Gold RushMURRAY, Ky. — The next episode of Roundabout U looks into a fishy new dining option for Murray State University students and find out more about the MSU counseling center. Finally, the show features aerial footage of hundreds of freshman rushing the field at Murray State’s home football opener.

The new school year has brought many new things to campus; some of the more popular changes are those made by MSU dining services. Taylor Crum has the story of Market 22, which is offering up fresh food alternatives to students, staff and faculty.

Murray State held its Racer Extravaganza in the Curris Center where students were given the opportunity to meet with representatives from various organizations on campus. Alix Bloodworth, senator for the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and a member of the Student Government Association, explains why she thinks it’s important to be involved on campus.

Murray State football opened up the 2014 season with a victory over Union College, but before the game started there was a special treat for new freshman at MSU. Led by Dr. Bob Davies, MSU’s new president, this year’s freshmen class took part in the first-ever MSU “Gold Rush.” Students literally “rushed” onto the field prior to kickoff to show off their Racer Spirit.

The university not only provides a great experience to its students, but also to its employees as evidenced by The Chronicle of Higher Education naming Murray State one of its “Great Colleges to Work For.”  This marks the fifth year that MSU has been recognized in this listing.

The university counseling services are available to any student who may have trouble adjusting to life at college, who is in need of counseling, or who just wants to simply talk to someone. Dr. Angie Trzepacz (TREZ-pass), director of the center, explains the many kinds of services offered to students, as well as faculty and staff.

A face-to-face with new SGA president and student regent, Michael Dobbs, discovers his plans for the upcoming school year

This episode of Roundabout U airs at various times Sept. 14-20, and is broadcast on KET (Kentucky Educational Television), WSIL and through local cable systems. Specific airing dates and times can be found online at www.roundaboutu.com.

Roundabout U, a weekly, award-winning video magazine produced by Digital Media at Murray State University, is now in its sixth season. Most recently, the show picked up an Award of Excellence from Kentucky’s CASE awards competition. Filmed in high definition, the show highlights events throughout Kentucky and the tri-state region.

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For more information, contact Shasta O’Neal in Digital Media at 270.809.2400 or by email at soneal@murraystate.edu or visit the Roundabout U website atwww.roundaboutu.com.