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Marshall University’s Dietetics program recently moved to Huntington’s Kitchen in downtown Huntington.

For those of you who don’t know, Huntington’s Kitchen is the community kitchen that Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution helped create.

"They’re learning about weighing and measuring, learning the differences between using a measurement, a dry and liquid measurement and actually measuring ingredients in terms of grams in ounces," said Amy Gannon, Assistant Professor of Dietetics. 

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Marshall President Jerome Gilbert spoke with media Wednesday just a few days into his new reign as the University’s President.

Jerry Gilbert was named the 37th president of Marshall University on October 20, 2015. Gilbert is a Mississippi native who comes to Marshall from Mississippi State University where he served for nearly six years as provost and executive vice president. Gilbert said he realizes the challenges he is now facing as President of Marshall. 

January 8, 1926: Comedian, TV Host Soupy Sales Born

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Comedian Milton Supman was born on January 8, 1926. Changing his name to Soupy Sales, he became a major TV star in the 1960s.

Although Sales was born in North Carolina, he was raised in Huntington, graduated from Huntington High School, and earned a journalism degree from Marshall College (now University). He started his comedy career as a script writer and disc jockey at WHTN Radio in Huntington. At night, he played club dates throughout the Tri-State area and honed his witty slapstick style.

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The West Virginia Supreme Court is being asked if a former Marshall University football player can be charged with violating the civil rights of two gay men he is accused of assaulting after he saw them kissing on a city street.

A former Marshall running back has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for sending threatening messages to his ex-girlfriend.

Twenty-three-year-old Kevin Grooms Jr. was sentenced Monday in federal court in Huntington on a cyberstalking charge.

Marshall University faculty and staff will get smaller raises because of state budget cuts.

The university said in a news release that its governing board approved a resolution Wednesday, Dec. 9, scaling back raises from 3 percent to 2 percent in the fiscal year 2016 budget. The raises will take effect in January.

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  A feasibility study for a proposed all-terrain vehicle trail system in central West Virginia will soon be presented to the state Legislature.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the study is expected to be complete by Jan. 4 and follows more than a year of analysis by Marshall University's Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute and a series of public workshops in a seven-county area.

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On West Virginia Morning, a report from Inside Energy, a collaborative journalism project based in Colorado about that state’s coal mine clean up costs.  That story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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The Marshall Board of Governors hosted an event Wednesday afternoon introducing Jerome Gilbert as the next President.

The Marshall and Huntington Community’s welcome Jerome Gilbert and his wife Lee to Huntington. Speakers at the ceremony included board Chairman Michael Sellards and Marshall interim President Gary White. Gilbert said he’s ready for the challenge to lead the university into the next year and has some different ideas for the university already. 

"I’m interested in building on the strengths of the past and it’s been a strong liberal arts university over the years and combine that liberal arts with the STEM areas and medicine," Gilbert said. "It really presents a very broad based education that prepares students for jobs in this century."

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On West Virginia Morning, we’ll meet two African American women who did something unique for their generation.  They went to college.  One of them, who is now 93 years old, became a teacher and one of her students went on to earn a Ph.D.  The story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

The Higher Education Policy Commission approve presidents at three state universities Friday.

The West Virginia Higher Education policy Commission voted unanimously to grant final approval of three presidential selections. Jerome Gilbert at Marshall University, Mary Hendrix at Shepherd University and Stephen Greiner at West Liberty University.

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  Marshall University is partnering with Mountwest Community and Technical College to help students who earn an associate degree in graphic design to obtain a four-year degree in visual arts.

Officials also say Mountwest students who complete two-year degrees in animation and game development can earn bachelor's degrees in computer and information technology at Marshall.

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Marshall University hosted a panel to brainstorm ideas for battling prostitution in the Huntington community.

News outlets report that about 200 students and residents attended the event in the Memorial Student Center Wednesday night.

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The Marshall University Women's Connect will host a panel discussion with local experts about sex work in the community.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the discussion will take place Nov. 11 at the Memorial Student Center.

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A building at Marshall University has been renamed in honor of the president and CEO of Intuit.

The former Marshall University Foundation Hall is now the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Smith is a 1986 graduate of Marshall.

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A Marshall University fraternity has been suspended after investigations into alleged hazing.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that The Delta Chi Fraternity Inc. said Thursday that the Marshall chapter's charter has been suspended. The university also has suspended the chapter.

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Marshall University's enrollment is up 2.7 percent this fall.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that the Marshall Board of Governors received the report on fall enrollment Wednesday. An increase of 257 students brings total enrollment to 13,334.

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Marshall University is going local to put on a campus feast.

Called the "100-Mile Meal," the Thursday bounty is free to students who have a meal plan and $10.70 for the rest of the Marshall Community.

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Marshall University's Board of Governors has selected the university's next president.

The board approved the new president after meeting in executive session Monday. Three finalists visited the Huntington campus last week.

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  Marshall University's Presidential Search Committee has identified three finalists following a national search.

The university announced Wednesday that the three finalists are Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerome Gilbert, Oregon Institute of Technology President Christopher Maples and University of Southern Mississippi Professor and former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Denis Wiesenburg.