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In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Morehead State University will be closed Monday, May 26. There will be no classes or office hours and mail will not be delivered.

Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27. 


Morehead State University's Department of Art and Design attracts students from around the region.


Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its newest exhibition, “Chester Cornett: Beyond the Narrow Sky.” The exhibition will remain on display through August 22.

A reception will be held Friday, June 6, in conjunction with KFAC’s annual A Day in the Country folk art fair on June 7.


Dr. Edward Story, a Morehead State University graduate, has announced he will retire as president of Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) December 31. Dr. Story was named president in May 2008. He is a 32-year employee of the College, having also served as professor of biology, division chair and chief academic officer.

Morehead State University honored more than 1,100 degree candidates at its two spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, at the Academic-Athletic Center.

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There have been many musicians from Kentucky who have gone on to leave an indelible mark in the world of music by spreading the state’s musical roots in bluegrass and other forms of traditional music across the globe.

Cody Pearman, Tyler Mullins and Thomas Albert are three talented musicians who have similar aspirations. However, when they go on to pursue their musical careers, they will do so with something only the three of them currently possess: A Bachelor of Arts in Traditional Music from Morehead State University.

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced Monday, May 5, that three non-profit organizations in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District will receive $959,000 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). 

These grants will put 120 AmeriCorps members on the ground to serve students in southern and eastern Kentucky schools. AmeriCorps members will tackle some of the toughest problems in the region, including low test scores in reading and math, as well as obesity and drug abuse.

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY 90.3FM) will present a program showcasing Kentucky writers.

The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame announced the 2014 Hall of Fame class at an induction ceremony earlier this year at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. This is the second class to be inducted.

MSPR will air a program showcasing the introductions, readings and musical performances Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m.

The 2014 class includes: 

Children’s author Rebecca Caudill, best known for “A Pocketful of Cricket” and “Tree of Freedom;"


Morehead State University hosted its annual Spring Gala at the Adron Doran University Center and Button Auditorium, highlighted by the show 'Carnival'.'






Korry Friend of Troy, Ohio, won the 27th annual A. Frank and Bethel C. Gallaher Memorial Music Performance Competition at Morehead State University. The award, presented each spring to a junior music major, includes a $1,000 cash prize and the honor of performing at the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ Academic Honors and Awards Convocation.


Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development will sponsor its 28th Semi-Annual Rites of Passage Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m.

The ceremony will take place in the Crager Room of the Adron Doran University Center.

The purpose of the ceremony is to recognize and celebrate the scholastic achievement of minority and international students at MSU. Each student will receive a certificate and a special Kente stole.

The Black Gospel Ensemble, directed by Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, will perform.


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Morehead State University’s Transition Center in the Office of Enrollment Services has announced it will host a free application day for transfer students Tuesday, May 6.

“Transfer Tuesday” is a special event for students considering transferring from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System or from another college or university.

University of Tennessee vice chancellor and director of athletics Dave Hart announced Tuesday the hiring of Donnie Tyndall as the Volunteers' 19th men's basketball coach.

Tyndall is a 1993 Morehead State graduate.

The 43-year-old Tyndall joins Tennessee from Southern Mississippi, where he posted a 56-17 record (.767) in two seasons. He has averaged more than 21 wins during his eight seasons as a head coach with an overall record of 170-102 (.625), including six seasons at his alma mater, Morehead State, from 2006-07 through 2011-12. Tyndall played at MSU from 1990-93. 

Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present its Bon Voyage concert Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 123 E. Main Street, Morehead.

The event is free and open to the public.

The 50-voice Concert Choir and 18-voice Chamber Singers are conducted by Dr. Greg Detweiler. The choirs will include the performance as a local concert tour in preparation for their nine-day concert tour of Ireland.

The program titled “Songs of the Spirit and Spirited Song” will feature music from Appalachia, the masters and Ireland.

The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will present "Stepping Into The Future: 2014 Annual MSU Senior Juried Art Exhibition,” April 23 through May 7.

The annual show is an opportunity for MSU Department of Art and Design students to exhibit as emerging artists in a professional setting. The exhibition opens with a reception featuring live music by MSU students and complimentary refreshments on Wednesday, April 23, from 5-7 p.m., where awards including Best in Show, first, second, and third will be announced at 6 p.m. 

Morehead State University President Wayne D. Andrews joined education officials Wednesday, April 16, at Hazard Community and Technical College to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University Center of the Mountains.

