An official photo of Dr. Bob Davies standing on Murray State's campus.

Murray State University President Bob Davies announces resignation

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies has announced his resignation, effective Sept. 1. The University’s Board of Regents is expected to move quickly to name an interim president to ensure a seamless transition as the University prepares for a national presidential search. Known for his student-centered philosophy, commitment to the community, unyielding advocacy for higher […]

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Dr. Michael Flinn (center), associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Murray State, receives the University’s Neil Weber Award for Excellence from Dr. Steve Cobb (left) and Dr. Neil Weber (right), former deans of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Murray State University Information: Week of July 30–Aug. 3

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of July 30–Aug. 3 ** Dr. Rachel Whittaker, assistant professor of chemistry at Murray State, has been selected to receive the 2018–19 Karl F. Hussung Professorship in Chemistry Award in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and […]

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An official photo of Shirley Trail Lanier.

Murray State alumna creates scholarship for returning adult students at Paducah campus

MURRAY, Ky. — Shirley Trail Lanier established an annual scholarship at Murray State University to benefit students pursuing a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree at the University’s regional campus in Paducah. The Shirley Trail Lanier Scholarship consists of $1,000 to be awarded annually to students pursuing integrated studies degrees on Murray State’s Paducah campus. Preference will be given […]

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Murray State to host Racer One Stop, provide admissions resources for individuals interested in registering for fall 2018 semester

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will host 11 Racer One Stop dates for current students throughout the month of August in addition to providing  on-site admissions staff and resources for prospective students who are interested in attending the University for the fall 2018 semester. Racer One Stop, which began in 2017, provides one convenient location inside the […]

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#RacerInternships: Computer science and information systems students earn valuable professional experience

MURRAY, Ky. — Students in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University are staying busy this summer with local and regional internship opportunities. Rhea Gibson, Ebony Clark and Andrew Callor are three students in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems who are applying their technical skills to a variety of industries, working […]

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An official portrait of Bill and Louise Hatley.

Major estate gift from Bill and Louise Hatley benefits Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Foundation will receive one of its largest single scholarship endowment gifts for the benefit of Murray State University students from the Bill and Louise Hatley Estate of Providence. This estate gift of nearly $3 million will establish an endowment for student scholarships in engineering technology and technical education programs. “For many […]

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Aaron Voshage works with a training tool in the classroom.

Murray State students participate in Rural Community Health Scholars program

MURRAY, Ky. — Five Murray State University students participated in the Rural Community Health Scholars program this summer, spending four weeks traveling throughout Kentucky and studying community health and population-based health issues within rural communities. The Rural Community Health Scholars program has been offered for Murray State students since 2007 and is sponsored by the Purchase Area Health […]

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An archway on campus that says, "Murray State University."

Murray State creates center with adult-student focus

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is launching the new Center for Adult and Regional Education (CARE) to provide greater access and support for the unique needs of non-traditional learners. CARE allows a renewed focus on the returning adult student who wishes to advance their career and improve their skills. In order to accommodate adult students with busy […]

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The exterior of Waterfield Library at night.

Governor’s Scholars Program at Murray State hosts digital research poster showcase

MURRAY, Ky. — The Business, Accounting and Entrepreneurship class in the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) at Murray State University will showcase digital research posters in the Waterfield Library gallery Monday, July 23, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. in an event open to the public. The class is offered through the state Governor’s Scholars Program and is taught by […]

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#RacerInternships: Nonprofit leadership studies students pursue community-based internships

MURRAY, Ky. — Students in the nonprofit leadership studies program at Murray State University are spending their summers giving back to their communities and advancing their understanding of the nonprofit sector through various internship opportunities. The nonprofit leadership studies program in the College of Education and Human Services prepares students for nonprofit work through tracks in nonprofit management […]

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