The Jazz Band sits together in a room holding their instruments.

Murray State jazz students to present Duke Ellington concert Nov. 6

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra will present a concert featuring the music of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899–1974) on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in historic Lovett Auditorium. Ellington composed more than 3,000 pieces of music in his life and kept his famous orchestra together for more than 50 years, […]

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A set of gates on the campus of Murray State University.

Purchase Area Military Appreciation Day to take place Nov. 3 at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University and Four Rivers Behavioral Health Regional Prevention Center are collaborating to host a Purchase Area Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Curris Center Ballroom on the University’s campus. During the event, veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces will learn […]

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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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Murray State alumnus Ron Beshear to speak at Golden Anniversary Dinner and Banquet during Homecoming 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Alumni Association will celebrate the class of 1968 on Oct. 26 during the Golden Anniversary Dinner and Banquet with alumnus Ron Beshear serving as the evening’s highlighted speaker. Beshear, who currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from Murray State in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. He […]

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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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An official headshot of Mark Trout standing in front of a U.S. flag.

U.S. Secret Service agent and Murray State alumnus to visit campus Oct. 26

MURRAY, Ky. — United States Secret Service Special Agent Mark Trout will speak at the Murray State University Carr Health Building on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Trout, a native of southeast Missouri, is a 1997 graduate of Murray State’s criminal justice program. His lecture on Friday will highlight his experiences as a local police […]

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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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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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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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