A student presents a poster during the Kentucky Academy of Science's annual convention.

Murray State University Information: Week of Nov. 20 – Nov. 24

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Nov. 20–24. ** The Kentucky Academy of Science, which seeks to foster scientific discovery and understanding throughout the state, held its annual meeting at Murray State during the first weekend of November. More than 500 scientists and students attended the […]

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Three students walk on Murray State's campus on a fall afternoon.

Murray State enrollment continues to reflect academic achievement among students

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s fall 2017 preliminary enrollment data indicates several continued positive trends, including another academically strong freshman class with a higher average ACT score and number of valedictorians from last fall’s class, along with a higher overall institutional retention rate. This year’s first-time freshman class of 1,443 students holds an average ACT score of […]

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Several boxes of canned food collected from the Pay it Forward program offered through Murray State's Parking Services.

Parking Services offers Pay it Forward program

MURRAY, Ky. — Beginning in fall 2017, Parking Services at Murray State University introduced the Pay it Forward program as an alternative solution for paying off select parking citations. For more information about Parking Services, the Pay it Forward program or the Racers Helping Racers Food Pantry, please visit murraystate.edu/parking.  

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The Town & Gown Community Band and Choir perform in First Baptist Church of Murray during the annual holiday concert (2016).

Pair of holiday events to take place in December

MURRAY, Ky. — The Town & Gown Partnership at Murray State University is hosting two events in December to put the campus and Murray community in the holiday spirit, including a holiday concert and open house. “We encourage both the campus and greater community to join us in December as these wonderful events will provide an […]

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Miranda Bivins, a graduate student in the nonprofit leadership studies program at Murray State University, has received the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky: the title of Kentucky Colonel.

Murray State student recognized as Kentucky Colonel

MURRAY, Ky. — Miranda Bivins, a graduate student in the nonprofit leadership studies program at Murray State University, has received the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky: the title of Kentucky Colonel, presented by the governor to individuals who have made significant philanthropic contributions to the greater community, state or nation. This prestigious accomplishment largely comes […]

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

Murray State affords incoming freshmen opportunities with new Deans Scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is adopting a new scholarship worth $1,500 per academic year for freshmen beginning in fall 2018. The Deans Scholarship is a new annual award for first-time freshmen who qualify. Recipients of the new scholarship will receive $750 for the fall and spring semesters, respectively, for four years or until their bachelor’s […]

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Dr. Park holds an award for the completion of the Academic Leadership Development Institute.

Professor pursues leadership studies in Academic Leadership Development Institute

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Mi-Hwa Park, an associate professor at Murray State University in the department of early childhood and elementary education through the College of Education and Human Services, recently completed the Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) as a member of the program’s inaugural cohort. ALDI was created by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education with […]

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Michael Ramage, director of the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University, introduces the Technology Council of West Kentucky at IT Matters.

Murray State programs join regional technology initiative

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Center for Telecommunications Systems Management and Small Business Development Center are joining the Technology Council of West Kentucky to help grow and develop the technology industry in western Kentucky. The Technology Council of West Kentucky is a nonprofit organization that seeks to create support for the region by building a unified […]

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President Bob Davies addressed the crowd in Wrather Auditorium.

Murray State President Bob Davies delivers State of the University Address

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies delivered the annual State of the University Address to students, faculty, staff and community members Nov. 14 in the Wrather West Kentucky Museum. Titled “Pathway of Persistence: Our Continued Commitment to Student Excellence,” Davies’ address focused on four guiding pillars of Murray State’s Strategic Plan, including the University’s […]

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The department of art and design at Murray State University presents “So Much Between,” a new exhibit featuring the work of Danielle Mužina and Ariel Lavery on display in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery from Nov. 17 through Dec. 6.

Murray State presents ‘So Much Between,’ an art exhibit

MURRAY, Ky. — The department of art and design at Murray State University presents “So Much Between,” a new exhibit featuring the work of Danielle Mužina and Ariel Lavery, on display in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery from Nov. 17 through Dec. 6. “So Much Between” is a dialogue between two artists whose works use the language of […]

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