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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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Apr. 28 - Fire alarms have gone off six times this semester in the men's section of the Twin Towers dorms, and officials say while they have interrupted people's way of life, none can be attribute directly to student mischief.
Apr. 28 - The Catholic Newman Center is hosting a series of events this week to make people feel more alive during Dead Week, and the puppies they brought to campus lit up all sorts of faces.
Apr. 26 - Vice President Joe Biden and West Virginia's congressional delegation also shared their thoughts with the crowd of 3,000 in Beckley--all in the hopes of bringing comfort to a small town. Photo from the Associated Press.
Apr. 26 - One month and counting: that's when Marshall's coffee lovers can stop going downtown to get their daily venti and stay on campus instead.
Apr. 26 - The "Take The Walk" event took place around Ritter Park this weekend, and participants say it was tough taking a couple thousand steps on pure asphalt.
Apr. 23 - When the end of a semester nears, college students tend to think ahead to the long break guaranteed afterward. But one Marshall professor wants students to better appreciate what they have accomplished over the past year.
Apr. 23 - Hundreds of pots and hundreds of participants went to First Presbyterian Church in Huntington to pay their pots.
Apr. 23 - Students walked down Fourth Avenue one recent evening with picket signs in hand. The cause: protesting sexual assault.
Apr. 23 - The Office of Recruitment is trying something new to reach potential out-of-state students.
Apr. 22 - Various organizations unveiled new technology on campus today to give people new ideas on how to go green.
Apr. 22 - The fun and games on Greek Week run through tomorrow night with an award ceremony.
Apr. 21 - Besides longer library hours and Dead Week, tutoring srvices will go through the end of next week as well.
Apr. 20 - The private memorials continue, and President Obama says he will attend the public memorial service for the UBB disaster this Sunday in Beckley. But even after the national attention wanes, locals say they'll be feeling the effects for a long time.
Apr. 19 - It's three short weeks until it's summertime for Marshall students...and students have three basic choices as to how they will spend the next few months.
Apr. 19 - Fundraisers and events for Relay for Life will permeate campus for the rest of the semester...but the main event took place over the weekend. Newscenter 88's Sam Turley was there and filed this report.
Apr. 19 - Marshall's art and design students have a place where they can go anytime to get away from the heart of campus and focus squarely on their work. Newscenter 88's Trey Barker has the story.
Apr. 16 - Virginia Tech is just a few short hours away from Marshall, and as a result, some closely knew those affected by the tragedy.
Apr. 16 - Regardless of how you feel about the "Big Four" record labels, it's still a big deal when an artist gets signed at one of them. Just ask freshman Alexis Cunningham.
Apr. 16 - Some have a difficult time handling one major responsibility, but the list of accomplishment for Derecco Lynch is already impressive. And what's more impressive: he's only a freshman.
Apr. 16 - "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." The fraternity took this classic saying quite literally and helped raise money for MDA today.
Apr. 16 - Attendees got to experience firsthand how well off first-world countries like the United States are compared to those of lower classes.
Apr. 16 - One of the grad students' papers related to Marshall's famous differential analyzer. Listen to Adam Cavalier's 2008 report about the analyzer.
Apr. 15 - Over the past few years, Marshall students have tended to leave football games at halftime. But the new ball coach is hoping he can get them to stick around a little longer.
Apr. 15 - Marshall students put a lot of weight on their shoulders to lessen the budren of others halfway around the world.
Apr. 15 - Brandon Wilson lost his right arm after a freak accident in a high school football game. But despite losing any chance of a scholarship, he will graduate in a few weeks from something much stronger: overcoming adversity.
Apr. 14 - Despite having a lab fee in the hundreds of dollars, students say it's worth it to get their license to dive anywhere around the world.
Apr. 13 - Finals begin less than three weeks from now. But combine that with term papers and some are starting to feel the pressure already.
Apr. 13 - It's been 10 long years since Huntingon last had a hockey team, and some are starting to revive the game on a different surface than usual.
Apr. 12 - The parent company of the Marshall University Bookstore is adopting the program to try to help students save money on higher education.
Apr. 12 - September is only five months away, so the area's best cornhole players are working overtime preparing for the world tournament taking place in their own backyard.
Apr. 12 - Former Marshall student and current BYU professor Dr. David Riley delivered this year's keynote address.
