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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Attendees of the College and Career Readiness Summit sit around several tables while listening to a presenter.

Murray State hosts annual College and Career Readiness Summit for educators

MURRAY, Ky. — The College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University hosted the sixth annual College and Career Readiness Summit for educators June 12–13 with participants eligible to receive up to 12 hours of free professional development or EILA credit. More than 750 teachers, counselors, school principals, superintendents and other educators from 46 school districts […]

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Attendees at the 2017 summit sign in before the day's activities.

Annual educator summit to be held at Murray State on June 12–13

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s sixth annual College and Career Readiness Summit is scheduled to occur June 12–13 in Murray. This two-day event hosted by the College of Education and Human Services offers free professional development to teachers, counselors, school administrators, superintendents and educators of all kinds. Participants are eligible to receive six hours of professional […]

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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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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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Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State hosts security conference

MURRAY, Ky. — The 10th annual Patterns of Distinction – Security Matters Conference took place April 26 in the Curris Center at Murray State University. Murray State’s Program of Distinction in telecommunications systems management (TSM) and Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) co-hosted the conference, which is the largest security conference in the region with more than 200 […]

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Murray State hosts annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture, examines the topic of community policing

MURRAY, Ky. — The College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University held the 34th annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture on May 1 in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. This year’s free, community-wide event focused on the topic of community policing. Chief Brandon Barnhill of the Paducah Police Department served as both featured […]

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A graduating student hugs Murray State President Bob Davies.

Murray State to celebrate Spring 2018 Commencement

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will celebrate Spring 2018 Commencement on Saturday, May 12, in the CFSB Center with an undergraduate ceremony at 9 a.m. and a graduate and doctoral ceremony at 2 p.m. A total of 1,509 pending degrees will be conferred during the two services — including associate, baccalaureate, specialist, master’s and doctoral degrees — with 28 states and […]

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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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