Murray State University Alumna Creates Adult Coloring Book

Marla Moore, a 2011 Murray State University bachelor of fine arts and honors diploma graduate, has self-published an adult coloring book. Entitled “Leaves & Letters: An Adult Coloring Book for Lovers of Flora & Type,” the book features Moore’s original drawings. Moore put out the book via CreateSpace, a self-publishing service offered by Amazon. The book is currently […]

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Executive Vice President of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Selected as Distinguished Alumnus

Murray State University Graduate and alumnus, David S. Beck, Executive Vice President of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, has been selected as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 1962 and is meant to acknowledge the service of outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to their professions […]

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Janice Padgett Harper-Smith Selected as Distinguished Alumna

Janice Padgett Harper-Smith, Murray State University alumna of 1963 and 1968, was recently recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. The Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 1962 and acknowledges the service of outstanding alumni who have held responsible positions and made significant contributions to their professions on a national, state and local level. The […]

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Bill Cunningham Selected as Distinguished Alumnus

Bill Cunningham, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, was recently selected as a Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. Established in 1962, the award acknowledges the service of outstanding alumni who have held responsible positions and made significant contributions to their professions on a national, state and local level. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor granted and […]

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Dennis Jackson Selected as Distinguished Alumnus

Murray State University’s first African-American student athlete and 1966 alumnus, Dennis Jackson, has been named a Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. This year, the award coincides with the 60th anniversary of desegregation at Murray State. Established in 1962, the Distinguished Alumni Award acknowledges the service of outstanding alumni who have held responsible positions and made significant […]

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Betty Lowry Fund for Excellence in Women’s Golf grows

Recognized Murray State philanthropist continues to assist women in golf Murray State University has received a $25,000 addition to an already existing women’s golf fund in the name of Betty Lowry, which is used to support the Murray State Women’s Golf program operation to include, but not limited to, equipment, supplies, travel, recruiting and scholarships. Lowry, originally […]

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MSU alum appears on new NBC series

When Murray State University graduate Matthew Collins moved to Chicago, he had one goal, to stay consistently employed – no small task as an aspiring actor. So far, the capstone of his career is an appearance on NBC’s new hit drama, “Chicago Med” in February 2016. A native of Marion, Kentucky, Collins graduated from MSU […]

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Murray State students are putting a ring on it!

First official Murray State University college ring to be unveiled this month MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will be unveiling its first ever official college ring during the Racer basketball game against Eastern Illinois University on January 21, where student teams will have a chance to compete for free rings during the first time-out […]

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Alumni association sponsoring event featuring live music in Paducah

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Alumni Association is sponsoring the Fridays@5 event at the Carson Center in Paducah on July 17. The event, held on the Williams Family Terrace, begins at 5 p.m. and continues until sunset. Dr. Todd Hill, associate professor in the department of music at Murray State, will perform favorites […]

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Murray State Jazz Orchestra Releases Crowdfunded Album

Originally appeared on WKMS Murray State University’s first crowd-sourced fundraiser ended with the successful printing of the MSU Jazz Orchestra album “Why We Can Have Nice Things,” now available at the University Bookstore, featuring 13 classic tunes, including “Hope Swings Eternal,” “Walkin’ and Swingin'” and “Why Don’t You Do Right.” Director Dr. Todd Hill stops […]

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