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Christmas Village returns

Christmas Village returns

Staff Reports
December 1, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

For two weekends in December, visitors at Heritage Farm Museum and Village can experience an Appalachian Christmas. The December Way Back Weekend has been “transformed by Christmas spirit,” according to a press release. The Christmas Village will feature a display of lights on the 19th century ... Read more »

OSU active shooter incident impacts many, putting training plans in place

Jordan Nelson, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Due to the active shooter situation that took place at Ohio State University Monday, Marshall University officials are taking charge when it comes to reminding students, faculty and staff of the safety resources available to them, and what to do if an emergency takes place. “We, as a university, need to be pre... Read more »

Herd Holiday Celebration coming to MSC Tuesday

Noah Gillispie, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Herd Holiday, Marshall University’s third annual holiday celebration, will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 in the Memorial Student Center and on the plaza. “We started it as a way to not only kick off the holiday season on campus for our students, but to open up campus, welcome everyone in ... Read more »

Students, faculty receive training in Naloxone administration

Students, faculty receive training in Naloxone administration

Tom Jenkins, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In efforts to combat the opioid epidemic that has overwhelmed the city of Huntington, Marshall University offered Naloxone training and certification for students who are interested in knowing how to react in a crisis scenario when someone is overdosing.  The training was given in the basement of th... Read more »

Dress for Success collects donations for ‘Giving ShoesDay’

Brooke Estep, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Dress for Success River Cities is taking donations of shoes Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. for #GivingShoesDay. Women’s “work-appropriate shoes” are requested instead of a monetary donation. Mikaela Keener, marketing intern for Dress for Success, said the event is “like Giving Tuesday, but th... Read more »

Four Drinko study rooms close for renovation

Four Drinko study rooms close for renovation

Staff Reports
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

With renovations underway in four of the operating study rooms in Drinko Library, finding a location to cram before finals may present another a challenge for many students. Marshall University released a statement Monday morning that Drinko will temporarily close the study rooms on the second floo... Read more »

Spaghetti dinner to benefit family of late MU professor

Spaghetti dinner to benefit family of late MU professor

Olivia Zarilla, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

A memorial spaghetti dinner honoring the late Jeffrey Kovatch, Marshall University associate professor of biological sciences, who passed away Nov. 5, will take place Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. The event was created by senior biochemistry major Am... Read more »

Nieuwenhuizen joins MU psychiatry faculty

Nieuwenhuizen joins MU psychiatry faculty

Noah Gillispie, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health recently welcomed two new specialists to the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, one of which is M.D. Marelise Nieuwenhuizen. Nieuwenhuizen hails from South Africa and has been in America for 15 years, arriving ... Read more »

Training session to prepare students for PRAXIS exam

Staff Reports
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Educational Testing Service in conjunction with the College of Education and Professional Development will hold a one-hour session Nov. 30 in an attempt to prepare students for the upcoming PRAXIS exam. Kandice Rowe, director of the Student Center of Professional Education Services, said the university h... Read more »

#GivingTuesday to challenge Barlett House in fundraising competition

Staff Reports
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Harmony House will engage in a #GivingTuesday challenge with the Barlett House, a homeless shelter in Morgantown. The week-long challenge will begin with a kickoff event at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harmony House in Huntington. Those in attendance will include Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert, Marco... Read more »

UKirk to create shoes for ‘Sole Hope’

Staff Reports
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Members of Marshall University’s UKirk will meet with other campus ministry groups and various members of the community to create shoes for Sole Hope, an organization focused on providing shoes to children in need, creating medical clinics and providing education and jobs in Uganda, Tuesday at 8 p.m. in ... Read more »

New veterans lounge now open

Staff Reports
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University unveiled the Enterprise Holdings Foundation Military and Veterans Affair Lounge on Nov. 11 as a space dedicated to student veterans. The new space includes a computer room, conference room, kitchen and common area. The new lounge is located on the second floor of Gullickson Hall... Read more »