Sue Darnell Ellis encouraged campus community to dream big

Murray State University alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis presented a special lecture, entitled “Creating Tomorrows by Dreaming Today,” and spoke to classes about her successful career.

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Murray State’s first Canadian graduate, Roman Odwazny, credits the University for lifelong success

MURRAY, Ky. — Students who attend Murray State University come from almost 60 countries around the globe — but not many of those students can say they were the first from their home country to attend the University. One alumnus, however, holds the unique distinction of being Murray State’s first Canadian graduate and one of […]

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Alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis to speak on campus in advance of 2017 Solar Eclipse

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis will present a special lecture entitled “Creating Tomorrows by Dreaming Today” on August 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Wrather Auditorium. The lecture will be streamed live at murraystate.edu/streaming.   At just 18 years old, Darnell Ellis took her first steps on the path that […]

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Private support for Murray State University exceeds $7.2 million in FY17

MURRAY, Ky. — Private support for Murray State University during the 2017 fiscal year indicates strong support of the University with more than $7.2 million received in total gifts to the University. At the close of the fiscal year, a total of 14,507 gifts were made to benefit the University.   “Private support is vitally […]

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Racer community provided a helping hand on move-in day

This past weekend, the Racer community came together to help students move into their residential halls. Faculty and staff welcomed students to their new home and provided parents with a sense of comfort as their child embarked on college life at Murray State.

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Student Spotlight: Malcolm Jones

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University student Malcolm Jones shares the experiences and accomplishments he has attained while at Murray State University.   Major: Liberal Arts Minor: Gender Diversity Hometown: Louisville, Ky. High School: Eastern High School Activities/Organizations: Racer Band, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Student Ambassadors If any, what scholarships have you received? The Marvin […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of August 7-13

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information with recent news, notes and accomplishments at Murray State University.   The annual Murray State University tradition Great Beginnings kicks off this week as students are given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the Murray State campus and community, easing the transition to university life. The schedule begins on […]

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Alumnus named Pi Kappa Alpha chapter advisor of the year

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Jerry Penner, CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital and advisor of the Murray State University chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, has been named Chapter Advisor of the Year. Penner received the award at the national convention in Memphis July 29. In addition, the MSU chapter, Epsilon Lambda, received the 100-percent Phi Phi Kappa […]

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Department of geosciences student, faculty member lead development of new online campus map

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s department of geosciences and office of branding, marketing and communication have partnered on the development of a new online campus map. The map, which lists more than 60 campus buildings and areas through modern mapping technology, serves as a valuable walking tour of Murray State’s campus. The map is […]

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Alumna Lisa Robin Sanford speaks of her journey at Murray State

Honors student Lisa Robin Sanford received her degree in clinical mental health counseling through Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services in 2017. The University provided her the opportunity to grow as a person and reach her professional goals.

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