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September 27, 2021 -- William Conrad was an American actor, producer, and director whose entertainment career spanned five decades in radio, film, and television, peaking in popularity when he starred in the detective series Cannon. 

  

Morehead State University

The Fall Career and Internship Fair at Morehead State University will be back in-person this week.

The spring fair was held virtually this year, but MSU’s Career Services is once again hosting the event in the Adron Doran University Center.  Megan Boone is Director of Career Services.  She says attendees can find a wide-variety of opportunities.

Boone adds employers are eager to be there as worker shortages continue to be seen in multiple industries.

From the Vaults

  • Faultless Starch Time (Bob Atcher and Mary Jane Johnson)
  • Discovering The Dead Sea Scrolls (Gerard Fay)
  • Obsession (Ann Gwynn)

 

WMKY Feature: Anthem Rural Medicine Scholarship

Sep 24, 2021
eku.edu

Eastern Kentucky University and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield launched a new healthcare scholarship. WMKY’s Cassidy Stearman has more…

Jimmy Hamilton

Sep 24, 2021
Discogs

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #62 (September 26 at 8:00pm)

Jimmy Hamilton - Rediscovered At The Buccaneer (1985)

Saxophonist Jimmy Hamilton, recorded live at the Buccaneer Hotel Lounge on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands on September 24, 1985.

Performers include:

Jimmy Hamilton – alto saxophone and clarinet

Gary Mayone – piano

Joe Straws – bass

Delroy Thomas – drums

WMKY Feature: MSU Vaccine Challenge

Sep 23, 2021
St. Claire HealthCare

Morehead State University has an on-going challenge to encourage students and faculty to get the COVID-19 vaccine. WMKY's Kennealy Roberts has more...

discogs.com

September 23, 2021 -- John Avery Lomax was an American teacher, a pioneering musicologist, and a folklorist who did much for the preservation of American folk music. He was the father of Alan Lomax, John Lomax Jr. and Bess Lomax Hawes, also distinguished collectors of folk music.

  

Kentucky Center for Traditional Music

Sounds of Our Heritage: Program #10 (Weekend of September 18, 2021) 

A weekly feature of traditional music presented by faculty and students from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University.

Jason Eady

Sep 22, 2021
The Southern Illinoisan

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #262 (September 24 at 8:00pm and September 25 at 3:00pm)

A champion of the Texas honky tonk tradition, Jason Eady is different than most Lone Star singer/songwriters in one important respect: he was born and raised in Mississippi.

Known for songs about the tougher side of life played with heart, soul, and a rootsy atmosphere, Eady's music combines contemporary country with traces of bluegrass and Americana, and he found an eager audience for his work after settling in Texas.

olympics.com

September 22, 2021 -- Charlotte "Chattie" Cooper Sterry was an English female tennis player who won five singles titles at the Wimbledon Championships and in 1900 became Olympic champion. In winning in Paris on 11 July 1900, she became the first female Olympic tennis champion as well as the first individual female Olympic champion.

  

Morehead State University

An art exhibit featuring the works of black artists from across the country will open Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Morehead State’s Golding-Yang Gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building. 

“Black Art Matters” will feature sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography from black artists and creators. The exhibit is inspired by nationwide unrest in recent years in response to systemic racism and violence against people of color.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University's School of Creative Arts will kick off the 2021-22 theatrical season with a virtual production of Csaba Szekely's "Mine Flowers."

The recording, filmed at the Lucille Caudill Little Theatre, is available for viewing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 25, and Thursday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2. Performances will also be available for view on Sundays at 2 p.m. on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. The recording of this production runs without intermission.  

St. Claire HealthCare

The St. Claire Foundation is excited to announce another successful benefit golf outing.

This year, $49,360 was raised during the event, nearly a 23% increase over the 2019 outing and almost double the amount raised in their 2020 Charity Golf UN-Scramble that was held virtually.

