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Family, friends, and supporters unable to attend Morehead State University’s Fall 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 10:30 a.m. ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 10. 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://www.ovcdigitalnetwork.com/watch/?Live=5026

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Morehead State University officials announced today (Tuesday, November 22) that head basketball coach Sean Woods has been suspended with pay, effective immediately.

"Resulting from complaints received, the institution has begun an investigation involving the head basketball coach. While we continue through the formal process, we believe it is prudent to suspend the coach until the investigation is finished," said Brian Hutchinson, director of athletics.

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Morehead State University Public Radio General Manager Paul Hitchcock was one of eight participants who completed the Kentucky Arts Council’s Community Scholars program to learn how to be a more effective community asset.

“It’s important to promote and preserve the diverse and rich heritage of arts and culture in our region to enhance our community and our lives. The Community Scholar program is a fine example of how the Kentucky Arts Council is a strong advocate for the people of Kentucky to value and benefit from the arts,” said Hitchcock.

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Morehead State University has for the eighth straight year been named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media.

First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is a comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

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Officials of Morehead State University along with members of its Board of Regents, local and state legislators held a dedication ceremony today (Friday, Nov. 11) for Padula Hall at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex (on KY 377 north of Morehead).

The 24-bed hall is dedicated in memory of Michael Padula, who was farm maintenance supervisor from 1989 until his death in 2012.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center will host its annual Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at the Laughlin Health Building, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

With more than 100 artists and craftspeople from Kentucky and other states, arts and craft fair is the largest and most diverse event of its kind in the region.

The Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair offers visitors a wide and varied selection of regional arts and crafts, ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge, including many holiday decorations and gifts.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Small Business Development Center will host the 2016 Regional Entrepreneur Conference, Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center, 111 East First Street.

The conference is an evening event to celebrate the small business owner, entrepreneur, and to provide networking opportunity while encouraging economic growth.

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Morehead State University values and honors all the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces.

MSU continues to take great pride in recognizing Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, as a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

At 11 a.m., a wreath ceremony will be held next to the Veterans Wall near the Rowan County Arts Center on Main Street.

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Morehead State University has been acknowledged as one of the "Safest Colleges in Kentucky" by BackgroundChecks.org , a site devoted to public safety and open government.

"There are many things to consider when choosing a college, and campus safety is an extremely important factor," said Dr. Jason Bentley, vice president for student success. "Chief (Merrell) Harrison, his entire staff and the strong partnerships with students and the local community are all part of making MSU a safe and inclusive community."

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Come celebrate Halloween with songs from stage and screen.

Get ready to laugh, dance and scream along with all your favorite scary movie themes, Broadway musical show-stoppers, and more, all guaranteed to make you shiver with fright and delight.

Join your host, Genny Jenkins, for "Halloween of Stage and Screen," Monday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. on Morehead State Public Radio.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the campus of MSU and serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

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Morehead State University’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety will present “Campus Sustainability Week,” Oct. 23-29.

Activities are open to campus and the Morehead community.

Monday, Oct. 24, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Day – Mondays are the busiest day for the Morehead Community Recycling Center and volunteers are needed to help sort material. Come anytime between 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. All volunteers who work at least one hour will receive a free Earthwise Eagles T-shirt and entered into a raffle for prizes.

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The 2016 Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Breckinridge Hall on the campus of Morehead State University.

The conference, sponsored annually by the Morehead State Writing Project, is targeted to meet the needs of both creative writers as well as teachers of academic writing. Creative writing sessions on poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing will be available.

For educators, the conference features sessions that address the needs of Primary, Secondary, and Post-secondary students.

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Jen Swearington and Leslie Pearson, two creative entrepreneurs, will lecture and host workshops on the Morehead State University campus.

Swearington, owner of Jennythreads, will visit Oct.  26 and 27.  Jennythreads is a handmade fashion company from Asheville, North Carolina.  Swearington designs her line of art-to-wear clothing out of the Jennythreads retail store, exhibits and sells nationally at retail and wholesale markets, and teaches fashion and surface design at acclaimed art and craft schools.

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Continuing a “time-warped” Halloween tradition, Morehead State University’s Department of Art and Design, Arts and Humanities Council and Spectrum will present its annual Costume Contest and Rocky Horror Picture Show film screening on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Claypool-Young Art Building.

