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   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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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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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 University faculty receive inaugural grant awards

MURRAY, Ky. — Two Murray State University faculty members were recently selected as the first recipients of the Faculty Innovation Initiative grant, which provides initial project support to faculty across campus seeking to incorporate innovative approaches to student community engagement into their courses. Dr. Cindy Clemson of the College of Education and Human Services and […]

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Nonprofit leadership studies course awards $3,000 grant to local nonprofit agency

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Peter Weber’s NLS 305: Grantmaking and Philanthropic Foundations course recently awarded $3,000 to the Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center (PASAC), located in Paducah. Grant funding is made possible through the Student Engagement Initiative, a core pillar of the Giving Back Endowment, which was established by Dr. Bob Long, […]

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Dedication ceremony held for Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center

MURRAY, Ky. — Special guests attended the dedication ceremony of the new Breathitt Veterinary Center on May 11 in Hopkinsville. The event included a speaker’s program along with a reception, ribbon cutting and guided tour of the new facility, which totals 77,000 square feet, significantly larger than the 44,000-square-foot original building. The Breathitt Veterinary Center, […]

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​Murray State University College of Education and Human Services honors scholarship recipients and their benefactors

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services held its fourth annual Scholarship and Service Recognition Banquet April 26. This event serves to both recognize students who have received academic scholarships within the college and to honor the generous benefactors of those awards. The 2016-17 recipients of the Dr. Chuck and […]

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Congressman James Comer and Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture partner for agriculture fellowship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture is introducing the Murray State University Congressman James Comer Congressional Agriculture Fellowship program. The fellowship will be a continual, revolving fellowship program during the fall, spring and/or summer semesters. The fellowship will be awarded to one or two Murray State agricultural students. Recipients will serve […]

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