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MU to host Tech Up sessions

December 29, 2017 GMT

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a Tech Up Open House from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, or Wednesday, Jan. 10, in Drinko Library 138 on the Huntington campus.

The session will help participants brush up on their technology skills in navigating the library’s electronic resources and services and using Blackboard through MUOnLine. Information Technology staff will be on hand to provide an overview of myMU and assist with other computer or wireless questions.

Participants will also learn tips and tricks to help them hit the ground running with research and writing support, accessing online librarians and guides, and maximizing e-books and e-journals. Basic Blackboard tools and utilizing the free 24/7 Blackboard tech support service will also be covered. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

Tech Up was created in response to a request by a Marshall student. Originally developed for nontraditional students, Tech Up has one purpose: to help all students succeed at Marshall by being technologically up to speed by the time they take their first course.

Students can also self-enroll in the online version of Tech Up through MU OnLine/Blackboard by logging in, clicking on the Organization tab, searching for “Technology & Non-Traditional Students” and enrolling.

For additional information, contact Tiffany Bowes at bowes1@marshall.edu or 304-696-4801.

it’s kind of a tribute to the (high school) coaches.”

Watson’s coach at Greenbrier East High School was Gov. Jim Justice, which D’Antoni noted by saying, “Big Jim, if you’re out there listening, it’s your boy.”

The Herd roster of West Virginians grows by at least three next season with the addition of freshman recruit Jeremy Dillon from Mingo Central High School; Alderson-Broaddus University transfer Deaundra Murphy of Huntington; and 6-10 Levi Cook from Arnett in Raleigh County, a transfer who played for one season at DePaul University.

NO MORE PRACTICE: Former Marshall head coach Greg White liked to say non-conference games were practice games for conference play. Well, Marshall is done practicing and jumps into its Conference USA schedule at 7 p.m. Thursday against visiting Southern Miss in Cam Henderson Center. A three-game conference home-stand also includes visits by Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. Saturday that is on ESPN3.com and Western Kentucky at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6.

Old Dominion posted the league’s best non-conference record at 9-3 while Middle Tennessee (8-4) faced the strongest lineup of opponents with games against Vanderbilt, Mississippi, Auburn, Princeton, Southern Cal and Miami.

Middle Tennessee was No. 32 on the RealTimeRPI.com list Tuesday followed by No. 88 Western Kentucky (8-5), No. 95 Old Dominion, No. 126 Louisiana Tech (9-4) and No. 134 Marshall (9-4).

STAT CHECK: Marshall leads C-USA in scoring offense (89.2), blocked shots (82) and assists (229). The Herd is last in the conference statistics for scoring defense (82.7), 3-point field goal percentage defense (38.7), rebounding defense (40.2) and defensive rebound percentage (68.0).

UTSA is making more 3-point field goals than Marshall, 11.1 per game to 9.2.

AT THE TURNSTILE: Middle Tennessee’s average home attendance in the Murphy Center is 6,854, a conference high. UTEP is next at 6,306 followed by Old Dominion (5,793) and Marshall (4,988).

Sports editor Rick McCann covers Marshall men’s basketball for The Herald- Dispatch. Call him at 304-