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Midway University releases new history book authored by President Emeritus Dr. Robert Botkin

Midway University has announced the release of the much-anticipated history book, “The Story of Midway University – How the Kentucky Female Orphan School Became Midway University.” The book, authored by President Emeritus Dr. Robert R. Botkin, covers the founding of the school and follows it through its many changes from a one building school for orphan girls to its modern day history as a fully,...

Midway University nursing programs waive ACT, SNRA requirements for upcoming fall semester

Midway University’s nursing programs have announced that the ACT and SRNA requirements will be waived for both Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) applicants for the Fall 2020 admission cycle only. This is being done to assist students who have been impacted by COVID-19 and are unable to take those tests because of site closures. “With the impact of testing...

Midway University freezes tuition for 2020-21; takes other steps to assist incoming students

Midway University has announced that it will freeze its tuition rates for the 2020-21 academic year to help keep college affordable in these uncertain times. “Families and students have so many stresses right now as a result of the coronavirus and the financial strains it is placing on everyone,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, president of Midway. “We know there is a lot of anxiety about the year...

Bluegrass Tomorrow presents IdeaFestival day for juniors; Astronaut Story Musgrave to speak

Famed NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave, who holds one of his several graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky, returns to Lexington to headline IdeaFestival (IF) Student Day on April 16 for nearly 1,000 Fayette County Public School juniors. Presented by Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium, the program is designed for students to focus on the next step into their...

Franciso’s Farm Art Fair May 19-20 to feature Arts Council’s ‘Makings of a Master’ traveling exhibit

The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit “Makings of a Master” will be highlighted at the Francisco’s Farm Art Fair May 19-20 on the Midway University campus in Midway. “Makings of a Master” contains seven display cases housing a variety of musical instruments, tools and artworks made by master tradition bearers, interpretive panels, display photos and quotes, along with a push-button...

IdeaFestival Student Day for middle, high school students coming to Norton Center on March 29

IdeaFestival Student Day is returning to the Bluegrass Region March 29, highlighted by the unique Career Maker Faire which focuses on helping students with their college and career awareness. IF Bluegrass will take place at the Norton Center for the Arts, presented by the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium, an initiative of Bluegrass Tomorrow.  IF Bluegrass, a one-day festival, is free to middle...

Bluegrass Tomorrow to recognize 2017 Vision Award winners February 6 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort

Herb Miller of Columbia Gas, Scott County Judge Executive George Lusby, President John Marsden of Midway University, Larry Jones of Community Trust Bank, and KY Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, are among the honorees at Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Vision Awards Breakfast February 6 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington. George Lusby The annual Vision Awards Breakfast is a time-honored...

Lexington Legends, CEO Andy Shea named 2017 recipient of Distinguished Philanthropist Award

The Lexington Legends and president and CEO Andy Shea have been named recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Philanthropist award. Given annually by the Bluegrass Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Distinguished Philanthropist Award is presented to an individual, corporation, or foundation that has made a significant contribution to our community through their acts of kindness...

Pirates make Quinones the first Midway baseball product to be chosen in Major League draft

The 2017 baseball season was full of history for the Midway University baseball team and on Wednesday, that history continued when they had a player taken in the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft. Senior pitcher Hector Quinones became the first Eagle to hear his name called in the MLB Draft after the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the 32nd round with the 958th overall pick. “We...

People in the News: KCTCS’s Shreffler named to board; Fitzpatrick joins Blue Grass Community Foundation

Dr. Paul Schreffler, vice chancellor, Economic Development and Workforce Solutions, at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) recently joined the board of directors of the Foundation for Kentucky Industry (FKI). The not-for-profit foundation, which is aligned with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, works to attract, educate, and retain talent for the Commonwealth’s manufacturing...

Midway University trustees vote to accept male students into daytime undergraduate programs

Midway University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously in its May meeting to transition to a fully coeducational institution and begin admitting men into its daytime undergraduate programs. “Today is yet another historic moment in the life of an institution that has always transformed itself to remain relevant,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, President of Midway University. “Our founding mission...

KHSAA, Midway University partner to create Female Student-Athlete of the Year Program

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) announced Monday that Midway University will be the first corporate partner to join the Association’s newly created Girls’ Sports Initiative, which aims to showcase and promote girls’ sports in Kentucky. As part of this new venture, one of the first collaborative corporate partnerships of its kind in the country to specifically target girls’...

Midway names Kennedy athletics director, plans to resurrect tennis, cross country programs

Midway University announced Monday that Rusty Kennedy has joined its staff as athletic director. He comes to Midway with 18 years of experience as a coach, instructor and administrator at the NAIA, NCAA, and NJCAA levels. “During the interview process, Rusty really stood out, not only because of his credentialsand experience, but because of his passion and enthusiasm,” said Dr. John P....

Midway’s Holland honored by Kentucky Academic Advising Association as outstanding faculty adviser

Janice Holland, associate professor in Midway University’s Equine Program, was recently honored by the Kentucky Academic Advising Association as its Outstanding Faculty Advisor for 2015. She was the lone faculty award winner from any public or private institution in Kentucky. The award is given annually and recognizes an individual who exhibits qualities and practices that distinguish them in...

Midway picks former Lourdes University assistant Kenger to head basketball program

John Kenger has been named head basketball coach and interim athletics director at Midway University.   Kenger joins the Eagles’ coaching staff after spending a season as an assistant coach for Lourdes University’s women’s basketball team.   John Kenger is Midway’s new basketball coach and interim athletic’s director (Photo Provided) “I’m excited...

Head soccer coach Smith pulls double duty, will serve as Midway's athletics director

Midway University has announced that head soccer coach Sherrill G. Smith will oversee the school’s athletics department as interim athletics director.   In addition to a long career in K-12 education and coaching, Smith has solid experience in athletic administration. He was Commissioner of the Kentucky All “A” State Soccer Cup Tournament from 1999-2012, has served on the Kentucky...

Midway has new name, but will keep same athletics mascot, school colors, conference

Midway College officially says goodbye to the name it had held since 1978 and becomes Midway University, beginning Wednesday.   The first of many transformations took place Tuesday as the new Midway University sign was installed at the main entrance of the campus.   “Transforming to become Midway University is an exciting step for our institution as we continue to build on the legacy...