Dr. Robert Jackson Appointed Interim President of Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Board of Regents has named Dr. Robert Jackson interim president, effective August 16. A 1985 graduate of Murray State University, Jackson currently serves as the president of the MSU Foundation. “We are grateful that Bob has agreed to step in as the interim president. We are confident that […]

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An official photo of Shirley Trail Lanier.

Murray State alumna creates scholarship for returning adult students at Paducah campus

MURRAY, Ky. — Shirley Trail Lanier established an annual scholarship at Murray State University to benefit students pursuing a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree at the University’s regional campus in Paducah. The Shirley Trail Lanier Scholarship consists of $1,000 to be awarded annually to students pursuing integrated studies degrees on Murray State’s Paducah campus. Preference will be given […]

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A crowd of people sits on lawn chairs and blankets outside Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State Town & Gown Community Band concert to take place June 5

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will host a free concert June 5 at 7 p.m. outside Lovett Auditorium on the campus quad. The 90-member band is under the direction of Murray State’s Dr. Todd E. Hill and is comprised of various community members, including Murray State students and alumni. Attendees are encouraged to […]

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Murray State celebrates Spring 2018 Commencement

MURRAY, Ky. — On Saturday, May 12, Murray State University celebrated Spring 2018 Commencement during two services in the CFSB Center with one program in the morning for undergraduates and one program in the afternoon for graduate and doctoral students. Altogether, 1,509 pending degrees were conferred to students representing 28 states and 23 countries. Murray […]

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Joe Owen honored by Murray State with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently named Joe Owen, a respected lawyer, business owner and property developer, as one of the 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Murray State presents the Distinguished Alumni Award annually to alumni who have made meaningful contributions to their profession on a local, state and national level. Established in 1962, the award is […]

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Florence Jones honored by Murray State with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently named Florence Jones, president of Methodist North Hospital, as one of the 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Murray State presents the Distinguished Alumni Award annually to alumni who have made meaningful contributions to their professions on a local, state and national level. Established in 1962, the award is the highest honor […]

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Patricia Summerville, Esq., honored with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently named Patricia Summerville, Esq., retired attorney and hospital administrator, one of the 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Murray State presents the Distinguished Alumni Award annually to alumni who have made meaningful contributions to their professions on a local, state and national level. Established in 1962, the award is the […]

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Representatives from the Pi Kappa Alpha stand with University officials and the All Campus Give trophy.

All Campus Give campaign raises more than $8,000 for Murray State traditions

MURRAY, Ky. — The alumni and community support at Murray State University for the second annual All Campus Give campaign in April raised $8,224.11 to help launch the new Racer Traditions Fund. Established in 2018, the Racer Traditions Fund will provide support for the University’s most beloved campus traditions. From Racer One to Campus Lights, these are the […]

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An official headshot of Tim Miller.

Dr. Tim Miller honored with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently named Dr. Tim Miller, president emeritus and professor emeritus of the University, one of the 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Murray State presents the Distinguished Alumni Award annually to alumni who have made meaningful contributions to their profession on a local, state and national level. Established in 1962, the award is […]

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A view of the Murray Room in the CFSB Center for behind the podium.

Murray State to host annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture on May 1

MURRAY, Ky. — The 34th annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture Series at Murray State University will take place Tuesday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event hosted by the College of Education and Human Services. Those planning to attend are […]

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