himself regarding his recent compromises on gun restrictions. Manchin (D-W.Va.) could attribute his newfound national stature to the bipartisan deal he struck with Republican Sen. Full story

Board of Governors tables budget proposal

> The Marshall University Board of Governor’s voted Thursday to table the proposed budget parameters for the fiscal year 2013-2014. The Board of Governors had charged university President Stephen Kopp to come up with a budget plan with the 8.94 percent cut from state allocations in mind. Full story

Emergency faculty meeting called in wake of account sweeps

> An emergency general faculty meeting has been called for Friday at noon lasting until 2 p.m. in the Catholic Newman Center, located across the street from Corbly Hall on 5th Avenue. The meeting is in response to “budget conservation measures” announced by Marshall University President Stephen J. Full story

‘Empty Bowls’ filled for Tri-State hunger

> Through the combined efforts of the Huntington Area Food Bank, Marshall University’s College of Fine Arts and several local organizations, Huntington area residents have the opportunity to fill the empty bowls of those suffering from hunger in the Tri-state. Full story

Marshall 10-year master plan unveiled

> Marshall University revealed its 10-year master plan, Wednesday, during a presentation in the Memorial Student Center. The presentation was given by Smithgroup JJR, which is the company Marshall hired to do preparation work for the plan. “This is happening because the state of West Virginia requires all public universities to do a 10-year master plan,” Mary Jukuri, principal with Smithgroup JJR, said. Full story

Marshall’s SRC uses Facebook, Twitter to reach students

> Marshall University’s Student Resource Center has been utilizing social media to communicate with students through Facebook and Twitter pages, and has helped inform students about events and workshops offered by the SRC this semester. Sarah Craiger, resource specialist, said the SRC’s Facebook page has 800 followers, and they would like to see that number triple. Full story

Job opportunities available at Job-A-Palooza

> The end of the semester is nearing and job hunting has begun for students all across West Virginia. Marshall University’s Career Services Department will give students an opportunity Wednesday to obtain future careers with Job-A-Palooza. Career Services will host Job-A-Palooza, which is a summer, part-time job and internship fair. Full story

Jewel City Solidarity Network hosts vegan bake sale to benefit local family

> The Jewel City Solidarity Network, an all-volunteer direct action collective dedicated to creating better working and living conditions for Huntington residents and workers, will host a vegan bake sale Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Marshall University Memorial Student Center lobby. Full story

Walking in someone else's shoes

> People around the world go barefoot, but not by choice. This is common in developing countries where larger portions of the population live at or below the poverty level. To bring awareness to the issue, members of the Marshall University TOMS Club kicked their shoes off and joined a global movement called One Day Without Shoes. Full story

Marshall celebrates Earth Day a week early

> Marshall University students, staff and faculty members gathered Tuesday under the sunny, spring skies to celebrate Earth Day and learn about sustainability and protecting the environment around the center of campus. Earth Day, a worldwide holiday devoted to promoting awareness about protecting the Earth and keeping it clean, is annually celebrated on April 22. Full story

Campus-wide rummage sale quickly approaching

> The campus yard sale being hosted at Marshall University on Saturday is quickly approaching as the Wednesday registration deadline looms. Those interested can register at www.tinyurl.com/studentyardsale. All extra tables not reserved through the registration will be available for any student, staff or faculty member to be a walk in vendor on the day of the yard sale. Full story

SRC helps students navigate the ins and outs of registering

> Having trouble registering for classes? Registration can be a stressful time for some students, so the Marshall University Student Resource Center is offering a program called “Navigating MyMU for Course Registration.” Sarah Craiger, resource specialist, said some of the common problems she sees with students scheduling are looking over prerequisites, co-requisites or the section is closed. Full story

Peer mentors new to Residence Halls next semester

> The Marshall University Department of Housing and Residence Life is bringing a new academic initiative into residence halls. The residence halls will get an additional resource called a peer mentor, to help students through academic struggles and challenges. Full story

Donors honored during Donate Life Month

> The month of April is Donate Life Month, which is a time to honor donors, donor recipients and people on the donor waiting list. Joy Adkins, community outreach coordinator for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, said more than 117,000 people are currently in need of a lifesaving transplant. Full story

National Forensics Tournament coming to Marshall

> Marshall University will host 80 colleges and universities at the end of the week for this year’s college-level national championship tournament for the National Forensics Association. Marshall’s Thundering Word Speech and Debate team will compete along with students from schools in Oregon, California, Florida, Massachusetts and more. Full story

Harless CREATE satellite projects opens to the public

> The June Harless Center and the College of Education will host Harless CREATE Satellite projects as a year-end celebration, Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room BE5 in the Marshall University Memorial Student Center. The satellite projects give students a chance to experience cutting edge technology as it is developed at the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Full story

Greek sing rocks the Keith-Albee

> Members of the Marshall University Greek community ended Greek Week, Sunday, with Greek Sing and an award ceremony at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center on Fourth Avenue. For Greek Sing, sorority and fraternity members made up dances to a theme they chose, and one song in the routine had to have made up lyrics about their chapter. Full story

Appalachian Film Festival hits the screen hard

> Local filmmakers and moviegoers flocked to the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center for the tenth annual Appalachian Film Festival. The festival included both short and feature films created by directors and videographers from across Appalachia. Sam St. Full story

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“Monsterous” Ohio State professor speaks to Eta Sigma Phi

> The Marshall University classics department hosted Timothy McNiven from Ohio State University for the annual Eta Sigma Phi talk Friday. The subject of McNiven’s lecture was “Monsters are Good to Think With: Monsters in ancient Greek and Modern American Culture. Full story

Earth Day celebrations planned for tomorrow

> Marshall University will host an Earth Day celebration Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise awareness about sustainability and environmental issues, and people of all ages are invited to attend. Activities and presentations from various organizations will be set up along campus stretching from the John Deaver Drinko Library to Buskirk Field. Full story

Letter from President Stephen Kopp

> Although our state financially stands as one of the strongest in the nation, West Virginia is facing significant budget revenue shortfalls. It is a situation we have been told to expect, but adjusting to a thinner wallet is not going to be easy. “Business as usual” simply is no longer a reasonable expectation. Full story

Marshall students explain, react to honeybee decline

> The honeybee population has been suffering a massive decline in recent years, and without honeybees an environmental imbalance could arise. Sophomore biology student Matt Machtinger said honeybees play a vital role in the earth’s scenery. “They pollinate all the flowers and everything nice,” Machtinger said. Full story

Ladybeard headlines Appalachian Film Festival

> “Ladybeard,” an independent romantic-comedy about a Huntington comedian’s desperate attempt to keep his best friend and make believe girlfriend in the closet, will headline the first night of the 10th Annual Appalachian Film Festival on Friday at 9 p. Full story

Low Brass Studio performs in Smith Music

> The thunderous sound of trombones penetrated the walls of Smith Music, Thursday, as the low brass studio presented its spring recital in Smith Recital Hall. The studio is under the direction of Michael Stroeher, the low brass professor.   “This concert gives everyone a chance to perform,” Stroeher said. Full story

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Research and Creativity Conference showcases student projects

> The 13th Annual Research and Creativity Conference began Thursday with student presentations on topics varying from archaeology to Harry Potter. The conference, which is hosted by the Marshall University College of Liberal Arts each year, showcases capstone and research projects conducted by students in the college. Full story

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Community pedals its way to a new PATH

> The fourth annual Pedal for PATH took place Thursday to help raise money for the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health project in Huntington. Exercise bikes filled the Marshall University Recreation Center Thursday for the cause. The event was run like a spin class with an instructor shouting out drills such as sprints and hill climbs. Full story

Faculty, staff and students attempt to understand scope of budget measures

> Tuesday, Marshall University President Stephen Kopp announced two budget conservation measures in an e-mail to faculty and staff, and the university is now trying to comprehend the scope of the measures. The two measures include a sweep of all revenue accounts, leaving only up to $5,000, and a hiring freeze of non-critical employees. Full story

COB hosts Day with the Dean

> Marshall University’s College of Business hosted a Day with the Dean Wednesday in the lobby of Corbly Hall. Deanna Mader, interim dean, spent time talking with students and faculty and listening to concerns they may have. Mader has taught marketing at Marshall University for 22 years. Full story

SGA Chief of Staff fights for fair funding

> Adam Fridley, chairman of the State Advisory Council of Students, is on the agenda at the Capitol, Thursday, to go to bat one last time for students attending public higher education institutions in West Virginia. Earlier this year, the State Advisory Council of Students started a petition asking the legislative and executive branches to exclude public schools from the proposed $34 million in budget cuts. Full story

Department of Music hosts French horn concert

> Marshall University’s Department of Music hosted an ensemble concert Tuesday that featured Professor Stephen Lawson playing the French horn for students and faculty in the Jomie Jazz Center. Stephen Lawson has been a horn professor at Marshall for 11 years, and music professors have the option to put concerts on every year. Full story

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Marshall gets messy for the Dirty Double Dare

> Marshall University students gathered Tuesday outside the freshman dorms to take part in Dirty Double Dare to test their mental and physical abilities through a combination of messy challenges and trivia. Freshman participants drew in a crowd and caused some eyebrows to be raised while taking on the unusual challenges. Full story

Huntington preps for new junk ordinance

> “Spring cleaning” has taken a new meaning for Huntington residents this April as the new Junk Ordinance introduced by mayor Steve Williams comes into effect July 1. As part of a combined effort with the Public Works divisions of sanitation, trash, motor pool, street, flood wall and traffic engineering, Huntington residents have until July 1 to spruce up their properties before the city starts enforcing new ordinances that prohibit unsightly items outside of residents’ homes. Full story

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Warm Temperatures spring onto campus

> As the temperatures rise, Marshall University students and staff are removing layers and leaving the classroom and heading to the plaza to enjoy some sunshine.   The week began with temperatures ranging from the mid to high 70s. Today, temperatures hit a high of 83 degrees during the afternoon hours. Full story

‘Budget conservation measures’ announced in preparation for upcoming cuts

> Marshall University announced Monday two budget conservation measures that will be effective immediately — a freeze of hiring non-critical personnel and funds in some revenue accounts will be swept. In a message sent to university faculty and staff, President Stephen Kopp said the measures are part of an effort to balance the cost of providing a quality education along with the increasing pressure on students’ finances. Full story

Skipping class costs money

> Getting up and going to class can be a difficult task during one’s college years, especially those early morning classes. However, there are prices to pay when students skip class, and they are not just to upset professors. Cole Chesson, forensics major, said he believes skipping class is not bad if students do not do it often. Full story

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PR campaigns class promotes LLC’s with Dirty Double Dare

> The Marshall University public relations campaigns class is partnering with the Department of Housing and Residence Life to boost participation in the living learning community program. The campaigns class is having a game-show styled event called, “Dirty Double Dare”, to get students excited and pleased about the living learning communities Marshall has to offer. Full story

Senior capstones open in Birke Art Gallery

> The senior capstone art shows will open Monday in the Birke Art Gallery in Smith Hall with four different shows throughout the next weeks. Group one exhibits opens today and consist of artists Enam Banaja, Sydni Bibb, Whitney Lyons, Chase Marek Canterberry, Felicia Stephenson and Jamie Bailey. Full story

Willie Nelson to perform at Big Sandy Arena Friday

> Outlaw country music legend, Willie Nelson will perform Friday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena as part of his “Willie Nelson and Family” tour. The 79-year-old country artist will celebrate the release of his album “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” on April 16. Full story

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Visiting Writers Series ends with novelist presentation

> Novelist A.J. Hartley read excerpts from his collection of books last night at the final presentation of this year's AE Stringer Visiting Writers Series. The Writers Series was founded by Professor Art Stringer in 1989 and has been bringing local and national writers to Marshall University for years. Full story

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Morning fundraiser successful in 62nd year

> Members of Alpha Xi Delta sorority hosted the 62nd annual Strawberry Breakfast, Thursday, at the Alpha Xi Delta house across the street from the Memorial Student Center. The breakfast started at 7 a.m. and ended at 11 a.m. Tickets for the Strawberry Breakfast were $4 for Marshall Students and $5 for the public. Full story

Cicadas to make a return

> The close cousin of the Grasshopper is going to be making a loud entrance to the above ground world this spring. Cicadas are expected to emerge along the East Coast once the daily temperature begins to repeatedly reach 64 degrees. There are two waves of the Magicicada Brood II, or the Pharaoh cicada that emerge every 17 years. Full story

