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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.

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Making the transition to college life can be a major adjustment. This is why Morehead State University offers the Success Academy.

The academy, which takes place June 20 through July 29, is open to all incoming freshmen.  It allows new Eagle students to get a head start on college by taking two classes and their first-year seminar during the summer at a discounted cost.

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Morehead State University Office of Enrollment Services is reaching out to assist students affected by closure of St. Catharine College.

“We know how devastating this can be to the students and want to offer our assistance to them in any way we can. We’re here to assist the students affected to ensure their completion of the degree they’ve been working so hard toward.” said Tim Rhodes, interim assistant vice president for enrollment services.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center invites you to “A Day in the Country 2016” Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center on First Street in Morehead.

The event brings more than 50 self-taught artists from more than 10 states together to display and offer their work for sale. Visitors to the show can expect to find wood carvings, stone carvings, paintings, and more.

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In recognition of Memorial Day, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Among the specials are:

Friday, May 27, 8 p.m. "Hank Williams: I Saw the Light" - Playing a legend like Hank Williams is no small feat. Williams was as complicated a person as they come, and actor Tom Hiddleston had his work cut out for him. With the help of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Rodney Crowell, Hiddleston dove into the role of Hank for the film.

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Blake Johnson of Pikeville won the 29th annual A. Frank and Bethel C. Gallaher Memorial Music Performance Competition at Morehead State University.

The award, presented each spring to a junior music major, includes a $1,000 cash prize and the honor of performing at the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ Academic Honors and Awards Convocation.

Johnson performed two movements from the “Sonata for Oboe and Piano” by Francis Poulenc.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its upcoming exhibition, “Mark Francis: Time and Chance.”

The opening reception will be held Friday, June 3, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. The reception is a central part of the activities surrounding KFAC’s A Day in the Country folk art fair, which will be held Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Morehead State University honored more than 1,200 degree candidates at its two spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, at the Academic-Athletic Center. (View photo gallery)


Following the MSU Board of Regents quarterly work session on Friday, May 13, Morehead State University President Wayne D. Andrews announced his intention to retire from the presidency effective June 30, 2017.


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Morehead State University’s Transition Center in the Office of Enrollment Services will host a Free Application Day Tuesday, May 3, for students planning to transfer to MSU for the Summer or Fall 2016 terms.

The event, dubbed “Transfer Tuesday” will allow any transfer student to apply to MSU for free at any Morehead State University campus or online.

Students may visit admission.moreheadstate.edu to complete the application and use the promotion code “TransferTuesday” on the payment screen to waive the $30 application fee.

The 29th East Kentucky Leadership Conference was held April 28-29 at the Morehead Conference Center.

Morehead State University’s Center for Regional Engagement, Small Business Development Center, Kentucky Innovation Network, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), U.S. Bank, AT&T, Morehead Tourism and Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the two-day event.

Morehead State University will present the annual President’s Spring Concert on the Lawn Thursday, April 28, at the Adron Doran University Center Commons.

The event, which will begin at 5 p.m., is free and open to the public.

This year's entertainment will be a “Spring Pops Band Concert” directed by Dr. Joseph Scagnoli and Dr. Susan Creasap.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, at 877-690-4483 or 606-783-2033.