Encore Series Performance: Young Artist Competition to be hosted by Murray State

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the Murray State University Department of Music are pleased to announce that MSU will host the final round of the annual Young Artists Concerto Competition on Sunday, February 2, 2014. The competition is open to the public and will begin at 3:00pm in the Performing Arts Hall on the Murray […]

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Campus Lights is Jan. 23 – 26

Join us for “Anything Goes” the 77th Annual Production of Campus Lights featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter! This Tony-Award Winning musical is a fun, upbeat classic that’s great for the entire family! Produced and performed entirely by MSU students, join us in Lovett Auditorium to raise money for Murray State Music Scholarships! Videos […]

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MSU grad’s film at Maiden Alley Cinema; several with MSU ties involved in acting, production

A film by Murray State University 2007 graduate Daniel Van Thomas will play at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah, Ky., this weekend. Revelation Trail is an indie western-horror move that Thomas has been involved with in the past few years. “Since home really made this film possible,” Thomas said, referencing West Kentucky, “we premiered there back in […]

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Authors to read from their works during writing residency

The Murray State University M.F.A. in Creative Writing (master of fine arts program) has announced its line-up of guest writers for its July 5–13 residency. All readings are free and open to the public and will be held in the Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery in the Doyle Fine Arts Building on campus. Claire Vaye Watkins, whose […]

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Murray State alumnus receives prestigious award from Art Directors Club

Phil Jones, an alumnus of Murray State University and the art director at the advertising agency Carmichael Lynch, received a significant honor by being chosen as one of the 34 creative individuals worldwide to win the Advertising Directors Club Young Guns X (10) Award. This year’s competition marks the 10th annual Young Guns competition and […]

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M.F.A. Residency Reading Series introduces three national writers, Jan. 6-8

The M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at Murray State University invites students, faculty and the public to attend the M.F.A. Residency Reading Series on Jan. 6-8 in the Clara Eagle Gallery to meet three writers — Kazim Ali, Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin. Ali is a poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator. He has […]

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Murray State faculty incorporating Shakespeare in K-12 regional schools

Every university prides itself on key factors that allow it to stand out such as academics and athletics. One of the main aspects of Murray State University is emphasizing the importance of creating partnerships between MSU faculty and K-12 regional teachers. Recently, MSU faculty members have brought their expertise and knowledge of Shakespeare to K-12 […]

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M.F.A. faculty featured in literary magazine

Two of Murray State University’s M.F.A. faculty members are featured in the November/December edition of Poets & Writers Magazine. Elena Passarello and Blas Falconer each have new books that were highlighted on “Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin.” Only 12 writers were included from across the country, and two of them teach at Murray […]

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Outstanding Alumni of the Fine Arts Award to be given

Murray State University’s Outstanding Alumni of the Fine Arts Award will be presented to Dennis Horn on Thursday, Oct. 11, at A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction. Notice of the Outstanding Alumni of the Fine Arts Award was met with honor by Horn. “Receipt of this recognition reminds me that very little in […]

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Reading Series showcase well-known author on Sept. 27

The Murray State University department of English and philosophy invites students, faculty and the public to attend author Dinty W. Moore’s reading on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery on the sixth floor of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. Moore is the author of several books including The […]

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