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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Teaching Your Kids How to Keep the House Safe

Home safety is more than just protecting your home from outside factors. It’s protecting it from mishaps within the home as well. With the day-to-day hustle of family life, it can be easy to forget to take steps to make your home safer. Getting your kids involved is one way to feel secure around the […]

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Keeping Kids Safe in the Kitchen

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance.   When it comes to keeping your kids safe in the kitchen, there are more ways to do it than just fancy child locks or expensive safety consultants. By communicating with your kids and taking certain precautions, your family time in the kitchen can be more enjoyable, with less […]

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Making the Most of the Family Fireplace

During the colder months, a fireplace can be a beautiful and functional part of your home. It provides warmth to the whole house, and can serve as a great background for the whole family to relax, read a book, or simply enjoy a quiet night in. However, anything involving fire comes with some risk. Here […]

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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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Getting Your Teens Ready To Be On Their Own

Your teens have always had you there for them as a great support system while they prepare for the next chapter in their lives—being on their own. Whether they’re going to college or moving into their own place for the first time, these tips can help them get ready to make the most of their […]

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