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Student group sends bucket-fulls of flood relief to hurricane survivors

Student group sends bucket-fulls of flood relief to hurricane survivors

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

United Methodist Students prepared flood buckets to help with disaster relief across the nation Saturday as their first Service Saturday of the semester. United Methodist Students does a Service Saturday once a month where they go out into the community and partake in a service project to help othe...

Support group to study and assist victims of sexual assault

Amanda Larch, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Kim Kocak created a support group for victims of sexual assault at Marshall University. Sexual Assault Survivor Skills, or SASS, is an eight-week program that focuses on coping skills and healthy ways to deal with the trauma experienced after sexual assault. Kocak, a graduate student at Marshall, conta...

Hunger issues to be highlighted during local writers’ readings

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Local writers will help bring to light the hunger issues facing the Huntington area by participating in the first A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series of the semester at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the Visual Arts Center. Joel Peckham, assistant professor in the English department, and Laura Treacy Be...

INTO program in need of more American conversation partners

Pamela Young, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Marshall students, staff and faculty have the chance to help guide and mentor international students through INTO’s Campus Conversation Partners program. Kenneth Jones, student engagement coordinator, said the program was designed to give international students the opportunity to meet domestic students...

Fan steals gear from Marshall football locker room

Kayla Simmons, Reporter

September 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SPORTS

On Saturday, the football team won over Miami (Ohio). However, hours after the victory, a man broke into the Shewey Athletics Building and stole as much football gear as he could hold. Officials were able to check security video throughout the building and saw the suspect entering the football locker...

Artist Dan Hernandez speaks to students at Visual Arts Center

Landon Mitchell, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Artist Dan Hernandez gave some insight on his themes, inspirations and his technique Sept. 7 at the Visual Arts Center. Hernandez’ talk occurred after several of his works were featured in the recent Birke Art Gallery exhibition, “The Curious and Familiar,” for which he was chosen due to having...

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation welcomes new STEM majors

Pamela Young, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS

  The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation hosted two general information sessions Sept. 6-7 from 7-8 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center’s Shawkey Room. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation Grant, and its purpose is to increase underrepresented minority pa...

INTO offers new driver’s license pogram

Pamela Young, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS

INTO hosted a driver’s license information session Sept. 6 from 6-7 p.m. in the INTO Center, which provided information and services necessary for any student that would like to obtain a West Virginia driver’s license. This session focused on the West Virginia state laws and policies only. Kenneth...

Herd football alumni return home

Herd football alumni return home

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Football, NEWS, SPORTS

The Thundering Herd football team kicked off its season against Miami University (Ohio) this past Saturday with a 31-26 win. What many people didn’t know was that some of Marshall’s most respected players were in the stands, not on the field. If someone were to look around the Joan C. Edwards stad...

Suicide awareness to be promoted on campus next week

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Social Work Department at Marshall University will host two events next week addressing suicide prevention. The first, “Suicide Prevention in the Tri-state,” will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Shawkey Dining Room, located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center. The...

33rd ChiliFest set for Saturday

33rd ChiliFest set for Saturday

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

From its humble beginnings in Ritter Park in 1983 to now with over 20,000 people jamming the streets of downtown Huntington, ChiliFest has become a community favorite event both well-known and attended in the area. The 33rd ChiliFest will take place Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11-4:30 p.m. at Pullman Square. As in years pas...

SGA establishes secretary of diversity and inclusion

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Marshall University Student Government Association began working on a new era for the executive branch in student government Tuesday when it confirmed Alexis Tyson as the new secretary of diversity and inclusion. Tyson, a senior finance and economics major, was earlier confirmed by the judiciary...