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The Kentucky Academy of Science held its 2016 Annual Meeting at the University of Louisville. More than 700 scientists and students attended the meeting, and hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky and regional colleges and universities participated in the research competitions.

The Academy announced award winners of the student competitions from Morehead State University:

Breanna Knicely, First Place, Undergraduate Research, Oral Presentation, Botany;

Adam Stanley, Second Place, Undergraduate Research, Poster Presentation, Engineering;

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The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and its partners are gearing up for their seventh annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project to provide beds to children who are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all.

The goal is to give beds to children PK-12th grade who are forced to sleep on floors, couches, or in beds with multiple other children or family members. This regional Build-A-Bed Project has provided more than 700 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 185 beds.

Morehead State University’s Board of Regents announced today (Thursday, Feb. 2) that Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan will be visiting campus March 5-6 as a finalist to become the institution’s 14th president.

“The Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee completed its work and recommended to the Board two outstanding candidates,” said Paul C. Goodpaster, Chair of the Board of Regents.

The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 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 men's basketball added to its hot streak of now five wins in the past six outings, defeating Eastern Kentucky by a final score of 80-54 in front of a raucous crowd on Saturday night at Johnson Arena.

"We put goals on the (locker room) board every game, and we accomplished a bunch of those goals tonight," said interim head Preston Spradlin. "As a result, you get a really big win in front of a special crowd."

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After falling in back-to-back contests for the first time all season, Morehead State women's basketball (15-5, 5-2 Ohio Valley Conference) righted the ship with an 80-54 win over in-state rival Eastern Kentucky (7-12, 4-2 OVC) on Saturday at Johnson Arena.

"We're excited to get the 'W,'" said head coach Greg Todd. "(Eastern Kentucky) is a good team. We have a lot of respect for them."

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Morehead State men's basketball (7-11, 3-2 Ohio Valley Conference) picked up an 87-85 win over Tennessee State (12-6, 3-2 OVC) in a down-to-the-wire thriller on Saturday night.

Tied at 85 with the game's final 10 seconds ticking away, DeJuan Marrero received the ball on the high post and began backing his man down to the basket. The Tennessee State defense collapsed, allowing Marrero to find senior forward Treshaad Williams with a window of open space underneath the basket.

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Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development has announced a week-long celebration to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16-19.

The commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. encompasses a slate of events organized by faculty, staff, and students. Activities include various educational programs to encourage active participation by the campus and nearby community.

MLK Celebration Schedule of Events:

Monday, Jan. 16

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Inscape, Morehead State University’s literary and visual art publication, is accepting writing submissions for its 60th year anniversary edition.

A contest is being held for best writing for the interior of the publication. The deadline to submit for the writing portion Jan. 31.

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The League of American Bicyclists has announced that Morehead State University is a Bicycle Friendly University.

MSU was designated a silver campus and was the only Kentucky university to be added to the list this year.

“As an institution that is focused on health living, sustainability, and green initiatives, becoming a Bicycle Friendly University is another step in the right direction for MSU,” said Holly Niehoff, sustainability and safety specialist.

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Morehead State University’s Office of Enrollment Services will host an Open House program Saturday, Jan. 21, starting at 1 p.m. in Button Auditorium on the Morehead campus.

Participants can receive free tickets to the Eagle basketball doubleheader game against Eastern Kentucky University at Johnson Arena.

According to enrollment services, the Open House events are 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.

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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