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Monday 12/03/2018
MSU basketball star grew up on the gym court
Updated: December 05, 2018 - 9:39 pm

Miranda Crockett is no stranger to Ohio Valley Conference’s (OVC) status, but ask the senior women’s basketball captain about her four OVC player of the week titles and she’ll give a modest smile and a laugh. 

Saturday 12/01/2018
Rain couldn't dampen the Hometown Holiday fun
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 10:57 pm

Christmas carols and holiday cheer fell upon Morehead as Hometown Holidays kicked-off the winter season. 

Numismatics, it's worth some coin
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Lianna Spurrier has the tooth fairy to thank for a hobby that transformed into sudden job opportunities. 

Wednesday 11/28/2018
Copley finds home in song-writing
Updated: November 30, 2018 - 11:08 pm

Caroline Copley has always been surrounded by music, but she found a special calling for song-writing.

KCTM presents the Sounds of Our Heritage
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 8:56 am

KCTM Finale Concert
From left to right: Andrew Preston, Michelle Canning, Andrew Brown and Daxson Lewis perform during the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music's Finale Concert at the Morehead Conference Center on November 27, 2018 in Morehead, Ky. Photo by Julianna Leach. Julianna Leach

Tuesday 11/20/2018
Morehead State Opera performed Die Fledermaus
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 1:46 pm

The Morehead State Opera celebrated their 25th anniversary with the production of Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus on November 7 through November 10.

Friday 11/16/2018
Andrew Tyler Brown captivates audiences across Kentucky
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 7:08 pm

Morehead State alumni Andrew Brown has captivated audiences around Kentucky with his utilitarian music.

Friday 11/09/2018
High school students jump into the action of MSU media
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 12:36 pm

High school students got right into the action for DCML day at Morehead State.

EALEK raises money for Folk Art Center
Updated: November 10, 2018 - 1:56 pm

Emerging student artists put their work on display at the Kentucky Folk Art Center Wednesday night.

Tuesday 11/06/2018
Robotics team to compete at national conference
Updated: November 06, 2018 - 10:14 pm

A robot built in 60 days will bring Morehead State University’s Robotics team to a national conference. 

Monday 11/05/2018
Writer's Guild offers students an outlet for creativity
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm

Morehead State students looking to shake their creative leg have the golden opportunity with the Writer’s Guild.

Dr. Lisa C. Huebner to speak at Morehead State University
Updated: November 06, 2018 - 10:24 am

The first speaker to come to Morehead State University to discuss the #MeToo movement will be hosted on Thursday.

Saturday 11/03/2018
STEM students travel to Bowling Green to present at state conference
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 6:06 pm

Morehead State University students made the three-hour drive to the annual Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) meeting, which was a first for many students.

MSU freshmen produce show to help new students
Updated: November 05, 2018 - 9:12 am

A group of Morehead State freshman teamed up to produce a brand new show for MSUTV.

Thursday 11/01/2018
Plucked from West Liberty to the World
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 2:04 pm

Hearing a few plucks of the banjo on his grandparent’s albums was all it took for a young West Liberty kid to find a passion never seen in his family.

The Emerging Art Leaders host annual Rocky Horror Picture Show
Updated: November 01, 2018 - 4:41 pm

A mix of creativity and comedy was exhibited Wednesday night at the costume contest and “Rocky Horror Picture Show” showing at the Golding-Yang Art Gallery.

Wednesday 10/31/2018
Students strip down for annual Nearly Naked Mile race
Updated: October 31, 2018 - 1:56 pm

Morehead State students stripped down for the 12th annual Nearly Naked Mile coat drive.

Monday 10/29/2018
Former Morehead State professor donates research archive to Harvard
Updated: October 30, 2018 - 10:09 am

Some people dream of having an affiliation with Harvard University, but it became a reality for one former Morehead State University professor.

Saturday 10/27/2018
MSU Gaming hosts Nintendo tournament
Updated: October 28, 2018 - 8:02 am

For the second time this semester, Morehead State Gaming hosted a Nintendo tournament open to all students, with competitions on four game systems including GameCube and Wii.

Thursday 10/25/2018
Cuban artist featured at Golding-Yang Art Gallery
Posted: October 25, 2018 - 3:30 pm

From red for hate to green for love, Alan Manuel Gonzalez’s artwork covered the Golding-Yang Art Gallery in stunning colors and stories about Cuba.

"Our Song' becomes Copley's
Updated: October 25, 2018 - 1:18 pm

With any song, there’s usually a story woven into the lyrics.

Wednesday 10/24/2018
Bluegrass Kayak Anglers hold tournament at Cave Run Lake
Updated: October 24, 2018 - 5:07 pm

On misty Sunday morning, before sunrise, the Bluegrass Kayak Anglers put into the water, sometime projected in the glare of their own lights before melting away as they rowed off across Cave Run Lake. 

MSU's Campus Activities Board celebrate Day of the Dead with crafts
Updated: October 24, 2018 - 5:29 pm

The Campus Activities Board got creative Tuesday with their Dia de los Muertos Crafts session at the Camden-Carroll Library.

Saturday 10/20/2018
Ribbon cutting ceremony held for ADUC
Updated: October 21, 2018 - 8:08 am

The ribbon cutting of the Adron Doran University Center commemorated the history of Morehead State University Friday morning with faculty, students and alumni.

Bryd Law featured in homecoming performance
Updated: October 21, 2018 - 8:08 am

Byrd Law brought out their smooth jazz tunes Friday evening for a homecoming performance at the Wesley Foundation United Methodist Student Center.

