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  Classes at Morehead State University began Wednesday, but many in the campus community are concerned about the rising number of covid positive cases across the commonwealth.

In Rowan County, nearly 200 new cases have been reported this week, and the state positivity rate was 27-point-39-percent at mid-week. 

During M-S-U Convocation on Wednesday, President dr. Jay Morgan stopped short of mandating vaccines.

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Experts in the field of education have been warning leaders for years that shortages can be detrimental to students, educators, and the education system as a whole.  While the pandemic has compounded the issue, administrators say it isn’t a problem locally just yet

In Rowan County a test to stay program is starting to help more students stay in the classroom, but growing numbers may change the situation at any time. 

Superintendent John Maxey says right now the district has a solid teaching force. 

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President Biden is holding his first formal press conference of the year at the White House. The event comes as the administration faces numerous challenges, including the surging coronavirus pandemic and ongoing supply chain issues.

Scheduled for 4:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 19.

Area residents have had to adjust to difficult driving conditions the past several days, and Transportation Cabinet officials say tonight’s anticipated weather will not make things any easier.

Crews have things pretty well clear for the moment after Eastern Kentucky’s most recent bout with winter weather. 

However, Highway District 9 Spokesman Allen Blair says this round will be different.


January 19, 2022 -- Captain Matthew Webb was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel for sport without the use of artificial aids. In 1875, Webb swam from Dover to Calais in less than 22 hours. This made him a celebrity, and he performed many stunts in public.


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Morehead State University emphasizes career readiness to improve students' hands-on learning opportunities through programs like its new Level UP Program. MSU is participating in a new statewide initiative to ensure Kentucky college graduates have the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment upon graduation. 

The Kentucky Graduate Profile Academy comprises three members from Kentucky's eight four-year public universities and four campuses from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Better Said Than Done

A Time For Tales

Program #448 (January 23 at 3:00p.m.)

“Women Tell Stories”

Program performers:

Sheila Kay Adams

Geraldine Buckley

Christine Lavin

Barbara McBride-Smith

Kim Weitkamp

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Morehead State University's Student Eagle Diversity Center (SEDC) and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) will sponsor a day of service and the annual MLK Unity Walk.

Due to the inclement weather, the scheduled MLK Day program is moved to Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. in ADUC Ballroom (A), with the Unity Walk immediately after at 5:30 p.m. 

To RSVP for these events, email humanresources@moreheadstate.edu. 

SEDC and CAB will sponsor events throughout the week to highlight the work and achievements of the civil rights pioneer. They include:

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A renowned scholar and writer of young adult (YA) fiction is giving a virtual talk on the importance of where a story takes place for MSU students on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. via WebEx.

Dr. Chea Parton, assistant professor of instruction at the University of Texas at Austin and a YA author, will give a talk titled "It's More Than Setting: Reading Place in Rural Young Adult Literature." Parton will discuss YA texts that feature rural settings and challenge rural stereotypes. 


January 18, 2022 -- Daniel Hale Williams was an American general surgeon, who in 1893 performed what is referred to as "the first successful heart surgery". In 1913, Williams was elected as the only African-American charter member of the American College of Surgeons.



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