Morehead State University - Art Departme
In 119 years, the sweep of history has carried Morehead State University and its predecessor institution, the Morehead Normal School, from one makeshift classroom to the high-tech world of Internet-based classes and a radio telescope/space tracking system which reaches from a campus ridgetop literally to the stars.
One student appeared on the first day of class in October, 1887, in a little, rented cottage where the Adron Doran University Center now stands. Tens of thousands of students have come from the foothills and mountains, the river towns and the hillside farms of East Kentucky and beyond to seek the means to a better life in this beautiful, forested valley. Our first president, Frank Button, and his widowed mother, Phebe, literally spent their lives bringing "a light to the mountains" by founding a church-sponsored school to train teachers. The institution came under state control in 1922 and achieved university status in 1966. Today, Morehead State University enrolls more than 9,000 students from 100 Kentucky counties, 42 states and 37 nations. They are enrolled on campus, at regional campuses in Ashland, Ja...
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