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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)

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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.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes visited the Morehead State University campus Thursday, April 14, to hold a town hall meeting to promote the “GO VOTE Kentucky! Tour.”

Grimes will spoke with students, professors, faculty and staff about online voter registration and offered a brief tutorial in the Crager Room of the Adron Doran University Center.

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Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a free concert Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

The event is open to the public.

The 46-voice Concert Choir and 20-voice Chamber Singers are conducted by Dr. Greg Detweiler. The choirs will include the Monday evening performance at Christ Church as part of its spring concert tour.

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, and the seven Kentucky universities that competed at the fourth annual Alltech Innovation Competition went above and beyond with their inspiring business plans for real-world issues on April 9 at Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Newtown Pike campus.

Morehead State University’s undergraduate team and University of Louisville’s graduate team took home the top prizes of $10,000 apiece, the same amount with which Dr. Pearse Lyons founded Alltech, now a more than $2 billion company.

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Student Alumni Ambassadors of Morehead State University co-hosted the annual CASE ASAP District Three Conference in Louisville.

MSU hosted with five other Kentucky student advancement programs. The conference accommodated more than 500 students from 35 schools, resulting in the election ambassadors Jacob Miller as Kentucky State Representative and Ryan Steele as the District Three Representative.

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Morehead State University was one of the sponsors for the Ideafestival held at the Morehead Conference Center.

According to the meeting, Kentucky’s largest export industry isn’t tobacco, automotive or even bourbon. It is aerospace. The aerospace industry exceeded $8 Billion dollars in 2015 alone.

Ellie Puckett of Space Tango and MSU President Wayne D. Andrews welcomed the group to the event.

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Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present three free concerts Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at Christ Church UCC, 15 S. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas; Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 pm at Mount Olivet Christian Church, 400 Eibeck Lane, Williamstown; and Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

The event is open to the public.

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During this filing season, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be available at no charge to Morehead State University students, eligible employees and members of the community.

Through the University’s School of Business Administration, Department of Accounting, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, the tax return assistance will be offered on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. in room 111 of the Combs Building on campus. 

It is free to students, and also to employees and members of the Morehead community with an annual household income of $54,000 or less.

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Morehead State University has been ranked among the top 20 great recreation centers at small colleges by Great Value Colleges. The ranking was published on the organization's website. MSU ranked fourth.

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The main gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building will host the 2016 Sophomore Art and Design Exhibition, April 6-14.

The annual show is an opportunity for MSU’s Department of Art and Design students to exhibit as emerging artists in a professional setting at the midpoint of their college career.

The exhibition will open with a reception featuring live music by students and complimentary refreshments Wednesday, April 6, from 5-7 p.m.

Participating artists include:

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Morehead State University received a copy of a letter from Governor Bevin ordering the Finance and Administration Cabinet to withhold 4.5 percent of all state universities' 2015-16 appropriation allocation. Bevin’s order means that MSU’s fourth quarter allocation, which was available to the institution on April 1, 2016, was reduced by $1,950,300 or 4.5 percent of the institution’s entire annual state appropriation for 2015-16.

In a communication to the campus, President Wayne D. Andrews encouraged faculty and staff to stay focused on serving students.

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Morehead State University’s Student Association of Human Trafficking (SAHT) will host an event Wednesday, March 30, at 6 p.m. in Crager Room of the Adron Doran University Center. 

Barbara Amaya, a trafficking survivor and award winning author, will be the speaker.

Amaya is an author, advocate and survivor. At age 12, she was trafficked first in Washington, D.C. and then on the streets of New York for more than a decade.

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Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul held a town meeting on the Morehead State University campus Monday, March 28.

More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members packed into the Kibbey Room of the Combs Building. 

The visit was a part of a series of official town hall meetings by Sen. Paul. He also had meetings in Ashland, Grayson, West Liberty, Salyersville and Prestonsburg Monday.  

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Morehead State men's basketball team will host the Nevada Wolfpack in game one of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI ) Finals Monday night at 8:30 p.m. in Johnson Arena.

To purchase tickets, call 606-783-2088 or visit online at: http://MSUEagles.com/CBITix

Fans will be able to enjoy $1 fountain drinks and $1 popcorn during the game.

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Morehead State University Center for Regional Engagement, East Kentucky Small Business Development Center and the Kentucky Innovation Network will host the 29th East Kentucky Leadership Conference April 28-29 at the Morehead Conference Center.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Next Big Thing is Really Small.” MSU’s program developing “really small” micro-satellites will be featured along with other technological drivers of the new economy developing in Eastern Kentucky.

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Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul will be on the Morehead State University campus Monday, March 28, for an official town meeting scheduled for 12:15  p.m. in the  Kibbey Room 109 of the Combs Building. 

The visit is part of a series of official town hall meetings by Sen. Paul. He also will have meetings in Ashland, Grayson, West Liberty and Salyersville. 

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Morehead State University’s Dr. Amy Staton, veterinary technology instructor, has been named as one of the top 40 veterinary technology professors in the U.S. by the educational blog Vet Tech Colleges.com.

Those chosen for the list were selected due to a number of criteria:

· Those selected for the list must teach courses in veterinary technology.

· Those on the list serve outside the school.

· Those chosen for the list are affiliated with a number of professional veterinary organizations and associations.

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Morehead State University’s Office of Counseling and Health Services would like to remind students that the upcoming spring break period may allow students to travel to places where mumps virus is circulating, thereby coming into close contact with persons infectious with mumps.

Mumps cases may then appear on college and university campuses, in multiple locations in Kentucky, following spring break.

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Morehead State University has announced the unpaid furlough of employees, including all faculty and staff, for a five-day period.

MSU President Wayne D. Andrews made the announcement Thursday (March 10) in a communication to the University community. Dr. Andrews expressed that the current budget situation and mounting pressure added by Governor Bevin’s proposed cuts to higher education have resulted in this decision.

In his email, President Andrews stated:

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Bee Campus USA announced March 4 that Morehead State University is the fifth institution of higher education in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators.

College students, faculty, administrators, and staff have long been among the nation's most stalwart champions for sustainable environmental practices.

As a result of the winter weather and road conditions, the 16th Region Basketball Tournament boys first round games originally scheduled for Thursday, March 3 have been postponed. The revised schedule for the 16th Region Girls and Boys Tournament is as follows:

Morehead State University’s Office of Enrollment Services has added an Open House program Saturday, March 12, starting at 9 a.m. in the Adron Doran University Center 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 the 12th year running.

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Morehead State University will host seven Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) programs in preparation for the 2016 fall semester. SOAR allows future students to ask questions about MSU programs.

First-year and transfer students will register for their classes during these events.

Students also will have their photographs taken for the University's identification card, the EagleCard, and meet with representatives from financial aid, student housing, food services, and accounting and financial services.

Campus tours will also be available.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its upcoming exhibition, “Playing Chicken: The Rooster in Kentucky Folk Art.”

Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition presents more than 60 rooster-themed works by a dozen Kentucky folk artists. The exhibition will remain on display from March 4 through May 21. There will be no formal reception to open the exhibition.

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