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Marshall University

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Established 1837, in Maple Grove, West Virginia, by John Laidley
Type Public coeducational
President Stephen J. Kopp
Staff 721
Undergraduates 12,400
Postgraduates 4,000
Location Huntington, WV, USA
Campus Urban, 60 acres (240,000 m²)
Sports teams The Thundering Herd
Colors Kelly Green and White           
Website www.marshall.edu

Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. It was founded in 1837 as a private subscription school by several residents of Guyandotte and the surrounding area, on the site once known as Maple Grove (home of the Mount Hebron Church). The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... John Laidley established Marshall University in 1837. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Stephen J. Kopp is president of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Green is a color seen commonly in nature. ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ...


On March 30, 1838, the institution was formally dedicated by the Virginia General Assembly as Marshall Academy, however the majority of its offerings remained below the college level. In 1858, the Virginia General Assembly changed the name to Marshall College.[1] The Civil War closed the often financially-challenged school for much of the 1860s.[2] is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... // The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA was built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ...


On June 20, 1863, Cabell County, Virginia was one of the 50 counties to leave Virginia at the height of the American Civil War and the college fell under the jurisdiction of the new state of West Virginia. In 1867, the West Virginia Legislature resurrected the institution as a teacher training facility and renamed it State Normal School of Marshall College. With the exception of the landmark Old Main building, expansion of the facilities and the college itself did not begin until 1907, when the Board of Regents of West Virginia changed the title of the head from "principal" to "president" and allowed the creation of new college-level departments.[3] is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Cabell County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Lost counties, cities and towns of Virginia are those which formerly existed in the English Colony of Virginia or the Commonwealth of Virginia after it became a state. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Old Main is the oldest structure at Marshall University. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


The West Virginia Board of Education authorized Marshall College to offer the master's degree in six programs (chemistry, education, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) in 1938, as the institution underwent another expansion, which accelerated after World War II.[4] A board of education or a school board or school committee is the title of the board of directors of a school, local school district or higher administrative level. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... The title page to The Historians History of the World. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhÄ“, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge) is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


On March 1, 1961, Marshall College became Marshall University as the West Virginia Legislature approved university status for the institution and the legislation was signed by governor W. W. Baron.[5] In 1997, it merged with the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies (COGS),[6] with the latter being renamed Marshall University Graduate College.[7] is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Marshall University Graduate College is a graduate school located in southern West Virginia. ...


Marshall's enrollment was 16,500 in 2004. In addition to the main campus in Huntington and Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston, West Virginia, the school maintains undergraduate centers in Gilbert, Point Pleasant, and Hurricane, West Virginia. In 1989, Marshall was governed by the University of West Virginia Board of Trustees , but this ended in 2000. South Charleston is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 13,390 at the 2000 census. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Gilbert is a town located in Mingo County, West Virginia, USA along the Guyandotte River. ... Point Pleasant, West Virginia (foreground) at the confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers Tourists at the monument of the Battle of Point Pleasant in Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. ... Hurricane (pronounced her-i-kin) is a city in Putnam County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 5,222 at the 2000 census. ... WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ...


Marshall University is composed of eight colleges and schools: the College of Liberal Arts (COLA), the College of Fine Arts (COFA), the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), the College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE), the Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business (LCOB), the College of Science (COS), the College of Health Professions (COHP), and the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC). The University is also home to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, a regional center for cancer research and which has a national reputation for its programs in rural health care delivery. The prominent forensic science graduate program is one of only three masters-level academic programs in the United States accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Joan C. Edwards is the largest single donor to the university in the modern era. ... The Forensic Science Graduate Program at Marshall University (Huntington, West Virginia) is a two-year academic program leading to a master of science degree in forensic science. ... The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a professional society for people in all areas of forensics. ...


In of May 2006, Dr. Stephen J. Kopp took over as Marshall University's president and Dr. Sarah Denman serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The eight college deans are Dr. Christina Murphy (COLA), Mr. Don Van Horn (COFA), Dr. Rosalyn Anstine Templeton (COEHS), Dr. Tony B. Szwilski (CITE), Dr. Paul Uselding (LCOB), Dr. Andrew Rogerson (COS), Dr. Shortie McKinney (COHP), and Dr. Corley Dennison (SOJMC). Dr. Terry Fenger serves as Director of the Forensic Science Center. Dr. Charles McKown is the Dean of the School of Medicine.


