Murray State University recognized by world’s largest human resources association

MURRAY, Ky. — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Murray State University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members within the University’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.   Of the 327 student chapters from across the […]

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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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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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Chris Wooldridge elected to Delta Leadership Network Advisory Council

MURRAY, Ky. — The Delta Leadership Network (DLN) recently held an orientation for new members of its 2017-18 advisory council, including Chris Wooldridge of Murray who joins Brad Davis with the Purchase Area Development District in representing Kentucky. Wooldridge is the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (SBDC) district director for the Murray State SBDC 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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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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Murray State University acknowledges outstanding faculty at the 2017 Faculty Recognition Banquet

MURRAY, Ky. — Members of the Murray State University community gathered at the Curris Center Ballroom Thursday evening, April 20, for the faculty recognition banquet. The banquet was led by Dr. Renae Duncan, acting provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. She began the ceremony by welcoming attendees and special guests Mr. Robert Norsworthy, the […]

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Students from the class of 2017 reflect on their time at Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University class of 2017 students graduated on May 13 but, before doing so, took the time to reflect on their special memories. Alissa Sommerfeldt, a public relations major and advertising minor from Owensboro, recalled making her decision to come to Murray State. “During the campus tour, I fell in love […]

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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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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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