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Morehead State University will hold its sixth annual Browning Orchard Festival Sunday, Oct. 2, from noon to 4 p.m.

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

The Department of Agricultural Sciences will have a number of Kentucky Proud items for sale, including apples, cider, mums, pumpkins and more.

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

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In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Morehead State University will be closed Monday, Sept. 5.

There will be no classes or office hours and mail will not be delivered.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume on regular schedule at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The MSU Police Department will be available at 606-783-2035 to answer questions and address campus concerns.

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Morehead State University graduate Angela Traver has joined the staff of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., based in Somerset and serves 42 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky.

As the PRIDE program director, Traver will guide and promote the nonprofit organization’s environmental education, cleanup and beautification programs. She will coordinate with local officials, teachers and volunteers to tailor the programs to communities across the region.

“We are thrilled to welcome Angela to our staff,” said Tammie Wilson, PRIDE president and chief operating officer.

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An evening of song devoted to music by French composers will take place Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Duncan Recital Hall in the Baird Music Hall on the Morehead State University campus.

“Mélodies Françaises” will be presented by soprano, Dr. Roma Prindle, associate professor of music, with guest artist, James Sparks, at the piano. The concert will feature songs by Charles Gounod, Ernest Chausson, Henri Duparc, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, and some familiar cabaret songs. Jessica Crum will provide commentary on the songs.

The concert is free and open to the public.

As the new school year gets underway across the Commonwealth, students of Morehead State’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics are celebrating their successes from the academy’s inaugural year.

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Morehead State University’s Fall Career Fair will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Laughlin Health Building from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MSU’s Career Services invites employers and graduate programs to campus to recruit students and alumni for openings in their company or organization.

Attendees are seeking full-time and part-time jobs, internships and seasonal positions.

Details and registration are online at: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/career/postatmsu

Employer registration is open through Sept. 2.

Morehead State University’s Class of 2020 moved into residence halls Wednesday and Thursday during “New Student Move-In Days.”

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

Highlighting Thursday was 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.

Chief photographer Tim Holbrook captured some of the sights of the day and has placed them into a two photo galleries.


As a prelude to the 2016 Fall Semester at Morehead State University, President Wayne D. Andrews had his annual address to the faculty and staff during the Fall Convocation. 

This year’s class of Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics arrived Sunday, Aug. 7, on the campus of Morehead State University.

(View photo gallery)

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Morehead State University’s Dennis McKay has been named interim director of the MSU at Mt. Sterling campus. He will assume his new position Aug. 8.

"We are delighted that Dennis (McKay) has accepted this appointment," said Dr. Laurie L. Couch, interim associate vice president for academic affairs. “During his time at MSU, he has proven to be a person who has a passion for the students and their education. He will do a tremendous job at MSU Mt. Sterling.”

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Retired Morehead State University administer Jerry Gore of Maysville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3.

He was the son of the late Hattie Wormley Gore Dunlap and the late Wilbert Dunlap and the late Austin Richard Gore Sr.

Morehead State University hosted the 2016 Journey of Hope Trans-America cycling team Tuesday, Aug. 2. The group of cyclists is comprised of college men from across the United States who are members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.

This year’s event featured 27 cyclists and nine crew members.

The Journey of Hope is a program of The Ability Experience, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity that raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities.

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Morehead State University will welcome three new members into its Alumni Hall of Fame during Homecoming 2016. This honor provides recognition to alumni who have achieved excellence in their profession, community service, or education at the local, state, or national level.

Inducted in the Alumni Hall of Fame will be Col. Vaughn Caudill (73), Christian Galeski (98) and Andy Prefontaine (71).

Morehead State University's Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee will host seven public meetings to obtain input from members of the MSU community and the general public on the presidential search.

The committee will host in-person meetings in Hazard, Prestonsburg, Maysville, Mt. Sterling, Ashland and Morehead.

Retired WMKY chief engineer Ray Roberts, 91, of Eagle Drive, Morehead, passed away Saturday, July 23.

Roberts served in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant from 1942 -45. Upon his return from the military, he was a dispatch operator for the Kentucky State Police and later a radio engineer for Earl Young. He retired from Morehead State University as chief engineer after more than 20 years of service.

Since 2002, Morehead State Public Radio listeners have enjoyed a weekly program of storytelling by local, regional and national storytellers.

