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As the son of the late MSU art professor Deeno Golding, Milo Golding is receiving worldwide recognition for his work while honoring his father's legacy.

Milo, a 16-year-old 11th grader at Lexington Christian Academy, was named the winner of the 2021 Doodle for Google competition. Now in its 13th year, the competition involves accepting submissions from K-12 students for their rendition of the Google Doodle, creative versions of its logo featured on the search engine's home page.   

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MSUCorps is currently recruiting for AmeriCorps members to serve as math and reading tutors for at-risk, school-age youth in kindergarten through eighth grade to enhance the quality of life and educational outcomes for individuals in MSU's service region.

Tutors will serve in Boyd, Bourbon, Carter, Clark, Greenup, Lewis, Nicholas, Robertson and Rowan counties.  

Volunteers will receive a living stipend and an educational award. Tutors must have at least 48 hours of college credit or pass a para-educator assessment. 

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Whether you are an undergraduate student with plans to continue your education or a college graduate intent on going back, Morehead State University’s commitment to success starts when you enroll and continues throughout your life. MSU’s Graduate School will hold an Online Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 29.     

The online event will allow those interested in continuing their education at MSU to chat with Graduate School advisors. Those who attend the event will receive a promotional code to waive the $30 application fee.       

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Dr. John Calvin Philley, 85, of Morehead, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. He was born on Oct. 17, 1935, in Indianola, Mississippi. He was the son of the late J.W. and Mary Philley. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Lou (Davis) Philley; children, Dave Philley (Karen), Leigh Taylor, and Melissa Clauson (Will); brother J.W. Philley, Jr. and sister Marsha Collins (Allan); grandchildren Jacob, Calvin and Jonah Philley and Jordan Philley Saylor (Josh), Will Taylor, Lilly and Sam Clauson. 

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A paper co-written by Dr. Bo Shi, Morehead State associate professor of finance, has received the Journal of Hospital Medicine's (JHM) "Most Influential Paper" award.  

She is the principal author of the paper, co-authored by Dr. Christopher King and Dr. Sean Shenghsiu Huang from the Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University.

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The MSU Foundation has announced the establishment of the Jim and Cindy Shaw Scholarship Endowment.  

The Shaws came to Kentucky in 2008 when Jim began serving as Morehead State University's vice president for university advancement and CEO of the MSU Foundation. Following more than 13 years of service, he retired on June 30, 2021. 

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Tanner Boyd (Class of 2016) has been named assistant news director at Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR), 90.3 FM, WMKY.  

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INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus earlier this month.

INSIGHT is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB), Kentucky Education Development Corporation (KEDC) and the KSB Charitable Foundation. Fourteen students attended the camp this year. The program is in its 14th year after being canceled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

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Morehead State will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Classes will not meet, and administrative offices will be closed.  

The Camden-Carroll Library, University Store and University Post Office will be closed.  

The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. The pool will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. 

MSU will return to regular operating hours Tuesday, July 6.  

The MSU Police Department will be open and is available 24/7.

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Growing up on a dairy farm in Cumberland County, Jason Radford (Class of 2015) grew up around family members who worked in education and developed a passion for helping people and working with students. Thanks to his dedication and career experience Radford has been named the superintendent of Oldham County Schools. 

Radford’s desire to be a superintendent led him to enroll in MSU’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program after a meeting with then-education faculty member Dr. David Barnett. 

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Dr. Steve Chen, Morehead State professor of sport management, and sport management graduate student, Michael Simmons of Arlington, Virginia, just published an article in the journal, "Future Focus." 

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Lunar IceCube, a small satellite built at Morehead State University's Space Science Center, has passed environmental testing at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, putting the device one step closer to the moon.  

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Roxy Lockard, a senior at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, has been selected to serve on the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner's Student Advisory Council for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Lockard, a native of Georgetown, said she learned of the opportunity to serve on the council from Rachel Rogers, Craft Academy QEP director. She said she was immediately interested in applying for the council.  

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Morehead State University supports veterans and military students and offers what they need to be successful. Once again, MSU is receiving national recognition for these efforts.     

MSU is recognized among the best four-year colleges for veterans in the country in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 rankings released June 16.    


Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) staff and students received numerous awards in the 2021 Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) Impact Broadcast Awards.  

The radio station, located in Breckinridge Hall, earned a total of 13 awards in the professional and college divisions, including three first-place finishes. 

Radio College Division: 

1st Place – Best Newscast, Kennealy Roberts and Sarah Meade ("Mountain Edition News") 

1st Place – Best Website, Morehead State University ("wmky.org") 

2nd Place – Best Radio Reporter, Sarah Meade 

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The Morehead State University Board of Regents held its quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021, in the Adron Doran University Center.

The board voted to officially approve the 2021-22 University Operating Budget of $145,500,000, a Tuition & Fee Schedule, and Personnel Roster.

The Tuition & Fee Schedule approval includes:

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Morehead State University will continue serving as a host campus for the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program in 2021.   

