Alumnus Dr. Martin Tracy embarks on genealogical quest in newly released book

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State alumnus Dr. Martin Tracy’s new book charts his family name back a millennium — a journey that runs through a cast of characters including William the Conqueror’s Norman lords, an assassin of Archbishop Thomas Becket and one of the California wing of the Republican Party’s earliest and most enthusiastic Abraham […]

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Estate gift from lifelong fan and alumnus to benefit Murray State Racer Athletics

MURRAY, Ky. — A generous estate gift in the amount of $530,000 from the late James R. “Jim Bob” Kevil will directly benefit Murray State Racer Athletics. Kevil, a Murray State alumnus and long-time supporter of the athletics program, passed away in August 2015 at age 76. “Jim Bob Kevil was an outstanding supporter of […]

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Murray State University Alumni Association announces new Board of Governors, Executive Board members

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Alumni Relations has announced new additions to the Alumni Association Board of Governors as well as the Executive Board of the governing body. The Board of Governors is comprised of 19 Murray State University alumni – four executive committee members and fifteen at-large members who each […]

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Annual educator training produces record number of participants

MURRAY, Ky. — On June 13 and 14, Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services held its fifth annual College and Career Readiness Summit. A record-breaking number of attendees hailed from at least 310 schools from 78 districts across 7 states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Florida. This two-day event […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of June 19-25

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

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Murray State alumnus wins prestigious Georgia Poetry Prize

MURRAY, Ky. — The University of Georgia Press has awarded Murray State University alumnus Christopher Collins the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize. Collins received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Murray State in 2013. He is currently pursuing a PhD in literary nonfiction from the University of Cincinnati. His poetry collection My […]

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Alumnus to present at Baseball Hall of Fame symposium

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State alumnus Curt Hart realizes a dream in June when he becomes a presenter at the 29th Cooperstown Symposium (May 31–June 2) at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Curt Hart has enjoyed a successful career first as a radio broadcaster, professional photographer, teacher and now staff member at […]

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Murray State alumni credit McNair Scholars Program and Murray State for success; nail family’s shoes to Shoe Tree

MURRAY, Ky. — Jordan and Sacha Sharp, 2011 and 2010 Murray State University graduates, recently visited campus for Sacha to speak at the McNair Scholarship Banquet as an alumna of the program. The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program aims to aid first- generation college students or those from underrepresented or disadvantaged segments of society. During […]

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​Spring 2017 Commencement to be celebrated at Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State University’s Spring 2017 Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 9 a.m. in the CFSB Center with 1,629 pending degrees being conferred to May and August 2017 candidates, inclusive of associate, baccalaureate, master/specialist and doctoral programs. A total of 28 different states and 16 countries will be […]

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W. Earl Brown performed in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at Murray State University

Murray State University alumnus W. Earl Brown portrayed Big Daddy in the campus production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” from April 27 to 29. Brown has had a great film and television career with roles in the AMC production of the comic book series “Preacher” and other television roles, including “Archer,” “True Detective,” “American Crime,” […]

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