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Students prepare for winter graduation

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Students were given the chance to prepare Tuesday and Wednesday for graduation at Marshall University’s semi-annual Countdown to Commencement in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. During the event, graduating seniors registered to attend commencement and finalized all the steps leading up...

Women’s Studies Masquerade Ball to raise funds for domestic violence

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 9, 2017


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The Women’s Studies program is raising funds for SAFE, a domestic violence shelter for women and children in southern West Virginia, during its annual Masquerade Ball, set for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. The Masquerade Ball will feature a live jazz band com...

‘Herd in Town’ speakers discuss research on opiates, racial issues

November 8, 2017


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Marshall University’s College of Liberal Arts fueled an in-depth discussion during “Herd in Town” Monday, led by three guest speakers: Chris White, associate professor of history; Maggie Stone, assistant professor of Sociology; and Kristen Lillvis, associate professor of English. Each professor...

Native American Student Organization celebrating heritage month

Staff Report

November 6, 2017


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With November being Native American Heritage Month, the Marshall University Native American Student Organization will be showcasing Native American culture and traditions at a series of events. “Students can expect to learn about a large portion of history that has been erased from the history bo...

Vanderbilt professor to lecture on topic of political polarization

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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Marshall University’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series will conclude its fall 2017 season on Thursday when it welcomes Vanderbilt University professor Marc Hetherington to lecture on political polarization in the United States. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. “Pol...

New way to pay for parking around town

New way to pay for parking around town

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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Huntington is revolutionizing the way Huntington residents can pay for parking meters through a partnership with the Parkmobile mobile application. The new service became available Monday. “The app makes paying for a spot a lot more convenient,” Nick Whitmore, junior nursing major and life-long re...

14th annual Marshall University Marathon sends more than 1,600 racers running throughout town

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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With a slight breeze and excitement filling the air, the 14th annual Marshall University Marathon began with the signature cannon firing signaling 1,647 people to take off running the marathon, half marathon or 5k. Matthew Leonard from Johnson City, Tennessee was the first male racer to run across the ...

V Club, First Congregational Church to raise funds and provide donations to local homeless shelter for winter

V Club, First Congregational Church to raise funds and provide donations to local homeless shelter for winter

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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The Harmony House, a day shelter for Huntington’s homeless, is raising funds and supplies through two events this week. Karaoke for a Kause is Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. at the V Club, where attendees can sing with a live band or with background music. The second event is Blankets for Breakfast on S...

Marshall students able to pay off library fines with non-perishable food item donations

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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Marshall University Libraries will be accepting non-perishable food items from now until Dec. 1 to donate to Highland Elementary School as payment for library fines. “We want to give students a chance to help the surrounding community while also helping them to pay down their fines,” Kelli John...

Interactive diversity program to tackle issues related to race, gender, class

Staff Report

November 6, 2017


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"The Defamation Experience," an interactive diversity program, will tackle sensitive topics regarding race, religion, gender, class and the law Monday at 6 p.m. at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. The program, written by playwright and producer Todd Logan, first premiered on Nov. 6,...

International Festival to showcase, celebrate an array of cultures

International Festival to showcase, celebrate an array of cultures

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 2, 2017


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The 54th annual Marshall University International Festival returns Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. The event is West Virginia’s largest and longest-running international festival, featuring international foods, world music, dance and displays representing countries around the w...

Woodson Lyceum announces Black History Month speakers, events

Woodson Lyceum announces Black History Month speakers, events

Jesten Richardson, For The Parthenon

November 2, 2017


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Carter G. Woodson scholar and journalism professor Burnis Morris revealed upcoming events and speakers for Black History Month 2018 and read from his new book Thursday during a Woodson Lyceum event. Among the speakers will be Carla Hayden, current librarian of Congress and the first African American and female t...