• August 22, 2019

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Tuesday 08/20/2019
Gallery: Pep Rally
Updated: August 20, 2019 - 9:27 pm

Morehead State University hosted a pep rally along University Boulevard as a welcome back to students. 

Monday 08/19/2019
Gallery: Images from summer interns
Posted: August 19, 2019 - 4:11 pm

Members from the Trail Blazer staff completed internships across the state of Kentucky over the summer of 2019.

Friday 06/14/2019
Family of Music, big and small
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 12:27 pm

Raymond McLain Big Family
Raymond McLain, the director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, talks about his part in an upcoming PBS broadcast about Bluegrass Music Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music in Morehead, Ky. Photos by Leigha Vivian Leigha Vivian

Friday 05/03/2019
2019 edition of Inscape released along with award ceremony
Posted: May 03, 2019 - 7:03 pm

Inscape, a staple at Morehead State since 1957, released the 2019 issue at the Golding-Yang Art Gallery on Thursday night. 

Monday 04/29/2019
Sarah Little awarded Gamma Phi Beta Sisterhood Scholarship
Updated: April 29, 2019 - 7:31 pm

Winchester native Sarah Little was awarded the Gamma Phi Beta Sisterhood Scholarship last week.  

Birkes brothers work to make MSU seizure smart
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 11:35 am

Living with epilepsy inspired two Winchester natives to lead the way in creating a seizure smart campus at Morehead State University.

Comedians take to Button to joke about Morehead
Updated: April 29, 2019 - 7:08 pm

Comedians Ronnie Jordan and Reemo Rod took to Button Auditorium to joke with the audience.

Racers enjoy Kentucky beauty
Updated: April 29, 2019 - 7:29 pm

The third Big Turtle race drew runners from across the country to experience the challenging and beautiful nature of Kentucky’s trail system.

Saturday 04/27/2019
Spring concert a hit despite weather concerns
Updated: April 28, 2019 - 1:33 pm

President Morgan’s Spring concert went off without a hitch Thursday afternoon, even with Morgan’s lack of voice and the fear of being rained out.

Friday 04/26/2019
BFA students showcase their time at MSU
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 11:43 am

BFA Showcase
The work of art, ‘Retinentia’ by Bethany Pace, is presented on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in the Claypool-Young Art Building in Morehead, KY. Photo by Charlie Miller By Charlie Miller

Wednesday 04/24/2019
Painting with Dance
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 10:04 pm

Senior Art and Dance Student Stephanie McNeill has created a style of art all her own by combining dance and paint.

Monday 04/22/2019
MSU music department combines art and music for performance
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 9:56 pm

The story of Maxx, a young and progressive woman whose friends are helping her find her creative voice, came to the Duncan Recital Hall last Wednesday.

A night full of throwbacks and Rivalry; Pop culture Trivia!
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 7:27 pm

It was the love of pop culture that got Garrett Flynn the win during the pop culture Kahoot game in ADUC Theater.

Friday 04/19/2019
Students had two days to make a movie for the Morehead Film Challenge
Posted: April 19, 2019 - 3:42 pm

While the Morehead Film Challenge primarily attracted convergent media students, Vi Vinukonda, a sophomore biomedical engineering major, said that his brother encouraged him to enter the challenge. 

Tuesday 04/16/2019
Proposed Morehead trail seeking funding
Posted: April 16, 2019 - 8:30 pm

A newly proposed Morehead trail would offer students the ability to walk from campus all the way to Buffalo Wild Wings.

MSU student brings back fraternity chapter after 20 years of inactivity
Updated: April 16, 2019 - 8:41 pm

Faith, family and his fraternity inspired Dallas Bruton to spend more time helping the community.  

Monday 04/15/2019
Passion for horses brought MSU student from suburbs of Detroit to Kentucky
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 6:22 pm

A passion for horses brought a student from the suburbs of Detroit to the horse capital of the world.  

