Dr. Walter Bumphus receives CoE alumni award

Murray State University’s college of education (CoE) selected Dr. Walter Bumphus as the recipient of the 2013 CoE Alumni Association Outstanding Service Award. Bumphus, a 1992 Murray State University Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient, received his award at the 27th Annual COE Alumni Association Homecoming Breakfast that was held on Oct. 19 during the Murray State […]

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Murray State libraries taking part in national pilot program

The Access Services department in Murray State University Libraries is participating in a national pilot program along with three other institutions — SUNY at Brockport, SUNY at Geneseo and Indiana University at Purdue — to implement the improvements of the Get It Now program. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) announced the growth of its Get It […]

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Murray State University hits high mark in enrollment again this year

  While many universities see declining enrollment, Murray State sets a new enrollment mark Murray State University has, for the second consecutive year, posted an all-time high enrollment. A one percent increase on last fall’s number moves the Murray State enrollment figure up to an estimated 10,943 students. Enrollment data is being provided to the Kentucky […]

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Murray State student owner of his own clothing brand

Kory Savage, a senior pre-veterinarian major from Clinton, Ky., is the founder of Savy Brands Clothing, which was recently accepted on Kickstarter to be a project to possibly receive full funding. Recently, Savage created a project to promote his business on Kickstarter, an online site that gives people like Savage an opportunity to have their […]

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MSU dedicates Jones College, Ray Science Campus

In two separate dedication ceremonies Friday, Murray State University kicked off Homecoming Weekend by honoring Dr. Jesse D. Jones and Dr. Gene W. Ray, the new namesakes of the college of science, engineering and technology and the science campus, respectively. Jones and his family was present at the formal dedication ceremony in the plaza area […]

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Murray State assistant professor receives $25,000 Research Enhancement Grant

The Kentucky EPSCoR program, supported by the National Science Foundation, has selected Dr. Lloyd P. Horne, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, as a recipient of a $25,000 Research Enhancement Grant (REG). Dr. Horne joined the faculty at Murray State University just over a year ago. His REG award, the first of several in […]

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Dr. Paul Walker, MSU faculty member, has book published

Dr. Paul Walker, associate professor of English at Murray State University, recently published a book with Hampton Press. “Writing in Context: Composition in First-Year Learning Communities” highlights the complexities, constraints and dilemmas that both guide and impede the benefits of first-year learning community experience, leading to recommendations for the development or improvement of writing instruction […]

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Department of chemistry members give presentation at national meeting

Representatives from the Murray State University department of chemistry traveled to the 246th National Meeting of the American Chemistry Society in September. They represented Murray State well with two students presenting posters and three professors giving oral and poster presentations. The “Chemistry in Motion” meeting and exposition hosted over 12,000 students and professional chemists from […]

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MSU alumni association selling Ordway Hall history

1,000 bricks to commemorate historic structure The Murray State University Alumni Association is selling 1,000 bricks that were saved during the June 2013 demolition of Ordway Hall. The Murray State Alumni Association is selling 1,000 bricks that were saved during the June 2013 demolition of Ordway Hall. The building was structurally unsound and in such […]

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Local citizens, MSU students, faculty and staff encouraged to help in food drive for hungry children

This month, Murray State University is joining with the First Presbyterian Church in Murray to supply backpacks of food for 250 children in Murray/Calloway County who qualify for the program each weekend. Many of these children qualify for subsidized meals during the week at school, but, through no fault of their own, on the weekends […]

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