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Preview of Banff Mountain Film Festival

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will make a stop in Huntington on Wednesday at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest outdoor recreation film festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every November in Banff, Alberta, Canada,...

Ukirk Welcomes in new Permanent Minister

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Presbyterian students at UKirk are finally being given a full-time minister after a few years without one. Chris Bailey has just been announced as the UKirk minister and will officially start on Thursday. “I had long had an interest and felt a calling to college ministry,” Bailey said. “The...

College of Business offers cash prize to the best slogan

Luke Carprenter, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Marshall University Lewis College of Business is in the process of refreshing its slogan and announced a slogan competition on March 29. “It is time for a new and fresh idea,” Interim Dean Bob Simpson said. “I think [the current slogan] has served well but has been in place long enough.” The...

Legislative session enters final week

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The West Virginia Legislature is quickly approaching the end of regular session, as both chambers will adjourn at midnight April 8. The West Virginia House of Delegates and Senate have been meeting multiple times a day and also on Saturdays to discuss a number of bills before the end of session. The...

Two robberies on, around campus possibly connected

Two robberies on, around campus possibly connected

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

MU Alert: Armed robbery reported vicinity of 1500 block 4 1/2 St alley. 2 black male suspects, 1 with gray hood. Police investigating. — Marshall University (@marshallu) April 3, 2017 MU Alert: Strong-armed robbery (no weapon) reported in 1900 block of 5th Ave. Suspect is black male dressed in gray. Police inve...

Journalist to discuss Thurgood Marshall

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS

  The New York Times best-selling author Wil Haygood is coming to Marshall University’s Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on Thursday to discuss his new book, “Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America” and his notable career as a journalist and writer, ...

Marshall Student Short Film Festival

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall students have the opportunity to enjoy a night of film at the Marshall University Student Short Film Festival Thursday. The Student Short Film Festival will begin at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall, room 154. The festival was organized by Walter Squire, director of the Film Studies program, with the ...

Murder Mystery Masquerade to fund after school programs

Murder Mystery Masquerade to fund after school programs

Contributor
April 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s student-run public relations firm BeHerd Communications is partnering with the River Valley Child Development Services after school program at Guyandotte Elementary to raise money for the School Age Connections program. BeHerd Communications will be hosting a fundraiser event for ...

Nuru Water Walks shines light on water crisis in developing world

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Multidimensional Poverty Index estimates 1.6 billion people are living in extreme poverty. Nuru International is an organization that has the ultimate goal of ending extreme poverty by creating an enabling environment where people have the ability to make meaningful choices to create change and a ...

Alpha Xi Delta to hold 66th Annual Strawberry Breakfast

Alpha Xi Delta to hold 66th Annual Strawberry Breakfast

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is busy preparing for its annual Strawberry Breakfast. This year’s breakfast will be held April 20 at the Alpha Xi Delta house. Alpha Xi Delta’s vice president of public relations, Riley Hogan, said the annual breakfast allows Alpha Xi Delta to make c...

Marshall kicks-off interdisciplinary lectures on addiction

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The first of a three-part series of lectures focusing on drug addiction and abuse began Thursday in Marshall’s Drinko Atrium. The lecture, “Your Brain on Drugs: The History and Psychology of Addiction,” was presented by Marshall University associate professor of history, Dr. Chris White, and...

Marshall celebrated at the Capitol with MU Day

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University students, faculty and staff spent the morning at the state capitol building in Charleston Thursday to celebrate Marshall University Day at the Capitol, an event that showcases the different colleges, programs and activities that Marshall has to offer and why continued financial support...