The exterior of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus.

Murray State begins 2018–19 Road Scholars program

MURRAY, Ky. — Beginning this fall, Murray State University faculty and staff members will visit high schools throughout Kentucky during the Road Scholars program as a recruitment initiative to assist in enrolling interested students at the University. “Murray State University is fortunate to have such outstanding relationships with high schools throughout the state of Kentucky,” said Murray State […]

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The exterior of a portion of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus at Murray State.

Murray State launches dynamic academic programs website and search engine

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University launched a new and engaging website for prospective students in August 2018 to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. The new site, which can be accessed at, features a dynamic search engine that allows students to explore academic programs based on careers and areas of interest. The […]

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Three students walk across the quad in the fall.

Murray State introduces micro-scholarships for high school students

MURRAY, Ky. — High school students looking to learn more about scholarships and receive financial assistance have an added resource to prepare for admission to Murray State University: a new partnership with RaiseMe. RaiseMe gives high school students the ability to earn micro-scholarships for college starting as early as ninth grade. The incremental micro-scholarships can be earned for […]

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Dr. Michael Flinn (center), associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Murray State, receives the University’s Neil Weber Award for Excellence from Dr. Steve Cobb (left) and Dr. Neil Weber (right), former deans of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Murray State University Information: Week of July 30–Aug. 3

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of July 30–Aug. 3 ** Dr. Rachel Whittaker, assistant professor of chemistry at Murray State, has been selected to receive the 2018–19 Karl F. Hussung Professorship in Chemistry Award in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and […]

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An official photo of Shirley Trail Lanier.

Murray State alumna creates scholarship for returning adult students at Paducah campus

MURRAY, Ky. — Shirley Trail Lanier established an annual scholarship at Murray State University to benefit students pursuing a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree at the University’s regional campus in Paducah. The Shirley Trail Lanier Scholarship consists of $1,000 to be awarded annually to students pursuing integrated studies degrees on Murray State’s Paducah campus. Preference will be given […]

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An official photo of Dr. Bob Davies standing on Murray State's campus.

Murray State University President Bob Davies announces resignation

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies has announced his resignation, effective Sept. 1. The University’s Board of Regents is expected to move quickly to name an interim president to ensure a seamless transition as the University prepares for a national presidential search. Known for his student-centered philosophy, commitment to the community, unyielding advocacy for higher […]

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An archway on campus that says, "Murray State University."

Murray State creates center with adult-student focus

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is launching the new Center for Adult and Regional Education (CARE) to provide greater access and support for the unique needs of non-traditional learners. CARE allows a renewed focus on the returning adult student who wishes to advance their career and improve their skills. In order to accommodate adult students with busy […]

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The exterior of Waterfield Library at night.

Governor’s Scholars Program at Murray State hosts digital research poster showcase

MURRAY, Ky. — The Business, Accounting and Entrepreneurship class in the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) at Murray State University will showcase digital research posters in the Waterfield Library gallery Monday, July 23, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. in an event open to the public. The class is offered through the state Governor’s Scholars Program and is taught by […]

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The exterior of the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Murray State to begin offering online bachelor’s degree in agricultural science

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced a new opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural science through a convenient online format. The new delivery for this degree builds upon the existing agriculture science – agriscience technology degree program that has been offered by the University for many years to prepare students for […]

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Two members of the WKMS News team hold five awards.

WKMS News wins national awards

MURRAY, Ky. — WKMS News brought home five national Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) awards in June for outstanding news reporting. WKMS won two first place and three second place awards for, respectively, Breaking News, Podcast, Best Use of Sound, Soft Feature and Sports Feature. WKMS competes in Division C against other stations with newsrooms of one […]

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