Annual Build-a-Bed project donates beds and mattresses to families in need
Updated: April 17, 2019 - 3:36 pm

The annual Build-A-Bed event brought students and local community members to the Morehead Peddlers Mall last week to provide beds to those in need. 

Sunday 04/14/2019
Students take the stage at the Carter Family Fold
Posted: April 14, 2019 - 7:21 pm

HILTONS, VA After three days of touring, the legendary Carter Family Fold was the final stop for traditional music students to perform at one of the foundational blocks for the creation of mountain music. 

Glow in the dark bingo comes to life
Updated: April 15, 2019 - 9:21 pm

As the lights went down neon colors sparked to life as Morehead State University’s Prefontaine Pub held their second WingoBingo. 

Friday 04/12/2019
Chinese tea ceremony expands student cultural understanding
Updated: April 13, 2019 - 9:59 am

Students discovered the art of a central piece of Asian culture: a tea ceremony.  

"Hillbilly" stereotype discussed in Tuesday panel
Updated: April 12, 2019 - 6:56 pm

The Hillbilly stereotype of Appalachian culture and media was the highlight of debate during the Tuesday 9 event in ADUC. 

Chalk the Walk spreads awareness on campus
Updated: April 12, 2019 - 5:50 pm

Kentuckians across the state adorned sidewalks with inspiring messages about consent, love and support in the Chalk the Walk events.

Sunday 04/07/2019
River runs in crew's blood
Updated: April 07, 2019 - 9:18 am

Paula Ruble
Cejae Brown steers the boat to arrange barges as a unit under the instruction of Captain Clyde Kennedy on the Paula Ruble headed North on the Ohio River on Tuesday March 26, 2019. Brown is a part of the Steersman training program which prepares individuals to become a pilot and eventually a captain. Photo by Julianna Leach Julianna Leach

Saturday 04/06/2019
Veterinary science boasts 100 percent acceptance rate from students applying to vet school
Posted: April 06, 2019 - 2:53 pm

100 percent of veterinary science majors from Morehead State who applied to a veterinary school were accepted this semester. 

Thursday 04/04/2019
Students' hard work displayed at senior show
Updated: April 06, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Four years of hard work is shown off at the senior art show in the Golding-Yang art gallery on Wednesday.

Monday 04/01/2019
Clowns hunted for snipes on the Morehead stage
Updated: April 04, 2019 - 12:56 pm

Clowns and their hunt for snipes came to center stage in Morehead. 

Women express their true shades
Updated: April 01, 2019 - 6:51 pm

Women expressed their true shades at the Nude Fashion Show in honor of every woman’s natural beauty.

Sunday 03/31/2019
MSU students lend a helping hand during the Iron Eagle Challenge
Updated: March 31, 2019 - 9:32 pm

More than 60 Morehead State students helped members of the community during the 24-hour Iron Eagle Challenge.  

Thursday 03/28/2019
Bevin signs bill protecting free speech at public Kentucky colleges and universities
Posted: March 28, 2019 - 8:58 pm

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a new bill into law on Tuesday that protects free speech at Kentucky public colleges and universities, and will make some changes to the way Morehead State maintains free speech areas. 

New instruments land in the hands of KCTM students
Updated: April 02, 2019 - 11:42 pm

KCTM Mid-Semester Concert
Meghan Bryant performs “Yellow Barber” on a Mac Barnes fiddle during the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music's mid-semester show Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Rowan County Art Center. Photo by John Flavell By John Flavell

Tuesday 03/26/2019
Holi Festival brings bursts of color to Morehead State
Updated: March 29, 2019 - 8:06 am

Clouds of color filled the air as students celebrated Holi, a festival native to India that signifies the importance of love through color.

Saturday 03/16/2019
PAN club creates safe environment for students of all religions
Updated: March 17, 2019 - 12:43 pm

Morehead State’s PAN club strives to provide students of all religions with a safe and welcoming environment to learn about different faiths and have fun. 

