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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The exterior of Murray State's regional campus in Paducah.

Murray State offers new graduate public relations program

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will offer a master’s degree in public relations beginning in October 2018. Faculty from Murray State’s journalism and mass communications department and the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business will present the courses over an 18-month period at the University’s regional campus in Paducah. “This inaugural program will refresh seasoned public relations […]

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Owens selected to attend HERS Leadership Institute

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Debbie Owens, associate professor and interim chair for the department of journalism and mass communications at Murray State University, has been selected to attend the 2018 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Institute. The two-week intensive institute Owens will attend in 2018 is held at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. The three-pronged management development […]

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Research circle retreat helps Murray State faculty produce papers for publication

MURRAY, Ky. — The College of Humanities and Fine Arts (CHFA) at Murray State University has a cure for writer’s block: an interdisciplinary circle of tenure-track faculty working together to support each other through the grueling process of academic writing. Drs. Antje Gamble and Rebecca Williams from the department of art and design teamed up with Drs. Rebecca […]

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Students walk in front of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus at Murray State.

Finalists announced for associate vice president for strategic enrollment management position

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced three finalists for the position of associate vice president for strategic enrollment management. The successful candidate will serve a critical role within University leadership with responsibility for all enrollment management functions. The finalists include Dr. Scott Gordon, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Dr. Thomas Iwankow, Maria College in […]

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Murray State professor escorts student volunteers to Murray Middle School for STEM Day

MURRAY, Ky. — In an effort to explore the impact exposure to STEM-related content has on children, Dr. Stephanie Hendrith, assistant professor of early childhood and elementary education at Murray State University, escorted a group of student volunteers to Murray Middle School for STEM Day. Hendrith was named the Ashland, Inc. Endowed Professor in the College of Education […]

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Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State hosts security conference

MURRAY, Ky. — The 10th annual Patterns of Distinction – Security Matters Conference took place April 26 in the Curris Center at Murray State University. Murray State’s Program of Distinction in telecommunications systems management (TSM) and Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) co-hosted the conference, which is the largest security conference in the region with more than 200 […]

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Murray State hosts annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture, examines the topic of community policing

MURRAY, Ky. — The College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University held the 34th annual Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecture on May 1 in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. This year’s free, community-wide event focused on the topic of community policing. Chief Brandon Barnhill of the Paducah Police Department served as both featured […]

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Board of Regents – June 8 meeting live stream

Click HERE to view the live stream.    

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The new Phi Kappa Phi inductees stand together on the stage of Wrather Auditorium.

Murray State’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter installs 67 new inductees

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society inducted 67 new members during a ceremony held April 17 in the Wrather Museum auditorium on campus. Phi Kappa Phi is the highest academic honor society at Murray State. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students […]

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