A student presents a poster during the Kentucky Academy of Science's annual convention.

Murray State University Information: Week of Nov. 20 – Nov. 24

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Nov. 20–24. ** The Kentucky Academy of Science, which seeks to foster scientific discovery and understanding throughout the state, held its annual meeting at Murray State during the first weekend of November. More than 500 scientists and students attended the […]

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The Town & Gown Community Band and Choir perform in First Baptist Church of Murray during the annual holiday concert (2016).

Pair of holiday events to take place in December

MURRAY, Ky. — The Town & Gown Partnership at Murray State University is hosting two events in December to put the campus and Murray community in the holiday spirit, including a holiday concert and open house. “We encourage both the campus and greater community to join us in December as these wonderful events will provide an […]

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Miranda Bivins, a graduate student in the nonprofit leadership studies program at Murray State University, has received the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky: the title of Kentucky Colonel.

Murray State student recognized as Kentucky Colonel

MURRAY, Ky. — Miranda Bivins, a graduate student in the nonprofit leadership studies program at Murray State University, has received the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky: the title of Kentucky Colonel, presented by the governor to individuals who have made significant philanthropic contributions to the greater community, state or nation. This prestigious accomplishment largely comes […]

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The Alumni Association at Murray State University recently recognized Donna Herndon, ’64, with the Golden Horseshoe Award during the annual Golden Anniversary Reunion as a part of the University’s Homecoming 2017 festivities.

Donna Herndon named recipient of Golden Horseshoe Award

MURRAY, Ky. — The Alumni Association at Murray State University recently recognized Donna Herndon, ’64, with the Golden Horseshoe Award during the annual Golden Anniversary Reunion as a part of the University’s Homecoming 2017 festivities. “This remarkable Racer bleeds blue and gold,” said Carrie McGinnis, director of alumni relations at Murray State. “Her heart is full of a […]

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President Bob Davies addressed the crowd in Wrather Auditorium.

Murray State President Bob Davies delivers State of the University Address

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies delivered the annual State of the University Address to students, faculty, staff and community members Nov. 14 in the Wrather West Kentucky Museum. Titled “Pathway of Persistence: Our Continued Commitment to Student Excellence,” Davies’ address focused on four guiding pillars of Murray State’s Strategic Plan, including the University’s […]

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Jasmine Wilkerson (left) and Alex Hackbarth (middle) are pictured with Dr. Ben Littlepage (right), coordinator for Murray State’s postsecondary education administration program, at the SACSA Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Murray State University Information: Week of Nov. 6 – Nov. 10

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Nov. 6–10. ** On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the department of history at Murray State will host its eighth annual ROOTS Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. There is no admission charge but attendees are asked to bring canned […]

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Anna Quijano-Eckard, junior elementary education major from Madisonville, expresses appreciation for her scholarship gifts and shares her plans to pay it forward as a teacher.

College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University connects scholarship recipients with their benefactors

MURRAY, Ky. — On Oct. 19, Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services held its fifth annual Scholarship and Service Recognition Banquet. This event was held to recognize students who received academic scholarships through the college for the 2017–18 academic year and to honor the generous benefactors who made those awards possible. “This is […]

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Alumni and faculty from the nursing program at Murray State University stand outside the Ruth E. Cole Auditorium.

Nursing alumni and faculty at Murray State University share successes

MURRAY, Ky. — Alumni and faculty from the nursing program at Murray State University recently gathered for a reunion and annual meeting during Homecoming 2017, discussing recent accomplishments and scholarships in addition to awarding one faculty member with the Ruth E. Cole Endowed Professorship. “[This annual event] brings in people who have graduated, recently or years ago, […]

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An official photo of Anthony Clark Evans.

Former Murray State music student takes center stage in world of opera

MURRAY, Ky. — Anthony Clark Evans wasn’t nervous. As he stood on the stage of the Performing Arts Hall at Murray State University with all eyes on him, Evans took a deep breath — a single long exhale — and began to sing. On Oct. 18, Evans performed two musical selections for Murray State students in Dr. […]

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Four alumni and friends stand together for a photo.

Murray State alumna reflects on shared time with friends

MURRAY, Ky. — Last month, four Murray State University alumnae who formed a bond as freshmen in 1975 reunited for a campus visit, celebrating more than 40 years of love, memories and sisterhood. The Alumni Association at Murray State had a chance to catch up with them at the Easley Alumni Center during their visit. Mary Dorris […]

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