Apr. 12 - The fifth annual Collis P. Huntington Model Railroad Show, named after the founder of the state's second-largest city, took place in neighboring Dunbar.
Apr. 9 - WMUL visited the general area of the Upper Big Branch Mine accident Friday, and as we experienced firsthand, residents are not about to turn their backs against the coal industry.
Apr. 9 - While a former SGA presidential candidate says rules were broken in this past election, he says he's more concerned about what he considers a breakdown of the appeals process.
Apr. 9 - The highly controversial group from Topeka, Kansas, protested outside the state capitol, denouncing what it considers West Virginia's biggest sins.
Apr. 9 - The final sound checks were completed this afternoon for tonight's show, which starts at 7 p.m. Columbus-based House of Heroes will serve as the opening act.
Listen to Newscenter 88 team coverage:
- Madison Casto speaks with students and maintenance officials (1:47)
- Adam Rogers speaks with students and teachers (1:45)
Apr. 8 - Some classroom thermostats are now routinely passing the 80-degree mark, angering students and teachers and forcing maintenance officials to enact worst-case-scenario procedures.
Apr. 8 - Early registration for specified groups is taking place this week, but starting Monday at 12:01 a.m., thousands of students will push the MyMU registration system to the brink.
Apr. 7 - Morning and afternoon classes were not held today, and students received tons more E-mails than usual over the past few days. It's all because university officials want to know what students think about the job they're doing.
Apr. 6 - Some classes during previous summers had continued despite being a few people short of the quota, but budget issues have Marshall's provost reconsidering that policy.
Apr. 6 - University officials changed room temperatures by four degrees last year to cut utility costs, but occupants in some classrooms say temps reach well into the 80s on some days.
Apr. 6 - Clarksburg native Pepe Noah Johnson is a member of the D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign, who is in town through Wednesday explaining why the controversial military policy should be repealed.
Apr. 5 - Instead of praying that their item shows up in an E-mail from University Communications, those missing items will now have to check out a Lost and Found Web site powered by Google. And that's just one of many changes.
Apr. 5 - Marshall's career services is hoping that five days of seminars and snacks will help students get a head start on finding that first position.
Apr. 5 - Despite the perception of increased political involvement over the years, one group believes some may still not know exactly where they stand on the spectrum.
Apr. 5 - The on-campus drag show started the annual Pride Week festivities that go through Thursday.
Apr. 5 - Little known due to its location on the third floor of Old Main, the center has served hundreds of families statewide over the last 26 years.
Apr. 2 - WVU plays in its first Final Four game in more than 50 years Saturday night, and some are proudly wearing blue and gold on a campus that mostly bleeds green.
Apr. 2 - MARZ is short for the Math Anxiety Relief Zone, a lab that is located in Laidley Hall Room 117.
Apr. 1 - No, it's not an April Fools' joke. It hit the mid 80s today, and temps are forecast to approach 90 tomorrow, which has everyone's endorphines going crazy.
Apr. 1 - Besides helping vets get jobs in the civilian sector, the fair also offered advice on how to adjust to civilian life.
Apr. 1 - This year all money collected from T-shirt and ticket sales goes to the Golden Girls Group Home in nearby Ceredo.
Apr. 1 - The Alpha Xi Delta sorority used a classic children's toy to raise money for a debilitating chidren's disease.
Apr. 1 - Shortly after midterms and a few weeks before finals, Marshall students get nine days to reset their minds every year.
Mar. 31 - Undecided students and those who are just plain curious stopped by the numerous tables at the student center during today's Majors, Minors and More Fair.
Mar. 31 - Students without personal transportation either bum rides or ride the bus to get groceries. But now, the groceries can be brought straight to the dorm.
Mar. 31 - Some will be heading home, while others will stay here and celebrate the holiday with local acquaintances.
Mar. 30 - Students, campus police and even student government officials speak out about this all-important subject.
Mar. 30 - The Marshall Criminal Justice department has planned a whole slew of events for the four-day expo taking place all across campus.
Mar. 30 - Due to their usual location being booked already, the Women's Studies Student Association was forced to move this year's version of the play to a different, and decidedly less dramatic, venue.
Mar. 30 - It's difficult to believe but it's true: five years of constant rebuilding has not fixed the communities impacted by Katrina.
