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Free speech forum set for Wednesday

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under NEWS

On the heels of last week’s open-air preachers and protesters at Marshall University, the discussion concerning First Amendment rights will continue in “Critical Conversation: Free Speech” Wednesday at noon in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. The event will feature R.B. Bookwalter, Patri...

Marshall to provide free depression screenings for students

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

October 2, 2017


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Marshall University's Psychology Department will offer a depression screening for students Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Psychology Clinic on the fourth floor of Harris Hall. The screening will be able to help those get a proper treatment for free. The origin of National Depression Day screen...

Overdose mapping program to be introduced to Huntington community to combat opioid epidemic

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

October 2, 2017


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Government officials will present an overview of the new Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Thursday in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center, to help combat the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. The presenting officials are Jeff Beeson, deputy director with the Washington Office of H...

Marshall to invite schools for first Earth Science Bowl and join nation-wide celebration

Staff Reporter

October 2, 2017


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For the first time at Marshall University, an Earth Science Bowl will occur Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the celebration for the National Earth Science Week. The overall winning team at each level will win a $150 gift certificate, and second place teams will win a $75 gift certificate. T...

Milton prepares for ‘Pumpkin Roads, Take Me Home’ Festival

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 2, 2017


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Newly laid gravel lines the pathways of the Pumpkin Festival fairgrounds as staff prepares for the 2017 Pumpkin Festival, themed “Pumpkin Roads, Take Me Home.” Gus Douglas, the commissioner of agriculture at the time of the first Pumpkin Festival over 30 years ago, wanted to create an event that ...

Last World War II Medal of Honor recipient revels in unveiling three new monuments to military heroes

Last World War II Medal of Honor recipient revels in unveiling three new monuments to military heroes

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Ceremonial shots were fired, flags were raised and statues were unveiled at Milton’s Veterans Memorial Park Sunday evening. Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, spoke about how excited he is for this space on Route 60 to be the home of something...

Theater students prepare for the opening of ‘Miracle Worker’

Buffy Six and Sebastian Morris

October 2, 2017


Filed under LIFE, NEWS

By BUFFY SIX and SEBASTIAN MORRIS THE PARTHENON “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson tells the story of Hellen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and how they learned from one another. The show is coming to the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse beginning Oct. 4, under the guidance of guest directo...

Amicus Curiae lecturer questions limitations of democracy

Anna Williams, For The Parthenon

September 29, 2017


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“What if we don’t know what we’re talking about?” Jason Brennan, author of "Against Democracy!" and professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, asked the crowd during his presentation of "Is Democracy the Best System?" Marshall University faculty and students as...

Cake, coffee, culture on hand during National Saudi Arabia Day

Cake, coffee, culture on hand during National Saudi Arabia Day

Pamela Young, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In celebration of National Saudi Arabia Day, the Saudi Arabia Students Association prepared a day full of the history and culture of Saudi Arabia Thursday, offering cultural staples such as date fruits and Arabic coffee known as "Coffea arabica." The celebration took place outside the Memorial Student Center, where the S...

Departing provost eager to re-enter classroom

Departing provost eager to re-enter classroom

September 28, 2017


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Rick Haye After a decade as Marshall’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, Gayle Ormiston announced Tuesday he will step down from his position at the conclusion of the academic year. Ormiston said he looks forward to remaining at Marshall as a member of the philosophy faculty. O...

Marshall alum opens new art exhibition

Landon Mitchell, Reporter

September 28, 2017


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The Visual Arts Center’s opened its newest exhibition Monday, “These Same Waters,” which features drawings and painting with collages of magazine clippings consisting mostly of human and animal body parts. “The imagery is recollection heavy, brimming with the impossible to forget,” said M...

Students, faculty receive free care at Health and Wellness Fair

Allison Baldridge, Reporter

September 27, 2017


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Students and faculty were able to partake in free medical screenings, tests and receive flu shots Tuesday as part of Marshall University’s College of Health Professions’ annual Health and Wellness Fair. Megan Archer, university communication specialist and coordinator of the fair, said having...