Murray State alumnus celebrates a milestone of music to the ear in Boston

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray native and Murray State University alumnus Professor Bradley Pennington is celebrating more than 25 years of exposing metropolitan Boston to the beauty and complexity of opera. The upcoming season will mark the silver anniversary of the opera company he founded, Boston Bel Canto Opera, in his adopted city in 1993. According […]

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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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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 student afforded experience to intern on national stage

MURRAY, Ky. — When an injury sidelined John Morris from his dream of playing four years of college football, he decided to look at the positives. Morris, of Nashville, Tennessee, chose to use his year as a chance to earn experience in his fields of television production and journalism. With his athletic schedule for the […]

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​Murray State University teacher preparation program receives national accreditation

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services has received seven years of initial accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The University was recently notified of this decision to grant accreditation with no areas for improvement. In an email to college and University constituents, College of […]

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Nationally recognized educator to present at annual Murray State summit

MURRAY, Ky. —Murray State University’s annual College and Career Readiness Summit, hosted by the College of Education and Human Services, is scheduled to take place June 13- 14 in Murray. Last year’s event generated a record-breaking number of attendees from 41 school districts throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois. This year’s summit is anticipated to produce […]

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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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Murray State University hosted Distinguished Alumni Award banquet April 21

Four outstanding Murray State University alumni were selected as the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award: W. Earl Brown, ’86, Dr. Jesse D. Jones, ’64, Dr. Vishwas Talwalkar, ’89 and Amy Bryan Watson, ’89. The recipients were honored at a banquet held in the Curris Center Murray Room on April 21.

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