Murray State University recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Murray State lauded for successful student outcomes, academic reputation and alumni giving, among other attributes MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list, now in its 35th year, includes Murray State as one of the […]

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Murray State University recognized as a ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ by Washington Monthly

Murray State ranked as the top public university in Kentucky by prestigious national publication MURRAY, Ky. — Washington Monthly’s 2019 College Rankings have highlighted Murray State University as a best value for students seeking a college degree. Murray State led all Kentucky public higher education institutions in the publication’s South region ‘Best Bang for the […]

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Murray State University celebrates opening of Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Center provides diagnostic and therapeutic options close to home for area families MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception Aug. 22 in Alexander Hall.  Led by Murray State University school psychology program director Dr. Sean Simons and College of Education and Human Services […]

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Peggy Whaley (center), Cindy Clemson (right) and Jeff Henry (left) stand in front of a red and gold curtain.

Murray State University earns national recognition for retention efforts

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently received national recognition for its retention efforts from the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at the 14th annual National Symposium on Student Retention held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The University won the national organization’s 2018 Best Practices Award for the paper “Student Engagement and Success: Action and […]

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Murray State receives top recognition on Safe Campus national list

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Police Department and Center for Adult and Regional Education were named first in the nation for campus safety initiatives with both University units receiving the 2018 Department of the Year award from Safe Campus. Safe Campus recognizes outstanding achievement by administrative departments. Both the Police Department and the Center for Adult […]

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Dr. Amanda Watson Joyce’s workplace happiness research goes viral

MURRAY, Ky. — Good-natured comedians rejoice — and don’t quit your day jobs! Dr. Amanda Watson Joyce, assistant professor of psychology at Murray State University, has been garnering attention in the national media for her research on happiness that focuses on how humor impacts workplace satisfaction. In recent years, workplaces have strived to make their […]

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The shoe tree on Murray State's campus.

Murray State’s Shoe Tree expands roots in ‘Love Someone’ music video

MURRAY, Ky. — For more than 50 years, the Shoe Tree at Murray State University has been a symbol of love throughout the campus community. Now, with the help of past and present Racers, the beloved Shoe Tree has spread its roots to encourage people across the globe to “Love Someone.” Calloway County native and cinematographer Will Sampson […]

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Three students walk on the quad during the fall semester.

Murray State University recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 28th consecutive year

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list, now in its 34th year, includes Murray State as one of the best regional universities for 2019, marking the University’s 28th consecutive year of top-tier rankings by the reputable […]

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Forbes recognizes Murray State on America’s Best Colleges list

MURRAY, Ky. — Forbes magazine recognized Murray State University on their America’s Best Colleges list for 2018 as the highest ranked regional public university in Kentucky. This marks the 11th consecutive year the University has been included on the prestigious list since its inception. Rather than examining ACT/SAT scores and acceptance rates, the America’s Best Colleges list takes […]

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An official headshot of Samantha Wright standing on campus at Murray State.

Murray State student Samantha Wright selected as Fulbright scholar

MURRAY, Ky. — The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awarded Samantha Wright, a Murray State University student from Owensboro, with a 2018–19 English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant to serve as a teacher and cultural ambassador in Taiwan beginning August 2018. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is an educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government that offers research, study […]

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