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MSU closed on MLK Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Morehead State University will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21.  

MSPR airs special programs for MLK Day

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will air a morning of special programming to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21.

MSU’s Master of Arts in Teaching programs ranked as some of nation’s best, a website developed to connect prospective students with the best available online programs, listed MSU’s online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs in middle grades (5-9) and secondary education (8-12) as one of The 30 Best Online Master’s in K-12 Education Programs for 2018.

Counts is new transfer counselor for Southeastern KY

The Transition Center in the Office of Enrollment Services is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Counts, who will be serving as enrollment services counselor for regional campuses/transfer advisor for the Southeastern Kentucky area.  

Events planned for MLK Week

Morehead State University will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with community events and special programs, Jan. 21-24.

MSU mourns Dr. Howard Setser

Dr. Howard Setser, 84, of Green Valley Acres, Morehead, husband of Jo Anne Setser, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Robertson County Health Care in Mt. Olivet.

MSU Spring convocation held

Morehead State faculty and staff were welcomed back to campus at Spring Convocation on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

MSU music professor meddles in metal music on new album

At Morehead State University, students of every major are given opportunities outside the classroom where they can apply what they learned in the real world. As it turns out, getting a bit of applied learning doesn’t just apply to Eagle students.

Lydeard co-edits book on mollusks

Dr. Charles Lydeard, chair and professor of biology in Morehead State’s Department of Biology and Chemistry, recently completed a book he co-edited with Kevin Cummings a senior researcher for the Biological Surveys and Assessment Program from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign entitled "Freshwater Mollusks of the World - A Distribution Atlas."  

Rites of Passage ceremony celebrated

Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development held its 36th Rites of Passage recognition ceremony on Friday in the Adron Doran University Center Ballroom.

Zargari earns KACE outstanding faculty award

Dr. Ahmad Zargari, professor and associate dean of the School of Engineering and Information Systems (SEIS) at Morehead State University, recently received the Outstanding Faculty Award at the Kentucky Association of Colleges and Employers Fall Conference, an honor for which he was nominated by MSU’s Office of Career Services.

45 MSU students earn Adobe national certification

Several Morehead State University students that are gaining knowledge inside the classroom have just increased their skill sets for when they leave the classroom. MSU students have earned 45 Adobe Certified Associate national certifications during the Fall 2018 term.  

Blakeman Memorial Scholarship awarded to four recipients

The Fall 2018 recipients of the J.B. Blakeman Memorial Scholarship were awarded at the eighth annual J.B. Blakeman Golf Scramble. The event was held this past September at the Eagle Trace Golf Course in Morehead and raised over $10,000 to support the scholarship.

MSU student’s documentary project a hit with coin collectors

For senior MSU student and Louisville native Lianna Spurrier, she has found several interesting opportunities outside of the classroom to utilize the knowledge she’s gained as a convergent media major with a minor in both Spanish and visual communications...and it all started with an Instagram giveaway.

Students attend legal studies conference

The legal studies program at Morehead State University recently participated in the 37th National Conference of the American Association for Paralegal Education in Newport, Rhode Island, on Oct. 31 through Nov. 3.

Craft experiments launched to ISS

Experiments developed by students from the Blast Off! Summer STEM Camp and the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics were launched to the International Space Station on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.  

Andy and Debbie Prefontaine Scholarship Endowment established

The Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the Andy and Debbie Prefontaine Scholarship Endowment. The endowment will provide scholarships to assist in the recruitment and retention of students beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.

Board of Regents to meet Dec. 6

The Morehead State University Board of Regents will meet on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m. in room 329 of the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC).   

Fall Commencement set for Dec. 8

Morehead State University will hold its 2018 Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Academic-Athletic Center. The commencement program will start at 10:30 a.m.

MSU’s Winter Session prepares to heat up 

MSU’s Winter Session will take place from Dec. 10, 2018, through Jan. 17, 2019. Those interested in registering can do so right up until the first day of classes on Monday, Dec. 10. 

Rites of Passage ceremony to be held

Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development will sponsor its 36th Rites of Passage recognition ceremony on 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Adron Doran University Center Ballroom.

MSU receives national ranking for online MBA program

Online MBA Page, a website developed to serve as a dedicated resource for potential MBA students, listed MSU’s online MBA program in its lists of Top 100% Online MBA Programs and its Best Value, Fully Accredited Online MBA Programs for 2019-20.  

MSU Eagles take home multiple KAS honors

Morehead State University has always been an ideal destination for students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) due to its quality programs, incredible facilities and opportunities for hands-on learning. Some of MSU’s current students were rewarded for their scientific knowledge courtesy of the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS).

