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One member of Morehead State’s biology faculty is helping students get hands-on research experience through his work studying the region’s insects. 

Dr. Sean O’Keefe, associate professor of biology, is conducting research on local biodiversity in beetles, ants, moths, spiders and soil mites found in decomposing leaf litter in the region’s forests.

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Morehead State University has been selected to join Degrees When Due, a national initiative of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), to help students who have some college credits complete their degrees.

As one of the colleges and universities from 20 states participating in Degrees When Due, MSU will follow best practices in degree reclamation and provide targeted support while re-engaging students who have paused or "stopped out" their studies.

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The phrase “Once an Eagle. Always an Eagle” truly exemplifies the bond students have with Morehead State University, whether they are current students or proud alumni.

That’s why every year in October, so many people return to join One Eagle Family and reconnect at MSU Homecoming. 

For Homecoming 2019, which takes place from Oct. 18 through Oct. 19, plenty of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University will once again come together through numerous events and festivities to celebrate all things MSU. 

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Morehead State University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will kick-off its 2019-20 theatrical season with the production of “[title of show].” 

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Lucille Caudill Theatre in Breckinridge Hall. 

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Morehead State University hosted Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) President Dr. Aaron Thompson Sept. 26 and 27 to meet with University leadership, faculty, staff, students and the community. 

Thompson’s first stop in Morehead was a meet and greet with MSU campus leadership and listening session at 1 p.m., Sept. 26 at the Space Science Center.

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Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR), 90.3 FM WMKY, will hold its annual fall fundraiser from Saturday, Sept. 28, to Friday, Oct. 4. 

“This is our annual fall fundraiser and membership drive when we directly seek financial support from our listeners,” said Paul Hitchcock, WMKY general manager. “We’ll be asking WMKY listeners to step-forward with a financial gift to support our programming and student work-studies.” 

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Morehead State University’s annual journal highlighting creativity in writing and the visual arts is seeking student work to fill its pages. Inscape, Morehead State University’s juried literary and visual art journal, is accepting submissions in three categories. 

There is a competition for best cover design, as well as visual art and writing for the publication. The deadline to submit for the cover design and visual art portion of the competition is November 22, 2019. Submissions for the literary section are due by January 24, 2020. 

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Morehead State will host its annual Blue and Gold Championship of Bands on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Jayne Stadium. 

The event will feature high school bands from MSU's service region and beyond competing in both a preliminary and final round. Preliminary competition begins at 10 a.m. and finals begin at 6:15 p.m. Twenty-two bands from across the state will compete in this year's event.  

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Dr. Alison Hruby, associate professor of English at Morehead State University, has been awarded the Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant.  

The $2,000 grant will benefit students at Rowan County Senior High School in Morehead by giving them access to more extensive libraries in their English classrooms. 

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Morehead State's Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies and Legal Studies is sponsoring four days of special programs in honor of Constitution Day beginning Monday, Sept. 16.  

Sept. 17 is the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention in 1787.  

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Morehead State’s Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) Eagle Battalion and Eagle Vets will conduct the Patriot Day observance on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. in front of Button Auditorium.  

The public is invited to attend and help place small American flags on the lawn by the Little Bell Tower to honor first responders, members of the military and their families, and those who have lost their lives in the war on terror since 9/11.  

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Morehead State’s Star Theater, located in the Space Science Center, will open for the season on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

The theater will offer more programming this year with weekly shows on Saturdays. Family shows, which are geared toward children ages 4 to 10, are at 11 a.m. Feature shows, geared toward middle and high school students, will be at 1 p.m. Laser shows will be at 4 p.m. All shows are appropriate for all ages. 

Shows playing this month include:  

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In observance of Labor Day, Morehead State University will be closed Monday, Sept. 2. Classes will not meet, administrative offices will not be open and mail will not be delivered. 

The Camden-Carroll Library will be closed from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. 

The University Store will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, and will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3, under regular business hours. 

The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open on Labor Day from 3 to 10 p.m. The natatorium will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. 

