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Morehead State University’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program collaborated with MSUCorps and Bath County Middle School to provide academic tutoring to eighth grade ETS students during the 2017-18 school year.

First year AmeriCorps tutor, Haley Wells, worked daily with eighth grade Educational Talent Search students with the goal to raise reading scores in Bath County. A total of 15 students received certificates of completion on May 23 for their participation and hard work in the academic tutoring program.

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Morehead State University alumnus Dr. Lucian Yates III has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kentucky State University.

He begins the position on July 1. Yates was inducted into the MSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2012.

“It is with great excitement that we welcome Provost Yates back to the ‘College on the Hill,’” KSU President Christopher Brown said of Yates acceptance and homecoming.

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One of Morehead State Public Radio’s most recognizable voices will be doing his last newscast this month.

Chuck Mraz, who came to Kentucky to work at WMKY in 1986, will retire at the end of the month after more than 30 years with the station.

“It has been a great ride,” said Mraz. “More than 30 years ago, I came to WMKY not knowing anyone in the area. After 30 years, I leave with a lot of friends and a lot of great memories.”

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INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, will be held on the Morehead State University campus June 9-16.

In its 12th year, the program is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind, Big East Educational Cooperative, and KSB Charitable Foundation.

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Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be on exhibit June 4 through Aug. 29 at Morehead State University’s Golding-Yang gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building.

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Exhibition juror is Daniel Pfalzgraf, currently the curator for the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana.

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For the second consecutive year, two students from MSU's Space Systems Engineering (SSE) graduate program exhibited the Lunar IceCube at NASA's Technology on the Hill event, which was held May 9, in Washington, D.C. 

Kennedy Haught of Kenova, West Virginia, and Sarah Wilczewsk of Cleveland, Ohio, presented the satellite before 350 event attendees and eight members of Congress.

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Morehead State University has been included in U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly school rankings.

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The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is offering four unique summer camps this year designed to spark students' interests in space science, engineering, aeronautics and the arts.

"Take Flight: an FPV Drone Racing Camp" will be held June 21 and 22 and is open to incoming eighth and ninth grade students. During the two-day non-residential camp, students will learn to build, fly and race FPV drones. The cost of the camp is $250 and includes lunch, snacks and camp materials.

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Morehead State University announced last week its plans to freeze tuition for the 2018-19 school year.

Dr. Jay Morgan, MSU president, has added that housing rates will be the same for next year (with the exception of Andrews Hall).

“This is another example of how Morehead State University is working for students and their families. In these uncertain times, MSU is doing its very best to make the Eagle experience an affordable value,” said Morgan.

The rates are tentative until the MSU Board of Regents approves them at the June meeting.

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Morehead State University is doing an about-face regarding its policy to take away sick leave credit for those retiring after June 30th.

For the last several years, MSU has been averaging-in up to six months of an employee’s unused sick days to the top three years of that person’s salary when the state computes their annual retirement payment.  However, due to budget concerns, school officials earlier this year decided to stop that practice at the end of June.

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Morehead State University has announced its plans to freeze tuition for the upcoming year.

"Part of MSU's dedication to student success is not just an experience that combines personalized attention and high-quality academic programs, but making that experience affordable to students and families," said Dr. Jay Morgan, MSU president.

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Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a concert Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Morehead’s First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street.

The concert, titled Concert Dulce, is a fundraising event for its May tour of Spain. Complimentary desserts and coffee will be served at intermission.

There will be a $5 general admission charge at the door.

Dr. Greg Detweiler conducts the 41-voice Concert Choir and 13-voice Chamber Singers.

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Morehead State University’s Earthwise Eagles will hold its annual Campuswide Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of Allie Young Hall.

The event will include a free concert featuring performances by Byrd Law, the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) Mountain Music Ambassadors, Bedford and The Woodsheep. The concert begins at 10:30 a.m. and will run for the duration of the celebration.

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Are you a Morehead State University student, alum or community member interested in a career in health care? If so, the Health Care Job Fair at MSU may be the opportunity for which you have been searching.

The event is co-sponsored by the Morehead State University Department of Nursing and Career Services.

The fair will be held in the Center for Health Education and Research (CHER) Room 102 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Graduate programs and employers from health care related fields will be in attendance.

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Morehead State University’s Space Science Center was voted number one in two aerospace categories in "The Best of the Aerospace Industry in the American South.”

The Space Science Center ranked first in The Best Aerospace R&D in Kentucky and Kentucky's Best Colleges for Aerospace Worker Training. The rankings appear in the current issue of Southern Business and Development magazine.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has promoted Morehead State University alumnus Jennifer Rieffer (94) to general manager for WDKY (FOX) in Lexington. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, EVP and chief operating officer, of Sinclair’s television group.

