Murray State University Information: Week of Oct. 21–25

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Oct. 21-25. ** Justin Wendling, a senior agriculture business major from Lithia, Florida, was recently awarded Intern of the Year for the North Central Division within Helena Agri-Enterprises at the conclusion of his summer internship.  […]

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Murray State students build GPS trackers to locate box turtles

Project made possible by University’s Bring Learning to Life Grant MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State students in a wildlife techniques course taught by assistant professor of wildlife biology Dr. Andrea Darracq are combining technical skills with field experience through a new box turtle tracking project. Through the University’s Bring Learning to Life Grant, Darracq’s students […]

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Murray State University telecommunications systems management program receives National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security designation

MURRAY, Ky. — The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Murray State’s Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) program as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through 2024.  “This is a prestigious national recognition for our cybersecurity area,” said Dr. Danny Claiborne, Institute of Engineering department chair. “Our […]

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More than 100 rising high school seniors from across the region will arrive at Murray State University June 8 for the 19th Commonwealth Honors Academy.

Murray State University awarded $1 million grant from National Science Foundation

Grant funding will continue research and development rooted in strategic equity initiatives for female faculty in STEM disciplines MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a proposal led by the institution’s ADVANCE leadership team to promote strategic equity initiatives for female faculty members […]

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Murray State University has introduced new programs in culture and language studies and human services, with a third planned in cybersecurity management.

Murray State University introduces new academic programs

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has introduced new programs in culture and language studies and human services, with a third planned in cybersecurity management. These new programs, which will be offered beginning fall 2019, reflect the University’s commitment to providing modern courses that incorporate real-world experience to ensure students are prepared for the workforce. […]

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Murray State biology students researching snake fungal disease in western Kentucky

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students are researching a fungal disease found in snakes that has been observed in western Kentucky and other states. Graduate student John Hewlett and undergraduate student Gage Barnes are both part of a lab group led by Dr. Andrea Darracq, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. The […]

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Murray State University announces Center for Computer and Information Technology

Transformation of Murray State Center for Telecommunications Systems Management to focus on career outcomes, relationships with industry partners MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Center for Telecommunications Systems Management is transforming into the Center for Computer and Information Technology — its award-winning Program of Distinction — to reflect its modern approach to computer education. […]

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Murray State biology professor discovers new insect species with help from her five-year-old

Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers names new species Hebetica sylviae after daughter Sylvie makes discovery in flower bed MURRAY, Ky. — A Murray State biology professor has named a new insect species after her daughter, who helped make the discovery while planting flowers in western Kentucky. Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers teaches zoology, ornithology and human anatomy classes to […]

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Pictured is Dr. Alexey Arkov, a Murray State University biology professor that has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01) for his work.

Murray State biology professor earns prestigious National Institutes of Health grant

MURRAY, Ky. — A Murray State University biology professor has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01) for his work. Dr. Alexey Arkov of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology and his colleague, Dr. Jeremy Lynch of the University of Illinois at Chicago, are principal investigators […]

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The telecommunications systems management (TSM) program and case study team from Murray State University won awards at the 2019 Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) National Conference in Indianapolis from April 11-13, competing against many universities from across the country to win the national competition. Pictured from left are team members Chris Nahlik, Hunter Evans and faculty sponsor and mentor Dr. Michael Ramage.

Murray State University wins national information technology conference

MURRAY, Ky. — The telecommunications systems management (TSM) program and case study team from Murray State University won awards at the 2019 Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) National Conference in Indianapolis from April 11-13, competing against many universities from across the country to win the national competition. Murray State University’s TSM program […]

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