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Wayne Martin was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award during Morehead State University’s College of Business and Technology Banquet.

“I was thrilled when the faculty selected Wayne as this year’s recipient,” said Dr. Bob Albert, dean of the college. “He had an impressive career which makes him a most worthy recipient of this recognition. He is truly an outstanding role model for our students.”

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Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will host its first graduation Saturday, May 13, at 5 p.m. in Button Auditorium.

A total of 55 students representing 33 counties from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be recognized at the ceremony.

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics opened in August 2015. Joseph and Kelly Craft of Lexington initially pledged $4 million in support of the Academy, which was the single largest cash gift in the history of the University.

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Morehead State University students Rikki Jones Nelson, Michael Jones, Alex Caudill, Iva Conway, Michael Tucker, Xavier Adkins, Robert Adams, Nick Garrison and Noah Wessel, along with faculty member Jeffrey Hill, will have their work featured on an upcoming episode of KET’s "Kentucky Life."

The students produced segments on MSU Sports Radio and Ashland’s Garden Roller Rink which will air on Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 14, at 4 p.m. on KET and on Monday, May 15, at 7 p.m. on KET2.

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

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guest: Dr. Jason Bentley

Topic:  Student Success

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The MSU Farm will offer a wide selection of flower and vegetable plants to the public during its annual plant sale, April 28-30 and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays May 5-14.

Annual and perennial flowers, vegetable plants and herbs will be available, all of which were grown and cared for by MSU agricultural science students. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the University Farm.

The following plants will be available:

Annual flowers: Petunias, Geraniums, Begonias, Impatients, Dahlias, Zinnias, Cosmos, Snapdragons, Coleus and more.

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Morehead State University's Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication, will have his new documentary film, "Between The Rock and the Commonwealth," screened at CoffeeTree Books, Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The film was co-directed with John Tanner Blevins, and had help on camera from John Flavell, convergent media faculty member and Patrick Brumback (16), a convergent media graduate. Kentucky Center for Traditional Music faculty member Scott Miller and his son, Elijah, produced the original film soundtrack.

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Dr. Steven Ralston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Michael Henson, associate vice president for research and dean of the graduate school, hosted a reception recognizing the exemplary academic performance of the Graduate Dean’s Scholars.

The reception was held Wednesday, April 6, Space Science Center.

Staton Named to Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners

Apr 7, 2017
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  Morehead State University’s Dr. Amy Johnson Staton, assistant professor of veterinary technology, has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Staton will represent veterinary technicians across the state. She shall serve for a term expiring July 14, 2020.

The Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners has eight members, all appointed by the governor. The board's mission is to regulate and control the licensing and conduct of veterinarians within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Council on Postsecondary Education set 2017-18 tuition and mandatory fee ceilings for resident undergraduate students at its meeting Friday at Northern Kentucky University.

The ceilings limit tuition and mandatory fee increases to 3 to 5 percent and include:

•3 percent for Western Kentucky University

•4 percent for the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University

•5 percent for Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University and Murray State University.

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

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guests: Dr. Michael Henson, Dr. Tim Thornberry, Taylor Zumwalt

Topic:  MSU Undergraduate Research

"We extend our congratulations to Dr. Morgan and the Morehead State University Board of Regents.  Jay brings to Morehead a broad array of experience from his service as provost at Murray and prior experience as a faculty member,” said Bob King, CPE President.

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Morehead State University’s Board of Regents has announced on March 29 the hiring of Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan as the institution’s 14th president, after a national search.

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The Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission awarded a $15,000 Paula Nye Grant to Morehead State University’s Sustainability department to create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program.

“The Commissioners are impressed with the progress that Morehead is making in support of cycling infrastructure, education, and events,” said William Gorton III, KBBC chair. “We look forward to status reports related to progress and the success of your accomplishments.”

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Morehead State University has been recognized as one of the best colleges offering online learning in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools.

As a leading resource for campus and online learning, the site released its annual ranking for the 2017 school year, honoring Morehead State University three times for their excellence in online learning.

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There was a record recruiter participation with a total of 106 organizations attending including employers and graduate schools.

