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May-December 2013

  • The Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) at Morehead State University has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works project.  The funds will be used to assemble and present an exhibition of works by legendary Appalachian chair maker Chester Cornett (1913-1981).  Cornett was a seminal Appalachian artist in the 1960s and 1970s; however, there has never been a major exhibition of his work.  For more information about this project, please contact KFAC Director Matt Collinsworth at 606-783-5153.
  • The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has announced approval of a $400,000 grant to MSU for initiation and continuation of the Appalachian Rural Dental Education Partnership Program (ARDEP). A partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, ARDEP has been funded by ARC since 2011, and is focused on increasing awareness and support for dental careers among K-12 students in eastern Kentucky and establishing a new undergraduate pre-dental curriculum at MSU with links to the UK dental school. Click here for more information.
  • Dr. Katy Carlson, associate professor of English, has received a $350,425 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project titled "Accents and Syntactic Attachment: Exploring how pitch accents affect the resolution of syntactic ambiguities with or without prosodic boundaries." Click here for details.
  • The Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) at Morehead State University has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works project.  The funds will be used to assemble and present an exhibition of works by legendary Appalachian chair maker Chester Cornett (1913-1981).  Cornett was a seminal Appalachian artist in the 1960s and 1970s; however, there has never been a major exhibition of his work.  For more information about this project, please contact KFAC Director Matt Collinsworth at 606-783-5153.
  • The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has announced approval of a $400,000 grant to MSU for initiation and continuation of the Appalachian Rural Dental Education Partnership Program (ARDEP). A partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, ARDEP has been funded by ARC since 2011, and is focused on increasing awareness and support for dental careers among K-12 students in eastern Kentucky and establishing a new undergraduate pre-dental curriculum at MSU with links to the UK dental school. Click here for more information.
  • Dr. Katy Carlson, associate professor of English, has received a $350,425 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project titled "Accents and Syntactic Attachment: Exploring how pitch accents affect the resolution of syntactic ambiguities with or without prosodic boundaries." Click here for details.
- See more at: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/orsp/#sthash.2D9D5kU7.dpuf
  • Morehead State University's Center for Environmental Education has been awarded a $2,500 Explore Fund grant by The North Face for a one-day rock climbing and orienteering camp. Click here for details.
  • Morehead State University is providing a seven-week research experience for Puerto Rican high school and college students thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant obtained by Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico, under the leadership of Dr. Juan F. Arratia, director and principal investigator (PI), and the academic and personal commitment of MSU faculty members. Click here for details.
  • Dr. Edna Schack, professor of education in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education, was recently published in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. Dr. Schack’s research article, titled “Prospective elementary school teachers’ professional noticing of children’s early numeracy,” was based on research funded by the National Science Foundation’s Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) program. The study explores the development of prospective elementary school teachers’ ability to recognize and act on key indicators significant to teaching mathematics, which can positively affect student learning. Collaborators on the article include Molly Fisher, University of Kentucky; Jonathan Thomas, Northern Kentucky University; Sara Eisenhardt, Northern Kentucky University; Janet Tassell, Western Kentucky University; and Margaret Yoder, Eastern Kentucky University. The article appears in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Volume 16, No. 3. An abstract is available online.

April 2013

  • Associate Professor of Biology Janelle Hare has been awarded a $248,000 competitive renewal on her existing National Institutes of Health (NIH) Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grant. The project, titled Mechanisms of Action of UmuD in Regulating DNA Damage-Induced Genes in a umuC Def," investigates how the DNA damage response to antibiotic treatment of bacteria leads to the spread of antibiotic resistance and other virulence genes among bacteria. For additional information about this project, contact Dr. Janelle Hare at (606) 783-2951 or jm.hare@moreheadstate.edu.
  • 2012 Distinguished Researcher Award recipient Dr. Lesia Lennex, Professor in the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education, presented at the 2013 Research and Creative Productions Committee Annual Scholars Luncheon April 29, 2013. Her research focuses on the application of 3D technology in schools. Click here to access Dr. Lennex's presentation. For more information, contact Dr. Lennex at 606-783-2879 or via e-mail at l.lennex@moreheadstate.edu.
  • Associate Professor of Geology & Science Education Jen O'Keefe has been awarded an NSF EPSCoR Regional Research Enhancement Grant. Dr. O'Keefe will collaborate with the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research Petrology Laboratory to study the development of ancient organic sediments through palynology/mycology, organic petrography, geochemistry, and stratigraphic relationships, allowing them to explore past climate systems and predict future events. For additional information about this project, contact Dr. Jen O'Keefe at (606) 783-2349 or j.okeefe@moreheadstate.edu, or visit the UK CAER website here 
2012 Distinguished Researcher Award recipient Dr. Lesia Lennex, Professor in the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education, presented at the 2013 Research and Creative Productions Committee Annual Scholars Luncheon April 29, 2013. Her research focuses on the application of 3D technology in schools. Click here to access Dr. Lennex's presentation. For more information, contact Dr. Lennex at 606-783-2879 or via e-mail at l.lennex@moreheadstate.edu.
  • 2012 Distinguished Researcher Award recipient Dr. Lesia Lennex, Professor in the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education, presented at the 2013 Research and Creative Productions Committee Annual Scholars Luncheon April 29, 2013. Her research focuses on the application of 3D technology in schools. Click here to access Dr. Lennex's presentation. For more information, contact Dr. Lennex at 606-783-2879 or via e-mail at l.lennex@moreheadstate.edu.
  • Associate Professor of Geology & Science Education Jen O'Keefe has been awarded an NSF EPSCoR Regional Research Enhancement Grant. Dr. O'Keefe will collaborate with the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research Petrology Laboratory to study the development of ancient organic sediments through palynology/mycology, organic petrography, geochemistry, and stratigraphic relationships, allowing them to explore past climate systems and predict future events. For additional information about this project, contact Dr. Jen O'Keefe at (606) 783-2349 or j.okeefe@moreheadstate.edu, or visit the UK CAER website here.
- See more at: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/orsp/#sthash.pQRg97os.dpuf
  • 2012 Distinguished Researcher Award recipient Dr. Lesia Lennex, Professor in the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education, presented at the 2013 Research and Creative Productions Committee Annual Scholars Luncheon April 29, 2013. Her research focuses on the application of 3D technology in schools. Click here to access Dr. Lennex's presentation. For more information, contact Dr. Lennex at 606-783-2879 or via e-mail at l.lennex@moreheadstate.edu.
  • Associate Professor of Geology & Science Education Jen O'Keefe has been awarded an NSF EPSCoR Regional Research Enhancement Grant. Dr. O'Keefe will collaborate with the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research Petrology Laboratory to study the development of ancient organic sediments through palynology/mycology, organic petrography, geochemistry, and stratigraphic relationships, allowing them to explore past climate systems and predict future events. For additional information about this project, contact Dr. Jen O'Keefe at (606) 783-2349 or j.okeefe@moreheadstate.edu, or visit the UK CAER website here.
- See more at: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/orsp/#sthash.pQRg97os.dpuf

