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Morehead State University will host the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference volleyball championship tournament at Wetherby Gym, Nov. 21-23. 

The tournament begins Thursday with quarterfinal matches and continues on Friday with the semifinals. The championship match is set for Saturday. 

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The Morehead State men's cross country team ran five of the top six 10K times in program history, including a school-record by senior Zachariah Elliott, as the Eagles claimed their highest NCAA Southeast Regional finish in school history Friday at Panorama Farms.

Morehead State finished 14th of 35 teams and had its top five runners all cross the finish line in less than 32 minutes. MSU's previous team best was 17th. Besides Elliott's school standard, sophomore Jesse Moreno and junior Gary Monroe ran times that would have been the school record as well.

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Morehead State will make its third NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament appearance in school history on Saturday when it travels to Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Wake Forest. Kick-off from W. Dennie Spry Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET.


Dr. Karen Petrone, professor and chair of the University of Kentucky’s Department of History, will kick off International Education Week as she will deliver the celebration’s keynote lecture Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in room 301 of the Adron Doran University Center. 

Dr. Petrone’s lecture, titled, “Now Russia Returns its History to Itself: Russia Celebrates the Centennial of World War I” will discuss Russian perceptions of World War I. 


Morehead State University will join the nationwide effort to raise awareness of sustainability through recycling as it celebrates America Recycles Day Friday, Nov. 15. 

The MSU Sustainability Committee will assist the University in recycling “much more” materials. 

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as much as 45 percent of the 250 million tons of municipal waste generated was from commercial and institutional locations such as business and government offices, retail establishments, schools and hospitals. 


Once a year, Morehead State University students, staff and faculty step back in time and place to medieval Europe to present “Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste.” 

The community is invited to spend an evening in the company of the lords and ladies, knights and naves, and jesters and jugglers. Preparations are now under way for the musical, visual and culinary celebration, scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6. 


Junior Angelo Warner tallied a career-best 25 points and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds to lead the Morehead State men's basketball team to a 71-63 victory over East Tennessee State on Tuesday night at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

The Eagles improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Buccaneers slip to 0-2 overall.  MSU also moves to 28-24 in the all-time series with its fourth consecutive victory over ETSU.


Morehead State sophomore outside hitter Courtney Smith recorded a career-high 20 kills Tuesday night, but the host Eastern Kentucky volleyball team upended Morehead State 3-2 (20-25, 25-18, 25-21, 19-25, 15-11) at McBrayer Arena.

The setback halted MSU's nation-leading 36-match conference regular-season winning streak dating back to 2011. The Eagles, who have already clinched their fourth consecutive OVC title, dipped to 14-1 in the conference and 23-7 overall. EKU, which also halted a 15-match losing streak to Morehead State, improved to 17-12 and 9-6 in the league.


The George Mason women's basketball team scored 18 points off 16 Eagle turnovers to defeat Morehead State 74-67 Tuesday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles (2-1), who were looking for their first 3-0 start since the 2005-06 season, started the contest on a 9-0 spurt, but the Patriots (1-1) answered with a 28-6 run. Mason held MSU scoreless for an 8:14 span that finally ended with 3:42 left in the half.


The Morehead State volleyball team won its fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship Saturday night with a 3-2 triumph over the visiting Belmont Bruins.

Military Times has announced Morehead State University has made its Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 rankings. 

The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans. 

Morehead State University's soccer team posted a 1-0 victory over host UT Martin on Sunday afternoon in the finale of the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Championship at Skyhawk Field. 

Junior forward Macy Cobb provided the only score MSU needed in the 46th minute, off an assist from sophomore defender Kelsey Gomez.

Morehead State University will celebrate Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

At 11 a.m., a wreath ceremony will be held at the Freedom Park, next to the Rowan County Arts Center.

MSU will host as free luncheon for all veterans at 11:30 a.m. in the Crager Room of the Adron Doran University Center. President Wayne D. Andrews and Rowan County Superintendent Marvin Moore will have the opening remarks. Music will be provided by the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.

At 1 p.m., a community program will be held at Rowan County Senior High School.


"Dancing with the Faculty” will raise money for one of Morehead State University’s newest student organization, SEED (Students Empowering Exceptional inDividuals), Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Button Auditorium. 

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. 

The event will enlighten the campus community about the student organization which consists of successful MSU students who have various types of disabilities. 


U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell received word Wednesday, Nov. 6, that the United States Army has agreed to allow the Morehead State University’s ROTC program to stay open for two years to allow them to improve their officer production rates. This is a reversal of the Army’s previous decision to close the program.

Morehead State University’s Star Theater public programs for November will feature several favorites and its most popular live program. The programs will start on Friday, Nov. 8, with the live show “Tour of the Universe" at 6 p.m., followed by “iPOP” at 7 p.m. and “Electrolaze” at 8 p.m. 

