English majors visit the American Shakespeare Center

MURRAY, Ky. — On Oct. 17-19, Dr. Rusty Jones led 14 Murray State University English majors on the annual trip to The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) in Staunton, Va., to participate in a workshop and attend performances. This opportunity, sponsored by the department of English and philosophy, is supported by donations to the department. ASC […]

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Find your spotlight

MURRAY, Ky. — The longest running tradition at a university in the South is starting with a bang. The 78th annual “Campus Lights” at Murray State University is holding auditions at the start of December. 9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, will be cast at the end of this […]

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The soft winds of the South Pacific set the stage for musical comedy

MURRAY, Ky. — The classic musical theatre production, South Pacific, will open at Murray State University’s Robert E. Johnson Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 20, at7:30 p.m. Produced jointly by the departments of theatre and music, South Pacific includes the classic songs I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Head,Some Enchanted Evening, There is […]

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Murray State presents 68th annual Quad State String Festival

MURRAY, Ky. — The 68th annual Quad State String Festival, hosted by the string unit of Murray State University’s department of music, culminates in a concert featuring the Murray State orchestra and four school-age student orchestras on Friday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. A longstanding musical tradition in Murray, the festival will […]

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MSU piano faculty, Gianforte and Park, to present recital

MURRAY, Ky. — Matthew Gianforte and Meeyoun Park, pianists and assistant professors at Murray State University, will present a recital on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall of the Doyle Fine Arts Building at Murray State University. The concert will feature solo piano works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Debussy and Earl […]

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Prestigious award goes to Erica Punke

MURRAY, Ky. — The 2014-15 Jesse Stuart Fellowship Award will go to Erica L. Punke, who entered Murray State University’s Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. Punke is a graduate of Purdue University, a dancer, organizer of poetry “slams” and a creative middle school teacher. She received a $7,000 package that includes a […]

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Murray State and Paducah share “A Celebration of Music”

MURRAY, Ky. — Music will literally fill the Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah on Thursday, Sept. 25, during a free pops concert, “A Celebration of Music,” featuring student musicians from Murray State University’s department of music. A reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Murray State’s Symphony Orchestra, the Concert Choir, […]

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Kentucky writers of fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry win Al Smith Individual Fellowships

from Kentucky Forward Six Kentucky artists have been awarded Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council for demonstrating a high level of excellence and creativity in their literary arts careers. The award, named in honor of Kentucky journalist Al Smith, recognizes professional artists who have reached a high level of achievement in […]

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WKMS news documentaries and feature news stories win national awards

Two WKMS News documentaries and two feature news stories have earned awards of excellence in national competition. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) honored WKMS News leadership at separate ceremonies in Washington, D.C. last week. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) recognized the WKMS production “Kentucky Dam – […]

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Racer Band announces 2014 season’s leadership team

Murray State University’s Racer Band leadership team has been carefully selected. Through careful deliberation and extensive interviews, the 2014 season will be led by a team consisting of head officers, section leaders and Racer Band ambassadors to residential colleges (BARCs). The following students were selected for leadership positions for the 2014 Racer Band season: President: […]

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