Marshall names future College of Business, Honors College deans

> Marshall University announced two new additions to the university with the appointment of Haiyang Chen as dean of the College of Business and Ronald Bieniek as dean of the Honors College.   Chen has been a professor and founding managing director with The Global Financial Services Institute in the Cotsakos College of Business at William Patterson University in Wayne, N. Full story

Big Sandy seeks votes to bring Color Run to Huntington

> Ever had the aspiration to run around the streets of Huntington while people throw a multitude of colors on you? The Big Sandy Superstore Arena is looking to bring The Color Run, known as the happiest 5K on the planet, to Huntington. The Color Run is an untimed, paint race with a goal to celebrate healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community. Full story

Jazzin’ up Assessment Day

> By COURTNEY BROWN The Parthenon The sound of smooth jazz could be heard during the lunch hour as Jazz ensemble 12.0 brought musical entertainment to the Assessment Day crowd in the Marshall University Memorial Student Center. Martin Saunders, trumpet and jazz studies professor, said he typically has one of his groups performing for the assessment day crowd. Full story

MU Assessment Day engages students, faculty

> A little advice can go a long way. Marshall University students had the chance Wednesday to give the University advice about how to improve all aspects of campus through Assessment Day. Sariah Callender, a freshman psychology major, said she liked the atmosphere of the focus groups. Full story

Career Expo attracts more than 80 companies

> Marshall University hosted the 2013 Spring Career Expo, Tuesday, in the Memorial Student Center. More than 80 different companies were in attendance. All Marshall students were encouraged to stop by with their resume in hand. Marshall Career Services was available for students who needed any assistance. Full story

‘Shave for a Cure’ raises awareness for Relay for Life

> Members of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega sorority hosted their third annual “Shave for a Cure,” Tuesday. The event was on the Marshall University Memorial Student Center Plaza from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “Shave for a Cure” is an event where people can shave their heads, buy a bracelet or just get a cheap haircut. Full story

SPJ lecture focuses on black history, life of an African American scholar

> Carter G. Woodson professor Burnis Morris said Tuesday, during a lecture in Smith Hall, that Woodson used modern pubic relations tactics to sell Black History Week to the black press. Morris’s lecture was the fourth in The Society of Professional Journalists Lecture Series. Full story

Public Relations club planning trivia event

> River Valley Child Development Services is hosting its third annual “Questions” trivia night Friday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the trivia starts at 7:40 p.m. The Marshall University Public Relations Campaign’s Club helped plan the event. Full story

Young Americans for Liberty hold first interest meeting

> The Young Americans for Liberty hosted the chapter’s first interest meeting Tuesday in Corbly Hall. Caitlin Grimes, the chapter’s founder and president, said Young Americans for Liberty, is a liberty based political activist group. “Our main ideas are true liberty, freedom from interference from the government, small government and free markets,” Grimes said. Full story

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The Hindenburg Experience plays the "Final Tango"

> The Hindenburg Experience, a Marshall University trombone quartet, performed a unique concert Monday night in Smith Recital Hall. The goal of the concert was to provide the audience with a memorable, laugh-filled evening. “We’ve always wanted to have a recital of our own,” Jared Layman, senior music education major, said. Full story

Marshall students spring clean, voice concerns

> Spring is a time when many people partake in cleaning out homes and getting rid of old things. Well, it is spring cleaning time at Marshall University — a time for students to stand up and voice their opinions about what things they want to see tossed out and changed within their University. Full story

Gandee’s General Store goes “BUCKWILD”

> Gandee’s General Store celebrated its grand opening Saturday with a guest appearance by Shain Gandee from MTV’s hit show “BUCKWILD.” The store offered free hot dogs to the first 300 customers. “Big Buck Country” 101.5, was also there to celebrate the opening. Full story

A NIGHT FULL OF SECOND CHANCES

> Nearly 200 Huntington community members received a fresh opportunity to dance the night away Friday, during Huntington’s first second chance prom at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The Huntington City Council sponsored the event with hopes to give people without means or with disabilities a chance to experience a night they could always remember. Full story

DHRL plans to open students’ minds with Tunnel of Oppression

> Oppression, power and privilege are three small words with so much meaning, and Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life will host an interactive event called Tunnel of Oppression, Monday, that will highlight contemporary issues of oppression. Full story

Students get chance to air grievances at Assessment Day

> Assessment Day is meant to give students a chance to voice their opinions about academic and non-academic life at Marshall University. The Office of Assessment, academic departments at Marshall and groups and centers such as the Recreation Center and the Campus Bookstore ask students to complete surveys and participate focus groups to give feedback about different aspects of campus. Full story

aMUsed concert brings students to their feet

> The dance group, aMUsed, hosted its informal spring concert Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Jessica Lynn Fox, a faculty member who teaches dance, dance theory, and music theater performance, helps manage the group and also has a hand in choreographing some of the dances. Full story

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Author, pastor sounds off during “Feminism and Christianity” talk

> The Rev. Jennifer Crumpton spoke Thursday at “Feminism and Christianity,” a lecture in celebration of Women’s History Month. Crumpton is a pastoral associate at Park Avenue Christian Church in Manhattan, N.Y. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Full story

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Annual student showcase magazine releases latest issue

> The annual issue of Et Cetera, Marshall University’s literary magazine, was released Thursday at a launch party at Gallery 842. The magazine publishes student fiction, non-fiction and poetry as well as photography and paint pieces. Students, faculty and members of the Huntington community attended the event, and an open mic, showing of local artwork and free issues of Et Cetera were included. Full story

Students react to the freshman 15 concept

> As freshmen begin their college journey, there are many things they are compelled to adapt to. New surroundings, new people and new responsibilities are suddenly affecting their lives, and each student’s reaction to these changes is different. Becoming independent and learning how to live as an adult can be difficult to adjust to. Full story

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Kopp and wife honored for leadership in community

> Marshall University President Stephen Kopp and his wife, Jane, were honored Thursday at the Leadership Tri-State Community Service Award luncheon at the St. Mary’s Conference Center. Leadership Tri-State is a non-profit, community education program that selects participants from southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia who possess leadership abilities and show dedication to the community. Full story

Career Services braces for Career Expo with preparatory events

> It is that time of year again, the last stretch of the spring semester, when students begin the search for summer internships and job opportunities to find what career they want to pursue. Marshall University Career Services is preparing for next week’s Career Expo with pre-expo events happening this week. Full story

MU students discuss the “F” word: Feminism

> The Marshall University Women’s Studies Student Association hosted “The F Word Round Table Discussion” Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center as a part of its Women’s History Month scheduled events. The goal of the night was to bring light to what feminism actually is and clarify misconceptions that have been attached to the word. Full story

MU STEM Center awarded NAEYC accreditation

> The College of Education announced that the Marshall University Early Education STEM Center achieved a new five-year term of NAEYC accreditation, which was approved by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. June Harless Center staff members have worked hard to achieve the outcome. Full story

Undecided majors scout for options at campus fair

> Undecided Marshall University students had the opportunity to explore their options at the Majors, Minors & More! fair presented Wednesday by the University College in the Memorial Student Center. Marshall colleges presented tables filled with information concerning various majors and minors of study. Full story

Young Dems team up with Fairness W.Va. for equal rights

> The Marshall University Young Democrats are teaming up with Fairness West Virginia to promote their “Hard Work Doesn’t Discriminate” campaign by having a phone bank Wednesday in Room 2E10 in the Memorial Student Center. Fairness West Virginia started the “Hard Work Doesn’t Discriminate” campaign on Marshall’s campus for fair treatment of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Full story

The fight for equality rallys on

> The United States Supreme Court faced the issues surrounding Proposition 8 and same-sex marriage Tuesday. In 2008 and 2012, voters approved Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. After passing, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found the ban to be unconstitutional. Full story

EcoCycle bike loan program allows students to rent bicycles

> The Marshall University EcoCycle bike loan program offers bikes every year from March to November for all students, staff and faculty to borrow for transportation needs or leisure activities. Set up with the help of the Sustainability Department, the EcoCycle bike loan program has bikes available for free checkout seven days a week. Full story

Piggly Wiggly store to open in Milton

> Piggly Wiggly, a predominantly Southeastern grocery store franchise, is coming to Milton, W.Va. and will give Marshall University students from the South a little slice of home in West Virginia. The store will open in Perry Morris Square where Foodland is currently located. Full story

Headbands of Hope plans to spark progress with students

> The Department of Housing and Residence Life plans to bring enlightenment and achievement of a successful student-produced organization to Marshall University Tuesday. Jessica Ekstrom, creator of Headbands of Hope and a student at North Carolina State University, will attend and speak about starting her own business and making a difference in the lives of hundreds of girls with cancer. Full story

SRC educates students on the meaning of a “W”

> The Marshall University Student Resource Center will educate students Wednesday on the impact of withdrawing from classes. The SRC will host “What Does a ‘W’ Really Mean?” on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center. Two sessions will be offered at noon and 2 p. Full story

New bill prohibits minors from tanning in salons

> This week marks the end of spring break, and with that the return of sun-kissed students who spent the week at the beach. For students who could not make it to the beach, the tanning salon is the only option to get that summer glow. A new West Virginia law is making a trip to the tanning bed a little harder for some. Full story

Passover approaching for Marshall’s Jewish students

> The Passover will be March 25 and is a sacred holiday that Jews from all over the world celebrate. This day pays homage to the exodus, which is the story of the Israelites’ freedom from Egypt gained under the leadership of Moses. The Torah, which is translated as “teachings,” is the Jewish text containing this story and is also known as the first five books of the Old Testament. Full story

Final candidate for Honors dean speaks

> The final candidate for the Marshall University Honors College dean spoke to the Marshall community, Honors College faculty and students Thursday. Peter Corrigan, associate professor of classics at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, lead the audience in what he called a “guided brainstorming session,” which detailed what a successful Honors College should have and how he planned to reach it. Full story

Marshall University gets social

> Marshall University Technology Services provided “Understanding Social Media” lectures for faculty and professors Thursday. The first lecture was in Room 402 at the John Deaver Drinko Library and started at 10 a.m. The next lecture was in Room 349 at Drinko Library and started at 2:30 p. Full story

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Teaching assistant arrested, charged with possession of child porn

> A graduate teaching assistant in the psychology department at Marshall University was arrested Wednesday for two counts of felony possession of child pornography. Jacob Wolfe, 28, was taken into custody inside his classroom in Harris Hall around 11:00 a. Full story

Registration begins for campus-wide yard sale

> With the support of the Sustainability Department and Housing and Residence Life, a campus yard sale will be sponsored at Marshall University for any student, staff and faculty member interested in trying to sell or purchase items within the community. Full story

Countdown to Commencement prepares students for graduation

> The countdown is on for tentative graduates at Marshall University. The annual event Countdown to Commencement is a one-stop shop which helps seniors make sure everything is ready for graduation. Roberta Ferguson, registrar, said she is happy with the turnout of the first morning of event. Full story

Town Hall meeting discusses Affordable Care Act

> A town hall meeting hosted by Marshall University Student Health and the Women’s Center took place Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room BE5 in the Marshall University Memorial Student Center. Renate Pore, healthly policy director for West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, gave a presentation about how the affordable care act affects women and families. Full story

Phi Kappa Phi chapter 313 celebrates third year on 3/13

> Marshall University’s chapter of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will celebrate its third year as a nationally recognized part of the organization. Although the society’s official birthday is in November, Phi Kappa Phi tossed up the idea of making March 13 its unofficial birthday. Full story

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Housing and Residence Life offers new campus TV channel

> The Marshall University Department of Housing and Residence Life is trying to bring back an iconic station, but in a new unique way to help fulfill residence life experience to the fullest. MTV University and DHRL have partnered to deliver mtvU, Marshall’s newest campus television channel. Full story

ARTS brings Shakespeare to Huntington

> ARTS Resources for the Tri-State, a local theater company based in Huntington, is presenting Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” this weekend. Mike Murdock, director and Marshall graduate, said the company has placed the show in a contemporary setting in an attempt to draw interest from younger generations. Full story

Honors College dean search continues

> The Marshall University Honors College continued the search for a dean, Monday, as Robert J. Bieniek, one of the four potential candidates for dean, gave a presentation. Bieniek gave a presentation that was open to the Marshall community, which was followed by meetings with Honors College faculty and students. Full story

Alpha Tau Omega goes the extra mile for brother

> The Marshall University Alpha Tau Omega fraternity hosted “Going the Distance,” a 5k walk and run at Ritter Park in Huntington, this weekend. The event was used to raise money for Tyler Cooksey, a fraternity brother from the local chapter, and The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Full story

