The Jazz Orchestra poses for a group photo on a stage while holding their instruments.

Murray State to host fourth annual Swingin’ Memories Homecoming Dance

MURRAY, Ky. — On Friday, Oct. 26, the walls of Lovett Auditorium will resonate with sounds of the big band era during the fourth annual Swingin’ Memories Homecoming Dance, which features the University’s Jazz Band and award-winning Jazz Orchestra. The event will take place Oct. 26 on the stage of historic Lovett Auditorium beginning at 8 p.m. The […]

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Melvin and Rita Henley stand together in front of a tree.

Murray State to honor Henleys as grand marshals during Homecoming 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Alumni Association is excited to present Dr. Melvin and Rita Henley as the grand marshals for Homecoming 2018: Field of Dreams. The couple will be honored as a pivotal part of the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 27, which begins at 9:30 a.m. “With big dreams and passion, Melvin Henley has never […]

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Two students wave as they walk in the Homecoming Parade.

Murray State to celebrate Homecoming 2018: Field of Dreams on Oct. 25–27

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is preparing to welcome alumni from all over the world back to campus Oct. 25–27 for Homecoming 2018. “Homecoming is a time when we are all back in the prime of our lives regardless of age or graduation year,” said Carrie McGinnis, director of alumni relations at Murray State. “Memories are not […]

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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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Camila de Prado and Dylan Christian stand next to the leader board in the Wellness Center.

Murray State Wellness Center hosts Thoroughbred Challenge

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Susan E. Bauernfeind Recreation and Wellness Center hosted the Thoroughbred Challenge fitness event on Sept. 26. Sixteen participants competed in various physical activities, including shuttle runs, full-court sprints, pull-ups, push-ups, three-lap runs and squats. Dylan Christian of Owensboro won the male division and Camila de Prado of Goiânia, Brazil, won the […]

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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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Racer One takes a lap around Roy Stewart Stadium as fans cheer after the Racers score a touchdown.

Murray State celebrates Family Weekend 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — The annual Family Weekend tradition at Murray State University brings families and friends together for food, fun and Racer football.

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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 portion of the "Hometown Teams" exhibit that highlights local athletes. Pictured is a mannequin wearing a Murray State letterman jacket and several banners and display cases.

Smithsonian exhibit ‘Hometown Teams’ to open Oct. 6 at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — A new interactive museum exhibit about the role sports play in American society will open Oct. 6 at Wrather West Kentucky Museum on Murray State University’s campus. The exhibit, titled “Hometown Teams,” is a collaborative effort between University Libraries, Kentucky Humanities and the Smithsonian Institute Travel Exhibition Service’s Museum on Main Street program. “The general motivation […]

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