Alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis to speak on campus in advance of 2017 Solar Eclipse

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis will present a special lecture entitled “Creating Tomorrows by Dreaming Today” on August 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Wrather Auditorium. The lecture will be streamed live at murraystate.edu/streaming.   At just 18 years old, Darnell Ellis took her first steps on the path that […]

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Private support for Murray State University exceeds $7.2 million in FY17

MURRAY, Ky. — Private support for Murray State University during the 2017 fiscal year indicates strong support of the University with more than $7.2 million received in total gifts to the University. At the close of the fiscal year, a total of 14,507 gifts were made to benefit the University.   “Private support is vitally […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of August 7-13

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 […]

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Alumnus named Pi Kappa Alpha chapter advisor of the year

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Jerry Penner, CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital and advisor of the Murray State University chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, has been named Chapter Advisor of the Year. Penner received the award at the national convention in Memphis July 29. In addition, the MSU chapter, Epsilon Lambda, received the 100-percent Phi Phi Kappa […]

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Murray State University awards Presidential Fellowship scholarships

MURRAY, Ky. — A total of 18 incoming Murray State University students have been awarded the prestigious Presidential Fellowship scholarship. The scholarship awards full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the University. “We’re extremely excited to welcome these fine individuals to Murray State University,” said Murray State President Bob Davies. “Through […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of July 24-30

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information with recent news, notes and accomplishments at Murray State University.   Jamie Herring, chief of police for the Murray State University Police Department, was recently elected president of the Kentucky Association of University Law Enforcement Administrators. Jeff Gentry, assistant chief, was elected vice president. The department received their third […]

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Murray State’s Hopkinsville campus to host passenger vehicles for 2017 Solar Eclipse

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will host passenger vehicles on Monday, August 21 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Hopkinsville campus for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Hopkinsville, Ky. will provide the world’s longest solar eclipse viewing opportunity at 2 minutes and 41 seconds.   Participants can purchase a paved parking lot space in the lot off […]

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Hutson School of Agriculture student elected president of National Youth Leadership Organization

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University student Ella Fourqurean was elected president of the Junior Board of Team Purebred. Team Purebred is a national organization with over 3,000 members that hosts competitions, educational events and leadership events for youth interests in one of five breeds of swine.   For the past year, Fourqurean has served […]

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Good news continues for local business with Murray State University partnership

MURRAY, Ky. — Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC (WTT) was recently awarded the 8(a) STARS II (Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services) government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), with additional information available at gsa.gov/s2.   WTT was also recently named a finalist in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Award program. WTT will participate in a final interview next […]

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Are you “Racer Ready”? Murray State University to host Aug. 3 event for individuals interested in Fall 2017 enrollment

MURRAY, Ky. — Individuals interested in enrolling for the Fall 2017 semester at Murray State University are encouraged to attend an informal open house event on Thursday, Aug. 3 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Curris Center at the Murray campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to apply and, pending necessary admission requirements, […]

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