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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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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An official headshot of Dr. Debbie Owens.

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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Four professors sit around tables with their laptops out.

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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