Murray State University recognizes faculty recipients of Open Access Initiatives Award

MURRAY, Ky. — The annual Lana Porter Open Access Initiative was established at Murray State University by the generous alumna and donor Lana Porter to acknowledge and support faculty, staff, or students who have made significant contributions to scholarship via open access formats. This award seeks to recognize efforts that allow the dissemination of new […]

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Murray State University announces new leadership for ROTC program

MURRAY, Ky. — The Center for Adult and Regional Education and the Department of Military Science at Murray State University has announced two new top-level leadership roles in Murray State’s ROTC program. Captain (CPT) William Burgess has been named officer in charge and Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Bernard House is the new Professor of Military Science. […]

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Dr. David Eaton named dean of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University named Dr. David Eaton, dean of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at the University’s Board of Regents meeting on September 3, 2021. Eaton had served as the interim dean of the college since 2019. Eaton earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, Master of […]

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Murray State University music professor wins prestigious award for excellence

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Chris Mitchell, Professor of Music at Murray State University, was recently awarded the Robert K. Baar Award for Excellence in Choral Music from the Kentucky chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Founded in 1959, the ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence […]

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Murray State University chemistry professor named as Fulbright Specialist

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Bommanna Loganathan, professor of chemistry at Murray State University, has been accepted to the Fulbright Specialist program and will be on the Fulbright Specialist roster for a tenure of four years. The highly selective Fulbright Specialist program is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural […]

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Murray State University’s Nonprofit Leadership Studies program names new director

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Nonprofit Leadership Studies program has announced the appointment of Dr. Elise Lael Kieffer as the new program director. In addition to her role as program director, Kieffer will serve as an assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Communication and Leadership. Kieffer’s first love was musical theatre. She earned […]

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Murray State University Racer Report: May 17-21

MURRAY, Ky. — See below for the latest news from Murray State University for the week of May 17-21. ** Through a fundraising partnership with Qdoba Mexican Eats of Murray and coinciding donations, Murray State University’s Omicron Sigma Kappa (OSK) has donated $400 to the North Calloway County Elementary School. The funds will be used […]

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Dr. Traci Byrd named recipient of 2021 Neil Weber award for excellence in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Dr. Traci Byrd, a professor in the department of Occupational Safety & Health, has received the 2021 Neil Weber Award for Excellence in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology. The Weber Award was established as a special tribute to former college dean Neil Weber after […]

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Murray State University professor continues to reach new heights within her professional career

Dr. Rebecca L. Pender Baum makes major strides within the counseling program MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Rebecca L. Pender Baum, Ph.D., LPCC-S, NCC, RPT-S is an associate professor of Counselor Education at Murray State University. Pender Baum earned her master’s degree in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling at Southern Illinois University in 2008 and […]

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Two Murray State University professors receive substantial grants from the National Science Foundation

Dr. Kevin Miller and Dr. Marcie Venter bring Murray State national attention within their collaborative scientific research studies MURRAY, Ky. — A pair of Murray State University faculty members recently received significant grants totaling more than $400,000 from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Kevin Miller is a chemistry professor at Murray State who received his […]

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