MSU production of 'Ghost: the Musical' opens

Morehead State University’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance is presenting the collaborative production “Ghost: The Musical” Tuesday, Nov. 27, at The Lucille Caudill Little Theatre in Breckinridge Hall.

Keith Moore named registrar

Keith Moore, assistant dean of the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology and director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, has been appointed to the position of registrar at Morehead State University following a nationwide search.

MSU English instructor receives international honors for fiction

As a native of Rosine, Kentucky, MSU instructor of English and author Alex Taylor makes it a point to write what he knows. However, the effectiveness of his writing isn’t lost in translation when it makes its way overseas.
Taylor’s 2015 fatalistic crime novel “The Marble Orchard” has received a pair of honors in the past couple of years from France.

Nursing student receives Dr. Don and Alta Blair Family Scholarship

The Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the Dr. Don and Alta Blair Family Scholarship Endowment. The 2018-19 scholarship recipient is Benjamin Hutchinson. Hutchinson, a native of Morehead, is a freshman majoring in nursing and the scholarship’s first-ever award recipient.   

MSU closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Administrative offices will be closed and there will be no classes at Morehead State University during the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 21-23.

KCTM season finale concert scheduled for Nov. 27

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) will hold its annual Songs of Our Heritage Season Finale Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center.  

Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair takes place Dec. 1

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) is once again giving artists, craft specialists and unique vendors the chance to participate in the longest-running craft fair in Kentucky. The Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair comes to Morehead from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Laughlin Health Building.

Empty Bowls event to be held Nov. 27

The Emerging Arts Leaders of Eastern Kentucky (EALEK) are hosting an Empty Bowls event, "Full Bowls to Fill the Soul" on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC).

Student Craft Bizarre set for Nov. 29-30

The ninth annual Craft Bizarre: MSU Student Art & Craft Sale will be held Nov. 29-30 in the Golding-Yang Gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building.   

MSU philosophy intern gains valuable experience for medical school

Morehead State University has a long and respected reputation for helping students gain admittance to pre-professional schools at rates far above both state and national averages. MSU student Cory Grigsby is hoping his current internship experience can set him on the path to similar academic success.

MSU student gets exposed to Disney magic through internship program

Morehead State University’s Office of Career Services assists students as they navigate the “college to career” journey, ensuring that their time is spent developing the knowledge, skills and experiences that will successfully prepare them for life after graduation.   

Ratliff provides her visual flare to country music capital

There are many artists who have become fixtures in Nashville’s music scene, but most of them are either holding a microphone or a musical instrument. Stephanie “Stef” Ratliff has managed to do this in an entirely different fashion.

Jenab presents at NASA workshop

Dr. Koroush Jenab, assistant professor of engineering and technology management at MSU, recently presented “Embedded Reliability in Design Thinking Concept for Aerospace,” at the NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality 2018 Workshop in the NASA Safety Center at the Ohio Aerospace Institute on Sept. 7.  

MSU at Prestonsburg to host job fair

Morehead State University at Prestonsburg will partner with Mountain Comprehensive Care Center to host an agency-wide job fair at MSU’s regional campus, 6 Bert Combs Drive, in Prestonsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Eagle alumni receive award recognition

Whether they are making an impact in their profession, their community or in keeping Eagle pride alive with their friends, MSU alumni take the lessons and experience from their years as Eagle students and positively apply it in their everyday lives. At the annual Decades Brunch held during MSU’s Homecoming Weekend, three alumni were honored with new awards for their contributions.

Regional MAT Sessions Planned

College graduates who are interested in a career as a teacher should attend an upcoming orientation on the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Morehead State University.  Students who are currently enrolled in the MAT Program are invited to attend to find answers to advising questions and concerns.

MPATE celebrates 25th anniversary

The Morehead State University Department of Mathematics and Physics hosted its 25th annual Mathematics, Physics, and Advanced Technology Exploration (MPATE) Day Wednesday, Nov. 7, where students explored what the department offers.

Veterans' Luncheon set for Nov. 9

Morehead State University and the Rowan County School District are co-sponsoring a luncheon to honor military veterans in the MSU family and throughout the community on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Academic-Athletic Center. 

Hutcherson receives Jerry Gore African-American Heritage Scholarship

The Morehead State University Foundation, in partnership with the African-American Alumni Group, has announced the first award recipient of the Jerry Gore African-American Heritage Scholarship. Startus “Starr” Hutcherson II of Fairhope, Alabama, has been selected as the 2018-19 scholarship recipient.  

Cheng receives NSF EPSCoR Grant

Dr. Cheng Cheng, assistant professor of engineering and technology management, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Kentucky Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Grant in the amount of $50,000 to conduct research. 

MSU Opera presents Strauss’ 'Die Fledermaus' Nov. 7-10 

For the past 25 years, Morehead State University Opera has been providing unique and valuable stage experience for voice majors in MSU’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. This year, MSU’s talented students will provide an evening of waltzes and a few polkas courtesy of the popular operetta “Die Fledermaus.”

MPATE Day 2018 is Wednesday, Nov. 7

Morehead State’s Department of Mathematics and Physics will host its 25th annual Mathematics, Physics and Advanced Technology Exploration (MPATE) Day on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

GEMS Camp comes to MSU 

A unique STEM experience for girls will be hosted at Morehead State on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Emerging Artist Student Show to be held Nov. 7

The Emerging Arts Leaders of Eastern Kentucky (EALEK), an MSU student organization within the Department of Art and Design, is sponsoring the student juried exhibit, "Emerging Artist Student Show," which opens Nov. 7 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC).

MSU earns national ranking for online, graduate-level counseling program

MSU has long seen the value in online education for its quality, convenience and affordability. It also seems like more national rankings indicate that receiving that online education through MSU may be an invaluable decision. Now, you can add MSU’s Master of Arts in Counseling to that list of nationally ranked online programs.
Morehead State is ranked as one of the most affordable online colleges for counseling.

Lecture to discuss #MeToo movement

Dr. Lisa Huebner will be the speaker at a lecture about sexual assault and the #MeToo movement on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in 002 Breckinridge Hall. 

SGA to host informational student forum

Morehead State’s Student Government Association (SGA) will host a forum with campus officials designed to answer questions about facilities and services on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. in 112 Rader Hall.

Dr. Phil Prater earns KVMA award

Dr. Philip Prater, a professor of veterinary technology at MSU, has been awarded the 2018 Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) Distinguished Service Award of the Year.  He received the award at the 2018 KVMA Mid-America Convention, held in Louisville in September. 

Flute Day set for Nov. 3

Morehead State University Flute Day will be Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Baird Music Hall.

MSU’s Little Company makes big impression at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Little Company, MSU’s touring theatre troupe, usually travels the region to educate children and immerse them in the world of theatre. This past summer, The Little Company traveled quite a bit farther from campus to showcase the quality and talent of MSU’s theatre program on an international stage.

Rogers receives Angelicchio Memorial Scholarship 

The Morehead State University Foundation, along with the Morehead Area Chi Omega Alumni Chapter members, have announced that Gloria Sue Rogers of Mt. Sterling is the recipient of the Liza Angelicchio Memorial Scholarship. 

Ivanka Trump, Gov. Bevin visit MSU Space Science Center 

Due to the unique programs at MSU’s Space Science Center, the facility has hosted officials ranging from NASA administrators to local and state lawmakers to former U.S. presidents. On Friday, a family member and adviser from President Donald Trump’s administration paid the center a visit. 

MSU Vocalists Hit High Note at State Competition

Morehead State University vocalists traveled to Bellarmine University in Louisville, Oct. 12-13, for the Student Auditions for the Kentucky Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

ARC and Gateway ADD directors visit MSU campus

On Thursday, Morehead State welcomed Karen Fabiano, incoming program director at the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and former ARC POWER Initiative manager, along with several Gateway Area Development District (ADD) directors from across the state. 

Grammy Award winner joins MSU Jazz Ensemble for upcoming concert

The upcoming MSU Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert will feature Grammy Award-winning composer, arranger and musician Bill Cunliffe at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Duncan Recital Hall inside Baird Music Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Cunliffe will also hold a master class prior to the concert at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in 214 Baird Music Hall.

MSPR Fall Fundraiser and membership drive is Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) kicks off its annual fall fundraiser and membership dive Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 and is asking for support in providing quality programming to listeners in Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and Southeast Ohio.

Redwine wins NACAS service award

The National Association of Collegiate Auxiliary Services (NACAS) the largest auxiliary and ancillary services support organization serving higher education, named longtime member and past president Bill Redwine (79) winner of “The Robert F. Newton Award for Distinguished Service” at the 2018 NACAS Annual Conference in Orlando. 

MSU to host Double Reed Day 

Morehead State University Double Reed Day will be Saturday, Nov. 3, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Baird Music Hall. Registration begins at noon. 