Marshall University also operates the Robert C. Byrd Institute, with operations on both the Huntington and South Charleston campuses, as well as in Fairmont, West Virginia, and Rocket Center, West Virginia. The goal of the Institute is the transfer technology from the academic departments to private industry with the goal of job development in regional area. Robert C. Byrd Institute The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is an independent program administered by Marshall University. ... Downtown Fairmont and the Monongahela River in 2006 The Marion County Courthouse in Fairmont Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 19,097 at the 2000 census. ... Rocket Center shares a Zip Code with Keyser, West Virginia but is located 15 miles north along the Potomac River. ...

Contents

History

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Origins

Old Main is the oldest building on campus and home to many of the university's administrative offices.

Old Main, now serves as the primary administrative building for the university, was built on land known as Maple Grove in what was then the state of Virginia [8]. John Laidley, a local attorney, hosted the meeting which lead to the founding of Marshall Academy. The school was named after Laidley's friend, the eminent John Marshall [8] who had served as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States from January 1801 to July 1835. In 1838, the Virginia General Assembly officially chartered the academy, and the school that year began its first full term. The academy was closed for several years during the American Civil War [9]. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1072 KB) Summary Self-made photo of Old Main at Marshall University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1072 KB) Summary Self-made photo of Old Main at Marshall University. ... Old Main is the oldest structure at Marshall University. ... Old Main is the oldest structure at Marshall University. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... John Laidley established Marshall University in 1837. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American statesman and jurist who shaped American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court a center of power. ... The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth- or other countries with an Anglosaxon type of justice, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Supreme... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


In 1863 the western counties of Virginia officially formed the State of West Virginia, and in the legislature of West Virginia created the State Normal School of Marshall College [10] [11]. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


The 20th Century

Forty years later, in 1907, enrollment surpassed 1,000 students [11].


In 1937, the college suffered through a devastating flooding by the Ohio River [12]. Numerous structures, such as Northcott Hall and the James E. Morrow Library were extensively flooded. Much of Huntington was also heavily damaged, and as a result, a floodwall was constructed around much of the town to prevent future occurrences. View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... A floodwall gate at Harlan, Kentucky temporarily opening for train passage. ...


In 1938, the college officially began granting Master's degrees in chemistry, education, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. In that year the school was accredited as a "university level institution"; however, the renaming of the school would remain a contentious political issue for decades to come. For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... The title page to The Historians History of the World. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhÄ“, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge) is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. ...


In 1960, John F. Kennedy spoke at the college during his cross-country campaign for the presidency. John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...


In 1961, the state legislature finally created Marshall University. Governor William Wallace Barron signed the legislation at the university the day after it passed the legislature, on March 2, 1961. Interestingly, the student newspaper, The Parthenon, prepared two front pages for the day, depending on the outcome of the legislature's vote. Also in 1961, WMUL-FM began operations as the first public radio station in West Virginia. The station, which began in the Science Building at 10 watts of power now broadcasts from the Communications Building with 1,150 watts. William Wallace Barron was a Democratic machine politician in West Virginia. ... WMUL 88. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ...


In 1969, the university's athletic program, facing a number of scandals, fired both its football and basketball coaches and was suspended from the Mid-American Conference and from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The university respectably rebuilt its athletic program over the next several years, and in 1977, the university joined the Southern Conference. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ...


1970 Football Team Airplane Crash

See also: Southern Airways Flight 932

On November 14, 1970, an airplane crash claimed the lives of 75 people, including 37 members of the Marshall football team and all but one member of the coaching staff. The team and staff were returning from an away game with East Carolina University. The plaza of the center has a fountain which does not flow from November 14 until the first day of spring football practice the following year. The 2006 Warner Brothers film We Are Marshall dramatizes the aviation accident and its aftermath. The film opened in Huntington a week before its national release date. Southern Airways Flight 932 was a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 commercial jet flight. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Southern Airways Flight 932 was a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 commercial jet flight. ... East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Warner Bros. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ...


