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West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad (23) goes to the basket against Notre Dame guard Rex Pflueger (0) and guard Matt Farrell (5) during the first half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Buffalo
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West Virginia University and Marshall University basketball fans who may be traveling to first-round men's NCAA Tournament games in San Diego are being urged to use care in ticket purchases.

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in a news release that fans should purchase tickets from the universities or known ticket vendors to ensure their tickets are legitimate.

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A Marshall University physician has been awarded a five-year almost 11 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate obesity and obesity-related conditions in West Virginia.

Uma Sundaram, vice dean for research at the Marshall University School of Medicine and a gastroenterologist, will be the grant’s principal investigator.

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Marshall University is set to unveil an electric car charging station.

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

Jan 8, 2018
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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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On the night of November 14, 1970, a Southern Airways DC-9 approached a foggy and rainy Tri-State Airport in Wayne County. The airliner slammed into a hillside just short of the runway and burst into flames. All 75 passengers were killed.

On board were nearly the entire Marshall University football team along with the head coach, athletic director, and 36 other fans, coaches, announcers, and crew members. It is still the deadliest sports-related air disaster in U.S. history.

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Marshall University is partnering with BridgeValley Community and Technical College to help students who earn an associate degree in nursing to obtain a four-year degree.

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Marshall University is hosting an annual computer safety conference for middle school students and parents.

Participants can learn about preventing online bullying, avoiding identity scams, keeping their information and computers safe, and avoiding the dangers of social media.

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State university and commerce officials say collaboration among business, government and academia are needed to revitalize West Virginia's economy while releasing more details about their joint roadmap for progress.

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Certain areas of West Virginia may soon see an increase in behavioral health providers.

Over $850,000 has been awarded to Marshall University to help boost the number of behavioral health providers in underserved and rural areas of the state.

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West Virginia's U.S. senators say Marshall University and West Virginia University will get federal grants to support clinical internships and field placements in mental health and drug addiction services.

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin say the Department of Health and Human Services training grants are $319,000 for West Virginia University and $213,000 for Marshall.

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Some Marshall University students and faculty will participate in a project to launch high-altitude balloons during next week's solar eclipse.

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Free solar eclipse viewing glasses and free moon pies are being offered to people participating in Marshall University's viewing event on Aug. 21.

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It’s been 10 years since The Erma Byrd Center opened in Raleigh County. State officials, students, faculty and community members gathered at the Center on Friday to celebrate the anniversary.

The Erma Byrd Center, was West Virginia’s first collaborative higher education campus. The Center offers classes and student services from Bluefield State College, Concord University and Marshall University.

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Marshall University is receiving a grant to enhance an app created by an associate history professor.

The funding will help further develop the Clio app created by David Trowbridge. The app provides GPS-guided information on historical and cultural landmarks in small towns and large cities across the United States.

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A former Marshall University football player has pleaded guilty to two battery charges in an attack on two men he saw kissing.

Steward Butler entered the plea to the misdemeanors Monday in Cabell County Circuit Court. His trial was scheduled to start Tuesday.

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed three men to four-year terms on the Marshall University Board of Governors.

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Two West Virginia universities will be increasing tuition for students after significant cuts from the state Legislature.

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The termination process has begun for a university professor who recently pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges in connection with a kickback scheme involving the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that a Marshall University official said on Monday the school plans to fire civil engineering professor Andrew P. Nichols, who has taught there since 2007. Nichols' plea agreement says the 38-year-old admitted to conspiring with a state Division of Highways worker to impede the IRS from collecting proper taxes between 2009 and 2011.

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From West Virginia Public Broadcasting and A Change of Tune, this is 30 Days of #WVmusic, the interview series celebrating the folks who make the West Virginia music scene wild and wonderful.  

And today's interview is with the Huntington drummer with the best seat in the house, keeping time for William Matheny and Tyler Childers. This... is Rod Elkins.

A history website and mobile application built by a Marshall University associate history professor has some new features.

Marshall said in a news release that the free app built by David Trowbridge now allows users to customize their experience with mobile-friendly walking tours and discovery mode features.

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An award-winning Marshall University professor has admitted his role in a kickback scheme that included former West Virginia Division of Highways engineers.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports 38-year-old Andrew P. Nichols pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to impede the IRS on Monday.

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Marshall University is offering young students the chance to learn about developing video games at a camp this week.

The university's Center for Continuing Education says the camp is for students ages 10 to 17. It will be held Monday through Friday in Prichard Hall on Marshall's campus in Huntington. The cost is $125 per student.

Two men who say they're college students in West Virginia face charges after 4 pounds (1.81 kilograms) of high-grade marijuana were mailed to a former fraternity house.

The Herald-Dispatch reports 19-year-old Eric Nguyen and 23-year-old Andrew Gifford were arrested shortly after the package was delivered Wednesday to a Huntington residence that housed Marshall University's local Pi Kappa Phi chapter. According to criminal complaints from Cabell County Magistrate Court, both men told a judge they attended the university, which the university hasn't confirmed.

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A concussion expert featured in a 2015 movie will speak on brain injury next week at Marshall University.

Neurosurgeon Julian E. Bailes, who was portrayed by actor Alec Baldwin in the film "Concussion," will present a program on understanding and preventing brain injury in sports.

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The Marshall University Softball program is set to make its second NCAA Tournament appearance Friday in Lexington, Kentucky.

Lexington is a familiar location for the Herd, that’s where Marshall played the last time it was in the NCAA Tournament in 2013. And Marshall was scheduled to play UK this season before it was rained out. Marshall head Coach Shonda Stanton said the familiarity should help.

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On this West Virginia Morning, Senate President Mitch Carmichael says legislative leaders and the Governor are inching closer to a budget deal that he's "optimistic" can be approved by next week.

Carmichael says that budget deal will be based on a tax reform plan approved in the Senate last week that was voted down twice in the House.

Economics Expert Outlines Steps to Help W.Va.

May 10, 2017
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An internationally known economic development expert told a crowd at Marshall University Wednesday that higher education institutions can be the key to growing a state's economy.

Malcolm Portera, a chancellor emeritus of the University of Alabama System, was at Marshall to outline ideas and initiatives he's headed in Mississippi and Alabama to improve the economy there.  The 71-year-old Portera has helped the southeast with programs that have driven the manufacturing back to the region resulting in $15 billion in capital investments. Portera said much of that economic investment is tied to the universities and was accomplished during his time at Mississippi State University and with the University of Alabama System.

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Marshall University has begun taking steps to increase security measures around campus after a survey revealed students felt less safe walking outside at night.

The university has begun a series of on-campus improvements in response to a survey conducted earlier in the academic year in which 40 percent of students said they felt unsafe walking at night. The survey results and changes follow five armed robberies across the street from the main campus between October 2016 and April 2017.

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Marshall University's Board of Governors has adopted four potential proposals in anticipation of funding cuts from the state.

Each of the plans accepted Wednesday will use tuition hikes to compensate for about 60 percent of the cuts and will reduce university spending to account for the other 40 percent. 

Brad Smith, Intuit Help Marshall Students Flourish

Apr 27, 2017
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The president and CEO of software company Intuit was at Marshall University Wednesday to hear students' proposals for projects that could help some of the challenges West Virginia faces.

The program was modeled after the television show Shark Tank. Intuit President and Marshall alum Brad Smith joined state native and actress Jennifer Garner, and former Marshall and NFL Quarterback Chad Pennington to hear presentations from seven groups of students. They were vying for three winning spots. The contest was called the 2017 Innovating for Impact Design and Delight Innovation Challenge. Smith said he wanted to help Marshall students come up with ideas that could help the state.