Amine Abouda (left) and Ikram Ben Romdhane (right) are spending the 2017–18 academic year at Murray State University through the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) program, a nonprofit organization with the mission of building a more just, prosperous and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders and strengthening institutions.

Students find opportunities at Murray State through IREX program

MURRAY, Ky. — Three students are serving as cultural ambassadors at Murray State University, supported with scholarships through the prestigious International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), a nonprofit organization founded in 1968 with the mission of building a more just, prosperous and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders and strengthening institutions. Of the thousands of international students […]

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Students from Calloway County High School receive an award.

Murray State hosts High School Chemistry Scholarship Tournament

MURRAY, Ky. — A total of 43 students from 11 high schools in Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee recently visited Murray State University to participate in Murray State’s 47th annual High School Chemistry Scholarship Tournament. The annual event held Nov. 9 was sponsored by the department of chemistry at Murray State in conjunction with student members of the […]

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An official photo of Charlie Graves, an accounting and mathematics student at Murray State.

Student Spotlight: Charlie Graves

MURRAY, Ky. — Students at Murray State University are consistently going above and beyond, finding new ways to get involved and obtain their future goals. Charlie Graves, a double major in accounting and mathematics, is one such student. Throughout his time at Murray State, Graves has taken full advantage of the opportunities afforded to him at the […]

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The exterior of the new Engineering and Physics Building.

Murray State University hosts dedication ceremony for Engineering and Physics Building

MURRAY, Ky. — Special guests from the region and community gathered at Murray State University Oct. 27 for an open house and dedication ceremony commemorating the University’s new Engineering and Physics Building. The new structure is the final component of Murray State’s Gene Wells Ray Science Campus, which was first conceptualized 18 years ago, and joins biology […]

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A large group of students stand at the front of a classroom.

Chemistry students at Murray State celebrate National Chemistry Week

MURRAY, Ky. — Chemistry students at Murray State University recently had the opportunity to participate in National Chemistry Week, a week-long celebration of chemistry sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS), through a variety of events embodying the 2017 theme: “Chemistry Rocks!” Now embarking on its 30th year, National Chemistry Week, held Oct. 22–28, continues to be a […]

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Dr. Debbie Reed (right), director of the Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Center, was recently named Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA). She was presented the award by Dr. Walter Haines (left), president of KVMA, in September at the 2017 KVMA Mid-America Veterinary Medical Meeting in Louisville.

Breathitt Veterinary Center Director named 2017 Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Debbie Reed, director of the Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Center, was recently named Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) at the organization’s annual conference. The distinction of Veterinarian of the Year is the highest honor awarded to association members. “I am so very honored to be recognized by […]

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A headshot photo of Dr. Jeffrey Bennett.

Murray State University to host Dr. Jeffrey Bennett for presentation on global warming

MURRAY, Ky. — On Thursday, Nov. 2, Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, astronomer and author, will present “Global Warming Demystified,” a free presentation open to the public at Murray State University. The lecture will take place Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Freed Curd Auditorium, located in the Collins Industry and Technology Center on Murray State’s campus. In his presentation, […]

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Undergraduate and graduate students at Murray State University toured Verizon’s switch center in Chandler, Indiana, on Sept. 22.

Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management students visit Verizon’s switch center

MURRAY, Ky. — On Friday, Sept. 22, Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) students, along with TSM professor Dr. Abdulrahman Yarali, toured Verizon’s switch center in Chandler, Indiana. A total of 18 TSM undergraduate and graduate students attended the field trip to learn about the wireless infrastructure and facilities at Verizon. Terry Parkinson, Verizon senior manager, […]

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Rebecca Mackey stands in a field of corn at Murray State University.

Student Spotlight: Rebecca Mackey

MURRAY, Ky. — Students at Murray State University are consistently going above and beyond, finding new ways to get involved and obtain their future goals. Rebecca Mackey, a senior from Elizabethtown, is one such student. Throughout her time at Murray State, Mackey has taken full advantage of the opportunities afforded to her at the University […]

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Murray State University colleges collaborate to hold solar eclipse watch party

MURRAY, Ky. — On August 21, the Murray State University College of Education and Human Services and the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology collaborated to hold an Eclipse Watch Party at the Murray campus. This event was open to the entire University community, including students, faculty, staff and administrators. Several hundred […]

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