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Interfaith Weeks Continues with ‘Ask a ___’ Day

Breanna Francis, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Interfaith Week continued in the Memorial Student Center Tuesday with an “Ask a ___” day in an effort to open lines of communication between students of differing beliefs and dispel stigmas some may have of other religious organizations. “This whole week is about being able to discuss our differences...

47th Annual Fountain Ceremony honors 75 lost

47th Annual Fountain Ceremony honors 75 lost

Breanna Francis, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under GALLERIES, NEWS, Showcase

  Sons and daughters of Marshall, as well as members of the Huntington community, gathered together today to remember those 75 individuals who lost their lives 47 years ago, as the grandson of two of those people gave the keynote speech in their honor. “From the day I was born, a love f...

Delta Zeta seminar teaches sexual assault protection

Breanna Francis, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The women of Marshall University’s Delta Zeta chapter presented their second annual sexual assault seminar Monday in an effort to teach young women how to protect themselves and those around them from sexual abuse and how to recognize dangerous situations that could lead to assault. In light of...

47th Memorial Fountain Ceremony to feature grandson of two lost in plane crash

47th Memorial Fountain Ceremony to feature grandson of two lost in plane crash

Breanna Francis, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The plane crash that took place Nov. 14, 1970 and killed 75 people has shaped the manner in which Marshall University has grown as a school and a community. Today, Marshall looks to honor those lost once again with a special keynote speaker, Fisher Cross, the grandson of two of the victims of that fat...

Statewide conference addresses disparities still faced by African Americans in W.Va.

Danite Belay, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University collaborated with HOPE Community Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation based in Charleston that works to assist in inner city development, to organize the first State of African Americans in West Virginia Summit in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. ...

Marshall opens food pantry downtown

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Students, faculty, staff and community members will have a new source of hunger relief starting today at a food pantry created by the Marshall University Department of Dietetics at 233 Pullman Center in downtown Huntington. Alicia Fox, director of Marshall’s Nutrition Education Program, said universi...

Interfaith Week starts with new ‘Hug a ____ Day’

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Interfaith week began Monday with “Hug a ___ Day” and will continue through Thursday with a series of events put together by the Marshall University Secular Student Alliance, Marshall Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the Muslim Student Association. The weeklong event is a chance for the stud...

Geology Department to separate fact from science fiction in film series

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Geology in the Movies, a series of movie discussions sponsored by the Geology Department and aimed at sorting through the facts in science fiction movies, will show “San Andreas” Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Science Building Room 276. “For the sake of dramatizing a movie, a lot of times the timing...

Gilbert recruits students in India

Gilbert recruits students in India

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Despite having to brush his teeth with bottled water for eight days, Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert praised the colorful environment and hospitable communities he encountered during his recent stint in India. During an eight-day recruitment trip last week, Gilbert traveled to Mumbai, Ch...

School of Medicine 3-D printing replicates body parts

School of Medicine 3-D printing replicates body parts

Landon Mitchell, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University is using 3-D printing to print replicas of body parts, some from real patients, to help its students in their training. Matt Crutchfield, senior graphic designer for the School of Medicine, said they are able to print a 3-D model of a patient...

CAB to teach students how to paint Memorial Fountain

Staff Report

November 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board will be demonstrating how to paint the Memorial Fountain step by step and offer mocktails to students at free event, Paint and Sip, Monday at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Atrium. “A resounding opinion from the student body was that they wanted to have mo...

Dorms to serve as a home away from home over Thanksgiving break

Danite Belay, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS

There may be no place like home for the holidays, but Marshall University’s dorms sometimes have to suffice if that home is far away. “This year for the first time for the fall break and also for the spring break, all of the residence halls will be open,” Gabriel Poindexter, area coordinator fo...