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EPA selects Huntington for $200,000 grant

EPA selects Huntington for $200,000 grant

Lexi Browning, Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams announced Monday Huntington was selected as one of 20 communities to receive a $200,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The grant, received under the EPA’s Brownfields Area-Wide Planning program, will help transform former manufacturing...

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS

Sara Ryan, Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s semi-annual Countdown to Commencement is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. Countdown to Commencement prepares graduating students for the spring commencement. “It’s bringing all the services related to commencement...

Herd women’s basketball to open C-USA tournament

Herd women’s basketball to open C-USA tournament

Adam Polsky, Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University’s women’s basketball team will open the C-USA tournament Wednesday with a chance for revenge against University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Birmingham, Alabama. The Thundering Herd ended the regular season at 16-13 (8-10), good for the ninth seed in the tournament, while...

Board discusses search for new Marshall president

Board discusses search for new Marshall president

Lexi Browning, Reporter

March 4, 2015


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The search for Marshall University’s next president began Tuesday, as representatives from the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges met with university personnel. Jim Lanier and Arnold Speert, representatives from AGB, explained the search process and gave Marshall faculty...

Presidential candidates debate student questions

Presidential candidates debate student questions

Skyler Hunt, Reporter

March 4, 2015


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The Marshall University presidential candidates participated in a debate Tuesday answering questions from Marshall students. Candidates, along with their potential vice presidents, were asked a series of questions ranging from “What is your first order of business after coming into office?” to...

Symphony orchestra features contest winner

Symphony orchestra features contest winner

Kaitlyn Clay, Reporter

March 3, 2015


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The Marshall University Symphony Orchestra Family Concert took place Tuesday at Smith Music Hall. The orchestra is composed of about 50 Marshall music students. The music left the crowd in complete silence during performances, and applause after each song lasted a little longer every time. Elizabeth...

Quiz game determines Wizard of Sexuality Studies

Quiz game determines Wizard of Sexuality Studies

Hannah Harman, Reporter

March 2, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University faculty battled it out Monday in the Wizard of Sexuality Studies game show. Wizard of Sexuality Studies is a game show in which students ask the questions, vote for the best answers and donate to help their favorite faculty contestants achieve victory. This year, the faculty...

Herd seniors victorious in final home game

Herd seniors victorious in final home game

Adam Polsky, Reporter

March 1, 2015


Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University’s men’s basketball team matched its win total from last season Saturday with a victory against Florida Atlantic University, 79-63, in the last home game of the 2014-2015 season. Seniors JP Kambola, Cheikh Sane and Shawn Smith were honored before tip off, and the Thundering Her...

New Music Festival

Mikaela Keener, Reporter

March 1, 2015


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The Sixth Annual New Music Festival concluded Sunday with a concerti for oboe performed by Richard Kravchak, director of music and theater at Marshall University. Kravchak said he thought this year’s festival improved from previous years and has hopes to expand the festival next year. “It’s...

Herd rolls FIU, secures C-USA tourney spot

Herd rolls FIU, secures C-USA tourney spot

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

  Marshall University’s men’s basketball team dominated Florida International University Thursday 87-69 on its way to its sixth win in its last nine games, securing the team a spot in the C-USA tournament. “It feels good,” said Ryan Taylor, sophomore small forward for the Herd. “It f...

Collaboration session prompts discussion of future black history celebration

Collaboration session prompts discussion of future black history celebration

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor

February 26, 2015


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Prominent community members brainstormed ways to extend commemoration of Carter G. Woodson, father of black history, into the narrative of Huntington’s Black History Month Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center basement. The discussion, led by Burnis Morris, Carter G. Woodson professor of journalism,...

Old Crow member plays V-Club

Old Crow member plays V-Club

Kelsie Lively, Reporter

February 25, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Gill Landry graced the stage of the V-Club Tuesday along with Justin Townes Earle. Landry, the band Old Crow Medicine show and Earle, son of legendary folk and country singer Steve Earle, showcased their sing-songwriter styles. Coming from a non-musical family, Landry said he found his passion for musi...