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West Virginia Morning
8:01 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Marshall University Gets High Forensic Science Rating, Cruising Returns to Princeton

Part two of our report on the Veterans to Agriculture Program, giving returning soldiers a chance for therapeutic work.  Public policy workshops give citizens a chance to voice concerns about legislative issues. Marshall University's Forensic Science program gets a high national ranking and in Princeton, cruising is making a comeback as a way of revitalizing the downtown area.

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Forensic Science
3:17 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Marshall Forensic Students on Top Again

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For the fifth time in eight years the Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program earned the highest overall test scores in the country.

The Marshall Forensic Science Graduate Program attracts students from all over the country. Take for instance Mackenzie Kilkeary, whose fondness for forensic science started with a weekly viewing of a NCIS.

It’s one of the many programs on TV that have produced what the forensic science administrators call the CSI effect.

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West Virginia Morning
8:20 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Restoring Rural Coca-Cola Murals, Learning to Ride a Bike and The Pines Peform

Jessica Lilly reports how the Coca Cola company is restoring old murals in southern towns and why. Children with disabilities will wrap up a week-long day camp in Huntington, aimed at teaching them how to ride bicycles and The Pines perform the Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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Athletics
11:40 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Marshall Football Coach's Contract Extended

  Marshall University has extended the contract of coach Doc Holliday two years and raised the payouts for the incentives in the deal.

Athletic director Mike Hamrick announced Monday that Holliday's contract now runs through the 2017 season.

Holliday is 27-24 at Marshall and coming off a 10-4 season. His base salary of $600,000 will stay the same but his new deal increases his incentives to a total of $145,000 if they are reached.

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Cancer Research
3:17 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

What Is Canalization?

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Marshall University professor Vincent Sollars recently received a $432,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for his unique cancer research. It involves something called canalization.

Dr. Sollars is an associate professor in the Marshall University School of Medicine. He’s taking an unusual approach to find better treatments for cancer.

“In the end what we’re looking at is making life better for people that have this deadly disease, that’s the main reason I became a scientist,” Sollars said.

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STEAM Education
5:06 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Elementary Students Take Part in Arts and Bots at Marshall

Student work on robots at Arts and Bots.
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Kids from the surrounding areas were in Huntington this week taking part in Arts and Bots: Exploring Robotics and the Arts.

Students from grades 2 through 5 were on campus at Marshall learning how to build robots.

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Healthcare Pipeline Initiative
3:30 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

High School Students Experience STEM Fields at Marshall

High school students from all over the region were on Marshall University’s campus this week taking classes in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

As part of the Health Care Pipeline Initiative, Marshall University was this year’s host to high school students from around West Virginia and Kentucky. Among the sessions the students attended were classes on Pharmacy.

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Higher Education
8:51 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Marshall University Honors Rockefeller in Nation's Capital

Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp (center) honors U.S. Senator Jay Rockerfeller (left) at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. Congressman Nick Rahall is seated on the right.
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Marshall University has honored U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller during its annual State of the University event.

More than 200 people attended the event Wednesday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp says the university community is grateful for the opportunities that Rockefeller has created in the state and for Marshall.

The Democrat is retiring this year after three decades in the Senate.

Higher Education
9:14 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Two West Virginia Universities Sign Educational Agreement

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West Virginia State University and Marshall University are collaborating to help students interested in earning a doctorate in pharmacy.
 

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West Virginia Morning
9:38 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Gov. Tomblin Outlines Success in Reducing Prison Populations, Wilderness Medicine, 'The Blob' & More

It’s only been a little over a year since Governor Tomblin signed the Justice Reinvestment Act into law, but the state is already seeing tremendous decreases in the number of people in prison. College students from all over the region visited Marshall this week to find out if the field of medicine was meant for them.  At this year's FestivALL, Charleston’s Contemporary Youth Arts Company their own adaptation of the classic 1958 film The Blob in the form of a musical.  Also, Rodney Crowell performs "Moving Work of Art" in this Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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Med School Training
11:38 am
Thu June 12, 2014

College Students Visit Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall

College students from all over the region visited Marshall this week to find out if the field of medicine was meant for them.

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Higher Education
10:44 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Marshall University Offering Science Camps This Summer

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  Faculty members from Marshall University are offering hands-on science exploration experiences for middle and high school students this summer.

The camps on the Huntington campus begin June 30.

Officials say kid will have the opportunity to participate in laboratory activities during both the four-day and one-day camps.

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Federal Grant
12:17 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Marshall Receives Grant for Cancer Research

The Marshall University Medical Center
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Marshall University has received a $432,369 federal grant for cancer research.
 
The three-year grant from the National Cancer Institute will be used to launch a cancer biology research project in epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene function that do not involve changes in DNA sequence.
 
Rep. Nick Rahall and U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin announced the grant on Thursday.
 
Rockefeller says in a news release that the grant will help build on cutting-edge research being conducted at Marshall.
 

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University Cooperation
10:36 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Marshall, WVU to Work Together on Higher Education Issues

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 The presidents of West Virginia's two largest public universities say the only rivalry between the schools will be in athletics. 

Marshall University President Stephen Kopp and West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee say the schools plan to work together to improve public higher education in the state.

Both presidents say their universities can create opportunities to keep students in West Virginia after they graduate.

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Psychiatry Program
4:40 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Marshall School of Medicine Approved for Psychiatry Residency Program

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced Thursday they have been approved to start a psychiatry residency program. Marshall’s program will become only the third in the state to train the specialists experts say the region desperately needs.

Administrators at the Marshall University School of Medicine see substance abuse as just one of many problems the new psychiatry residency program can impact. Dr. Suzanne Holroyd is the new chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine.

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Online Tuition Changes
8:25 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Online Courses Help High School Students Get Ahead

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Marshall University is reducing tuition rates for some high school students taking online college courses this summer.
 
Marshall says up to 30 students will pay 25 dollars per credit hour instead of the regular online fee, which will be 134 dollars per credit hour this fall.
 
Marshall is offering nearly 50 courses in the high school program this summer. Among them are math, history, geography, journalism, economics and music.  Class materials are included with each course.
 

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West Virginia Morning
8:02 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Possible Airline Fee Changes, Grafton Cleans Up, and English is More than a Language

    

A bill in the House of Representatives says it will make airline taxes and fees clearer, but lobbyists say it'll prevent consumers from finding competitive flight prices. Grafton cleans up the downtown as part of the 'Turn This Town Around' project, and international students at Marshall University are taking a course on the ins and outs of the English language outside of the classroom.

Learning English Language
2:07 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

International Students Learn the Intricacies of the English Language

International students at Marshall are taking advantage of a new partnership that helps them better learn the English language.

Akira Uchida is an international student at Marshall from Japan. He’s taking advantage of dialect lessons in the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center.

“One class we do is, we go into a classroom and we learn some slangs, not bad slangs, but what American students use to communicate and how to take an order to a restaurant when you go to a restaurant and those kinds of basic things,” Uchida said.

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West Virginia Morning
9:24 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Matewan Turns Itself Around, Finding a New Life in Morgantown, & MU Professor's Award Winning Videos

As one of two winners of the Turn This Town Around project, Matewan hopes revitalize itself. Teewendee Sandwidi and his family have found a new life in Morgantown after fleeing their home country of Burkina Faso. Also, Marshall University School of Journalism professor Dan Hollis continues his streak of winning awards for his video storytelling.

Video Awards
3:34 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Marshall Professor Keeps Winning Awards for His Storytelling

One professor at Marshall University has a story to tell you….and an award winning story at that. Dan Hollis- a professor in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications has started a tradition, for producing award winning videos.

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