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2023 Archives



MSU remembers Dr. Larry Albert

MSU alum awarded grant to help student-athletes

MSU students learn from local mock interviews 

Students earn 41 Adobe Certifications during fall semester

Morehead State holds Fall 2023 Commencement 

MSU Level UP students share Kentucky history 

Morehead State students win multiple vocal competitions  


Morehead State 2023 Fall Commencement is Dec. 9

Dr. Timothy Simpson co-authors education essay

MSU OperaWorks fall production Dec. 1 

MSU students participate in Model UN Conference  

MSU Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 22-26

Dr. Tathagata Ray receives NSF grant for wind energy research

KCTM Semester Finale Concert Nov. 28

Bluegrass Diversion Returns to WMKY

Agricultural Sciences receives USDA grant

Vet tech suite memorializes alum’s son

Morehead State students earn national theatre recognition

Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Dec. 2

Dr. Christopher Beckham publishes history article

'Reflection of Life' art exhibit opens Nov. 15

Spartman Skaggs Pride Scholarship established 

KFAC hosts 'Nature & People' exhibit

Dr. Chris Miller co-authors educational technology management book 

Morehead State housing staff wins state awards 

Morehead State moves forward with new residence hall 

Eagles came home for Homecoming 2023  

MSPR fall fundraiser and membership drive is Nov. 6-10

MSU holds dedication ceremony for new Eagle statue 

Dr. James Masterson publishes new article on environmental policy  

Dr. Amy Staton named to national veterinary organization boards

Morehead State announces 2023 Homecoming Court  

Board of Regents meets Nov. 3

Annika Weaver is first recipient of Prater Scholarship


Morehead State Open House is Nov. 11 

Art instructor Quinn Maher receives ceramics grant 

Dr. Jason Adkins co-authors article on disaster preparedness 

Morehead State hosts Academic Leadership Academy  

Morehead State joins student mental health initiative 

MSU Retiree Robert “Bob” Wolfe dies at 88

Louise and Ernani D'Emidio Scholarship established

Morehead State to offer vascular sonography degree concentration

Eagles can soar home for MSU Homecoming 2023 

Morehead State SGA hosts 2023 Fall Fest

Dr. Mee-Ryoung Shon to present research at IAFOR conference

Retiree James Buford Crager dies at 83

Star Theater to host activities for Observe the Moon Night Oct. 21

MSU students give back with Make an Impact Day 

MSU biology faculty, student win poster awards

Morehead State receives research grants from ARC

Employee Benefits Fair set for Oct. 10

MSU presents ‘Reflections on Culture & Self’ exhibit

MSU closed Oct. 6 for Fall Break

Caudill College’s Justice Festival set for Oct. 11

‘Inscape’ submissions are now being accepted


Morehead State Public Radio earns KBA Awards

Middleton to screen film at upcoming festivals

KCTM mid-semester concert is Oct. 4

J.B. Blakeman Memorial Scholarship 2023 recipients announced

Sam Morrill is new news director at MSPR

MSU music presents OcTUBAfest performances  

MSU soars in nationwide social media rankings  

MSU Open House events are Sept. 30 and Nov. 11 

Dr. Lisa Shannon assists with Mountain Comprehensive Care Center grant

MSU hosts Blue and Gold Championship of Marching Bands 

MSU Alumni Association welcomes new board members

MSU joins College Completion Accelerator program 

Metropolitan Opera's Jill Grove visits MSU

MSU soars as a Top 20 Public University Again  

Meet MSU Day comes to Somerset on Sept. 26  

NASA administrator Bill Nelson speaks at MSU

MSU hosts annual Constitution Day events 

Take steps toward success at the Career & Internship Fair  

Students get beneficial experience through Education Abroad  

Lacefield creates first endowed scholarship for space science  

Gary and Lisa Mesa-Gaido chosen for ArtPrize exhibition 

Craft Academy service project advances with ‘Music on the Green’

