Racer One takes a lap around Roy Stewart Stadium as fans cheer after the Racers score a touchdown.

Murray State celebrates Family Weekend 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — The annual Family Weekend tradition at Murray State University brings families and friends together for food, fun and Racer football.

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A family wearing Murray State t-shirts sits together at Family Weekend 2017.

Murray State welcomes families, loved ones to campus for Family Weekend 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will welcome students and their families to campus Sept. 28–30 for Family Weekend 2018, an annual tradition that allows students to share their college experience with their loved ones. Throughout the weekend, the University will host a variety of fun events and activities for students and their families, including the Mr. MSU […]

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The exterior of the Paducah regional campus.

Murray State Paducah Regional Campus to host celebratory reception Sept. 17

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Paducah Regional Campus will host a celebratory reception Sept. 17 to recognize the community partnerships and academic successes that helped expand the University’s presence in the Paducah region. The current regional campus in Paducah opened in January 2014 in an effort to increase higher education opportunities for the greater community. Since its […]

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Dr. Bob Jackson stands in front of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus.

Interim President Bob Jackson: ‘Our best days are in front of us’

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Bob Jackson discusses his excitement at being named interim president of his alma mater Murray State University. “This is a special place,” Jackson said. “Our best days are in front of us.”

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Tomonosuke holds a sword in one hand and a throwing star in the other.

Japanese ninja to visit Murray State on Sept. 7

MURRAY, Ky. — The Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts at Murray State University will be hosting ninja Tomonosuke in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre on Sept. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Tomonosuke has been trained in ninjutsu, the art of the ninja, by his father, a ninja master, since age 5. He specializes in Japanese swords, […]

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A graphic announcing Racer Proud Days that reads "Racer Proud" in yellow text over a navy background. The University's shield logo is featured below the text.

Murray State to promote first Racer Proud Friday on Aug. 31 in conjunction with National College Colors Day

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has instituted Racer Proud Fridays as an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters and community members to share their passion for the University. The first Racer Proud Friday will be held Aug. 31 in conjunction with the National College Colors Day initiative. “Murray State University is appreciative to have so many […]

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The exterior of Wells Hall on Murray State's campus.

Murray State updates Greek Life Social Event Policy; renews commitment to maintaining a vibrant Greek life on campus

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has released a revised Greek Life Social Event Policy and lifted the temporary ban on Greek Life social activities effective immediately. Earlier this year, the University temporarily suspended Greek Life social activities and commissioned an independent committee of faculty, staff, alumni and students to review the previous social event policy. Co-chaired by […]

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The Parade of Racers takes place as Interim President Bob Jackson leads the students on their march across the quad to Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State welcomes new students during Great Beginnings 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — New students at Murray State University started their college journey the second weekend in August during Great Beginnings 2018. Great Beginnings is a Murray State tradition 24 years in the making. Each year, in the days leading up to the fall semester, first-year and transfer students make their way to campus to experience a variety […]

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The interior of the "Happy and Sad Rabbits" exhibit at Murray State.

Murray State to present two new art exhibits

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University Galleries and the Department of Art & Design present two new exhibits on campus: “Happy and Sad Rabbits” and “Innuendos.” “Happy and Sad Rabbits” is a joint exhibition by artists Annie Strader and Matthew Weedman. It will be on display through Sept. 30 in the Clara M. Eagle Upper Gallery within the […]

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Cases of coffee sit on a counter in a dining location on campus.

Murray State serves coffee owned and roasted by alumni

MURRAY, Ky. — Coffee and Murray State University are both significant parts of alumni Debbie and Jeff Hohman’s lives. This is the story of how Creative Coffees Roastery came to Murray State.

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