March 2013

  • Jeffrey Hill, associate professor in Morehead State University’s Department of Communication, Media and Leadership Studies, will have his new series “How Hollywood Does It” premiere in January on Kentucky Educational Television (KET). For more information, access the official press release here.
  • MSU Associate Professor of Space Science and Astrophysics Thomas Pannuti was named Distinguished University Scientist at the Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. The award was based on Dr. Pannuti's long-standing body of work as a research astrophysicist. For more information, click here.

December 2012

  • Director Krista Barton and Professional Development Associate Rebecca Roach with MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise (TCEE) have been awarded a $130,000 grant from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education's Improving Educator Quality program to increase algebra achievement for middle and high school students in the school districts of Adair, Boyd, Carter, Green and Greenup. Since 2006, the KY CPE has awarded nearly $1 million in grant funds to MSU for projects aimed at improving math skills of K-12 students and teachers in the MSU service region. For additional information about Improving Educator Quality grant programs at MSU, contact Krista Barton at (606) 783-2393 or k.barton@moreheadstate.edu.
  • Congratulations to MSU Psychology grad student Katy Hauris! She took first place for her Psychology paper presentation at the Kentucky Academy of Science: Sex differences in complex learning after repeated METHtreatment in adolescence.Co-authors were Jessica Pita and Faculty Mentor Dr. Ilsun White.
  • Congratulations to MSU Psychology senior Gianni Maione! He took first place at the Kentucky Academy of Science for his undergraduate poster: Morphine administration during adolescence leads to learning deficits in adulthood. Co-authors were Rachael Whitley and Dr. Ilsun White.

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      • The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded MSU a $500,000 grant to continue the Appalachian Rural Dental Educational Program, an initiative started in 2011 with the University of Kentucky and the University of Pikeville to increase the number of practicing dentists in Appalachia, and provide a campus-based oral health awareness program. For more information, click here to view the official news release.
      • The Office of Accounting & Financial Services has released the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year Fringe Benefit Rates for all sponsored program budgeting. These rates are in effect for grants and contracts beginning on or after July 1, 2014. For more information, please contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs at 606-783-2010.
      • The US Environmental Protection Agency, through the Kentucky Division of Water, has awarded Morehead State University a three-year, $376,893 grant for implementation of the Triplett Creek Watershed Based Plan. Led by Environmental Center Director April Haight, the project aims to reduce nonpoint source pollutant loads in the Triplett Creek Watershed and meet water quality standards by implementing a plan that calls for a range of best management practices that target sediment, bacteria, nutrients, and other pollutants. Additional information about this project can be found here, or by contacting April Haight at 606-783-2455.
      • The Kentucky Environmental Education Council has awarded Morehead State University a $112,000 grant to administer the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (KUPEE). KUPEE focuses on achieving systemic change in the way universities prepare educators and future leaders by ensuring environmental education is central to colleges of education across the Commonwealth. Led by Biology Professor Brian Reeder, KUPEE is a partnership between MSU and Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, and Western Kentucky University. For more information about the project, please contact Brian Reeder at 606-783-2957.
      • The US Department for Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Morehead State University a 3-year, $267,064 grant to design and implement a campus Suicide Prevention Program on all of MSU's campuses.  Directed by Mental Health Counselor Carol Barnett, the project seeks to create a Suicide Prevention Program that will systematically create a campus environment that is safer for all students, staff, and faculty, to intervene and assist those at risk for suicide, and to create an enhanced infrastructure to promote a cultural change regarding the perception of mental health. For more information about the project, please contact Carol Barnett at 606-783-2123.

       

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