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Walk with the Mayor addresses citizens’ concerns in Westmoreland Tuesday

Walk with the Mayor addresses citizens’ concerns in Westmoreland Tuesday

Brianna Paxton, reporter

September 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams had his neighborhood "Walk with the Mayor" in Westmoreland on Tuesday, Sept. 22. With notebook in his hand Williams leisurely walked down the streets having conversations with the neighborhood, taking notes of every concern that needed addressed. "It's a lot better having...

Women’s basketball team assists the community

Women’s basketball team assists the community

Brittanie Fowler, contributor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Whether volunteering at Fit Fest or the Facing Hunger Foodbank, the Marshall University women’s basketball team is assisting the Huntington community. While half the team participated in the annual Fit Fest Sunday, an event to benefit the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health, the other half volunteered at...

Water exhibition makes a splash at opening reception

Water exhibition makes a splash at opening reception

Rob Engle

September 22, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The traveling video installation Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource began its 9 month stay at the Huntington Museum of Art on Sept. 22 with an opening reception sponsored by the Marshall University College of Science. The traveling exhibit curated by award-winning cultural journalist,...

87 new faculty members introduced at first general meeting of the year

87 new faculty members introduced at first general meeting of the year

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

September 22, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

A total of 87 new administration and faculty members were formally introduced at the first General Faculty Meeting of the school year yesterday, Sept. 22. Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler, gave welcoming remarks and regarded President Gary White’s absence from the meeting. Dr. Sherri...

Area’s only dance festival fills weekend with performances, classes

Area’s only dance festival fills weekend with performances, classes

Kelsie Lively, reporter

September 21, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Last weekend marked the first Big River Dance Festival, which brought dance to Huntington as the area’s only professional dance festival. The weekend of festivities included community classes, master classes, a “dance on film” film festival, a pre-professional concert and a professional concert. Huntington...

Professors perform at music recital

Professors perform at music recital

Kalyn Bordman, reporter

September 21, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On Sunday, the Smith Recital Hall was filled with attendees for the musical performance of Marshall University’s own Michael Stroeher and Johan Botes. Stroeher played euphonium and was accompanied by Botes on the piano. Stroeher and Botes captured the audience by playing three pieces. The first...

Trick Pony headlines Barboursville Fall Fest

Trick Pony headlines Barboursville Fall Fest

MacKenzi Kyle, reporter

September 21, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

A West Virginia rain shower did not deter fans from watching Nashville country act, Trick Pony, as Barboursville Fall fest came to a close Saturday. Many umbrella wielding fans waited in their seats as a quick rain shower delayed the start of Trick Pony’s set. “Damn rain,” Heidi Newfield,...

FEST: 2 brings large to David Harris River Front Park

FEST: 2 brings large to David Harris River Front Park

Desmond Groves, reporter

September 21, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

With over 1,600 tickets sold prior to the event and hundreds of tickets sold the day of the show, FEST:2 proved to be a massive success for Marshall University Campus Activities Board. The national and local acts kept the crowds going from 3pm to 11pm. Fan interaction was expressed during the show...

Marshall University awarded most LBGTQ friendly campus in West Virginia

Marshall University awarded most LBGTQ friendly campus in West Virginia

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

September 17, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall has been named as the most LBGTQ friendly college campus in West Virginia as part of a national research list found by eCollegeFinder. It has only been a month since the majority of the Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide same-sex marriage. Colleges all over the nation have been making...

Elementary students enjoy a day on campus for Water Festival

Elementary students enjoy a day on campus for Water Festival

Brianna Paxton

September 17, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Hundreds of Elementary School children from around the area gathered around Buskirk Field for the Marshall University Water Festival. Eleven booths were set up with different hands on activities to help educate children on the importance of clean water and the impact it has on our environment. “We’re...

FEST:2 Preview: Ona

FEST:2 Preview: Ona

Nathan Thomas, reporter

September 17, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Huntington indie-rock outfit, Ona, is one of the local bands appearing at Marshall University Campus Activities Board's FEST:2. Ona plan to release their full-length debut album “American Fiction” in October. "We've never done a Marshall sponsored event," said lead vocalist and guitarist Bradley...

Writers Harvest brings in food bank donations and delivers literary delight

Writers Harvest brings in food bank donations and delivers literary delight

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

September 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Over 100 people were in attendance during last nights opening literary speaking as part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. A crowd of students, faculty and Huntington residents gathered in the Marshall University Foundation Hall at 8 p.m. last night to listen to guest speakers Fajia Hassib...