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Newscenter 88
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Daily 30-minute news program covering Marshall, the Tri-State and beyond.

In The Know: Marshall This Week
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Week in review of Marshall University news as told by the NewsCenter 88 team.


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Mega Millions

Listen to Jimmy Sanders' Story (1:15)

March 30- The biggest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen is up for grabs tonight, and as Newscenter 88's Jimmy Sanders reports, Marshall students say they aren't so sure it's a high-stakes game.

newsGreek Week Volleyball

Listen to Brittanee Barton's Story (2:43)

March 29- Jersey clad clans of sorority and fraternity chapters have been visible all over campus the past few days in honor of Greek Week. With a look at the volleyball event, let's go to Brittanee Barton.

Students Refocusing After Break

Listen to Ashley Killingsworth's Story (1:54)

March 29- The weeks following Spring Break can be the hardest for students to focus on school work for many reasons. Newscenter 88s Ashley Killingsworth has more.

newsWheelchairs in Vietnam

Listen to Kayla Marcum's Story (1:31)

March 29- A Marshall University public relations major spent her spring break assembling wheelchairs in Vietnam. Kayla Marcum has more on the story.

MTG Tournament

Listen to Bennet Siffrin's Story (1:58)

March 29- Chances are you've heard of card game tournaments like poker or euchre, but what about ones that focus on magic spells or fantasy creatures? Strange as it sounds, a tournament of that likeness will take place right here at Marshall University. Newscenter 88's Bennet Siffrin has the story.

newsLogan, West Virginia Floods

Listen to John Gibbs' Story (3:30)

March 29- The Office of Community Engagement and Marshall's Student Government Association commit to help with the flooding in Logan, West Virginia. Here is Newscenter 88s John Gibb.

Majors, Minors and More Fair

Listen to Travis Easter's Story (1:15)

March 28- Today many students here at Marshall got help choosing a major. Here is Travis Easter with more.

newsCollege Dropouts

Listen to Tessa Wooten's Story (1:37)

March 28- With the recent presented increase of tuition here at Marshall, quite a few students are feeling the financial strain. Tessa Rae has more on previous students who couldn't afford to finish and ended up dropping out.

Greek Week

Listen to Ashley Littlehales' Story (2:11)

March 26- Spring Break 2012 may be in the books but Greek Week 2012 is in full swing. Newscenter 88's Ashley Littlehales has the story.

newsSt. Patricks Day Celebration

Listen to Joshua Rose's Story (1:45)

March 16- Being green comes natural for Marshall students, but as newscenter 88's Joshua Rose reports, sometimes "The luck of the Irish" is rooted a little deeper.

Senior Capstone Theater

Listen to Nick Adkins' Story (1:34)

March 16- In case you haven't heard, each student at Marshall has to have a senior capstone completed before graduation, but as newscenter 88's Nick Adkins reports, to some, the capstone is more than just a graduation requirement--it's a work of passion.. and art!

newsSummer Classes

Listen to Britannee Barton's Story (2:17)

March 16- The day students return from spring break, decisions about summer break will be looming. As Newscenter 88's Brittanee Barton reports, if you need to take classes in the summer. it's almost the time to take action!

Face Off Tv Series

Listen to Zachray Smith's Story (1:56)

March 15- Charleston residents were out in force last night to support a local celebrity. NewsCenter 88's Zachary Smith has the story.

newsHits Like a Girl

Listen to Kayla Marcum's Story (1:56)

March 15- A senior at Marshall University has entered a global drumming competition strictly for females. Here is NewsCenter 88's Kayla Marcum with more.

newsSpring Break

Listen to Taylor Bledsoe's Story (1:43)

March 15- The week that becomes the island of refuge from the stress of the school year is just a day away. Here is NewsCenter 88's Taylor Bledsoe with more.

Student Abroad

Listen to Tessa Wooten's Story (1:45)

March 14- Cultural diversity is not unknown to Marshall University, we have quite a few interantional students from different parts of the world. Imagine switching places with them and you are in a completely different place with different etiquette and rules. Tessa Rae has more on the importance of becoming cultured.

newsCountdown to Commencment

Listen to Jessica Patterson's Story (2:53)

March 14- Busy schedules can make commencement preparations difficuly for seniors. The Registrar's office has found a way to help students organize without taking too much time from their schedules. Jessica Patterson has more on the story.

newsPie Day

Listen to Joshua Rose's Story (1:56)

March 14- Today is 3/14 and becasue of it the Math Club did something very special. Here with more on the story is NewCenter 88's own Joshua Rose.

Spring Break 2012 Preperations

Listen to Jessica Patterson's Story (1:55)

March 13- Marshall University students are finishing up classes and are ready for Spring Break.

newsDangerous Roads

Listen to Shannon Grener's Story (1:42)

March 13- Huntington roads often times make it unsafe for faculty and students driving around campus.

