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Kiera Fehr, a Lexington junior at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, has been selected to present at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) ASCEND conference next month in Las Vegas.  

Fehr will deliver a presentation and be a member of a panel discussion on her involvement in STEM through Higher Orbits. This nonprofit organization works with astronauts and space industry leaders to spark and support student-led experiments.

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Morehead State University provides opportunities for students in the region, state and beyond through excellent academic programs, hands-on career skills and a commitment to student success.

It is why MSU has been named a Top 25 institution in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report for the past six years.     

Future Eagles may sign up now for Open House on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC).     

At MSU Open House, prospective students and families can:  

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For the first time in two years, Eagle students, faculty and staff, along with Eagle alumni and friends of the University from across the country, will be returning to campus to reconnect at MSU Homecoming 2021. 

Homecoming 2021 will celebrate all things MSU through numerous events and activities from Oct. 15 through Oct. 16.

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Dr. Russ Zokaites, visiting assistant professor of music at Morehead State University, is releasing his debut album “Bootleg” on Friday, Nov. 5. The album, published by Centaur Records and distributed through NAXOS, will be available on all streaming services.  

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Morehead State’s Star Theater will have a grand reopening Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The event will include planetarium feature shows, video displays on space exploration topics including Lunar IceCube, live local music, art, community activity displays, and refreshments. There will be a star party after sunset in observance of International Observe the Moon Night.  

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The MSU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Fall Choral Concert entitled “Come Let’s Rejoice!”  on Thursday, October 14 at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.  

Guests can eat from 5:30 – 7:00pm with the concert beginning at 7:30pm.

The Spaghetti Dinner will include salad, bread, desserts and iced tea or water. The proceeds will go to support the choirs’ concert tour to Peru.

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Morehead State University will be closed Friday, Oct. 8, for Fall Break.

Administrative offices will be closed and classes will not meet.  

The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. The pool will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. Outdoor Adventures and the bowling lanes will be closed. 

The Camden-Carroll Library will be closed Oct. 8-10 for Fall Break. 

The University Store will be closed. 

The University Post Office will be closed. 

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Dr. Janet Ratliff (Class of 1991, 1992) is a recipient of one of the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) grants.  

The grant is a partnership with Hazard High School. Ratliff’s 2021 fall course BBA 350 will facilitate the engagement between MSU students and Hazard High students.   

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Morehead State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program is accepting applicants for the spring 2022 semester through Friday, Oct. 15.  

According to the Kentucky Board of Nursing, 98% of MSU nursing students passed their licensing exam in 2020, and the program has boasted a 100% job placement rate for the last decade.  

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Inscape, Morehead State University’s juried literary and visual art journal, is now accepting submissions in three categories for its 2022 edition.  

Competitions are being held for best cover design and visual art and writing for the interior of the publication.

The deadline to submit work is Jan. 21, 2022. 

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The Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) at Morehead State University will host a new exhibit, "Cancer in Appalachia: Viewing the Cancer Crisis in Appalachia Through the Camera Lens and the Eyes of Our Youth."

The exhibition begins Friday, Oct. 1, and runs through Friday, Nov. 19. 

The exhibition features photography by University of Kentucky (UK) students in the Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program.

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Morehead State's Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble presents its annual fall concert, Octubafest, Saturday, Oct. 2, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Entertainment District at the corner of Main Street and Battson-Oates Drive.   

The event will be dedicated to the Late Dr. Earle Louder, who founded the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble at MSU. Dr. Stacy Baker, MSU professor of music and director of the ensemble, said she is pleased to continue Louder's tradition of having a fall concert.  

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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.

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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.  

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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). 

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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.

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Members of Morehead State's AmeriCorps Seniors Retired Senior Volunteers Program (RSVP) have been helping an area charitable organization serve its clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Morehead State University’s Fall Career and Internship Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC).

Employers and graduate programs can register for this in-person event to recruit students and alumni for opportunities within their company or organization. Masks and facial coverings are required. 

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Morehead State University will honor the historical significance and the lives lost during the terrorist attack on the U.S. that took place on Sept. 11, 2001 (9/11), at a 9/11 20th Anniversary Event.

The commemoration is from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, in Room 325 of the Adron Doran University Center.  

The event is hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB). It is organized by Gracie Roberts, a sophomore space systems engineer and computer science major from Cynthiana and CAB’s coordinator of educational programming.

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In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Morehead State will be closed Monday, Sept. 6.

Administrative offices will be closed, and classes will not meet. 

The Camden-Carroll Library and the University Store will be closed.

The University Post Office will be closed, and mail will not be delivered. 

The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open from 3 to 10 p.m. on Labor Day. The pool will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. 

The MSU Police Department will be on duty during the closure.

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Morehead State University will bring Eagle students and loved ones together during its annual Family Weekend. This year’s Family Weekend takes place Sept. 10-12. 

“We are so excited to bring back Family Weekend, which is one of our most popular legacy events,” said Jane Tenyer, assistant director of programming and engagement in the Office of Student Activities. “We can already feel the energy and excitement from our students being back on campus and we hope that our student’s families will join us for this fun-filled weekend.” 

Family Weekend Schedule: 

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Morehead State’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) programs have received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to continue their mission through 2026. 

MSU has two Talent Search Programs. The Talent Search Programs at Morehead State University will serve a target of 1,677 middle and high school students in 12 of the 22 county Service Region over the next five years. Those counties are Bath, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Johnson, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell, Rowan and Wolfe. 

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A podcast produced by students and faculty at Morehead State's Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) is being aired on Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) 90.3 FM WMKY. 

Produced and hosted by KCTM students, KCTM Director Raymond McLain, and Instructor of Music and Archivist Jesse Wells, "Sounds of Our Heritage" is a weekly 15-minute profile of traditional Appalachian music (bluegrass, gospel, old-time, country,) songs, songwriters, musicians and performers. It contains original recordings, interviews and stories.  

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MSUCorps and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) teamed up to donate items to Eagle Essentials, which helps students in need. 

The two AmeriCorps programs, MSUCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) donated 74 bottles of shampoo, 140 bottles/bars of body wash, 400 toothbrushes, 50 tubes of toothpaste, 35 sticks of deodorant, several twin sheet sets, blankets, pillows and other basic necessities. 

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Morehead State is joining the largest and most sensitive scientific telecommunications system in the world as its 21-meter tracking antenna becomes a NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) affiliate.  

Officials from NASA visited MSU's Space Science Center Thursday, Aug. 12, to conduct an operational readiness review for the antenna. The MSU site will be the first non-NASA Deep Space Network affiliated node.   

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The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics welcomed the class of 2023 to campus Sunday, Aug. 8. This is the largest incoming class in the Academy’s history.

Students moved into Grote-Thompson Hall and were inducted into the Academy in a ceremony held in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) ballrooms. Craft Academy Director Dr. Carol Christian and MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan addressed the students, and each received an induction pin and certificate.

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The Morehead State University team that built NASA's Lunar IceCube satellite safely delivered the spacecraft to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a launch expected later this year on NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) Artemis I rocket. 

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Morehead State Professor of Veterinary Science, Dr. Philip Prater, recently traveled to Haiti to train veterinary technology students. 

Prater spent July 4-11 in Haiti providing animal health training to 20 Haitian veterinary technical students. The students were working toward their certification as veterinary agents in Haiti, where they will provide the bulk of veterinary medical care for companion animals, livestock, horses and poultry. 

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Morehead State’s Star Theater is undergoing significant changes with the hiring of a new director and upgrades to its technology. 

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One member of Morehead State's faculty is gaining recognition for her research exploring the different facets of healthcare finance.