Students stand together with a check.

Murray State students award $3,000 grant to local nonprofit organization

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students in Dr. Peter Weber’s Grant-making and Philanthropic Foundations course in the College of Education and Human Services selected The Way of Wellness, an up-and-coming nonprofit organization in Murray, to receive a $3,000 grant during the fall 2017 semester. “This is truly an example of Murray State’s strong connections with our community,” […]

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Murray State welcomes authors Marlin Barton and Kayla Rae Whitaker

MURRAY, Ky. — The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Murray State University will host two authors during its January 2018 Residency Reading Series, including Marlin Barton and Kayla Rae Whitaker. Barton, recipient of the 2016 Truman Capote Prize for short fiction, will read from his work Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Waterfield Library […]

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Students in the Agribusiness Club — including, from left to right, Caleb Brannon, Matt Vohlken, Brandon Beaver and Kayla Burroughs — recently worked together for the 11th annual holiday toy drive in the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University.

Murray State University Information: Week of Dec. 11 – Dec. 15

MURRAY, KY. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Dec. 11–15. ** Students in the Agribusiness Club recently worked together for the 11th annual holiday toy drive created in memory of Dr. Ken Bowman, a former agribusiness professor at Murray State University who passed away in 2006. […]

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Kevonte Turnley, an occupational safety and health major from Evansville, Indiana, is one such student. Throughout his time at Murray State, Turnley has taken full advantage of the opportunities afforded to him at the University through his coursework in the department of occupational safety and health, his performances in the Racer Band’s drumline and so much more.

Student Spotlight: Kevonte Turnley

MURRAY, Ky. — Students at Murray State University are consistently going above and beyond, finding new ways to get involved and obtain their future goals. Kevonte Turnley, an occupational safety and health major from Evansville, Indiana, is one such student. Throughout his time at Murray State, Turnley has taken full advantage of the opportunities afforded to him at […]

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A student places a wish on the University's #RacerWishlist snowflake banner.

Murray State University community compiles holiday #RacerWishlist

MURRAY, Ky. — Throughout the holiday season, Murray State University invited students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community to participate in the #RacerWishlist holiday campaign. Over the last several weeks, people placed their wishes on a large poster displayed inside Waterfield Library and were encouraged to use #RacerWishlist in their social media posts. The University also created […]

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A set of gates at Murray State University.

Murray State University announces fall 2017 dean’s list recipients

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

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In 2017, the College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Belize International Teaching Experience, a three-week education abroad program that allows students to broaden their worldviews by spending a portion of their student-teaching requirement in Belizean schools.

Murray State’s education abroad program in Belize celebrates 10th anniversary

MURRAY, Ky. — In 2017, the College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Belize International Teaching Experience, a three-week education abroad program that allows students to broaden their world-views by spending a portion of their student-teaching requirement in Belizean schools. “It’s an opportunity to see a part of Central […]

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Tyler Mathews, a recent Murray State University graduate from Springfield, Illinois, has been invited to serve as a volunteer for the Community Economic Development sector of the Peace Corps in Moldova beginning in June 2018.

Murray State graduate selected to serve in Peace Corps, first of University’s Peace Corps Prep Program

MURRAY, Ky. — Tyler Mathews, a recent Murray State University graduate, has been invited to serve as a volunteer for the Community Economic Development sector of the Peace Corps in Moldova beginning in June 2018. Mathews, originally from Springfield, Illinois, graduated from the University in December 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in international business and political science. After […]

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A student holds a piece of art during the A Taste of the Arts celebration.

Murray State reflects on A Taste of the Arts celebration

MURRAY, Ky. — The ninth annual A Taste of the Arts dinner and auction, hosted by Murray State University and sponsored by FNB Bank, recently brought together guests for an evening of celebrating and giving back to the arts. “It’s amazing to think that FNB Bank and Murray State have partnered for nine years to make A Taste […]

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Darlene Raye Jackson celebrating her graduation from Murray State University.

Murray State holds special commencement service for student

MURRAY, Ky. — When Murray State University learned that one student — Darlene Raye Jackson — would be unable to attend the December 2017 Commencement Ceremony, University officials brought the celebration to her with assistance from Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

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