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Astrophysicist Shanil Virani has been named as the new director of Morehead State's Star Theater and as an instructor of space systems engineering. 

Virani previously worked as director of the John C. Wells Planetarium at James Madison University. He spent more than five years at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as part of the science team of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. He said he's excited to use the Star Theater to motivate more young people to get interested in science. 

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Thanks in part to Dr. Sherry Stultz, professor of education at Morehead State University, students at Summit Elementary School in Ashland were greeted by more than enthusiastic teachers on the first day of classes.

They were also treated to the Little Free Library, a nonprofit organization founded to inspire a love of reading, build community and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. 

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Morehead State welcomed new students to our “One Eagle Family” on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15 and 16.  

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Morehead State University officially opened the new academic year with Fall Convocation on Aug. 14.

President Dr. Jay Morgan welcomed faculty and staff, reflecting on last year’s successes and offering encouragement for the new academic year. 

Faculty and staff were recognized for their research, service and teaching with MSU’s Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards.

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As a prelude to the 2019 Fall Semester at Morehead State University, President Jay Morgan gave the annual address to the faculty and staff during the Fall Convocation.

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Dr. Johnathan Nelson, associate professor of management and associate dean for the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology's School of Business Administration, has been selected to serve on the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Committee for the Advancement of Professional Ethics (CAPE). 

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Nathaniel Lee (77), attorney and senior partner with the Indianapolis-based law firm Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP, was elected vice president of the National Bar Association during the association’s 94th annual convention in New York City last month. Lee now oversees the organization’s capital campaign and assists the financial committee. 

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Morehead State University not only provides a high-quality academic experience, but it also provides opportunities for students to do so while giving back to the community.

This month, MSU faculty and staff will get the chance to learn how to better implement service-learning in the classroom and on campus. Dr. Patti Clayton will lead service-learning workshops on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Room 325 in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC).  

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MSU senior Luke Hoard from Crestwood had the opportunity to apply what he learned on campus in the real world this summer through an internship at NASA.

Hoard, a space science major, served as a Space Communications and Navigations (SCaN) intern at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked on preliminary payload hardware selection and design for a constellation mission involving CubeSats. Also, he worked on modeling and simulations of several experiments that will be conducted aboard the CubeSats.

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If you are a new or returning student, you still have an opportunity to register for Morehead State University’s 2019 fall academic term.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 19, at MSU and its regional campuses. Registration for Fall 2019 is available online at http://my.moreheadstate.edu

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Morehead State will welcome first-year students to campus for the fall semester on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15 and 16.   To help move-in run efficiently and smoothly, the Office of Student Housing has established a schedule and process for first-year students to move into the residence halls.

Visit http://www.moreheadstate.edu/movein for the complete schedule, parking map and details.   

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Dr. Elizabeth McLaren, education professor in MSU's Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education (ECESE), was appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to serve on the Kentucky Early Intervention System Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC). 

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A new exhibit highlighting Morehead State’s space system engineering programs is now on display at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington.

The exhibit features a model of the Lunar IceCube satellite which was designed, built and tested by teams of students at MSU. The satellite will launch as part of NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (Next STEP).

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Morehead State University's Division of Academic Affairs has announced that Megan Boone has been named director of the Office of Career Services.  

"Megan has proven that she is a strong and creative campus leader who is very student-focused," said Dr. Laurie Couch, associate provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success. "She will be an excellent partner in our continuing efforts to provide outstanding career support to students in our academic programs, our alumni, and those in the community."  

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Two classes in the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) at Morehead State University will showcase their research posters on Wednesday, July 17, in the drill room of Button Auditorium. 

Dr. Melony Shemberger, associate professor of journalism and mass communications at Murray State University and faculty member at GSP, teaches business, accounting and entrepreneurship as a focus area class, plus a general studies class concentrating on libraries and literacies. 

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Morehead has been named the third best college town in the nation to start a career.

Grand Canyon University compiled the list, and it was published in Business Insider magazine. The list was compiled using data from the U.S. Census, Yelp, Indeed, official government climate reports, and measured factors such as job markets, local culture and infrastructure.

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