Murray State University recognized by Forbes, Washington Monthly

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University was recently recognized by both Forbes and Washington Monthly. For the fourth consecutive year, Washington Monthly’s 2017 College Rankings has highlighted Murray State as a best value for students seeking a college degree. Murray State was the top-ranked public university in Kentucky within the Southern Schools category of “Best […]

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Murray State University invites community to inaugural Easley Lecture

MURRAY, Ky. — The Easley Lecture will be held Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Ballroom.   The series is named in honor of Sid Easley, former Murray State University Board of Regents chair, the first Golden Horseshoe Award recipient, Murray State alumnus and long-time supporter of the Murray State department of history. […]

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Clear the track! Racer One returns this fall

Jockey Anna Thomas and Murray State’s favorite thoroughbred, Racer One, are ready to run during the Racers’ 2017 football season. Murray State has enjoyed having Racer One at its games since 1976. Thomas is only the second Murray native to be Racer One jockey. Brooklyn Hjerpe was the first in 2013. “I feel honored because […]

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Murray State’s first Canadian graduate, Roman Odwazny, credits the University for lifelong success

MURRAY, Ky. — Students who attend Murray State University come from almost 60 countries around the globe — but not many of those students can say they were the first from their home country to attend the University. One alumnus, however, holds the unique distinction of being Murray State’s first Canadian graduate and one of […]

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Private support for Murray State University exceeds $7.2 million in FY17

MURRAY, Ky. — Private support for Murray State University during the 2017 fiscal year indicates strong support of the University with more than $7.2 million received in total gifts to the University. At the close of the fiscal year, a total of 14,507 gifts were made to benefit the University.   “Private support is vitally […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of August 7-13

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information with recent news, notes and accomplishments at Murray State University.   The annual Murray State University tradition Great Beginnings kicks off this week as students are given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the Murray State campus and community, easing the transition to university life. The schedule begins on […]

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Alumnus named Pi Kappa Alpha chapter advisor of the year

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Jerry Penner, CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Hospital and advisor of the Murray State University chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, has been named Chapter Advisor of the Year. Penner received the award at the national convention in Memphis July 29. In addition, the MSU chapter, Epsilon Lambda, received the 100-percent Phi Phi Kappa […]

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Alumna Lisa Robin Sanford speaks of her journey at Murray State

Honors student Lisa Robin Sanford received her degree in clinical mental health counseling through Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services in 2017. The University provided her the opportunity to grow as a person and reach her professional goals.

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Alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis to speak on campus in advance of 2017 Solar Eclipse

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis will present a special lecture entitled “Creating Tomorrows by Dreaming Today” on August 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Wrather Auditorium. The lecture will be streamed live at murraystate.edu/streaming.   At just 18 years old, Darnell Ellis took her first steps on the path that […]

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Murray State alumnus celebrates a milestone of music to the ear in Boston

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray native and Murray State University alumnus Professor Bradley Pennington is celebrating more than 25 years of exposing metropolitan Boston to the beauty and complexity of opera. The upcoming season will mark the silver anniversary of the opera company he founded, Boston Bel Canto Opera, in his adopted city in 1993. According […]

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