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Higher Learning Tour takes Huntington to school

> The Higher Learning Tour, featuring Grammy award winning Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae came to Huntington Sunday. The 2-hour event took place at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center and began at 7 p.m. Along with Lecrae, the lineup included fellow artists Dee-1, Propaganda and comedian Bone Hampton. Full story

March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

> The Brain Injury Association of America has marked March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the BIAA, falls are the leading cause of brain injury, followed by motor vehicle crashes, events where someone is struck by or against an object and assault. Full story

Elementary schoolers file in for Brain Expo

> More than 550 elementary school students were in attendance Friday for the fifth annual Brain Expo in the Don Morris Room at Marshall University. Nadja Spitzer, assistant professor of biology, said the brain expo was a program that teaches students about the importance of the brain and to raise awareness for Brain Awareness Month. Full story

Next set of Honors dean candidates to visit Marshall

> The second round of candidates for the Marshall University Honors College deanship will visit campus next week. Mitzi Cyrus, office administrator of the Honors College, said from all the applicants, the top four candidates have been invited to campus to give presentations to students and faculty. Full story

Muslim Association of Huntingon offers localized fellowship

> In a culture of religious tolerance and diversity, Islam is a faith that continues to flourish across America. The Muslim Association of Huntington is a local mosque that offers refuge and spiritual growth to Muslims. Aron Sadek, a Marshall junior and member of the MAH, talked about the Islamic term Da’wah, which means invitation and is symbolic of the Muslim initiative to bring non-Muslims to their faith. Full story

Marshall takes page from popular blog for latest student activity

> Marshall University students stopped by the PostSecret table at the Memorial Student Center, Thursday, to enter their secrets into the box. Each secret was confidential, and handfuls were periodically taken out and posted on a board for everyone to read as they walked by. Full story

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I E.M.B.O.D.I. conference teaches leadership

> BY JESSICA RAMEY The Parthenon   Local young men came together on campus for the I Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence leadership conference, Thursday. The conference brought boys from different schools together to interact with members of the community. Full story

AMA teams up-with Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless

> The American Marketing Association at Marshall University has teamed up with the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless to raise donations and funds in hopes to raise $5,000 and as many clothing items, toiletry and personal products to benefit Harmony House. Full story

UNI 101 helping along University College students

> Incoming Marshall University freshmen enrolled in University College must take UNI 101 to learn the basic skills to succeed in college. Sherri Stepp, director of the University College, said the college decided to keep UNI 101 as a requirement for their students. Full story

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Construction continues on campus

> The sounds of dump trucks and pounding hammers can be heard all over the Marshall University campus, as construction and renovations continue to move the university forward. Marshall is currently undergoing four major constructions, including the Arthur Weisburg Family Applied Engineering Complex, the School of Art and Design building downtown, the indoor training facility and the Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex, which is scheduled to begin construction in April. Full story

Students learn to budget their finances at ‘Money, Money, Money’ event

> The Marshall University Student Resource Center instructed students on how to make smart decisions concerning budget and finance issues with rhe program “Money, Money, Money.” Two sessions were offered at noon and 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center. Full story

Countdown to Commencement scheduled next week

> The offices at Marshall University will come together for a two-day event to prepare tentative graduates for commencement. Countdown to Commencement is in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday. Full story

LOL comedy show showcases comedians

> Marshall University students shared a laugh with Mike Baldwin, a well-known comedian, at Comedy Caravan’s LOL show, Tuesday, at the Memorial Student Center. Fifteen students were in attendance and although the show attracted small numbers, the room was immediately filled with loud cheers and laughter. Full story

MU sorority hosts Xi Man competition

> Members of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority hosted their third annual Xi Man competition, Tuesday in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Xi Man is a competition between men from different Marshall fraternities. The contestants who participated were Jeff Dickerson from Delta Chi, Nick Emig from Kappa Alpha, Shane Bias from Sigma Tau Gamma, Doug Harvey from Alpha Tau Omega, Denton Mow from Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Don Bogardus from Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alex Taylor from the Interfraternity Council, Rich Lowe from Alpha Sigma Phi, Hunter Perry from Pi Kappa Alpha and E. Full story

Marshall Digital Scholar accepting faculty submissions for database

> Marshall Digital Scholar, Marshall University’s institutional repository, is accepting submissions of previously published work written by Marshall University faculty. Jingping Zhang, director of libraries operations, said faculty members have the opportunity to have their already published work added to Marshall Digital Scholar by submitting curriculum vitaes or lists of their published work to the Marshall Digital Scholar staff. Full story

Burrito Riders to start servicing Huntington

> A new community service opportunity is coming to Huntington. The Burrito Riders, a group of volunteers who deliver breakfast burritos to those who are in need while spreading love and showing them the love of God, is expanding to Huntington this April. Full story

Bridge program assists students in transition to college

> If you do not feel prepared for the challenge of college, you are not alone.  Studies have shown that students across the nation are not prepared for college and Marshall University is finding ways to help its students adjust to the strain of college. Full story

MU discloses consumer information online

> The Consumer Information and Disclosure for Marshall University has been released online. Michael McGuffey, director of institutional research and planning, said the disclosure includes information the university is required to provide to students, faculty and the public and information the university feels students and faculty need to know to make an informed decision about certain aspects of their lives at Marshall. Full story

U.S. Dept. of State to offer informational session

> The Marshall University Career Services is giving students a chance to put diplomacy in action. The United States Department of State is offering an informational session to Marshall students Wednesday. The informational session will give students the opportunity to learn about internships and careers in foreign affairs with the U. Full story

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Trumpets sound at Marshall

> Music was in the air at Marshall University as the annual Festival of Trumpets took place Saturday in the Jomie Jazz Center at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Trumpeters from all levels of experience and areas attended the festival. A master class, given by guest clinician Lacey Hays, started the event and concluded with a festival recital. Full story

Career Services provides job-securing tips to Honors students

> One group on campus is taking the initiative to help their fellow students. The Marshall University’s Honors College Student Association will host an Interview Tips and Resume Building session for Honors College students, Tuesday. Adam Shaver, president of the HCSA’s steering committee, said the group planned the event so honors students can get advice on interviews, letters of recommendation and resumes from Career Services. Full story

Young Americans for Liberty group arrives at Marshall

> Young Americans for Liberty, a political activist club that promotes involvement and information about politics at Marshall University and nationally, joined the list of clubs at Marshall last week. Caitlin Grimes, founder of the club, said she had been thinking about it for a while and decided it was worth trying to start. Full story

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Spring Bling charity expo set for the weekend

> Goodwill Industries is hosting Spring Bling, a jewelry and beauty show, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Conference Center. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. More than 30 vendors will be in attendance, and there will raffles and a DJ. All proceeds from admission will benefit the Goodwill GoodGuides Mentoring program in Huntington. Full story

Marshall dept. offers fire safety tips

> Informing students, staff and faculty at Marshall University about fire safety procedures to observe in a time of an emergency is an important aspect of keeping the campus safe.   The office of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for ensuring the campus abides by state and federal regulations dealing with different aspects of fire safety including prevention, detection and suppression. Full story

Career Services Plans College of Education Educator Expo

> The Marshall University Career Services will host an Educator Expo for students in the College of Education and others who plan to have a career in the education field. Education professionals from around the state and out of state will attend the Educator Expo and search for current students who are looking for jobs after college. Full story

Possible tuition increase not settling well with students

> The prospect of higher tuition caused by the proposed state budget cuts has raised concerns among Marshall University students.   For the second time in two years, Marshall tuition could rise if Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposed state budget is implemented. Full story

Student Government elections begin

> The Marshall University Student Government elections are officially underway. Wednesday, all students planning to run for student body president and student senate filed for candidacy at the Memorial Student Center. Every spring, elections are held and students vote for a president and vice president. Full story

Student Resource Center helps tackle midterm stress

> The Marshall University Student Resource Center is equipping students with the necessary skills to face midterms with confidence and success. The SRC, located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center, offered two sessions for students to attend the event “Avoid a Midterm Meltdown. Full story

Marshall Women’s Center weighs in on eating disorders

> According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5.2 million college students are obese. Marshall University is challenging this number head-on, but in a unique way. The Marshall University Women’s Center is sponsoring events all week for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Full story

Hindu Holiday Maha Shivarati Approaching

> Followers of the Hindu faith will celebrate the festival known as Maha Shivarati, in honor of their Lord Shiva, a Hindu deity. On May 10, Hinduists will often offer bael leaves and flowers to the lingam stone, which is a symbol representative of Shiva. Full story

Marshall’s Hidden Federal Depository

> The James E. Morrow Library became a selective depository library in 1925 as part of the Federal Depository Library Program. Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program to ensure that the American public had free access to documents published by the government, both in print and online. Full story

Board of Governors discuss potential budget cuts

> The Marshall University Board of Governors met Monday in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center to examine the looming budget cuts from the state. Marshall President Stephen Kopp announced in his report to the Governors that the university is not facing a 7. Full story

A new way to check accreditation

> Marshall University is finding a new way to discover what makes its degrees unique. The university was selected to participate in a 20-member group through the Higher Learning Commission in 2011. Gayle Ormiston, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, said the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association is Marshall’s regional accreditor. Full story

Go beyond Marshall University with the National Student Exchange

> Studying at another university or college across the United States may seem impossible to students, but the Marshall University National Student Exchange organization gives students the chance to study at participating colleges or universities all over the country. Full story

SRC wants you to avoid a midterm meltdown

> The Marshall University Student Resource Center is offering the program “Avoid a Midterm Meltdown” to prepare students for midterms and avoid the stress that accompanies them. Located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center, the event will have two sessions Wednesday at noon and 2 p. Full story

Sigma Sigma Sigma to host Chilifest

> Members of Sigma Sigma Sigma will host their annual Chilifest this week. The Chillifest will be at the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority house, Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Tri-Sigma national Philanthropy, The Foundation. Full story

School of Music flexes skills during weekend symposium

> Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre presented a Showcase Concert Symphonic Band conducted by Jennifer Parsons, a Wind Symphony conducted by Steve Barnett and featured guest conductor Robert Smith. The concert band started Friday with the symphonic band at Smith Recital Hall. Full story

MU WOMEN’S CENTER TO HOST EATING DISORDER AWARENESS EVENTS

> The Marshall University Women’s Center will hold three informative events on campus as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Starting today, the week exists to raise consciousness of a growing issue on college campuses across America. The Women’s Center is a campus organization that seeks to help women at Marshall. Full story

Trinity Episcopal Church celebrates Marshall Day

> Trinity Episcopal Church was covered in a sea of green Sunday as they kicked off Marshall Day with a special worship, honoring the relationship between the university and church. The worship was complete with a service, communion and live music from both Trinity and Marshall University choirs. Full story

Different faiths raise poverty awareness

> Marshall University students have taken it upon themselves to help improve the living conditions of the less fortunate by collecting donations for the Water Project. The Water Project is a foundation that helps less developed parts of Africa purchase well systems for clean drinking water. Full story

Work underway at on-campus garden

> The Marshall University Park and Recreation Organization for Students is beginning to move crops and seeds from the campus greenhouse to the student garden located behind the Career Services building. PROS is a student fueled organization in which students can receive community service credit and campus organization credit, but not class credit. Full story

Marshall’s self-defense class empowers female students

> On the second floor of the Recreational Center, shouts of “no” echo throughout the gym. These are not cries for help; they are shouts of empowerment. Marshall University offers an eight weeklong self-defense class for female students. The class is known as the Rape Aggression Defense System, and students learn realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. Full story

SPJ lecture series continues with speech on PR

> The Society of Professional Journalists’ lecture series continued Thursday with a lecture on the relationship between journalism and public relations. Terry Hapney, public relations professor, gave the lecture in the Marvin Stone Library. Hapney said one of the officers of the society of professional journalist chapter at Marshall asked him to come and discuss the relationship and the similarities and difference between public relations and journalism. Full story

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HAFB TEAMS WITH FIRESIDE FOR DINEOUT FUNDRAISER

> The Huntington Area Food Bank joined the Fireside Grille, of Teays Valley, to host its first “Dine Out for Hunger” event, Thursday. Guests were ushered to a secluded room where they were met with the soft jazz sounds of the “Bob Thompson Unit,” which plays at the Fireside Grille on a regular basis. Full story

Faculty member accepts national award in D.C.