Mar. 30 - When you're thousands of miles from home--or even tens of thousands of miles--it's difficult to go on the typical spring break trip. Just ask Marshall's international student population.
Mar. 19 - It got heated at times between Marshall representatives of two of the nation's largest right-leaning political parties.
Mar. 19 - Classes may be scheduled to go through today, but campus seemed to empty out much earlier.
Mar. 19 - If you're into being green but busses aren't your style, Marshall's new Department of Sustainability may have found a way to help you get where you need to go.
Mar. 19 - The winner, a rap duo, won $100 and at least part of their 15 minutes of fame.
Mar. 18 - Cancun has long been a staple of spring break in college, but some Marshall students are trying to keep themselves safe.
Mar. 18 - Some in Marshall's computing services are asking the community to get on board and support a groundbreaking project.
Mar. 17 - West Virginia's highest ranking official spoke about the future of the state's economy during the City National Bank Lectureship.
Mar. 17 - The national CoCoRaHS program has an open invitation for community volunteers in West Virginia to help measure rain and snowfall. However, not just any rain gauge will do.
Mar. 17 - Marshall University medical students were riding for a cause yesterday, but they weren't going anywhere. Despite that, nearly $4,000 was raised for the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health.
Mar. 16 - Voting runs until 8 tonight and picks up again Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both the Student Center and the Rec Center.
Mar. 16 - Lana Mendonca has done work in TV commercials and concerts, and now she's helping beginners heat up the floor at the Rec Center.
Mar. 15 - Students who need to drop a class must go in person to the registrar's office, which is located on the first floor of Old Main.
Mar. 15 - Despite orientation sessions taking place only in the summer, the office stays open year-round.
Mar. 12 - Marshall students know the importance of getting high grade marks, but some are using another way to make their mark in college.
Mar. 12 - The Marshall Theatre Guild decided to forgo the usual fundraising methods in favor of strutting their stuff through sing and dance.
Mar. 11 - Owners remain optimistic that the attendance dip will be temporary, and some are already optimistic that their bar experience has improved literally overnight.
Mar. 11 - The student will fuse electronica, jazz, classical and audiovisual elements into Friday's recital.
Mar. 10 - Some are staying in town, while others are going far, far away.
Mar. 9 - The Marshall chapter is doing its part to raise awarenes of the fraternity's national campaign.
Mar. 9 - "Pedal for PATH" is open to non-members and will benefit the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health.
Mar. 8 - Some Marshall students are holding off washing their clothes to save some extra cash.
Mar. 8 - Shorts in 60-degree weather? Reasonable. Shorts in 10-degree weather? Believe it or not, that's actually reasonable to some, too.
Mar. 5 - The vice presidents debate Mar. 10 at 9 p.m. in the FYE south dorm, and the Pres/VP teams will debate the following week.
Mar. 5 - If you missed yesterday's expo, you can get more infomration from the Study Abroad Office in Room 320 of Old Main.
Mar. 5 - Despite having many barbers and hairstylists nearby, some still insist on driving for hours to get it cut by someone they've known for years.
Mar. 5 - Even though many students are away from home, the birthday celebrations must go on.
Mar. 4 - The rock wall, the numberous basketball courts and the indoor track are among the Rec Center's most famous attractions, but now you can add concerts and poetry readings to that list.
Mar. 3 - Java Joint is among the local establishments that book guests for open mic nights, and many students have taken advantage of that.
Mar. 2 - Beta Alpha Psi and the International Students' Organizations are wondering how Marshall students can improve on the rather bland but rather common ramen noodle dish.
Mar. 1 - The kitchen beside Pullman Square served as the main set for "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," and now it reopens to try to fulfill the goals of the upcoming ABC show.
Feb. 26 - Whether it's due to taking exams or writing papers, the percentage of students burning all-nighters will be going up in the next couple of weeks.
Feb. 26 - Everything seems to have "an app for that" these days, and now Marshall is no exception.
Feb. 26 - This winter has really been a wonderland for many Winter resorts around the Tri-State.
Feb. 25 - Huntington's nightlife has taken a hit with the recent shootings, and students weigh in on how things could be improved. Photo from WSAZ.
Feb. 25 - Marshall's chapter is always on the lookout for members who want to make a difference.
Feb. 24 - Job hunting became a lot easier for those Marshall students just months away from entering the real world.
