MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information with recent news, notes and accomplishments at Murray State University.

The Murray State University mock trial team, sponsored by the department of political science and sociology and led by faculty advisor Dr. Paul D. Foote, recently competed in the  2017 Kentucky Regional Mock Trial Tournament held in Louisville Feb. 24-26. Eleven Murray State students competed with twenty teams and more than 200 students. Katelyn King, a political science major, won the Outstanding Attorney award for the region and the Murray State team won the Spirit of American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) award. The AMTA is awarded to the team that best exemplifies the ideals of honesty, civility and fair play.

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Murray State University’s Hollis C. Franklin residential hall recently received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Status recognition. With the announcement, Franklin Hall has joined a select group of innovative buildings which have reflected sustainability while exhibiting resource efficiency. The residential hall opened last fall and houses nearly 400 residents.

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Murray State University faculty member Sandy Miles, the Hutchens Distinguished Professor of Management in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, was recently elected to serve as the leader for the U.S. for ISO (Organization for International Standards) for Human Resource Management. Miles will serve as the head of the U.S. delegation at international meetings and facilitated the U.S. group of human resources experts to help create global standards.

Also, the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business was recently ranked as having one of the best online MBA programs of its type in the nation by Great Business Schools.

 

The Murray State University mock trial team, sponsored by the department of political science and sociology, recently competed in the 2017 Kentucky Regional Mock Trial Tournament held in Louisville Feb. 24-26. The Murray State team won the Spirit of American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) award, which best exemplifies the ideals of honesty, civility and fair play.