Racers past, present and future gather for Owensboro event

Racer Nation recently converged on the Owensboro riverfront for a special event held on June 16. The blue and gold was in full force as attendees were joined by President Bob Davies, Murray State staff and Dunker while enjoying live music from Murray’s very own MurrVegas All Stars.

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Presidential Update: Richmond Hall

Friends and Colleagues, As many of know, one of our residential halls, New Richmond, suffered from a tremendous explosion at 4:53 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28. I want to thank all of our first responders, the multiple police departments, firefighters, EMTs and others who went and helped as best and as quickly as possible. In […]

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Graduate Allen Stone shares story of determination

Guillain Barre Syndrome didn’t stop Allen Stone from graduating with a college degree. Murray State University’s Office of Student Disability Services and his advisor Lisa Schmidt helped him accomplish a dream. Hear his story of determination as Allen recently received his degree.

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Professor retires after 41 years of serving students

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Bill Payne, professor with the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State, was recently recognized after announcing his retirement following 41 years of loyal service to the University. With nearly fifty years of experience in teaching at the collegiate level, Payne most currently served as a professor of agribusiness economics. His focus […]

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Alumnus Dr. Martin Tracy embarks on genealogical quest in newly released book

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State alumnus Dr. Martin Tracy’s new book charts his family name back a millennium — a journey that runs through a cast of characters including William the Conqueror’s Norman lords, an assassin of Archbishop Thomas Becket and one of the California wing of the Republican Party’s earliest and most enthusiastic Abraham […]

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Estate gift from lifelong fan and alumnus to benefit Murray State Racer Athletics

MURRAY, Ky. — A generous estate gift in the amount of $530,000 from the late James R. “Jim Bob” Kevil will directly benefit Murray State Racer Athletics. Kevil, a Murray State alumnus and long-time supporter of the athletics program, passed away in August 2015 at age 76. “Jim Bob Kevil was an outstanding supporter of […]

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Murray State University Alumni Association announces new Board of Governors, Executive Board members

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Alumni Relations has announced new additions to the Alumni Association Board of Governors as well as the Executive Board of the governing body. The Board of Governors is comprised of 19 Murray State University alumni – four executive committee members and fifteen at-large members who each […]

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Professor chosen as president-elect for Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Kelly Kleinhans, associate professor with the Murray State University College of Education and Human Services, was recently named president-elect for the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSHA). Her term as president-elect will begin August 1 and span through July 31, 2018, at which point she will assume the responsibilities of president through July […]

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Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing announces summer reading series

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing is pleased to announce its lineup of visiting writers as part of its July Residency Reading Series. All readings are free and open to the public. Acclaimed novelist, poet and historian Robert Morgan will read from his work on Friday, July […]

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Annual educator training produces record number of participants

MURRAY, Ky. — On June 13 and 14, Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services held its fifth annual College and Career Readiness Summit. A record-breaking number of attendees hailed from at least 310 schools from 78 districts across 7 states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Florida. This two-day event […]

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