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Marshall student opening authentic Chinese restaurant Tuesday

Marshall student opening authentic Chinese restaurant Tuesday

Danite Belay, Reporter

December 11, 2017


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Marshall University is not only home to sons and daughters of Marshall, but young entrepreneurs as well. ​A native of southeast China, Yangbo Song came to the United States through Marshall University’s INTO program. He graduated from Marshall in May as a computer science major and is now pursuing a double master’s in business admin...

English professor to deliver Winter Commencement address

English professor to deliver Winter Commencement address

Danite Belay, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Kelli Prejean, associate professor of English and coordinator of the composition program at Marshall University, will deliver the commencement address at the Dec. 16 Winter Commencement ceremony for fall 2017 graduates, set for 10 a.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The associate professor said she fe...

History professor, scholar to direct Drinko Academy

History professor, scholar to direct Drinko Academy

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Montserrat Miller has been named the executive director of Marshall University’s John Deaver Drinko Academy to succeed Alan Gould, who has held the position since the academy’s establishment in 1994. Miller joined the Marshall faculty as a scholar and professor of history in 1996, teaching graduate...

The real heroine of Huntington: Jan Rader

The real heroine of Huntington: Jan Rader

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Jan Rader is no average woman. She is the Huntington fire chief. She is the star of a Netflix documentary. She can rescue someone from a burning building and then administer certified professional medical treatment. She is paving the way for young girls looking to do big things that might think they ca...

Christmas Village continues through Saturday

Christmas Village continues through Saturday

Staff Report

December 4, 2017


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Carols can be heard through the woods around Heritage Farm this week during their annual “Christmas Village” setup through Saturday. Letters to Santa are being written and toys being assembled. “We have come here for a couple years now, it’s a tradition in my family no matter how old me and m...

Gilbert tours West Virginia high schools

Gilbert tours West Virginia high schools

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert’s venture to visit and speak with students from 16 high schools in seven West Virginia counties began Wednesday and will conclude Dec. 7. Former Marshall football coach Bob Pruett will join Gilbert on “The Rest of Your Life Begins at Marshall University”...

Campus email scams ‘phishing’ for new bait

Campus email scams ‘phishing’ for new bait

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Students and faculty all across campus may be noticing a spike in the rate of “odd” emails they are receiving recently. “This isn’t a new phenomenon,” said Jody Perry, Information Technology Services executive director. “Normally, we can get the problem under control quickly, but sometimes,...

Fifth annual Huntington tree lighting brings community together

Fifth annual Huntington tree lighting brings community together

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

November 29, 2017


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Mayor Steve Williams and First Lady Mary Poindexter Williams lit up the Downtown Huntington Christmas tree Tuesday evening, kicking off the city's holiday festivities. "It is so exciting to see how this event has grown,” Steve Williams said. “It is a family event that everyone can look forward...

Herd Holiday celebration to open with tree lighting

Herd Holiday celebration to open with tree lighting

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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Marshall University’s Herd Holiday returns to the Marshall Student Center for its fourth annual celebration Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Mallory Jarrell, Marshall’s marketing and branding coordinator, said the event was created as a way to bring students together and kick-off the holiday season. Jarre...

Final tier of VAC capstone exhibitions to close Thursday

Final tier of VAC capstone exhibitions to close Thursday

Landon Mitchell, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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The third and final tier of senior capstone exhibitions opened at the Visual Arts Center Monday and will close Thursday. The four graduating seniors showing their projects include Ronnie Dickerson and his automotive-inspired clay sculptures. “Clay has allowed me to explore both ceramic and car cultures and their util...

Biology professor prepares for last semester at Marshall

Biology professor prepares for last semester at Marshall

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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Professor Frank Gilliam was hired in 1990 to teach plant ecology at Marshall University but next spring will depart from Huntington to follow his wife and his research to Florida. “I’ve run a pretty decent race here,” said Gilliam, whose wife recently received a promotion and will relocate to F...

Kentucky resident is a runner, a coach and an adoption advocate

Kentucky resident is a runner, a coach and an adoption advocate

Buffy Six, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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Being a wife and a mom is already a challenge, but Rachel Harvey pushes these boundaries like no other. Harvey is a runner, a coach and a clean-eater, but her story still doesn’t stop there. Harvey isn’t just a mom of one or even two children, she’s a mom of three kids: two boys and one girl. And...