A nursing student crochets a hat for a newborn.

Nursing students crochet hats for infants and children

MURRAY, Ky. — Students and faculty in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Murray State University are crocheting hats and cocoons to keep premature infants and hospitalized children warm. Items will ultimately be donated to Newborns in Need, the American Heart Association and St. Jude.

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Fifteen members of the Brass Choir stand on the steps outside Lovett Auditorium with their instruments.

Murray State Brass Choir and Jazz Orchestra to perform concert Feb. 6

MURRAY, Ky. — The Brass Choir and Jazz Orchestra at Murray State University will perform a concert for the public Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium in preparation for their respective performances during the 2018 Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference in Louisville. “We are so happy to be able to share this evening of music with our university […]

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Admitted Student Open House to take place Feb. 6

Welcome to the next generation of Racers! Murray State will host an admitted student open house on Tuesday, February 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the CFSB Center. This event will welcome students who have been admitted to Murray State, along with their families. Individuals can take advantage of the following that evening: Priority sign-ups for […]

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Pictured is Schwartz’s “Bottles and Jars XXXV,” which will be included in the exhibit at Murray State.

Murray State to host exhibit for internationally-recognized artist Peri Schwartz

MURRAY, Ky. — University Galleries and the department of art & design at Murray State University are pleased to announce that paintings, drawings and print creations by the internationally-recognized artist Peri Schwartz will be featured in a new on-campus exhibit. Schwartz’s work will be on display Jan. 16 through Feb. 26 in a show split between the Mary Ed Mecoy […]

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A set of gates on Murray State's campus.

Murray State’s Cinema International announces spring 2018 season

MURRAY, Ky. — The Cinema International film series at Murray State University has announced its spring 2018 lineup, beginning Jan. 25 with the Japanese film “Still Walking.” The spring 2018 lineup of Cinema International features yet another series of unique movies from various corners of the world, including Chile, India, France, China, Egypt and more. With a new film arriving […]

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81st Annual Campus Lights to take place Jan. 19-21

MURRAY, Ky. — The 81st Annual Campus Lights, a long-standing Murray State University tradition, will take place Jan. 19–20 at 7 p.m. as well as Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. Campus Lights is the longest-running musical that is entirely produced and performed by students in the south. This year’s musical, “Into the […]

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An official headshot of Dr. Kala Chakradhar.

Murray State professor completes Rotary Peace Fellowship in Thailand

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Kala Chakradhar, associate professor of social work in the College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University, recently completed a three-month fellowship at a Rotary Peace Center in Bangkok, Thailand. This honor, awarded by Rotary International, was part of a professional development certificate program and focused on peace and conflict resolution. […]

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Students, faculty and staff participate in the 2016 Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service Community Project, sorting items for the campus/community-wide Bring Back Initiative.

Murray State University Information: Week of Jan. 8–12

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Jan. 8–12. ** In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Murray State is hosting several events Jan. 14–15, including the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service, with the overarching theme of “Living the […]

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The Racer One Stop from January 2017, set up in the Curris Center Stables.

Murray State offers Racer One Stop for spring 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — During the first few days of the spring 2018 semester, Murray State University staff will be available in the Curris Center Stables for Racer One Stop to assist students with inquiries regarding billing, financial aid, class registration, scholarships and veterans affairs. Racer One Stop will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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Students stand together with a check.

Murray State students award $3,000 grant to local nonprofit organization

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students in Dr. Peter Weber’s Grant-making and Philanthropic Foundations course in the College of Education and Human Services selected The Way of Wellness, an up-and-coming nonprofit organization in Murray, to receive a $3,000 grant during the fall 2017 semester. “This is truly an example of Murray State’s strong connections with our community,” […]

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