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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The exterior of Lovett Auditorium at Murray State.

Murray State students, faculty attend symposium for International Horn Society

MURRAY, Ky. — Two faculty members and 10 students in the Department of Music at Murray State University presented and performed at the International Horn Society’s 50th Annual Symposium. The symposium, which took place July 30 through Aug. 4 at Ball State University, featured clinics led by internationally recognized horn players and performances by prestigious groups, such as […]

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Dr. Michael Flinn (center), associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Murray State, receives the University’s Neil Weber Award for Excellence from Dr. Steve Cobb (left) and Dr. Neil Weber (right), former deans of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Murray State University Information: Week of July 30–Aug. 3

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of July 30–Aug. 3 ** Dr. Rachel Whittaker, assistant professor of chemistry at Murray State, has been selected to receive the 2018–19 Karl F. Hussung Professorship in Chemistry Award in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and […]

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An archway on campus that says, "Murray State University."

Murray State creates center with adult-student focus

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is launching the new Center for Adult and Regional Education (CARE) to provide greater access and support for the unique needs of non-traditional learners. CARE allows a renewed focus on the returning adult student who wishes to advance their career and improve their skills. In order to accommodate adult students with busy […]

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Two members of the WKMS News team hold five awards.

WKMS News wins national awards

MURRAY, Ky. — WKMS News brought home five national Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) awards in June for outstanding news reporting. WKMS won two first place and three second place awards for, respectively, Breaking News, Podcast, Best Use of Sound, Soft Feature and Sports Feature. WKMS competes in Division C against other stations with newsrooms of one […]

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