MSU celebrates Homecoming Weekend

If there is ever a time where the expression “once an Eagle, always an Eagle” is accurate, it is during Morehead State University’s annual Homecoming Weekend. This year, thousands of MSU alumni ventured back to Morehead to reconnect with old classmates and friends while showing their love for the blue and gold.

Board of Regents holds work session

The MSU Board of Regents held a work session on Friday, Oct. 19, in room 329 of the Adron Doran University
Center (ADUC).

Elgazzar’s paper on mobile networks published in international journal

Dr. Heba Elgazzar, instructor of computer science in Morehead State’s Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS), and Adel Elmaghraby of the Department of Computer Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Louisville published a paper in the September 2018 edition of the International Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology (IJCSIT).  

Thomas is first speaker in McBrayer Lecture Series

Tim Thomas, federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), was the first speaker of the McBrayer Presidential Lecture Series in Government and Leadership on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

MSU scholarship established in memory of former student

Justin Chafin is best remembered for a contagious spirit as a student, family member and friend, not to mention a love for both his brothers from Sigma Phi Epsilon and his years spend in Morehead. Now, the Morehead State University Foundation Inc. is proud to announce the endowment of the Justin T. Chafin Memorial Scholarship, a fund established shortly after the unexpected passing of the former Morehead State student in May 2016.   

SGA to host mental health awareness panel

Morehead State University’s Student Government Association is partnering with Counseling and Health Services to host a panel discussion to raise awareness about mental health issues on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Button Auditorium. 

MSU professor’s research archive finds new home at Harvard

When Morehead State University’s experienced and distinguished faculty are not making meaningful connections with their students, they are often conducting impactful research in their respective fields. In the case of recently retired MSU political science professor Dr. William Green, that research recently found a very prestigious new home.

MSU art student went to Colorado to hone her craft

Growing up in Hazard and as a student at Morehead State University, Darcy McDaniel was used to the sight of mountains. But as a senior working toward her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, McDaniel went from rolling green hills to jagged peaks to enhance her skills as a photographer.

Costume class serves the community

A Morehead State University theatre department class used their knowledge of sewing to give back to the community through a local charity. 

CBT to hold student conference

The Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology will host the “Beyond the Classroom” Student Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center. 

MSU’s online English program earns national ranking for value 

Morehead State University has some of the best online educational programs in the country for both quality and affordability. Recently, one of MSU’s graduate-level programs received recognition for being one of the country’s best values for an online education.

Upward Bound awarded NSF grant

The Upward Bound programs at Morehead State University have been selected from a national pool of applicants as a Teaching Through Technology (T3) adopter as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant administered through the University of Alaska Fairbanks in partnership with the Council for Opportunity in Education.

MSU announces candidates for 2018 Homecoming Court

Every October, Eagles from far and wide return to their beloved alma mater to reconnect and rekindle their school spirit for MSU’s Homecoming Weekend. With this annual tradition comes the chance for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University to witness the crowning of this year’s MSU Homecoming Queen and King. 

Eagles return to their alma mater for Homecoming 2018

The bond students have with Morehead State University as an institution is one that never truly leaves even years after they graduate. This would explain why every year in October, so many people return to their “nest” to reconnect and represent their alma mater with pride at MSU Homecoming.

Collinsworth earns legal access award

MSU Legal Studies Associate Professor Kelly Collinsworth has been recognized as the Access to Justice Award recipient by Legal Aid of the Bluegrass. Dr. Collinsworth received the award at a ceremony held on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Ashland.

Entrepreneurship Competition held Oct. 2

Students pitched their original business ideas to professional entrepreneurs during the Entrepreneurship Competition at the Innovation Launchpad on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

MSU ROTC Cadet helps bring aid to Uganda

Morehead State University is not only preparing today’s students for future success. It is also preparing U.S. Army cadets to become future soldiers and impactful leaders through its esteemed ROTC program. 

Thomas to speak as part of McBrayer Lecture Series

Tim Thomas, federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will be the speaker at the inaugural event of the W. Terry McBrayer Presidential Lecture Series in Government and Leadership on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Button Auditorium.

Theatre opens season with Terra Nova

Morehead State University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance began the theatrical season with the production of “Terra Nova” Thursday, Sept. 27.

Registration open for STEM camp for girls

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University will host the 14th annual Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Camp on Saturday, Nov. 10. Registration is open through Oct. 20.

Career Fair held Oct. 2

More than 100 employers were present at Morehead State’s Fall Career Fair Tuesday, Oct. 2, where students expanded their professional network and got a foot in the door with different organizations.  

