HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is taking applications for a new graduate student housing complex.
The 200-unit apartments on the Fairfield Campus of the Joan C. Edwards School...
WVa fundraiser nets record for needy families
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An annual fundraiser involving Marshall University ceramics students has raised a record $18,000 to help feed needy families.
Marshall University board OKs budget, pay increases
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's Board of Governors has approved a 4% pay boost for faculty and staff as part of increases for state workers approved by the Legislature.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University students can use their own electronic devices to access buildings on campus, pay for meals and other uses.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's summer journalism workshop for high school students will use a health and wellness theme to look at opioid recovery efforts in the region.
Marshall adding business incubator to help startups
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is adding a business incubator to its visual arts center in Huntington.
The Herald-Dispatch reports the university announced on Tuesday the...
Marshall University tuition to increase in the fall
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's tuition is going up.
The college on Wednesday announced its board of governors has approved a 3.5% tuition and fee increase.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is conducting an annual fundraiser this month to help feed needy families.
The university says in a news release the 16th annual Empty Bowls...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit over how Marshall University handled an investigation into a sexual assault has been settled.
A former student sued the West Virginia school last year,...
Marshall University building to keep Confederate name
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A building at Marshall University will retain its name after a Confederate Army general.
The Marshall Board of Governors on Thursday voted to keep the building as...
Marshall seeking nominations to journalism hall of fame
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking nominations to its Hall of Fame.
The university says in a news release that nominations will be accepted through March 15 for this year's class.
Candidates must either have made contributions to Marshall University, the journalism school, or to journalism and mass communications as a profession. There are currently 63 people enshrined in the hall.
West Virginia band students gather for Marshall Honor Band
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia high school band students are participating in Marshall University's Honor Band.
The university says 400 students from throughout the region will be on campus through Saturday to audition for one of four ensembles.
The students will hear performances by Marshall musicians and attend rehearsals and master classes with clinicians conducting the ensembles.
Marshall researcher reinventing self after grant runs out
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — In his time as director of the Basic Science Division of the Center for Diagnostic Nanosystems at Marshall University, Kevin Rice researched exciting, yet complicated, ideas about obesity, diabetes, aging and how our genes work, down to the nanoparticle.
Marshall University opens food pantry to federal workers
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says its Department of Dietetics has opened the doors of its food pantry to federal employees affected by the government shutdown.
A statement from the school says the food pantry opened Saturday for federal workers and will remain open as long as needed.
Dr. Kelli Williams is chair of the university's dietetics program. Williams says the school is committed to providing nutrition education and programming to students and the community.
Marshall University honoring Hal Greer with statue
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is honoring NBA Hall of Famer Hal Greer with a statue.
The Herald-Dispatch reports Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert wanted to see a statue erected on campus following Greer's death last April at age 81.
Marshall University librarian works on oral history project
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Typically, librarians are surrounded by stories fully formed, bound and ready to be checked out and consumed.
But one local librarian has checked herself out for a sabbatical that has her on a quest this semester to go out into Huntington to see what stories bubble up, and to capture what she hears in audio form.
History app receives $81,000 from humanities organization
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded over $81,000 to Marshall University Research Corp. to upgrade a website and mobile app that provide information on nearby historical and cultural landmarks.
The program is called Clio after the ancient muse of history and is online at http://www.theclio.com .
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Marshall University meets over building’s Confederate name
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University in West Virginia has hosted a meeting to hear opinions on whether to change the name of a building honoring a Confederate Civil War general.
Marshall grant to help children affected by opioid epidemic
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has been awarded a federal grant to help children affected by the opioid epidemic.
Athletes file lawsuit against police over arrests
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Marshall University football player, a former soccer player and a relative of the soccer player have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Huntington and five police officers alleging civil rights violations when they were arrested last year.
Committee reviewing campus building names to meet next week
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says a presidential committee looking into building names on campus will meet next week.
School officials say the committee will have a public information session on Nov. 28. The meeting is set for at 5:30 p.m. in Room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.
The vault opens at Marshall for ‘Fallout 76’ game
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gamers at Marshall University finally got to experience the highly anticipated "Fallout 76" on Thursday during the VaultMU Reclamation Day Celebration, where students and staff got the opportunity to play the game with other "Fallout" fans.
3 new members appointed to Marshall University board
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed three people to the university's Board of Governors.
They are retired Cabell County schools superintendent William A. Smith, WesBanco executive Geoffrey S. Sheils and BrickStreet Insurance attorney H. Toney Stroud. All are from Cabell County. They will serve three-year terms ending June 30, 2022.
Intuit CEO, wife make $25M gift to Marshall University
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has announced a $25 million gift to the Lewis College of Business from Intuit Chairman and CEO Brad D. Smith and his wife.
University President Jerome A. Gilbert said Thursday the gift from Smith and attorney Alys Smith of California is one of the largest in the university's history. Brad Smith graduated from Marshall in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Marshall offers clinic for Lou Gehrig’s disease patients
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is offering a clinic for patients with ALS, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The once-a-month clinic at the university's Speech and Hearing Center will have a team including a neurologist, physical therapist, speech therapist, dietitian, respiratory therapist and social worker.
ALS is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that leads to loss of muscle control and eventually the ability to speak, eat, move and breathe.
High school dual-credit enrollments boost Marshall numbers
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Freshman enrollment at Marshall University is down this fall, but overall enrollment has increased from last year to 13,178, thanks to some high school students.
Panel recommends $10 million funding boost for colleges
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education has recommended a $10 million annual funding increase for West Virginia's smaller colleges.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported that it's the first recommendation approved by the commission. The proposal would distribute the dollars differently than an earlier suggestion from Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert.