> A Marshall University employee will go to Washington, D.C. to accept a national award Saturday. Newatha Myers is the recipient of the Living Legacy Award. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, a society devoted to the culture and history of African Americans, will present the award. Full story

Career Services offers opportunities through JobTrax

> Marshall University’s Career Services gives students many opportunities to be successful in their majors and future career goals. JobTrax lists open job positions for students, alumni and faculty. It is free for both students to register for jobs and for employers to post jobs. Full story

Survey provides chance for students to voice concerns

> Marshall University students will have the opportunity to give feedback on the university’s strong and weak points by way of survey. Mary Beth Reynolds, director of academic assessment at Marshall, said the National Survey of Student Engagement is an annual survey given at institutions across the United States and Canada. Full story

SRC presents networking program

> Extending a college network goes beyond the classroom as Marshall University’s Student Resource Center demonstrated with their program “Networking in College.” Marshall students were given the chance to attend two separate sessions at noon and 2 p.m. Full story

Med school’s specialty care expands to Mingo County

> The Marshall University School of Medicine is now providing specialty healthcare at the Larry Joe Harless Community and Health Center in Mingo County. Jennifer Plymale, executive director of the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Rural Health, said they have been going into communities to identify ways to work with communities to provide care. Full story

Capitol rotunda receives kelly green makeover

> The upper rotunda of the West Virginia Capitol building was kelly green for Marshall Day, Wednesday. Nancy Pelfrey, assistant director of alumni relations, said the day was an opportunity for students and professors to show off what they do and interact with members of legislature. Full story

Imagination Library mails free books to children

> The Imagination Library, a non-profit program that mails free children’s books to pre-school children in Cabell County, is currently accepting applications. Registration is open to all Cabell County residents with children under five years old. Parents or caregivers with multiple eligible children can register each child separately and will receive separate books for each child. Full story

HAFB invites public to “Dine Out for Hunger”

> Fireside Grille will host the “Dine Out for Hunger” fundraiser for the Huntington Area Food Bank, Thursday. The Fireside Grille, located in Teays Valley, will open its doors to the public, on behalf of the food bank, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door as the cover charge for the evening. Full story

Veterans at Marshall learn how to receive compensation for injuries

> Marshall University veterans met in the Shawkey Room of the Student Center Tuesday to learn more about service-connected compensation and how to receive the most benefits. Dustin Murphy, Student Government Association veteran’s affairs liaison, organized the event. Full story

Diverse poets read for students

> Marshall University students gathered Monday night to hear readings from two distinguished poets. Ross Gay and Erika Meitner read various selections from their poetry collections for Marshall’s A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. Both poets draw inspiration from different places. Full story

Circle K raises STD awareness

> Circle K International raised awareness for sexually transmitted disease prevention last week by passing out condoms and STD literature in the Marshall University Memorial Student Center. Autumn Frazee, vice president of service projects, said 100 awareness packages that were full of condoms, candy and literature on STD awareness and prevention were given out. Full story

Local artist molds minds in Huntington Museum clay classes

> Aspiring and current artists can enhance their skills through spring classes offered at the Huntington Museum of Art. Classes offered include a wide range of subjects such as clay, photography and watercolor. Kathleen Kneafsey, local artist and teacher, serves as HMA’s artist in residence. Full story

Student Resource Center to host networking session

> Marshall University’s Student Resource Center advocates campus involvement with the program “Networking in College.” The event will consist of two separate sessions. The sessions will be at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, and will be located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center. Full story

Sororities welcome 25 new Greeks on Bid Day

> After a week of spring recruitment, Marshall University sororities welcomed their new members on Bid Day. Sororities welcomed new members Sunday and made a day of it by celebrating. On Bid Day, potential new members got a call and were told they received a bid from a sorority. Full story

SURE program accepting applications for students in STEM field

> Marshall University is looking for students who want to participate in the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowship. The online registration deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. The SURE Fellowship program seeks to encourage promising and enthusiastic West Virginia undergraduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Full story

State Capital to turn kelley green tomorrow

> Charleston will be painted kelly green Wednesday for Marshall Day at the Capitol building. Numerous Marshall University colleges and programs will set up tables and displays in the rotunda of the Capitol for the day. Lalena Price, Marshall public relations specialist, said there will be a display in the well area, featuring the success of the West Virginia Research Trust Fund, or Bucks for Brains, Ginny Painter, communications director for Marshall University Research Corporation, said the university is using this year’s Marshall Day as an opportunity to thank the legislators and donors for their support of the Bucks for Brains initiative. Full story

SGA, students prepare for firearm forum

> The Student Government Association will sponsor a firearms forum in the Marshall University Memorial Student Center. Robert Bookwalter, dean of the college of education, will lead the panel discussion about recent crimes in the area, police response, current gun regulations and the history of gun rights in America. Full story

FAFSA deadline quickly approaching for students

> The deadlines for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid are approaching. Kathy Bialk, director of student financial assistance said March 1 is Marshall University’s preferred filing deadline for the FAFSA only for incoming students because March 1 is the deadline for West Virginia’s PROMISE Scholarship. Full story

Annual diversity breakfast brings community together

> The “We Are the World”” themed diversity breakfast took place Friday. The annual breakfast was took place in the Don Morris room of Marshall’s Memorial Student Center at 7:30 a.m. Various departments from across campus were represented, including students and members from the Huntington community. Full story

‘Vagina Monologues’ celebrates women in three-day event

> Performances of the Vagina Monologues were performed throughout the weekend to raise money for Branches Domestic Violence Shelter and CONTACT Rape Crisis Center. An estimated $1,155 will be donated evenly between the two organizations. The play was produced as a part of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Full story

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Women allowed in combat zones

> Last month, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced the military was lifting the 1994 combat exclusion policy, which had prohibited women from serving in combat. The groundbreaking decision will now allow women to serve in combat units alongside men. Full story

New mayor to bring changes to Huntington

> New Huntington Mayor, Steve Williams, presented the annual State of the City address Friday afternoon to Huntington residents and city council members. Williams used The State of the City address as a way to establish his plans to make the city of Huntington better and to no longer be the “butt of the joke. Full story

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Fraternities and sororities help kids ‘Read Aloud’

> Members of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity volunteered at Guyandotte Elementary for West Virginia Read Aloud. There were a couple members from both Alpha Xi Delta and Pi Kappa Alpha who volunteered. Some Pi Kappa Alpha members were Chase Lafferty, Shane Jones, Brian Kaufmann, Nick Mason, Kevin Dennison and Chase Mooney. Full story

COFA offers Italian experience

> Marshall University students will experience art, culture and history through an interdisciplinary program in Florence, Italy this summer. The program is hosted by the College of Fine Arts and provides educational opportunities in art and English through a three-week course taught by Marshall professors Rachael Peckham and Daniel Kaufmann. Full story

The Vagina Monologues returns to Marshall

> Starting this Valentine’s Day, the benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues,” by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler, will return to the stage at Marshall University. The award winning play will take place at Marco’s Basement in the Memorial Student Center at 8 p. Full story

Students receive tax help from VITA

> Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is a group on Marshall University’s campus that helps students file their income tax returns for free. Amanda Thompson-Abbott, instructor in the College of Business and site coordinator of VITA, said VITA is a program designed to help taxpayers with income tax returns. Full story

Students learn about Teach Grant and loan Forgiveness

> As part of financial aid awareness week, education students got a chance to learn about the Teach Grant from financial aid counselors. Students sat in on a 30-minute session to learn how to qualify for the grant. “The student’s can’t be in the post baccalaureate or teacher certificate programs,” Cindy Canterberry, financial aid counselor senior, said. Full story

Marshall prepares for 7.5 percent budget cut from state

> All eyes were on Charleston Wednesday night as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin delivered his State of the State address. Tomblin presented his proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year, which included a 7.5 percent cut to state agencies and programs. “These reductions are not easy, but they are important for future generations,” Tomblin said. Full story

Tomblin tackles budget, education in state address

> Governor Earl Ray Tomblin carried a battery of propositions to West Virginia House chamber floor of the state capital in his State of the State address Wednesday night. Tomblin used the annual speech to the Mountain State to highlight ambitions in a balanced budget, streamlining the educational system and curtailing drug abuse among other issues. Full story

Student Senate searches for students to fill empty seats

> The Student Government Association will reach out to the student body to fill 43 empty seats in the Student Senate. The SGA is made up of the executive branch, the student senate and the Senate Apprenticeship Program. According to their website, anyone who is not a first semester freshman can apply and fill a senate seat. Full story

PR Club takes on real-life campaign

> The Marshall University Public Relations Club is carrying out a campaign for River Valley Child Development Services. Past campaigns have won Public Relations Society of America Diamond Awards, meaning student campaigns have been selected as top award recipients over professional agencies and professional public relations offices in the nonprofit, governmental, educational and entertainment fields. Full story

Christian musicians blend faith, passion

> Many Christians are giving personal testimonies about how the Christian music scene has impacted their life and faith. Drew Wyden, a Marshall senior, said he attended a Christian music concert that featured Toby Mac Saturday. Wyden said Toby Mac has influenced his faith and that he enjoys similar concerts. Full story

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Alpha Phi Alpha’s Women’s Appreciation Night a success

> Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity rolled out the red carpet for women of Marshall University who attended their Women’s Appreciation Night. Alpha Phi Alpha hosted Women’s Appreciation Night in room BE5 in the Marshall University Memorial Student Center, Tuesday night. Full story

Student resource workshop to connect students with career ideas

> Color My Career, a program promoted by Marshall University’s Student Resource Center, much like finding the perfect match for Valentine’s Day helps students find their major match. The event will offer two separate sessions Wednesday at noon and 2 p. Full story

Marshall Christians set to observe Ash Wednesday

> Ash Wednesday, a day marking the first day of Lent and the approach of Easter, is tommorow. Its date has always been moved in relation to when Easter falls on the calendar. It is a holiday celebrated by different Christian denominations, including Catholics, Protestants and Presbyterians among others. Full story

Outdoor Pursuits gears up for spring

> The Marshall University Recreation Center offers year-round outdoor activities that teach outdoor skills and help educate participants how to stay fit through ways other than typical exercises. There are many activities offered in the outdoor pursuits programs such as trips, clinics, climbing, rentals and competitions. Full story

Tobacco-Free Policy moves to Faculty Senate

> With the passing of the Tobacco Free Policy, Marshall University is one step closer to becoming tobacco free. The executive committee approved the recommendation Monday for the next Faculty Senate agenda. The proposed policy, drafted by the Student Government Association, will eliminate the use of all tobacco products on Marshall’s campus. Full story

MU campus reacts to Pope Benedict XVI’s step-down from papal duties

> Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would be stepping down and relieving himself of his papal duties at the end of the month. “My strengths are no longer suited,” Benedict said in an official statement that shocked the Catholics all over the world. He said his mental and physical health left him unsuited to maintain the position. Full story

Condom Awareness Month promotes MU student health

> Condom Awareness Month has become an informative event for schools, pharmacies and other safe sex advocacy groups. Amy Saunders, student health education specialist at Marshall Student Health, said Student Health encourages students to practice safe sex. Full story

Students receive help with FAFSA

> Students came to Marshall University’s campus Sunday to receive help with their financial aid, as a part of College Goal Sunday. College Goal Sunday is a nation-wide program designed to assist students with the financial aid process. Angela Holley, director of the Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program, said the event gives Marshall and high school students a chance to fill out their FAFSA applications with the assistance of Marshall’s financial aid staff. Full story

Financial Aid Awareness Week begins today

> Financial Aid Awareness Week starts today and will help Marshall University students who seek financial aid for the 2013-2014 school year. Jean Bevans, assistant director of student financial assistance, said the Free Application for Federal Student Aid should be filled out by March 1 to maximize a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Full story

Community remembers history with soul food feast

> Members of the Huntington community celebrated Black History Month, Sunday, with the annual Soul Food Feast in the John Marshall Room. The meal had traditional soul foods such as chitlins, macaroni and cheese, barbeque ribs, fried chicken, collard greens, potato salad, cornbread, pie, peach cobbler and apple cobbler. Full story

VOX’s communication event begins today at MSC

> VOX: Students for Choice at Marshall University will host its first event of the semester to encourage open communication between students. VOX will set up in the Memorial Student Center Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. VOX will ask thought provoking questions and give gifts to whoever participates. Full story

MU Rec Center celebrates 4-year anniversary

> The Marshall University Recreation Center celebrated its 4th anniversary Tuesday. The anniversary was celebrated by encouraging members to bring a friend and participate in group and instructional programs. All fitness and instructional classes were offered at regular time and were free to all who participated. Full story

