Two students stand and talk to a student sitting on a bench in front of Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State receives top recognition on Safe Campus national list

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Police Department and Center for Adult and Regional Education were named first in the nation for campus safety initiatives with both University units receiving the 2018 Department of the Year award from Safe Campus. Safe Campus recognizes outstanding achievement by administrative departments. Both the Police Department and the Center for Adult […]

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Lovett (left) is pictured with Dr. Robert Lyons (right), assistant dean of the college.

Local superintendent Trent Lovett recognized as Murray State outstanding alumnus

MURRAY, Ky. — Trent Lovett, superintendent of Marshall County Schools, received the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Service Award from the Murray State University College of Education and Human Services during the college’s 33rd annual Homecoming Breakfast on Oct. 27. “Our college is grateful to claim exceptional alumni like Trent Lovett who go out of their way to serve their […]

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Six students pose on stage while rehearsing a scene.

Murray State to present ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Global Languages & Theatre Arts presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” with performances Nov. 15–18. The show will be presented in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre in the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. Shows run Nov. 15–17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The […]

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Pictured is “Barrette no. 2” by Murphy-Price.

Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series to welcome Althea Murphy-Price to Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — Printmaker Althea Murphy-Price has been named the Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series Artist at Murray State University for fall 2018. Murphy-Price will edition her work and present a public lecture Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. in room 631 of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. She will also edition a screenprint with the help of […]

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Members of the Speech and Debate Union stand behind a table filled with trophies.

Murray State University Information: Week of Oct. 29–Nov. 2

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Oct. 29–Nov. 2. ** Dr. Daniel Wann, psychology professor at Murray State, served as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Mawson Scholar Series Presentation at the University of Kansas in October. In his presentation, titled “The ABCs of Sport […]

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The Jazz Band sits together in a room holding their instruments.

Murray State jazz students to present Duke Ellington concert Nov. 6

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra will present a concert featuring the music of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899–1974) on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in historic Lovett Auditorium. Ellington composed more than 3,000 pieces of music in his life and kept his famous orchestra together for more than 50 years, […]

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An official headshot of Muhammad F. on the campus of Murray State.

Student experiences Racer friendliness through UGRAD-Pakistan program

MURRAY, Ky. — After landing from a 16-hour flight to discover his luggage was lost, Muhammad F. was ready to board a plane home to Pakistan — until he met his first Racer. “One of my classmates picked me up from the airport and let me borrow his clothes and shoes,” Muhammad said. “His friendliness instantly stood out […]

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Dr. Sean Rife (left) and Dr. Azaher Molla (right) of Murray State University were named joint recipients of the inaugural Lana Porter Open Access Initiative Award in October during Open Access Week 2018. The award is made possible by the generous support of alumna Lana Porter (middle).

Murray State faculty members recognized for open access research

MURRAY, Ky. — Two faculty members from Murray State University were named joint recipients of the inaugural Lana Porter Open Access Initiative Award in October. Dr. Azaher Molla of the Department of Applied Health Sciences and Dr. Sean Rife of the Department of Psychology both received $1,000 stipends for their respective research endeavors. They were recognized during Open […]

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An official headshot of Dr. Amanda Watson Joyce.

Dr. Amanda Watson Joyce’s workplace happiness research goes viral

MURRAY, Ky. — Good-natured comedians rejoice — and don’t quit your day jobs! Dr. Amanda Watson Joyce, assistant professor of psychology at Murray State University, has been garnering attention in the national media for her research on happiness that focuses on how humor impacts workplace satisfaction. Joyce shared that her first psychology mentor, Dr. Arnie Cann of the University […]

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The shoe tree on Murray State's campus.

Murray State’s Shoe Tree expands roots in ‘Love Someone’ music video

MURRAY, Ky. — For more than 50 years, the Shoe Tree at Murray State University has been a symbol of love throughout the campus community. Now, with the help of past and present Racers, the beloved Shoe Tree has spread its roots to encourage people across the globe to “Love Someone.” Calloway County native and cinematographer Will Sampson […]

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