MURRAY, Ky. — The next episode of Roundabout U takes viewers to this year’s BBQ on the River and to a performance by members of the Murray State University department of music at the Carson Four Rivers Center. This episode also explores why Murray State was selected as a Military Friendly School, “Where You Blue & Gold” and more.

The 20th annual BBQ on the River was recently held in historic downtown Paducah on the bank of the Ohio River. From this past Thursday through Saturday, over 35 barbeque teams from West Kentucky served up more than 80,000 lbs. of barbequed chicken, pulled pork, ribs and more to those who attended the festival.

At this year’s Celebrate Music event, members of the audience were treated to selections from different musical genres from Murray State’s department of music. The department of music always looks forward to opportunities like the performances at the Carson Center to advance the talents and musicianship of students and faculty in the surrounding area. Murray State’s Racer Band was also on hand to cap the night off.

Getting hands-on experience is crucial in the education process, and the MSU department of journalism and mass communications provides a great opportunity each year for high school students through its annual workshop.

College is a time for learning, and it is important for students to learn how to defend themselves. That’s why the Women’s Center brought in a team of experts to demonstrate what self-defense is really all about.

And, finally, Roundabout U takes time to find out where proud Racers represent their university pride. Families, friends and students posed in their university apparel this summer in the hopes of winning prizes in the Where Do You Blue & Gold competition.

This episode of Roundabout U airs at various times Oct. 12-18, and is broadcast on KET (Kentucky Educational Television), WSIL and through local cable systems. Specific airing dates and times can be found online at

Roundabout U, a weekly, award-winning video magazine produced by Digital Media at Murray State University, is now in its seventh season. Most recently, the show picked up an Award of Excellence from Kentucky’s CASE awards competition. Filmed in high definition, the show highlights events throughout Kentucky and the tri-state region.

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Celebrate Music
A section of saxophones performs during the 2014 Celebrate Music event at Paducah’s Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.
– MSU photo provided