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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.

Morehead State University will participate in “RecycleMania,” a nationwide competition against other higher education institutions that encourages recycling with rewarding opportunities for the schools and students, Feb. 2 through March 31. 

Visit the Earthwise Eagles Facebook page and twitter for additional information about the school competitions and a chance to win great prizes. 

Students interested in traveling the world and experiencing new cultures are invited to an informational session on overseas study opportunities at Morehead State University. 

The Study Abroad Fair will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the main lobby of the Adron Doran University Center on the MSU campus. 

Interested students, faculty and staff can find information on the educational enrichment opportunities available globally through MSU’s Office of International Student Services. 

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its newest exhibition, “Kentucky Memories: Memory Paintings by Kentucky Folk Artists.” 

The exhibition will remain on display through March 29. 

Kentucky Memories features more than 30 paintings by ten different folk artists, including Joan Dance, Charley Kinney, Helen LaFrance, Hagan McGee, Janice Harding Owens and Hugo Sperger. 

All the works in the exhibition were drawn from KFAC’s permanent collection. 

Morehead State University’s cheerleading team claimed the 2014 All-Girl Division I National Championship and placed second in the Division I coed competition at the Universal Cheerleaders Association College Nationals on Saturday. 

The win by the all-girl squad was the 35th championship in the history of the program. MSU narrowly missed its 24th coed championship in school history after finishing as the runner-up to Delaware. 

The Morehead State dance team also competed at the Universal Dance Association College Nationals for the second time in 13 years.

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

The programs will start on Friday, Jan. 24, with the “Forces of Nature" at 6 p.m., followed by “Laser Vinyl” at 7 p.m. and “Laser Metallica” at 8 p.m. 

Programs will continue on Saturday, Jan. 25, with afternoon showings of “Moons of the Solar System” at 1 p.m., the live program “Night Sky over Morehead” at 2:15 p.m., and “Forces of Nature” at 3:30 p.m. 

Morehead State University will celebrate the life, dream and vision of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. 

This year’s celebration is being led by students from MSU’s Student Programming Board, National Panhellenic Council and Minority Leadership Caucus. 

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Crager Room of the Adron Doran University Center. 

MSU’s Black Gospel Ensemble will perform along with a spoken word monologue by Taybreanna Couch, Riversdale, Ga., junior. 

Morehead State University’s cheerleading program is looking to add to its 34 total national championships at the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) College Cheerleading Team Championships. 

"The expectation for us is that we have worked really hard to win," said Mark Coleman, head coach. "We have had a pretty rigorous schedule the last few weeks, and have performed a few times in front of big crowds. I feel like they are ready to go." 

The competition will take place Jan. 17-19 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. 

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The main gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building at Morehead State University will host the 2014 Annual MSU Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, Jan. 22 through Feb. 19. 

A closing reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5-7 p.m. with complimentary refreshments along with live music. The closing reception is free and open to the public. 

Morehead State University’s ROTC program had eight sophomore Cadets compete and selected for summer deployments in support of the U.S. Army Cadet Command Cultural Understand and Language Proficiency Program (CULP). The Cadets selected will be deployed to and support either Humanitarian Operations or Cadet English Language Training Team (CELTT) missions. 

MSU Cadets selected were: 

Frances Ackerman of Olive Hill, who will be deployed to Burkina Faso (Africa); 

Zachary Blevins of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, who will be deployed to Tanzania (Africa); 


Morehead State University President Wayne D. Andrews led a delegation of nearly three dozen MSU faculty and staff to the “SOAR – Shaping Our Appalachian Region” Summit held Monday, Dec. 9, at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. 

The one-day event was the result of a bi-partisan effort led by Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers to discuss the future of Eastern Kentucky. 


Morehead State University honored nearly 650 degree candidates at its fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Academic-Athletic Center. (View photo gallery)


Morehead State University has been ranked 12th in the South in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. 

The new rankings provide data and information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members. 

Morehead State University’s Star Theater public programs for December will be “Season of Light” and “Laser Holiday.” 

Launch 1:

Kentucky Space LLC (KS) announced Wednesday that at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night KentuckySat-2 ( KySat-2) was launched from the NASA Launch Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia. Shortly after liftoff the spacecraft was successfully inserted into orbit at 500 km x 500 km @ 40.5 degrees. Ground operation stations in Kentucky, the U.S. and Japan have reported receiving data packets from the satellite indicating that systems are functioning normally. 


The fourth annual “Craft Bizarre: MSU Student Art and Craft Sale” will be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, in the gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building

The event is free and open to the public. 

Featuring art and craft by MSU students, recent graduates, faculty and staff, the event is an opportunity for the campus and community to purchase locally produced jewelry, paintings, prints, knitwear, ceramics, holiday ornaments and more. 


Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music will present an evening of traditional music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Morehead Conference Center. 

“Sounds of Our Heritage” is the finale concert by all sections of band classes offered for the fall semester. Ensemble classes are offered in several styles, Bluegrass, Old Time String Band, Old Time Country, and groups that address those styles plus, Western Swing, Celtic, Blues and Gospel and a Traditional Vocal Ensemble. 

The Morehead State Volleyball team won the OVC tournament title with a 3 - 0 (25 - 18, 25 - 14, 25 - 22) win over SIU Edwardsville.

For the 12th consecutive year, Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education awarded federal grant funds to improve P-12 educator quality through professional development programs. 

The Improving Educator Quality (IEQ) grants, totaling $839,000, were awarded to four lead institutions, including the Morehead State University, University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University and Murray State University. 


Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center will host its annual Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at the Laughlin Health Building, on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

With more than 100 artists and craftspeople from Kentucky and other states, arts and craft fair is the largest and most diverse event of its kind in the region. 

The Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair offers visitors a wide and varied selection of regional arts and crafts, ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge, including many holiday decorations and gifts. 


The Morehead State basketball Eagles scored 69 points in the second half and overtime to erase a 21-point deficit in beating Marshall, 102 - 94.