Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Transfer Tuesday

Have you earned your associate's degree and want to complete your bachelor's? Are you thinking of transferring to Morehead State University? Then come join us on May 6 for Transfer Tuesday, a special event for students considering transferring from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System or another college or university, to see how much more we have to offer.

To help make the transfer process easier on you the Office of Enrollment Services will be hosting a free application day for all transfer students. On May 6 you will be able to apply online for free using the promo code "TransferTuesday" or at any campus location.

MSU offers courses at its four regional campuses in Ashland, Mt. Sterling, Prestonsburg and West Liberty, as well as online, to provide busy students like you with the opportunity to complete your work at a time and place that is convenient.

MSU also offers online bachelor's degree "completer" programs designed primarily for graduates of KCTCS. These programs allow KCTCS graduates to earn their bachelor's degree while continuing to meet their work and family obligations without traveling long distances.

If you would like more information on transferring, please contact Jen Timmermann, Transfer Senior Enrollment Services Counselor, at 606-783-5488 or visit Transferring Made Simple.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring Graduation

Congratulations Class of 2014 your long awaited graduation is just around the corner, but before you "check-out" there are a few things you need to know. This spring's Commencement ceremonies will held in the Academic Athletic Center (AAC) on Saturday, May 10. There will be two ceremonies on this day separated by the college of academic program.

The Commencement ceremony for the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences & the College of Education will begin at 10 a.m., please note that all students participating in this Commencement ceremony will need to be at the AAC by 9 a.m for the formation of the academic procession. 

The Commencement ceremony for the College of Science and Technology & the College of Business and Public Affairs will begin at 2 p.m., please note that all students participating in this Commencement ceremony will need to be at the AAC by 1 p.m. for the formation of the academic procession. 

All students participating in spring Commencement ceremonies are required to attend Commencement rehearsal at the AAC on Friday, May 9 at 5 p.m.

After diplomas have been printed and arrive in the Registrar's Office, they will be available for pick up for two weeks. Students may pick up their own diploma with a valid photo I.D. All unclaimed diplomas after that time will be mailed to the address provided on the degree application. They expect to have diplomas available within four weeks after Commencement.

If you still need to purchase your cap, gown, tassel, or hood those may be purchased at the University Bookstore any time before the day of Commencement. Cap, gown and tassel sets are $30 and are not returnable. The Master and Specialist degree hoods are $25 and are not returnable.

For more information on spring Commencement visit the Office of the Registrar or contact graduation@moreheadstate.edu with any inquiries. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Finals Preparation

Finals...the last thing to stand between you and summer break or graduation. With finals week quickly approaching, most of you are in constant study mode as you begin to prepare for your final examinations.  To make the most of your precious time during these last couple of weeks, it helps to plan ahead and stay organized. If you plan on taking advantage of Camden-Carroll Library as a quiet study spot, you should note that they will have extended hours starting on Sunday, April 27 for the week before finals where they will stay open until 2 a.m. with the exception of that Friday and Saturday when they will operate on a normal schedule. During finals week, the library will be open 24 hours a day starting on Sunday, May 4 and close at 4:30 p.m. that Friday. For Camden-Carroll Library's regular operating hours, click here.

 Final Examination Schedule, Spring 2014



8:00 MWF Classes


8:00 TTHF Classes

9:10 MWF Classes


9:10 TTHF Classes

10:20 TTHF Classes


10:20 MWF Classes

11:30 MWF Classes


11:30 TTHF Classes

12:40 MWF Classes

12:40 TTHF Classes

1:50 MWF Classes

1:50 TTHF Classes


3:00 MWF Classes

4:10 MWF Classes

3:00 TTHF Classes

4:10 TTHF Classes



Exams for scheduled night classes

Exams for scheduled night classes

Exams for scheduled 
night classes

Exams for scheduled night classes
*Classes meeting only two days a week should follow the exam schedule but ignore Fridays.
*Saturday classes will have final exams at the regular class period on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Staying much more connected

If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest information, news and events at Morehead State University, then make sure to follow us on social media. Through our FacebookFlickrPinterestTumblrTwitterYouTubeInstagram and Vine (Morehead State) accounts you will be able to connect with other students and keep up with everything happening at MSU. If you are an incoming freshman that will be a part of the Class of 2018, be sure to follow your class on Facebook and Twitter to see much more information just for you.

