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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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In its three years, Morehead State University’s Winter Session has been very successful.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for students to stay on track for graduation,” said Dr. Steven M. Ralston, provost and vice president for academic services. “The winter term has grown every year. It has been very beneficial for the students, faculty and MSU.”

This year the winter session had an enrollment total of 751 students with 96 courses for 2,820 credit hours. An increase from 544 students with 70 courses for 2,000 hours in 2016.

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Morehead State University art professor Gary Mesa-Gaido is among 17 artists represented in the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Visions at the Capitol. The exhibit showcases the artwork in the halls, reception areas and conference rooms of Senate and House offices in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort.

Mesa-Gaido, a faculty member in the Department of Art and Design since 1992, teaches courses in digital art, animation, painting and foundations.

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Times may change, but one thing stays consistent. The Morehead State Cheerleading program remains at the top of its sport.

The MSU all-girl and coed cheer squads claimed national championships this weekend at the Universal Cheerleading Association College Nationals in Orlando, Fla.

After winning three titles from 2014-16, the all-girl team took second place last year. But this season they claimed their 12th overall first-place trophy. The coed squad won its 26th national title since 1988 and third straight.

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Morehead State University’s Dr. Brian S. Mason, professor of music and coordinator of the percussion studies program, has been named the 2018 Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) College/University Teacher of the Year.

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Morehead State University will host a number of Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) programs in preparation for the 2018 fall semester.

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 be available.

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In observance of the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. holiday, Morehead State University will be closed Monday, Jan. 15.

A civil rights activist, King was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.

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The 2018 Spring Semester at Morehead State University gets under way this week.

Before the students begin classes, Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan, MSU president, will address the faculty and staff during the Spring Convocation.

The event will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, in Button Auditorium.

After the welcome by Dr. Steven Ralston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, updates and brief announcements will be made, to be followed by Dr. Morgan’s address.

Classes for the spring semester begin Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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MSU’s Office of Facilities Management will begin transitioning road name signs on campus.

This is a part of the way-finding plan that Morehead State University adopted in 2015 to make campus more accessible by visitors and new students.

Grounds crew members will be working to make the signage transition seamless, however there may be times when signs are not put back into place.

The changes should only take two days, depending on temperatures.

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Morehead State University’s Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences’ Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will offer free, two-dimensional fetal ultrasounds to expectant mothers, who are between 18 and 33 weeks of pregnancy.

The ultrasound examinations will be given Jan. 16 through Feb. 27 and are available 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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