Kenney honored with namesake scholarship

Lisa Mesa-Gaido exhibits at Morlan Gallery 

Alum and poet Willie Carver to visit MSU

WMKY’s ‘Pickin’ Parlor’ debuts Sept. 17

Rebecca Roach appointed member of RAC Program 

Colclough Memorial Scholarship established

MSU Family Weekend is Sept. 15-16  

Macie Lowe hired as KAC administrator  

NASA administrator kicks off 2023 McBrayer Lecture Series


Craft Family Doubles Down on Craft Academy at Morehead State 

Dr. Amy Staton named director of MSU's veterinary technology programs

MSU names new veterans and military enrollment counselor  

Katie Hale named semi-finalist for Kentucky Teacher of the Year 

MSU at Mt. Sterling celebrates 20th anniversary 

MSU announces new SGA officers

Morehead State nursing program seeks reaccreditation

Pre-med student gains hospital career experience in Italy

Lucy Becker receives IBMA Foundation scholarship 

Board of Regents welcomes new members

Dr. James R. Masterson co-edits newly published book 

Board of Regents meets Aug. 18

Dr. Jen O’Keefe elected to Fellows of the Geological Society of America

MSU announces 2023 Distinguished Service Awards recipients 

Dr. Janet Ratliff named to Leadership Kentucky Class of 2023

Eagle Fest set for Aug. 16

Ruth McLain Smith nominated for IBMA Mentor of the Year 

Laura Prater Russell carries on MSU legacy


MSU alums receive 2024 Teacher Achievement Awards

Dr. González-Espada participates in Air Force fellowship program

Bet Ison quilt exhibit opens Aug. 1 at KFAC

Center for STEM+eXcellence to host Robot Gladiator Melee competition

Ahmad Zargari named dean of the College of Science

MSU releases Presidential Community Engaged Eagles

MSU announces 2023 Alumni Award recipients  

Dr. Ben Malphrus makes list of admired leaders


MSU students get experience for surveying careers  

Jerry Gore receives posthumous MSU Founders Award 

Dalton Curtis awarded Gary LaFleur Memorial Scholarship 

MSU earns 2023-24 Colleges of Distinction recognition

Morehead State welcomes Governor’s Scholar students to campus for 13th year

MSU mourns the death of retiree Leo Blair

MSU mourns the death of Tim Holbrook

MSU earns national ranking for teacher preparation

Audrey Lyons earns Gullett and Curtis Scholarships 

Morehead State closed for Juneteenth

MSU BOR meets; extends president's contract

Computer science professor wins IMPACT Award

MSU Board of Regents to meet June 15

Students shine at Collegiate FBLA competition

MSU welcomes INSIGHT camp for 16th year

MSU alum Missy Jenkins is KEA Teacher of the Year

Alum Kelly Wells (Class of 1995) is new athletics director

Scholarship named to honor retiring veterinary science professor

MSU hosts StartUP Appalachia

University Open exhibit features MSU artists

Morehead State’s Spring 2023 Dean’s List announced

MSPR Presents ‘Heart of The Orchard’


Morehead State MBA program earns Fortune Magazine ranking

MSU Closed for Memorial Day

Morehead State Public Radio gets audio equipment upgrades

MSU alum Olyvia Neal earns media scholarship

MSU's Chyna Thompson goes to Mountain Laurel Festival 

Craft students continue project at Hazel Green Academy

Molly McBride's memory continues through scholarship

Combs Family Scholarship established  

MSU faculty selected for Leadership Academy 

MSU celebrates Spring 2023 Commencement  

Rubik’s speedcubing competition June 3

Craft Academy graduation ceremony is May 13

MSU ETS students place second at competition

Craft Academy announces Class of 2025

Awards ceremony highlights internships, civic engagement

MSU Spring Commencement is May 13  

MSU's ‘Greatest Gala' raised excitement and funds

MSU named College of Distinction for Adult Students 

Student film showcase is May 4

Talent Search holds Career Day


Dr. Lisa Shannon impacts lives in and out of the classroom

MSU announces spring commencement speakers

KCTM Semester Finale Concert May 2

MSU holds Celebration of Student Scholarship

Morehead State instructor's latest documentary explores creative expression during pandemic

