MURRAY, Ky. — See below for the latest news from Murray State University, including student, faculty, staff and alumni accomplishments, announcements, upcoming events and much more for the week of July 6-10.
In this Racer Report:
- Center for Adult and Regional Education’s Community Outreach office launches summer youth program
- Alumna’s graphic design work featured on Target notebooks
- Professor’s research published in four journals
The Murray State University Center for Adult and Regional Education’s Community Outreach office is launching its first ever virtual summer youth program. Offered in partnership with Paducah business Big Balloon Nation, the Inflation Animation Engineers program encourages participants to create works of art using balloons, and is designed to be completed entirely at home.
Families can register online, receive a supply kit in the mail and access exclusive instructional videos. Participants can complete each balloon art activity at their own pace and celebrate with the University during an Inflation Animation Celebration live video event.
Learn more and register by July 17 at murraystate.edu/academics/care/Noncredit/summercamps/animation.aspx.
Murray State University alumna and artist Jalynn Heerdt, ’19, will see her work featured on notebooks sold at Target this summer.
Heerdt, a graduate of the University’s graphic design program, originally created the design featuring a giraffe with thick, pink glasses chewing gum and blowing a bubble in 2018. In an interview with The Vienna Times & Goreville Gazette, Heerdt said she was approached by Top Flight, Inc. to purchase her design for use on school supplies sold by Target.
Heerdt currently works at The Clever Factory in Nashville; learn more about her work at jalynncreates.com.
Four works of Murray State University assistant professor of marketing Ismail Karabas have appeared in four separate professional publications.
Karabas’s work, produced in collaboration with colleagues across several states, examines four topics:
- “What am I tipping you for? Customer response to tipping requests at limited-service restaurants” (International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management) examines the effect of a point-of-sale tip request at limited-service restaurants on return intentions via customer irritation, while analyzing the moderating effects of check amount and perceived deservingness
- “Nintendo’s next move” (CASE Journal) centers on the business strategy of video game company Nintendo, which has consistently focused on traditional console and video game development as its competitors invest in new offerings
- “The impact of review valence and awareness of deceptive practices on consumers’ responses to online product ratings and reviews” (Journal of Marketing Communications) explores the impact of deceptive online product reviews
- “The role of blocked gratitude in non-voluntary tipping” (Journal of Services Marketing) explores the negative effect of non-voluntary tipping enforced at restaurants