AFLV to have conference

> Every year undergraduate Greeks are sent to an annual Fraternal Leadership and Values conference. This weekend, 15 undergraduates from Marshall University’s Greek community will attend the conference, which is held in Indianapolis, Ind. In fall 2008, the Mid-American Greek Council Association and the Western Region Greek Association consolidated into the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values. Full story

Med School looks to decrease student debt

> The Marshall University School of Medicine is looking to decrease student debt and get off probation this year. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education placed   Marshall’s School of Medicine on probation for various violations, including increasing student debt late in 2011. Full story

Website gives tips on beating “Freshman 15”

> The “Freshman 15” is a theory that most freshmen will gain 15 pounds in their first year of college. While the first year of college can be stressful, collegeparents.org said the average freshman will gain between four and seven pounds. The site also gives tips on how to stay healthy during this transition time. Full story

Thundering Word teaches students communications skills

> The Thundering Word, Marshall University’s speech and debate team, is off to a great start this semester. The team placed sixth out of 31 schools at a tournament in Indianapolis, Ind., and fourth out of 48 schools at a tournament in St. Louis, Mo. The team’s success has created an interest for forensic arts among students on campus. Full story

Fairness West Virginia kicks off LGBT campaign

> Fairness West Virginia started its campaign for fair treatment of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Memorial Student Center, Monday. Fairness West Virginia’s mission is to ensure LGBT people can be open, honest and safe at home, work and in their community. Full story

INTO’s familiarizing tour begins

> International agents from around the globe gathered Monday at Foundation Hall to begin the second familiarizing tour of Marshall University’s campus. The tour was organized by INTO Universal Partnerships, an organization partnered with the university to bring more international students to campus. Full story

MU School of Pharmacy receives donation

> The Marshall University School of Pharmacy were gifted equipment from Cabell Huntington Hospital, Jan. 24. Dr. Robert Stanton, assistant dean in the office of Experiential Education at the School of Pharmacy, said the school received two laminar flow hoods, which provide sterile work areas for students who make sterile products, mainly during the compounding process. Full story

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Students prepare for competitive grad school market

> The Marshall University Graduate College offered a series of informational sessions for students interested in attending graduate college, Thursday. Over a dozen students attended the hour-long session, which highlighted the necessary steps for students to successfully get into graduate school. Full story

Society of Poets sets new meeting time

> Marshall University’s Society of Poets has moved their meeting time to a new night and time to encourage more students to attend. The Society of Poets now meets Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. in Marco’s Basement in the Memorial Student Center. The move was made in an attempt to accommodate more students’ schedules. Full story

Pep band undergoes changes

> The Marshall University pep band has welcomed new faces and music this semester, which has helped Herd fans put a little pep back into their step. Steve Barnett, Director of Bands, hired Matt Chaffins and Greg Richmond, two Marshall alumni, to take over as directors of the band. Full story

Honors College hosts Food for Thought

> The Honors College hosted its second annual Food for Thought dinner, Friday Feb 1. The dinner is part of the requirements for the Second Year Seminar course. Students enrolled in the course were given two selections to read for the dinner discussion. Full story

Winter driving tips from the experts

> The Huntington Highway Safety Office offers the following winter driving safety tips for driving on ice and snow:      • Always check weather reports and prepare to leave early if freezing temperatures are in the forecast.      • Drive at safe speeds and do not assume you can drive the posted speed limit. Full story

Police Blotter

> FRAUDULENT USE OF A CREDIT CARD: DRINKO LIBRARY Jan. 23, at 12:45 p.m., a victim reported a stolen Speedway credit card. From Jan. 7 to Jan. 21, the card was used at multiple Speedways and Marathons in Huntington. The credit card has been deactivated but the investigation is ongoing. Full story

AIDE urges students to join

> Marshall University’s Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to serving legal, technical, public sector and business professionals for whom digital evidence is part and parcel of their work. The club helps network administrations, digital forensics practitioners, law enforcement personnel and legal professionals survive and thrive in the ever-changing landscape where technology and law meet. Full story

Academic reorganization will streamline Marshall’s administrative structure

> Responding to a pull-back in state funding, Marshall University has begun reorganizing many of the programs that make up Academic Affairs and, in the process, is reconfiguring several of its best known schools and colleges. Gayle Ormiston, provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs, disclosed plans for the reorganization this week during an interview with The Parthenon, which was attended by deans involved. Full story

MU Greeks take stand against hazing

> Marshall University’s Greek community will take control of hazing and will launch a public service announcement to educate undergraduates across the nation on anti-hazing. The video will launch Thursday, Feb. 30. The anti-hazing video was written, cast and produced by students in Marshall University’s Greek community. Full story

Former prosecutor speaks during MU Hazing Week

> This week, Marshall University’s Pan-Hellenic Council and Interfraternity Council has been hosting a Hazing Prevention Week. Dave Westol, one of the presenters during Hazing Prevention Week, gave a presentation Wednesday night on “What To Do When Everything Goes Wrong. Full story

Harrell selected for legislative internship

> Marshall University Student Body President Ray Harrell Jr. has been selected to participate in the Judith A. Herndon Legislative Fellows Program. Harrell will spend the 2013 spring semester in Charleston assisting the Legislators in the legislative session. Full story

Women’s Rugby seeks new players

> The Marshall University Women’s Rugby Team is accepting new members for the spring 2013 tournament season. Rugby requires 15 players to be on the field at a time and teams need a minimum of 15 players to compete. Paige Rabatin, president of the women’s rugby team, said it is convenient to have more players to be able to have substitutes and to have extra players in case of injuries. Full story

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Student Resource Center reaches out to commuters

> Marshall University commuters attended Commuter Commotion, a program sponsored by the Student Resource Center, Wednesday. promoting commuter involvement on campus. The event, which promoted commuter involvement on campus, took place in the SRC from 11 a. Full story

Marshall prepares to fight budget cuts

> Marshall University Chief of Staff Adam Fridley introduced a petition concerning budget cuts to the student body Wednesday. In August 2012, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposed a 7.5 percent cut in the budget for all state agencies. The Higher Education Policy Commission immediately requested that Tomblin exempt public universities and community colleges from the cut. Full story

International visitors to tour Marshall University campus

> Representatives from universities around the world will arrive in Huntington Sunday, Feb. 3, for a familiarizing tour. The tour was arranged by INTO, an organization on Marshall’s campus. The representatives will be on campus for three days in order to gain knowledge about the campus and Huntington. Full story

Deadline for spring graduation approaching

> The deadline to apply for May graduation is Friday, Feb. 8. Roberta Ferguson, Marshall University registrar, said seniors who plan to graduate in May are required to file a graduation application with the dean of their college and pay a diploma fee at the officwe of the Bursar. Full story

Police Blotter

> The following summaries were compiled from this week’s Marshall University police reports. LARCENY: WILLIS HALL On Jan. 15, at 8:43 a.m., a silver bicycle, with blue and purple stripes, was reported missing. A female said she left her bike tied up outside over Christmas break, which was Dec. Full story

Cabell County kindergarten teacher wins national award

> The Milken Family Foundation honored Whitney Snead, a kindergarten teacher at Village of Barboursville Elementary School, for her exceptional contributions to quality education. The Award, which provides public recognition and a financial award of $25,000, alternates each year between elementary and secondary educators. Full story

Red Cross club to sponsor blood drives

> The Marshall University American Red Cross Club hopes to start off the semester with record setting donations at their upcoming events. The club plans blood drives, fundraisers and bi-weekly meetings on campus. Two blood drives will be hosted along with Circle K Club. Full story

University libraries receive grant

> Marshall University is among 842 institutions nationwide to have been selected to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. The bookshelf is the first project from the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures. Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, said libraries have a key role in fostering conversations about diversity and brining humanities to the public. Full story

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3-D artist promotes abstract experience

> Rick Wolhoy, local artist and university staff member, creates three-dimensional artwork that gives viewers an abstract experience. Wolhoy, adjunct faculty member of Marshall’s College of Fine Arts, created a combination of sculpture and painting in “Anthropometry,” which is currently on display at Gallery 842, on Fourth Avenue in Huntington. Full story

Marshall offers connection program for commuters

> The Marshall University Student Resource Center will sponsor Commuter Commotion, an event that will connect commuters, Wednesday. The event will start at 11 a.m. in the SRC, which is located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center. Sarah Craiger, resource specialist, said the SRC will provide a free lunch for commuter students. Full story

New MU committee focuses on sustainability

> The Greening Marshall Committee will meet in room 2W9 in the Memorial Student Center, Tuesday. The committee will meet from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and all students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend and learn about sustainability on campus. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sustainability is everything that we need for our survival and well being, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Full story

New initiative launched to strenghthen graduation rates

> A new program at Marshall University has been implemented to help advisors lead students to graduation. Seth Moucka, lead consultant of the Educational Advisory Board, said his company’s goal is to help universities across the nation. “The mission of the company is to share knowledge and best practices and help universities improve overall,” Moucka said. Full story

Marshall plans to “Start Something That Matters” with TOMS event

> Marshall University Housing and Residence Life will host a TOMS One for One event Tuesday. TOMS is a for-profit company that also works as a non-profit organization and is known for its One for One movement—a campaign where a pair of new shoes are given to children in need for every pair of shoes purchased. Full story

Financial awareness on the go

> Marshall University Students got a jumpstart on preparing their taxes Friday.  Fifth Third Bank and Financial $tability Partnership of the River Cities teamed up and hit the road in the Mobile eBus offering free tax preparation, filing, credit checks and credit counseling through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Full story

Flu vaccinations still recommended

> An early arrival of the flu this season has Marshall University Physicians emphasizing the importance of students getting flu shots. “Getting your flu shot is extremely important for all students,” Dr.Thomas Rushton, Marshall University Physician, said. Full story

W.Va. Water Company ceasing service to Huntington residents

> A letter of coming changes to the water and sewer billing process has been sent to college students and Huntington residents. The West Virginia American Water Co. had billed residents in the area for sewer services with their water services. Now the Huntington Sanitary Board has become the new provider of sewer services. Full story

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Cost of textbooks outpace inflation

> College textbook prices have skyrocketed in the last 35 years. A recent report by the American Enterprise Institute has found that textbook prices have increased faster than inflation, the cost of health care and housing prices since 1978. Textbook prices increased 812 percent since 1978, a steeper climb than health care costs, which rose to 575 percent or new home prices which rose to 325 percent. Full story

Marshall student saving lives, one car seat at a time

> A report from the Word Health Organization said nearly 1 million children die from unintentional injuries every year–traffic accidents being the biggest killer. Beau Evans and Larry Kendall are working to decrease that number. Beau Evans, senior science education major, and Larry Kendall, administrator of the Highway Safety Program, seek to educate and demonstrate the proper way to install children’s car seats. Full story

Gun issue sparks local discussion

> Recent shootings across the United States have stimulated public debate on the controversial issue of gun control, which is being addressed in Washington, local communities and campuses like Marshall. President Obama, along with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other political leaders, are advocating a new law that would reinstate an assault weapons ban and set restrictions on gun and ammunition buyers. Full story

Recent crimes put students, parents on edge

> Recent crimes near Marshall University have made students, residents and parents concerned. In three days, the Huntington Police Department and the Marshall Police Department responded to two armed robberies and a sexual assault. All three crimes took place near 20th Street, south of 5th Avenue. Full story

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Rec Center trainers assist in achieving resolutions

> As we settle into the New Year, we often set resolutions for ourselves that range anywhere from breaking bad habits to bettering ourselves and our lifestyles. The goal that people most often strive for at the start of the new year is getting in shape and maintaining a healthy weight. Full story

Upcoming on-campus challenge tests muscles, running endurance

> The Marshall University Recreation Center will be holding it’s second annual Pump ‘n Run event Saturday, January 26 at 9:00 a.m. The event will include a bench pressing portion in which body weight will determine the weight needed to bench press. Each rep is worth a 30 second deduction from the final run time and up to 15 minutes can be deducted. Full story

Prevention week targets organized campus hazing

>    Marshall University will start a hazing prevention week on Monday. Hazing is a problem on college campuses where students involved in clubs, teams and organizations can experience hazing. “Hazing is an issue that continues to affect organizations across the country and it isn’t just connected to Greek Life,” Lee Tabor, Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisor, said. Full story

Student Resource Center advises MU students

> The Student Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Marshall University Memorial Student Center, offers advising, campus networking, career services and a variety of programs during the semester. The SRC houses three resource specialists and one career service specialist. Full story