Recreation & Wellness

Are you tired of your usual workout? Do you want to try something new? Consider joining one (or more) of the 14 group fitness classes offered at the Recreation & Wellness Center at no cost to MSU students with their EagleCard. The following is a compete list of classes offered with descriptions.
  • Ab Attack- An intense 20 minute abdominal workout designed to compliment your existing workout
  • Ballet Blast- Intervals of basic ballet moves that focus on sculpting muscles in your thighs, glutes and core; No ballet experience required 
  • Core N' More- Focuses on strenghthening the entire torso, including your abdominals, obliques and lower back muscles, plus a few surprise exercises for other parts of the body like your arms and legs
  • Cycling- High energy stationary bike workouts that enhance your cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength; You select personal intensity levels during the workout through body position and bike tension
  • Cycling Express- A 30 minute class where you can cycle and go or combine with abs immediately following for Cycle N' Abs.
  • Kickboxing- Combines elements of boxing, martial arts and aerobics to provide overall physical conditioning and toning; A high energy class with lots of upper body work
  • Stretch N' Flex- Improve posture, flexibility and balance with this soothing class; This is a no-impact class that is designed to work your entire body through a fitness fusion of flexibility and muscle strengthening exercises
  • Strength (RIP)- A full body strength training workout that works you through a variety of upper body, lower body and core exercises to tighten and tone your entire body
  • Tabata Tone- Blast fat and strengthen your entire body through 20 second intervals of extreme exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest
  • Total Body- A sports inspired total body workout that focuses on strength with mini cardio bursts in the mix; This class uses a variety of equipment to keep you motivated and having fun
  • Yoga- This workout is a combination of breathing, muscular strength, endurance, balance, coordination and other stress management techniques that will help open the body for total relaxation and rejuvenation
  • Zumba- An easy way to learn a super, fun dance workout that has been nicknamed "exercise in disguise"
  • Zumba/Dance Jamz- A Zumba workout with a combination of Dance Jamz, a dance inspired hip-hop workout by our fitness friend Jimmi Jamz Jamison from NKU
  • 20-14 (Cardio/Abs)- A 20 minute cardio, 14 minute ab workout that gives you the best of both worlds
Different classes are offered everyday of the week and all are one hour unless otherwise noted. For a complete schedule of group fitness classes currently offered, see the Group Fitness Schedule. The Recreation & Wellness Center is open Monday-Thursday from 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 2-10 p.m. For more information on classes and other offerings, visit the Recreation & Wellness Center online or call the front desk at 606-783-2083.

Friday, April 11, 2014

It's time for textbook buyback & rental returns

Now that we are nearing the end of the semester, it's a good time to start thinking about selling your purchased textbooks back to the University Bookstore. At the bookstore you be paid cash on the spot for your books sold and selling your textbooks back to the bookstore will keep your books on campus for future students. Not only will selling your textbooks back to the University Bookstore save you packing and shipping costs, but the University Bookstore has the highest percent of market share of books, which means they buy more and pay the most. When the bookstore buys books throughout the semester, more often than not the pricing is based on the national wholesale value of the book. During the last two weeks of the semester, the value of the book is increased because the needs of the faculty are known, creating a demand. The number of books bought back is calculated considering these major factors: previous sales history, class cap, estimated enrollment and current store inventory of the title. You should keep in mind that there are six factors that determine the price you receive for your book.
1. The condition of your book
2. The current inventory at the campus bookstore
3. Demand for the book in the national used book market
4. A new edition has been published, making the previous edition obsolete
5. Custom books/packages missing components such as access codes or workbooks
6. The instructor will not reuse the title the following semester

Textbook buyback will begin at Morehead State University on the first floor of ADUC on Thursday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To see additional textbook buyback dates and times for MSU or any of the extended campuses, please follow the link Textbook Buyback. Don't forget to bring your student I.D. with you!

If you have participated in the book rental program, all rental books are due back to the University Bookstore by Saturday, May 10 to avoid any late fees.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Eagle Alerts

It's important to always be prepared for anything that may happen. Through Eagle Alerts, Morehead State University can keep you informed on all safety, weather, and emergency situations. While alerts are sent to all MSU employee and student email accounts, as well as posted to the MSU Facebook and Twitter, it is beneficial for you to also have these alerts sent to your mobile phone. To sign-up, you will need to create a username and password, then provide your mobile phone number, carrier, and email. You will also be able to select which alerts you wish to receive. To complete the process you will need to follow the validation instructions and enter the validation code at the sign-up screen to activate your Eagle Alert account. You can also register for alerts by texting EAGLEALERT to 79516. If at any point you need to change your number or alert subscriptions, you may do so through account management. To stop receiving texts, you may text STOP to 79516.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

So you've been accepted...now what?

You are probably eager to begin preparing for your college career as an MSU Eagle now that you've received your acceptance letter, but before you go flying on your own, come SOAR with us. Student Orientation, Advising & Registration, better known as SOAR, is a free, day-long program for new freshman and transfer students. During SOAR you will be able to register for your classes, have your picture taken for your EagleCard (that's your student I.D.), sign-up for your meal plan, and so much more. SOAR is a great way to meet other first-year students, as well as connect with current Eagles to learn about ways you can get involved on campus when you join us in the fall. Your SOAR session will also be the perfect time to get any questions you may have answered and to take another look around campus. It is during SOAR that you will meet with your academic advisors to begin mapping your courses. Whether you have decided on a major or not, there will be staff on-hand to assist you with all of your scheduling needs. Since there is a limited number of spaces available for each SOAR session, it is important that you register for the date of your choosing as early as possible. For more information or to register for SOAR, please follow the links below. If you have any questions regarding your admission status, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 606-783-2000 or admission@moreheadstate.edu. We can't wait to have you SOAR with us!

Additional Information
SOAR Registration

Friday, April 4, 2014

Advanced Registration

It's that time of year again...time for advanced registration. As always the thought of new classes and being a step closer to graduation brings feelings of nervousness and excitement, but these feelings can be eased with proper planning. Stay a step ahead of the game by scheduling an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss your progress and your plans for the upcoming semester. Advanced class registration dates and times are based on the current number of credit hours earned, not including the semester in progress.  If you aren't sure who your academic advisor is or how many credit hours you've earned, then you can log into your my.moreheadstate.edu account to check your program evaluation under the academics tab. Be sure to follow the link below for more information on the course catalog and the advanced registration schedule from the Office of the Registrar.


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