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Even with unorthodox competition and practice schedules for many programs, Morehead State student-athletes maintained academic excellence in the spring 2021 semester with a 3.16 department-wide GPA.

Among its student-athletes, 76 achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs during the spring. The football program led the way with 12 perfections, while baseball (10) and softball (9) followed close behind.

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Dr. Brent Rogers, associate professor of agriculture at Morehead State, has been named the recipient of the first Faculty Senate Award for Shared Governance. 

The Faculty Senate created the award to recognize the efforts of a faculty senator who has dedicated themself to shared governance. It supports faculty in their efforts through shared governance to create stellar experiences for students and the campus community.

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Morehead State University’s Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education has received $25,000 from the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) as part of its 2021 Catalyst Grants Initiative.

This initiative provides grants to help establish four new rural teacher corps programs at MSU, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the University of North Dakota and the University of Wyoming.

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Three undergraduate students recently presented their physics research at the American Physical Society's nuclear physics meeting, held virtually April 17-21. 

The students were Eddie Henderson, senior physics major from Mt. Sterling; Anna Grace Ehr, junior biomedical sciences major from Lawrenceburg, and Jacob Gooslin, senior physics major from Lexington. Gooslin and Ehr were mentored by Dr. Ignacio Birriel, professor of physics, and Henderson was mentored by Birriel and Dr. Kevin Adkins, assistant professor of physics.  

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Morehead State University believes students can achieve success and progress toward academic goals every season of the year.

Whether students want to take time to catch up or get ahead, MSU is offering several courses this summer. 

MSU 2021 summer sessions will occur from May through July.  

Maymester 2021: May 10-June 4 

Summer 2021: June 7-July 30 

Summer I: June 7-July 2 

Summer II: July 6-July 30 

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Morehead State University's Office of Student Activities sponsored its 40th annual Rites of Passage recognition ceremony on Wednesday, May 5.

The ceremony took place with attendance limited to students and University officials and was broadcast virtually for family, friends and supporters.  

An online program for the ceremony can be found by visiting http://www.moreheadstate.edu/ritesofpassage

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Morehead State University is among a select group of Kentucky higher education institutions receiving one of two dozen summer “bridge” program grants from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

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Morehead State University and the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics honored 2021 graduates this past weekend.

Ceremonies for more than 1,000 MSU spring and summer 2021 graduates were held this past Saturday at the Academic-Athletic Center on the campus of MSU.

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Students from Morehead State's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics and their faculty coaches from the School of Business Administration (SBA) earned second-place overall at the Entrepreneurial Coal Land Redevelopment Program (ECLRP) Regional Challenge held Thursday, April 1. 

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Morehead State’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is capping off another year of achievements by adding 14 students to the incoming Class of 2023, expanding its roster from 132 students to 146.  

In addition to increasing in size, the Academy has earned numerous accolades this year. It was named among the top elite public schools in the nation by The Washington Post Education Editor Jay Mathews. The Academy also was certified by Cognia, the leading provider of accreditation and certification, assessment and improvement services, as an elite STEM program.  

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Like many new college students, Kaitlyn Campbell Wright (19) went in not knowing what she wanted to do with her life.

The Prestonsburg native was on her way to earning an associate degree from Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) when she was shown a video of a watercolor demonstration from one of her professors. 

"I thought it was the coolest thing ever and I wanted to try it," she said. "So, I went and bought the worst paint and paper ever and sat down to follow a YouTube tutorial. That's how I taught myself to paint." 

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Many things have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of Morehead State University's signature celebrations of academic research, excellence and achievement will still take place but in new ways. 

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While Morehead State University’s annual Spring Gala won’t be a formal gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will continue its tradition as one of MSU’s most successful fundraisers. 

Since 1993, the Spring Gala has raised over $100,000 during the last week of April each year. This year, with the theme of “A Tradition of Giving,” an online auction will be held from Friday, April 23, through Wednesday, April 28. 

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Since its founding, Morehead State University has always prioritized training teachers and serving the Appalachian region. Both priorities have come together in the development of the Appalachian Future Educators (AFE) Scholars program. 

Created by Dr. Antony Norman, dean of the Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education, the AFE Scholars program encourages qualified students from MSU’s 22-county service region to enter the education profession through scholarship, support and mentorship.

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Morehead State University continues to soar this spring with multiple recognitions and rankings of academic programs and athletic achievements in and out of the classroom. 

The accounting program was ranked fifth in the nation and the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program was named the nation's best associate program and the second-best program overall by Intelligent.com.

MSU’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics received Cognia STEM Certification, the first program in Kentucky to receive this recognition.

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Student teachers from Morehead State's Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education are going the extra mile to help their communities recover from recent flooding.  

Dr. Antony Norman, dean of the Volgenau College of Education, said students have been working hard this semester to teach in virtual and in-person classrooms simultaneously. Many have also been donating their time to provide help to their communities in the wake of flooding in the region.  

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A tree-planting ceremony was held Monday afternoon, April 5, to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. George M. "Mac" Luckey Jr., MSU professor emeritus and former director and namesake of the academic honors program.  

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Morehead State University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will close out its 2020-21 theatrical season with the production of Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo."

MSU Theatre will present the show virtually. A recording of the performance is available online from Thursday through Sunday, April 8-11, and Thursday through Sunday, April 15-18. 

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As an institution, Morehead State University is nationally ranked as a top 20 university due to its emphasis on the academic experience and unique learning opportunities.

One of the places where these qualities are most evident is the experience academically exceptional students get both in and out of the classroom through the George M. Luckey Jr. Academic Honors Program. 

Students accepted into the Academic Honors Program receive the Honors Scholarship, which covers tuition, housing and a one-time study abroad experience. 

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Nearly every year since 2013, Morehead State University has hosted an annual 24-Hour Giving Day to raise donors and dollars for University needs. The eighth annual event will take place this year on St. Patrick’s Day (Wednesday, March 17). 

With a goal of 500 gifts in 24 hours, this annual day of philanthropy is an opportunity for Eagles across the country to give what they can to make a difference for current and future Eagles.

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Morehead State's Office of Military Initiatives is commemorating Women's History Month with an online program featuring remarks from former Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton on Thursday, March 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via WebEx.

Hampton will share lessons from her life about leadership in and out of the military and hold a question-and-answer session after her remarks. 

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Morehead State University's imaging sciences programs have several qualities that place them among the nation's best. 

Best Value Schools (BestValueSchools.org) has named MSU to its list of the Best 25 X-Ray Tech Schools in 2021. MSU was ranked 13th and was the only Kentucky higher education institution to make the list.

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The Annual Burley-Coal Art Exhibition and Competition is accepting submissions through March 15. 

The show, typically held on the MSU campus, features hundreds of works in all media by regional high school students. However, due to COID restrictions, the exhibit will be virtual this year. Dozens of schools from across the Commonwealth participate in the event each year, allowing many young artists to display their works for the first time.

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The Morehead State University Alumni Association announces inductees for the 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame. These individuals will be honored as part of the 2021 Homecoming celebration in the fall.     

"We are honored to recognize this elite class of MSU alumni," said Mindy Highley, assistant vice president for the Office of Alumni Relations and Development and executive vice president of the MSU Alumni Association. "We are proud of their successes and we look forward to sharing their stories as part of our Homecoming celebration."    

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Morehead State University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will be safely and enthusiastically highlighting the "dance" part in its name. 

The department will present the Broadway hit-packed dance revue "Showtime!" online Thursday through Sunday, March 4-7. 

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Morehead State University has been named a Bronze-level Military Friendly School® for 2021-22, an honor MSU has now received for three consecutive years. 

Viqtory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published the 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools and Employers ratings at www.militaryfriendly.com and in the upcoming May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine.    

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Octavia Biggs (87), director of Morehead State's Little Theatre Company, has been awarded the Prize for Innovative Teaching by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).  

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As Morehead State University approaches the halfway point in the spring 2021 semester, an event will take place that will take advantage of the warming weather while promoting student creativity and school spirit. 

The MSU Chalk Walk Art Competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in front of the Bell Tower on MSU’s campus. It is sponsored by MSU’s Department of Art & Design, MSU Athletics and the Student Government Association. 

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The Morehead State University Foundation announces the establishment of the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Scholarship. This scholarship is made possible through a partnership with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the generosity of musician couple Senora May and Tyler Childers.  

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Morehead State University is closed on February 10, 2021. No classes or office hours at all locations.

Visit www.moreheadstate.edu/weather for more information.

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