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MSU closed Dec. 18-Jan. 2 for Winter Break

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity steps up its fundraising efforts for a brother in need

Fleming County principal, MSU alumnus Stephanie Emmons visit with AFE Scholars

Fall commencement celebrates MSU’s newest graduates

MSU mourns death of retiree Denice Copher

MSU education instructor Dr. Sabrina Little selected as Emerging Education Policy Scholar

MSU 2021 Fall Commencement is Dec. 11, livestream will be available

MSU legal studies professor Laken Albrink earns first place at AAfPE National Teaching Competition

Craft Academy students conduct service-learning project at Hazel Green Academy

Luckey Family gift benefits both MSU, St. Claire

Appalachian Future Educators program supports students in Eastern Kentucky

MSU 2021 Fall Commencement is Dec. 11

Bryant publishes research on marginalized student groups

Tech CEO Ankur Gopal discusses economic development with Craft Academy students

Board of Regents holds quarterly meeting

MSU students and community singers come together to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’


Board of Regents to hold quarterly meeting Dec. 2

Morehead State students, faculty present celebration of MSU's first century as a public institution

MSU’s Winter Session provides opportunities to earn college credit over Winter Break

35th Annual Appalachian Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair is Dec. 4

MSU alumnus and regent Sanford Holbrook recognized as KEDC Superintendent of the Year

MSU music students and faculty present Candlelight Carol Concert

KCTM Sounds of Our Heritage concert Nov. 30

Morehead State closed Nov. 24-26 for Thanksgiving holiday

Holiday Carnival for faculty, staff and students is Nov. 30

MSU to host virtual guest lecture by linguistics professor on gender and pronouns

MSU graduate assistant Megan Pater’s exhibit ‘The Mind and the Land’ opens Nov. 29

Craft Academy holds first Alumni Leadership Conference

MSU music alumnus Ty Carver helps lead Bourbon County HS Marching Band in 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

MSU mourns the death of Dr. Shane Shope

Estill County High School Eagle Scholars visit Morehead State

MSU’s Level UP Program allows health and wellness students to give back

Kaitlyn Rose’s college dreams were achievable thanks to MSU’s financial aid and scholarships

Morehead State Public Radio holding fall membership drive

MSU students, staff recognized at state housing conference

Butler Park ribbon cutting held

Artist-curator Dr. Heidi Aishman presents lecture for aspiring artists at MSU

Morehead State to honor Veterans Day with activities

MSU Anthropology Professor Dr. Tim Hare publishes article about ancient Mayan living spaces

MSU Theatre presents ‘Mosquitoes’ as first in-person performance of the season

Learn more about Morehead State at Open House Nov. 13

Empty Bowls fundraiser for Rowan County Christmas to be held Nov. 5

MSU's Shayla Ring presented at TriO annual conference

MSU’s The Little Company collaborates with Lexington Children’s Theatre for outreach event

MSU Choral Festival takes place Nov. 8 and 9


MSU legal studies earns Top 10 ranking for affordability

MSU Foundation Scholarship honors family descendants of MSU founders Frank and Phebe Button

Military Initiatives collects items for homeless veterans

MSU space science program featured at SOAR Summit

Grad School Online Open House is Oct. 28

Morehead State celebrates Homecoming 2021

MSU Board of Regents holds special called board meeting

MSU alumnus and singer-songwriter Adam Chaffins returns for two Morehead shows

Gender NOW exhibit opens Oct. 27

Learn more about MSU at upcoming Open House event

Morehead State to host Meet MSU event in Pikeville

Board of Regents to hold special meeting Oct. 15

Dr. Russ Zokaites releases album ‘Bootleg’ on Nov. 5

Eagles reconnect and celebrate for Homecoming 2021

MSU announces 2021 Homecoming Court

MSU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers hosting fundraising dinner and concert

Ratliff receives Appalachian Teaching Project grant to develop new entrepreneurship course

Morehead State to host Meet MSU event in Ashland

Superintendent Dr. Ralph W. Hamilton visits MSU AFE Scholars

MSU closed Oct. 8 for Fall Break

MSU students to perform with composer-pianist Vardan Ovsepian at Jazz Ensemble Concert

Morehead State to host Meet MSU event in Mt. Sterling


MSU CEOC programs receive federal grant renewal funding

MSPR undergoes upgrades, lends support to area businesses during pandemic

Kentucky Folk Art Center hosts ‘Cancer in Appalachia’ exhibit exploring health issues in the region

Learn more about Morehead State at Meet MSU event in Newport

Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble's Octubafest set for Oct. 2

MSU to honor 2020 and 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame nominees at Homecoming 2021

MSU’s literary and visual art journal Inscape issues call for submissions

Caudill College's Justice Festival slated for Oct. 1

Pursue your professional aspirations this month at the MSU Career and Internship Fair