School Days

Sep 21, 2021
How Stuff Works

A Time For Tales

Program #441 (September 26 at 3:00pm)

“School Days”

Program performers:

Donald Davis

Bill Harley

John McCutcheon

Ray Stevens

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s physician assistant program is celebrating 25 years this fall. WMKY’s Sarah Meade has more…

COVID-19 cases are continuing to surge in the Commonwealth, but officials with the Gateway District Health Department say more and more people are continuing to get vaccinated.

gramophone.co.uk

September 21, 2021 -- Gustav Theodore Holst was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed many other works across a range of genres, although none achieved comparable success. 

Chelsea Beck for NPR

President Biden will deliver his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He's expected to touch on the issues of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has been named to the 2021 Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers. WMKY’s Leeann Akers has the story…

Lancer Ledger

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary August 2021 unemployment rate was 4.3%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The preliminary August 2021 jobless rate was down by one-tenth of a percentage point from July 2021 and down 1.2 percentage points from the 5.5% recorded for the state one year ago.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for August 2021 was 5.2%, down from the 5.4% reported in July 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

britannica.com

September 20, 2021 -- William Maxwell Evarts "Max" Perkins was an American book editor, best remembered for discovering authors Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Thomas Wolfe.

  

MSU Athletics

Morehead State graduate student Andrew Foster has been selected this week's Pioneer Football League co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

A Knoxville, Tenn., native, Foster booted seven punts for a 47.9-yard average at No. 19 Austin Peay. He also connected on both his PAT attempts and was successful on a 35-yard field goal.

Foster leads the league and ranks sixth among all FCS level punters with a 47.1 average after three games. He is seeking to become the first punter in program history to average 40+ for the season for four consecutive seasons.

Orange County Register

  • Eddy Arnold Show
  • 5 Minute Mystery (Return Mr. Lawrence)
  • New Adventures of Nero Wolfe (Dear Dead Lady)

Tom Harrell

Sep 19, 2021
Downbeat Magazine

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #336 (September 19 at 8:00pm)

Tom Harrell, (born June 16, 1946, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.), American jazz trumpet player and composer who was recognized for his lyrical improvisations and for his facility in both traditional and experimental styles of jazz.

Harrell spent most of his youth in the San Francisco Bay area, where he began playing in jazz groups when he was 13.

He graduated from Stanford University in 1969 with a major in music composition, and he also studied with alto saxophonist Lee Konitz.

MSU Athletics

While the Eagles didn't win Saturday at No. 19 Austin Peay, Morehead State football did put up nearly 500 total yards and battled until literally the final play in a 59-35 shootout at the Govs' Fortera Stadium.

MSU slipped to 1-2 with its second matchup against a top-20 FCS program this fall, but the Eagles recorded 481 total yards and scored five touchdowns, including a long passing score on the last play of the game.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State volleyball battled but could not overcome the strengths of No. 4 Pitt Saturday as the Eagles fell 3-0 to the Panthers in the finale of the Comfort Inn-Vitational at Johnson Arena.

MSU slipped to 4-7, while Pitt stayed perfect at 10-0.

Pitt managed to hit .354 and added eight blocks as they won by scores 25-17, 25-12, 25-16.

Morehead State University

Students and recent graduates of the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics recently presented the findings of research they did in conjunction with the International Space Station (ISS). 

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s reputation for excellent academic programs and student success has again resulted in a ranking among the top 25 public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.  

Morehead State University continues to rank among the top regional public universities in the South on a consistent basis. Ranked as high as #17 (2020), this marks the sixth consecutive year MSU has been listed as a Top 25 school including #21 this year.

MSU Athletics

Following a career-best day, Morehead State senior quarterback Mark Pappas has earned the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week nod.

From Avon Lake, Ohio, Pappas threw a career-high five touchdowns in Morehead State's 62-9 victory against Point (Ga.), Saturday. He completed 29-of-45 passes for 286 yards in 41:17 of game time and had a reception on a batted pass that he carried for four yards and a first down to keep alive a scoring drive.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State cross-country participated at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn., Friday morning.

The event was hosted by Vanderbilt University at Percy Warner Park and featured eleven teams. The men competed in an 8000-meter race, while the women ran a 5k.

Sophomore Kyle Embry, who posted a time of 26:33.9, as well as sophomore Michael Dunagan who finished in 27:09.4, led the men's team.

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