The Napoleonic Wars comes back to life through social media
Updated: March 16, 2019 - 10:24 am

A piece of the Napoleonic Wars is coming back to life in an archeological excavation that is explained on social media by Nate Baker.

Thursday 03/14/2019
MSU students shared the stage for bi-annual Drag Show
Updated: March 14, 2019 - 7:52 pm

Spectrum’s “Come to the Drag-Easy!” show gave students a chance to expression themselves in a safe and creative environment both on stage and off.   

High school artists attend annual High School Art Day
Updated: March 14, 2019 - 7:56 pm

A younger crowd than usual filled the Claypool-Young Art building on Wednesday for the annual High School Art Day. 

Sunday 03/10/2019
Rosie the Riveter is highlighted for Women's History Month
Updated: March 11, 2019 - 6:34 pm

Kentucky heroine, Rosie the Riveter, was brought to the spotlight in honor of Women’s History Month at the Rowan County Public Library.

Saturday 03/09/2019
MSU history project permanently displayed in Virginia
Updated: March 14, 2019 - 7:45 pm

A Morehead State history project found its permanent home on display at the National Park Service Registry in Virginia.  

Thursday 03/07/2019
Lydia Clay highlights life in the Americas
Updated: March 10, 2019 - 5:39 am

After traveling to the Amazon River in Brazil, to the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras and experiencing the life in a small Alaskan village, Lydia Clay has seen a variety of life in the Americas. 

Student Rapper Takes First in Morehead Talent Competition
Updated: March 07, 2019 - 10:13 am

From Bollywood dance routines to banjo picking bluegrass, the first annual Morehead talent competition highlighted a variety of skillful students Tuesday night.

Sunday 03/03/2019
Equestrian team's Jordyn Bagnall rides her way into new titles
Updated: March 07, 2019 - 8:07 pm

Antiques and Arts Market set up for its fourteenth year
Posted: March 03, 2019 - 11:42 am

The fourteenth annual Antiques and Arts Market brought all types of interesting goods to the Morehead Conference Center. 

Tuesday 02/26/2019
KFAC gets cut by tourism commission and Laughlin project still undecided
Updated: February 27, 2019 - 7:46 am

The Kentucky Folk Art Center funding got cut and decisions on the Laughlin Health Building are still undecided after two special meetings and the Fiscal Courts regular monthly meeting.

Monday 02/25/2019
MSU junior enters College Movie Festival
Updated: February 26, 2019 - 11:30 pm

Jameson Killen is jumping into the film industry by being the first-ever student from Morehead State to compete in the College Movie Festival. 

Southern MuskyFEST splashes into Morehead
Updated: February 25, 2019 - 8:05 pm

Fishermen sunk their hooks into the fourth annual Southern MuskyFEST at the Morehead Conference Center over the weekend. 

Friday 02/22/2019
Middleton's drive-in salute to air on KET
Updated: February 23, 2019 - 4:28 pm

Steven Middleton said there were two things he wanted to do with his life: make movies and play music. 

Inscape judging is underway at Morehead State
Updated: February 22, 2019 - 7:03 pm

Inscape, Morehead State’s very own literary and art magazine, is back for its sixty-second year. 

Showing up for Racial Justice sparked passion in students
Updated: February 22, 2019 - 3:23 pm

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sparked a passion in the hearts of students to take a stand for racial equality and justice February 20, 2019.

Thursday 02/21/2019
Hill's cinema series to wrap
Updated: February 22, 2019 - 3:25 pm

After six seasons, “Video Vault-Kentucky Edition” will wrap up its journey into the Kentucky connections in classic Hollywood films this summer, thanks to a state grant. 

Sunday 02/17/2019
Survivor Morehead returns for a fourth season
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 7:05 pm

Morehead States Survivor Club kicked off the beginning off their new season with a fundraiser at Dairy Queen.