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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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Morehead State University’s Space Science Center was voted number one in two aerospace categories in "The Best of the Aerospace Industry in the American South.”

The Space Science Center ranked first in The Best Aerospace R&D in Kentucky and Kentucky's Best Colleges for Aerospace Worker Training. The rankings appear in the current issue of Southern Business and Development magazine.

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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, Senior Corps and VISTA Programs.

Trent and Blevins participated in a national day of recognition Tuesday, April 3, to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve. Together, the elected officials represent more than 216 million citizens.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has promoted Morehead State University alumnus Jennifer Rieffer (94) to general manager for WDKY (FOX) in Lexington. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, EVP and chief operating officer, of Sinclair’s television group.

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A Craft Academy student was among four Kentucky high school students to win the 29th Annual Secretary of State's Essay Contest.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized the four students at a ceremony at Rupp Arena during the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament.

Among the winners was Craft Academy's Victoria Kelly Brunson of Somerset. Other winners were:

9th Grade, Nevaeh Hope Dearmond, Logan County High School, Russellville

10th Grade, Chloe Morgan Watkins, Logan County High School, Russellville

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MSU’s Saudi Students Club has three primary goals. The first is to serve as a resource for Saudi students studying at MSU. The second is to share their country’s values, culture and traditions with non-Saudis. The third is to give back to the community in which they live and learn.

Morehead State University will observe “Spring Break" March 19-23 for students; however, MSU offices will remain open.

The Office of Enrollment Services will be open Monday-Friday, and may be reached at 606-783-2000 for additional information.

Camden-Carroll Library will be closed March 17, 18 and 24. The library will be open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March 19-23.

The Wellness Center will be open from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 and 24; 4-7 p.m. Sunday March 18; Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23, open from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.; 2-10 p.m., Sunday, March 25.

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Morehead State Public Radio has finalists in multiple categories in preliminary results from the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcast (KAPB) Contest.

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Morehead State University’s Dr. Ronald D. Morrison, professor of English, has published an essay that explores connections between the country-rock band Blackberry Smoke and the poetry of William Wordsworth.

The essay titled “Wordsworth’s ‘Michael,’ the Georgic, and Blackberry Smoke” appears in the volume Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2, edited by James Rovira and published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield.

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Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will host a chili competition, an all you can eat dinner and a concert Tuesday, March 6, at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

Contestants will receive a free ticket for the dinner and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. The dinner will feature chili of all sorts. Tortilla chips, crackers, iced tea, lemonade and desserts will be provided.

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Are you a Morehead State University student, alum or community member and looking for full-time work, a part-time position or an internship? Are you considering graduate school or would you like to get your name out to employers?

If so, the Spring Career Fair at MSU may be the opportunity for which you have been searching.

The fair will be held in the Laughlin Health Building gym from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Graduate programs and employers from a variety of fields will be in attendance, including both the private and public sectors.

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Retired Morehead State University Department of Music Chair Dr. Christopher S. Gallaher, age 77, of Morehead, passed Feb. 25.

Born June 10, 1940, in Ashland, he was the son of A. Frank and Bethel Christian Gallaher.

Gallaher earned an AB degree in music education/composition in 1962 at Morehead State; a Masters in Music (theory and trumpet) degree at Indiana University in 1965 and a Ph.D. degree in music theory/composition/trumpet in 1975 from Indiana University.

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Morehead State University’s Board of Regents met on Thursday, Feb. 22, for a quarterly work session.

During the work session, MSU President Dr. Joseph (Jay) Morgan relayed plans to the Board to reduce administrative positions by eliminating one vice president position, three assistant vice president positions, and several director positions through an administrative reorganization.

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Morehead State University’s Division of Student Success has announced that Megan Boone has been named interim director of the Office of Career Services.

Boone succeeds Julia Hawkins.

“We have all the confidence that Megan will do an outstanding job,” said Russ Mast, interim vice president for student success. “Career Services is another office that really aids the students and the community with its outstanding programs and events.”

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Morehead State University’s Star Theater will feature several of its most popular live programs in February.

The programs will start Friday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. with "Sunstruck," followed by "Hypnotica laser program" at 7 p.m. and "Electrolaze laser program" at 8 p.m.

Programs will continue on Saturday, Feb. 17, with afternoon showings of "One World, One Sky" and "They Might Be Giants" at 1 p.m., "Night Sky Tour" at 2:15 p.m., and "Cosmic Colors" at 3:30 p.m. 

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The Morehead Writing Project will hold its 2018 Spring Writer's Retreat on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Folk Art Center.

The event encourages participants to explore the traditions, culture and colorful characters in their families.

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Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) has announced three new members to its Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Joining the nine-member volunteer board are Collin Alexander, Shayla Ring and Jeanette Tesmer. The other board members are Katelyn Clark, Sarah Dailey, David Gregory, Krys Lynam, Steve O’Connor and Molly Smothers.

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