An official headshot of Victoria Smith.

#RacerGraduation: Nursing student reflects on time at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — Victoria Smith of Frankfort is graduating from Murray State University this Saturday with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Over the course of Smith’s time at the University, she has been active in the Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society and with the Gamma Beta Phi national honor society. She has served as […]

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An official headshot of Muhammad F. on the campus of Murray State.

Student experiences Racer friendliness through UGRAD-Pakistan program

MURRAY, Ky. — After landing from a 16-hour flight to discover his luggage was lost, Muhammad F. was ready to board a plane home to Pakistan — until he met his first Racer. “One of my classmates picked me up from the airport and let me borrow his clothes and shoes,” Muhammad said. “His friendliness instantly stood out […]

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The interior of the "Hometown Teams" exhibit, featuring bleachers in front of a display.

Murray State opens ‘Hometown Teams’ exhibit in Wrather Museum

MURRAY, Ky. — A new interactive museum exhibit about the role sports play in society is now open 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.

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Tyler Williams gives a presentation.

#RacerInternships: TSM students program future careers through FBI, NASA internships

MURRAY, Ky. — Students in the telecommunications system management (TSM) department at Murray State University are using their programming skills to develop not only technology but their future careers. Brett Hecklinger, a senior from Paducah, completed a 10-week internship with the FBI in Quantico, Virginia. As a student workforce trainee, Hecklinger supported the division by developing technology-based solutions […]

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A female student sets a plate of vegetables in front of a diner.

Students prepare for futures by preparing lunch

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students pursuing degrees in food, nutrition and dietetics concluded their senior years this past spring with a capstone course about meal management. The course culminated with students preparing and serving lunch in the Oakley Dining Room.

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Austin Johnessee stands in front of a building that says "Emergency Operations Center."

#RacerInternships: Murray State’s Test Drive a Racer program introduces students to real-world education opportunities

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences applied their classroom knowledge to the real world this summer through the University’s Test Drive a Racer internship program. The Test Drive a Racer program provides internship opportunities at Kentucky firms or agencies for outstanding juniors or seniors in STEM fields. The Jesse […]

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Addison Peter sits on a set of steps while wearing a graduation robe and cap.

#RacerInternships: Murray State music business student earns dream internship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University graduate Addison Peter of Tell City, Indiana, interned with Live Nation Entertainment this summer, fulfilling a dream she’s carried since high school. “Going into my freshman year at Murray State, all I had going for myself was my passion and work ethic,” Peter said. “I had no experience with the music industry […]

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Dr. Bob Jackson stands in front of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus.

Interim President Bob Jackson: ‘Our best days are in front of us’

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Bob Jackson discusses his excitement at being named interim president of his alma mater Murray State University. “This is a special place,” Jackson said. “Our best days are in front of us.”

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Ally Grote stands in front of the Straatmann Feed building.

#RacerInternships: Hutson School of Agriculture students work from cattle to Capitol

MURRAY, Ky. — Several students in the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University have made their childhood dreams a reality. Fueled by their passion for agriculture, Ally Grote, Sydney Hunter and Cassidy Neal completed summer internships with regional and national organizations in the agriculture industry. “I was raised on a cattle farm, and I knew from a […]

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Inma and Natalia stand on the quad in front of Pogue Library.

Generation of Racers: Inma and Natalia

MURRAY, Ky. — When Inma came from Spain to study abroad at Murray State, she found a home away from home. Now, her daughter Natalia is following in her footsteps.

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