World-renowned Cuban artist exhibits and teaches this month at MSU

Students come from around the state, across the country and around the world to obtain a college education at Morehead State University. Soon, a world-renowned visual artist will be making a trip to MSU to both showcase his work and share his knowledge with students.

Browning Orchard festival Held Sept. 30

MSU faculty, students and members of the community welcomed the start of fall at the annual Browning Orchard Festival, held Sunday, Sept. 30, at the orchard in Wallingford.

MSU English professor completes Fulbright Scholarship

As a German-born U.S. citizen and current co-director of the Berlin Program for the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Dr. Sylvia Henneberg is no stranger to international travel. In fact, the MSU professor of English was recently asked to travel overseas again, only this time through her selection to the illustrious Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

MSU’s Inscape magazine seeks artist submissions

Morehead State University students that have something to express with their words or with a work of art have always had an annual outlet through Inscape, Morehead State University’s juried literary and visual art journal. The publication is currently seeking submissions for its annual issue set to publish in 2019.

MSU and Sullivan enter collaborative agreement

Leaders from Morehead State University and Sullivan University met Thursday, Sept. 27, to sign a collaborative agreement for a collaborative program between the two schools.

Engineering student to serve on ATMAE board

MSU student Lindsay Childs of Hillsboro, has be elected to serve as the student member of the board of directors for the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Hogge joins Transition Center team

The Office of Transition Services in the Office of Enrollment Services is pleased to announce the addition of Amanda Hogge, who will serve as enrollment services counselor for regional campuses and transfer advisor for the Lexington area. 

MSU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Morehead State University prides itself on student success and providing a great college experience for students of diverse backgrounds. MSU’s Eagle Diversity Education Center (EDEC) is organizing a month-long series of events for Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place through Oct. 15.

Astronaut aboard ISS speaks to Craft Students

Astronaut Drew Feustel spoke to the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics students live from the International Space Station Friday, Sept. 21, at the Space Science Center. 

Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair seeking applicants

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) is once again giving artists, craft specialists and unique vendors the chance to participate in the longest-running craft fair in Kentucky when the Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair comes to Morehead from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Laughlin Health Building.

MSU welcomes future Eagles at Fall 2018 Open House

Morehead State University has opened plenty of doors to opportunities for Eagles through its excellent academic programs and resources geared toward student success. This fall, future Eagles will get a glimpse of what the authentic MSU experience is like through MSU Open House events.

Smith CBT to hold business pitch competition

The Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology is hosting a campus-wide business pitch competition on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Innovation Launchpad on Main Street. 

Browning Orchard Festival set for Sept. 30

The annual Browning Orchard Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, from noon to 4 p.m. at the orchard, located at 10955 Wallingford Road in Fleming County. 

Family Weekend activities held

Family and friends of MSU students got a taste of life in the Eagle Nation this weekend during the 40th Annual Family Weekend, Sept. 14-16.

Annual faculty art exhibition open through Oct. 5

Faculty members showcased their skills at the 2018 Annual MSU Art and Design Faculty Exhibition in the Golding-Yang Art Gallery of the Claypool-Young Art Building Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Prestonsburg SASW hosts KODA event

Members of Morehead State University at Prestonsburg’s Student Association of Social Workers hosted an event Wednesday, Sept. 12, for the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) at the Prestonsburg regional campus.  

MSU students participate in Mountain Workshops

The Morehead Conference Center displayed the work of over 90 visual artists who came to Rowan County to document the faces of Morehead, among them were three of Morehead State’s own students.  

Education Abroad Fair set for Sept. 19

Students who are interested in traveling while attending college are encouraged to attend the Education Abroad Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in front of the Camden-Carroll Library.

Constitution Day activities planned

Morehead State’s Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, International Studies and Legal Studies will host four days of special programs in honor of Constitution Day.  

MSU undergraduate research gets a prestigious showcase through Posters-at-the-Capitol

Morehead State University’s long-standing reputation for academic quality is consistently reinforced through the institution’s emphasis on students participating in undergraduate research. Once again, that research will be given a showcase to a noteworthy audience with the 18th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol. The event takes place Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the State Capitol in Frankfort.

MSU named top-ranked university for 15th straight year

MSU has been recognized for the 15th consecutive year as one of the top public universities in the South in the 2019 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S.News & World Report. The newest rankings include MSU as 23rd in the Top Public University-Master’s/South division.

Adobe certification prepares students for success

Creative professionals across the globe rely on Adobe software to help them do everything from audio/visual production to creating digital artwork. Students in Morehead State’s Art and Design and Communications, Media and Languages programs can be a step ahead of the competition when they graduate through MSU’s Adobe certification program.

