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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Racers past, present and future gather for Owensboro event

Racer Nation recently converged on the Owensboro riverfront for a special event held on June 16. The blue and gold was in full force as attendees were joined by President Bob Davies, Murray State staff and Dunker while enjoying live music from Murray’s very own MurrVegas All Stars.

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Graduate Allen Stone shares story of determination

Guillain Barre Syndrome didn’t stop Allen Stone from graduating with a college degree. Murray State University’s Office of Student Disability Services and his advisor Lisa Schmidt helped him accomplish a dream. Hear his story of determination as Allen recently received his degree.

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Alumnus Dr. Martin Tracy embarks on genealogical quest in newly released book

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State alumnus Dr. Martin Tracy’s new book charts his family name back a millennium — a journey that runs through a cast of characters including William the Conqueror’s Norman lords, an assassin of Archbishop Thomas Becket and one of the California wing of the Republican Party’s earliest and most enthusiastic Abraham […]

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Murray State University Alumni Association announces new Board of Governors, Executive Board members

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Alumni Relations has announced new additions to the Alumni Association Board of Governors as well as the Executive Board of the governing body.   The Board of Governors is comprised of 19 Murray State University alumni – four executive committee members and fifteen at-large members who […]

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Estate gift from lifelong fan and alumnus to benefit Murray State Racer Athletics

MURRAY, Ky. — A generous estate gift in the amount of $530,000 from the late James R. “Jim Bob” Kevil will directly benefit Murray State Racer Athletics. Kevil, a Murray State alumnus and long-time supporter of the athletics program, passed away in August 2015 at age 76. “Jim Bob Kevil was an outstanding supporter of […]

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