In 1971 the Williamson and Logan campuses of Marshall University were combined by the West Virginia Legislature to form Southern West Virginia Community College (now Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College).[13] Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial view of Williamson, West Virginia, during construction of its current floodwall, completed in 1991. ... Logan is a city located in Logan County, West Virginia. ... Southern West Virginia Community College is a community college in the economically depressed coal producing region of southwestern West Virginia. ...


Some other notable events that occurred at Marshall University include that in 1977 the university founded its School of Medicine, the first professional school and the first doctoral program. Over the next 20 years the school would add doctoral programs in many fields. Twenty years later, in 1997, the West Virginia Graduate College became the graduate college of Marshall University. Its campus is located in South Charleston, West Virginia.In 1998, the John Deaver Drinko Library opened on campus. The center includes a 24-hour study center and a coffee shop, and has both wired and wireless networking throughout the building. John Deaver Drinko graduated from the university in 1942. Marshall University Graduate College is a graduate school located in southern West Virginia. ... South Charleston is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 13,390 at the 2000 census. ...


The 21st Century

In 2002, Marshall became the first university to eliminate landline telephones from its dormitory rooms. All Marshall students who live in residence halls now receive their own mobile phones.


Academics

From its humble beginnings as a small teachers college, Marshall has gained prominence as a full-fledged university.


The scholarship and achievements of Marshall's faculty are also bringing more attention to the University. Dr. Jackie Agesa and Dr. Richard Agesa are among the top 20 black economists in the nation. Dr. Jean Edward Smith, known for his works Grant and John Marshall: Definer of a Nation, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography. The Higher Education for Learning Problems (H.E.L.P.) program founded by Dr. Barbara Guyer assists students with learning disabilities and related disorders complete their college education. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Jean Edward Smith is an accomplished educator and biographer having authored such works as Grant, John Marshall: Definer of a Nation, and Presently he is the John Marshall Professor of Political Science at Marshall University. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... In the United States and Canada, the term learning disability (LD) is used to refer to a range of neurological conditions that affect one or more of the ways that a person takes in, stores, or uses information. ...


The Center for Academic Excellence offers an enhanced educational experience for superior students. Marshall offers two prestigious and academically rigorous scholarship programs: the John Marshall Scholars and the Society of Yeager Scholars program. The John Marshall Scholars Program provides superior students with a high quality education at Marshall University. ... The Soceity of Yeager Scholars is the name of the highest academic scholarship offered at Marshall University. ...


The University maintains major involvement in the arts for the cultural benefit of the surrounding Appalachian region. The Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts center is a state-of-the-art, 530-seat facility for studies in the fields of music, art, and theatre. The Jomie Jazz Center is a $2.6 million facility that houses the University's study program in jazz. The Appalachian Mountains are a system of North American mountains running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to Alabama in the United States, although the northernmost mainland portion ends at the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


In April 2007, the Marshall's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine was ranked fifth in the nation in producing family physicians, according to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


In 2005, Marshall alum and Chicago Tribune reporter Julia Keller won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. CNN White House correspondent Joe Johns also is a Marshall alum. // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


Athletics

Marshall University's official athletics logo, featuring Marco the buffalo.
Marshall University's official athletics logo, featuring Marco the buffalo.

Marshall's sports teams are known as the Thundering Herd; the school's mascot is a buffalo. The school colors are kelly green and white. Marshall participates in NCAA Division I (I-A for football) as a member of Conference USA. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies B. b. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ...


From 1964 to 1983, Marshall's football program suffered a dismal streak of losing seasons and was kicked out of the Mid-American Conference in 1969 for a recruiting scandal, this was exacerbated by the 1970 plane crash and recruiting violations that cost the school membership in the Mid-American Conference. Memorial at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington to the victims of the 1970 plane crash. ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ...


Beginning in 1984, Marshall football experienced a remarkable turnaround. The Thundering Herd posted 21 straight winning seasons before going 4-7 in 2005 under first-year head coach Mark Snyder, a former Herd standout defensive back and native of nearby Ironton, Ohio. During the 1990s, Marshall posted the highest winning percentage of any NCAA Division I program. The Thundering Herd won Division I-AA national championships in 1992 and 1996 before moving to I-A in 1997. Marshall has gone to seven bowl games in its first nine seasons back in I-A, posting a 5-2 record.

