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The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will host a closing reception for the exhibition “STITCH: Contemporary Textile Art from Kentucky and Surrounding States,” Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Nick DeFord, exhibition juror and program director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, will give a juror’s talk at 6 p.m. in the gallery. 

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With the start of the fall semester, Morehead State University’s Police Department offers this advice to the campus community: be aware of your surroundings and take the necessary precautions to avoid loss of your belongings.

“It is not uncommon to see an increase in crime at this time of year,” said MSU Police Chief Merrell J. Harrison. “On the campus, everyone is busy with the start of the year activities and often fail to adhere to the safety rules that they usually follow.”

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Morehead State University honored four individuals during the University’s Fall Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

The 2017 award recipients were Dr. Timothy Hare, professor of anthropology, Distinguished Faculty Service Award; Dr. Geoff Gearner, professor of biology, Distinguished Teacher Award; Dr. Janelle Hare, professor of biology, Distinguished Researcher; and Matt Collinsworth, senior director cultural outreach preservation education at the Kentucky Folk Art Center, Distinguished Staff Service Award.

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Morehead State University’s Star Theater will host special presentations of the program “Totality,” Aug. 14 through 18.

"Totality" is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses.

The 25-minute program, produced by Bays Mountain Planetarium, examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur and what wonderful sights they create. It also looks back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.

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Morehead State University’s Class of 2021 will begin to move into residence halls Wednesday during “New Student Move-In Days.”

Volunteers from across campus will be on hand to assist with the move-in.

According enrollment services, a class of approximately 1,300 first-time freshman students will attend MSU in the fall 2017 term.

Highlighting Thursday will be 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.

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Six Kentucky artists have been awarded $7,500 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council for exemplifying excellence in their respective creative disciplines.

The prestigious award, named in honor of former arts council board chair and Kentucky journalist Al Smith, recognizes professional artists who have reached a high level of achievement in their careers.

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Morehead State University’s Imaging Sciences Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will offer free, two-dimensional fetal ultrasounds to expectant mothers.

The ultrasound examinations will be given Aug. 16 through Sept. 7 by appointment only on the fourth floor of the Center for Health, Education and Research, Room 402, in the University’s sonography lab.

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Morehead State University President Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan has announced the appointment of Russell F. Mast as the interim vice president for student success. He will assume his new position Aug. 1.

Mast has been with MSU since January 2016. Prior to that, he served in the University System of Georgia and held numerous titles in his more than 25 years at Valdosta State University.

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Author and retired astronaut Don Thomas will present a lecture on Wednesday, July 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Morehead State University Space Science Center.

Following the talk, Thomas will host a book signing in the Space Science Center lobby from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Thomas is taking part in Go For Launch!, a four-day program that uses space exploration as a platform to launch student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), while encouraging development of teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

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There is still time for new or returning students to register for Morehead State University’s 2017 fall academic term.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 14, at MSU and its regional campuses; registration is available online.

Registration for Fall 2017 is available online at http://my.moreheadstate.edu

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Morehead State University Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has received a Senior Corps RSVP grant of $103,767 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support volunteers serving in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence counties.

The funds were awarded as part of a Senior Corps grant competition to expand RSVP to new geographic areas. The MSU RSVP currently serves Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan counties. The new grant will expand services into Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence counties.

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On July 1, 2017, Morehead State University welcomed it’s 14th president Dr. Jay Morgan.

While Dr. Morgan may be a new presence on the campus of Morehead State University, his prior experience in numerous facets of higher education makes him a familiar face around Kentucky.

Dr. Morgan is known both around the Capitol and on many of Kentucky campuses through his work with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, as well as his time in far western Kentucky.

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The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University’s Dr. Garrick Ratliff, assistant director for guidance counseling services, recently wrote the spotlight for the Kentucky Department of Education’s email newsletter.

Prior to the Craft Academy, Dr. Ratliff was assistant superintendent of the Robertson County School System. A multi-time MSU graduate, his degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Rank I, superintendent and director of pupil personnel certification, and a doctorate in education.

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What do eating bugs, motorized critters, and 3D printers have in common? They are all part of the experiences at the Super Summer Gifted Camp at Morehead State University.

Each year, camp instructors lead sessions in drama, art, science, math, technology and social studies. The camp is in its ninth year and hosted more than 70 children from surrounding counties this summer. Campers ranged from third grade to ninth grade.

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Morehead State University’s Imaging Sciences Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will offer free, two-dimensional fetal ultrasounds to expectant mothers.

