The exterior of Lovett Auditorium during the daytime.

Town & Gown and Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce to host Meet the Candidates forum

MURRAY, Ky. — Town & Gown at Murray State University is partnering with the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce to host a political forum Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. The Meet the Candidates forum is an opportunity for community members to meet with candidates for several local and regional races, including mayor for the city […]

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Juanita Williams, recipient of the Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship and student ambassador for Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services, is pictured with Dr. David Whaley, dean of the college.

Annual Murray State banquet introduces scholarship recipients to award benefactors

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services held its sixth annual Scholarship and Service Recognition Banquet on Sept. 20 to recognize the college’s scholarship recipients for the 2018–19 academic year and to honor the generous benefactors who made those awards possible. “This event creates a unique opportunity for our outstanding students to meet […]

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A miniature barn at the Murray State Arboretum at sunset.

Murray State hosts fifth annual Hutson Harvest Gala

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University hosted the fifth annual Hutson Harvest Gala on Sept. 13 to raise funds for the continuing expansion of pollinator gardens and beds at the Murray State Arboretum.

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A large group of students stands outside the Curris Center with several holding large checks.

Emerging Scholars Institute at Murray State receives $10,000 for scholarships

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence awarded five $2,000 scholarships to participants of the Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr., Emerging Scholars Institute for the 2018–19 academic year. Alumnus Johnnie Green, who attended Murray State in 2002, donated the funding for the scholarships. Green also donated $10,000 in scholarship […]

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An official photo of Dr. Marvin D. Mills.

Murray State remembers legacy of Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr.

MURRAY, Ky. — Every institution has its heroes — the individuals whose legacies are carved into the very foundation. At Murray State University and in the greater community, Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr., was just that: a hero with an enduring legacy. A portrait of Mills currently hangs in the Multicultural Center on campus that is named for […]

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Two people hug in the middle of a larger group of people standing on the campus mall at Murray State.

Murray State honors Bailey Holt with memorial scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — The School of Nursing and Health Professions at Murray State University partnered with the Kentucky Nurses Association in creating the Bailey Holt Memorial Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship honors Holt, one of two Marshall County High School students who lost their lives during the tragic events at the high school in January 2018.

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An official headshot of Brian Canerdy standing in front of a Murray State backdrop.

Murray State names Canerdy as new director of development for Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and University Special Projects

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University named Brian Canerdy as the new director of development for the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and for University Special Projects. In this role, Canerdy will coordinate and facilitate fundraising efforts in scholarship endowment and other key initiative areas. “Brian will do a great job serving as our newest director in […]

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An official headshot of Andrew Maraniss.

Murray State to host Andrew Maraniss for second annual Easley Lecture

MURRAY, Ky. — The history department at Murray State University will host the annual Easley Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Grand Ballroom with Andrew Maraniss serving as the event’s keynote speaker. The public lecture series, now in its second year, aims to provide the community with opportunities to hear unique perspectives […]

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Pictured (from left to right) are Dr. Robin Zhang, chair for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Jennie Rottinghaus, director of development for the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology; Dr. George Kipphut, professor emeritus and former department chair; and Dr. Claire Fuller, interim dean of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Professor emeritus creates Murray State scholarship for earth and environmental sciences students

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. George Kipphut of Murray established and endowed an annual scholarship at Murray State University to benefit students preparing for careers in the field of earth and environmental sciences. The Alice and George Kipphut Sr. Scholarship in Earth and Environmental Sciences supports junior and senior students pursuing degrees in the University’s Department of Earth and […]

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Dr. Robert Jackson Appointed Interim President of Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Board of Regents has named Dr. Robert Jackson interim president, effective August 16. A 1985 graduate of Murray State University, Jackson currently serves as the president of the MSU Foundation. “We are grateful that Bob has agreed to step in as the interim president. We are confident that […]

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