SGA revamps website, goes digital

> The Student Government Association at Marshall University will be going digital with a new website that includes senate seat applications, funding applications for groups and organizations on campus and an archive of the SGA meeting minutes. “The website was already created,” EJ Hassan, president pro-tempore, said. Full story

Art facility to benefit MU, downtown

> The Marshall University School of Art and Design plans to relocate to the downtown area of Huntington for the Fall 2014 semester. The school will relocate to the Anderson Newcomb building—which was formerly the Stone and Thomas building on Third Avenue. Full story

Resident advisors attend self-harm prevention event

> Marshall University’s Resident Advisors have a big job. In addition to dealing with problems with dozens of residents, planning programs, and their own academic studies, RAs also need to be able to tell when something is seriously wrong with their residents. Full story

New student organization promotes sexual equality

> VOX: Students for Choice at Marshall University is a new student organization dedicated to promoting sexual and reproductive equality. VOX organizes events to raise public awareness about reproductive rights, educates young people and the campus about sexual health, works with and supports the local Planned Parenthood and mobilizes advocates of reproductive freedom. Full story

Some Marshall students want right to carry legal firearms on campus

> In the wake of President Obama’s proposed gun legislation and 23 executive orders announced last Wednesday, students around Marshall University’s campus are speaking out about the legislation and weapon regulations at Marshall. 
 Mitch Essinger, criminal justice major from Cincinnati, addressed the student senate at the Jan. Full story

Cabell County fights synthetic drug use

> According to a Monitoring the Future Study survey, 8.5 percent of college students are under the influence of synthetic marijuana. Delaney McLemore was one of them. As a freshman in college, McLemore found herself stressed with the task of being a Marshall student. Full story

MU Religious Studies department tackles big questions

> The Religious Studies department at Marshall University is one of the smaller departments on campus, but the department offers courses that tackle big questions. Clayton McNearney, the Chair of the Religious Studies department, has been teaching at Marshall since 1972 and said the department attracts exceptional students who are interested in religion and learning about other cultures. Full story

SGA offers students a stress relief promotion

> The Marshall University Student Government Association is offering a stress relief promotion for students during finals week. To enter, students must like the Marshall University Student Government Association Facebook page and share one of their promo statuses between Monday and Thursday. Full story

Program allows qualified families to ‘adopt’ veterans at risk of going to nursing homes

> While many people try to give back to the ones who have given their service to our country, some local families are taking it a step further, opening their homes to veterans without a family, who are at risk of going to a nursing facility. Bobby Keathley is a 79-year-old veteran who fought in the Korean War. Full story

Marshall’s 10-year master plan in research stage

> Every ten years, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission requires Marshall University to compose a comprehensive 10-year master plan for guiding the future development of all Huntington and South Charleston campuses, as well as the Mid-Ohio Valley and Teays Valley centers. Full story

MU professor shares Civil Rights story

> Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, Malcolm X; America’s civil rights movement in the 1950s and ’60s produced leaders that live on in the innumerable history books read in classrooms every day. The sacrifice and the influence of these illustrious individuals, and dozens of other similarly known names, are remarkable. Full story

Fellowship plans to move to new location

> Marshall Community Fellowship, a group that has been gathering in the Campus Christian Center, will be moving their meeting location over the winter break. When students arrive back at Marshall in January, MCF will have moved to 1502 4th Avenue and into the second story of Latta’s building. Full story

Huntington Area Food Bank prepares for Holiday season

> The Huntington Area Food Bank is a non-profit organization that works in correlation with the Feeding America. Feeding America is the largest hunger relief agency in the country. The HAFB’s mission is to help feed hungry people by distributing nutrients, food and grocery product through the agencies network. Full story

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AMA hosted speed-networking event for medical students

> The Marshall University American Medical Association chapter hosted specialty speed dating Thursday to give current medical students the opportunity to meet physicians in specialty fields. John Davitt, chair of Marshall University’s American Medical Association chapter, said the event was created to give Marshall medical students an idea of what it is like to be in a specialty field. Full story

Harrell to keep job during internship

> Ray Harrell Jr. will keep his office of Marshall University Student Body President while interning at the state legislature. Harrell will be taking part in the Judith A. Herndon Fellowship, where he will join 10 other students working along legislators as they draft legistlation durng their 60-day session. Full story

Dead Week: ‘Business as usual’

> Dead Week, the one-week period before final exams start, began Wednesday. Unless you had it marked in your calendar, chances are you did not even notice. “(Dead Week) didn’t have much impact at the beginning, and it doesn’t have much impact now, in my opinion,” Steve Hensley, dean of academic affairs, said. Full story

New Marshall student organization sells baked goods to raise funds

> The Marshall University Japanese Tea Ceremony Club is selling baked goods Thursday in the Memorial Student Center. The Japanese Tea Ceremony Club, a new club on campus, is selling a variety of traditional Japanese sweets raise money for the club. “We do traditional tea ceremonies,” Christopher Leonard, senior Japanese major, said. Full story

Marshall University course evaluations go paperless

> The closing of the 2012 fall semester marks the first time Marshall University has dispersed online course evaluations during a regular academic school year period.   Provost Gayle Ormiston said efficiency, less time restriction and cost cutting due to using less paper for written evaluations are a few factors, which lead administrators to switch to online evaluations. Full story

Ceramics sale offers unique holiday shopping experience

> Keramos Potters Guild will be selling ceramics in Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday. Keramos Potters Guild is a student organization for ceramics students that aims to promote the ceramic arts at Marshall and in Huntington. Full story

Changes coming to financial aid

> Some student who receive financial aid may be contacted in the near future as part of a federal process to verify their status. The random verifications begin with the 2013-2014 FAFSA that students can update starting Jan. 1. This is a national process conducted by the U. Full story

SGA hosting raffle to benefit United Way

> The Marshall University Student Government Association is hosting a raffle to benefit the United Way Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. Aja Smith, Marshall University student body vice president, said tickets cost $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets. Full story

Organizers fuel up for annual Toy Train party

> What started as a small get together among a group of friends has grown into an extravagant holiday party that Cara Hedrick, Toy Train organizer, said has helped more than a hundred thousand children during the holidays. “Everything goes to the kids,” Hedrick said. Full story

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The Irish Tenors bring sounds of Ireland to the Keith-Albee

> The Irish Tenors thrilled the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Monday. With over 200 attendees within the theater, the audience was swept away by the melodic songs of the world-famous music group. The group is comprised of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998. Full story

Dan Hollis to be featured speaker at 2012 winter commencement

> Dan Hollis, an associate professor of journalism and mass communications and interim assistant dean of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the annual winter commencement. Full story

LiveMail, library database problems repaired

> University networking technicians have given the “all clear” after access to on-campus resources, including LiveMail and online library databases, was intermittent for nearly 48 hours.  Jody Perry, Executive Director of Technology Services for Marshall’s Information Technology department, said all services were restored as of 3:30 p. Full story

Final Amicus Curiae lecture features Electoral College

> The final installment of the Amicus Curiae lecture series on constitutional democracy featured a lecture about the Electoral College and its relevance in modern politics. George C. Edwards III, professor of political science at Texas A&M University and visiting professor at Oxford University, presented his arguments for abolishing the Electoral College system for electing the president of the United States of America Thursday evening at the Marshall University Foundation Hall. Full story

Holiday Open House set to kick off at Huntington Museum of Art

> The Huntington Museum of Art will host Holiday Open House from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. “Admission to Holiday Open House at HMA is free, but we encourage visitors to bring cans of food for the Huntington Area Food Bank and warm clothes for the Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry,” John Gillispie, HMA’s public relations director, said. Full story

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MU students solve murder mystery at Honors dinner

> With the stress of finals week pushing everyone to his or her breaking point, students are pointing fingers and screaming “MURDER.” The honors college “Murder Mystery Dinner” took place in the John Marshall Dining room Thursday night. The social event was RSVP only for Honors College students. Full story

Mayor-elect meets with SGA president

> Ray Harrell Jr., Marshall University student body president, and Huntington Mayor-Elect Steve Williams both said they have ambitions of improving student safety and beautification around campus. Harrell met with Williams to discuss three possible joint initiatives he said would benefit Marshall students. Full story

Auditions for Vagina Monologues set to begin Monday

> Auditions for Marshall University’s production of “The Vagina Monologues” begins Monday. Women of the Marshall University community have to opportunity to take part in a campus-wide movement to end violence against women.  Auditions for “The Vagina Monologues,” a play written by Eve Ensler that presents women’s unique stories and experiences, will take place Monday from 4 p. Full story

Cabell-Wayne animal shelter leaders address public criticism

> Cabell County officials held a news conference Wednesday to address questions and concerns over a controversy surrounding the management of the Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter. Beverly O’Dell, former volunteer coordinator, said she is upset over pictures she took inside the shelter, which she said shows less than satisfactory conditions. Full story

W.Va. lawmakers ponder state song

> Before lawmakers hash out the state’s pressing issues when the West Virginia Legislature goes into session in January, House members will likely consider a resolution that proposes making John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” an official state song. Full story

Greening committee discusses installing green roofs on campus

> The Greening Marshall Committee met in the Memorial Student Center’s John Spotts Room Wednesday to discuss sustainability on campus. James Baldwin, Marshall’s recycling coordinator, opened the meeting with a report of recycling statistics for the semester. Full story

Marshall seeks student tour guides

> The Marshall University Office of Recruitment is seeking enthusiastic students to serve as tour guides for the spring semester. Beth Wolfe, director of recruitment, said anyone is welcome to apply to be a student tour guide. Applications must be in good academic and social standing with the university. Full story

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SPJ lecture aimed to inject passion into journalism

> The Society of Professional Journalists lecture series continued Tuesday afternoon with an installment pointed at the minds of Marshall’s up-and-coming journalists. Christopher Swindell, associate professor of journalism, delivered a message of “fake news in a real world” to journalism students and educators in the Marvin L. Full story

Blind Volleyball to raise money for philanthropies

> Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega sorority are sponsoring Blind Volleyball to raise money for their philanthropies. Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy, Push America, serves people with disabilities across America. Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy works to end domestic violence and to raise awareness about the issue. Full story

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Religion educators respond to students’ questions about faith

> Marshall University students convened in the Marshall Student Center’s Shawkey Dining Room on Tuesday to ask a panel of religion educators questions about world religions. The panel was made up of Elder Mears and Elder Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, The Rev. Full story

Mayor-elect Steve Williams prepares to take office

> With the campaign and election over, Steve Williams prepares to take Huntington mayor’s office in January. “This is a validation of what I fought for and experienced during the campaign,” Williams said. Williams beat Republican incumbent Kim Wolfe in the Huntington mayoral race and has been strategizing for when he steps into City Hall. Full story

Marshall prepared for disaster

> While Superstorm Sandy did not directly hit Marshall University’s Huntington campus, the university was prepared to take action if necessary with the MU emergency management plan. John Yaun, director of Housing and Residence Life, ensured students Marshall has a plan in place to deal with a variety of potential emergencies. Full story

Interfaith Group holds open forum

> Marshall University’s Interfaith Group will host a forum Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center. Attending students will have the opportunity to ask a panel of religious educators questions about the major religions of the world. Full story

MU benefactor Arthur Weisberg dies at 88

> Huntington self-made businessman and philanthropist Arthur Weisberg died Saturday at the age of 88.   Weisberg’s prominence in business and generosity led he and his wife to become substantial donors to Marshall University and its engineering program. Full story

Monetary gift to go toward MU mechanical engineering professorship

> Marshall University received a gift of $721,000 from the family of the late J. Robert Fletcher for a mechanical engineering professorship. Fletcher moved to Huntington in 1947 with his family’s business of designing underground roof support systems for coal and limestone mines. Full story

Capstone exhibits showcased in Marshall’s Birke Art Gallery

> Graduating bachelor or fine arts seniors will exhibit their capstone artwork in the Birke Art Gallery during the next few weeks. Four artists will display their work from various disciplines every week. Opening receptions are on Mondays from 5 to 7 p. Full story

Marshall Honors College seminar to host clothing drive

> Students who have so many clothes they do not know what to do with them now have the opportunity to bring joy to the lives of those less fortunate. The Honors seminar “Rhetoric of Fashion, the Politics of Lifestyle” will host a clothing drive Nov. 26-27. Full story

Marshall science students make video to raise awareness

> Dancing monkeys and singing scientists have taken over a lab in the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. A group of Marshall students created a music video to help raise awareness of the importance of federal funding of the sciences. Sumaiya Chaudhry, junior biochemical major organized fellow students to make the video. Full story