Social Media Recruitment

Listen to Brittanee Barton's Story (2:37)

March 9- Marshall is taking to the internet in new ways to recruit new students to the University while also helping the students already on campus. Brittanee Barton has the story.

newsTanning Before Spring Break

Listen to Whitney Johnson's Story (2:10)

March 9- Spring Break will be here before you know it. With more on what Marshall students are thinking about before they leave for vacation, here's Newscenter 88's Whitney Johnson.
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Flight Simulator

Listen to Jimmy Sanders' Story (1:41)

March 9- Marshall students are taking to the skies. Even if those skies may be virtual. With more, here is Newscenter 88's Jimmy Sanders.

newsCar Break-ins in Huntington

Listen to Ashley Littlehales' Story (1:36)

March 9- Campus safety is a constant issue, and as Newscenter 88's Ashley Littlehales reports, protecting students and giving them peace of mind has become a task with a recent string of car break-ins.

Marshall Students in Band

Listen to Taylor Bledsoe's Story (1:40)

March 8- Students have a hard time struggling with school and after school activities, but some students have an instrument for coping with their stress.

newsA Night of Saxophone Playing

Listen to John Gibb's Story (3:22)

March 8- Marshall University students experienced the sounds some amazing sound. Here's News Center 88's John Gibb with more.

Election Time: Vote

Listen to Travis Easter's Story (1:26)

March 7- The Honors College is hosting an event to help increase student voters. With more on the story, here's Travis Easter.

newsLongboarding

Listen to Shannon Grener's Story (1:48)

March 6- With warm weather coming around several students are traveling to campus in different ways. Newscenter 88's Shannon Grener has more.

newsChase Likens on American Idol

Listen to Jessica Patterson's Story (1:44)

March 6- A Marshall University Junior was among the top 24 contestants on American Idol. Likens was voted off the show recently as newscenter 88's Jessica Patterson has more.

Midnight Releases

Listen to Benjamin Halstead's Story (1:06)

March 6- Video games are released on Tuesday and often times a popular game is released. Benjamin Halstead reports that people line up outside of stores to get there hands on a new game.

newsNew Music Festival

Listen to Ashley Killingsworth's Story (2:04)

March 5- The New Music Festival was held on Marshall University's Campus this past weekend and as Newscenter 88's Ashley Killingsworth reports, it wasn't your typical musical concert.

iPAD Usage

Listen to Brittanee Barton's Story (1:38)

March 2- Several students at Marshall University use iPad's in their classroom but some teachers think that it is a distraction as Britanee Barton reports.

newsMarshall Male Cheerleading

Listen to Whitney Johnson's Story (2:32)

March 2- Cheerleading is known to most people as a girls sport. Newscenter 88's Whitney Johnson spotlights the other gender in the sport.

Marimba Percussion Preforms

Listen to John Gibb's Story (3:30)

March 1- University musicians moved to the sounds of their mallets Wednesday night. Newscenter 88's John Gibb has more on that.

Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence

Listen to Kayla Marcum's Story (1:57)

March 1- Marshall University is offering students knowledge on understanding the digital world in a modern age. NewsCenter 88's Kayla Marcum has more.

newsHearts on a Wall

Listen to Whitney Adkins' Story (3:46)

February 29- If you're looking for something spontaneous and fun to celebrate leap year tonight, look no further than the street behind the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

Leap Year Birthday

Listen to Tessa Wooten's Story (1:10)

February 29- 2012 is packed with special with special events including: the debated end of the world, the election President, and it's a Leap Year. The 366th day will be super-celebrated by those long waiting to grow up. Tessa Rae has more on those in line waiting for February 29.

newsCarter G. Woodson

Listen to Laura Hatfield's Story (1:41)

February 28- Carter G. Woodson is a Huntington native who was instrumental in black history month, as Laura Hatfield has more.

newsMarshall University Day

Listen to Marcus Constantino's Story (2:20)

February 28- The state capital celebrated Marshall University on Wednesday. The Marshall community gathered to interact with state lawmakers as Marcus Constantino reports.

Annual Soul Food Feast

Listen to Jessica Patterson's Story (2:19)

February 28- The John Marshall room in the student center was filled as students and faculty. The soul food feast was a great way to celebrate black history month.

newsHuntington Stray Dogs

Listen to Shannon Grener's Story (1:08)

February 28- Stray dogs have always roamed the streets in Huntington. Shannon Grener has more on the stray dogs.

newsSAPB Bus Trips

Listen to Ashley Killingsworth's Story (1:28)

February 27- The Student Activities Programming Board plan several trips for Marshall students each year. Ashley Killingsworth has more on such trips.

Marshall Memes

Listen to Jimmy Sanders Story (1:37)

February 24- One Marshall student has caught the student body's attention. As Newscenter 88's Jimmy Sanders reports, it couldn't have happened without a mixx of Marshall's quirks, and facebook.

