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

 

Murray State University faculty member Sandy Miles, the Hutchens Distinguished Professor of Management in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, was recently included in an announcement made by the World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY), which is soliciting proposals from local, regional and other qualified entities to develop a distance learning platform to supplement the organization’s international educational offerings.

 

“The WTC-KY Distance Learning Subcommittee has worked hard to develop a premier plan and a request for proposal (RFP) for implementing its international trade educational offerings through distance learning. The RFP is designed to select a partner that will allow for optimal connectivity and networking capabilities among class participants and instructors, as well as ensuring participants master the requisite competencies and capabilities necessary to engage in international trade,” said Miles, who serves as chair of the Center’s Distance Learning Subcommittee.

 

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Murray State University’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter recently received its 30th consecutive Superior status recognition. The chapter will receive a monetary award sponsored by KPMG and the KPMG Foundation. Beta Alpha Psi is the national honorary and professional fraternity for accounting students.

 

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Ten Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health students have received $61,000 in scholarships through the national American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation.

 

Murray State recipients include Clark Adams – Warren K. Brown Scholarship; Hope Archer – Scott Sewing Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Applications International Corporation); Austin Blakely – BCSP Scholarship; Braden Cook – Bechtel Corporation Impact Scholarship for Safety & Health; Lauren Cox – Keith Bain Scholarship (sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter); Matthew Earhart – Applications International Corporation Impact Scholarship; Jennifer Guetersloh – Harold F. Polston Scholarship (sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter); Alex Hopewell – Southern Company Scholarship; Alec Jackson – Parsons Corporation Scholarship for Safety & Health; and Sam Mobley – Applications International Corporation Impact Scholarship.

 

The ten students are all working toward a degree in the department of occupational safety and health through the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology. The students were recognized at the ASSE Safety 2017 Conference in Denver, June 19-22.

 

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Andrea Just, a May 2017 Murray State University graduate from the School of Nursing and Health Professions, is running across the country this summer for cancer awareness. Just successfully passed her certification exam in March and is now a certified athletic trainer. Updates on Just’s run are available at just4kforcancer.wordpress.com.

 

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Murray State University’s department of journalism and mass communications through the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business recently received a $1,000 Gravure Education Foundation award. Funds will provide support for educational instruction in Gravure technology.

 

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Kathy Callahan, chair of the department of history through Murray State University’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts, recently participated in a research abroad program in Edinburgh, Scotland along with three Honors students and history majors: Erin Wallace, Laura Guebert and Chloe Chaplin. The group conducted research for two weeks at the National Records of Scotland as Callahan guided the students, who researched three different topics. This research will be part of their Honors theses.

 

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Murray State University faculty member Dr. Aaron Irvin from the department of history within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts is participating in a Netflix project titled “Roman Empire: Reign of Blood.” Irvin was involved with the project last season about Commodus, the emperor fictionalized in “Gladiator.” Irvin will be flying to New York City in August to record his interviews. More information can be found at netflix.com/title/80096545.

 

Murray State University Honors student Laura Guebert, along with other students and faculty, recently participated in a research abroad program in Edinburgh, Scotland.