The Parthenon

International Housekeeping Week honors Marshall staff

Meg Keller, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under LIFE

For nearly three decades, Patsy Smith has worked as a Marshall University housekeeper, and as part of International Housekeeping Week, this week is an opportunity to thank her. The purpose of International Housekeeping Week is to honor those workers who provide upkeep and maintenance, such as Smith....

Huntington community stands together in worship, praise to help people on the road to recovery

Huntington community stands together in worship, praise to help people on the road to recovery

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Community members in substance use recovery praise, worship and unite through music Mondays at Norway Avenue Church of Christ. Every week features a different genre of music, such as Christian rap, rock and blues, performed by local and famous musicians, alongside a message on how to walk with Jesus...

Marshall addresses suicide prevention through panel, trainings

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University’s Department of Social Work helped kick off Suicide Prevention Month with a panel on suicide prevention Sept. 10 in the Memorial Student Center.  The panel consisted of eight members and was moderated by Candace Layne, director of Marshall’s Counseling Center. Layne said college stud...

Sororities begin formal recruitment

Leanna Owens, Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University’s sorority recruitment begins Sept. 13 and lasts until Sept. 16. For students who wish to know more about sorority life and recruitment week, there will be a sorority 102 class at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Memorial Student Center room BE5. Sabel Meadows, president of...

Community members march in support during Rise for Climate Rally

Community members march in support during Rise for Climate Rally

Meg Keller, Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition sponsored the Ohio River Rising Huntington Rise for Climate Rally Saturday.  Huntington community members attended in support of environmental protections.  This comes after President Donald Trump rolled back environmental rules that aimed to reduce carbon emissions...

Campus Activities Board gets the ball rolling at Strike Zone

LeAnna Owens, Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board sponsored its first cosmic bowling event of the semester at Strike Zone Thursday. Cosmic bowling attracts a different crowd of students than other CAB events, Marcus Williams, a general member of CAB, said. Commuters or students who do not live on campus...

Office of Career Education prepares students for Disney College Program

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University’s Office of Career Services sponsored its first Workshop Wednesday of the semester with an informational meeting about the Disney College Program Sept. 5.  The Disney College Program is a five to seven month program that allows participants to gain on-the-job experience working in D...

MU Reads teaches organization through journaling

Sam Phillips, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under LIFE

MU Reads sponsored its second event of the semester Wednesday, focusing on teaching Marshall University students how to organize their classwork and scheduled events through journaling, as well as giving out a free starter journal to everyone who attended. MU Reads, which has been operating for four...

Community walk celebrates those in recovery

Community walk celebrates those in recovery

Olayinka Bamiro, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Members of the Huntington community joined together for the Walk for Recovery event Tuesday at the Marshall University Student Fountain. Healthy Connections sponsored the family-friendly event, which was free in an effort to raise awareness and support about the organization and recovery resources available....

Sideline to soldier: the Marshall journey of Second Lieutenant Simmoneau

Sideline to soldier: the Marshall journey of Second Lieutenant Simmoneau

Meg Keller, Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under LIFE

From field to sideline to soldier to second lieutenant, Mike Simmoneau got the full Herd experience. Second Lieutenant Simmoneau is a 2018 graduate of Marshall University who said he credits his time at Marshall for building his foundational leadership skills.  He was a member of the Thundering Herd cheerleading team, a soldier...

Local business gives back to children impacted by substance use disorder

Sadie Helmick, Executive Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The Future Clothing, a new online clothing store based in Huntington, West Virginia, was founded to help and inspire children affected by the opioid epidemic. Upon graduating from Marshall University with a degree in applied mathematics and physics, Jon Linville and his friends traveled to South America for six months in hopes that exper...

Marshall alumni return to university to pursue careers

Madison Davis, Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University is home to thousands of students who may never return to campus after receiving their degrees. However, for a few people working in the University Communications Department, this is not always true.  The department is home to many graduates who have returned to Marshall to pursue th...