The campus and community are invited to express themselves through costume during the contest to be held in the main gallery of Claypool-Young. The celebration starts at 7 p.m. with refreshments and live music; and the costume parade and judging begins at 7:45 p.m.

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Morehead State University's Space Science Center will host a debate featuring American and Russian perspectives on the Cold War. The event will be held at the SSC’s Star Theater Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Morehead State University acknowledged as one of the “Safest Colleges in Kentucky” by BackgroundChecks.org, a site devoted to public safety and open government.

“There are many things to consider when choosing a college, and campus safety is an extremely important factor,” said Dr. Jason Bentley, vice president for student success. “Chief (Merrell) Harrison, his entire staff and the strong partnerships with students and the local community are all part of making MSU a safe and inclusive community.”

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Morehead State University’s Office of Enrollment Services will host Open House programs Saturday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon in Button Auditorium on the Morehead campus.

According to enrollment services, the Open House events will be an excellent opportunity for students and families to discover why MSU has been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report for 13 straight years.

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Poet Rose McLarney received the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Achievement in Appalachian Writing Tuesday, Oct. 11, in a ceremony held at the Kentucky Folk Art Center.

Currently an assistant professor of English at Auburn University, her second book “Its Day Being Gone” was selected as a National Poetry Series Winner in 2015 and published by Penguin Books.

A native of North Carolina, she also serves as co-editor-in-chief and poetry editor of Southern Humanities Review.

Morehead State University alumni and friends are invited to campus for the annual Homecoming celebration, Oct. 13-15.

The annual homecoming parade will be held on Main Street at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.13.

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Students from Raceland High School visited the Morehead State University campus, as part of the Early College Program, Thursday, Oct. 6.

More than 50 high and technical schools offered MSU classes during the fall semester with nearly 2,500 high school students participating in the program.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its upcoming exhibition, “The Devil Made Us Do It: Depiction of Satan in Kentucky Folk Art.”

When the first European immigrants stepped onto the shores of North America, they brought the devil with them. From the Salem witch trials to bluesmen at the crossroads to modern horror movies, Satan has always been a leading character in American folk and popular culture. This exhibition examines how the character of the devil has been portrayed by generations of self-taught Kentucky artists. 

Morehead State University held its annual Browning Orchard Festival Sunday, Oct. 2.

Participants enjoyed an afternoon of hayrides, horse-back rides, food, family-friendly activities and musical entertainment by the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.

The orchard is located at (10955 Wallingford Road) Wallingford in Fleming County.

Morehead State University will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, for the Wayne D. and Susan H. Andrews Residence Hall.

The hall was built on the site of the former Regents and Wilson Halls. At a cost of $28 million, the new hall will provide space for 550 residents. It will provide suite style rooms, student/study meeting areas, and will have Wi-Fi connectivity throughout. Sherman Carter Barnhart of Lexington designed the building.

The residence hall is funded with institutional bonds paid by rental fees from residents.

Morehead State University’s Concert Choir will host the 2nd annual Chili Cook-off Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

Proceeds from the dinner will support the choir’s next international tour.

The meal will consist of competition chili and your choice of pimento cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Children 2 and under are free.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its upcoming exhibition, “The Devil Made Us Do It: Depiction of Satan in Kentucky Folk Art.” 

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

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Morehead State University’s Blue and Gold Marching Band Championship will be held on the MSU campus Saturday, Sept. 24. A total of 12 high school bands from Indiana and Kentucky will participate in the event at Jayne Stadium.

Music faculty in Morehead State University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will be spotlighted in an evening performance on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Duncan Recital Hall in Baird Music Hall.

This annual showcase recital gives the campus, community and area school music programs the opportunity to hear MSU Music faculty in a solo and chamber ensemble setting. The program promises to be diverse and appealing to all concert goers.

For nearly four decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times.

This year marked the 37th annual Family Weekend celebrated Sept. 16-18.

A variety of activities were planned for Family Weekend highlighted by the Eagle football team victory over Lincoln, 56-6.

Morehead State University has been recognized for the 13th consecutive year as one of the top public universities in the South in the 2017 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.

"We are very pleased to be selected again this year as one of the outstanding regional public universities by this respected college guide," said MSU President Wayne D. Andrews. “We continue to improve the quality of life of our students, alumni and community.”

For almost four decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times. This year marks the 37th Annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 16-18.

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