Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing announces summer reading series

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing is pleased to announce its lineup of visiting writers as part of its July Residency Reading Series. All readings are free and open to the public. Acclaimed novelist, poet and historian Robert Morgan will read from his work on Friday, July […]

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Annual educator training produces record number of participants

MURRAY, Ky. — On June 13 and 14, Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services held its fifth annual College and Career Readiness Summit. A record-breaking number of attendees hailed from at least 310 schools from 78 districts across 7 states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Florida. This two-day event […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of June 19-25

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information with recent news, notes and accomplishments at Murray State University. ** Recent Murray State University graduate Jaime Staengel was awarded a $5,000 fellowship through The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Staengel was named a Spring 2017 Outstanding Senior at May’s commencement ceremony and received a Bachelor of Science, […]

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Alumnus to present at Baseball Hall of Fame symposium

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State alumnus Curt Hart realizes a dream in June when he becomes a presenter at the 29th Cooperstown Symposium (May 31–June 2) at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Curt Hart has enjoyed a successful career first as a radio broadcaster, professional photographer, teacher and now staff member […]

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Student Spotlight: Samantha Taylor

Name: Samantha Taylor Major: Organizational Communication Hometown: Murray, KY High School: Murray High School Activities/Organizations: Taylor is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, in which she was named the 2017 Standard Committee Freshman Representative and won the Outstanding Freshman Award. She is also a Summer Orientation Counselor, a National Society of Collegiate Scholar, a member […]

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Spring 2017 Commencement celebrated at Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State University’s Spring 2017 Commencement ceremony was celebrated on Saturday, May 13, in the CFSB Center on the Murray campus. During the commencement program, the University awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Mr. John A. Williams, Sr., recognized the achievements of the 2017 Outstanding Students and acknowledged the 2017 Distinguished Faculty. […]

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Special event unveils newly renovated areas of Murray State University Hopkinsville Regional Campus

The Murray State University Hopkinsville Regional Campus hosted a reception and open house on Monday, May 8. The ribbon cutting event, held in conjunction with the Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce, unveiled newly renovated classroom and study spaces. The new amenities total 4,800 square feet with four classrooms, one student lounge and one faculty work area. […]

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End of an era as Murray State prepares to retire Heidelberg press

Members of Printing Services at Murray State University discuss the end of an era as the University prepares to retire its offset presses and transition completely to digital printing.  

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Swing Into Spring concert and broadcast to feature Murray State University’s jazz big bands and jazz combos

MURRAY, Ky. — At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, historic Lovett Auditorium will be swinging with the sounds of three big bands and two small groups as well as a live radio broadcast on 91.3 WKMS, as it would have been made from a remote location in the 1930s or 1940s. Dr. Todd E. […]

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Wrather West Kentucky Museum hosts exhibit curated by recent department of geosciences graduates

MURRAY, Ky. — “The Bloodroot Mound Site: A Prehistoric Community in Western Kentucky” exhibit is on display at Murray State University’s Wrather West Kentucky Museum until the end of the spring 2017 semester in May. “The idea was to start collaborating and provide an experiential learning experience for students. We chose to focus on STEM-based […]

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