‘Black Art Matters’ exhibit opens Sept. 29 at the Golding-Yang Gallery

Morehead State hosts Meet MSU event in Prestonsburg

MSU Theatre opens 2021-22 season with virtual performance of ‘Mine Flowers’

Rajant establishes scholarship endowment to support KCTM students, announces first recipient

Learn more about MSU at upcoming Open House events

Morehead State University again ranked as one of the best public universities in the South

MSU recognizes faculty and staff through Distinguished Service Awards

Constitution Day events are Sept. 16-17

MSU alumnus Willie Carver named Kentucky Teacher of the Year

MSU music professor Dr. Michele Paise is KMEA University Teacher of the Year

MSU Anthropology Professor Dr. Tim Hare publishes research on Mayan ruins and Yucatan Peninsula

Organization registration is open for MSU’s Fall Career and Internship Fair

Diversity and inclusion training offered to MSU community

Northeast Kentucky small business awards slated for Sept. 9

Fleming County High School Eagle Scholars visit Morehead State

MSU to host Open House for Diverse Students

MSU to host events commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Morehead State closed for Labor Day

MSU issues 30-Day Vaccination Challenge for campus community

Green Dot bystander intervention program launched at MSU

MSU to host Family Weekend


Hyden awarded the Nickolas R. Bailey Memorial Scholarship

MSU Alumni Carver and Newland named semifinalists for Kentucky Teacher of the Year

MSPR airs 'Sounds of Our Heritage' podcast

MSUCorps donates items to Eagle Essentials

MSU Talent Search Programs awarded federal grant funds

Lawrence County High School Eagle Scholars visit Morehead State

MSU Board of Regents and Audit Committee hold meeting

Art and Design Faculty Exhibition will honor professor Adam Yungbluth; on display Aug. 25-Sept. 17

Board of Regents, audit committee to meet Aug. 19

Eagle Fest is Aug. 18

Craft Academy welcomes class of 2023

Scholarship established in memory of Dr. Marshall Banks

Ron and Diane Cartee Scholarship recipients announced


Barton named director of Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

MSUCorps seeking members for reading, math tutors

MSU Board of Regents announces Pace and Wiley as new regents

Graduate School Online Open House set for July 29

MSU mourns the death of former provost and professor Dr. John Philley

Howard and Martin reappointed to Morehead State Board of Regents

Tanner Boyd named assistant news director at Morehead State Public Radio

Jim and Cindy Shaw Scholarship established

MSU Closed July 5 for Independence Day

Morehead State hosts INSIGHT camp this summer

MSU mourns the loss of alumna Ruth Boggs Shannon


Jason Radford named superintendent of Oldham County Schools

Tresia Swain Memorial Scholarship established, first recipient announced

MSU ranked in Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 rankings

MSPR news team earns Kentucky Broadcast Association Awards

CubeSat built at Morehead State passes testing for a mission to the moon

Morehead State alum Leann Lewis is the 2021 KEA Teacher of the Year

Norma Hogge leaves MSU Foundation a planned gift in memory of her children

Morehead State welcomes Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program

Morehead State Eagle Black Male Mentorship presents ‘The Huddle: Juneteenth Edition’

MSU Board of Regents holds quarterly meeting

MSU mourns the death of professor Adam Yungbluth

MSU at Prestonsburg hosts Social Work Open House event

Board of Regents, audit committee to meet June 17

Morehead State art and design students paint mural at Greenhill Park

Morrison publishes new book ‘Thomas Hardy: A Companion to the Novels’

Upward Bound returns to MSU campus for its 55th summer

Thomas Raymond Curtis Memorial Scholarship awarded

MSU Foundation Scholarship honors family descendants of MSU founders Frank and Phebe Button

Middleton’s documentary ‘History of Sweetness: 100 Years of Ruth Hunt Candy’ debuts on KET this month

Skyler Toy receives Stay the Course Grant from Wiley publishing company

MSU mourns the passing of retiree Dr. Earle Louder

MSU alumna Sommai Purintun LeBron-Cooke creates scholarship endowment


Dr. Antony Norman named MSU provost

Craft Academy welcomes Class of 2023

Chelsea Owsley awarded KyCPA Scholarship

Power Your Story Summer Journalism Camp to be held June 21- July 2

Spring 2021 Dean’s List announced

Friends of Cave Run Fishing Tournament raises funds for scholarship endowment

MSU Counseling and Health Services continues to be responsive to students’ mental health needs

Molly C. McBride remembered through annual scholarship and tutoring award

MSU education programs earn multiple top rankings from Teaching Degree Search

Former MSU employee Debra Reed dies at age 68

MSU’s Volgenau College of Education receives grant from Rural Schools Collaborative

Morehead State University and Craft Academy host graduation ceremonies

MSU receives summer bridge program grant from Kentucky CPE

Rites of Passage for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 celebrated

