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Marshall University celebrates 54th Annual International Festival

Marshall University celebrates 54th Annual International Festival

Pamela Young, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

After years of the International Festival being at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff and members of the Huntington community came out to celebrate the festival’s return Saturday at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center. “This is very different than last yea...

Students unveil capstone projects at Visual Arts Center

Students unveil capstone projects at Visual Arts Center

Landon Mitchell, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The first wave of graduating seniors in the School of Art and Design are showing off their projects at the Visual Arts Center. From Nov. 6 to Nov. 9, the art of Kaitlin Blatt, Chris Mathers, Steven Phelix and Alex Stanwick will be on display, rounding out their years at the university. Phelix us...

New way to pay for parking around town

New way to pay for parking around town

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

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...

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


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

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...

McElroys offer a humorous educational experience at Yeager symposium

McElroys offer a humorous educational experience at Yeager symposium

Danite Belay, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Members of the McElroy family brought a whole lot of laughs to Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Thursday as they recorded two podcasts during the Society of Yeager Scholars’ 30th anniversary symposium. The symposium is an annual event hosted by the senior class of the Society of Yeager Scholars. This year, the seniors...

International Festival to showcase, celebrate an array of cultures

International Festival to showcase, celebrate an array of cultures

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

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


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

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...

Students learn what to ‘bring to the table’ at Career Services Etiquette Dinner

Students learn what to ‘bring to the table’ at Career Services Etiquette Dinner

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Etiquette consultant Terri Thompson with Career Services offered an etiquette dinner Wednesday for students approaching graduation in hopes of teaching them practical business interview skills to bring to the table. The dinner consisted of a four-course meal so students could learn the proper business...

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt set to play Keith-Albee

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt set to play Keith-Albee

Buffy Six, Reporter

November 2, 2017


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The Marshall Artists Series will present “An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Keith-Albee Theater. Lovett has been singing, acting and performing since the 1980s. Lovett can be recognized as a voice alongside Randy Newman for the song “You’ve Got a ...

Marshall football attempts to bounce back in Florida

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

  By: Kyle Curley The Parthenon The Marshall football team (6-2, 3-1) will try to bounce back this week in Boca Raton, Florida where they will face Florida Atlantic University (5-3, 4-0). Marshall leads the all-time series between the two schools, 4-0. Captains for this week will be Chase H...

‘Kid Gorgeous’ comes to Keith-Albee

‘Kid Gorgeous’ comes to Keith-Albee

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase

Stand-up comedy star John Mulaney made a stop in Huntington with his newest show “Kid Gorgeous,” in which he paints a picture that is anything but. Mulaney’s self-deprecating jokes had the crowd of Marshall students and Huntington residents roaring with laughter throughout the night. During hi...

John Mulaney to perform at Keith-Albee Wednesday

John Mulaney to perform at Keith-Albee Wednesday

Staff Report

October 30, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The Marshall Artists Series is bringing comedian John Mulaney to the Keith-Albee Theater for his “Kid Gorgeous” tour Nov. 1. Mulaney was a writer for Saturday Night Live, with a tenure reaching six years. Mulaney is also a creator and star of “The Oh, Hello Show” with Nick Kroll. The comedy act...