Murray State creative writing program welcomes fiction writer George Hovis

MURRAY, Ky. — The creative writing program at Murray State University is pleased to welcome fiction writer George Hovis to its annual reading series on Nov. 14. Hovis will read from his work in Waterfield Library at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  Hovis’s debut novel, “The Skin Artist” (SFK, […]

read more

Murray State University Information: Week of Nov. 4-8

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Nov 4-8. ** The Murray State University Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts and Department of Music present one of the most-loved musical theatre concoctions of all time, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of […]

read more

Murray State University hosts Global Languages Showcase

More than 200 middle and high schoolers take part in culture and language workshops MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts hosted its annual Global Languages Showcase Oct. 3 in the Curris Center. This year’s event brought 201 middle and high schoolers from eight regional schools to campus […]

read more

Murray State Department of Art and Design hosting annual Holiday Art Auction Nov. 8

Proceeds fund art student scholarships and educational experiences MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Department of Art and Design will host its annual Holiday Art Auction on Nov. 8 in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at the Murray campus. The event features artwork from faculty, students, alumni and local artists. All works will be up […]

read more

Murray State Department of Art & Design hosts visiting artists for Patricia Summerville Visiting Emerging Arts Professionals Panel Oct. 22

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Art & Design will host three visiting arts professionals for the Patricia Summerville Visiting Arts Professionals Panel on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Price Doyle Fine Arts Center room 623 at 5 p.m. Each panelist will discuss life as a working artist and offer insight on graduate […]

read more

Murray State University Information: Week of Oct. 7–11

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Oct. 7–11. ** Murray State University was recently recognized as the most instagrammed college campus in Kentucky by AT&T. In its report on attsavings.com, the company tracked universities with more than 7,000 enrolled full-time students […]

read more

Murray State Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band present fifth annual ‘Swingin’ Memories’ Homecoming Dance Oct. 18

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State proudly presents the fifth annual “Swingin’ Memories” Homecoming dance on Friday, Oct. 18, featuring the award-winning Murray State University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band. The event will take place in the Brightside Room of Tap 216 at the corner of Olive Boulevard and 15th Street in Murray, Kentucky. The two […]

read more

Murray State Department of Art & Design welcomes painter Terry McKelvey for visiting artist lecture Oct. 14

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Art & Design welcomes Terry McKelvey, a painter and professor of art at Edinboro University, for a lecture on his work and studio visits with advanced painting students. The lecture will be held in the Price Doyle Fine Arts Center room 631 at 5 p.m. on […]

read more

Murray State University to host ‘A Taste of the Arts’ Oct. 17

Gala celebrates Murray State art, music and theatre students with dinner, auction and more MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will host the 11th annual ‘A Taste of the Arts’ dinner and auction Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. on the stage of Lovett Auditorium. The event, sponsored by FNB Bank, showcases and supports the talents […]

read more
Pictured from left are Clinton and Mary Opal Moore, the namesakes of the Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer’s Residency. Established with generous gifts from their children, the residency was created to strengthen literary connections between Appalachia and western Kentucky while enhancing the creative and professional growth of students pursuing creative writing at Murray State.

Murray State creative writing program announces 2019 Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer-in-Residence

MURRAY, Ky. — The creative writing program at Murray State University is pleased to announce author Robert Gipe as the 2019 Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer-in-Residence.  An award-winning author, educator and activist, Gipe was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, and now calls Harlan County, Kentucky his home. Gipe earned […]

read more
Pages 1 of 15