An official portrait of Bill and Louise Hatley.

Major estate gift from Bill and Louise Hatley benefits Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Foundation received one of its largest single scholarship endowment gifts for the benefit of Murray State University students from the Bill and Louise Hatley Estate of Providence. This estate gift of nearly $3 million will establish an endowment for student scholarships in engineering technology and technical education programs. “For many years, […]

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Students from the NLS 305: Giving, Philanthropy and Grants course stand with Mark McLemore, executive director of the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center, who holds a large check for $3,000.

Murray State students award $3,000 grant to Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center

MURRAY, Ky. — Nonprofit leadership studies students at Murray State University awarded a $3,000 grant to the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center in December as part of a student philanthropy course. The Giving, Philanthropy & Grants course, which is taught by Dr. Peter Weber, aims to provide students with hands-on experience with grant-making and philanthropy by working […]

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Sheila Wilson Phillips (left) is pictured with Dr. Tony Brannon (right), dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Murray State recognizes agriculture alumni during Homecoming 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture announced the winners of several alumni awards during Homecoming 2018 in October, including Dr. Sheila Wilson Phillips as the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award as well as Stan Brunston and Kyle Yancey as joint recipients of the Outstanding Agriculture Alumnus Award. “Hutson School of Agriculture graduates […]

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Jan and Dick Weaver stand next to each other in front of a red curtain.

Murray State reflects on legacies of Drs. Dick and Jan Weaver

MURRAY, Ky. — Family and friends said final goodbyes to Dr. Richard (Dick) Weaver on Feb. 7, 2018. However, the legacy of love and support for Murray State University that Drs. Dick and Jan Weaver personified will continue on with a planned gift through their estate. “Dick and Jan Weaver were generous donors to Murray State University and our entire […]

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Attendees during A Taste of the Arts 2018 bid on items during the auction.

Murray State celebrates the arts during A Taste of the Arts 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently celebrated the 10th annual A Taste of the Arts dinner and auction, bringing together friends and alumni for an evening of giving back to art, music and theatre students. During the event, which was sponsored by FNB Bank, guests enjoyed fine dining and entertainment on the stage of historic Lovett Auditorium. […]

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The exterior of the Oakhurst home.

Murray State to celebrate holiday season and Oakhurst anniversary with pair of events

MURRAY, Ky. — The Town & Gown Partnership at Murray State University is hosting a holiday concert as well as “An Oakhurst Centennial Celebration” open house to put the Murray community in the holiday spirit and celebrate the centennial anniversary of Oakhurst. “Town & Gown strives to support events that bring the University and community together,” said Carol […]

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Pictured is “Barrette no. 2” by Murphy-Price.

Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series to welcome Althea Murphy-Price to Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — Printmaker Althea Murphy-Price has been named the Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series Artist at Murray State University for fall 2018. Murphy-Price will edition her work and present a public lecture Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. in room 631 of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. She will also edition a screenprint with the help of […]

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Dr. Sean Rife (left) and Dr. Azaher Molla (right) of Murray State University were named joint recipients of the inaugural Lana Porter Open Access Initiative Award in October during Open Access Week 2018. The award is made possible by the generous support of alumna Lana Porter (middle).

Murray State faculty members recognized for open access research

MURRAY, Ky. — Two faculty members from Murray State University were named joint recipients of the inaugural Lana Porter Open Access Initiative Award in October. Dr. Azaher Molla of the Department of Applied Health Sciences and Dr. Sean Rife of the Department of Psychology both received $1,000 stipends for their respective research endeavors. They were recognized during Open […]

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Emily Berger leans over a table working on artwork.

Murray State’s art department to welcome four artists for Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series

MURRAY, Ky. — The Department of Art & Design at Murray State University will host four visiting arts professionals for the Patricia L. Summerville Emerging Artist and Professionals Program, a lecture series and panel discussion about career possibilities for Murray State students in the arts. The visiting artists include Emily Berger, Nick DeFord, Meghan Wnorowski and Jaclyn Stephens. […]

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A student holds up a piece of artwork available for auction at A Taste of the Arts.

Murray State sets stage for 10th annual A Taste of the Arts

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will host the 10th annual A Taste of the Arts dinner and auction Thursday, Oct. 25, on the stage of historic Lovett Auditorium. The event, which is sponsored by FNB Bank, showcases and supports the talents of Murray State art, music and theatre students through an evening of fine dining, auctions and […]

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