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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The exterior of the new Engineering and Physics Building.

Murray State University hosts dedication ceremony for Engineering and Physics Building

MURRAY, Ky. — Special guests from the region and community gathered at Murray State University Oct. 27 for an open house and dedication ceremony commemorating the University’s new Engineering and Physics Building. The new structure is the final component of Murray State’s Gene Wells Ray Science Campus, which was first conceptualized 18 years ago, and joins biology […]

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Dr. and Mrs. William R. Wilson sit together for a photo.

Murray State proud to introduce the William R. Wilson, M.D. Pre-med Scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. and Mrs. William R. Wilson have established and endowed the William R. Wilson, M.D Pre-med Scholarship through a generous $50,000 gift to the Murray State University Foundation. Dr. Wilson hopes to assist students from Murray High School and Calloway County High School in their efforts to obtain a pre-med education to prepare […]

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Murray State alumna and legacy, Jessica Johnston, has been heating up the competition on the 35th season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning series, “Survivor.” Photo courtesy of CBS.

Murray State University alumna cast on ‘Survivor’

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna and legacy, Jessica Johnston, has been heating up the competition on the 35th season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning series, “Survivor.” A Missouri native but self-proclaimed “Kentuckian,” Johnston followed in her parents’ footsteps and attended Murray State University, graduating in 2009 with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. After graduation, Johnston moved […]

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The Dills stand together outside.

David and Ashley Dill to be honored as grand marshals at Murray State’s Homecoming 2017

MURRAY, Ky. — Once Upon a Homecoming has proven to be the perfect theme for Murray State University’s Homecoming 2017 as this year’s grand marshals’ story is nothing short of a fairytale. The Murray State Alumni Association is ecstatic to present David and Ashley Dill the honor of being named grand marshals in celebration of their […]

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