Nearly 400 students, alumni and community members attended to network with employers in hopes of landing an interview for an internship, part-time or full-time position. A number of graduate programs also attended the fair.

Career Services offered the Morehead State Career Fair Plus app again to allow attendees to better prepare for and navigate the event.

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Preston Spradlin, who spent the majority of the 2016-17 season as interim head coach and just concluded his third season with the program, has been named the 14th head men's basketball coach at Morehead State.

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Morehead State University’s Board of Regents authorized its Chair Paul C. Goodpaster to extend an offer to Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan to become the institution’s 14th president, elected officers, heard a report on preliminary spring enrollment, received the president’s report and named the new dining commons after alumnus, Rep. Rocky Adkins, during its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 9, in the DeMoss Suite within the Center for Health, Education and Research.

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Shaping Appalachia is a public affairs radio program discussing current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region.

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

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guests: Charles Holloway, Chris Blakely, Cory Clark

Topic:  MSU Diversity and Inclusion

A project spearheaded by two Craft Academy students at Morehead State University is en route to the International Space Station. MSPR's Jacob Lindberg reports...

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Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, a residential high school, is partnering with MSU’s Department Biology and Chemistry and SpaceTango to launch a cell culturing biology experiment to space.

The experiment, to be conducted aboard the International Space Station, is scheduled to launch this Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10:01 a.m. as part of the SpaceX CRS-10 crew resupply mission. This also will be the first to launch from the newly renovated, historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Morehead State University Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) will join nearly 100 educational institutions worldwide Feb. 20-24, to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month.

The initiative, organized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE,) is designed to increase student understanding of philanthropy and grow engagement on campuses. CASE has sponsored this initiative annually since 2013.

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The Kentucky Academy of Science held its 2016 Annual Meeting at the University of Louisville. More than 700 scientists and students attended the meeting, and hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky and regional colleges and universities participated in the research competitions.

The Academy announced award winners of the student competitions from Morehead State University:

Breanna Knicely, First Place, Undergraduate Research, Oral Presentation, Botany;

Adam Stanley, Second Place, Undergraduate Research, Poster Presentation, Engineering;

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The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and its partners are gearing up for their seventh 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 700 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 185 beds.

Morehead State University’s Board of Regents announced today (Thursday, Feb. 2) that Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan will be visiting campus March 5-6 as a finalist to become the institution’s 14th president.

“The Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee completed its work and recommended to the Board two outstanding candidates,” said Paul C. Goodpaster, Chair of the Board of Regents.

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Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development has announced a week-long celebration to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16-19.

The commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. encompasses a slate of events organized by faculty, staff, and students. Activities include various educational programs to encourage active participation by the campus and nearby community.

MLK Celebration Schedule of Events:

Monday, Jan. 16


Inscape, Morehead State University’s literary and visual art publication, is accepting writing submissions for its 60th year anniversary edition.

A contest is being held for best writing for the interior of the publication. The deadline to submit for the writing portion Jan. 31.


The League of American Bicyclists has announced that Morehead State University is a Bicycle Friendly University.

MSU was designated a silver campus and was the only Kentucky university to be added to the list this year.

“As an institution that is focused on health living, sustainability, and green initiatives, becoming a Bicycle Friendly University is another step in the right direction for MSU,” said Holly Niehoff, sustainability and safety specialist.

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Morehead State University’s Office of Enrollment Services will host an Open House program Saturday, Jan. 21, starting at 1 p.m. in Button Auditorium on the Morehead campus.

Participants can receive free tickets to the Eagle basketball doubleheader game against Eastern Kentucky University at Johnson Arena.

According to enrollment services, the Open House events are 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 13 straight years.

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Morehead musician Jesse Wells is the Kentucky Arts Council’s featured artist for January and February.

Wells began his fascination with music at a young age, learning to play the mandolin at age 4.

“My dad handed me his mandolin, a very nice R.L. Givens A-style mandolin, when I was 4 years old. He said, ‘If you learn 20 tunes, I’ll give it to you,’” Wells said. “It didn’t take me long to take him up on his offer.”

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Shaping Appalachia is a public affairs radio program discussing current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region.

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

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guests: Carol Christian, Jennifer Carter, Will Castro, Danielle Gibson

Topic:  MSU Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics