Morehead State University


"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. 


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.