Three students walk on Murray State's campus on a fall afternoon.

Murray State enrollment continues to reflect academic achievement among students

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s fall 2017 preliminary enrollment data indicates several continued positive trends, including another academically strong freshman class with a higher average ACT score and number of valedictorians from last fall’s class, along with a higher overall institutional retention rate. This year’s first-time freshman class of 1,443 students holds an average ACT score of […]

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Amine Abouda (left) and Ikram Ben Romdhane (right) are spending the 2017–18 academic year at Murray State University through the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) program, a nonprofit organization with the mission of building a more just, prosperous and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders and strengthening institutions.

Students find opportunities at Murray State through IREX program

MURRAY, Ky. — Three students are serving as cultural ambassadors at Murray State University, supported with scholarships through the prestigious International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), a nonprofit organization founded in 1968 with the mission of building a more just, prosperous and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders and strengthening institutions. Of the thousands of international students […]

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The exterior of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus at Murray State.

Murray State affords incoming freshmen opportunities with new Deans Scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is adopting a new scholarship worth $1,500 per academic year for freshmen beginning in fall 2018. The Deans Scholarship is a new annual award for first-time freshmen who qualify. Recipients of the new scholarship will receive $750 for the fall and spring semesters, respectively, for four years or until their bachelor’s […]

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Students from Calloway County High School receive an award.

Murray State hosts High School Chemistry Scholarship Tournament

MURRAY, Ky. — A total of 43 students from 11 high schools in Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee recently visited Murray State University to participate in Murray State’s 47th annual High School Chemistry Scholarship Tournament. The annual event held Nov. 9 was sponsored by the department of chemistry at Murray State in conjunction with student members of the […]

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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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The exterior of the new Engineering and Physics Building.

Murray State University hosts dedication ceremony for Engineering and Physics Building

MURRAY, Ky. — Special guests from the region and community gathered at Murray State University Oct. 27 for an open house and dedication ceremony commemorating the University’s new Engineering and Physics Building. The new structure is the final component of Murray State’s Gene Wells Ray Science Campus, which was first conceptualized 18 years ago, and joins biology […]

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Undergraduate and graduate students at Murray State University toured Verizon’s switch center in Chandler, Indiana, on Sept. 22.

Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management students visit Verizon’s switch center

MURRAY, Ky. — On Friday, Sept. 22, Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) students, along with TSM professor Dr. Abdulrahman Yarali, toured Verizon’s switch center in Chandler, Indiana. A total of 18 TSM undergraduate and graduate students attended the field trip to learn about the wireless infrastructure and facilities at Verizon. Terry Parkinson, Verizon senior manager, […]

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Faculty members from the department of chemistry at Murray State University receive an award at the American Chemical Society's National Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Murray State University Information: Week of Sept. 11–15

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Sept. 11–15. ** Faculty members from the department of chemistry at Murray State recently attended the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting in Washington, D.C., to present papers and posters to fellow conference attendees. Murray State faculty members in attendance […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of April 3-9

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information with recent news, notes and accomplishments at Murray State University. Murray State University won this year’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Open on Lake Dardanelle in Texas with a haul of 47.92 pounds weighed in on the final day. The Murray State team consists of Mike Lowry, Hunter Mills, Hunter McKinley […]

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Wrather West Kentucky Museum hosts exhibit curated by recent department of geosciences graduates

MURRAY, Ky. — “The Bloodroot Mound Site: A Prehistoric Community in Western Kentucky” exhibit is on display at Murray State University’s Wrather West Kentucky Museum until the end of the spring 2017 semester in May. “The idea was to start collaborating and provide an experiential learning experience for students. We chose to focus on STEM-based […]

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