The Parthenon

Classic Christmas story comes to Playhouse

Buffy Six, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol” will be performed Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Acting and movement professor Jack Cirillo will be directing the Romulus Linney adaptation as well as playing Ebenezer Scrooge. Although this is Cirillo...

Staff Spotlight: Athletic Director of Marketing Tyler Able

Staff Spotlight: Athletic Director of Marketing Tyler Able

Rick Farlow, Contributor

November 13, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Editor’s note: Tyler Able, 26, is director of marketing at Marshall University Athletics. Able graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2014, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science. In 2017, he earned his master’s degree in sport management at Florida Atlant...

‘Janis Joplin’ comes to Keith-Albee

‘Janis Joplin’ comes to Keith-Albee

Buffy Six, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The Keith-Albee will present a blast from the past with “A Night with Janis Joplin,” the Broadway musical Tuesday. Kelly McIntyre, who plays Janis Joplin, will be continuing with the cast for the second year on the road. McIntyre joined the team for the First National Tour in 2016 right after gradua...

Presidential Spotlight: President Jerome Gilbert

Presidential Spotlight: President Jerome Gilbert

Hannah Swartz, For the Parthenon

November 9, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Editor’s note: Jerome “Jerry” Gilbert, 62, is the president of Marshall University. Gilbert has a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State University and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Duke University. He assumed the presidency in January 2016. He and his...

Members of Marshall Jazz ensemble perform ‘Nutcracker Suite’

Buffy Six, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under LIFE

The Marshall University’s Jazz Ensemble I performed “The Nutcracker Suite” Wednesday, composed by Ellington, Strayhorn and Tchaikovsky. The show started with “Overture” by Tchaikovsky and Strayhorn, which featured several solos. Wolfe said each song was written for individual players, unl...

Footsteps toward the future: Cooley reflects on five decades of change at Marshall University

Footsteps toward the future: Cooley reflects on five decades of change at Marshall University

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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In the fall of 1966, Maurice Cooley was adjusting to college life just like every other freshman, making new friends and trudging to classes. However, he faced more obstacles than the average student: Cooley was also adapting to life as one of only 35 African American students attending Marshall Univers...

Marshall University celebrates 54th Annual International Festival

Marshall University celebrates 54th Annual International Festival

Pamela Young, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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After years of the International Festival being at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff and members of the Huntington community came out to celebrate the festival’s return Saturday at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center. “This is very different than last yea...

Students unveil capstone projects at Visual Arts Center

Students unveil capstone projects at Visual Arts Center

Landon Mitchell, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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The first wave of graduating seniors in the School of Art and Design are showing off their projects at the Visual Arts Center. From Nov. 6 to Nov. 9, the art of Kaitlin Blatt, Chris Mathers, Steven Phelix and Alex Stanwick will be on display, rounding out their years at the university. Phelix us...

Staff Spotlight: Chief Jim Terry

Staff Spotlight: Chief Jim Terry

Heather Barker, Copy Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Editor’s note: Jim Terry, 54, is the director of public safety at Marshall University. In that position, he is also chief of the campus police department, where he has been working for 28 years. He graduated from Marshall University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and also e...

McElroys offer a humorous educational experience at Yeager symposium

McElroys offer a humorous educational experience at Yeager symposium

Danite Belay, Reporter

November 3, 2017


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Members of the McElroy family brought a whole lot of laughs to Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Thursday as they recorded two podcasts during the Society of Yeager Scholars’ 30th anniversary symposium. The symposium is an annual event hosted by the senior class of the Society of Yeager Scholars. This year, the seniors...

Faculty Spotlight: assistant dean of Student Affairs Matt James

Faculty Spotlight: assistant dean of Student Affairs Matt James

Alexia Lilly, Contributor

November 2, 2017


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Matt James, 31, is the assistant dean of Student Affairs at Marshall University. He lives with his wife and two Dachshunds. He was the student body president of Marshall University from 2008 to 2009. He serves as an adviser to the Marshall Student Government Association and the Beta Delta chapter of...

John Mulaney to perform at Keith-Albee Wednesday

John Mulaney to perform at Keith-Albee Wednesday

Staff Report

October 30, 2017


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The Marshall Artists Series is bringing comedian John Mulaney to the Keith-Albee Theater for his “Kid Gorgeous” tour Nov. 1. Mulaney was a writer for Saturday Night Live, with a tenure reaching six years. Mulaney is also a creator and star of “The Oh, Hello Show” with Nick Kroll. The comedy act...