Free Service, TRIO, Helps Students

Listen to Ashley Killingsworth's Story (2:01)

February 24- Paying for school isn't easy.. .especially when you're all on your own! But as newscenter 88's Ashley Killingsworth reports, Marshall students have backup in the form of a *free* service offering financial aid assistance, academic advising, and more.

newsResident Adivsors on Campus

Listen to Whitney Johnson's Story (1:59)

February 24- If you're a student on campus, you may see Resident Advisors as enforcers, party planners, or friends... but as newscenter 88's Whitney Johnson reports, some see opportunity knocking!

Japan Talks in Global Study Lounge

Listen to Brittannee Barton's Story (2:08)

February 24- Japan is about 9-thousand miles from Huntington, but as newscenter 88's Brittanee Barton reports, students are learning about its culture right here on Marshall's campus.

newsDaryl Michael Scott visited Marshall

Listen to Laura Hatfield's Story (2:01)

February 24- Daryl Michael Scott found a lost manuscript written by Carter G. Woodson and visited Marshall University to discuss what he had found.


newsHow Apple Products are Made

Listen to Taylor Bledsoe's Story (2:19)

February 23- Although Students have been using Apple products for years, many were shocked when they found out how their favorite electonics were made. Here is Taylor Bledsoe with the story.

Scent From Heaven

Listen to Travis Easter's Story (1:35)

February 22- A nearby local business has much more that meets the eye. Travis Easter has the story.

newsWednesday's

Listen to Tessa Wooten's Story (1:04)

February 22- It's Hump Day, which means the weekend is close. However, not everyone can see recess approaching. Here's Tessa Rae with more.

Marshall Sorority Recruitment

Listen to Jessica Patterson's Story (2:16)

February 21- Tables have been set up in the student center to recruit girls to their sorority. At the tables the sororities make it available for girls to see which sorority fits them best.

Student Resource Center

Listen to Shannon Grener's Story (1:13)

February 21- The Marshall University Student Resource Center is now connecting to students via internet. Shannon Grener tells us more.

newsWarm Weather Benefiting Restraunts

Listen to Ashley Littlehales' Story (1:29)

February 20- The warm weather this winter has allowed local businesses to stay open thus benefiting business.

David Pollock Reading

Listen to Nathan Barham's Story (1:49)

February 17- An up and coming fiction writer visited Marshall Thursday evening, and as Newscenter 88's Nathan Barham reports, creative writers got a first hand taste of the his professional process.

newsDiversity Breakfast

Listen to Jessica Patterson's Story (2:28)

February 17- Diversity is an important part of campus life.. and often a first time experience for new students. As newscenter 88's Jessica Patterson reports, Marshall is trying to keep that alive.. through what else but.. Food!

SGA Election Applications

Listen to Jimmy Sanders' Story (1:27)

February 17- The Student Government Association is looking for a few good men or women.. Newscenter 88's Jimmy Sanders has more.

newsDorms vs. Apartments

Listen to Brittanee Barton's Story (2:12)

February 17- Students who live on campus have been reminded about housing sign ups for the fall semester... but as Newscenter 88's Brittanee Barton Reports, Some students have a different kind of living in mind.

Apollo Night

Listen to John Gibb's Story (2:30)

February 16- Marshall students got a little taste of Harlem, right here on campus. NewsCenter 88's John Gibb has the story.

newsTaxes

Listen to Eric Rogers' Story (1:45)

February 16- April 15th is a lot closer than you might think, and one company came to campus recently to show students the way to a refund. NewsCenter 88's Eric Rogers has the story.

newsKayak Club at Marshall

Listen to Kayla Marcum's Story (1:31)

February 16- The pool at Marshall University's Recreation Center is usually occupied by swimmers. But once a week, the pool gets a little outside invasion. NewsCenter 88's Kayla Marcum has the story.

Black History Month

Listen to Tessa Wooten's Story (1:40)

February 15- A time to celebrate, a time of pride, a time to learn more about history. It's Black History Month and here's Tessa Rae with more on how to celebrate at Marshall.

Wild Winter Weather

Listen to Jessica Patterson's Story (1:50)

February 14- This winter the weather has been anything but normal. The weather has fluctuated from cold to warm throughout the winter.

newsGreen Stickers on Paper Towel Dispensers

Listen to Shannon Grener's Story (1:15)

February 14- Drying your hands on campus this semester can become a little more Green. Shannon Grener tells us more.

