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The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will host a closing reception for the exhibition “STITCH: Contemporary Textile Art from Kentucky and Surrounding States,” Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Nick DeFord, exhibition juror and program director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, will give a juror’s talk at 6 p.m. in the gallery. 

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With the start of the fall semester, Morehead State University’s Police Department offers this advice to the campus community: be aware of your surroundings and take the necessary precautions to avoid loss of your belongings.

“It is not uncommon to see an increase in crime at this time of year,” said MSU Police Chief Merrell J. Harrison. “On the campus, everyone is busy with the start of the year activities and often fail to adhere to the safety rules that they usually follow.”

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Morehead State University honored four individuals during the University’s Fall Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

The 2017 award recipients were Dr. Timothy Hare, professor of anthropology, Distinguished Faculty Service Award; Dr. Geoff Gearner, professor of biology, Distinguished Teacher Award; Dr. Janelle Hare, professor of biology, Distinguished Researcher; and Matt Collinsworth, senior director cultural outreach preservation education at the Kentucky Folk Art Center, Distinguished Staff Service Award.

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Morehead State University’s Star Theater will host special presentations of the program “Totality,” Aug. 14 through 18.

"Totality" is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses.

The 25-minute program, produced by Bays Mountain Planetarium, examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur and what wonderful sights they create. It also looks back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.

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Morehead State University’s Class of 2021 will begin to move into residence halls Wednesday during “New Student Move-In Days.”

Volunteers from across campus will be on hand to assist with the move-in.

According enrollment services, a class of approximately 1,300 first-time freshman students will attend MSU in the fall 2017 term.

Highlighting Thursday will be the New Student Induction Ceremony at Laughlin Health Building. The goal of this event is to mark the official beginning of the new student’s academic career and welcome them to the MSU family.

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As a prelude to the 2017 Fall Semester at Morehead State University, President Jay Morgan gave the annual address to the faculty and staff during the Fall Convocation.

 

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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 Aug. 16 through Sept. 7 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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Paul Hitchcock knows the blues, particularly “Nothin’ But The Blues,” a blues program he’s hosted for 25 years on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM).

The program originated in 1992 as a one-hour program airing Friday nights at 11 p.m. It evolved to two hours in 1994 moving to its current home on Saturday nights. In 2000, the program expanded to its current timeslot from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Through the years, “Nothin' But The Blues” has remained focused on the best in current and classic blues in all styles.

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Morehead State University President Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan has announced the appointment of Russell F. Mast as the interim vice president for student success. He will assume his new position Aug. 1.

Mast has been with MSU since January 2016. Prior to that, he served in the University System of Georgia and held numerous titles in his more than 25 years at Valdosta State University.

Morehead State University has been ranked as one of the best online colleges in Kentucky. MSU was ranked sixth among all Kentucky colleges and universities by Value Colleges.

The ranking states that MSU is one of the best of the state’s online programs when it comes to cost and programs available. Schools listed offer degrees anywhere from the associates to doctorate levels, including continuing education degrees.

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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.

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