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Senior students in Morehead State's Department of Art and Design will be exhibiting their artwork to the public through virtual exhibits on Instagram. 

Due to the closure of MSU to the public to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the annual senior exhibits, typically held in the Golding-Yang Gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building, have been postponed until the fall semester for those who are able to participate. However, works from the shows will be featured on two Instagram accounts.

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Morehead State is extending the scholarship deadline to help future Eagles have additional opportunity to apply for institutional aid. 

Given the situation with COVID-19, MSU is considering applicants for scholarship opportunities who apply after the original March 15 deadline.

Visit http://www.moreheadstate.edu/apply to apply for admission and send your transcripts and test scores. 

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A team of five Morehead State space system engineering students and engineers from TU Delft, a university in the Netherlands are finalists in a NASA competition.  

The Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competitions fuel innovation for aerospace systems concepts, analogs and technology prototyping by bridging gaps through university engagement.

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Morehead State University has renamed the College of Education in honor of Drs. Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau. The new name of the college is the Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education.  


The Kentucky National Guard has named two MSU alumni as its new Army chief of staff and Army deputy chief of operations. 

Col. Joe Gardner (95) was chosen as chief of staff, replacing Brig. Gen. Bryan Howay, who was recently promoted. He reports directly to the Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Hal Lamberton on Army National Guard matters and assists in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization.  

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Students from Morehead State’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics and their faculty coaches from the School of Business Administration (SBA) earned four first-place awards at the Entrepreneurial Coal Land Redevelopment Program (ECLRP) Regional Challenge held Thursday, March 12. 


MSU will remain open as a campus but some University-sponsored meetings, conferences, events, and extracurricular items between now and April 1 scheduled on our campus or regional campuses are being canceled or postponed. Each of these should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

This list will be updated as decisions are made.

Please refer to http://www.moreheadstate.edu/coronavirus for the latest updates and information. Cancelations will also be posted there.

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Nearly 100 employers and graduate programs were on campus for Morehead State’s Spring Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 4. Students had the chance to expand their professional networks, apply for jobs and discover internship possibilities. 

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Students in Morehead State's Social Work program took their concerns to Frankfort to rally for higher education funding and share their views with lawmakers.  

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Morehead State’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) will hold two concerts this spring to showcase the talent of its students. 

The Sounds of Our Heritage Spring Concert will be held Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rowan County Arts Center. The semester finale concert will be held Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center.  

Approximately 30 students will perform a selection of traditional music, including bluegrass, old-time, folk and more.  

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Morehead State University will present a concert featuring Cincinnati-based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter John Ford, along with special guest MSU music faculty musicians, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Duncan Recital Hall in Baird Music Hall on the Morehead campus. Tickets are $5. 

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Morehead State University’s Star Theater has been ranked among the top 30 college planetariums by the website, Great Value Colleges.

In composing the ranking, the site considered four factors: 

Is the facility a planetarium or an observatory? A planetarium is a simulation of the night sky, while an observatory uses telescopes to look at the actual sky at that moment. The Star Theater is both. 

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The Morehead State Western Team had a successful weekend with two shows on Saturday, Feb. 22.

The team was third overall in the morning show and claimed High Point Team in the afternoon show. The students hosted and competed in the show.

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Soldier's Tales PosterThe Morehead State University Artist Series will present the concert “Soldier’s Tales” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Duncan Recital Hall in Baird Music Hall on the Morehead campus.

The show is free and open to the public. 

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Morehead State University Theatre is presenting one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies this month.  

“Hamlet” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7; and at 2 p.m. on March 8 at The Lucille Caudill Little Theatre in Breckinridge Hall. Tickets are $11, $6 for seniors and non-MSU students, and free with ID to MSU students.  

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In an effort to support the well-being of the MSU community, we have continued to monitor recommendations related to the novel coronavirus (n-CoV) that has been in the recent news and on recent regional and state health alerts. 

While the coronavirus is a serious public health threat, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) characterizes the immediate health risk from the new coronavirus as low for anyone who is unlikely to be exposed to this virus or traveling abroad.

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Morehead State’s Office of Military Initiatives will host an event to commemorate Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 2, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in ballrooms A and B of the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC). 

The event will include a panel discussion with representatives from the Kentucky Veterans Administration Women’s Outreach Department and other professional leaders.

Panelists will include:

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Artwork by Morehead State University’s Department of Art & Design’s gallery director and students is on display in the exhibit “In Front of the Scenes: Work by the MSU Golding-Yang Art Gallery Staff.”

The exhibition is currently on display until Feb. 28 at the Rowan County Arts Center, 205 E. Main St., Morehead. It is free and open to the public. There will be a closing reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. 

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Morehead State University and Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Tuesday, February 18 affirming joint admission and reverse transfer for students between the institutions.

The program, known as Eagle Express, provides academic advising and admissions counseling for bachelor’s degree seeking students, from the beginning of their college careers at BSCTC to the point where they are ready to transition to MSU.

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Morehead State University’s Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting a dance marathon fundraiser event called Midnight in the Mountains from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Recreation and Wellness Center.

The cost is $35 for students to participate and includes admission to the event, food and refreshments, and a T-shirt. Other activities include dodgeball and a basketball tournament.  

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Morehead State University invites incoming students to Admitted Student Day on Monday, Feb. 17. This event will offer the opportunity to meet MSU students, staff and faculty, finalize financial aid and take a tour of the campus.  

The purpose of the Admitted Student Day event is for admitted students to tour the campus, ask questions and meet other high school seniors who are also considering attending MSU.  

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Morehead State University’s Career and Internship Fair is an opportunity for students to make connections and start gaining hands-on experience to launch their careers.

Eagles can gain an advantage in reaching their career goals through attending the Spring Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) ballroom.  

At MSU’s career fair, you can connect with more than 100 employers and graduate programs, all while learning about full-time and part-time jobs, internships, co-ops and summer jobs.   

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Dr. Sherif Rashad, professor of computer science at Morehead State, has been elevated to the grade of senior member by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to their profession. 

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Wendy Fletcher, DNP, APRN, has been awarded the Kentucky Advocate State Award for Excellence by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She is an MSU alumnus and director of clinical practice of advanced practice and family medicine provider at St. Claire Family Medicine.

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Morehead State University music students performed at the 42nd annual U.S. Navy International Saxophone Symposium. The event was held Jan. 10 and 11 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  

The saxophone studio’s flagship ensemble, the award-winning Lockegee Saxophone Quartet, was invited to perform a short concert. While only the Lockegee Saxophone Quartet performed as part of the conference, the remainder of MSU’s saxophone studio was able to join on the trip as conference attendees.  

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Dr. Laurie Couch, associate provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success at Morehead State University, was elected to serve as the president of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).  

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A week of informative and educational activities are planned for Monday, Jan. 20 through Thursday, Jan. 23, to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

A community march will be held Monday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. Participants will meet in the ballroom in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC). There will also be opportunities for community service for students and community members that day. Those interested in participating should contact Jane Tenyer, assistant director of programming and engagement, at j.tenyer@moreheadstate.edu or 606-783-5152.

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Dr. Chris Miller, Dean of the College of Education and professor of education at Morehead State and Dr. Anthony A. Piña, associate provost for teaching and learning at Sullivan University, have a newly published book by Springer publishing called “Lessons in Leadership in the Field of Educational Technology.”

According to the publisher, the book focuses on sharing the lessons learned by leaders in the field on how they became a leader and what leadership means. The primary contributions address three central questions:

What is your story about how you became a leader?

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Morehead State has been ranked as the safest college campus in the state of Kentucky by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. 

The council compiled data from 490 college campuses across the country, looking at crime reports from local law enforcement and the FBI. The list considered two variables: crime rate and police adequacy. The complete list is available at www.alarms.org/safest-colleges. 

MSU fosters an environment dedicated to the safety of our students and is consistently ranked among the safest campuses in the Commonwealth and the nation.

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To begin a new decade in 2020, you can begin or continue your higher education journey at a top 20 public university in the South and one of the safest college campuses in the nation. 

New or returning Morehead State University students can still register for MSU’s 2020 spring academic term. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at all MSU locations. Registration for Spring 2020 is available online at http://my.moreheadstate.edu