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The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) will host its Sounds of Our Heritage concert on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Rowan County Arts Center.

The event will feature performances by KCTM students and will feature bluegrass, old time, country, western swing, blues, gospel and ballads.

Raymond McLain, KCTM director, said the Sounds of Our Heritage concerts are held several times a year to not only let KCTM students gain experience performing in public, but to also highlight the skills of talented musicians.

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Faculty and students from Morehead State’s School of Engineering and Information Systems (SEIS) attended the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 12-14.

IMTS attendees from MSU included: faculty members Dr. Jorge Ortega Moody, assistant professor of engineering and technology management, and Sam Mason, instructor of engineering and technology; graduate students Lindsay Childs, Sareh Ahmadi, Yosselin Castro Islas, Yevgeniy Byeloborodov and Molom-Ochir Mijid; and undergraduate students Justin Vanhoose and Kali Tackett.

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Two students from the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University have been named National Merit Scholar semifinalists.

Nate Turner, a senior from Mt. Sterling, and Jake Williams, a senior from Union, have qualified for the semifinals for the National Merit Scholarship. Turner’s home high school is Montgomery County High School and he is the son of Todd and Cathy Turner. Williams’ home high school is Larry Ryle High School and he is the son of Ray and Jill Williams.

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MSU’s Space Science Center (SSC) will host a free public event as part of International Observe the Moon Night, Thursday, Oct. 18.  

The SSC will have a variety of telescopes set up on the patio for people to try out. There will be activities inside the Space Science Center, where the Geology Club will be selling hot dogs and chili and there will be a variety of children’s activities. In addition, there will be several moon-themed presentations in the Star Theater during the event. The schedule is:

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The bond students have with Morehead State University as an institution is one that never truly leaves even years after they graduate. This would explain why every year in October, so many people return to their “nest” to reconnect and represent their alma mater with pride at MSU Homecoming.

For Homecoming 2018, which takes place from Oct. 19 through Oct. 20, plenty of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University will once again come together through numerous events and festivities to celebrate all things MSU.

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MSU Legal Studies Associate Professor Kelly Collinsworth has been recognized as the Access to Justice Award recipient by Legal Aid of the Bluegrass. Dr. Collinsworth received the award at a ceremony held on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Ashland.

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Students come from around the state, across the country and around the world to obtain a college education at Morehead State University. Soon, a world-renowned visual artist will be making a trip to MSU to both showcase his work and share his knowledge with students.

Alan Manuel González is an award-winning practicing artist and native of Cuba. González, whose work addresses the country’s social and political issues, will be coming to MSU for a near-three-week period.

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Later this week, guests will be able to enjoy a bit of pasta and performance when the MSU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers host a lasagna dinner and concert on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at First Baptist Church located at 123 East Main Street in downtown Morehead.

Dinner will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The lasagna dinner will include salad, bread, desserts and drinks (sweet and unsweet tea, lemonade and water). The proceeds supporting the MSU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers’ 10-day concert tour of Spain, which took place in May 2018.

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Morehead State University prides itself on student success and providing a great college experience for students of diverse backgrounds.

MSU’s Eagle Diversity Education Center (EDEC) is organizing a month-long series of events for Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place through Oct. 15.

Hispanic Heritage Month concludes with an inaugural Fiesta presented by LSU and EDEC. It starts at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Button Drill Room. There will be food, music, dancing and a spotlight on Hispanic culture.

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The annual Browning Orchard Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, from noon to 4 p.m. at the orchard, located at 10955 Wallingford Road in Fleming County.

The event will feature family-friendly activities, music from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, hayrides, pony rides, a kids’ hay-maze, pig roast and concessions.

MSU’s Department of Agricultural Sciences will have items from the MSU Farm and Kentucky Proud products for sale at the festival, including apples, mums, cider, pumpkins and much more. Apple sales begin at noon.

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MSU’s Annual Tubafest, starts Tuesday, Oct. 2, on the patio at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Morehead.

Tubafest is an annual concert series featuring instruments of the tuba family. Tubafest concerts are held through each fall semester.

You are cordially invited to attend recitals and concerts on:

Tuesday, Oct. 2, OKTOBERFEST! MSU Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble at Buffalo Wild Wings on the patio, 6-7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Nov. 4, Josh Hall, Senior Recital, tuba with pianist William Murphy, Duncan Recital Hall, 1:00 p.m.

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Morehead State University prides itself on student success and providing a great college experience for students of diverse backgrounds. MSU’s Eagle Diversity Education Center (EDEC) is organizing a month-long series of events for Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place through Oct. 15.

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MSU’s Annual Tubafest, starts Tuesday, Oct. 2, on the patio at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Morehead.

Tubafest is an annual concert series featuring instruments of the tuba family. Tubafest concerts are held through each fall semester. 

You are cordially invited to attend recitals and concerts on:

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MSU retiree Dr. Jeffrey "J" Clarke Marshall, 63, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 after a battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 14, 1955, to Adam and Joane Marshall in Grand Forks, North Dakota, he retired as the executive director of the Center for Regional Engagement (CRE) in December 2017, where he’d worked since 2008. He had nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, with a focus on servant-leadership, transformative leadership and community engagement.

