Morehead State University


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. 


The first “Bob G Family Fun and Fitness Day” will be held on the lawn of Morehead State University’s Laughlin Health Building Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. until noon with registration for a fun walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. 


Morehead State University’s Department of Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) has been awarded an academic grant of $30,000 from the Siemens Building Technologies Education Team to support the department’s efforts in establishing a laboratory for energy systems and sustainability. 

The award letter was sent from Siemens to President Wayne D. Andrews and Dr. Ahmad Zargari, AET chair, on Sept. 16. 


Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center will hold its annual “A Night in Horse Country” on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Signature Club of Lansdowne in Lexington. 

Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance. 

All funds generated from the event will go toward KFAC’s collection acquisition fund. 


Morehead State University’s Jeffrey Hill, associate professor of mass communication in the Department of Communication, Media and Leadership Studies, will have his latest television series, “The Morehead International Independent Film Festival,” broadcast on KETKY starting in October. 

The project consists of nine half-hour television shows containing short films from around the world. It will air on Monday nights at 10 p.m., beginning Oct. 7. There will be rebroadcasts on different days at different times. 


Morehead State University’s Department of English and the Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) have announced poet Dr. Jesse Graves is the recipient of the 2013 Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing. 

A ceremony honoring Dr. Graves will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 4 at the Kentucky Folk Art Center. 

The author will read from his work and the public is invited to attend this free event. 

A question and answer session with the author will take place at Coffee Tree Books on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


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 Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the lawn of Allie Young, or if rain, it will be held 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 President Wayne D. Andrews has been appointed to serve as the state representative for Kentucky for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He will serve through 2014. 

As a member of the council, he will help formulate and recommend the AASCU’s Public Policy Agenda. 


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 Fall Career Fair at MSU may be the opportunity for which you have been searching. 

A workshop, titled “Doing Business with the Federal Government,” will be offered by Morehead State University’s Morehead Small Business Development Center Thursday, Sept. 26. 

The event will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Morehead SBDC office, 150 East First Street, in the Old Train Deport building. 

Robert Coffey of the Louisville Small Business Administration will be the guest speaker. 

This seminar will touch on various topics to help you understand how to sell your goods or services to federal agencies. 

Topics to be discussed include: 

Students from Breathitt County High School visited the Morehead State University campus, as part of the Early College Program, Friday, Sept. 20. 

More than 50 high and technical schools offered MSU classes during the fall semester with more than 2,000 high school students participating in the program. 


Music faculty in Morehead State University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will be spotlighted in an evening performance on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. in Duncan Recital Hall in Baird Music Hall. 

This annual showcase recital gives the campus, community and area school music programs the opportunity to hear MSU Music faculty in a solo and chamber ensemble setting. The program promises to be diverse and appealing to all concert goers. 

The event is free and open to the public. 


Students from Lewis County High School visited the Morehead State University campus, as part of the Early College Program, Wednesday, Sept. 18.

More than 50 high and technical schools offered MSU classes during the fall semester with more than 2,000 high school students participating in the program.


For more than three decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times.

This year marks the 34th annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 20-22.


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: