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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President Bob Davies addressed the crowd in Wrather Auditorium.

Murray State President Bob Davies delivers State of the University Address

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies delivered the annual State of the University Address to students, faculty, staff and community members Nov. 14 in the Wrather West Kentucky Museum. Titled “Pathway of Persistence: Our Continued Commitment to Student Excellence,” Davies’ address focused on four guiding pillars of Murray State’s Strategic Plan, including the University’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 clock tower on Murray State University's campus.

Murray State President Bob Davies to deliver State of the University Address on Nov. 14

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies will deliver the annual State of the University Address on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Wrather Auditorium. The event is open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members and will be streamed live at murraystate.edu/streaming. Titled “Pathway of Persistence: Our Continued Commitment to Student Excellence,” Davies’ address […]

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Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and Dr. Danny Claiborne talk with a student in an engineering lab.

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton of Kentucky visits Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton of Kentucky visited Murray State University on Friday, Oct. 27, for an eventful day filled with tours and presentations, including the dedication of the University’s new Engineering and Physics Building. While at Murray State, Hampton met and spoke with several students and faculty members, discussing her professional career and the […]

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An official photo of Anthony Clark Evans.

Former Murray State music student takes center stage in world of opera

MURRAY, Ky. — Anthony Clark Evans wasn’t nervous. As he stood on the stage of the Performing Arts Hall at Murray State University with all eyes on him, Evans took a deep breath — a single long exhale — and began to sing. On Oct. 18, Evans performed two musical selections for Murray State students in Dr. […]

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Students sit outside in front of Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State University recognized by Schools.com as top four-year college in state of Kentucky

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University was recently recognized by Schools.com as the top four-year college in the state of Kentucky. Rankings by Schools.com were based on a mathematical analysis of data from the National Center for Education Statistics and other sources within the U.S. Department of Education that included metrics of affordability, flexibility and distance […]

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Murray State alumna and legacy, Jessica Johnston, has been heating up the competition on the 35th season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning series, “Survivor.” Photo courtesy of CBS.

Murray State University alumna cast on ‘Survivor’

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University alumna and legacy, Jessica Johnston, has been heating up the competition on the 35th season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning series, “Survivor.” A Missouri native but self-proclaimed “Kentuckian,” Johnston followed in her parents’ footsteps and attended Murray State University, graduating in 2009 with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. After graduation, Johnston moved […]

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