Through numerous fundraising events as well as gifts received from family and friends of Preston Cope, a scholarship has been established at Murray State University in honor of the late Marshall County school shooting victim. Pictured from left-right, front row: Teresa Cope, Maddox Cope and Brian Cope. Pictured from left-right, back row: Director of Development, College of Education and Human Services and University Libraries, Melanie Brooks; President of the Murray State University Foundation, Dr. David Durr; Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson; Executive Director of Development, Tina Bernot; Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Dr. David Whaley.

Preston Cope Memorial Scholarship established at Murray State University

Family, friends of Marshall County High School shooting victim honor 15-year-old’s legacy MURRAY, Ky. — Through numerous fundraising events as well as gifts received from family and friends of Preston Cope, a scholarship has been established at Murray State University in honor of the late Marshall County school shooting victim. The scholarship will serve as […]

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Members of the Murray State University and greater community came together June 20 to memorialize the late Dr. Robert H. McGaughey, III (pictured), a professor emeritus and retired chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Murray State, greater community comes together in funeral service for Dr. Bob ‘Doc’ McGaughey

University leaders remember McGaughey as a mentor and friend MURRAY, Ky. — Members of the Murray State University and greater community came together June 20 to memorialize the late Dr. Robert H. McGaughey, III, a professor emeritus and retired chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. McGaughey, known as “Doc” by his countless […]

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Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson, pictured from left, are giving back to their alma mater by establishing a scholarship that will benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Steve’s native Jackson County, Illinois.

Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson establish scholarship

Steve & Elizabeth Pierson Endowed Scholarship created to benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Jackson County, Illinois, starting fall 2020 MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson are giving back to their alma mater by establishing a scholarship that will benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Steve’s native Jackson County, Illinois. The Steve & […]

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Associate English professor Dr. Jeff Osborne’s Purchase Area Writer’s Workshop featured guided readings and spirited discussion on classic literature from “Beowulf” to modern favorites, including “The Hunger Games.” Pictured are students in this year's workshop, one of three camps offered at this year's Creative Arts Workshops program.

Murray State University College of Humanities and Fine Arts hosts 2019 Creative Arts Workshops

High schoolers visit Murray State for writing, singing and art camps MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University College of Humanities and Fine Arts hosted its 2019 Creative Arts Workshops (CAW) program from June 9-15, bringing 75 young artists from six states on campus to participate in writing, singing and art camps taught by University […]

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About 1,500 educators representing 81 school districts across five states convened at Murray State University June 11-12 for a professional development conference. Educator and social media star Gerry Brooks, left, delivered a keynote at Lovett Auditorium June 12.

Murray State University sees record turnout for education summit

‘The Summit: A Teaching and Technology Conference’ draws 1,500 educators for keynote speeches and workshops MURRAY, Ky. — Nearly 1,500 educators representing 81 school districts across five states convened at Murray State University June 11-12 for a professional development conference that featured nationally-known keynote speakers spanning a variety of educational roles. Through a partnership between […]

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Murray State University is hitting the road in July with the Racers Roadshow, an eight-day tour of nine locations that will feature special guests including Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson, Director of Athletics Kevin Saal, mascot Dunker, faculty, staff and students.

Murray State University’s ‘Racers Roadshow’ kicks off July 8

Traveling tour will visit nine locations, to include prizes, scholarship drawings for admitted and prospective students, special guests and more MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is hitting the road in July with the Racers Roadshow, an eight-day tour of nine locations that will feature special guests including Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson, Director […]

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Registration for summer classes at Murray State University begins the week of April 8 for both current and prospective students. Summer classes offer several benefits, including smaller class sizes, a quieter campus, the convenience of online courses, and a reduced workload for future semesters as students continue their pathway towards graduation.

Murray State University summer class registration open

Summer courses offer current or prospective students a chance to reduce future workload; numerous online courses available MURRAY, Ky. — Registration for summer classes at Murray State University is open for both current and prospective students. Summer classes offer several benefits, including smaller class sizes, a quieter campus, the convenience of online courses, and a […]

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More than 100 rising high school seniors from across the region will arrive at Murray State University June 8 for the 19th Commonwealth Honors Academy.

Murray State welcomes high school students for 19th Commonwealth Honors Academy

MURRAY, Ky. — More than 100 rising high school seniors from across the region arrived at Murray State University June 8 for the 19th Commonwealth Honors Academy. The three-week academy features class meetings and a cookout. Participants take college-level courses in interdisciplinary humanities and electives, take part in service learning and attend multiple lectures, concerts, […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of June 3–7

MURRAY, Ky. —  Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of June 3–7. ** Murray State psychology professor Dr. Daniel Wann has been cited in a Wall Street Journal story on the psychology behind parents’ sportsmanship at their children’s games. The article, “What to Do About […]

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The Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus will host an open house event for its occupational therapy (OT) program on June 18 from 2–4 p.m.

Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus to host occupational therapy program open house June 18

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus will host an open house event for its occupational therapy (OT) program on June 18 from 2–4 p.m. Occupational therapy is one of the fastest-growing professions in the country; according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of occupational therapists is projected to […]

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