Friday 10/19/2018
Student play to debut at Lucille Caudill Little Theatre
Posted: October 19, 2018 - 11:32 am

Hunting non-existent birds dwelling in the underground will be the plot for student Will Murphy’s play, ‘The Snipe Hunter’s Circus,’ which will debut in Breckinridge’s Lucille Caudill Little Theatre.

Tuesday 10/16/2018
Tim Thomas talks plans for Appalachia
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 10:49 pm

Jobs, high speed internet and economic growth took the stage during the first of the W. Terry McBrayer Presidential Lecture Series in Government and Leadership.

Monday 10/15/2018
Corbie Ellington Day recognized in Rowan County
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 6:53 pm

The Corbie Ellington American Legion Post 126 hosted a ceremony in Morehead’s Freedom Park on Friday, October 12, honoring Corbie Ellington, one of Rowan County’s residents who fell in the First World War in 1918.

Brianna Robinson speeds into two new titles
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 6:53 pm

A racecar driver at night and student by day, Brianna Robinson excels on and off the dirt track. 

Luke Trapp has big dreams for the agriculture industry
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 5:04 pm

Cloning and embryonic transplanting might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but for Luke Trapp, it’s the key to better livestock for both the animal and farmer. 

MSU gets in the Homecoming spirit
Posted: October 15, 2018 - 1:29 pm

Morehead State is gearing up for the most anticipated weekend in October- Homecoming.

Thursday 10/11/2018
Student Spotlight: Ashton Killen
Updated: October 11, 2018 - 5:13 pm

Though cell phones can reach across the world, Ashton Killen has service beyond the stars. 

Wednesday 10/10/2018
From football to frostbite
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 10:29 pm

From a football field to the freezing terrain of Antarctica that is the set of ‘Terra Nova’, Jackson Hurt rotated between countless hobbies before landing in musical theater.

Monday 10/08/2018
Visiting artist provided workshop to MSU students
Posted: October 08, 2018 - 1:25 pm

Artist Brian Somerville, a sculptor and fabricator of 10 years, offered MSU students a workshop on how he “feeds the beast.”

Sunday 10/07/2018
The Gourd Festival celebrates 35 years
Posted: October 07, 2018 - 12:42 am

Crafts, food and music filled the Haldeman Hayes Crossing Community Center on Saturday, as the Rowan County community celebrated the 35 annual Gourd Festival.

Friday 10/05/2018
BGE sings the language of the angels
Updated: October 06, 2018 - 3:52 pm

The Black Gospel Ensemble took to the stage Thursday night alongside three other choir groups for the Fall Choral Showcase Concert at the First Baptist Church of Morehead, Ky.

Wednesday 10/03/2018
The resident advisor queen
Posted: October 03, 2018 - 6:24 pm

Brandon Banta lives a double life as a residence advisor and as “Brandy Rose’ Grigio” the Drag Queen.

Nightmare in drag
Updated: October 03, 2018 - 7:27 am

Spectrums Nightmare on Drag Street show brought out several first-time performers and specials guests from all over the east coast. 

Monday 10/01/2018
Third Annual Yak Expo comes to Morehead
Updated: October 01, 2018 - 9:14 pm

Yak famers, buyers and those merely curious about the long-horned, shaggy-haired animals flocked to the Morehead State University farm.

Opinion: Children's Health Day
Updated: October 01, 2018 - 6:38 pm

Children’s health seems to be a topic that comes up each year, but it rarely gets the attention it needs.

Sunday 09/30/2018
The Browning Orchard Festival saw its largest turnout
Updated: September 30, 2018 - 8:02 pm

The 8th annual Browning Orchard Festival was held Sunday on the Fleming County orchard that was donated by the Browning family in 2008. The festival began in 2011. 

Mandolin player finds fiddle hero
Updated: October 01, 2018 - 10:05 am

Raleigh, NC  Hall-of-Fame musician John Hartford continues to inspire and live on in the world of bluegrass through students like Morehead State University’s Elizabeth Bowman.

The power of music
Updated: September 30, 2018 - 9:13 am

The Mountain Music Ambassadors practice for their upcoming performce on the youth stage at the Raleigh Convention Center for the International Bluegrass Music Association convention and festival on September 26, 2018 in Raleigh, Nc. Photo by Julianna Leach Julianna Leach

Saturday 09/29/2018
The big week at IBMA
Updated: September 29, 2018 - 7:49 am

The Mountain Music Ambassadors wrapped Friday night with their first big performance on the youth stage at this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association festival, which left one day of events. 

Friday 09/28/2018
Dr. Morgan and family temporarily move off campus
Updated: September 28, 2018 - 11:56 pm

Morehead State President Dr. Morgan and his family temporarily moved off-campus after issues with their residence.

MSU Challenge Course offers thrill-seekers an adventure
Updated: September 28, 2018 - 11:46 pm

Members of the Morehead community looking for an exciting adventure can find one right on MSU’s campus.  

New Frontier Outfitters opens their first brick-and-mortar storefront
Updated: October 01, 2018 - 12:03 am

What started as an idea for a brand grew into a full-scale business for Morehead State University student Joshua Ravenscraft and his brother, alumni Jared Ravenscraft.

Thursday 09/27/2018
Terra Nova starts off The Little Company's 2018-2019 season
Updated: September 28, 2018 - 11:49 pm

Morehead State University’s Lucile Caudle Little Theater will begin its 2018-2019 season with the play Terra Nova.

Wednesday 09/26/2018
KCTM students made it to Raleigh for a week of bluegrass
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 2:59 pm

RALEIGH, NC Despite hurricane Florence hitting Raleigh, NC, the Wide-Open bluegrass festival remained open for business, which brought Morehead State University Students to the grounds.

Rogan creates a book fair
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 11:09 am

Emily Rogan has taken on the responsibility of planning and organization the first book drive for the Newman Center.