Students stand together with a check.

Murray State students award $3,000 grant to local nonprofit organization

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students in Dr. Peter Weber’s Grant-making and Philanthropic Foundations course in the College of Education and Human Services selected The Way of Wellness, an up-and-coming nonprofit organization in Murray, to receive a $3,000 grant during the fall 2017 semester. “This is truly an example of Murray State’s strong connections with our community,” […]

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A student places a wish on the University's #RacerWishlist snowflake banner.

Murray State University community compiles holiday #RacerWishlist

MURRAY, Ky. — Throughout the holiday season, Murray State University invited students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community to participate in the #RacerWishlist holiday campaign. Over the last several weeks, people placed their wishes on a large poster displayed inside Waterfield Library and were encouraged to use #RacerWishlist in their social media posts. The University also created […]

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A student holds a piece of art during the A Taste of the Arts celebration.

Murray State reflects on A Taste of the Arts celebration

MURRAY, Ky. — The ninth annual A Taste of the Arts dinner and auction, hosted by Murray State University and sponsored by FNB Bank, recently brought together guests for an evening of celebrating and giving back to the arts. “It’s amazing to think that FNB Bank and Murray State have partnered for nine years to make A Taste […]

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The Town & Gown Community Band and Choir perform in First Baptist Church of Murray during the annual holiday concert (2016).

Pair of holiday events to take place in December

MURRAY, Ky. — The Town & Gown Partnership at Murray State University is hosting two events in December to put the campus and Murray community in the holiday spirit, including a holiday concert and open house. “We encourage both the campus and greater community to join us in December as these wonderful events will provide an […]

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The exterior of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus at Murray State.

Murray State affords incoming freshmen opportunities with new Deans Scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is adopting a new scholarship worth $1,500 per academic year for freshmen beginning in fall 2018. The Deans Scholarship is a new annual award for first-time freshmen who qualify. Recipients of the new scholarship will receive $750 for the fall and spring semesters, respectively, for four years or until their bachelor’s […]

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President Bob Davies addressed the crowd in Wrather Auditorium.

Murray State President Bob Davies delivers State of the University Address

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies delivered the annual State of the University Address to students, faculty, staff and community members Nov. 14 in the Wrather West Kentucky Museum. Titled “Pathway of Persistence: Our Continued Commitment to Student Excellence,” Davies’ address focused on four guiding pillars of Murray State’s Strategic Plan, including the University’s […]

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A clock tower on Murray State University's campus.

Murray State President Bob Davies to deliver State of the University Address on Nov. 14

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies will deliver the annual State of the University Address on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Wrather Auditorium. The event is open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members and will be streamed live at murraystate.edu/streaming. Titled “Pathway of Persistence: Our Continued Commitment to Student Excellence,” Davies’ address […]

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Anna Quijano-Eckard, junior elementary education major from Madisonville, expresses appreciation for her scholarship gifts and shares her plans to pay it forward as a teacher.

College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University connects scholarship recipients with their benefactors

MURRAY, Ky. — On Oct. 19, Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services held its fifth annual Scholarship and Service Recognition Banquet. This event was held to recognize students who received academic scholarships through the college for the 2017–18 academic year and to honor the generous benefactors who made those awards possible. “This is […]

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Alumni and faculty from the nursing program at Murray State University stand outside the Ruth E. Cole Auditorium.

Nursing alumni and faculty at Murray State University share successes

MURRAY, Ky. — Alumni and faculty from the nursing program at Murray State University recently gathered for a reunion and annual meeting during Homecoming 2017, discussing recent accomplishments and scholarships in addition to awarding one faculty member with the Ruth E. Cole Endowed Professorship. “[This annual event] brings in people who have graduated, recently or years ago, […]

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The exterior of the new Engineering and Physics Building.

Murray State University hosts dedication ceremony for Engineering and Physics Building

MURRAY, Ky. — Special guests from the region and community gathered at Murray State University Oct. 27 for an open house and dedication ceremony commemorating the University’s new Engineering and Physics Building. The new structure is the final component of Murray State’s Gene Wells Ray Science Campus, which was first conceptualized 18 years ago, and joins biology […]

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