Students, faculty to get involved with United Way campaign at Marshall

> Members of the Marshall University community have the opportunity to help those in need by taking part in a campaign that supports programs and strategies that address problems in the region. The United Way of the River Cities partnered with Marshall to get faculty and students more involved in its efforts. Full story

Marshall’s Residence Life reminds residents of check-out procedure

> As Thanksgiving Break approaches and the residence halls prepare to close for the week, Marshall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life reminds students to follow proper check-out procedure. LaKesha Glover, associate director of Housing and Residence Life, said it is important that students check out at the front desk to avoid being charged a $50 late check-out fee. Full story

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MU blood drive to help with Superstorm Sandy shortfall

> The Marshall University American Red Cross Club hosted a blood drive on campus Wednesday to help make up a blood supply deficit caused by Superstorm Sandy. Brian Wong, founder and president of the MU American Red Cross Club, stressed the importance of people stepping up to donate and help others in a time of need. Full story

Nobel Laureate speaks to medical students

> In the eyes of the world, the Nobel Prize represents recognition for reaching the peak of what an individual can positively contribute to mankind. The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine hosted one such winner, Dr. Gunter Blobel, who spoke before students and faculty on Wednesday afternoon in the Harless Auditorium at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Full story

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Education Alliance honors Lewis D’Antoni

> He may not be the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but he is the coach’s coach who spent his life teaching the youth of West Virginia. The Education Alliance honored Lewis D’Antoni, 99, of Mullins, W.Va. on Wednesday night for a lifetime career of teaching and coaching. Full story

Classes keep students from attending ceremony

> The annual memorial service at Marshall’s Memorial Fountain is a day of healing and remembrance for the Marshall University community. As hundreds stood solemnly in a circle around the fountain to hear the words of keynote speaker Moe Lajterman on Wednesday, students walked nearby with books in hand doing their daily routines: going to and from their classes. Full story

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SGA greets students with hot chocolate

> Members of the Marshall University Student Government Association greeted students who arrived to campus early Tuesday with a free cup of hot chocolate. Ashley Roberts, SGA historian, proposed the idea to SGA executives and organized the handouts as a way to advertise for Wednesday’s Plane Crash Ceremony, increase the SGA’s visibility, do something nice for students and encourage students to go to class. Full story

Grant allows MU professor to study how temperature effects bone growth

> A grant received three years ago by the College of Science at Marshall University is continuing to benefit students and the community. Maria Serratt, assistant professor of anatomy, is using a multi-photon microscope to study how temperature effects bone growth. Full story

SGA proposes absence policy change

> The Marshall University Student Senate and Student Body President Ray Harrell Jr. passed a resolution Monday that recommends making instructors responsible for the handling of students’ first three excused absences. The Senate unanimously approved Senate Resolution 70. Full story

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Concert raises awareness to end human trafficking

> A benefit concert for the A21 Campaign was held Saturday in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center. The concert was centered on the theme of breaking chains for change, and featured local performers Breaking Ranks and Anthony Mossburg who opened for the headlining band Anthem Lights. Full story

Plane Crash Ceremony set for Wednesday

> Once a year on Nov. 14, Marshall University staff and students gather to pay homage to the men and women who lost their lives in a plane crash that shook the nation. On Nov.  14, 1970, the plane carrying the Thundering Herd football team, coaching staff, flight crew, and supporters crashed in Wayne County, resulting in a total of 75 deaths and a major blow to the Marshall football program. Full story

Final installments in lecture series coming up

> With the final days of classes quickly approaching, students still have the opportunity to take in an assortment of presentations and lectures by visiting speakers at Marshall University. Already this month, Marshall hosted civil rights author John M. Full story

Dancing with Tri-State Stars coming to Big Sandy Arena

> On Saturday, Big Sandy Superstore Arena will be hosting the fourth annual Dancing with the Tri-State Stars performance. Doors open at 7p.m., and price of admission is $25 for adults and $15 for children and Marshall University students. Money raised at this event goes to Ebenezer Medical Outreach. Full story

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COFA to sponsor ‘Pack the Backpack’

> The College of Fine Arts Student Leadership Council will host “Pack the Backpack” in the Memorial Student Center on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Pack the Backpack” is an event to collect items such as nonperishable food, toiletries, bedding and more for Cabell County school pantries. Full story

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Marshall’s ROTC places third at Ranger Challenge

> Marshall University’s ROTC placed third in their division at this year’s Ranger Challenge in Fort Pickett, Va. Master Sgt. Derek Heavener said this was a big deal for cadets and ROTC in general, as they had done poorly in previously.  Out of 38 schools, Marshall’s ROTC placed seventh. Full story

Marshall’s American Red Cross club making impact on campus

> The Marshall University Red Cross Club is making an impact on campus. The club hosts numerous blood drives each semester to help the greater-Huntington area increase the blood supply. Brian Wong, club founder and senior psychology student from Washington, D. Full story

Students represent Marshall at annual Shakespeare conference

> William Shakespeare, popular during late 16th century, has continued his fame hundreds of years after his death as the world studies his works and continues to perform his plays. Haley Fedor and Derek Frasure represented Marshall University during the 36th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference in Marietta, Ohio, on October 18-20. Full story

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MU students step up onto soapbox

> Students were invited to literally get up on their soapbox Wednesday afternoon when the Marshall Communications Studies Student Association presented an open-mic opportunity in the Memorial Student Center Plaza. The group gave anyone the chance to stand before the public with a amplified voice and time to speak their mind on their topic of choice. Full story

Marshall grad releases second book

> West Virginia author and Marshall graduate Eliot Parker recently released his second book, a murder mystery set on a West Virginia college campus. “Breakdown at Clear River” hit bookshelves Nov. 1. Parker said the book can be purchased at Empire Books and News or Books-A-Million in Huntington, or online at amazon. Full story

MU Civil Rights lecture series continues

> “You can shut down a school but you can’t shut down an idea.” These words spoken by Myles Horton, co-founder of the Highlander Folk School, as Tennessee revoked the school’s charter and confiscated its property after a barrage of raids. Investigations and often baseless accusations of communism, institutional impropriety, boozing and immoral fellowship between blacks and whites brought Highlander down in 1962. Full story

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Huntington Museum of Art to celebrate 60 years

> The Huntington Museum of Art will celebrate its 60th anniversary with the opening reception for two new exhibits Friday at 5:30 p.m. The two new exhibits are “Huntington Federal Savings Bank Presents: Mr. Fitz: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Huntington Museum of Art” and “Curator’s Choice: Barrie Kaufman. Full story

Sigma Tau Gamma collecting food for local food pantry

> The Epsilon Mu chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity is collecting non-perishable food items for the Lavalette Food Pantry. The city of Lavalette in Wayne County is located south of Huntington. The chapter will also be collecting hygiene products, shampoo, toothpaste and toiletries. Full story

Marshall University students gathered to view election results

> The Department of Housing and Residence Life, the Department of Political Science and the Political Science Graduate Student Association had a results party where students from both political parties gathered to watch and discuss the results of the presidential election. Full story

Steve Williams wins mayoral race over incumbent Kim Wolfe

> Democratic candidate Steve Williams replaced incumbent Republican Kim Wolfe in the mayoral race Tuesday by a 60-38 percent margin with more than 53 percent voter turnout. Williams succeeded by running on a platform emphasizing the potential excellence of the City of Huntington. Full story

COB to host personal finance workshop

> The College of Business Living Learning Community will host a Personal Finance meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the First Year Resident Hall South. Jacqueline Agesa, the Interim Associate Dean and professor in the economic finance department of the College of Business, will be speaking about how to manage personal finances while in college. Full story

Election Month material on display at Morrow Library

> The Marshall University Libraries’ Government Documents Department is observing Voting and Elections Month this November by displaying several items from their collections. The display is set up in their office within the James E. Morrow Library. “Students seeking resources on the election process, voting, voting statistics and related topics to elections will find these materials on display very useful and handy,” Majed Khader, director of Morrow Library, said. Full story

Commencement event set for today, tomorrow

> Graduating students are invited to attend Countdown to Commencement 2012 Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of Memorial Student Center. Roberta Ferguson, registrar, said students who completed their degrees in July and August, as well as tentative December graduates, are encouraged to attend the event. Full story

Students mull faith, politics before elections

> As Americans flock to polls to cast their votes on Election Day, Marshall University students examine their personal faith and how each candidate’s religious beliefs might affect their policies when they reach the White House. Whether it is President Obama with his Christianity or Mitt Romney with his Mormonism, each of the presidential candidates has been straightforward with their faiths when asked about it. Full story

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Marshall’s International Festival showcases community diversity

> The Huntington community was taken on a worldwide tour Saturday evening at the 49th annual International Festival at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.   Students, faculty and community members in attendance had the opportunity to engage in displays from more than 60 countries and cultures. Full story

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Campus Christian Center turns into battleground for video game tournament

> On any given weekday, the Campus Christian Center is home to services for various campus ministries, but on Friday it was a battleground as Marshall Revolution hosted its fifth annual Brawl-a-thon. An estimated 150 student gamers came out to the Christian Center to play their favorite video games and enter the Brawl tournaments. Full story

Passion conference representatives visit MU’s Baptist ministry

> Conference representatives visited Marshall University’s Baptist ministry Wednesday and Thursday to speak about Christianity. Joe Brim and Todd Linder represent “Headed to the Dome” and are touring college campuses in America on behalf of Passion Conferences. Full story

West Virginia Energy lecture informs MU students of natural gas drilling

> Marshall University students had the opportunity Thursday night to learn about the need for and the benefits of drilling for natural gas in West Virginia and surrounding states. Students from the promotions marketing class in the School of Business organized a public lecture, Discover West Virginia Energy, which featured Michael Spencer, professor of energy management at Marshall University. Full story

COLA to welcome variety of speakers, writers in November

> Marshall University will soon welcome an array of speakers and writers for events sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.   On Tuesday, John M. Glen will speak in the MU Foundation Building at 7 p.m. as the first of two guest speakers coming to campus this month for The Long Civil Rights Movement in America lecture series. Full story

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MU student to cycle 4,000 miles, raise awareness for disabilites

> In June 2013, Zachary Morris, brother of Pi Kappa Phi, will be meeting 90 Pi Kappa Phi’s from universities across the country and embarking on a 64-day “Journey of Hope.” Journey of Hope is a 4,000 mile cross-country cycling trek that raises funds and awareness on behalf of people with disabilities. Full story

American Red Cross opens shelters, supports relief efforts

> As soon as Superstorm Sandy came to an end, disaster relief began along the path of the storm, from the East Coast to the West Virginian Mountains. The American Red Cross is one of the organizations providing relief and helping to meet victims’ immediate emergency needs. Full story

Marshall students assisting W.Va. environmental agency

> Students within Marshall University’s geography department has been working with The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection since December to have student interns transfer paper mine maps to a Geographic Information Systems digital mapping database format. Full story

Marshall Revolution to host video game tournament Friday

> Marshall Revolution will play host to Brawl-a-thon this Friday in the Campus Christian Center from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. The event’s namesake comes from the video game Super Smash Brothers: Brawl. The evening will be centered on Brawl and other video game tournaments. Full story

MU Multicultural Affairs offering new scholarship

> Marshall University’s Division of Multicultural Affairs is recruiting for a new scholarship program for minority students who are interested in receiving a doctoral degree. The program is called the Chancellor’s Scholars Program and begins fall 2013. Full story

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Yeager Symposium kicks off with terrorism lecture

> Students, faculty and community members engaged in a lecture Tuesday night based around a serious topic, dripped in humor and Halloween tied themes. Despite the looming storm threats from Hurricane Sandy’s backlash, the first part of the 26th annual Yeager Symposium took place Tuesday evening in the Marshall University Memorial Student Center. Full story

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Recycling department optimistic about increases in recycling at MU

> Recycling at Marshall University is a process that starts with and is sustained by students, faculty and staff, as well as a service that saves the university money and resources. Recycling containers are located in each building on campus and are strategically placed in order to make recycling easy for students, faculty and staff. Full story

Housing and Residence Life to sponsor trick-or-treat event

> The Department of Housing and Residence Life will have a trick-or-treat event Tuesday in all residence halls. “We are really doing trick-or-treat for the families of the Marshall as well as the Huntington community,” Tracey Eggleston, assistant director for the Department of Housing and Residence Life, said. Full story

International Festival moves to Big Sandy

> Due to continuous growth, Marshall University’s 49th International Festival will be moving to the Big Sandy Superstore Arena for this year’s event. The festival is free and open to the public on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Clark Egnor, director of Marshall’s Center for International Programs said this year’s international festival is themed “Think Globally, Act Locally. Full story

