Murray State University Information: Week of June 19-25

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information with recent news, notes and accomplishments at Murray State University. ** Recent Murray State University graduate Jaime Staengel was awarded a $5,000 fellowship through The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Staengel was named a Spring 2017 Outstanding Senior at May’s commencement ceremony and received a Bachelor of Science, […]

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Murray State University to hold Freedom Fest concert on July 4

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band, Town & Gown Chorale and Governor’s Scholars Program Chorus will host a concert on Tuesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. inside Lovett Auditorium on the Murray State campus. As part of this year’s Freedom Fest in Murray, the free concert is open to […]

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Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management signs National Institute for Hometown Security contract

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Program of Distinction in Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) is the recipient of a $105,092.64 contract from the National Institute of Hometown Security (NIHS) tasked by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The contract focuses on the wired communications subsector of the communications critical infrastructure sector and the reliance of […]

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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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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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