Marshall to receive Appalachian Regional Commission grant
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University says it's one of the recipients of funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission program to aid the economy in communities affected by the downturn in coal production.
Marshall said in a news release it is to receive almost $1.5 million for an employment program and will receive additional funding for the project from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.
Marshall given science grant for sophisticated microscope
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has been awarded a nearly $400,000 National Science Foundation grant to purchase a sophisticated microscope to be used in research and teaching.
The university says in a news release the field emission scanning electron microscope is primarily for research, but instructors also will use it in teaching laboratories.
Man pleads guilty to stalking women at West Virginia college
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to stalking women at a West Virginia college.
Psychology professors present panel on opioids in Appalachia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University psychology professors will present a panel discussion on the opioid problem in Appalachia.
The event is open to the public and is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Fat Patty's in Huntington.
The College of Liberal Arts sponsors the panel discussion series to share faculty expertise on topics of interest to the community.
Marshall delving into health disparities in West Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is teaming with the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health to deal with health disparities in the state.
Campus officials say a Minority Health Institute established by Marshall's Department of Public Health will delve into the state's health disparities among minority and underserved populations.
Marshall hosting video art exhibition
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is hosting a video art exhibition this week.
The university says in a news release the School of Art and Design will host "Acts of Seeing and Hearing" from Monday through Friday at Marshall's Visual Arts Center in Huntington.
The statement says the exhibit will feature the works of eight artists who incorporate various approaches into their work, including video, software, sound and electronics.
Marshall University marching band to perform in London
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's marching band will perform in the 2020 New Year's Day Parade in London.
The university says in a news release the Marching Thunder was selected in part because of its performance at an event in Rome in 2016. The London trip will include several days of educational tours and sightseeing.
Students serves as mascot of Marshall University
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Most of the time, 2014 Parkersburg South High School graduate Kelsey Good is a mild-mannered criminal justice major, preparing to graduate from Marshall University in December with a minor in Spanish.
She works in the Thundering Herd ticket office and is trying to decide whether her next step will be entering the police academy or joining the U.S. Navy.
But Good has another identity, instantly recognizable to Thundering Herd fans: Marshall's boisterous mascot Marco.
5 being inducted in Marshall journalism Hall of Fame
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five graduates of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications are being inducted into the school's Hall of Fame this month.
The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center in Huntington.
Alumni Advisory Board President Chris Dickerson says the inductees have had distinguished careers and left their marks.
Proposal to rename university building gaining attention
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A proposal to rename a building at Marshall University that's named after a Confederate general is gaining attention.
Ex-student: Marshall mishandled sexual assault investigation
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former student at Marshall University in West Virginia says the school mishandled the investigation into her sexual assault in 2016.
News outlets report a lawsuit filed Monday against Marshall's Board of Governors argues Marshall violated Title IX, related regulations and its own policy.
Marshall holding auditions for mascot Marco
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Auditions are planned for Marshall University's mascot.
The university says on its Twitter feed that the student auditions for Marco the bison are set for Tuesday night at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington.
Interested applicants must register first by emailing email@example.com with the subject line "Be Marco." Applicants must include their name, student identification number and graduating year.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's medical school says it has established a new urology department.
The school of medicine and its faculty practice plan, Marshall Health, have been providing urology services since 2005 under the school's department of surgery. But school officials say forming the new department will result in added opportunities for training and patient care.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Renovations have started on a building that will become apartments for women undergoing treatment for substance abuse in West Virginia.
Marshall University said in a news release Monday its health provider group, Marshall Health, and the Huntington City Mission have begun construction on the 15,000-square-foot building next to the mission.
MU, iCanShine put kids with disabilities in motion
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — You can probably remember the first time you took training wheels off your bike and felt a wave of confidence rush through you.
The nonprofit charity iCanShine is making sure children of all abilities get to have that same feeling.
Marshall University's eighth annual Lose the Training Wheels Camp was held this week at the Phil Cline Family YMCA. Before children took to the parking lot with their new-found skills, the training began indoors.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Six people have been arrested after a Marshall University police officer was attacked during a traffic stop.
News outlets report the incident happened early Monday after the officer pulled over a speeding vehicle on the Marshall campus in Huntington.
Police say the officer tackled one of the suspects who tried to escape before the officer was hit by three other suspects. Huntington police responded and assisted in the arrests. The officer did not require hospitalization.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — If you tapped into Don Hatfield's veins, they may well be flowing with ink.
The great-great-grandson of "Preacher Anse" Hatfield walked into the Huntington newspapers building in June 1953 just a couple days shy of his 18th birthday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Yeager Airport and Marshall University are looking at the possibility of developing an aviation school in West Virginia.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Home is not always where you lay your head at night or the house you grew up in. Sometimes you have to cross oceans to find it. Just ask David Crawley.
The Marshall University senior has traveled across the Atlantic and through the mountains of West Virginia to find his home, and the U.K. immigrant has made it Uncle Sam official.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Marshall University President Robert B. Hayes has died in West Virginia. He was 92.
Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary confirmed that Hayes died Friday in Huntington.
Hayes was Marshall's 11th president, serving from 1974 to 1983. The university said his time as president has been called the "Decade of Progress" for the academic achievements and facility improvements that took place then.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication will induct five new Hall of Fame members this fall.
Betsy Alderman is a 1979 graduate and earned a master's degree from the school in 1981. She headed the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Communication from 2010 until her retirement in 2016.
Andrea Billups is a 1983 graduate. She has worked for the Washington Times and "People" magazine.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Home to Dogfish Head, one of America's most famous craft breweries, the sleepy town of Milton, Delaware (population 2,879), isn't a place you usually find yourself unless you are a craft beer lover.
Or unless you are Mary Barbara Moore, and you're just there to spread and celebrate the word.