Feb. 23 - The world's most popular social networking site has revised its look...again. And with more than 400 million users worldwide, opinions will likely be varied about whether it's a good change or not.
Feb. 22 - West Virginia students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by Mar. 1.
Feb. 22 - More than 400 military vets attend Marshall, and some say that it's a fulfilling challenge to mingle with the typical early 20s college student.
Feb. 22 - The Huntington institution on 5th Avenue and 9th Street recently added the incentive to their offerings.
Feb. 19 - Last year the programs were few, but this year, officials in the new first-year residence halls put together a new program two out of every three days on average.
Feb. 19 - The Center for African American Student Programs ran the event, which included live music.
Feb. 19 - To join Dumbledore's Army, you've got to be more into broomsticks and spells than guns and ammo.
Feb. 18 - BCM is among several ministries inside the Campus Christian Center.
Feb. 17 - All bars in Cabell County must be smoke-free by Feb. 26, and some businesses are gearing up for at least a small drop in customers.
Feb. 17 - The new Wordpress-based Web site will be unveiled by the end of March.
Feb. 16 - The Department of Modern Languages gives students the chance to study at two of Europe's most prestigious universities.
Feb. 15 - The Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors have spoken to more than 2,000 people about discrimination ranging from race and gender to the Appalachian culture.
Feb. 12 - With 36 different stations to choose from, it is practically impossible not to find one.
Feb. 12 - The commitment is only one hour per week, and organizers say the payoff can last a lifetime.
Feb. 12 - Forget a heart-shaped box of chocolates...this season, campus is home to gift ideas that special someone will never forget.
Feb. 12 - The club meets at the Boxing School of Hard Knocks on 7th Avenue beside the Huntington Area Food Bank.
Feb. 11 - It's a question this online editor asks anyone who move here: Why? And apparently this place has a lot to offer. Somehow.
Feb. 11 - The hit Fox show "Glee" has quickly spawned a loyal following among many young adults, and now there's a place in town to live the showtune life.
Feb. 10 - While the rest of the public school system has been shut down the last couple of days, Marshall's mode of operation has been business as usual.
Feb. 10 - Among all the young love engulfing Marshall's campus this Valentine's Day weekend, there will also be a type of love that's a bit older.
Feb. 9 - The event was intended to help bridge the gap between the university and Huntington city government.
Feb. 9 - As it inches closer toward its 30th anniversary, one of the most popular musicals of all-time stopped by the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center early this week.
Feb. 8 - The points card also gives users exclusive rewards such as a steep discount on doing laundry in the dorms.
Feb. 8 - The main parties last night took place thousands of miles away both southwest and due south of here, but that didn't stop some from hitting the streets of Huntington to celebrate.
Feb. 5 - It took many months to get to this point, but the final result could end up changing the way certain classes work.
Feb. 5 - Despite being in an urban setting, Marshall is among the safest campuses in the country, according to a new list of rankings.
Feb. 5 - They're calling it the "Recaversary," and the building on 3rd Avenue and 20th Street has come a long way since those hours-long lines in February 2009.
Feb. 5 - Marshall says it's trying to be more environmentally friendly. Some students, though, say it's anything but friendly.
Feb. 5 - Says one Willis Hall residence assistant: "No one expects to receive a bottle of pop for Valentine's Day."
Feb. 5 - Marshall's art students are doing everything they can to spruce up the normally bland white walls of Smith Hall.
Feb. 4 - Being a poor college student is bad enough, but in this bad economy, students are skipping the Targets en masse and heading straight for the Goodwills.
Feb. 4 - How do students keep up with a schedule crammed with classes and homework--AND a part-time job?
Feb. 3 - Marco finished in the 12th spot, but the national competition has room for only ten spots.
Feb. 3 - Many Huntington businesses are closed by 10 or 11 p.m., but others are open well into the night to serve the college crowd.
Jan. 14 - Marshall Latin American history professor Christopher White spoke with Matt and Jay Thursday afternoon about Haiti's tumultuous political history as well as what aid the country needs right now.
Matt and Jay also pledged $10 apiece to the Red Cross, and they have challenged all members of the Marshall community to pledge as little as $5. Below are links to the organizations Professor White mentioned in the interview.
Matt and Jay will have more about Haiti on the Sowards-Roudebush report Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 7-9p on WMUL.