MSU first welcomed GSP in 2006 and this will be the ninth year the University has hosted GSP. Of the three universities that serve GSP students (others include Bellarmine University and Centre College), MSU is the only public university to host the program.   

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Morehead State University is hosting an open house for prospective students to learn about the social work program at the MSU at Prestonsburg regional campus.

The MSU Prestonsburg Social Work Open House takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 at MSU at Prestonsburg, Room 131 at 6 Bert Combs Drive in Prestonsburg. 

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Adam Nicholas Yungbluth, 39, of Vernon Circle, Morehead, Kentucky, husband of Melissa Lee Yungbluth, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 12, 2021, at home.

Born Nov. 8, 1981, in Mason, Ohio, he is the son of William John Yungbluth Jr. and Joy “Cookie” Schell Yungbluth; brother of Amanda Hatter; brother-in-law of Adam Hatter, all of Mason, Ohio; and son-in-law of Tommy and Pamela Lee of Mineral Bluff, Georgia.

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Dr. Ronald D. Morrison, professor of English at Morehead State University, has published a new book "Thomas Hardy: A Companion to the Novels." The volume appears in the McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature series, published by McFarland & Company. 

Thomas Hardy is best known for his realistic portrayal of English rural life in the later part of the 19th century in works like "Far from the Madding Crowd" and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." Hardy also wrote 14 novels, including an early detective novel, a historical romance and an experimental satirical fable. 

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A group of five recent graduates from Morehead State’s Department of Art and Design recently painted a mural at the City of Morehead Don Greenhill Park.  

Students who worked on the mural were Madison Anderson from Hagerhill, Abby Caines from Ashland, Nancy Lewis from West Liberty, Sam Neal from Morehead, and Kaylee Thornsberry from West Liberty.

All of the student artists graduated in May.  

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The Upward Bound (UB) program is returning to the Morehead State campus for its 55th year. 

UB has two distinct programs, UB Classic and UB Math and Science, serving students from 18 schools in 17 Eastern Kentucky counties including Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Harrison, Johnson, Lawrence, Lewis, Magoffin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Robertson and Rowan. The programs seek to engage low-income and potential first-generation college students and equip them with the skills to prepare them for college.

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Steven Middleton (Class of 2004 and 2008) has spent most of his documentary film career capturing the unique stories, places and people of the Bluegrass State. Now, viewers will have the chance to see his latest film project on a Kentucky candy icon. 

"History of Sweetness: 100 Years of Ruth Hunt Candy" will debut on the Kentucky Educational Television (KET) family of networks this month. It will premiere on KET at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13. Subsequent airings will occur on KET 2 and KET KY throughout the summer. 

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Sommai Purintun LeBron-Cooke (92) has a passion for philanthropy, education and economic and social justice. Through the creation of a scholarship endowment with the MSU Foundation, she can support these causes that are important to her. 

Lebron-Cooke grew up in Morehead and graduated from Rowan County Senior High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in philosophy from MSU in 1992. She also holds a certification in sports philanthropy from The George Washington University School of Business. She now resides in the San Francisco Bay area.

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The Morehead State University community is mourning the loss of retiree and professor emeritus Dr. Earle Louder, who died Wednesday, May 26, at age 88.  

Louder began his career at MSU in 1968 as a music professor, specializing in euphonium and tuba. In 1987, he was awarded the MSU Alumni Association's Distinguished Faculty Award and the Kentucky Music Education Association's Teacher of the Year Award, which he would win again the following year. In 1994, he was named a lifetime member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA), of which he was a founding member. 

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The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University is proud to announce the 2023 class members.  

Sixty-nine students from across the Commonwealth were chosen to attend the Craft Academy, located on the campus of Morehead State University. The students live in Grote-Thompson Hall and earn dual credit as they complete their final two years of high school at the academy while also taking college-level courses.  

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Morehead State University has announced that Dr. Antony Norman, dean of the Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education, will transition into the role of provost and vice president for academic affairs.  

As dean of the Volgenau College of Education, Norman led the college to partner with the National Rural Education Association and the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC).

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The Morehead Writing Project at Morehead State University will offer an online summer journalism camp, “Power Your Story,” June 21-July 2.  

Students in eighth grade through graduating seniors will be guided through the process of crafting a long-form news story for publication while developing the comprehensive literacy and communication skills essential for college and professional success. The camp is also open to middle school writers. 

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Multiple programs from Morehead State University’s Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education have earned state and national rankings for excellence and affordability. 

MSU's undergraduate and graduate-level education programs are being recognized by Teaching Degree Search (TeachingDegreeSearch.com), an online resource for students seeking university-level programs and business colleges. MSU programs are ranked for: 

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Morehead State University had to deal with an unprecedented event that affected the campus community's physical and mental health.

Whether it was during the height of the pandemic or the coming months and years as we move forward, MSU's Counseling and Health Services (CHS) has been responsive to student needs every step of the way.