An official headshot of Crystal Wilkinson.

Murray State announces 2018 Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer-in-Residence

MURRAY, Ky. — The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Murray State University is pleased to announce Kentucky author Crystal Wilkinson as the 2018 Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer-in-Residence. Crystal Wilkinson is an award-winning writer and founding member of The Affrilachian Poets, a literary collective that represents the multicultural reality of the Appalachian […]

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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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Murray State to co-host security conference with Community Financial Services Bank

MURRAY, Ky. — The Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University will co-host the annual Patterns of Distinction – Security Matters Conference on April 26 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Curris Center, highlighting the importance of security in small businesses. The conference is co-hosted with Community Financial Services Bank. Keynote speakers at the conference include: […]

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All Campus Give campaign raises more than $8,000 for Murray State traditions

MURRAY, Ky. — The alumni and community support at Murray State University for the second annual All Campus Give campaign in April raised $8,224.11 to help launch the new Racer Traditions Fund. Established in 2018, the Racer Traditions Fund will provide support for the University’s most beloved campus traditions. From Racer One to Campus Lights, these are the […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of April 9–13

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of April 9–13. ** Murray State’s graduate program in postsecondary education administration is offering an information session Wednesday, April 18, for students interested in pursuing work in higher education or student affairs. The session begins at 3:30 p.m. in room 2204 of […]

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Students work on computers in a classroom.

Center for Telecommunications Systems Management co-sponsors TechMania event for high school students

MURRAY, Ky. — More than 125 students from high schools around west Kentucky competed in TechMania on Thursday, March 29, at WK&T Technology Park in Mayfield. Murray State University and West Kentucky Community and Technical College sponsored the competition that encouraged students to consider information technology as a career. “TechMania provided opportunities for high school and middle school […]

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Dr. Tim Miller honored with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently named Dr. Tim Miller, president emeritus and professor emeritus of the University, 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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Murray State to host annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture on May 1

MURRAY, Ky. — The 34th annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture Series at Murray State University will take place Tuesday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event hosted by the College of Education and Human Services. Those planning to attend are […]

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Murray State recognizes regional high school students at new Golden Apple event

MURRAY, Ky. — The College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University held its first annual Golden Apple Dessert Reception on March 29 in Alexander Hall. The purpose of the event was to recognize local high-achieving high school seniors who have noted an interest in pursuing education as a profession. The students invited were selected based […]

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Three cast members pose with Dungeons and Dragons props during rehearsal for "She Kills Monsters."

Murray State to open ‘She Kills Monsters’ production

MURRAY, Ky. — “She Kills Monsters” is making its way to the Robert E. Johnson Theatre on Murray State University’s campus April 26–29 to provide a fantasy romp with heart. Combining real personal tragedies with the fantastical world of role-playing games, “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen is both wilding amusing and deeply touching. “She Kills Monsters” opens April 26 at […]

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