Board of Regents holds quarterly meeting

The MSU Board of Regents held its quarterly meeting today (Thursday, Sept. 6) in the DeMoss Suite of the Center for Health, Education and Research.  

Board of Regents to meet Sept. 6

The Morehead State University Board of Regents will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the DeMoss Suite of the Center for Health, Education and Research. 

MSU Family Weekend is Sept. 14-16

MSU students and their families will have a chance to take part in a wide range of fun activities and events during Family Weekend, Sept. 14-16. 

Art Faculty Exhibition opens Sept. 12

Faculty members from Morehead State’s Department of Art and Design will showcase their work at the 2018 Annual MSU Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, Sept. 12-Oct. 5, in the Golding-Yang Gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building. 

Bluegrass Biennial closing reception held

A juror’s talk and closing reception were held for the Bluegrass Biennial Art Exhibit in the Golding-Yang Art Gallery of the Claypool-Young Art Building Wednesday evening (Aug. 29.)

Eagles gain academic and professional benefits through undergraduate research

College students become Morehead State University Eagles partly because of the institution’s emphasis on academic excellence and student success. For many undergraduate students, unique educational experiences can provide more benefits than the traditional academic setting or professor-student interaction.

Bluegrass Biennial closing reception is Aug. 29

The closing reception for the Bluegrass Biennial juried art exhibit will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Golding-Yang Art Gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building.

Blakeman Golf Scramble to be held Sept. 8

Morehead State University’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development will co-host the J.B. Blakeman Memorial Golf Scramble with Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Chi Omega Sorority on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Eagle Trace Golf Course. 

MSPR debuts new programming

Morehead State Public Radio has debuted Open Mic, a half-hour talk show at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. every Friday.

Dr. Dora Ahmadi receives MAA award

Retired MSU mathematics Professor Dr. Dora Ahmadi recently received a prestigious award from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA,) a national organization for mathematicians, students and math enthusiasts.

Hitchcock named to Disabilities Council

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) General Manager Paul Hitchcock (88) has been named to the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD). 

Eagle Fest set for Aug. 15

Members of the Eagle Nation who want to learn about how to get involved on and off campus will have the chance to learn more at Eagle Fest, set for Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 6 - 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Craft Academy welcomes Class of 2020

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics welcomed the Class of 2020 to Morehead State University's campus on Sunday, Aug. 5. 

Board of Regents to meet Aug. 9

Morehead State University’s Board of Regents will welcome new members and elect officers at a special called meeting to be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. in the DeMoss Suite of the Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER).

MSU hosts Super Summer Camp 2018

Morehead State University's Super Summer Gifted and Talented Camp hosted more than 50 students for a week of immersive learning. 

MSU Undergraduate Research Fellow and mentor recognized by Kentucky Senate

Justin Elswick, an Undergraduate Research Fellow at Morehead State University, and MSU Professor of Education Dr. Lesia Lennex were both invited by Senator Steve West (R-Paris) to be formally recognized by the Kentucky Senate for their outstanding efforts in workforce education.

RSVP receives CNCS grant

Morehead State's Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was recently awarded a federal grant for $125,000 to expand the program's efforts to combat childhood obesity and the opioid epidemic.  

MSU hosts SpaceTrek

Morehead State University welcomed 23 girls to campus July 6-14 for SpaceTrek, an annual residential summer camp that encourages young women to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. 

Neeper, Nelson and Russell take on new roles at MSU

Morehead State University has announced several administrative changes to both the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology and the Caudill College for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

MSU closed July 4

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, Morehead State University will be closed Wednesday, July 4.

MSU adds SOAR program on July 18

Morehead State University will offer an extra Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program Wednesday, July 18, in preparation for the 2018 fall semester.

MSU Ed.D. recognized among most affordable

Grad School Hub has identified Morehead State University as having one of the most affordable online doctorate in adult education and learning degree programs in its recent ranking. 

Career Services prepares students for success

Morehead State University’s Office of Career Services’ mission is to prepare 21st Century students for the global workforce by providing career decision making, professional development and internship/job search assistance to students as well as alumni.

A look back: 2018 Summer Arts Academy

Morehead State University hosted over 50 students from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana for its Summer Arts Academy, June 10-16.

Wells named AD at UPIKE

Morehead State University alumnus Kelly Wells has been named University of Pikeville athletic director. Wells will assume his position July 1 and will succeed Robert Staggs, who is taking on a role in external relations.

CPE amends minimum college admission guidelines

Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education voted to amend administrative regulation 13 KAR 2:020, which sets minimum requirements for admission and course placement standards at state-supported colleges and universities.

