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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Alumnus to present at Baseball Hall of Fame symposium

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State alumnus Curt Hart realizes a dream in June when he becomes a presenter at the 29th Cooperstown Symposium (May 31–June 2) at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Curt Hart has enjoyed a successful career first as a radio broadcaster, professional photographer, teacher and now staff member at […]

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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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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 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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