Gay Marriage Bill

Listen to Travis Easter's Story (1:18)

February 14- Marshall Students took to the streets of Huntington today to show support for gay marraige. FM88's Travis Easter has the story.

newsVeteran's Memorial Field House Final Event

Listen to Nathan Barham's Story (2:12)

February 13- Veteran's Memorial Field House bid farwell with one final event honoring veteran's and a Marshall alumni basketball game. The event will be the last as the Field House is set to be torn down. (Photo by Adam Rogers)

College Goal Sunday

Listen to Ashley Killingsworth's Story (1:39)

February 13- Marshall University was one of the 19 locations that hosted the third annual college goal sunday. The event was to help students with filling out financial aid papers.

Bed Bugs at Marshall

Listen to John Gibb's Story (3:08)

February 10- The Huntington Charleston metro area has been ranked 36th in bed bugs infestation. Marshall University has been implementing ways to prevent bed bugs in dorms.

newsClassroom Upgrades at Marshall

Listen to Brittanee Barton's Story (2:14)

February 10- Marshall University is focusing one million dollars a year toward classroom upgrades. The upgrades are based around the use of technology.

Larry Gibson

Listen to Whitney Adkins' Story (2:13)

February 10- Larry Gibson inspired people to take action for West Virginia mountains and miners.

newsAmerican Heart Awareness Month

Listen to Whitney Johnson's Story (1:55)

February 10- February is American heart awareness month. Heart disease claims peoples lives every year and is the number one killer of women in the United States.

Jouranalism Career Expo

Listen to Kayla Marcum's Story (1:20)

February 9- The career expo was focused toward journalism students. The expo provided opportunities to form contacts and look toward possible interenships.

news2012 Film Festival

Listen to Eric Rogers' Story (1:27)

February 9- The 2012 spring film festival celebrates it's 75th anniversary. Students from Marshall University can see films based on other cultures.

41st John Marshall Speech and Debate

Listen to Tessa Wooten's Story (1:30)

February 8- Local area schools high schools will be coming to Marshall University to participate in the 41st John Marshall speech and debate on a various set of topics.

Study Abroad

Listen to Travis Easter's Story (1:22)

February 8- Study abroad is something that should be thought out months in advance. Students looking to study abroad can travel go for a semester or shorter ones over the summer.

newsStudent Living

Listen to Shannon Grener's Story (1:29)

February 8- Students that live more than 50 miles away are required to live on campus their freshman and sophomore year. However, some exceptions are made.

Speech and Debate Team

Listen to Jessica Patterson's Story (2:27)

February 7- The Thundering Word student depate and speech team recently completed in a tournament at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Students can compete in speech or debate events.

newsFAFSA for Students

Listen to Ben Halstead's Story (1:26)

February 7- FAFSA is important for students that use student loans. The state deadline is approaching to it is vital to get it done as early as possible.

Disability Services

Listen to Ashley Littlehales' Story (1:12)

February 6- Marshall University campus is accessible for students with various disablities. The help from disability center makes it a little easier for students.

newsBaptist Campus Ministry (BCM)

Listen to Whitney Johnson's Story (1:47)

February 3- Marshall students can attend Baptist Campus Ministry at the campus christian center. BCM meets on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m.

WMUL Receives 10 Awards at AVA's

February 3- Students from WMUL-FM, Marshall University’s public radio station, received four Platinum Awards, four Gold Awards and two Honorable Mention Awards in the International AVA Awards 2011 Competition.

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Student Ticket Policy

Listen to Brittanee Barton's Story (1:41)

February 3- For Marshall Men's home basketball games students are to get their student ticket from the ticket office two days prior to the game.

Global Study Lounge Welcomes Students

Listen to Jimmy Sanders' Story (2:01)

February 3- The global study lounge aims to interact international students with other international students as well as American students. The lounge provides a space for this.

newsStudent ID's Provide Discounts

Listen toTaylor Bledsoe's Story (1:33)

February 2- Marshall students can recieve discounts at a variety of stores while using their student ID cards.

Fall Housing Sign Ups Available Online

Listen to Ashley Killingsworth's Story (1:58)

February 2- Marshall University students can now apply for fall housing sign ups online. The switch from the long lines to going online will benefit both students and the residence employees.

newsThree Year Anniversary for Rec Center

Listen to Kayla Marcum's Story (1:18)

February 2- Marshall recreation center celebrated its third year annicersary. The goal this year for the center is to focus on health and to work out.

Last Mountain Screening

Listen to Whitney Adkins' Story (1:56)

February 1- The student environmental action coalition screened a documentary titled the Last Mountain. The film focuses on the coal mountain that big coal wants to to strip for coal.

newsBuilding of New Parking Garage on Campus has caused problems for Students

Listen to Benjamin Halstead's Story (1:16)

January 31- Marshall's new parking garage is currently being built and with the lack of parking space due to construction, several students say it is an inconvenience.

MUOnline

Listen to Ashley Littlehales' Story (1:18)

January 30- Marshall improved the MUOnline system for professors and students. The new system has recieved a lot of feedback with most of it being positive.