Programs will continue on Saturday, Nov. 9, with afternoon showings of National Geographic productions “Forces of Nature” at 1 p.m., the live program “Night Sky over Morehead” at 2:15 p.m., and “Earth, Moon and Sun” at 3:30 p.m. 

Morehead State University head women's basketball coach Tom Hodges and his players discuss the upcoming 2013-14 season.

Morehead State head basketball coach Sean Woods and his players discuss the outlook of the 2013-14 season at the team's annual media day.

Morehead State University President Dr. Wayne D. Andrews will participate in the SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) Summit in Pikeville, Ky.

Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed November “College Application Month” for Kentucky high school seniors. 

“All Kentucky students should consider getting an education beyond high school,” Gov. Beshear said. “Whether it’s a four-year degree or a six-month certificate program from a career and technical school, the more education you have, the better your chances of finding a well-paying job.” 

He added that the more educated the work force is, the easier it is for Kentucky to attract businesses and industries to the state. 


Kentucky Educational Television will feature a production in November by Morehead State University’s Convergent Media program in the Department of Communication, Media and Leadership Studies. 

The 30-minute program, Sounds of Our Heritage, will feature eight performances from the April 2013 Sounds of Our Heritage concert performed by MSU’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. The annual concert showcases traditional, country and bluegrass music performed by faculty and students from KCTM. 

Continuing a “time-warped” Halloween tradition, Morehead State University’s Department of Art and Design, in partnership with ALLYance and support from the MSU Arts and Humanities Council, will present its annual Costume Contest and Rocky Horror Picture Show film screening on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6-10 p.m. in the Claypool-Young Art Building. 


Morehead State University alumni and friends are invited to campus for the annual Homecoming celebration, Oct. 24-26. 

The annual homecoming parade will be held on Main Street at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. 

Morehead Hysteria is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Johnson Arena. The annual event is free of charge and will feature both 2013-14 Eagle basketball teams, along with the MSU cheerleaders and dance team. 

The Student Alumni Ambassadors will present the Nearly Naked Mile run later in the evening. Registration will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Academic-Athletic Center. 


Morehead State University’s Morehead Small Business Development Center will present “Small Town Merchant Program, Holiday Edition” on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8 a.m. at the Maysville Conference Center, 24 East Second Street. 

The free, two-hour workshop will feature Marc Willson, national retail consultant, and will focus on the timely topic of increasing holiday sales. Following the workshop, several participants will be chosen to receive a special, at their business audit by Willson and Mark Murphy, SBDC consultant. 

Fifty-five artists will display their artwork in “A Fine Line: Contemporary Drawing” at the main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building through Nov. 29. 

Anne Harris was a student at the Breckenridge Training School, which was on the campus of MSU. Her father, a doctor, and mother, an architect, practiced in the Morehead area. While at MSU, she also will visit with students in drawing and art foundation courses.

Harris spoke at the opening on Oct. 16.


Morehead State University’s Student Alumni Ambassadors will host the seventh annual “Nearly Naked Mile” on Thursday, Oct. 24, in partnership with MSU’s Center for Regional Engagement, Alumni Association and Holbrook’s Embroidery Plus. 

The one-mile charity run will begin outside of the Academic-Athletic Center (AAC) on the MSU campus, following Head Hysteria. Registration will begin at 8:30 p.m. with the race at 9 p.m. 


Morehead State University’s Transition Center in the Office of Enrollment Services has announced five “Adults and Veterans Back to School” events for prospective adult, transfer and veteran students interested in achieving the dream of a college education.

Representatives will be present from key academic departments, financial aid, and enrollment and veterans services. Application fees will be waived for students attending these events.

The dates, times, and locations of the programs are:


Morehead State University’s Concert Choir will perform the world premiere of “Prayer of Serenity” by Georgia composer Robert Kirby on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Morehead as part of its Fall Choral Showcase.

Before the concert, MSU’s Concert Choir will host the 2013 Italian Dinner at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street.


Morehead State University celebrated a decade of service, continued growth and success in the community as it marked the 10th anniversary of its regional campus in Mt. Sterling Thursday night.

More than 200 people attended the event at the Clay Community Center.


Morehead State University received official notification from the U. S. Department of the Army on Wednesday, Oct. 2, that the University’s ROTC program is one of 13 nationally that will close. 

MSU’s ROTC program also serves as the host program for the University of Pikeville ROTC affiliate, which also will close. The Department of Defense plans to phase out the ROTC program during the next two years. Juniors and seniors will be allowed to complete the ROTC program at MSU. Freshmen and sophomores will be given the opportunity to transfer to other institutions offering ROTC.