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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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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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 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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Murray State University announces spring 2017 dean’s list recipients

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced its dean’s list recipients for the spring 2017 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students. “We take great pride in our students’ academic achievements. This recognition is a testament to their hard work and dedication during the spring 2017 semester,” said Dr. […]

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​Grant provides opportunity for journalism students to learn from Lexington Herald-Leader staff

MURRAY, Ky. — Eleven Murray State University journalism and advertising students recently received training in digital media strategies through an opportunity afforded by a Bring Learning to Life grant from Murray State’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Leigh Wright, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications, heard about the Lexington Herald-Leader’s successes with digital advertising campaigns during […]

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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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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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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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