MSU Ed.D. program ranked as one of the nation's best

Inscape reception is April 27

Minnie Adkins exhibit opens May 1 at KFAC

The Center for STEM+eXcellence kicks off spring programming

Founders Award nominations open

MSU Spring Gala is April 29

Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Concert is April 20 

President’s Concert on the Lawn is April 19 

MSU’s Celebration of Student Scholarship is April 19 

Holderby selected for Kentucky APA internship  

MSU Delta Gamma hosts Founders Day event 

Model EU Club earns awards at annual conference

Adults returning to school event set for April 18

MSU wraps up March for Service Initiative 

MSU Alumni Hall of Fame inductees announced

MSU music students win competition 

MSU launches Master of Arts in Education program 

Morehead State Equestrian Team shines at IHSA Western Semifinals

Delta Tau Delta supports charity, earns award 


Board holds March meeting

Grad School Blitz is April 13

Board of Regents to meet March 30

Senior art exhibition is March 29-April 14 

Recipients chosen for MSPR scholarship 

Dr. John Gearhart credits MSU preparation for medical success

MSU alum Daniel L. McGowan establishes scholarship

MSPR Spring Fundraiser is March 27-31 

Orienteering event comes to MSU

MSU student awarded KPA scholarship 

Veterinary technology student wins national scholarship

Amelia Howell promoted to DOC program administrator 

MSU professor earns top prize in competition  

MSU’s March for Service Initiative events benefit students

Renowned Appalachian scholar to speak at MSU

Marie credits Morehead State faculty with career success

MSU Level UP students plan entrepreneurship event

MSU implements SpectrumU streaming service

Cultural Competency Certificate offered online

Craft Academy student presents research at international conference

Students and faculty recognized at ATMAE conference

Dr. Steve Chen helps students develop solutions for real-world problems

Construction begins on 12-meter space-tracking antenna

Dr. Harry Burchett became an educational leader through MSU

MSU Concert Choir hosts Chili Cook-Off Dinner and Concert  

Posters-at-the-Capitol displayed MSU undergraduate research 

MSU faculty and students shine with support from Kentucky Commercialization Ventures

KCTM presents 'Sounds of Our Heritage' concert  

Sport management alum turns passion for golf into successful career


MSU Foundation sets fundraising records for 2022  

MSPR student awards announced

MSU honors Women's History Month

MSU plans $2.75 million Wi-Fi upgrade  

Outreach employees recognized for service to region

MSU announces March to Service Initiative  

MSU Freezes Student Housing Rates 

MSU mourns the death of former English professor Betty Jo Peters

Concert to celebrate the career of Dr. Roma Prindle

Morehead State Board of Regents meets Feb. 23

Craft Academy’s Josh Day accepted to West Point

Career & Internship Fair is March 1

MSU's Steven Middleton releases documentary, 'Stages and Waves: An Excursion through Challenging Times’

Darryl Parker realized his potential and purpose after transferring to MSU 

Rowan County Senior High student essays to be featured on 'Mountain Edition'

Bowen named director of the Golding-Yang Gallery

Myiah Clemons helps students find community  

Office of Information Technology warns of authentication scam

Craft Academy student presents research in Japan

MSU hosts talk on rural higher education 

Daxson Lewis brings traditional music studies experience to role as KCTM director 

MSU Open House is Feb. 18 

Morehead State celebrates Black History Month


Morehead State students earn top rankings for scientific research

MSU President Spearheads Campus Revitalization

MSU mourns recent deaths of retirees

Morehead State named Affordable College of Distinction

MSU receives multi-million-dollar estate gift for construction management

MSU closed, event planned for MLK Day

Morehead State’s Fall 2022 Dean’s List announced