December 2nd -- The 2013 Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste will be held Thursday December 5th and Friday December 6th beginning at 6 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception and holiday music on the third floor of the Adron Doran University Center. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. in the Crager Room. http://www.moreheadstate.edu/madrigal/
Morehead State University has been ranked 12th in the South in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The new rankings provide data and information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members.
Joshua Brunner, Alex Hey, Kitaro Lewis, John Coleman, Michael Jackson, Steven Lester, Ronald Cooper and Brandon Bornhauser have all been tabbed to the Pioneer Football League Honorable Mention list for the 2013 season.
Brunner, a junior from Pittsburgh, and Hey, a sophomore from Bryan, Ohio, blocked for an offensive unit that averaged 240 passing yards, 129 rushing yards and 369 total yards. The Eagles allowed just 1.6 sacks per game, which ranked third in the PFL.
Junior Angelo Warner posted 19 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals to help the Morehead State men's basketball team score a 74-69 victory over Wright State on Monday night (Dec. 2) at MSU’s Johnson Arena.
"Angelo is our do-it-all guy," Head Coach Sean Woods said. "He's as consistent and tough as any player I've ever coached. Angelo had another really solid game for us, especially down the stretch, and was a big key in our victory."
A co-editor of a new, literary anthology called “Kentucky’s Twelve Days of Christmas” will be in Morehead this Tuesday night (Dec. 3) to read from the book. Author and poet James Goode will promote the work during a 6:30 appearance at the Kentucky Folk Art Center.
Goode says it’s a collection of stories, poetry and songs by Kentucky authors.
“All of the material in the book has to do with Christmas. It includes short fiction, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, poetry and songs.” –James Goode
Morehead State junior Angelo Warner has been named Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week for the period of Nov. 25-Dec. 1 after averaging 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals in a pair of Las Vegas Invitational games.
Warner, a 6-foot-2 guard, connected on 64 percent (18-of-28) from the field and 67 percent (6-of-9) from the free-throw line. He registered 22 points in a win over Chattanooga on Thanksgiving Day and 22 more in an overtime setback to Gardner-Webb the following day.
Kentucky Space LLC (KS) announced Wednesday that at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night KentuckySat-2 ( KySat-2) was launched from the NASA Launch Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia. Shortly after liftoff the spacecraft was successfully inserted into orbit at 500 km x 500 km @ 40.5 degrees. Ground operation stations in Kentucky, the U.S. and Japan have reported receiving data packets from the satellite indicating that systems are functioning normally.
Morehead State University’s president says he’s looking forward to hearing what eastern Kentuckians have to say about the region’s economic future. Doctor Wayne Andrews is talking about the summit in Pikeville next week hosted by the newly-formed organization, Shaping Our Appalachian Region. He’s a member of the SOAR group.
The Morehead State volleyball team will travel to Champaign, Ill., to face No. 13 national seed Illinois in the NCAA Tournament. The first-round match, which is set for Friday (Dec. 6) at 8 p.m., will take place at Huff Hall.
The winner of Morehead State vs. Illinois will take on the winner of Louisville vs. Marquette on Saturday at 8 p.m. U of L and Marquette play on Friday (Dec. 6) at 5:30 p.m. Morehead State (27-7) earned the automatic berth from the Ohio Valley Conference and is making its second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Morehead State men's basketball team returns to Johnson Arena on Monday (Dec. 2) when it entertains Horizon League opponent Wright State at 7 p.m. The Eagles have not played at home since Nov. 17.
The Raiders, who have won four of their last five games, are 5-3 on the season. The Eagles, who have won four of their last six contests, are 6-3 overall. MSU owns a 6-5 advantage in the all-time series against WSU.
Western Kentucky broke open a two-point game at the half with a 16-2 run and held the Morehead State women's basketball team without a field goal for the first nine minutes of the final period as the Hilltoppers defeated the Eagles, 65-52, at E.A. Diddle Arena Sunday (Dec. 1).
WKU improved to 5-2 and won for the 15th straight time over MSU. The Eagles slipped to 4-5 with their third consecutive setback.
The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening.
“Listening Is An Act Of Love: A StoryCorps Special” presents six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions.
Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his nine-year-old nephew, Benji, animated in the inimitable style of The Rauch Brothers.
As Kentuckians prepare their Thanksgiving feast, they’re advised to add fruits to the menu.
As for concerns about the presence of pesticides and other farm chemicals, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist Rick Bessin says farmers have long been urged to assess the need for such chemicals and minimize their use.
The president of the Kentucky State Fair Board says it’ll lose money next year but should be operating in the black within two years.
Cliff Rippetoe testified Monday (Nov. 25) before the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue. He says the board is projected to lose two-point-three million dollars in the next fiscal year, but should generate two-point-five million dollars over expenses the following year.
High stepping horses along with their riders will bring some holiday cheer to the Kentucky Horse Park. The Alltech Arena is the site for “The Spirit of the Horse: A Holiday Equine Extravaganza.” About 18 high level dressage performance horses ridden by championship riders participate in the 55 minute production.
Despite scoring the game's first 11 points, the Morehead State women's basketball saw host Cleveland State use a 27-2 first-half run to gain momentum and defeat the Eagles 76-67 Wednesday (Nov. 27) at the Wolstein Center.
The Vikings improved to 2-3, while MSU dropped its first road game of the year and fell to 4-4 overall.
Senior guard Terrice Robinson scored a game-high 29 points, her fifth 20+ game this year. Junior forward Casey Ryans added a season-high 10 points, while freshman forward Billie Hearn registered a career-best eight points.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses account for 54% of all retail sales in the United States. Now in its fourth year, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to shop local, keeping more dollars in the community.
It is almost time again for the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music to host it's fall semester finale concert. As MSPR's Joshua Grandison reports, the beloved event can be enjoyed by people of any age, and from any background...
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“The New Colossus” was a poem written by Emma Lazarus to describe the Statue of Liberty, signifying a country dedicated to freedom for oppressed people, not colossal military might. One line from that poem, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free” gives us the title of this show. Next year, our state legislature will deliberate a bill regarding the rights of our citizens—a smoking ban. You can help, and we will show you how.
Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music will present an evening of traditional music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Morehead Conference Center.
“Sounds of Our Heritage” is the finale concert by all sections of band classes offered for the fall semester. Ensemble classes are offered in several styles, Bluegrass, Old Time String Band, Old Time Country, and groups that address those styles plus, Western Swing, Celtic, Blues and Gospel and a Traditional Vocal Ensemble.
Morehead State senior Chad Posthumus has been named Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week after posting 37 points (12.3 pg) and 50 rebounds (16.7 pg) in three contests last week. The Eagles went 2-1 with wins over Northern Kentucky and Nevada.
Posthumus pulled down a game-best 16 rebounds at Northern Kentucky. He also tallied a career-high 21 points and game-high 18 rebounds at nationally-ranked UCLA. The center then recorded 10 points and a game-best 16 rebounds at Nevada.
It could be another couple of months before a decision is made on where to build a new Rowan County jail. Judge Executive Jim Nickell says the committee responsible for picking a site still has plenty of locations under consideration…
The county is looking to build a detention center that would house about 300 inmates. It has until 2016 to complete the facility.
Morehead State University’s president says higher education is not likely to get the kinds of increases in state appropriations Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is seeking in the next two-year budget. However, Doctor Wayne Andrews says the
CPE has developed a proposal that addresses the state’s needs and moves Kentucky’s public colleges and universities forward.
The Council is asking for a 4.9% funding hike in 2014 and 5.3% the following year. Andrews thinks that’s reasonable…