The ultrasound examinations will be given July 20 through July 25 by appointment only on the fourth floor of the Center for Health, Education and Research, Room 402, in the University’s sonography lab.

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Morehead State University’s Early College Program held its summer faculty meeting with nearly 60 high school faculty instructors that will participate in the 2017-18 school year.

More than 60 high schools and area technology centers will offer MSU classes with nearly 3,000 high school students participating in the program in the upcoming year.

Qualifying students are given the opportunity to prepare for the future while attending high school. In the program, students may enroll in a course taught in their high school and receive college credit for successful completion.

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Morehead State University's Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication and Kentucky filmmaker, will have his documentary “Between The Rock and the Commonwealth” begin airing Monday, July 3, at 9 p.m. on KET and Sunday, July 9, at 8 p.m. on KET2.

The film is simultaneously airing on WOSU Ohio Public Television in conjunction with KET and details the controversial removal of Indian Head Rock from the river in 2007 and the ensuing legal battle between Ohio and Kentucky about ownership rights.

The Trail Blazer

Host: Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guest: Sue Andrews

Topic:  MSU Legacy

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As his journalism career winds down, Morehead State Public Radio’s Dan Conti has written a book that chronicles his more than three decades as a broadcaster and revisits some of the stories he covered, wrote about and researched in later years.

Conti’s book “A Reporter’s Notebook and Other Stuff” by is a retrospective on big events, plus a few reflections on influential childhood experiences.

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Morehead State University Alumni Association Board President Jason Rainey and president-elect Dr. Jason Marion presented Dr. Wayne D. Andrews with a resolution granting him honorary life membership in MSU’s Alumni Association. The Alumni Association Board of Directors unanimously voted to pass the resolution in January 2017.

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Officials of Morehead State University along with members of its Board of Regents, local and state legislators today (Tuesday, June 20) honored a distinguished Eagle alumnus, Rocky J. Adkins, who says, he is “an Eagle from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet.”

The group dedicated the new dining facility, “The Rocky Adkins Dining Commons.”

“I can’t think of anyone else that deserves this more than Rocky,” said Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, MSU president. “What he has given to and means to this University, is an outstanding legacy.”

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MSUTeach Program members attended the 2017 UTeach Conference, May 22-25, in Austin, Texas.

Attendees included five students and 11 faculty, staff, and administrators. Dr. Mike Dobranski and Dr. Edna Schack, co-directors, invited a cross-section of faculty and students to attend the conference to broaden the perspectives and understanding of the UTeach model.

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INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus June 10-17.

In its 11th year, the program is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind, Kentucky Education Development Corporation (KEDC), and KSB Charitable Foundation.

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Morehead State University will host the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program. MSU is in its second year of a three-year contract with the program.

The scholars arrive on campus, Sunday, June 18, with numerous activities planned for the 380 students throughout their stay.

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Morehead State University's Board of Regents approved a $152.2 million operating budget, granted tenure and the rank of professor to incoming president Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan, granted emeritus status to retiring president Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, and announced the selection of Dr. David Saxon for the Founders Award during its quarterly meeting held Thursday, June 8.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center “A Day in the Country 2017” was held Saturday, June 3, at the Morehead Conference Center.

The event brought more than 50 self-taught artists from more than 10 states together to display and offer their work for sale. Visitors to the show experienced wood carvings, stone carvings, painting, and more.

This year featured exhibition is “Bruce New: The Night Is Only a Dream” which presents more than 60 works by the Somerset artist.

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Charlie Byrd, Rebekah Kendall, and Nick Nighswander will be inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.

Byrd, a football All-American cornerback and kick returner, Kendall, Morehead State soccer's all-time leading goal scorer, and Nighswander, a two-time All-OVC football offensive lineman, will be inducted on Friday, Oct. 20 and recognized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 21.

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This year’s Academy will host nearly 60 students from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana. Open to all incoming freshman through graduating seniors in high school, the Summer Arts Academy is a six-day residential arts camp.

The Academy exists to nurture students’ development in the arts in a setting which allows interaction with expert faculty and the opportunity to work with other students who share specific interests in music, theatre, art and design and creative writing.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) has announced its upcoming exhibition, “Bruce New: The Night Is Only a Dream.” The opening reception will be held Friday, June 2, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

The exhibition presents more than 60 of the Somerset artists collages, drawings and paintings.

New was born in 1970 and raised in Somerset, about a 90-minute drive south of Lexington. After many years in Richmond, he recently moved back to his hometown.

Lexington Herald Leader

Host: Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guests: Keith Kappes, Madonna Weathers

Topic:  Dr. Wayne Andrews' Service to MSU and the Region

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