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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.

The camp was open to girls entering their sophomore year of high school with interests in space science and engineering. It is a collaborative effort between MSU's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, the MSU Space Science Center and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). 

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

First-year and transfer students will register for their classes during these events.

Students also will have their photographs taken for the University’s identification card, the EagleCard, and meet with representatives from financial aid, student housing, food services, and accounting and financial services.

Campus tours will be available.

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Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication and Kentucky filmmaker, is featured in the July 2018 issue of Kentucky Living Magazine.

Kentucky Living outlines Middleton’s new film, "Map Dot Kentucky," that begins to air this month on the KET family of networks.

"Map Dot Kentucky" chronicles Travel Blogger Corey Ramsey and his explorations throughout Kentucky one small map dot at a time.

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Morehead State Public Radio has named Leeann Akers news director.

Her first day will be July 1. Akers will succeed Chuck Mraz, who will retire June 30.

“We are excited to have Leeann lead our award-winning news team. Leeann is a smart and passionate journalist who strives for excellence in reporting,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager.

A two-time graduate of Morehead State University, she earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre and master’s degree in communications. She has served as MSPR assistant new director for the past year.

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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.

With the amended policy, traditional high school students would need a high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to meet minimum admission requirements to enter a public four-year university.

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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.

Wells is entering his 13th year at UPIKE, becoming the all-time wins leader in men’s basketball at 287-102. He won the NAIA National Championship in 2011, has captured four MSC titles and coached 23 All-Americans.

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The Morehead State University Service Award Committee has recommended that Dr. Frances “Fran” L. Helphinstine be the recipient of the 2018 Founders Award for University Service.

MSU’s Board of Regents approved the action during its June meeting. She will be presented with the award during Morehead State University’s Homecoming Banquet Friday, Oct. 19, at the Morehead Conference Center.

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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.

First year AmeriCorps tutor, Haley Wells, worked daily with eighth grade Educational Talent Search students with the goal to raise reading scores in Bath County. A total of 15 students received certificates of completion on May 23 for their participation and hard work in the academic tutoring program.

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

He begins the position on July 1. Yates was inducted into the MSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2012.

“It is with great excitement that we welcome Provost Yates back to the ‘College on the Hill,’” KSU President Christopher Brown said of Yates acceptance and homecoming.

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After 10 days of bridging cultural gaps with songs and smiles, Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers have returned home from their concert tour of Spain.

The choirs, led by Dr. Greg Detweiler, professor of music, presented five full concerts and four additional mini-concerts to packed audiences in Madrid, Toledo, Alcalá la Real, Valencia, Monserrat, Barcelona and the Úbeda International Festival of Music and Dance.

Participating were:

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

Chuck Mraz, who came to Kentucky to work at WMKY in 1986, will retire at the end of the month after more than 30 years with the station.

“It has been a great ride,” said Mraz. “More than 30 years ago, I came to WMKY not knowing anyone in the area. After 30 years, I leave with a lot of friends and a lot of great memories.”

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

In its 12th year, the program is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind, Big East Educational Cooperative, and KSB Charitable Foundation.

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Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be on exhibit June 4 through Aug. 29 at Morehead State University’s Golding-Yang gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building.

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Exhibition juror is Daniel Pfalzgraf, currently the curator for the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana.

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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. 

Kennedy Haught of Kenova, West Virginia, and Sarah Wilczewsk of Cleveland, Ohio, presented the satellite before 350 event attendees and eight members of Congress.

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Morehead State University has been included in U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly school rankings.

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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.

"Take Flight: an FPV Drone Racing Camp" will be held June 21 and 22 and is open to incoming eighth and ninth grade students. During the two-day non-residential camp, students will learn to build, fly and race FPV drones. The cost of the camp is $250 and includes lunch, snacks and camp materials.

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Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) will take a nostalgic trip back to the past with a new program exploring the 'golden years of radio.'

Leon Smothers is the creator, writer and host of “That Was Radio.”

In addition to providing an overview of radio programs from the 1930s through 1950s, “That Was Radio” will go behind the programs to explore the personalities and events that inspired and shaped those programs. Along the way, the series will examine how the shows were made, and discuss their importance and impact on radio.

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Family, friends, and supporters unable to attend Morehead State University’s Spring Commencement in person will be able to watch the ceremonies live on their computer or most mobile device.

MSU will stream live video from the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. events on Saturday, May 12. The live video feed will be available via the link approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the ceremonies.

The link for the video stream is http://ovcdigitalnetwork.com/watch/?Live=6603.

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Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will host its second graduation Saturday, May 12, at 5 p.m. in Button Auditorium.

A total of 52 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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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. The ceremony was held at the Claypool-Young Art Building.

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Morehead State University announced last week its plans to freeze tuition for the 2018-19 school year.

Dr. Jay Morgan, MSU president, has added that housing rates will be the same for next year (with the exception of Andrews Hall).

“This is another example of how Morehead State University is working for students and their families. In these uncertain times, MSU is doing its very best to make the Eagle experience an affordable value,” said Morgan.

The rates are tentative until the MSU Board of Regents approves them at the June meeting.

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

The meeting will be held in the MSPR studios, located in Breckinridge Hall on the Morehead State University campus. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the MSU campus. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the network. MSPR serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

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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.

The event gives the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

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Morehead State University has announced its plans to freeze tuition for the upcoming year.

"Part of MSU's dedication to student success is not just an experience that combines personalized attention and high-quality academic programs, but making that experience affordable to students and families," said Dr. Jay Morgan, MSU president.

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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. The awards recognize the best in television and radio journalism in 2017.

The awards were announced for both professional and college entries.

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Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) had announced the recipients of two station leadership awards.

Arlo Barnette is the recipient of the 2018 MSPR/CAB Student Leadership Award while Jacob Lindberg is the recipient of the 2018 MSPR Outstanding Student Award.

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Morehead State University’s Department of Music, Threatre and Dance will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Lucille Caudill Little Theatre in Breckinridge Hall, April 17-21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m.

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Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a concert Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Morehead’s First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street.

The concert, titled Concert Dulce, is a fundraising event for its May tour of Spain. Complimentary desserts and coffee will be served at intermission.

There will be a $5 general admission charge at the door.

Dr. Greg Detweiler conducts the 41-voice Concert Choir and 13-voice Chamber Singers.

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Morehead State University’s Earthwise Eagles will hold its annual Campuswide Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of Allie Young Hall.

The event will include a free concert featuring performances by Byrd Law, the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) Mountain Music Ambassadors, Bedford and The Woodsheep. The concert begins at 10:30 a.m. and will run for the duration of the celebration.

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Are you a Morehead State University student, alum or community member interested in a career in health care? If so, the Health Care Job Fair at MSU may be the opportunity for which you have been searching.

The event is co-sponsored by the Morehead State University Department of Nursing and Career Services.

The fair will be held in the Center for Health Education and Research (CHER) Room 102 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Graduate programs and employers from health care related fields will be in attendance.

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