Murray State University announces endowment of Brannon Family Scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Tony Brannon and his brother, Tim, have recently established and endowed the Brannon Family Scholarship for current and incoming Murray State students pursuing a degree in agriculture. Tim graduated from Murray State in 1976. He was an active FFA member at Henry County […]

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Murray State University announces endowment of Murray Training School Scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Development is proud to announce the full endowment of the Murray Training School Scholarship, helping to fund higher education opportunities for descendents of former Murray Training School (MTS) graduates and faculty. Funding for the endowment was made possible by generous gifts from University friends and alumni, […]

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Murray State University to host ‘A Taste of the Arts’ Oct. 17

Gala celebrates Murray State art, music and theatre students with dinner, auction and more MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will host the 11th annual ‘A Taste of the Arts’ dinner and auction Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. on the stage of Lovett Auditorium. The event, sponsored by FNB Bank, showcases and supports the talents […]

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Murray State University jazz students to attend Elmhurst Jazz Festival thanks to generous gift from Doran Foundation

Donation funds new educational opportunity for University musicians MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University jazz students will once again have the opportunity to attend the prestigious Elmhurst Jazz Festival in February. Thanks to a generous gift from the Doran Foundation of Murray, students will observe and learn from professional musicians at the festival hosted by […]

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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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