Peggy Whaley (center), Cindy Clemson (right) and Jeff Henry (left) stand in front of a red and gold curtain.

Murray State University earns national recognition for retention efforts

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently received national recognition for its retention efforts from the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at the 14th annual National Symposium on Student Retention held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The University won the national organization’s 2018 Best Practices Award for the paper “Student Engagement and Success: Action and […]

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The exterior of Pogue Library.

Murray State University announces fall 2018 Dean’s List recipients

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced its Dean’s List recipients for the fall 2018 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 […]

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Students from the NLS 305: Giving, Philanthropy and Grants course stand with Mark McLemore, executive director of the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center, who holds a large check for $3,000.

Murray State students award $3,000 grant to Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center

MURRAY, Ky. — Nonprofit leadership studies students at Murray State University awarded a $3,000 grant to the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center in December as part of a student philanthropy course. The Giving, Philanthropy & Grants course, which is taught by Dr. Peter Weber, aims to provide students with hands-on experience with grant-making and philanthropy by working […]

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The group of FFA All-Region Stars stand together in front of a Murray State backdrop.

Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture recognizes area FFA students for outstanding accomplishments

MURRAY, Ky. — The Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State recently honored high school students from the Purchase, Pennyrile and Green River regions as Murray State FFA All-Region Stars based on the students’ demonstrated leadership in Future Farmers of America (FFA). A banquet recognizing the students was held Monday, Nov. 19, on Murray State’s campus. Several […]

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Two female middle school students work on a project with building blocks in a classroom at Murray Middle School.

Murray State professor brings STEM Club to local middle school girls

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Stephanie Hendrith of Murray State University established an after school club in fall 2018 for local fourth and fifth grade girls to introduce them to all the possibilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The club was founded and organized by Hendrith, assistant professor of early childhood and elementary […]

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Sheila Wilson Phillips (left) is pictured with Dr. Tony Brannon (right), dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Murray State recognizes agriculture alumni during Homecoming 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture announced the winners of several alumni awards during Homecoming 2018 in October, including Dr. Sheila Wilson Phillips as the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award as well as Stan Brunston and Kyle Yancey as joint recipients of the Outstanding Agriculture Alumnus Award. “Hutson School of Agriculture graduates […]

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An official headshot of Victoria Smith.

#RacerGraduation: Nursing student reflects on time at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — Victoria Smith of Frankfort is graduating from Murray State University this Saturday with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Over the course of Smith’s time at the University, she has been active in the Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society and with the Gamma Beta Phi national honor society. She has served as […]

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Jan and Dick Weaver stand next to each other in front of a red curtain.

Murray State reflects on legacies of Drs. Dick and Jan Weaver

MURRAY, Ky. — Family and friends said final goodbyes to Dr. Richard (Dick) Weaver on Feb. 7, 2018. However, the legacy of love and support for Murray State University that Drs. Dick and Jan Weaver personified will continue on with a planned gift through their estate. “Dick and Jan Weaver were generous donors to Murray State University and our entire […]

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Attendees during A Taste of the Arts 2018 bid on items during the auction.

Murray State celebrates the arts during A Taste of the Arts 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently celebrated the 10th annual A Taste of the Arts dinner and auction, bringing together friends and alumni for an evening of giving back to art, music and theatre students. During the event, which was sponsored by FNB Bank, guests enjoyed fine dining and entertainment on the stage of historic Lovett Auditorium. […]

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Two women discuss and look at a poster.

Murray State chemistry students and faculty members share research at national conference

MURRAY, Ky. — Several chemistry faculty members and students from Murray State presented research at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), which took place Aug. 19–23 in Boston, Massachusetts. ACS is the world’s largest scientific society with members at institutions across the globe, including an active chapter at Murray State. During the conference, Murray […]

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