Atkins selected to lead diversity initiatives at MSU

Dr. Caroline Atkins of Frankfort has been named as an Assistant Professor and assistant to the Office of the President to specifically lead the diversity efforts at Morehead State University, effective July 1.

MSU’s Eagle Scholars program hosts training

Morehead State University’s Eagle Scholars program held its summer faculty meeting Wednesday, June 13, with nearly 60 high school teachers expected to participate in the 2018-19 school year.

INSIGHT program visits MSU

INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus June 9-16.

MSU at Mt. Sterling hosts youth camp

Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling hosted the third annual “This Land is Our Land Youth Leadership Camp” for sixth through 12th grades June 11-15.

Talent Search awards academic tutoring certificates

Morehead State University’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program collaborated with MSUCorps and Bath County Middle School to provide academic tutoring to eighth grade ETS students during the 2017-18 school year.

MSU grad named KSU interim provost

Morehead State University alumnus Dr. Lucian Yates III has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kentucky State University.

Mraz set to retire from MSPR

One of Morehead State Public Radio’s most recognizable voices will be doing his last newscast this month.

Reis to be panelist for Deshpande Symposium

Jennifer Reis, coordinator of Morehead State University’s Arts Entrepreneurship Minor Program, will be a panelist for the Seventh Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education held at the University of Massachusetts, June 11-13.

Craft Academy students studying abroad in China

Fifteen Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics students are spending part of their summer in Tianjin, China as part of Morehead State University’s Education Aboard program.

CFLC presents 'Off and Running! Cultivating Creative Thinkers'

Economics and entrepreneurship educators from the Booth Entrepreneurship Center at Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky have formed the Coalition for Financial Literacy in the Commonwealth (CFLC) in order to collaborate and combine resources for  teaching personal finance, entrepreneurship and economics throughout Kentucky.

Students present Lunar IceCube in DC

For the second consecutive year, two students from MSU's Space Systems Engineering (SSE) graduate program exhibited the Lunar IceCube at NASA's Technology on the Hill event, which was held May 9, in Washington, D.C.  

Dr. Privott named FCTL director

Morehead State University’s Office of Undergraduate Education and Student Success has announced that Dr. Daryl R. Privott, assistant professor of adult and higher education, has been named director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

Guidelines set for UB Summer Food Services

Morehead State University’s Upward Bound Program will again host the Summer Food Service Program during the 2018 Summer Academy which will run June 4 until July 6.

MSU SBDC assists in opening of business

With help from Morehead State University's Small Business Development Center, Appalachian Beauty School, which opened in South Williamson, Kentucky, in 1977, has a new owner and new home.

Craft Academy offering four summer camps

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is offering four unique summer camps this year designed to spark students' interests in space science, engineering, aeronautics and the arts.

Harstine named Distinguished Alumni Award winner

Gerry Harstine of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was honored as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award during Morehead State University’s College of Business and Technology Banquet.

Rites of Passage celebrated

MSU’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development sponsored its 35th Rites of Passage recognition ceremony on Friday, May 11.

Craft Academy holds second graduation ceremony

MSU’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics held its second graduation Saturday, May 12, at Button Auditorium. A total of 51 students representing 33 counties from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky were recognized during the ceremony.

Morgan, BOR honor Goodpaster

Morehead State University President Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan and Board of Regents members honored former board chair Paul C. Goodpaster during Thursday’s meeting.

BOR approves phased retirements

Morehead State University’s Board of Regents met on Thursday, May 10, for a quarterly work session and a special meeting in the DeMoss Suite at the Center for Health, Education and Research.

Blakeman Memorial Scholarship awarded to four recipients

Morehead State University’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development has announced the 2018 spring recipients of the J.B. Blakeman Memorial Scholarship: Austin Alderson of Morehead, Donovan Cyrus of Ashland, James Frasure of Betsy Layne, and Peyton Pugh of Hyden.

Unger overcomes obstacles to earn degree

When Kaitlin “Katy” Unger of Greenfield, Ohio, graduates from Morehead State University, she will share that proud milestone with more than 1,200 degree earning peers.

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft to address Craft Academy graduates

United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft will be the featured speaker at the graduation ceremony for the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University on Saturday, May 12, at 5 p.m. in Button Auditorium.

MSU police offer campus safety tips

With the ending of the spring semester, Morehead State University’s Police Department offers this advice to the campus community: be aware of your surroundings and take the necessary precautions to avoid loss of your belongings.

