Murray State University to host 13th annual Fall Fanfare concert Sept. 21

Concert raises funds for University music scholarships MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Music will host the 13th annual Fall Fanfare concert Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. The annual event raises money to fund scholarships for University music students and features the University orchestra, choirs, percussion ensemble, flute quartet, […]

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The Murray State University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was awarded the Circle of Excellence Gold Status for the 2018-19 academic year.

Brent and Jan Yonts scholarship to assist students from Muhlenberg County

MURRAY, Ky. — Jan Yonts, ‘71, mayor of Greenville, Kentucky, has endowed the Brent and Jan Yonts scholarship for students from Muhlenberg County to attend Murray State University beginning this fall. The Yonts family includes five Murray State graduates in various disciplines spanning more than 40 years.  Brent graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree […]

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The Murray State University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was awarded the Circle of Excellence Gold Status for the 2018-19 academic year.

Murray State University Information: Week of August 26-30

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of August 26-30. ** The Sharilyn Dawn Almquist Memorial Voice Scholarship was established in January 2006 through generous gifts by family and friends of the late Sharilyn Dawn Almquist to memorialize her strength, determination, encouragement, and […]

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Arboretum at Murray State University to host sixth annual Hutson Harvest Gala September 12

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture and the Friends of the Arboretum Board of Directors are excited to announce that the sixth annual Hutson Harvest Gala — a fundraiser for The Arboretum at Murray State University — will take place September 12 at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Home,” […]

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The Racers Roadshow, an eight-day tour of nine locations across Kentucky and Tennessee, wrapped up July 18 with a final stop in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. More than 1,200 guests attended during its tour, including many supporters of the University.

Murray State University reports significant increases in giving to benefit students and University community

Private support reflects 133% increase to $9.1 million in FY19 from $3.9 million in FY18 MURRAY, Ky. — The Office of Development at Murray State University reports a significant increase in private giving over the last year. With new gifts and pledges from over 5,000 donors, more than $9.1 million was raised from July 1, […]

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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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The Racers Roadshow, an eight-day tour of nine locations across Kentucky and Tennessee, wrapped up July 18 with a final stop in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. More than 1,200 guests attended during its tour.

Murray State University’s ‘Racers Roadshow’ wraps up at CFSB Center in Murray

More than 1,200 guests attended nine stops over eight days across Kentucky and Tennessee for a celebration of all things Murray State MURRAY, Ky. — The Racers Roadshow, an eight-day tour of nine locations across Kentucky and Tennessee, wrapped up July 18 with a final stop in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. The […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of July 8-12

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of July 8-12. ** Murray State University students took home the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship in Maryland last month. Adam Puckett and Blake Albertson, both of Bloomington, Indiana, clocked in a three-day, 15 […]

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Through numerous fundraising events as well as gifts received from family and friends of Preston Cope, a scholarship has been established at Murray State University in honor of the late Marshall County school shooting victim. Pictured from left-right, front row: Teresa Cope, Maddox Cope and Brian Cope. Pictured from left-right, back row: Director of Development, College of Education and Human Services and University Libraries, Melanie Brooks; President of the Murray State University Foundation, Dr. David Durr; Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson; Executive Director of Development, Tina Bernot; Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Dr. David Whaley.

Preston Cope Memorial Scholarship established at Murray State University

Family, friends of Marshall County High School shooting victim honor 15-year-old’s legacy MURRAY, Ky. — Through numerous fundraising events as well as gifts received from family and friends of Preston Cope, a scholarship has been established at Murray State University in honor of the late Marshall County school shooting victim. The scholarship will serve as […]

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Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson, pictured from left, are giving back to their alma mater by establishing a scholarship that will benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Steve’s native Jackson County, Illinois.

Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson establish scholarship

Steve & Elizabeth Pierson Endowed Scholarship created to benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Jackson County, Illinois, starting fall 2020 MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson are giving back to their alma mater by establishing a scholarship that will benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Steve’s native Jackson County, Illinois. The Steve & […]

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