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As a Morehead State University (MSU) faculty/staff member, you can participate in many regional engagement opportunities in our 22 county service region. MSU has identified four regional need areas – community building, economic/entrepreneurial development, education, and health and wellness. The opportunities to contribute your time, talent, and treasure are limitless.

As experts in your respective areas, you can be involved in contributing your expertise in many different ways. In an era of limited resources, your willingness to collaborate with external agencies in our service region can be invaluable. More and more granting agencies are looking for those institutions that are developing creative solutions to collaborate and resolve the complex problems that confront us, particularly here in Eastern Kentucky.

Below are web links to resources that can assist you in your regional engagement efforts. 

Regional Engagement Grant Program

The purpose of the Regional Engagement Grant is to promote research, applied research and creative activities within the academic community to MSU’s service region. Awards in these areas will be allocated to research that addresses an identified regional engagement need (i.e. community building, economic/entrepreneurial development, education, and/or health and wellness). The committee's highest funding priority is for junior faculty and librarians to help establish their research program, and for senior faculty and librarians who have maintained a productive research program and have continually sought external funding for their research.

Faculty 180

Faculty180 is a faculty electronic portfolio system to improve collecting and reporting of faculty credentials and faculty activity data. For more information about Faculty180, please contact Kathy Hargett, Administrative Assistant to the Director of University Assessment and Testing at 606.783.5470 or by email at

Engagement Publications

The Center has worked with the Camden Carroll Library to identify and subscribe to engagement publications to assist faculty in their publication efforts. This is not an exhaustive list and may not include those journals in your academic discipline. For more information regarding engagement journals, please contact Dr. J. Marshall, Executive Director by phone at 606.783.9327 or by email at

Volunteer Opportunities

The Volunteer Center at the Center for Regional Engagement strives to identify volunteer opportunities throughout MSU's 22 county service region and post them on our MSU CaREs Volunteer Hub site for our students, faculty, and staff to review. You can create a FREE Volunteer Hub account and start signing up for all the wonderful opportunities that meet your personal and academic needs. For more information about MSUCaREs, please contact Melisa Patrick by phone at 606.783.9327 or by email at

Hourly Service Log

The Hourly Service Log helps your students and MSU track what they are doing related to service experiences. Please encourage your students to regularly their service experience so that the Center can provide you with a co-curricular transcript at your convenience. For more information about the Hourly Service Log, please contact the Center at 606.783.9327 or by email at


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