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Author and retired astronaut Don Thomas will present a lecture on Wednesday, July 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Morehead State University Space Science Center.

Following the talk, Thomas will host a book signing in the Space Science Center lobby from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Thomas is taking part in Go For Launch!, a four-day program that uses space exploration as a platform to launch student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), while encouraging development of teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

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There is still time for new or returning students to register for Morehead State University’s 2017 fall academic term.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 14, at MSU and its regional campuses; registration is available online.

Registration for Fall 2017 is available online at http://my.moreheadstate.edu

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On July 1, 2017, Morehead State University welcomed it’s 14th president Dr. Jay Morgan.

While Dr. Morgan may be a new presence on the campus of Morehead State University, his prior experience in numerous facets of higher education makes him a familiar face around Kentucky.

Dr. Morgan is known both around the Capitol and on many of Kentucky campuses through his work with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, as well as his time in far western Kentucky.

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Morehead State University’s Imaging Sciences Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will offer free, two-dimensional fetal ultrasounds to expectant mothers.

The ultrasound examinations will be given July 20 through July 25 by appointment only on the fourth floor of the Center for Health, Education and Research, Room 402, in the University’s sonography lab.

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Morehead State University’s Early College Program held its summer faculty meeting with nearly 60 high school faculty instructors that will participate in the 2017-18 school year.

More than 60 high schools and area technology centers will offer MSU classes with nearly 3,000 high school students participating in the program in the upcoming year.

Qualifying students are given the opportunity to prepare for the future while attending high school. In the program, students may enroll in a course taught in their high school and receive college credit for successful completion.

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Morehead State University's Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication and Kentucky filmmaker, will have his documentary “Between The Rock and the Commonwealth” begin airing Monday, July 3, at 9 p.m. on KET and Sunday, July 9, at 8 p.m. on KET2.

The film is simultaneously airing on WOSU Ohio Public Television in conjunction with KET and details the controversial removal of Indian Head Rock from the river in 2007 and the ensuing legal battle between Ohio and Kentucky about ownership rights.

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As his journalism career winds down, Morehead State Public Radio’s Dan Conti has written a book that chronicles his more than three decades as a broadcaster and revisits some of the stories he covered, wrote about and researched in later years.

Conti’s book “A Reporter’s Notebook and Other Stuff” by is a retrospective on big events, plus a few reflections on influential childhood experiences.

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Morehead State University Alumni Association Board President Jason Rainey and president-elect Dr. Jason Marion presented Dr. Wayne D. Andrews with a resolution granting him honorary life membership in MSU’s Alumni Association. The Alumni Association Board of Directors unanimously voted to pass the resolution in January 2017.

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Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM) has announced several changes to its broadcast schedule.

Starting July 1, Mountain Stage returns to MSPR, Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m. For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two-hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 150 stations across America.

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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.”

The group dedicated the new dining facility, “The Rocky Adkins Dining Commons.”

“I can’t think of anyone else that deserves this more than Rocky,” said Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, MSU president. “What he has given to and means to this University, is an outstanding legacy.”

The Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math and Science Programs at Morehead State University began thier 51st summer June 4 with a record high enrollment of 224 students.

UB Programs are academic programs designed to help students prepare for college by developing academic, social and cultural skills needed for success in post-secondary education.

The MSU programs serve Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Johnson, Lawrence, Lewis, Magoffin, Mason, Menifee, Morgan and Rowan counties.

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MSUTeach Program members attended the 2017 UTeach Conference, May 22-25, in Austin, Texas.

Attendees included five students and 11 faculty, staff, and administrators. Dr. Mike Dobranski and Dr. Edna Schack, co-directors, invited a cross-section of faculty and students to attend the conference to broaden the perspectives and understanding of the UTeach model.

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INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus June 10-17.

In its 11th year, the program is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind, Kentucky Education Development Corporation (KEDC), and KSB Charitable Foundation.

Morehead State University hosted nearly 60 students from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana for its Summer Arts Academy, June 4-10.

The Academy consisted of six full days of activities, including individual and group instruction in a chosen area – music, art and design, theater and creative writing.

Morehead State University's Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication, and Kentucky filmmaker will have his documentary “Far Above The Rolling Campus: A History of Morehead State University” begin airing on the KET family of networks starting June 19.

The film was co-produced by convergent media (CVM) graduate John Tanner Blevins (16.) The film took 19 months to complete and includes archival photographs, 16 mm film, audio recordings and modern interviews to encompasses the 130-year history of Morehead State University.

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Morehead State University will host the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program. MSU is in its second year of a three-year contract with the program.

The scholars arrive on campus, Sunday, June 18, with numerous activities planned for the 380 students throughout their stay.

Morehead State University President Wayne D. Andrews and other University, state and local officials will host a dedication celebration of the Rocky Adkins Dining Commons, Tuesday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m.

