Two students stand and talk to a student sitting on a bench in front of Lovett Auditorium.

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. Joyce shared that her first psychology mentor, Dr. Arnie Cann of the University […]

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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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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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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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Murray State University Information: Week of Feb. 5–9

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Feb. 5–9. ** The dietetics program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions was recognized in January 2018 as a noteworthy dietetics practice among programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). […]

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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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Miranda Bivins, a graduate student in the nonprofit leadership studies program at Murray State University, has received the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky: the title of Kentucky Colonel.

Murray State student recognized as Kentucky Colonel

MURRAY, Ky. — Miranda Bivins, a graduate student in the nonprofit leadership studies program at Murray State University, has received the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky: the title of Kentucky Colonel, presented by the governor to individuals who have made significant philanthropic contributions to the greater community, state or nation. This prestigious accomplishment largely comes […]

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Dr. Park holds an award for the completion of the Academic Leadership Development Institute.

Professor pursues leadership studies in Academic Leadership Development Institute

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Mi-Hwa Park, an associate professor at Murray State University in the department of early childhood and elementary education through the College of Education and Human Services, recently completed the Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) as a member of the program’s inaugural cohort. ALDI was created by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education with […]

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