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Marshall University has three new degree programs that will go along with the university's new engineering facility, set to open this fall.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that Marshall's Board of Governors approved the addition of the three engineering-based degrees, as well as the elimination of a business degree, during its regular meeting Wednesday.

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Marshall University’s Board of Governors was presented with a $116 million balanced budget Wednesday that included a tuition increase.

A tuition increase isn’t uncommon in the state’s higher education system today. Many of the states four year institutions are looking to tuition increases, at least in part, to make up for state budget cuts. Marshall University’s Board of Governors approved an increase of between 3 to 4% for students Wednesday. The increase is less than the 5% threshold that requires the approval from the Higher Education Policy Commission.

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Marshall University ceramics students have raised nearly $18,000 for a food pantry.

The university says the 2015 Empty Bowls event raised enough money to allow the Facing Hunger Foodbank to provide more than 106,000 meals.

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Marshall University's presidential search committee will continue looking for candidates following an initial round of interviews.

Marshall Board of Governors chairman Michael G. Sellards says the committee interviewed six candidates off campus. While the candidates are qualified, Sellards says the committee decided it's not yet prepared to invite them for on-campus interviews.

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Members of the search committee at Marshall University tasked with hiring a new president will begin interviewing candidates over the weekend.

The closed door sessions of the search committee begin Saturday and will continue Sunday.

The committee was appointed after the University’s former president, Dr. Stephen Kopp, passed away suddenly in December.

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Marshall University is simplifying its tuition and fee structure.

The university Board of Governors on announced the move Wednesday.

Chief Financial Officer Mary Ellen Heuton says Marshall will eliminate all off-campus and regional campus fees and most fees for courses and labs. Instead, fees will be based on their specific degree programs.

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A law changing West Virginia's prevailing wage for construction projects is taking effect.

The law that rolls back parts of the state prevailing wage became effective Monday.

With the changes, the prevailing wage no longer applies to projects using $500,000 or less in public money.

Other requirements in the law aren't as immediate.

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  Writer Breece D’J Pancake died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 8, 1979. The South Charleston native grew up in Milton, which became the fictionalized setting for many of his short stories.

A graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan and Marshall, Pancake taught at two military schools in Virginia before entering the University of Virginia’s Creative Writing Program, where he was influenced by authors James Alan McPherson, Peter Taylor, and Mary Lee Settle. He began writing human interest stories for a Milton newspaper and working on a series of short stories. His big breakthrough came in 1977, when the Atlantic Monthly published his story “Trilobites.”

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Marshall University is looking for three students to play the role of Marco, the school's mascot.

Friday is the deadline to apply.

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Marshall University plans to buy a building in Huntington and use it for the medical school.

The Huntington Municipal Development Authority owns the 48,000-square-foot Douglass Centre. The building already houses several entities, including the Ebenezer Medical Outreach program.

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The official search is on for Marshall University's next president.

The university says a 19-member search committee has released an advertisement for the position and will begin reviewing applications immediately. The committee has set an application deadline of April 10.

President Stephen J. Kopp died in December. Gary White is serving as interim president.

A new president is expected to be named before the start of the fall semester.

The advertisement can be found here.

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Members of the Marshall and Huntington community remembered President Stephen J. Kopp yesterday as a great leader and caring man.

Marshall University held a memorial service Tuesday for President Kopp who passed away suddenly on December 17th. Speakers from all walks of Kopp’s life as leader of the University spoke about the kind of man Kopp was. His daughter Liz Bradley.

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At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Marshall University will hold a memorial for President Stephen Kopp, who died suddenly on December 18. 

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West Virginia and U.S. flags at all state-owned facilities will be at half-staff in honor of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags to be lowered from dawn to dusk on Tuesday.

Kopp died on Dec. 17 after being hospitalized for an illness. He was 63.

Marshall will hold a public memorial service for Kopp on Tuesday.

Tomblin says in a news release that Kopp's leadership had a permanent and positive impact on both Marshall and the state.

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