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Students from Raceland High School visited the Morehead State University campus, as part of the Early College Program, Thursday, Oct. 6.

More than 50 high and technical schools offered MSU classes during the fall semester with nearly 2,500 high school students participating in the program.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its upcoming exhibition, “The Devil Made Us Do It: Depiction of Satan in Kentucky Folk Art.”

When the first European immigrants stepped onto the shores of North America, they brought the devil with them. From the Salem witch trials to bluesmen at the crossroads to modern horror movies, Satan has always been a leading character in American folk and popular culture. This exhibition examines how the character of the devil has been portrayed by generations of self-taught Kentucky artists. 

Morehead State University held its annual Browning Orchard Festival Sunday, Oct. 2.

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

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

Morehead State University will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, for the Wayne D. and Susan H. Andrews Residence Hall.

The hall was built on the site of the former Regents and Wilson Halls. At a cost of $28 million, the new hall will provide space for 550 residents. It will provide suite style rooms, student/study meeting areas, and will have Wi-Fi connectivity throughout. Sherman Carter Barnhart of Lexington designed the building.

The residence hall is funded with institutional bonds paid by rental fees from residents.

Morehead State University’s Concert Choir will host the 2nd annual Chili Cook-off Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

Proceeds from the dinner will support the choir’s next international tour.

The meal will consist of competition chili and your choice of pimento cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Children 2 and under are free.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its upcoming exhibition, “The Devil Made Us Do It: Depiction of Satan in Kentucky Folk Art.” 

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

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Morehead State University’s Blue and Gold Marching Band Championship will be held on the MSU campus Saturday, Sept. 24. A total of 12 high school bands from Indiana and Kentucky will participate in the event at Jayne Stadium.

Music faculty in Morehead State University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will be spotlighted in an evening performance on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Duncan Recital Hall in Baird Music Hall.

This annual showcase recital gives the campus, community and area school music programs the opportunity to hear MSU Music faculty in a solo and chamber ensemble setting. The program promises to be diverse and appealing to all concert goers.

For nearly four decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times.

This year marked the 37th annual Family Weekend celebrated Sept. 16-18.

A variety of activities were planned for Family Weekend highlighted by the Eagle football team victory over Lincoln, 56-6.

Morehead State University has been recognized for the 13th consecutive year as one of the top public universities in the South in the 2017 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.

"We are very pleased to be selected again this year as one of the outstanding regional public universities by this respected college guide," said MSU President Wayne D. Andrews. “We continue to improve the quality of life of our students, alumni and community.”

For almost four decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times. This year marks the 37th Annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 16-18.

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.

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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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