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Presidential Spotlight: President Jerome Gilbert

Presidential Spotlight: President Jerome Gilbert

Hannah Swartz, For the Parthenon

November 9, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

Rushing ghosts: The haunts at Pike House

Rushing ghosts: The haunts at Pike House

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Huntington is awash with Halloween traditions as the spooky holiday draws closer, but for Marshall University’s oldest fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, or Pike, everyday is filled with ghastly ghouls in their haunted fraternity home. Seated on 5th Avenue, mere blocks from campus, the Pike house is Huntington’s own haunted house al...

Leviathan Trio to perform at Smith Music Recital Hall Sunday

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Marshall University’s School of Music will present a guest performance by the Leviathan Trio Sunday at 3 p.m. in Smith Music Recital Hall. The trio includes West Virginia Symphony’s principal flutist Lindsey Goodman, cellist Hannah Pressley and Marshall alumnus Joseph Dangerfield on piano. Their p...

Gilbert goes green to support United Way

Gilbert goes green to support United Way

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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President Jerry Gilbert showed his support for United Way Thursday afternoon by painting his hair green on the Memorial Student Center plaza. When asked if he had any final words before his hair turned a new color, Gilbert said, “Go, Herd!” Over the last several weeks, “Greening Gilbert” raffle tic...