The Town & Gown Community Band and Choir perform in First Baptist Church of Murray during the annual holiday concert (2016).

Pair of holiday events to take place in December

MURRAY, Ky. — The Town & Gown Partnership at Murray State University is hosting two events in December to put the campus and Murray community in the holiday spirit, including a holiday concert and open house. “We encourage both the campus and greater community to join us in December as these wonderful events will provide an […]

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A student presents research during Fall Scholars Week to a group gathered in Waterfield Library.

Students share research and creative work during Fall Scholars Week

MURRAY, Ky. — Students at Murray State University had the opportunity to share their scholarly and creative endeavors with the campus community during Fall Scholars Week, a University-wide celebration held Nov. 13–17 that recognized student scholarship, research and creative work.

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President Bob Davies addressed the crowd in Wrather Auditorium.

Murray State President Bob Davies delivers State of the University Address

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies delivered the annual State of the University Address to students, faculty, staff and community members Nov. 14 in the Wrather West Kentucky Museum. Titled “Pathway of Persistence: Our Continued Commitment to Student Excellence,” Davies’ address focused on four guiding pillars of Murray State’s Strategic Plan, including the University’s […]

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Dr. Janine Duncan, Murray State assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, interacts with audience members during the second Status of Women Summit, held Oct. 23 at Murray State University.

Status of Women Summit focuses on improving lives of women and families in Kentucky

MURRAY, Ky. — On Oct. 23, the second Status of Women Summit took place at Murray State University. The day-long, educational event brought together professionals from a variety of fields to participate in collaborative thinking, reflection and action. The summit, this year titled “Generation Next: Empowering Communities in an Uncertain World,” was organized by Dr. Janine Duncan, […]

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A set of gates at Murray State University.

Murray State to host Great American Smokeout Nov. 16

MURRAY, Ky. — A student organization at Murray State University is encouraging students and the greater community to commit to healthy, tobacco-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Curris Center’s dance lounge. This event is hosted by Murray State’s Health and Wellness Peer Education […]

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Students attend one of several sessions about how to use Google tools more effectively to find information and enhance workflow.

Murray State University students participate in Google News Lab

MURRAY, Ky. — The department of journalism and mass communications at Murray State University hosted an information session for students and journalists Nov. 6 about how to use Google tools more effectively to find information and enhance news workflows. The Google News Lab was led by Mike Reilly from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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A section of the museum, including a display case and artwork.

‘Kennedy Comes to Kentucky’ exhibit to be displayed at Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. —A new museum exhibit is opening soon at Murray State University that explores the 1960 presidential election of John F. Kennedy with an emphasis on the former U.S. president’s campaign in west Kentucky and, specifically, in the Jackson Purchase region. “Kennedy Comes to Kentucky” will be on display Nov. 14 through March 14 in Wrather West Kentucky Museum, located […]

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The exterior of Pogue Library at Murray State University.

Murray State University to host Fall Scholars Week

MURRAY, Ky. — Students at Murray State University will have the opportunity to share their scholarly and creative endeavors with the campus community during Fall Scholars Week, a University-wide celebration of student scholarship, research and creative work. Fall Scholars Week takes place Nov. 13–17 and features presentations that highlight independent or course-related projects from undergraduate and graduate students at […]

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Jasmine Wilkerson (left) and Alex Hackbarth (middle) are pictured with Dr. Ben Littlepage (right), coordinator for Murray State’s postsecondary education administration program, at the SACSA Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Murray State University Information: Week of Nov. 6 – Nov. 10

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Nov. 6–10. ** On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the department of history at Murray State will host its eighth annual ROOTS Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. There is no admission charge but attendees are asked to bring canned […]

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A group from Calloway County High School poses for a photo at the 2017 Educators Rising Conference held Oct. 25 at Murray State University.

Murray State University hosts annual Educators Rising Conference for high school students

MURRAY, Ky. — On Wednesday, Oct. 25, more than 150 regional high school students visited Murray State University for the 2017 Educators Rising Conference, hosted by the Teacher Quality Institute in the College of Education and Human Services. This annual event centers around the question of “Why Teach?” Numerous break-out sessions supported this theme and were presented […]

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