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 […]

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Associate English professor Dr. Jeff Osborne’s Purchase Area Writer’s Workshop featured guided readings and spirited discussion on classic literature from “Beowulf” to modern favorites, including “The Hunger Games.” Pictured are students in this year's workshop, one of three camps offered at this year's Creative Arts Workshops program.

Murray State University College of Humanities and Fine Arts hosts 2019 Creative Arts Workshops

High schoolers visit Murray State for writing, singing and art camps MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University College of Humanities and Fine Arts hosted its 2019 Creative Arts Workshops (CAW) program from June 9-15, bringing 75 young artists from six states on campus to participate in writing, singing and art camps taught by University […]

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At 7:30 p.m. on April 23, historic Lovett Auditorium will be swinging with the sounds of the Murray State University Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra’s Swing into Spring concert, accompanied by a live radio broadcast on 91.3 WKMS in the style of a show from a remote location in the 1930s or 1940s. Pictured is the Murray State University Jazz Orchestra.

Murray State University Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra present Swing into Spring concert April 23

Concert open to the public at Lovett Auditorium and broadcast live on 91.3 WKMS MURRAY, Ky. — At 7:30 p.m. on April 23, historic Lovett Auditorium will be swinging with the sounds of the Murray State University Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra’s Swing into Spring concert, accompanied by a live radio broadcast on 91.3 WKMS […]

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Murray State University celebrated the revitalization of a long-standing tradition with the opening of The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition currently on view through March 29 in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery.

The Magic Silver Show returns to Murray State

Exhibit features photography from local, national and world-renowned artists MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University celebrated the revitalization of a long-standing tradition with the opening of The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition currently on view through March 29 in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery. The Magic Silver Show, which began […]

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The Oakley Dining Room at Murray State University will open for business March 13. This pop-up restaurant is available each spring and is operated by the students in Murray State’s nutrition and dietetics program. The public is invited to experience the unique menus and recipes created by the students. Lunch is served every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. until May 3, excluding March 20 for spring break.

Murray State University students open pop-up restaurant for community

MURRAY, Ky. — The Oakley Dining Room at Murray State University will open for business March 13. This pop-up restaurant is available each spring and is operated by the students in Murray State’s nutrition and dietetics program. The public is invited to experience the unique menus and recipes created by the students. Lunch is served […]

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Pictured are administrators, faculty, staff and students representing Murray State University at this year’s Posters at the Capitol event.

Murray State University students share research during 2019 Posters at the Capitol

Murray State, serving as head university for program, featured research from 19 students accompanied by faculty mentors MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students traveled to Frankfort on Feb. 21 to share research and creative activity with state legislators during the annual Posters at the Capitol event. For nearly 20 years, undergraduates have presented their […]

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Murray State Department of Art and Design to host The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition

MURRAY, Ky. — The Department of Art & Design and Murray State University Galleries present The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition, on view in the Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery from Feb. 27 through March 29. The Magic Silver Show is an open-theme exhibition that showcases the work of regional, […]

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The exterior of Pogue Library at night.

Archival archeologists rediscover the past in Pogue Library through Archives After Dark

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of English & Philosophy collaborated with University Libraries to bring students into Pogue Library for an in-depth tour of the archives and special collections in late September. It all began when Ashley Ireland, dean of University Libraries, and Dr. Carrie Jerrell, professor of English, wanted to do something […]

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Attendees during A Taste of the Arts 2018 bid on items during the auction.

Murray State celebrates the arts during A Taste of the Arts 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently celebrated the 10th annual A Taste of the Arts dinner and auction, bringing together friends and alumni for an evening of giving back to art, music and theatre students. During the event, which was sponsored by FNB Bank, guests enjoyed fine dining and entertainment on the stage of historic Lovett Auditorium. […]

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Six students pose on stage while rehearsing a scene.

Murray State to present ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Global Languages & Theatre Arts presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” with performances Nov. 15–18. The show will be presented in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre in the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. Shows run Nov. 15–17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The […]

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