Lovett (left) is pictured with Dr. Robert Lyons (right), assistant dean of the college.

Local superintendent Trent Lovett recognized as Murray State outstanding alumnus

MURRAY, Ky. — Trent Lovett, superintendent of Marshall County Schools, received the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Service Award from the Murray State University College of Education and Human Services during the college’s 33rd annual Homecoming Breakfast on Oct. 27. “Our college is grateful to claim exceptional alumni like Trent Lovett who go out of their way to serve their […]

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Dr. Sean Rife (left) and Dr. Azaher Molla (right) of Murray State University were named joint recipients of the inaugural Lana Porter Open Access Initiative Award in October during Open Access Week 2018. The award is made possible by the generous support of alumna Lana Porter (middle).

Murray State faculty members recognized for open access research

MURRAY, Ky. — Two faculty members from Murray State University were named joint recipients of the inaugural Lana Porter Open Access Initiative Award in October. Dr. Azaher Molla of the Department of Applied Health Sciences and Dr. Sean Rife of the Department of Psychology both received $1,000 stipends for their respective research endeavors. They were recognized during Open […]

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The shoe tree on Murray State's campus.

Murray State’s Shoe Tree expands roots in ‘Love Someone’ music video

MURRAY, Ky. — For more than 50 years, the Shoe Tree at Murray State University has been a symbol of love throughout the campus community. Now, with the help of past and present Racers, the beloved Shoe Tree has spread its roots to encourage people across the globe to “Love Someone.” Calloway County native and cinematographer Will Sampson […]

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An official headshot of Ron Beshear.

Murray State alumnus Ron Beshear to speak at Golden Anniversary Dinner and Banquet during Homecoming 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Alumni Association will celebrate the class of 1968 on Oct. 26 during the Golden Anniversary Dinner and Banquet with alumnus Ron Beshear serving as the evening’s highlighted speaker. Beshear, who currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from Murray State in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. He […]

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A student holds up a piece of artwork available for auction at A Taste of the Arts.

Murray State sets stage for 10th annual A Taste of the Arts

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will host the 10th annual A Taste of the Arts dinner and auction Thursday, Oct. 25, on the stage of historic Lovett Auditorium. The event, which is sponsored by FNB Bank, showcases and supports the talents of Murray State art, music and theatre students through an evening of fine dining, auctions and […]

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An official headshot of Mark Trout standing in front of a U.S. flag.

U.S. Secret Service agent and Murray State alumnus to visit campus Oct. 26

MURRAY, Ky. — United States Secret Service Special Agent Mark Trout will speak at the Murray State University Carr Health Building on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Trout, a native of southeast Missouri, is a 1997 graduate of Murray State’s criminal justice program. His lecture on Friday will highlight his experiences as a local police […]

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Two students wave as they walk in the Homecoming Parade.

Murray State to celebrate Homecoming 2018: Field of Dreams on Oct. 25–27

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is preparing to welcome alumni from all over the world back to campus Oct. 25–27 for Homecoming 2018. “Homecoming is a time when we are all back in the prime of our lives regardless of age or graduation year,” said Carrie McGinnis, director of alumni relations at Murray State. “Memories are not […]

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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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