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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The exterior of the Curris Center with a school bus in front of it.

High school students compete during Educators Rising Conference at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — Earlier this month, 84 students from eight regional high schools visited Murray State University to participate in the 2018 Educators Rising Conference, an annual event that focuses on why teaching is an important career path. The conference was hosted by the College of Education and Human Services’ Teacher Quality Institute and was supported through a […]

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George Bittel and Emma Cook stand side-by-side while holding their plaques.

Murray State University names December 2018 Outstanding Seniors

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has named George Bittel and Emma Cook as the Outstanding Seniors for fall 2018. Recipients of this award are high-achieving students who exemplify excellence in their academic and professional settings. George Bittel is the son of Tony Bittel and Suzanne Shown from Owensboro. He will graduate this December with a degree in […]

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A group of middle school students lean over a table while working on a project.

Murray State hosts College Day 2018 for local middle school students

MURRAY, Ky. — On Friday, Nov. 2, 68 eighth grade students from Calloway County Middle School visited Murray State University for the 36th annual College Day event. The annual event is a collaborative effort between Murray State students in courses taught by Mike Gowen and Dr. Kelly Rogers, who are both professors in the nonprofit leadership studies program […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of Nov. 19–23

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Nov. 19–23. ** Two programs in Murray State’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business earned national recognition in November, including the logistics and supply chain management undergraduate program and the Master of Business Administration graduate program. The undergraduate logistics […]

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An aerial view of campus in the fall.

Murray State offers new undergraduate program offerings in game development, design and unmanned aerial systems

MURRAY, Ky. — In an effort to continue meeting the needs of current and prospective students, Murray State University is expanding its undergraduate program offerings to include specializations in game development and design as well as unmanned aerial systems. “Our colleges and departments constantly seek ways to innovate and make available new academic opportunities for our students and […]

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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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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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