Two chemistry students in lab gear look at a beaker filled with liquid in a lab.

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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Students work with dietetics equipment in a lab.

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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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 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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