MSU Career Services awards annual Experiential Education Awards

MSU offers opportunities for academic success this summer

Craft Academy graduation to be held May 8

MSU announces student speakers for Spring Commencement 2021


Katie Mason fosters learning and love as Straub Elementary School principal

Robinette earns Gallaher Memorial Music Award

Graduating MSU seniors give back through donations to Graduating Class Scholarship

VITA program canceled due to COVID-19

Morehead State’s Craft Academy continues to grow

Student Government Association elects 2021-22 officers

Computer Science students research machine learning

Kaitlyn Wright developed her artistry through MSU’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program

MSU Foundation to host Online Auction

Celebration of Student Scholarship to be held virtually on April 21

Reganne Miller gains recognition and experience through MSU’s Honors Program

MSU launches Appalachian Future Educators Scholar program

‘Caudill Conversations’ seek to stimulate discussion of social issues

Dr. Patrick Osborne Scholarship recipient announced for 2021

MSU mourns the death of MSUPD Detective Mike Martin

MSU Military Initiatives awarded Kentucky Veteran Program Trust Fund grant

MSU Ed.D. program named one of nation’s best by The Princeton Review

MSU celebrates spring successes, turns Eagle eyes toward Fall 2021

Barton's new book explores the harmful effects of 'The Pornification of America'

MSU Theatre closes out theatrical season with ‘Moon Over Buffalo’

Stephen D. Lewis Scholarship Endowment established


Advance Registration begins April 5

MSU recognized nationally for adult degree programs

Late MSU alumnus, veteran continues to serve with Col. William E. Barber Scholarship

Graduate School to hold online open house April 6

Education students help flood-stricken areas in Eastern Kentucky

Vietnam veterans appreciation event to be held March 29

MSU accounting program ranked among top 5 in the nation

Senior art exhibit 'Everything Considered: 2021 MSU Senior Juried Art & Design Exhibition' opens March 31

MSU presents recital highlighting female composers for Women’s History Month

MSU Regents and Audit Committee hold meetings

MSU faculty, alumni honored with Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Awards

MSU Academic Honors Program provides students with extraordinary learning opportunities

MSU alumnus Dr. Shaw Wan makes generous donation to Department of Biology and Chemistry

Regents and Audit Committee to meet March 25

Chen and Frye publish article on athletics and social media

MSU Ed.D. student Karol Johansen gives college students career guidance

Dr. Leah Simpson keeps KCTCS students online and on track for success

MSU helps bring luck to students with 24-Hour Giving Day on St. Patrick's Day

Luke Birkes Scholarship established

MSU graduate education programs top national ranking list

Epperson awarded Lotze Scholarship for future physics educators

MSU continues Virtual Career and Internship Fairs this month

W. Terry McBrayer Scholarship for Excellence established

MSU imaging sciences programs earn Top 25 national ranking

MSU legal studies program receives Top 10 national ranking

MSU offers Table Top Tuesdays professional development for student teachers

MSU announces inductees for 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame

MSU faculty, alumnus receive KMEA honors

Bertha Mills Booth Center for Entrepreneurship Endowment receives $50,000 gift from Ferris estate


MSU physics professors receive grants for light pollution research

MSU Chalk Walk Competition scheduled for March 2

Ryan Elmore Scholarship established for mathematics students

MSU Career Services to host Healthcare Career & Internship Fair

MSU Theatre presents ‘Showtime!’ dance revue online

Biggs recognized for theatre education by Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

MSU staff member helps students succeed

MSU named Military Friendly School for 2021-22

MSU mourns death of professor emeritus David Bartlett

MSU Foundation announces new scholarship opportunity for students funded by Senora May and Tyler Childers

MSU behavioral sciences graduate programs ranked among nation’s best

MSU business programs garner national ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Rogers Creative Consciousness Challenge seeks submissions

MSU Career Services seeks intern and internship award nominations

Craft Academy senior Cameron Snowden accepted to Harvard

MSU celebrates Black History Month

MSU Military Initiatives launches letter-writing campaign


National recognition awarded to eight MSU degree programs

MSU schedules in-person and virtual student orientation and registration sessions for 2021

Craft Academy student recognized for volunteerism

Buffalo Trace Veterinary Medical Association Endowment awards scholarship in honor of Dr. Charles Derrickson

MSU mourns death of retiree John Osborne

Sutton finds unexpected inspiration in researching country music autobiographies

Mental Health in Education webinar discussion takes place Jan. 27

MSU alumnus and former instructor Dr. Tim Conner dies

Delta Tau Delta provides bikes for tikes

MSU students, faculty collaborate with multiple universities for ‘Thank You, Lord’ video

Craft Academy students make all-state ensembles

Craft Academy graduate accepts NASA internship

MSU to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

Fall 2020 Dean’s List announced

Malphrus inducted into KY Aviation Hall of Fame

Eagles return to campus for spring semester classes on Jan. 19

MSU Aramark chef appears on latest season of FOX’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

MSU announces Spring 2021 move-in dates

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