The Cam Henderson Center.
The Cam Henderson Center.

Under head coach and Marshall alum Bobby Pruett, the Thundering Herd made a triumphant return to Division I-A, returning to the Mid-American Conference. Led by quarterback Chad Pennington (now with the New York Jets) and All-American wide receiver Randy Moss (now with the New England Patriots), Marshall won the MAC championship in 1997. In 1999, the Herd completed an undefeated season resulting in an Associated Press Top 10 ranking. By 2000, with quarterback Byron Leftwich (currently with the Jacksonville Jaguars) Marshall extended its string of consecutive MAC titles to four. The Herd lost in the MAC championship game in 2001, but reclaimed the conference title in 2002. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1049 KB) Self-made photo of the Joan C. Edwards Stadium at Marshall University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1049 KB) Self-made photo of the Joan C. Edwards Stadium at Marshall University. ... The Joan C. Edwards Stadium is a football stadium located on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1085 KB) Self-made photo of the Cam Henderson Center at Marshall University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1085 KB) Self-made photo of the Cam Henderson Center at Marshall University. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... James Chadwick Chad Pennington [1](born June 26, 1976 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American football quarterback for the NFLs New York Jets. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Randy Moss (born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Byron Anton Leftwich (January 14, 1980 in Washington, DC) is an American football quarterback who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL from 2003 to 2007. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002...


In 2003, Marshall renamed its football stadium with a capacity of 38,016, Joan C. Edwards Stadium, honoring a major donor to the university and its athletic program. The facility became the first football stadium in Division I-A to be named after a woman. Also in 2003, Marshall University disbanded its Men's Track & Field program, expressing financial concerns with the school's 2005 move from MAC to Conference USA. Joan C. Edwards Stadium, sometimes called The Joan is the home football stadium of Marshall University. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ...


The Thundering Herd women's volleyball team won the 2005 Conference USA regular season and tournament championships. Despite past conference titles and three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, men's basketball at the University has been in a state of relative mediocrity since the 1988 campaign. Both men's and women's basketball are played at the 9,600-seat Cam Henderson Center, named for the innovative coach who guided the school's athletic department from 1935 to 1955. Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Other sports at the school include women's cross country, softball, swimming & diving, and tennis; men's baseball; and teams for both genders in track and field, golf and soccer. Marshall also fields club teams in rugby for both women and men, and a men's lacrosse team. The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... This article is about the sport. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... A rugby union scrum. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim...


Marshall's biggest rivalries are with Ohio University, East Carolina University, West Virginia University, and University of Central Florida. Ohio University (OU) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... The University of Central Florida (commonly referred to as UCF) is a university located in Orlando, Florida, and is a member institution of the State University System of Florida. ...


Student life

Residence halls

There are eight residence halls, seven of which are located on the main campus.

Name Location Notes
Buskirk Hall Central campus All female dormitory.
Hodges Hall (currently marked for destruction) Central campus Male and female dormitory.
Twin Towers East Central campus All male dormitory.
Twin Towers West Central campus All female dormitory.
Holderby Hall Central campus Male and female dormitory.
Laidley Hall Central campus Male and female dormitory.
Marshall Commons Central campus Male, female and co-ed dormitory.
University Heights Apartment Off campus Male, female, family and non-traditional apartments. This is located four-miles from central campus along US 60 and is comprised of two and three-story structures.

Marshall Commons is a collection of dormitories which includes a dining facility on the south-central campus of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia [1]. Completed in the fall of 2003, they are comprised of Gibson, Wellman, Haymaker and Willis Residence Halls, along with Harless Cafe. ... U.S. Route 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ...

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This is a list of encyclopaedic people associated with the Marshall University in the United States of America. ... Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia is home to many notable structures, including two residential high-rises. ... Robert C. Byrd Institute The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is an independent program administered by Marshall University. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... Education in West Virginia falls under the auspices of the West Virginia Department of Education. ...

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