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Morehead State University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance opens an exciting 2018-19 theatrical season with an extraordinary tale of a tragic true-life adventure.

MSU’s talented students and faculty will present “Terra Nova” from Sept. 27 through Sept. 30, and Oct. 4 through Oct. 7, at the Lucille Caudill Little Theatre.

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Morehead State University has opened plenty of doors to opportunities for Eagles through its excellent academic programs and resources geared toward student success.

This fall, future Eagles will get a glimpse of what the authentic MSU experience is like through MSU Open House events.

MSU’s Office of Enrollment Services will host Open House programs on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 3, in Button Auditorium on Morehead campus.

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Family and friends of MSU students got a taste of life in the Eagle Nation this weekend during the 40th Annual Family Weekend, Sept. 14-16.

Activities included family fun at the Recreation & Wellness Center, a movie night in Button Auditorium on Friday and the Eighth Annual Morehead Arts and Eats Festival on Saturday.

“Family weekend has been amazing we’ve had great weather and an opportunity to spend time with the faculty and the students here. It’s been a great experience for all of us.” Susan French-Epps, mother of an MSU student said.

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The annual Browning Orchard Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, from noon to 4 p.m. at the orchard, located at 10955 Wallingford Road in Fleming County. 

The event will feature family-friendly activities, music from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, hayrides, pony rides, a kids’ hay-maze, pig roast and concessions. 

MSU’s Department of Agricultural Sciences will have items from the MSU Farm and Kentucky Proud products for sale at the festival, including apples, mums, cider, pumpkins and much more. Apple sales begin at noon. 

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Thirteen marching bands from high schools across the Commonwealth will come to Morehead State to compete in the Blue and Gold Championship of Marching bands on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Jayne Stadium.

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The Morehead Conference Center displayed the work of over 90 visual artists who came to Rowan County to document the faces of Morehead, among them were three of Morehead State’s own students. 

The 42nd annual Mountain Workshops, hosted by Western Kentucky University, gave convergent media majors Addie Hogan, Jacob Lindberg and Julianna Leach the opportunity to work with fellow journalists on photo editing and data reporting. 

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Morehead State’s Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, International Studies and Legal Studies will host four days of special programs in honor of Constitution Day. 

Sept. 17 is the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention in 1787. 

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Morehead State University’s long-standing reputation for academic quality and student success continues to have a long-standing national ranking to go with it. 

Morehead State University has been recognized for the 15th consecutive year as one of the top public universities in the South in the 2019 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S.News & World Report. The newest rankings include MSU as 23rd in the Top Public University-Master’s/South division. 

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Morehead State University’s music programs have an esteemed reputation thanks to its world-renowned alumni and the faculty that help produce them.

Once again, both music students and community music enthusiasts from around our region and the state will be treated to unique and developing talent and the abilities of experienced MSU music instructors with the annual Music Faculty Artist Series.

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Morehead State University’s music programs have an esteemed reputation thanks to its world-renowned alumni and the faculty that help produce them. Once again, both music students and community music enthusiasts from around our region and the state will be treated to unique and developing talent and the abilities of experienced MSU music instructors with the annual Music Faculty Artist Series.

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Jennifer Reis, director of MSU’s Golding-Yang Art Gallery and coordinator of the arts entrepreneurship minor program will be a presenter at upcoming regional and national conferences for entrepreneurship education.  

She will be a presenter at Berea College's Brushy Fork Institute in mid-September, hosting an intensive two-day track called "Emerging Women Appalachian Entrepreneurs" crafted to lead future female business owners through exercises and information to prepare them for successful future ventures.

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MSU students and their families will have a chance to take part in a wide range of fun activities and events during Family Weekend, Sept. 14-16.

The annual event is a time for the parents, grandparents, siblings and friends of MSU students to visit campus and get a taste of what life is like on campus. Activities scheduled for Family Weekend include sporting events, educational and entertainment programming, fun group activities and more.

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The Morehead State University Board of Regents will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the DeMoss Suite of the Center for Health, Education and Research.

Among actions to be taken at the meeting, the board will vote on:

Authorization of program closures.

Approval of revision to the graduation fee.

Approval of revisions to the MSU Police Department’s Standard Operating Procedures Manual.

Approval of Inter-Local Agreement with Bluegrass and Central Kentucky Unified Police Protection System.

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Morehead State University is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the South. Now, College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator, has recognized Morehead State University in its survey of the Best Colleges and Universities in Kentucky for 2018. 

The website’s list includes everything from major public research universities and small regional colleges to liberal arts colleges in its rankings, honoring the best colleges in Kentucky for their commitment to excellence. MSU was the highest ranked Kentucky public university on the list. 

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The closing reception for the Bluegrass Biennial juried art exhibit will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Golding-Yang Art Gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building.

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Morehead State University’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development will co-host the J.B. Blakeman Memorial Golf Scramble with Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Chi Omega Sorority on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Eagle Trace Golf Course. 

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