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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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MSU associate professor of art Deeno Golding passed away on Friday, Dec. 22.

Deeno Alexander Golding, 47, of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, passed away on Dec. 22, 2017, in Kissimmee, Florida, while visiting his family for the holidays.

He was a tenured university professor in Art & Design at Morehead State University. He also taught for several summer arts programs including the Arts Academy in Guanxi, China, and Kentucky's Governor's Scholar Program (GSP) where he gave high school juniors direction for 13 years. View complete obituary

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Morehead State University’s administrative offices will close for the holiday break at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 8 a.m.

The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music and the Kentucky Folk Art Center will observe the same schedule.

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) will be broadcasting with normal operations at 90.3FM and online at http://www.wmky.org

The Camden-Carroll Library will be closed Dec. 19-31.

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Morehead State University has announced Kim H. Oatman has been hired as the assistant vice president for facilities. He will assume the position, Tuesday, Jan. 2.

“I’m very pleased that Kim (Oatman) has agreed to join our team at Morehead State University, where his skills and background will prove invaluable,” said Beth Patrick, chief financial officer and vice president for administration.

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Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development sponsored the 34th Rites of Passage Recognition Ceremony Friday, Dec. 8, in Reed Hall.

The purpose of the ceremony was to recognize and celebrate the scholastic achievement of minority and international students at MSU.

All students received a special stole during the ceremony.

The keynote speaker for the celebration was Lexius Yarbrough.

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Morehead State University honored nearly 600 degree candidates at fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Academic-Athletic Center.

There were smiles, cheers and lots of photographs taken as the newest alumni took the ceremonial walk across the stage, signifying the completion of their college degrees. They were greeted by MSU President Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan, who offered a congratulatory handshake to each of those completing graduate and undergraduate degree requirements.

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The Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the Jerry Gore African-American Heritage Scholarship.

The scholarship is a memorial recognition for MSU Alumnus, Jerry Gore (76).

Gore was a three-time MSU graduate. He went on to serve the University in a variety of positions for 27 years, retiring as the minority student affairs director.

In 1999, MSU Minority Student Services awarded him with an outstanding service award for being an advocate in promoting African-American heritage and paving the way for significant change at MSU.

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Retired Morehead State University professor Dr. Donald Franklin (Don) Flatt, age 80, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away Monday, Dec. 4.

Dr. Flatt joined the Morehead State University faculty in 1962 and retired after 40 years as faculty member and department chair. Specializing in American history, he utilized strategies to make historical periods come alive for his students. He also conducted student study tours in Great Britain and France.

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Lindsay Childs of Hillsboro will be the student speaker for Morehead State University’s Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 9.

During the ceremony that begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Academic-Athletic Center, MSU President Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan will confer degrees on more than 625 graduate and undergraduate students.

Childs is the daughter of Jeff and Cindy Childs and the sister of Christi Childs.

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The Kentucky Academy of Science held its 2017 Annual Meeting at Murray State University. More than 500 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:

Hunter Gatewood, first place, Graduate oral presentation, psychology

Joseph Reese, second place, Graduate oral presentation, psychology

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Columbia Records recording artist Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be the featured vocalist for a special 25th anniversary edition of “Joy to the World,” the holiday jazz program and tour.

The tour will consist of a series of intimate, live holiday performances at venues across West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music will present “The Semester Finale,” an evening of traditional music, at the Morehead Conference Center, Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.

The Traditional Music Program at MSU is among the fastest growing academic traditional music programs at any school of higher education.

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Administrative offices will be closed and there will be no classes at Morehead State University during the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 22-24.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 27, at 8 a.m.

The University Post Office will be closed during the holiday break. It will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27.

The Camden-Carroll Library will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, and remain closed Tuesday through Friday. The library will reopen (1 p.m.) Saturday, Nov. 25.

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The Kentucky Innovation Network (KIN) has announced that Kevin Smith, co-founder of Rural Up Inc., has been selected to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit as a result of a nomination from the Innovation Network's Morehead State University Office.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which seeks to foster economic growth globally, will be held Nov. 28-30, in Hyderabad, India.

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The eighth annual “Craft Bizarre: MSU Student Art and Craft Sale” will be held Thursday and Friday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in the gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building.

The event is free and open to the public.

Featuring art and crafts by MSU students, recent graduates, faculty and staff, the event is an opportunity for the campus and community to purchase locally produced jewelry, paintings, prints, knitwear, ceramics, holiday ornaments and more.

Craft Bizarre hours will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Some of the region’s best and brightest high school students will participate in the 24th annual Mathematics, Physics and Advanced Technology Exploration (MPATE) Day at Morehead State University on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Juniors and seniors who excel in sciences will gather at MSU for a day of competition and fun with their peers from other schools, while expanding their educational horizons in those academic disciplines.

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education’s new leadership institute for underrepresented minority faculty graduated its inaugural cohort last week during a council meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

The purpose of the Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) is to develop more campus leaders among early career, underrepresented minority faculty who aspire to leadership positions.

The cohort consisted of 19 faculty representing all eight of the state universities and seven colleges of Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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The Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium announced that 41 Fellows have completed its fourth Bluegrass Academic Leadership Academy at Asbury University.

The Academic Leadership Academy is a presidential initiative, led by the 12 presidents represented in the consortium, to build future academic leaders in the Bluegrass Region. A total of 175 Fellows have now completed the program in four years.

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Morehead State University welcomed six new members into the Alumni and Athletic Halls of Fame and honored an individual with the Founders Award for University Service Friday, Oct. 20, during the Homecoming Banquet.

The Founders Award for University Service was presented to Dr. David Saxon. He retired from Morehead State University in 2016 after 49 years of loyal and dedicated service as a professor of biology. A native of Wingo, Saxon received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Morehead State and a Ph.D. degree in physiology from Southern Illinois University.

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In collaboration with Morehead State University's Eagle Diversity Education Center and the Camden-Carroll Library, Morehead Pride will host a Diversity and Inclusion Forum on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Camden-Carroll Library from 3 until 6 p.m.

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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 Fall 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. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Graduate programs and employers from a variety of fields will be in attendance, including both the private and public sectors.

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Darnell Arnoult of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, is the 2017 recipient of the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Achievement in Appalachian Writing.

The 22nd individual to receive the award, she joins such illustrious writers from the region as James Still, Donald Ray Pollock, Crystal Wilkinson, George Ella Lyon and Scott McClanahan.

Arnoult will be honored in a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at CoffeeTree Books. She also will read from her work.