“As I look back on the history of the University Center of the Mountains, we have had more than 1,000 students earn their degrees,” said Dr. Andrews. “That is what it’s all about. Giving the students a chance to obtain their education that will make a difference in this area for many years to come.”

Morehead State University’s Star Theater public programs for April will feature several favorites and its most popular live program.

The programs will start on Friday, April 18, with the “Origins of Life" at 6 p.m., followed by laser “iPop” at 7 p.m. and “Laser Pop” at 8 p.m.

Programs will continue on Saturday, April 19, with "Nature of Science" at 1 p.m., the live program “Night Sky over Morehead” at 2:15 p.m., and “Origins of Life” at 3:30 p.m. 

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) with the U.S. Department of Labor announced its formal acceptance of a grant proposal from the Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC).


Morehead State Public Radio has announced the addition of a Spanish music program to its lineup.

Sin Fronteras - Spanish for “no borders” - is a new program to be featured on WMKY (90.3 FM). Locally hosted by Maria Arroyo, the program will make its debut Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. 

The program will be presented in both Spanish and English as an educational and informative learning tool.


Dr. Gwen Sloas, assistant dean of admission for Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been named regional campus director at Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling.


Morehead State University’s Office of Counseling and Health Services along with MSU’s Police Department are partnering with Cardinal Health Foundation to help raise awareness in the community about the growing public health issue of prescription drug abuse and misuse.

Eagle great Phil Simms will be featured at the football program's fundraiser on Saturday, March 29, at Morehead State University’s Academic-Athletic Center.

A meet and greet session will be at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at approximately 7 p.m. Dinner tickets are $75 per person (which includes a $50 contribution). The meet and greet and dinner will cost $150 per person (which includes a $125 contribution).

Morehead State University’s Interdisciplinary Women Studies Program will present “An Introduction to: Mindful Meditation and Movement with Martha Decker and Haley Dyer” on Wednesday, March 12, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 210 of the Recreation and Wellness Center.

According to Decker, “Mindfulness is to help find peace of mind, learn to cope, and wake up to life. This challenging and rewarding experience combines comprehensive training in mindfulness meditation with mindful movement and lifestyle practices.


Come Together Kentucky, a statewide conference on LGBT equality and social justice, will be held at Morehead State University, March 28-30.

The 18th annual conference is for college students, high school students, and community members who want to learn more about LGBT identity, social justice, overcoming bullying, and changing the world around them towards equality.


The annual Winter Choral Showcase concert will be presented Tuesday, March 4, at 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street. 

Morehead State University’s Chamber Singers, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, University Chorus, Black Gospel Ensemble and Concert Choir all will perform.

The event is free and open to the public.

At approximately 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, the National Weather Service (NWS), collaborating with Kentucky Emergency Management, Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee and Kentucky Broadcast Association will participate in the 2014 Statewide Tornado Safety Drill and issue a tornado warning test message.

Warning sirens will sound at this time across Kentucky communities; weather alert radios will activate; and television and radio stations will broadcast the test alert message. 

Are you a Morehead State University student, alum or community member and looking for full-time work, a part-time position or an internship? Are you considering graduate school or would you like to get your name out to employers?

If so, the Spring Career Fair at MSU may be the opportunity for which you have been searching.

Kentucky artists are invited to participate in the Bluegrass Biennial 2014, a juried exhibition of contemporary artworks of Kentuckians, which will be displayed from June 9-Aug. 27 in the main gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building. 

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 5 - 7 p.m. 

The Bluegrass Biennial exhibition is open to all artists 18 years who are residing in Kentucky. Awards will be presented for Best in Show ($300) and Merit ($100 each). 

Morehead State University will host seven Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) programs in preparation for the 2014 fall semester. 

First-year and transfer students will register for their classes during these events. 

Students also will have their photographs taken for the University’s identification card, the EagleCard, and meet with representatives from financial aid, student housing, food services, and accounting and financial services. 

Campus tours will be available. 

It goes without saying that a person attending college is doing so with their sights set on a brighter future. While a student may focus on excelling in academics, getting the grades and earning your degree is only part of the equation when it comes to solidifying your success in the job market after you graduate.

Whether you are a first-year student, an upcoming graduate or an Eagle alum, Morehead State’s Career Services has a multitude of ways to assist students and give them the best chance to succeed in their chosen careers.