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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. 


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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Morehead State Public Radio has debuted Open Mic, a half-hour talk show at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. every Friday. During the show, host Leeann Akers will visit with newsmakers, artists, authors, politicians and public servants and discuss the issues that are critical to our region.

MSPR’s mission is to provide regional programming that is educational, informative and entertaining. MSPR offers regional news, public affairs and documentary programming as well as a variety of regional music programs.

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Wilma Grote, of Morehead, died on Aug. 18, 2018, at her home.  

Wilma grew up in Illinois and was a teacher of gifted elementary-school children, high school social studies, college English, and was an ESL tutor. She met her future husband, C. Nelson Grote, as a freshman at Eastern Illinois State Teachers College in 1945. They were married in 1949 and enjoyed 69 years of marriage. Dr. Grote became president of Morehead State University in 1987, and Wilma was his steadfast partner in many university activities.  

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) General Manager Paul Hitchcock (88) has been named to the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD). 

The mission of the CCDD is to strengthen education, inclusion and advocacy efforts for people with developmental disabilities to increase their involvement and engagement with the community. 
Hitchcock said he’s excited to start working with the council to improve the lives of those with developmental disabilities in Kentucky. 

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Three Morehead State University faculty members and one MSU staff member received various awards of distinction during the University’s Fall Convocation ceremony, which was held the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Button Auditorium.

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Morehead State University’s Class of 2022 moved into residence halls on Wednesday and Thursday.

Volunteers from student organizations, Greek life, athletic teams, faculty, staff and the community helped students move in to campus residence halls and direct traffic around campus.

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As a prelude to the 2018 Fall Semester at Morehead State University, President Jay Morgan gave the annual address to the faculty and staff during the Fall Convocation.

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Morehead State University’s Board of Regents will welcome new members and elect officers at a special called meeting to be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. in the DeMoss Suite of the Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER).

New board members Brandon Bryer, Craig Dennis and Sanford Holbrook will be administered the oath of office at the meeting. The Regents will elect a vice chair and secretary and appoint a treasurer. The board will also vote on the authorization to modify an existing lease agreement.

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The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics welcomed the Class of 2020 to Morehead State University's campus on Sunday, Aug. 5. 

Incoming Craft Academy students moved into Grote-Thompson Hall on Sunday morning, and an induction ceremony was held at 1p.m. in Button Auditorium to usher in the new students. Craft Academy Director Dr. Carol Christian and MSU President Dr. Joseph (Jay) Morgan gave brief remarks, students were inducted into the Class of 2020 and each received a pin and a certificate.

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Members of the Eagle Nation who want to learn more about how to get involved on and off campus will have the chance to learn more at Eagle Fest, set for Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 6 - 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Recreation and Wellness Center. 

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Morehead State University's Super Summer Gifted and Talented Camp hosted more than 50 students for a week of immersive learning. 

Each year, camp instructors lead sessions in drama, art, science, math, technology and archaeology. In its 10th year, the camp hosted more than 50 campers ranging in age from third to ninth grade. 

Morehead State will welcome first-year students to campus for the fall semester on Wednesday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug. 9. 

To help move-in run efficiently and smoothly, the Office of Housing has established a schedule and process for first-year students to move into the residence halls. Visit www.moreheadstate.edu/movein for the complete schedule, parking map and details. 

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If you are a new or returning student, you still have an opportunity to register for Morehead State University’s 2018 fall academic term.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 13, at MSU and its regional campuses.

Anyone considering attending MSU can still submit an application for the fall term. Prospective students can apply online at http://www.moreheadstate.edu/apply or call the Office of Enrollment Services at 606-783-2000 or 800-585-6781 (option #1 for admissions assistance).

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Morehead State University welcomed 23 girls to campus July 6-14 for SpaceTrek, an annual residential summer camp that encourages young women to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The camp was open to girls entering their sophomore year of high school with interests in space science and engineering. It is a collaborative effort between MSU's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, the MSU Space Science Center and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). 

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Morehead State University will offer an extra Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program Wednesday, July 18, 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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Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication and Kentucky filmmaker, is featured in the July 2018 issue of Kentucky Living Magazine.

Kentucky Living outlines Middleton’s new film, "Map Dot Kentucky," that begins to air this month on the KET family of networks.

"Map Dot Kentucky" chronicles Travel Blogger Corey Ramsey and his explorations throughout Kentucky one small map dot at a time.


Morehead State Public Radio has named Leeann Akers news director.

Her first day will be July 1. Akers will succeed Chuck Mraz, who will retire June 30.

“We are excited to have Leeann lead our award-winning news team. Leeann is a smart and passionate journalist who strives for excellence in reporting,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager.

A two-time graduate of Morehead State University, she earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre and master’s degree in communications. She has served as MSPR assistant new director for the past year.