Melvin and Rita Henley stand together in front of a tree.

Murray State to honor Henleys as grand marshals during Homecoming 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Alumni Association is excited to present Dr. Melvin and Rita Henley as the grand marshals for Homecoming 2018: Field of Dreams. The couple will be honored as a pivotal part of the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 27, which begins at 9:30 a.m. “With big dreams and passion, Melvin Henley has never […]

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A portion of the "Hometown Teams" exhibit that highlights local athletes. Pictured is a mannequin wearing a Murray State letterman jacket and several banners and display cases.

Smithsonian exhibit ‘Hometown Teams’ to open Oct. 6 at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — A new interactive museum exhibit about the role sports play in American society will open Oct. 6 at Wrather West Kentucky Museum on Murray State University’s campus. The exhibit, titled “Hometown Teams,” is a collaborative effort between University Libraries, Kentucky Humanities and the Smithsonian Institute Travel Exhibition Service’s Museum on Main Street program. “The general motivation […]

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A large group of students stands outside the Curris Center with several holding large checks.

Emerging Scholars Institute at Murray State receives $10,000 for scholarships

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence awarded five $2,000 scholarships to participants of the Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr., Emerging Scholars Institute for the 2018–19 academic year. Alumnus Johnnie Green, who attended Murray State in 2002, donated the funding for the scholarships. Green also donated $10,000 in scholarship […]

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An official headshot of Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner in uniform.

Murray State alumnus named Kentucky City Employee of the Year

MURRAY, Ky. — Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner, ’15, was named Kentucky City Employee of the Year by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). The award recognizes outstanding Kentucky city employees and celebrates their achievements. Award criteria includes exceptional public service, leadership, professionalism, innovation, dedication and teamwork. Nominations are open to any non-elected full-time employees of KLC-member cities. […]

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An official photo of Dr. Marvin D. Mills.

Murray State remembers legacy of Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr.

MURRAY, Ky. — Every institution has its heroes — the individuals whose legacies are carved into the very foundation. At Murray State University and in the greater community, Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr., was just that: a hero with an enduring legacy. A portrait of Mills currently hangs in the Multicultural Center on campus that is named for […]

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Justice Steven David stands at the front of a classroom in the Curris Center, talking to the students.

Justice Steven David shares leadership, life lessons with Murray State ROTC cadets

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumnus and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David returned to campus Sept. 17 to speak with cadets in the University’s ROTC program about leadership and the legal profession. “You don’t have to be a superhero. Leaders are ordinary people who at times do extraordinary things, but you have to be willing to […]

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A professional headshot of Brad Aaron Modlin sitting on metal steps.

Murray State Reading Series to welcome alumnus Brad Aaron Modlin

MURRAY, Ky. — The Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State University will begin the 2018–19 Reading Series on Thursday, Sept. 27, with a reading from alumnus Brad Aaron Modlin. Modlin will read from his fiction and poetry Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery located in the Price Doyle Fine Arts […]

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The exterior of the Sid Easley Alumni Center at Murray State.

Murray State University Alumni Association announces new Young Alumni Council

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Alumni Association is proud to announce the launch of the new Young Alumni Council as a branch of the University’s larger alumni organization. The Young Alumni Council, which will officially kick off during Homecoming 2018, is open to any Murray State alumni who graduated within the last 10 years and are […]

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Dr. Bob Jackson stands in front of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus.

Interim President Bob Jackson: ‘Our best days are in front of us’

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Bob Jackson discusses his excitement at being named interim president of his alma mater Murray State University. “This is a special place,” Jackson said. “Our best days are in front of us.”

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Cases of coffee sit on a counter in a dining location on campus.

Murray State serves coffee owned and roasted by alumni

MURRAY, Ky. — Coffee and Murray State University are both significant parts of alumni Debbie and Jeff Hohman’s lives. This is the story of how Creative Coffees Roastery came to Murray State.

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