Jamey Aebersold Jazz Festival to take place March 31 and April 1

MURRAY, Ky. — The 11th annual Murray State University-Jamey Aebersold Jazz Festival will take place on March 31 and April 1. Middle school, high school and university jazz groups from three states will be performing participant concerts beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 31 and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 in historic Lovett […]

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Students participate at Posters-at-the-Capitol

MURRAY, Ky. — On March 2, after months of preparation, 13 undergraduate students represented Murray State University at the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky. as participants in the 16th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol. The one-day conference gave qualifying undergraduate students from every publicly funded Kentucky university the opportunity to showcase faculty mentored research posters before legislators as […]

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WKMS interviews Presidential Lecture speakers

Special thanks to WKMS, as station manager Chad Lampe recently spoke with each special guest who will headline this year’s Presidential Lecture, to take place Thursday evening, March 9 at 8 p.m. at the CFSB Center. The event, titled “We have a dream. Are we living it?”, will focus on diversity and inclusion in higher […]

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Murray Shakespeare Festival to take place March 2-10

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will host the 17th annual Murray Shakespeare Festival March 2–10 with a variety of special events, programs and performances, including those led by the renowned American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Va. Romeo and Juliet will be performed three times by the cast along with one performance of Shakespeare’s comedy, […]

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Student accepts internship at Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State freshman Emily Cornwell broke the mold when she accepted an internship position at Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ office in Frankfort, Ky. Cornwell is a political science major from Mayfield, Ky. who started working ahead her junior and senior year of high school by enrolling in a college […]

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Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin speaks at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. – Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin spoke at Murray State University on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. inside the Curris Center ballroom. The free event featured Ervin, a U.S. Olympic gold medalist, former world record holder in the 50 meter freestyle and former world champion in the 50 and 100 meter freestyle.

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iwis Donates Electric Car to Murray State Institute of Engineering

MURRAY, Ky. – iwis motorsysteme recently donated an electric car to Murray State University’s Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s Institute of Engineering. The car is intended to be a showpiece to promote the iwis/Murray State partnership and help foster student research, experiential learning and other education and enrichment opportunities.  

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College of Education and Human Services receives $130,000 grant to promote career and technical education

MURRAY, Ky. — The College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University was recently awarded a $130,000 grant for a project entitled “Mathematics in the Context of Career and Technical Education.” These funds are provided by Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education and made possible by the U. S. Department of Education’s “Improving Teacher […]

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Award-winning nursing alumna credits School of Nursing and Health Professions for success

MURRAY, Ky. — Many Racers are able to begin their dream career after graduating from Murray State University. For nursing alumna Andrea Tanner, the blue and gold provided the solid educational base that launched her award-winning career. Tanner graduated from Murray State in 2002 after finding her home in the Murray State School of Nursing […]

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Town & Gown Program supports new EDC building

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Town & Gown Program has made a $25,000 financial commitment towards construction of a spec building that is designed to welcome future industry in the Murray-Calloway County area. The campaign for the new building is being led by the Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation, a member of the Town […]

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