Advanced registration starts Nov. 5

> Advanced registration for the spring 2013 semester begins Nov. 5 for students currently enrolled at Marshall University. Roberta Ferguson, registrar, said this year all students of a particular class can register on the same day, regardless of last name. Full story

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Greeks sponsor Trunk-R-Treat

> The Greek community at Marshall University came together Friday evening at the Guyandotte Boys and Girls Club in Huntington. Each fraternity and sorority decorated the trunks of their vehicles in Halloween decorations. The children of the three Huntington area Boys and Girls Clubs came together at the Guyandotte location to go vehicle to vehicle collecting candy. Full story

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Octubafest kicks off at Marshall

> Members of the Marshall University Tuba and Euphonium Studio started off Octubafest on Thursday night with solo performances. Octubafest started off its first of two events at the Jomie Jazz Center. The night featured performances by Guy Parker, Katherine Hebbard, Nick Hartley, Marshall Rickman, Josh Sharp, Dwayne Russell and Tyler Davis. Full story

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MUCC hosts spin-a-thon for injured local teen

> The Marshall University Cycling Club hosted a spin-a-thon for Daniel Hughes Thursday in the Marshall University Recreation Center lobby. The event was hosted to raise money for Hughes, a local teen from South Point, Ohio, who was struck by a dump truck in September while riding his bicycle to class on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus. Full story

DegreeWorks launches, designed to help students graduate on time

> DegreeWorks, a new program designed to help students keep better track of their graduation requirements launched on Marshall’s Huntington campus Wednesday. “DegreeWorks is an online degree audit system,” Pat Gebhart, administrative application software specialist senior and project manager, said. Full story

Graduate schools sponsor fair

> Marshall University’s Graduate School hosted its first Graduate School Fair Wednesday. Donna Spindel, Dean of the Graduate College said the goal of the fair was to introduce the various programs Marshall’s graduate school has to offer students. “We figured we ought to try something new,” Spindel said. Full story

Twitter photo contest kicks off

> The College of Business is trying something new this school year by hosting a Twitter photo contest every week throughout the semester.   “I want the students to get more involved,” Sara Davis, graduate assistant for Recruitment and Retention in the College of Business, said. Full story

Symposium to discuss terrorism

> The Society of Yeager Scholars at Marshall University will have the first lecture of the 26th annual Yeager Symposium Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in BE5 in the Memorial Student Center. The theme for this year’s symposium is terrorism and threats to the national security of the United States. Full story

Engineering complex work starts Monday

> A contractor has been selected and a groundbreaking date for the new Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex has been set. Of the six contractors who submitted bids to build the new complex, BBL Carlton of Charleston was chosen to construct the multi-story facility. Full story

MU students screen senior citizens for depression

> Mental Health America recently ranked West Virginia as the second most depressed in America, following behind Utah. With the state’s many mental health matters in mind graduate students at Marshall University have been participating in free health fairs and screening around the community to help residents of all ages coping with depression and anxiety. Full story

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Event provides frights, fun for local children

> Witches, clowns and monsters infiltrated the Marshall Recreation Center, laughing and shouting as they wreaked havoc during the 4th annual Haunted Rec event. Those entering Haunted Rec on Tuesday could see decorated pumpkins and other Halloween decorations leading them down the hallway toward the festivities. Full story

Marshall biology museum receives improvement grant

> The West Virginia Biological Survey Museum received a $370,000 National Science Foundation collections improvement grant this year. Suzanne Strait, professor and curator of the West Virginia Biological Survey Museum, and Tom Pauley, professor of herpetology, applied for the grant. Full story

Marshall students to make cards, earn community service hours

> Students at Marshall University will have the opportunity to make someone’s day a little brighter while earning community service hours. The Honors College Student Association at Marshall University will host a community service event at the Memorial Student Center Thursday from 11 a. Full story

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40 Days For Life volunteers seek to end abortion

> Every day since Sept. 26, a group of volunteers has stood on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 13th Street holding signs and praying to end abortion. The group volunteers for a program called 40 Days For Life, which is a nationwide community based campaign that aims to draw attention to a pro-life stance through prayer and community outreach. Full story

Third Avenue construction causing parking nightmares

> Commuting students and faculty were treated to a brutal reality Monday morning when they realized that over half of Third Avenue surface parking had been closed. Planned construction on the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex means those usually occupying the approximately 150 spaces on F Lots will have to park elsewhere. Full story

Unity Walk to celebrate Marshall University family

> The Marshall community will come together as one this week for the inaugural Unity Walk at the Memorial Student Center. Maurice Cooley, director of the Center for African American Students’ Programs, said the walk will start Wednesday at 6 p.m., at various locations around campus. Full story

Graduate school fair set for Wednesday

> The Marshall University Graduate College will host their first graduate school fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center. “To our knowledge, this is the first graduate school fair that we have held on the Marshall University campus,” Donna Spindel, Dean of Marshall’s Graduate College said. Full story

Molested Boy Scout speaks out to encourage other victims

> In the days following the release of thousands of confidential files containing allegations of sexual abuse from Boy Scout leaders, a Huntington man who was abused is speaking out. John Buckland was among twelve boys abused in a Boy Scout Troop on an air force base in California during 1980s. Full story

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MU journalism school dedicates room to media icon, alumnus

> The W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications held the dedication ceremony of the Marvin L. Stone Reading Room on Friday morning. Faculty, staff, students and family of Marvin Stone attended the event, honoring the man who was famous for being the long-time editor of U. Full story

Foundations Portfolio Review to be showcased at Birke Art Gallery

> The Foundations Portfolio Review will open Monday at the Birke Art Gallery. John Farley, director of the Birke Art Gallery and Gallery 842, said the Portfolio Review is an exhibit of student works. “The portfolio review consists of an exhibit of representative works from each foundations course,” Farley said. Full story

Residence Life contributes to Domestic Violence Awareness Month

> The Department of Housing and Residence Life is encouraging residents to take a noticeable role in support of domestic violence awareness by donating to Branches in Huntington. Branches is a non-profit organization which provides shelter to victims of domestic violence. Full story

MU pharmacy school opening doors

> The Marshall University School of Pharmacy is reaching out to  potential students from around the state. In the late 1970s, Congress passed a bill to begin construction on five new medical schools, and Marshall made the cut. What began as the medical school building later underwent a $9 million renovation and became a state-of-the-art, 76,000 square foot school of pharmacy in 2009. Full story

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Lecture highlights struggles of McCarthyism

>  The epic and often-public battles between journalists and anti-communist agents during the Cold War were discussed during a lecture Wednesday afternoon in the Marvin L. Stone Library. The forum was sponsored by the Marshall University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and delivered by Robert Rabe, assistant professor of journalism. Full story

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Alpha Tau Omega raises awareness for Huntington’s homeless population

> Members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity are experiencing what it is like to be homeless while raising funds for the Huntington City Mission. For the fourth year, members have built a cardboard box home outside the Memorial Student Center on the plaza. Full story

Obama visits Ohio University

> President Barack Obama visited the Athens, Ohio campus of Ohio University Wednesday in an effort to gain voter support in the last leg of the 2012 election. The President delivered a convincing presentation to an audience of approximately 14,000 students and community members. Full story

Lecture Series continues at Marshall

> George W. Bush won the 2000 presidential election even though more people voted for Al Gore.  This result sparked a controversy, the recounts spurred by rows of ambiguously punched ballots lasted well past November. Gore may have won the overall popular vote, but Bush won the right votes. Full story

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Clay Center sponsors annual Spooktacular Halloween Bash

> The Clay Center’s annual Halloween bash, Spooktacular, will be Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. LeAnn Dickens, public relations specialist at the Clay Center, said Spooktacular is a family-friendly event. “Spooktacular is one of our family fun day events, which we have throughout the year,” Dickens said. Full story

Marshall professor researches famed FBI director

> J. Edgar Hoover was the director of the FBI before it was even called the FBI. In 1924 he was named director of the Bureau of Investigation. When it expanded to become the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935 he retained his title, a title he maintained until he died in 1972. Full story

150 campus parking spaces to be lost during construction

> Construction on the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex will consume roughly 150 employee parking spaces beginning Friday evening. The lots will be located on F Lots between the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center and the Arthur Weisberg  Family Engineering Laboratories on Third Avenue. Full story

West Virginia businessman speaks at MU

> A local, prominent businessman paid a visit to a college of education and college of science honors class on Tuesday to speak about his experiences in the business world. Robert Shell, chairman and CEO of Guyan International, from Logan, W.Va., spoke to the class whose focus is the nature versus nurture effect on intelligence. Full story

New organization gives MU student veterans a voice

> Marshall University student veterans will soon have an organization called the Veteran’s Council, through which they can have a unified voice in campus operations and learn about the benefits available to them. Monday morning veterans were asked to attend a luncheon where speakers explained all of the options available to veterans in the Huntington community, and gather interest in beginning the organization. Full story

Dayglow organizers cancel Huntington paint party

> A promoter representing the Life in Color tour confirmed Huntington’s Dayglow event, scheduled for Saturday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, has been cancelled. Amy Burns, promoter for Prime Social Group of Columbus, Ohio, said organizers cancelled the event Monday. Full story

MU honors students register early for spring 2013

> Most students at Marshall University have a few more weeks before advising and registration for the spring 2013 semester begin but students in the Honors College are planning for the upcoming semester. Early registration is one of the benefits the Honors College provides for its students. Full story

All sides optimistic for Tuesday debate

> With the countdown to election day drawing shorter, President Obama and Mitt Romney must daily claw for the attention and affection of the American public. On no stage can this be done with greater efficiency than during the three presidential debates, and appearing on top at Tuesday night’s meeting means a different prize for each man. Full story

MU student elected to national position

> The engineering program at Marshall University has been steadily gaining esteem and recognition in the engineering community both at home and abroad.   While groundbreaking for the new applied engineering complex has generated excitement and support for the engineering community, one Marshall student has gained recognition for Marshall’s quickly advancing engineering program. Full story

Anime convention attracts comic buffs to Huntington

> Tsubasacon is West Virginian’s premier anime convention. The 7th annual Tsubasacon Anime Convention was featured last weekend at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The convention has been celebrated for nine years, with this being its seventh year in Huntington. Full story

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JAPAN DAY

> The Marshall University Memorial Student Center can usually be found filled with Marshall students relaxing, studying and hanging out, but on Sunday, the building had a distinct Far East feeling. That’s because twenty four Japanese high school students joined with Marshall students, faculty and staff to help celebrate Japan Day, an event designed to celebrate Japanese culture. Full story

MU alum pledges 300K for medical school scholarships

> In 1972, Donald L. Blankenship graduated from Marshall University and in 1999 he was inducted into the College of Business Hall of Fame. The recipient of the West Virginia Society of CPA’s 2002 Outstanding Member in Business and Industry award is now giving back to his community. Full story

MU students feast after day of fasting

> The Marshall University Muslim Student Association encouraged students to participate in a day of fasting on Friday and then provided a meal for those involed in the fast. Participants were required to refrain from eating and drinking anything from sunup to sundown and had to spend the day in reflection and prayer. Full story

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Huntington native teaches Afghans to skateboard

> “Skateistan”, a documentary, portraying a side of Afghanistan not focusing on car bombings, terrorism and war, but rather a side that showcases the youth culture that is growing, learning and skateboarding on the streets of Kabul. Last night the audience at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center watched the documentary with a question and answer session with Huntington native Bryan Ridgeway, global strategic advisor for Skateistan, and Niki Williams, instructor at Skateistan. Full story

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Event offers insight into local candidates

> Most people only know their political candidates through billboards and radio and TV ads, but an event at Marshall University provided them the opportunity to speak one-on-one with their future community leaders. Nearly every inch of Marshall’s Shawkey Dining Room was occupied Thursday evening for Meet the Candidates. Full story

MU Graduate School offers answers for students

> The Graduate College at Marshall University is offering events so graduate students can meet in a more relaxed environment in order to create bonds that keep students on a path to success. Donna Spindel, dean of the graduate college, said she thinks it’s their job to help its students prosper. Full story

SGA sponsors first Veteran’s luncheon

> Veterans on the Marshall University campus will soon have a new outlet for assistance, services and information. The Student Government Association is organizing a new Veterans Council. As part of the council’s kick-off, SGA will host a luncheon for veterans attending Marshall on Monday, Oct. Full story<