Hosted by Carolyn Franzini, "A Time for Tales" recently aired its 300th program.

"My interest in the world of storytelling began when I first attended the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro (Tennessee) in 1986. I was enthralled with the stories that were told. It was an introduction to a whole new art form," said Franzini.

Morehead State University’s Chamber Singers were awarded two gold diplomas during the awards ceremony of the Musica Roma Eterna International Choir Festival and Competition on July 4. Competition on July 4th. The group competed in the compulsory and sacred categories of the four-day competition. (View photo gallery)

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Morehead State University’s Imaging Sciences’ Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will offer free, two-dimensional fetal ultrasounds to expectant mothers, who are between 18 and 32 weeks of pregnancy.

The ultrasound examinations will be given through July 25 through 27 and Aug. 17 through Sept. 8 on Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only on the fourth floor of the Center for Health, Education and Research, Room 402B, in the University’s sonography lab.

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There is still time for new or returning students to register for Morehead State University’s 2016 fall academic term.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 15, at MSU or its regional campuses and registration is available online.

Registration for Fall 2016 is available online at: http://my.moreheadstate.edu

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Morehead State University's Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication, has created a documentary, “Commonwealth Curiosities: An Ode to Kentucky’s Unique Attractions Volume Two,” which will air on the Kentucky Educational Television (KET) family of networks in July.

In a return to the curious, Commonwealth Curiosities Volume 2 embarks on another adventure around the state of Kentucky. The program showcases not only roadside attractions, but also the people who dedicate their lives to these unique and often overlooked places.

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM) has announced several changes to its weekly broadcast schedule. Vintage old-time radio programs, additional weeknight classical and Americana music highlight the new program schedule.

“As is widely known, Morehead State University has been facing significant budget struggles, resulting in furloughs, layoffs, and other reductions. At MSPR, cuts to our university budget have led to a number of planned programming changes,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager.

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AffordableSchools.net, a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs, has announced the release of its newest college rankings list, featuring 20 Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees in Accounting.

Morehead State University ranked among the top 20.

Morehead State offers an affordable online accounting degree program with a rigorous curriculum and the option to complete the upper division business core and accounting track courses 100 percent online.

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Three Morehead State University students and one recent graduate are among the 30 contestants that will compete in the 2016 Miss Kentucky Pageant. Those contestants are Annie Franklin of Winchester who graduated in May, Karlee Crose of Mt. Sterling, Dakoda Trenary of Corinth and Kelsey Ulery of Owingsville.

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Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will celebrate the July 4 holiday with two special programs.

MSPR will air the 2016 United States Air Force Band Jazz Heritage Radio Series featuring the USAF Airmen of Note Sunday, July 3, from 6 until 9 p.m.

Throughout its long history, the Airmen of Note has regularly performed and recorded with the leading artists in the jazz world. In fact, the list of guest artists featured with the Note reads like a "who's who" of the jazz industry.

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Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be on exhibit through Aug. 24 at Morehead State University’s main gallery of the Claypool-Young Art Building.

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5-7 p.m.

Lindsey Maestri, an artist, curator and arts administrator based in Paducah, was the exhibition juror. She is the executive director at the Yeiser Art Center.

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Morehead State University’s Concert Chamber Singers will present its “Bon Voyage” concert Tuesday, June 28, at 7 pm at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

The event is free and open to the public.

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

The scholars arrive on campus, Sunday, June 19, with numerous activities planned for the 356 students throughout their stay.

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Morehead State Public Radio has named Michael Gustin of Springboro, Ohio, the recipient of the Community Advisory Board Student Leadership Award while Samantha Morrill of Morehead and Jordan Simonson of Carlisle were the winners of the Outstanding Student awards.

To highlight their achievements, these individuals are recognized each year for their work and dedication to MSPR, Morehead State University and the community.

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Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be on exhibit June 9 through Aug. 24 at Morehead State University’s main gallery of the Claypool-Young Art Building.

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5-7 p.m.

Lindsey Maestri, an artist, curator and arts administrator based in Paducah, was the exhibition juror. She is the executive director at the Yeiser Art Center.

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The Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium has announced that 41 Fellows – including six from Morehead State University - have completed its third Bluegrass Academic Leadership Academy.

The Academic Leadership Academy is a presidential initiative, led by the 12 presidents represented in the consortium, to build future academic leaders in the Bluegrass Region.