MSU dedicates Golding-Yang Art Gallery

The Golding-Yang Art Gallery was officially dedicated Friday, May 4, to honor the late Deeno Golding, his wife Yanya Yang and brother in-law Neng Yang.

MSU Spring Commencement is May 12

Morehead State University will hold its 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, at the Academic-Athletic Center. 

Andrews selected for OVC Hall of Fame

Retired Morehead State President Dr. Wayne D. Andrews and former Austin Peay men’s basketball coach and director of athletics Dave Loos and have been elected into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame.

Craft students present at Experimental Biology Conference

Two students from Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, Callie Arnold of Mount Sterling and Kaylee Whitenack of Lexington, recently presented “Development of a Cell Culture System for the Investigation of the Effects of Microgravity on Cytoskeletal Remodeling and Contraction of A7r5 Smooth Muscle Tissue” at the Experimental Biology (EB) Conference in San Diego, California, April 20-25.

CPE report shows 7.4 percent increase in undergraduate credentials, degrees

Kentucky’s colleges and universities are on track to increase the educational attainment of the state’s working-age population from 45 percent of the population with a postsecondary credential to 60 percent by the year 2030, according to a report released by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

'Health Care Job Fair' held

Morehead State University held its second Health Care Job Fair with 19 organizations, which included employers and graduate schools, participating on April 11.   

Fletcher appointed to KCTCS board

Morehead State University alumnus Dr. Wendy Fletcher (1994) has been appointed to Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents.

MSPR to host CAB meeting

The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m.

Build-A-Bed Project distributes 256 beds

The MSUCorps AmeriCorps program and its partners participated in the eighth annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project held at the Morehead Peddler's Mall. 

‘Take Back Day’ slated for April 28

Morehead State University’s Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a “Take Back Day,” Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

SGA officers for 2018-19 announced

Officers have been elected for Morehead State University's Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Eagle bowlers to compete in ITC

Morehead State University men’s bowling team will compete in the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships (ITC), which opens Thursday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

MSPR earns 16 Kentucky Associated Press Awards

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) staff and students took home a total of 16 awards at the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters (KAPB) competition held Saturday, April 14, in Louisville.

Albert named interim provost

Dr. Jay Morgan, MSU president, has named Dr. Bob Albert to serve as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Albert will serve for a one-year duration beginning July 1.

Trent, Blevins participate in National Service Recognition Day

Morehead Mayor Jim Tom Trent and Rowan County Judge-Executive Walter Blevins joined more than 5,200 elected officials from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico stood together in support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and VISTA Programs.

MSU recognized for online learning excellence

Morehead State University has been ranked among the “Best Online Colleges” in Kentucky and has been named a Top 50 school in “Best Online Accounting Degree” by

MSU rated one of the safest campuses in U.S.

Morehead State University has been ranked 18th in the 2018 Safest College Campuses in the U.S., which is compiled by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

Ratliff named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University’s Dr. Garrick Ratliff, assistant director for guidance counseling services, has been selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

VITA offers tax filing services

During this filing season, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be available at no charge to Morehead State University students, eligible employees and members of the community.

Mason named KMEA music educator of the year

Morehead State University’s Dr. Brian S. Mason, professor of music and coordinator of the percussion studies program, has been named the 2018 Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) College/University Teacher of the Year.

Redwine named to NACAS board

The National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) has announced Morehead State University’s Bill Redwine, assistant vice president for auxiliary services, has joined the board of directors of the NACAS Foundation.

27 students earn Adobe certification

During the fall semester, Morehead State University students in the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences earned 29 total Adobe Certified Associate certifications.

Regional MAT Sessions Planned

College graduates who are interested in a career as a teacher may want to attend one of the upcoming orientations on the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Morehead State University.  Also, those currently enrolled in the MAT Program are invited to attend any of the sessions for advising questions and/or concerns.

MSU top ranked college for 14th straight year

Morehead State University has been recognized for the 14th consecutive year as one of the top public universities in the South in the 2018 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.

Dining Commons dedicated to Rocky Adkins

Officials of Morehead State University along with members of its Board of Regents, local and state legislators today (Tuesday, June 20) honored a distinguished Eagle alumnus, Rocky J. Adkins, who says, he is an Eagle from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet.

Morgan named 14th MSU President

Morehead State University’s Board of Regents announced on March 29 the hiring of Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan as the institution’s 14th president, after a national search.

MSU named Silver Award recipient by Military Friendly

MSU has been named a Silver-level Military Friendly School by Morehead State is committed to veteran students and provides additional services and support to veterans and their families.

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