The event will be held on the patio of the dining commons.

The public is invited.

“The Rock” was built on the site of the former Waterfield Hall. The 25,000 square foot dining commons overlooks the central residential community. The project was designed by EOP Architects, Lexington.

Morehead State University will host the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program.

MSU is in its second year of a three-year contract with the program.

The scholars arrive on campus, Sunday, June 18, with numerous activities planned for the 380 students throughout their stay.

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Morehead State University's Board of Regents approved a $152.2 million operating budget, granted tenure and the rank of professor to incoming president Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan, granted emeritus status to retiring president Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, and announced the selection of Dr. David Saxon for the Founders Award during its quarterly meeting held Thursday, June 8.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center “A Day in the Country 2017” was held Saturday, June 3, at the Morehead Conference Center.

The event brought more than 50 self-taught artists from more than 10 states together to display and offer their work for sale. Visitors to the show experienced wood carvings, stone carvings, painting, and more.

This year featured exhibition is “Bruce New: The Night Is Only a Dream” which presents more than 60 works by the Somerset artist.

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) has announced the recipients of its 26th annual Harry Barfield Scholarship awards program.

Morehead State University’s Charles “Chas” Jenkins and Jacob Miller were among five recipients that will receive $2,500 scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Jenkins, a sophomore, is the son of Genny and Greg Jenkins of Morehead. Miller, a senior, is the son of Mike and Lori Miller of Covington.

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This year’s Academy will host nearly 60 students from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana. Open to all incoming freshman through graduating seniors in high school, the Summer Arts Academy is a six-day residential arts camp.

The Academy exists to nurture students’ development in the arts in a setting which allows interaction with expert faculty and the opportunity to work with other students who share specific interests in music, theatre, art and design and creative writing.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) has announced its upcoming exhibition, “Bruce New: The Night Is Only a Dream.” The opening reception will be held Friday, June 2, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

The exhibition presents more than 60 of the Somerset artists collages, drawings and paintings.

New was born in 1970 and raised in Somerset, about a 90-minute drive south of Lexington. After many years in Richmond, he recently moved back to his hometown.

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Wayne Martin was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award during Morehead State University’s College of Business and Technology Banquet.

“I was thrilled when the faculty selected Wayne as this year’s recipient,” said Dr. Bob Albert, dean of the college. “He had an impressive career which makes him a most worthy recipient of this recognition. He is truly an outstanding role model for our students.”

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Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will host its first graduation Saturday, May 13, at 5 p.m. in Button Auditorium.

A total of 55 students representing 33 counties from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be recognized at the ceremony.

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics opened in August 2015. Joseph and Kelly Craft of Lexington initially pledged $4 million in support of the Academy, which was the single largest cash gift in the history of the University.

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Morehead State University students Rikki Jones Nelson, Michael Jones, Alex Caudill, Iva Conway, Michael Tucker, Xavier Adkins, Robert Adams, Nick Garrison and Noah Wessel, along with faculty member Jeffrey Hill, will have their work featured on an upcoming episode of KET’s "Kentucky Life."

The students produced segments on MSU Sports Radio and Ashland’s Garden Roller Rink which will air on Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 14, at 4 p.m. on KET and on Monday, May 15, at 7 p.m. on KET2.

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Morehead State University will hold its 2017 Spring Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13, at the Academic-Athletic Center.

During the two programs, President Wayne D. Andrews will confer degrees on nearly 1,200 graduate and undergraduate students.

The first commencement program will start at 10 a.m. Students in the College of Business and Technology and College of Science will participate.

Jasmine Olivia Prince of Fairborn, Ohio, will be the morning student speaker. She is the daughter of Edward and Michelle Prince.

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The annual aerospace industry day “IF Aerospace” was hosted by Morehead State University and the Innovation Network at the Morehead Conference Center on Wednesday, April 19. 

The idea behind the event is to bring aerospace companies in Kentucky together with state government and with research centers and universities to discuss the future of the aerospace industry in the Commonwealth.  Aerospace is the number one economic driver in the state, surpassing $10.8 billion in 2016.

Morehead State University will present the annual President’s Spring Concert on the Lawn Thursday, April 27, at Wayne D. and Susan H. Andrews Hall lawn.

The event, which will begin at 5 p.m., is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at the Recreation and Wellness Center lot. 

This year's entertainment will feature the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.

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The MSU Farm will offer a wide selection of flower and vegetable plants to the public during its annual plant sale, April 28-30 and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays May 5-14.

Annual and perennial flowers, vegetable plants and herbs will be available, all of which were grown and cared for by MSU agricultural science students. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the University Farm.

The following plants will be available:

Annual flowers: Petunias, Geraniums, Begonias, Impatients, Dahlias, Zinnias, Cosmos, Snapdragons, Coleus and more.

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