An official headshot of Tim Adams.

Murray State accounting alumnus reflects on time at University

MURRAY, Ky. — During those initial days before beginning his freshman year at Murray State University, Tim Adams, ’82, like many first-year students, was excited. “I started Murray State as a 17-year-old kid fresh out of high school,” Adams said. “I was ready to go to college and meet new friends from all over the country. I […]

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Gates on the campus of Murray State University.

Murray State University receives funding from Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently received federal funding from the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program to support undergraduate students from first-generation or low-income families, as well as students from underrepresented groups, interested in pursuing graduate degrees with Ph.D. tracks. The current iteration of the McNair program at Murray State, which accepts 29 students per […]

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Gates on the campus of Murray State University.

Murray State University recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 27th consecutive year

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list, now in its 33rd year, includes Murray State as one of the best regional universities for 2018, marking the University’s 27th consecutive year of top-tier rankings by […]

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Murray State University recognized by Forbes, Washington Monthly

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University was recently recognized by both Forbes and Washington Monthly. For the fourth consecutive year, Washington Monthly’s 2017 College Rankings has highlighted Murray State as a best value for students seeking a college degree. Murray State was the top-ranked public university in Kentucky within the Southern Schools category of “Best […]

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Murray State University invites community to inaugural Easley Lecture

MURRAY, Ky. — The Easley Lecture will be held Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Ballroom.   The series is named in honor of Sid Easley, former Murray State University Board of Regents chair, the first Golden Horseshoe Award recipient, Murray State alumnus and long-time supporter of the Murray State department of history. […]

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Clear the track! Racer One returns this fall

Jockey Anna Thomas and Murray State’s favorite thoroughbred, Racer One, are ready to run during the Racers’ 2017 football season. Murray State has enjoyed having Racer One at its games since 1976. Thomas is only the second Murray native to be Racer One jockey. Brooklyn Hjerpe was the first in 2013. “I feel honored because […]

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Private support for Murray State University exceeds $7.2 million in FY17

MURRAY, Ky. — Private support for Murray State University during the 2017 fiscal year indicates strong support of the University with more than $7.2 million received in total gifts to the University. At the close of the fiscal year, a total of 14,507 gifts were made to benefit the University.   “Private support is vitally […]

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Alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis to speak on campus in advance of 2017 Solar Eclipse

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna and former NASA director Sue Darnell Ellis will present a special lecture entitled “Creating Tomorrows by Dreaming Today” on August 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Wrather Auditorium. The lecture will be streamed live at murraystate.edu/streaming.   At just 18 years old, Darnell Ellis took her first steps on the path that […]

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Estate gift from lifelong fan and alumnus to benefit Murray State Racer Athletics

MURRAY, Ky. — A generous estate gift in the amount of $530,000 from the late James R. “Jim Bob” Kevil will directly benefit Murray State Racer Athletics. Kevil, a Murray State alumnus and long-time supporter of the athletics program, passed away in August 2015 at age 76. “Jim Bob Kevil was an outstanding supporter of […]

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Murray State University Alumni Association announces new Board of Governors, Executive Board members

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Alumni Relations has announced new additions to the Alumni Association Board of Governors as well as the Executive Board of the governing body. The Board of Governors is comprised of 19 Murray State University alumni – four executive committee members and fifteen at-large members who each […]

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