Molly Karnes stands in a lab wearing a lab coat.

Student Spotlight: Molly Karnes

MURRAY, Ky. — Students at Murray State University are consistently going above and beyond, finding new ways to get involved and obtain their future goals. Molly Karnes, an earth science major from Mount Vernon, Illinois, is one such student. At Murray State, Karnes has sought out opportunities to grow both academically and professionally. Motivated to achieve her […]

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Murray State’s first Canadian graduate, Roman Odwazny, credits the University for lifelong success

MURRAY, Ky. — Students who attend Murray State University come from almost 60 countries around the globe — but not many of those students can say they were the first from their home country to attend the University. One alumnus, however, holds the unique distinction of being Murray State’s first Canadian graduate and one of […]

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Alumna Lisa Robin Sanford speaks of her journey at Murray State

Honors student Lisa Robin Sanford received her degree in clinical mental health counseling through Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services in 2017. The University provided her the opportunity to grow as a person and reach her professional goals.

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Teaching Your Kids How to Keep the House Safe

Home safety is more than just protecting your home from outside factors. It’s protecting it from mishaps within the home as well. With the day-to-day hustle of family life, it can be easy to forget to take steps to make your home safer. Getting your kids involved is one way to feel secure around the […]

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Keeping Kids Safe in the Kitchen

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance.   When it comes to keeping your kids safe in the kitchen, there are more ways to do it than just fancy child locks or expensive safety consultants. By communicating with your kids and taking certain precautions, your family time in the kitchen can be more enjoyable, with less […]

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Making the Most of the Family Fireplace

During the colder months, a fireplace can be a beautiful and functional part of your home. It provides warmth to the whole house, and can serve as a great background for the whole family to relax, read a book, or simply enjoy a quiet night in. However, anything involving fire comes with some risk. Here […]

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Getting Your Teens Ready To Be On Their Own

Your teens have always had you there for them as a great support system while they prepare for the next chapter in their lives—being on their own. Whether they’re going to college or moving into their own place for the first time, these tips can help them get ready to make the most of their […]

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Murray State alumni credit McNair Scholars Program and Murray State for success; nail family’s shoes to Shoe Tree

MURRAY, Ky. — Jordan and Sacha Sharp, 2011 and 2010 Murray State University graduates, recently visited campus for Sacha to speak at the McNair Scholarship Banquet as an alumna of the program. The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program aims to aid first- generation college students or those from underrepresented or disadvantaged segments of society. During […]

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Students from the class of 2017 reflect on their time at Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University class of 2017 students graduated on May 13 but, before doing so, took the time to reflect on their special memories. Alissa Sommerfeldt, a public relations major and advertising minor from Owensboro, recalled making her decision to come to Murray State. “During the campus tour, I fell in love […]

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Student from Belize due to graduate from Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — Gisselle Hernandez of Orange Walk, Belize will be graduating from Murray State University on May 13 with a New York City internship under her belt. Hernandez had completed her associate degree in Belize and wanted to continue her education in the United States. Because studying outside of the country can be expensive, […]

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