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WELCOME TO TWITTER, PRESIDENT WHITE

By Amy Napier, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University Interim President Gary White went viral Wednesday when he and his staff launched the university’s first-ever presidential Twitter account, @MarshallUPres. White said he decided to engage in social media because he wanted to communicate more effectively with the student body. “When...

Comedy duo brings laughs to Marshall

By Ronnie Thompson, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under NEWS

The Preferred Parking comedy tour amused Marshall University Tuesday to show people how they deal with having Tourette syndrome and a severe stutter as comedians. The duo, Samuel J. Comroe and Drew Lynch have been friends for five years. Born with Tourette syndrome, Comroe has had his whole life...

American Red Cross to sponsor month long campus blood drive

By Erika Johnk, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under NEWS

The American Red Cross will introduce a We Challenge U Blood Drive at universities and colleges through Feb. 28. The drive will be at Marshall University Jan. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Don Morris Room located in room 2W40 of the Memorial Student Center. This event will guarantee the American...

Fourth Annual National Juried Exhibition presents diverse collection

Fourth Annual National Juried Exhibition presents diverse collection

By Matthew Prandoni, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Fourth Annual National Juried Exhibition occurred Thursday at the Visual Arts Center Gallery. The event consisted of 27 pieces of art from 18 exhibitors. The pieces of art were of different mediums. Some mediums included sculptures, paintings, photography and mixed media. Juror...

College of Arts and Media offering new degree

Mikaela Keener, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under NEWS

The College of Arts and Media will offer a new Bachelor of Arts degree starting fall 2015 for students who are interested in the arts, but not interested in performing. With this degree, students will take classes in music, art and theatre but will require fewer hours than the regular arts degree. Coordinator...

Gallery: March of remembrance for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gallery: March of remembrance for Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Caitlin Fowlkes, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, NEWS, Showcase

The Huntington community came together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to march from the 16th Street Baptist Church to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center 4:30 p.m. Preceding the march was a history of events leading up to the need for civil rights speech given by Sylvia Ridgeway,...

Vandalism cause of concern for students

By Tyler Ferris, Writer
January 21, 2015
Filed under NEWS

After a recent stint of vandalism near Marshall University’s campus, residents are concerned there is not enough being done to prevent these types of incidents. Several vehicles had their tires slashed Jan. 13 on Buffington Avenue, according to eyewitness reports. Rachel Marshall, a Buffington...

MIXING THE ELEMENTS

MIXING THE ELEMENTS

By Kaitlyn Clay, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

An opening reception for its newest show Amalgam took place Tuesday at Birke Art Gallery. Amalgam art is that which uses a mixture of elements. It fuses independent objects, mediums or substances to create a separate piece of art. The exhibit is the first in a series of shows based off of the art...

MEET THE PRESIDENT

MEET THE PRESIDENT

By Amy Napier, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Marshall University students, faculty and staff gathered in the John Deaver Drinko Library Friday to welcome Interim President Gary White and his wife Jo Ann to the university. The Whites made themselves known to each of their guests, who consisted of both old and new faces. Dorothy Hicks, a former...

CELEBRATING LIFE AND LEGACY

CELEBRATING LIFE AND LEGACY

Jessica Starkey, Sports Editor
January 13, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University and the Huntington community celebrated the life and legacy of President Stephen J. Kopp Tuesday in the Cam Henderson Center. Approximately 2,000 people came to pay their respects. Seats were filled with students, faculty, friends and family as speakers paid tribute to Kopp. Supreme...

Popular podcasters to bring show home to Huntington

Kyle Gibson, Contributor
December 20, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Three native Huntingtonians are bringing their popular podcast to Huntington’s City Hall just days before Christmas. Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, who host the podcast “My Brother, My Brother and Me,” are scheduled to do a live recording of their annual holiday program “Home for the...

A FALLEN LEADER

A FALLEN LEADER

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
December 18, 2014
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“Dr. Kopp was a visionary in higher education, and his loss will be reflected in this institution for a long time as will his accomplishments,” Sellards said. “All you have to do is look around campus as the legacy this man has left, and it will be a legacy that will affect generations in this community.”

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