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 Wednesday, August 9, and activities throughout the duration of Great Beginnings include Racer Football 101, Glow in the Dark Zumba, the annual Parade of Racers and Blue & Gold Celebration. A complete Great Beginnings schedule, as well as traffic and move-in information, is available at murraystate.edu/greatbeginnings.

 

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Vlad Krotov, a Murray State University faculty member within the department of computer science and informations systems in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, has developed a package called ‘Dicecrawler,’ which serves as a web crawler for Dice, a leading IT employment website. An individual needs to write only one line of code to download thousands of job descriptions from Dice. The data can then be analyzed using various text-mining tools and analyzed manually as part of a more traditional content analysis technique. Krotov received the Murray State Outstanding Researcher Award in 2016 and Emerging Scholar award in 2017 and has presented his research work at various regional and international conferences.

 

Another departmental faculty member, Cemil Kuzey, recently co-authored a research paper investigating how accounting professionals receive whistleblowing reasons and whistleblowing preferences. The research was included in the recent international conference on applied statistics and econometrics. Kuzey has published two additional papers since arriving at the University. “Determinants of sustainability reporting and its impact on firm value: Evidence from the emerging market of Turkey” investigated the factors that impact global initiative-based sustainability reporting, the adoption of assurance statements in sustainability reports and the application levels of sustainability reports. Moreover, the paper examines whether sustainability reporting is value relevant or not. The third paper, titled “Impact of the Accounting Information System on Corporate Governance: Evidence from Turkish Non-Listed Companies,” investigated the association between the accounting information system and corporate governance.

 

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The Rev. Brian Cole was elected bishop in the Diocese of East Tennessee by delegates gathered for the electing session of the 33rd annual convention of the diocese at St. John’s Cathedral in Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

Cole is a native of southeast Missouri and graduated from Murray State University with a degree in business administration. He is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and did additional study at the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South.

 

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Murray State alumna Anjeanette Thomas was recently featured in an edition of Woman Engineer magazine. Thomas is an engineering project manager with Day & Zimmerman. The company is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

The annual Murray State University tradition Great Beginnings kicks off on August 9 as students are given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the Murray State campus and community, easing the transition to university life. View a complete Great Beginnings schedule at murraystate.edu/greatbeginnings.