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Gilbert ‘honored’ to be installed

Gilbert ‘honored’ to be installed

Brooke Estep, Reporter
September 23, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Wearing full regalia and a smile, a Mississippi native walked up the green carpet and took a seat among attendees of Thursday’s Investiture ceremony. He answers to “Dr. Gilbert”, “Jerry” and “Pop” — from his granddaughter, Eliza. Thursday, he added “President” to that list. ... Read more »

Phone charging stations installed in football stadium

Phone charging stations installed in football stadium

Rick Farlow, Reporter
September 23, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University and technology company, Brightbox Inc., teamed up over the football offseason to bring secure phone charging stations to the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Before the 2016-17 football season, Brightbox Inc. installed five charging stations throughout different parts of the stadiu... Read more »

New Spanish club first in six years

Monica Zalaznik, Reporter
September 23, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University has not had a Spanish club in over six years, but a few Spanish students have taken the initiative to start one again. The Modern Language Department at Marshall University is home to numerous clubs that coincide with the official languages of their department. The president of... Read more »

Marshall professor receives grant from NASA

Noah Gillispie, Reporter
September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

A Marshall University professor received a $15,381 grant from NASA to study microgravity and how astronauts can avoid muscle decay from being in space. Kumika Toma is an assistant professor and the undergraduate exercise program director at Marshall. She explained that when astronauts go out into... Read more »

Study abroad a life changing experience

Kessyl Lim, Reporter
September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Study Abroad Fair informed students about the options available to them to go to different countries, experience different cultures and learn different languages Thursday. The fair allowed students to explore the opportunities they have to enhance their cross-cultural communication skills and... Read more »

College of Business fair fosters awareness

Kessyl Lim, Reporter
September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business had their first business majors fair Wednesday, bringing awareness about possible different majors to undecided, re-deciding and exploring students. Dale Shao, professor of management information systems and volunteer for the recruitment and retention... Read more »

Huntington Museum of Art presents ‘Cameo Glass’ by Kelsey Murphy

Krislyn Holden, Reporter
September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Huntington Museum of Art will present a new exhibit, “A Fragile Peace: The Magic of American Cameo Glass from The Touma Collection,” Saturday, Oct. 1. All the cameo glass pieces in the exhibit are made by Kelsey Murphy and donated by Doctor Joseph Touma. Murphy worked at Pilgrim Glass... Read more »

College of Health Professions hosts annual Health and Wellness Fair

College of Health Professions hosts annual Health and Wellness Fair

Darius Booker, Reporter
September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s College of Health Professions hosted their annual community Health and Wellness Fair Wednesday. During the fair, students, staff, faculty and community members had a chance to take part in different screenings, including blood pressure, glucose, functional movement, hearing, body composition ... Read more »

Students voice concerns during open discussion

Kyle Camacho, Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The second open discussion student affairs meeting took place Tuesday in the Shawkey room in the student center. Some issues covered at this meeting included representation, support from the university for student organizations in regard to their events and supplying funding for Sodexo to provide... Read more »

W.Va. Supreme Court of Appeals stops by Marshall

Tom Jenkins, Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals took their show on the road Tuesday to the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse, where Marshall University and local high school student were able to observe three case proceedings. The trials began at 10 a.m. with a murder case, where the defendant said the evidence... Read more »

Fraternity, Sorority Life partner for Hazing Prevention Week

Fraternity, Sorority Life partner for Hazing Prevention Week

Darius Booker, Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life kicked off their annual Hazing Prevention Week on Monday. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is comprised of three different governing councils: the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inter-Fraternal Council and Pan-Hellenic Council. The three councils have c... Read more »

UKirk Faith in Action reaches out to homeless in Huntington

Olivia Zarilla, Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Members of UKirk and the Marshall University community gathered in the Campus Christian Center Tuesday to participate in UKirk’s monthly Faith in Action mission night. The night consisted of making “plarn,” or plastic yarn, which was used to create sleeping mats that will be donated to the homeless. “There... Read more »