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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The exterior of the Oakhurst home.

Murray State to celebrate holiday season and Oakhurst anniversary with pair of events

MURRAY, Ky. — The Town & Gown Partnership at Murray State University is hosting a holiday concert as well as “An Oakhurst Centennial Celebration” open house to put the Murray community in the holiday spirit and celebrate the centennial anniversary of Oakhurst. “Town & Gown strives to support events that bring the University and community together,” said Carol […]

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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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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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