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A Craft Academy student was among four Kentucky high school students to win the 29th Annual Secretary of State's Essay Contest.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized the four students at a ceremony at Rupp Arena during the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament.

Among the winners was Craft Academy's Victoria Kelly Brunson of Somerset. Other winners were:

9th Grade, Nevaeh Hope Dearmond, Logan County High School, Russellville

10th Grade, Chloe Morgan Watkins, Logan County High School, Russellville

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MSU’s Saudi Students Club has three primary goals. The first is to serve as a resource for Saudi students studying at MSU. The second is to share their country’s values, culture and traditions with non-Saudis. The third is to give back to the community in which they live and learn.

Morehead State University will observe “Spring Break" March 19-23 for students; however, MSU offices will remain open.

The Office of Enrollment Services will be open Monday-Friday, and may be reached at 606-783-2000 for additional information.

Camden-Carroll Library will be closed March 17, 18 and 24. The library will be open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March 19-23.

The Wellness Center will be open from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 and 24; 4-7 p.m. Sunday March 18; Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23, open from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.; 2-10 p.m., Sunday, March 25.

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Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will host a chili competition, an all you can eat dinner and a concert Tuesday, March 6, at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

Contestants will receive a free ticket for the dinner and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. The dinner will feature chili of all sorts. Tortilla chips, crackers, iced tea, lemonade and desserts will be provided.

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Are you a Morehead State University student, alum or community member and looking for full-time work, a part-time position or an internship? Are you considering graduate school or would you like to get your name out to employers?

If so, the Spring Career Fair at MSU may be the opportunity for which you have been searching.

The fair will be held in the Laughlin Health Building gym from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Graduate programs and employers from a variety of fields will be in attendance, including both the private and public sectors.

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Morehead State University’s Board of Regents met on Thursday, Feb. 22, for a quarterly work session.

During the work session, MSU President Dr. Joseph (Jay) Morgan relayed plans to the Board to reduce administrative positions by eliminating one vice president position, three assistant vice president positions, and several director positions through an administrative reorganization.

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Morehead State University’s Division of Student Success has announced that Megan Boone has been named interim director of the Office of Career Services.

Boone succeeds Julia Hawkins.

“We have all the confidence that Megan will do an outstanding job,” said Russ Mast, interim vice president for student success. “Career Services is another office that really aids the students and the community with its outstanding programs and events.”

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Morehead State University’s Star Theater will feature several of its most popular live programs in February.

The programs will start Friday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. with "Sunstruck," followed by "Hypnotica laser program" at 7 p.m. and "Electrolaze laser program" at 8 p.m.

Programs will continue on Saturday, Feb. 17, with afternoon showings of "One World, One Sky" and "They Might Be Giants" at 1 p.m., "Night Sky Tour" at 2:15 p.m., and "Cosmic Colors" at 3:30 p.m. 

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The Morehead Writing Project will hold its 2018 Spring Writer's Retreat on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Folk Art Center.

The event encourages participants to explore the traditions, culture and colorful characters in their families.

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Morehead State University President Dr. Jay Morgan announced highlights of the university's budget plans to the campus community last Friday.

In a series of forums, Morgan remarked MSU is doing comparatively well this fiscal year, given Governor Bevin's proposed state budget and an increase in pension costs.

“We have been very conservative in our hiring,” Morgan said. “We've been very conservative in what we've spent, and it's come back to help us. In that perspective, we are in much better shape than many of our sisters around the state.”

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The 19th Annual Big Sandy Women’s Business Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Paintsville.

The symposium is presented by Morehead State University’s East Kentucky Small Business Development Center. This year’s theme is “Making Connections”.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost of the event is $30, which includes all workshops, meals and afternoon keynote. All women are invited to attend the symposium.

The morning will start with registration, networking and opening remarks at 10 a.m. by Emcee Trish Adams.

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The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and its partners are gearing up for their eighth 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 1,000 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 250 beds.

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Morehead State University’s School of Creative Arts, Kentucky Humanities Council and Kentucky Chautauqua will present Virgil Covington Jr. as “William Wells Brown: How I Got My Name” Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Breckinridge Hall’s Lucille Caudill Little Theatre.

The Black History Month program event honors the life and legacy of the Kentucky native.

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The Upward Bound program at Morehead State University is seeking applications for Morning Core and Afternoon Elective instructors for its Summer Academy.

Morning Core instructors will teach English, math or science to area high school students within a 17­-county region of the MSU campus. Class size ranges from 25-­30 students.

Afternoon Elective instructors will teach elective classes to area high school students within a 17-county region of the MSU campus. Class size ranges from 10-­20 students.

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