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DEAN’S WELCOME: Wendell Dobbs of the College of Arts and Media

DEAN’S WELCOME: Wendell Dobbs of the College of Arts and Media

Wendell Dobbs, Contributer

June 13, 2018


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Welcome to Marshall University and the College of Arts and Media. We are delighted that you are coming to Marshall and we believe you’ve made a very wise choice! Your achievement is our highest priority and everyone in the dean’s office in Smith Hall 158 is ready to assist you in any way we can. You s...

DEAN’S WELCOME: Chuck Somerville of the College of Science

DEAN’S WELCOME: Chuck Somerville of the College of Science

Chuck Somerville, Contributer

June 13, 2018


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I am Chuck Somerville, dean of the College of Science (COS).  On behalf of the dedicated COS faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to – or back to – Marshall for the start of the 2019 Academic Year.  We are glad that you are here, and I want you to know that, whether or not you are in a COS major, we are her...

DEANS’ WELCOME: Sherri Stepp of University College

DEANS’ WELCOME: Sherri Stepp of University College

Sherri Stepp, Contributer

June 13, 2018


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Hello and welcome to University College at Marshall University. Our staff is here to provide the extra support needed to ensure you have the opportunity to succeed at Marshall.  Our support includes the assignment of a specific academic counselor who can connect you to a multitude of resources on cam...

DEANS’ WELCOME: Robert Bookwalter of the College of Liberal Arts

DEANS’ WELCOME: Robert Bookwalter of the College of Liberal Arts

Robert Bookwalter, Contributer

June 13, 2018


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Welcome to Marshall University!  In the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) we are excited to work with you as you begin your journey toward graduation.  The general education classes you will take in our college will help you become a well-rounded, successful person with the skills that employers are ...

DEANS’ WELCOME: Teresa Eagle of the College of Education and Professional Development

DEANS’ WELCOME: Teresa Eagle of the College of Education and Professional Development

Teresa Eagle, Contributer

June 13, 2018


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On behalf of all of us in the College of Education and Professional Development, it is a pleasure to welcome you to Marshall University. In making the choice to come to Marshall, you have made a decision that is setting you on the road to your future, a road that can take you wherever you want to go. I...

DEANS’ WELCOME: Michael Prewitt of the College of Health Professions

DEANS’ WELCOME: Michael Prewitt of the College of Health Professions

Michael Prewitt, Contributer

June 13, 2018


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Employment in healthcare careers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  And that’s why you’re here, exploring our programs within Marshall University’s College of Health Professions. You understand that by choosing to pursue a degree in...

Just do what you are supposed to do

Just do what you are supposed to do

Benjamin O'Dell, Contributor

April 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Uncategorized

One summer several years ago, my family and I were moving into a new house that had been neglected for years by its previous owners. There was trash everywhere, water damage and unfinished projects. Our plan was to clean up, fix the damage and remodel the place into the house we had always wanted. We...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Weddings

LET ME BE FRANK: On Weddings

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


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Approaching this summer, I am hit with a startling reality: my weekends are booked up for the weddings of my friends. My refrigerator is covered in save-the-dates and invitations, and my bank account is being emptied into wedding registries. And it seems like every day I see another photo of another...

Becoming a mentor changed my life

Becoming a mentor changed my life

Heather Barker, Copy Editor

April 12, 2018


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I grew up with people encouraging me every step of the way and always supporting me in everything I do. I had multiple mentors in my life that I could rely on to give me advice and show up in every stage of my life. It is this concept that made me want to do the same for someone in my life. I became...

Should Roseanne’s past be overlooked?

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

April 9, 2018


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After two weeks of watching the return of the ‘90s sitcom giant “Roseanne,” there are many thoughts on what this show means for Americans. Are the conservative-leaning views of “Roseanne” an important view that hasn’t been represented in television or film? Or is it just another way that...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Timeout

LET ME BE FRANK: On Timeout

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

April 2, 2018


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When the calendar page flips to April, life feels like a sprint. It’s as if the earth turns just a bit faster. I have a to-do list that gets longer every day, and I have to wonder how I will ever have the time to do everything I need to do, while also maintaining personal wellness. I finally got...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Growing Up

LET ME BE FRANK: On Growing Up

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

March 26, 2018


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I am writing this on my 21st birthday, a day that most consider one of the most significant age milestones. I spent the morning at the DMV, by myself, shuffling through my identification, bank statements and other legal documents. As I sat in the chair, waiting to hear my number called, I watched as ...