Prep workshop set for Oct. 18, featuring tips and strategies for taking ACT test

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will be conducting an upcoming ACT Prep Workshop in Paducah, Ky., on Saturday, Oct. 18. The workshop helps prepare students by teaching useful strategies and test-taking tips, while building confidence for this important test. Topics covered in this workshop include preparing for the test and knowing what to expect, […]

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Kentucky EPSCoR Grants

MURRAY, Ky. — In 2012, the commonwealth of Kentucky received $28.1 million in federal funding for research projects with the state providing only $1.45 million in matching funds, a 19-for-1 leverage of state money. Murray State University received $4,635,296 with 69 awards, according to Loretta Daniel, director of the Kentucky Innovation Network office at Murray […]

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MSU faculty members receive Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Awards

MURRAY, Ky. — Two faculty members from Murray State University recently received a Love of Learning award worth $500 each from the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The awards were given to 147 Phi Kappa Phi members nationwide. Dr. William H. […]

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Murray State environmental geology major receives scholarship including job upon graduation

MURRAY, Ky. — Senior environmental geology major Cammie Underwood is the recipient of a scholarship provided by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Scholarship Program. Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) scholarships are awarded to college juniors, seniors and graduate students based on grade point average, written essay, letters of recommendation by faculty advisers and showmanship of […]

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Murray State University named a “Military Friendly School”

MURRAY, Ky. — Once again, Victory Media has named Murray State University to the Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2015 designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success […]

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MSU/HCC announce a Connect Program to ease transfer between the two schools

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University (MSU) and Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) announced the Connect Program, a new joint admissions initiative that will provide HCC students with a more streamlined transfer process into a bachelor’s degree program at Murray State after completing a two-year program at Hopkinsville Community College. The agreement will allow for better […]

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Creative writing student wins national poetry contest

MURRAY, Ky. — Soon-to-be graduate of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at Murray State University Charles Booth placed second in Playboy’s College Fiction Contest with his story “Boom Boom.” “Boom Boom” is a story of two young boys, growing up in the late 1980s, who fantasize about the Vietnam War to try […]

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M.F.A. student wins writing award

MURRAY, Ky. — Jayne Moore Waldrop’s story, “Across the Creek,” was featured in the Summer 2014 issue of New Madrid and earned an honorable mention in the 2014 Associated Writing Program’s (AWP) Intro Journals Project. Waldrop is a recent graduate of Murray State’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. She was one of […]

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Mulligan a voting delegate at Phi Kappa Phi convention

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. William H. Mulligan represented Murray State University’s chapter of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi as a voting delegate at the 43rd Biennial Convention held this summer in St. Louis, Mo. Mulligan is a professor of history at Murray State and currently serves as president of the MSU chapter of Phi […]

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