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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.

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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.

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education voted to amend administrative regulation 13 KAR 2:020, which sets minimum requirements for admission and course placement standards at state-supported colleges and universities.

With the amended policy, traditional high school students would need a high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to meet minimum admission requirements to enter a public four-year university.

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Morehead State University alumnus Kelly Wells has been named University of Pikeville athletic director. Wells will assume his position July 1 and will succeed Robert Staggs, who is taking on a role in external relations.

Wells is entering his 13th year at UPIKE, becoming the all-time wins leader in men’s basketball at 287-102. He won the NAIA National Championship in 2011, has captured four MSC titles and coached 23 All-Americans.

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The Morehead State University Service Award Committee has recommended that Dr. Frances “Fran” L. Helphinstine be the recipient of the 2018 Founders Award for University Service.

MSU’s Board of Regents approved the action during its June meeting. She will be presented with the award during Morehead State University’s Homecoming Banquet Friday, Oct. 19, at the Morehead Conference Center.

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Morehead State University’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program collaborated with MSUCorps and Bath County Middle School to provide academic tutoring to eighth grade ETS students during the 2017-18 school year.

First year AmeriCorps tutor, Haley Wells, worked daily with eighth grade Educational Talent Search students with the goal to raise reading scores in Bath County. A total of 15 students received certificates of completion on May 23 for their participation and hard work in the academic tutoring program.

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Morehead State University alumnus Dr. Lucian Yates III has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kentucky State University.

He begins the position on July 1. Yates was inducted into the MSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2012.

“It is with great excitement that we welcome Provost Yates back to the ‘College on the Hill,’” KSU President Christopher Brown said of Yates acceptance and homecoming.

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After 10 days of bridging cultural gaps with songs and smiles, Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers have returned home from their concert tour of Spain.

The choirs, led by Dr. Greg Detweiler, professor of music, presented five full concerts and four additional mini-concerts to packed audiences in Madrid, Toledo, Alcalá la Real, Valencia, Monserrat, Barcelona and the Úbeda International Festival of Music and Dance.

Participating were:

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One of Morehead State Public Radio’s most recognizable voices will be doing his last newscast this month.

Chuck Mraz, who came to Kentucky to work at WMKY in 1986, will retire at the end of the month after more than 30 years with the station.

“It has been a great ride,” said Mraz. “More than 30 years ago, I came to WMKY not knowing anyone in the area. After 30 years, I leave with a lot of friends and a lot of great memories.”

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INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, will be held on the Morehead State University campus June 9-16.

In its 12th year, the program is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind, Big East Educational Cooperative, and KSB Charitable Foundation.

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Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be on exhibit June 4 through Aug. 29 at Morehead State University’s Golding-Yang gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building.

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Exhibition juror is Daniel Pfalzgraf, currently the curator for the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana.

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For the second consecutive year, two students from MSU's Space Systems Engineering (SSE) graduate program exhibited the Lunar IceCube at NASA's Technology on the Hill event, which was held May 9, in Washington, D.C. 

Kennedy Haught of Kenova, West Virginia, and Sarah Wilczewsk of Cleveland, Ohio, presented the satellite before 350 event attendees and eight members of Congress.

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Morehead State University has been included in U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly school rankings.

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The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is offering four unique summer camps this year designed to spark students' interests in space science, engineering, aeronautics and the arts.

"Take Flight: an FPV Drone Racing Camp" will be held June 21 and 22 and is open to incoming eighth and ninth grade students. During the two-day non-residential camp, students will learn to build, fly and race FPV drones. The cost of the camp is $250 and includes lunch, snacks and camp materials.

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Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) will take a nostalgic trip back to the past with a new program exploring the 'golden years of radio.'

Leon Smothers is the creator, writer and host of “That Was Radio.”

In addition to providing an overview of radio programs from the 1930s through 1950s, “That Was Radio” will go behind the programs to explore the personalities and events that inspired and shaped those programs. Along the way, the series will examine how the shows were made, and discuss their importance and impact on radio.

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Family, friends, and supporters unable to attend Morehead State University’s Spring Commencement in person will be able to watch the ceremonies live on their computer or most mobile device.

MSU will stream live video from the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. events on Saturday, May 12. The live video feed will be available via the link approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the ceremonies.

The link for the video stream is http://ovcdigitalnetwork.com/watch/?Live=6603.

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Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will host its second graduation Saturday, May 12, at 5 p.m. in Button Auditorium.

A total of 52 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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The Golding-Yang Art Gallery was officially dedicated Friday, May 4, to honor the late Deeno Golding, his wife Yanya Yang and brother in-law Neng Yang. The ceremony was held at the Claypool-Young Art Building.

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Morehead State University announced last week its plans to freeze tuition for the 2018-19 school year.

Dr. Jay Morgan, MSU president, has added that housing rates will be the same for next year (with the exception of Andrews Hall).

“This is another example of how Morehead State University is working for students and their families. In these uncertain times, MSU is doing its very best to make the Eagle experience an affordable value,” said Morgan.

The rates are tentative until the MSU Board of Regents approves them at the June meeting.

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