Members of the University stand with Bob Turok.

Murray State receives final installment of $1 million gift from BB&T Bank

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has received the final installment of a $1 million gift from BB&T Bank to support the University’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. The generous contribution, which was made payable over the past 10 years in $100,000 annual installments, has been stewarded to encourage the understanding and application of moral capitalism […]

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The Town & Gown Band and Chorale, respectively, sit and stand on stage in Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State to hold Freedom Fest concert July 4

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band, Town & Gown Chorale and Governor’s Scholars Program Chorus will host a concert Wednesday, July 4, at 8 p.m. inside Lovett Auditorium on the Murray State campus. As part of this year’s Freedom Fest in Murray, the free concert is open to the public and […]

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A group of people stand beside a table and podium during the Hitimu Ceremony.

Scholarship created to recognize Drs. S.G. and Alicia Carthell, benefit future students

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Peggy Pittman-Munke, associate professor of social work at Murray State University, has established the Drs. S.G. and Alicia Carthell Scholarship to honor the significant contributions of the Carthells to the University and to support future students. “Drs. Carthell have worked collaboratively with me to help many of my social work students be successful at […]

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Volunteers at STEM Day stand together for a photo.

Murray State professor escorts student volunteers to Murray Middle School for STEM Day

MURRAY, Ky. — In an effort to explore the impact exposure to STEM-related content has on children, Dr. Stephanie Hendrith, assistant professor of early childhood and elementary education at Murray State University, escorted a group of student volunteers to Murray Middle School for STEM Day. Hendrith was named the Ashland, Inc. Endowed Professor in the College of Education […]

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A crowd of people sits on lawn chairs and blankets outside Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State Town & Gown Community Band concert to take place June 5

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will host a free concert June 5 at 7 p.m. outside Lovett Auditorium on the campus quad. The 90-member band is under the direction of Murray State’s Dr. Todd E. Hill and is comprised of various community members, including Murray State students and alumni. Attendees are encouraged to […]

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The recipients of the Faculty Innovation Initiative grant stand together.

Murray State University faculty members receive innovation grant

MURRAY, Ky. — Three Murray State University faculty members were recently selected to receive grant awards as part of the Faculty Innovation Initiative, which provides seed funds to support innovative student-community engagement projects. The recipients of the grant include Dr. Jessica Branch of the College of Education and Human Services; Jake Hildebrant of the Jesse D. Jones College […]

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An official headshot of Joe Owen.

Joe Owen honored by Murray State with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently named Joe Owen, a respected lawyer, business owner and property developer, as one of the 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Murray State presents the Distinguished Alumni Award annually to alumni who have made meaningful contributions to their profession on a local, state and national level. Established in 1962, the award is […]

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An official headshot of Florence Jones.

Florence Jones honored by Murray State with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently named Florence Jones, president of Methodist North Hospital, as one of the 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Murray State presents the Distinguished Alumni Award annually to alumni who have made meaningful contributions to their professions on a local, state and national level. Established in 1962, the award is the highest honor […]

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An official headshot of Patricia Summerville.

Patricia Summerville, Esq., honored with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently named Patricia Summerville, Esq., retired attorney and hospital administrator, one of the 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Murray State presents the Distinguished Alumni Award annually to alumni who have made meaningful contributions to their professions on a local, state and national level. Established in 1962, the award is the […]

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The Jazz Orchestra performing on stage with their instruments.

Murray State to host Swing into Spring Concert with four ensembles

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is hosting the free Swing into Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in historic Lovett Auditorium. The performance featuring two big bands and two small groups will also be broadcast on Murray State’s NPR station WKMS (91.3 FM). The concert aims to recreate the feeling of jazz in remote locations in […]

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