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Marshall guard Jon Elmore (33) drives to the basket before being fouled by Pittsburgh center Rozelle Nix (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.
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The long wait is over for Marshall after all those long shots by Jon Elmore.

Elmore scored 20 of his 27 points after halftime, with a Conference USA championship game-record seven 3-pointers, and the Thundering Herd are going to their first NCAA Tournament since 1987 after a 67-66 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.

Tech Leaders Discuss What's Next in The State

Apr 6, 2016
Brad Smith
John Sibold

How to create jobs and grow industry in West Virginia -- that was the topic of a forum held Wednesday at the Bridge Valley Community and Technical College’s Advance Technology Center in South Charleston.

In this episode, we'll hear stories of loss, grief, and resilience. A lesbian woman who was abused by her husband and left for dead when she came out of the closet talks about her journey to become a boxing champion.

On this West Virginia morning Marshall University Associate Professor of Counseling Carole Smith speaks with Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly about how to help children cope with a job loss in the family.  We also hear a bit of "Black River Killer" by Blitzen Trapper, who you can hear more from on Mountain Stage Saturday night at 8.

Photo courtesy of Joe Beckett

Dr. Joseph Beckett, Director of Marshall University’s athletic training program, is the only West Virginian to be awarded the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association for 2016.

The MAATA District includes universities and organizations in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, We take a look at the challenges Marshall University’s new president; Jerome Gilbert plans to overcome in the coming year.

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Marshall and West Virginia universities have partnered to support health-related research projects through a new grant program. Each university has pledged $250,000 a year for three years, which will eventually total $1.5 million.

The grant program, which was announced in August, is designed to support research to “better serve West Virginians,” and to attract future funding from outside sources, according to a Wednesday press release. 

Mike Woelfel
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A state senator wants to force the men's basketball teams from Marshall and West Virginia to play each other every year.

Cabell County Democratic Sen. Mike Woelfel says he plans to introduce a bill requiring WVU and Marshall to meet once each season if school administrators can't first reach an agreement.

Marshall Basketball Assistant Arrested

Nov 30, 2015
Chris Duhon, Mug Shot
West Virginia Regional Jail

Marshall men's basketball assistant coach Chris Duhon has been suspended for an undisclosed violation of athletic department rules and policies.

 Marshall's athletic department announced Duhon's suspension Monday and said it won't comment further.

Stephen & Shari Ward, Marshall Memorial
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A Kentucky resident whose father was among the victims of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash that killed 75 people will speak at a memorial service.

Stephen Ward will speak on Nov. 14 at the Marshall Memorial Student Center plaza in Huntington.

State Colleges Tip-Off Basketball Season

Nov 5, 2015
Bob Huggins
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College basketball season has begun in West Virginia.

The West Virginia University men’s team tips off its season in exhibition play Friday night against Glenville State. Last year, the Mountaineers made a run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. It was the most successful season since an appearance in the final four in 2009. WVU Head Coach Bob Huggins said the key to last year was adopting a full-court press on defense, where defenders guard their player all over the floor. 

Marshall Names Gilbert New President

Oct 20, 2015
Jerome Gilbert Marshall University President
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The Marshall University Board of Governors today named Mississippi State University Provost Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert the 37th president of Marshall University. Gilbert will assume the presidency in January.

Earlier this month, the Presidential Search Committee announced Gilbert as one of three finalists for the position following a national search. All three candidates participated in open forums last week with students, faculty, staff and members of the community, and the decision to hire Gilbert was made yesterday by the Board of Governors in executive session.

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Police have arrested a man who officers say caused a disturbance on the Marshall University campus while possibly intoxicated.

WSAZ-TV of Huntington reports that students outside residence halls told police a young man approached them on Tuesday night, threatening to kill them. One student says the suspect bit his finger.

Listening Lab Receives $70,000 Less Than Needed

Apr 10, 2015
Marshall University

Among the many higher education budget cuts announced this session was a unique program at Marshall that only those who needed the services know about. The Luke Lee Listening Language Learning Lab is dealing with cuts.

Paca the Service Dog Provides Comfort to Students

Mar 18, 2015
West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, the Heritage Farm and Museum in Huntington will become an affiliate of the famed Smithsonian Institution in Washington.  And we’ll go into a Charleston school and meet the service dog that helps children there.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Since news broke about fraternity members using a racist chant in Oklahoma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon has come under fire nationwide. University officials say they haven’t had any trouble with the fraternity’s chapters in West Virginia.

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The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Kateryna Schray as the 2014 West Virginia Professor of the Year.

Schray was among nearly 400 top professors in the United States who were finalists. Schray, an English professor, describes her teaching philosophy as “embarrassingly simple.”

Schray is in Washington D.C. today where the national and state winners are being announced and honored at an awards luncheon at the National Press Club. She also will be attending an evening congressional reception at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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The Marshall University community will recognize the 44th anniversary of the 1970 plane crash Friday at noon with the annual fountain ceremony.

Each year on the anniversary of the plane crash, November 14th, a ceremony is held around the memorial fountain in the middle of Marshall’s campus.

WV Supreme Court Hears Arguments at Marshall

Sep 16, 2014
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals heard four cases during a visit to Marshall Tuesday.

The court’s appearance was its sixth at Marshall University in the past decade. Among the four cases heard by the state Supreme Court was one that questioned whether a municipal court in Mercer County can order a dog be euthanized. Justice Menis Ketchum II explained the case.

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Faculty and staff at Marshall University are getting pay raises.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that Marshall's Board of Governors approved the pay raises on Wednesday during its regular meeting. The raises total about $1.5 million.

Marshall Set to Open Visual Arts Center

Jul 8, 2014
Clark Davis

Marshall University will open a new visual arts center in the fall in downtown Huntington.

Since purchasing the 112-year-old building in downtown Huntington for $750,000, the university has issued $9 million in bonds and raised more than $4 million in private money to renovate the facility. The former Anderson-Newcomb Company building that housed a department store of the same name, later becoming the Stone and Thomas building will now house students starting in August.

West Virginia Morning
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High School students focused on the fields of science, technology, engineering and math this week as part of  Marshall University's Health Care Pipeline Initiative. We celebrate West Virginia's 151st birthday with a segment from our award-winning documentary, West Virginia 150: Commemorating Statehood. Also, Lucius performs "Turn it Around" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.