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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Professor Dennis Johnson receives prestigious invitation to the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles World Conference in summer 2017

MURRAY, Ky. — Dennis Johnson, Murray State University associate professor of music, has recently received the prestigious honor of being invited to present a conducting master- class session for the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) World Conference. WASBE is a nonprofit international association open to all individuals, institutions and industries interested in […]

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Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band concert to take place on June 6

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will host a free concert on June 6 at 7 p.m. outside Lovett Auditorium on the campus Quad. The 100- member band is under the direction of Murray State’s Todd E. Hill and comprised of various community members, including Murray State students. Musical […]

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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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Film and television personality, alumnus W. Earl Brown to star in Murray State University performance

MURRAY, Ky. — W. Earl Brown, actor in many film, theatre and television roles, will star in the role of Big Daddy in Murray State University’s upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Brown, who graduated from Murray State University’s theatre program in 1986, continues a long career in Hollywood and […]

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Murray Shakespeare Festival to take place March 2-10

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will host the 17th annual Murray Shakespeare Festival March 2–10 with a variety of special events, programs and performances, including those led by the renowned American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Va. Romeo and Juliet will be performed three times by the cast along with one performance of Shakespeare’s comedy, […]

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Murray State University Theatre Department presents “All in The Timing” Feb. 22-25

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s department of theatre will present David Ives’ “All in the Timing” in the Actors Studio Theatre Feb. 22–25 at 7:30 p.m. The play is a series of short, funny plays filled with wit, intellect, satire and fun. According to Matthew Crider, assistant professor of theatre and director of the […]

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Murray State hosts 80th annual Campus Lights

The 80th annual Campus Lights, held Jan. 20-22 at the historic Lovett Auditorium on the Murray State campus, featured a performance of ““Sister Act.” Campus Lights is Murray State’s oldest tradition and the longest-running musical that is entirely produced and performed by students in the south. Proceeds from the musical directly benefit music scholarships at […]

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Book author and founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh provided stories and insight to the Murray State University community

MURRAY, Ky. — Room 208 in Murray State University’s Faculty Hall was overflowing on Nov. 21 for a presentation by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor-in-chief of the popular blog and author of the book “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age.” Al-Khatahtbeh read excerpts from her new book, which describes her experience as a Muslim […]

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Lucy Love named director of development for College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Honors College

Murray State University has named Lucy Love the new director of development for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts as well as the Honors College. Love will begin on Dec. 1 and, in her new role, coordinate and facilitate the University’s fundraising efforts in scholarship endowment development and other key initiative areas for the […]

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