Dr. Sean Rife (left) and Dr. Azaher Molla (right) of Murray State University were named joint recipients of the inaugural Lana Porter Open Access Initiative Award in October during Open Access Week 2018. The award is made possible by the generous support of alumna Lana Porter (middle).

Murray State faculty members recognized for open access research

MURRAY, Ky. — Two faculty members from Murray State University were named joint recipients of the inaugural Lana Porter Open Access Initiative Award in October. Dr. Azaher Molla of the Department of Applied Health Sciences and Dr. Sean Rife of the Department of Psychology both received $1,000 stipends for their respective research endeavors. They were recognized during Open […]

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An official headshot of Dr. Amanda Watson Joyce.

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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An official headshot of Dr. Mark Arant.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education appoints Murray State’s Arant as convener

MURRAY, Ky. — The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) appointed Dr. Mark Arant of Murray State University as convener for the state’s chief academic officers. Arant, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Murray State, will hold the following responsibilities in his role as convener: serving as moderator for meetings of the chief academic officers and […]

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A student talks with a recruiter at a Career Fair.

Murray State adopts Handshake as new internship, job portal

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has joined Handshake, a career management platform that allows students and alumni from approximately 500 schools opportunities to network and explore prospective career paths. “It’s really a tool to help connect students to employers,” said Matthew Purdy, director of Career Services at Murray State. He explained that as a more extensive and […]

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An official headshot of Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner in uniform.

Murray State alumnus named Kentucky City Employee of the Year

MURRAY, Ky. — Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner, ’15, was named Kentucky City Employee of the Year by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). The award recognizes outstanding Kentucky city employees and celebrates their achievements. Award criteria includes exceptional public service, leadership, professionalism, innovation, dedication and teamwork. Nominations are open to any non-elected full-time employees of KLC-member cities. […]

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A set of gates on Murray State's campus that feature the shield and say "MSU" down the side.

Faculty Development Center to host virtual summit, series and events

MURRAY, Ky. — The Faculty Development Center (FDC) at Murray State University is offering a number of professional development opportunities this fall for faculty from all disciplines. Offerings for the fall 2018 semester include a number of educational series, such as the Strategies for Teaching and Learning Series, Teaching Well with Technology Series, Love of Learning Brown Bag […]

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An official headshot of Brian Canerdy standing in front of a Murray State backdrop.

Murray State names Canerdy as new director of development for Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and University Special Projects

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University named Brian Canerdy as the new director of development for the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and for University Special Projects. In this role, Canerdy will coordinate and facilitate fundraising efforts in scholarship endowment and other key initiative areas. “Brian will do a great job serving as our newest director in […]

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Shelby Wright stands in a field.

Murray State University Information: Week of Sept. 3–7

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Sept. 3–7. ** Abbie Niemeier, a sophomore studying accounting at Murray State from Edwardsville, Illinois, received a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). PCAOB awarded scholarships to one undergraduate or graduate student per institution at […]

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Murray State graduate student and dietetics intern Caprisse Johnson (right) discusses her poster on echinacea with registered dietitian Cadelia Turpin (left).

Murray State hosts registered dietitians for quarterly meeting

MURRAY, Ky. — Registered dietitians and the Murray State University post-baccalaureate dietetic interns attended the Western District Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics quarterly meeting held at Murray State on Thursday, Aug. 9. The meeting was hosted by the nutrition, dietetics and food management program in the School of Nursing and Health Profession’s Department of Applied Health Sciences. […]

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Rachel Wood sits at a table in the library.

Phi Kappa Phi at Murray State recognizes achievements

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society is celebrating several noteworthy developments, including an alumna receiving a fellowship for graduate school and faculty members assuming or completing national leadership roles. Rachel Wood, a 2018 graduate of Murray State and member of Phi Kappa Phi, was one of 51 national members of […]

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