DeCaen's artwork, featuring a milk carton with art on it.

Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series welcomes Andrew DeCaen to Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — Andrew DeCaen will be the second Patricia Summerville Lecture Series artist at Murray State University Sept. 26–28. During his visit, DeCaen will be editioning a lithograph with the help of faculty member Nicole Hand’s advanced printmaking class. On Sept. 27, DeCaen will also give a public lecture about his work at 5 p.m. in the Price […]

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A close-up photo of the gates at Murray State University.

Murray State University’s department of global languages and theatre arts opens season with “The Praying Mantis”

MURRAY, Ky. — As theatre season commences at Murray State University, the department of global languages and theatre arts opens with a production of “The Praying Mantis” by Alejandro Sieveking on Sept. 20. Translated from “La Mantis Religiosa” by Charles Philip Thomas and directed by Daryl W. Phillipy, this darkly comedic Chilean tale of family […]

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Murray State alumnus celebrates a milestone of music to the ear in Boston

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray native and Murray State University alumnus Professor Bradley Pennington is celebrating more than 25 years of exposing metropolitan Boston to the beauty and complexity of opera. The upcoming season will mark the silver anniversary of the opera company he founded, Boston Bel Canto Opera, in his adopted city in 1993. According […]

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Murray State alumnus wins prestigious Georgia Poetry Prize

MURRAY, Ky. — The University of Georgia Press has awarded Murray State University alumnus Christopher Collins the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize. Collins received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Murray State in 2013. He is currently pursuing a PhD in literary nonfiction from the University of Cincinnati. His poetry collection My […]

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Professor Dennis Johnson receives prestigious invitation to the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles World Conference in summer 2017

MURRAY, Ky. — Dennis Johnson, Murray State University associate professor of music, has recently received the prestigious honor of being invited to present a conducting master- class session for the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) World Conference. WASBE is a nonprofit international association open to all individuals, institutions and industries interested in […]

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Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band concert to take place on June 6

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will host a free concert on June 6 at 7 p.m. outside Lovett Auditorium on the campus Quad. The 100- member band is under the direction of Murray State’s Todd E. Hill and comprised of various community members, including Murray State students. Musical […]

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W. Earl Brown performed in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at Murray State University

Murray State University alumnus W. Earl Brown portrayed Big Daddy in the campus production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” from April 27 to 29. Brown has had a great film and television career with roles in the AMC production of the comic book series “Preacher” and other television roles, including “Archer,” “True Detective,” “American Crime,” […]

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Film and television personality, alumnus W. Earl Brown to star in Murray State University performance

MURRAY, Ky. — W. Earl Brown, actor in many film, theatre and television roles, will star in the role of Big Daddy in Murray State University’s upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Brown, who graduated from Murray State University’s theatre program in 1986, continues a long career in Hollywood and […]

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Murray Shakespeare Festival to take place March 2-10

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will host the 17th annual Murray Shakespeare Festival March 2–10 with a variety of special events, programs and performances, including those led by the renowned American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Va. Romeo and Juliet will be performed three times by the cast along with one performance of Shakespeare’s comedy, […]

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Murray State University Theatre Department presents “All in The Timing” Feb. 22-25

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s department of theatre will present David Ives’ “All in the Timing” in the Actors Studio Theatre Feb. 22–25 at 7:30 p.m. The play is a series of short, funny plays filled with wit, intellect, satire and fun. According to Matthew Crider, assistant professor of theatre and director of the […]

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