MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information with recent news, notes and accomplishments at Murray State University.
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Recent Murray State University graduate Jaime Staengel was awarded a $5,000 fellowship through The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Staengel was named a Spring 2017 Outstanding Senior at May’s commencement ceremony and received a Bachelor of Science, Economics and Bachelor of Arts, German with a minor in mathematics and business administration. Staengel is the Murray State chapter’s first fellowship recipient and helped start the chapter’s children’s book drive that is held each spring.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective collegiate interdisciplinary honor society for all academic disciplines. Each spring, membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, staff and alumni who have achieved remarkable distinctions also may be invited. Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.
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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 selected to serve on the Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards Research Council.  Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies through the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated.
As a result of Talent Board’s spotlight on the candidate experience, demand for its research is escalating, resulting in the formation of its Research Council. Collectively, the group will look at the business impact of the candidate experience — and what this means for employers looking to recruit, engage and hire top talent.
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Maeve McCarthy, the Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor of Mathematics, was recently accepted by the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) program at Drexel University. ELATE is a leadership development program that focuses on increasing personal and professional leadership effectiveness, leading and managing change initiatives within institutions, using strategic finance and resource management to enhance organizational missions, and creating a network of exceptional women who bring organizational perspectives and deep personal capacity to the institutions and society they serve.
Facilitated by leaders in the fields of STEM research and leadership development, the curriculum includes classroom lessons and activities, online instruction and discussion, and on-the-job application at each Fellow’s home institution for senior women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics related disciplines. McCarthy is one of two mathematicians who have been accepted into the program this year. Said McCarthy, “I’m very excited about the ELATE program and am looking forward to learning more about academic leadership.”
Recent Murray State University graduate Jaime Staengel was awarded a $5,000 fellowship through The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.