Murray State University has announced a new Center for Agricultural Hemp, cementing its position in the forefront as a leader within the agricultural hemp industry. The center will be administered by the University’s Hutson School of Agriculture in coordination with industry partners. Pictured from left are Dr. Tony Brannon, dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture and Josh Hendrix, director of domestic hemp production at CV Sciences.

Murray State University introduces Center for Agricultural Hemp

Center to continue University’s position in the forefront as a leader in research, education, policy and innovation within hemp industry MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced a new Center for Agricultural Hemp, cementing its position in the forefront as a leader in research, education, policy and innovation within the hemp industry. The center […]

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Murray State University President Bob Jackson, center left, shakes hands with West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Anton Reese upon signing a transfer agreement between the two institutions. Pictured from left to right are Murray State University School of Nursing and Health Professions Dean Dr. Marcia Hobbs, Dr. Miranda Terry, chair of the Murray State University Department of Applied Health Sciences and director of the public and community health program, Murray State University Board of Regents Chair Susan Guess, Jackson, Reese, WKCTC Dean of Allied Health and Personal Services Dr. Carrie Hopper, WKCTC Medical Information Technology Program Coordinator Jo Ann Knapp and WKCTC Board of Directors Chair Larry Kelley.

Transfer agreement between Murray State University, West Kentucky Community and Technical College held on Feb. 25

MURRAY, Ky. — A transfer agreement between Murray State University and West Kentucky Community and Technical College took place on Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Murray State Paducah Regional Campus. The partnership, coordinated between the University’s public and community health program and WKCTC’s medical information technology program, will provide students pursuing a bachelor’s […]

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Murray State University has obtained Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy certification, providing new opportunities for students in the University’s telecommunications systems management (TSM) program.

Murray State University obtains Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy certification

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has obtained Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy certification, providing new opportunities for students in the University’s telecommunications systems management (TSM) program. Palo Alto Networks is a multinational cybersecurity company based in Santa Clara, California. Recognized as an industry leader, Palo Alto Networks’ Cybersecurity Academy program offers comprehensive course content […]

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Pictured are administrators, faculty, staff and students representing Murray State University at this year’s Posters at the Capitol event.

Murray State University students share research during 2019 Posters at the Capitol

Murray State, serving as head university for program, featured research from 19 students accompanied by faculty mentors MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students traveled to Frankfort on Feb. 21 to share research and creative activity with state legislators during the annual Posters at the Capitol event. For nearly 20 years, undergraduates have presented their […]

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Professor Daniel Johnson (left) and Murray State senior Abby Bratton work with one of the instruments in the Polymer and Materials Science Characterization Laboratory.

Murray State University chemistry faculty build state-of-the-art polymer laboratory

MURRAY, Ky. — Polymer and materials science is a growing area of research at Murray State University. Over the past several years, two Murray State chemistry professors, Kevin Miller and R. Daniel Johnson, have built the state-of-the-art Polymer and Materials Science Characterization Laboratory, providing students with a learning experience unique to both the region and […]

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Murray State University math department hosts Math Day 2019

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosted Math Day 2019 at Murray State on Feb. 7. High school students and teachers from the 18-county service region gathered in the Curris Center for a day of math competitions and math-related activities.  Ten high schools and 200 registered students and faculty were […]

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Two female middle school students work on a project with building blocks in a classroom at Murray Middle School.

Murray State professor brings STEM Club to local middle school girls

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Stephanie Hendrith of Murray State University established an after school club in fall 2018 for local fourth and fifth grade girls to introduce them to all the possibilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The club was founded and organized by Hendrith, assistant professor of early childhood and elementary […]

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Austin Johnessee stands in front of a building that says "Emergency Operations Center."

#RacerInternships: Murray State’s Test Drive a Racer program introduces students to real-world education opportunities

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences applied their classroom knowledge to the real world this summer through the University’s Test Drive a Racer internship program. The Test Drive a Racer program provides internship opportunities at Kentucky firms or agencies for outstanding juniors or seniors in STEM fields. The Jesse […]

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Pictured (from left to right) are Dr. Robin Zhang, chair for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Jennie Rottinghaus, director of development for the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology; Dr. George Kipphut, professor emeritus and former department chair; and Dr. Claire Fuller, interim dean of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Professor emeritus creates Murray State scholarship for earth and environmental sciences students

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. George Kipphut of Murray established and endowed an annual scholarship at Murray State University to benefit students preparing for careers in the field of earth and environmental sciences. The Alice and George Kipphut Sr. Scholarship in Earth and Environmental Sciences supports junior and senior students pursuing degrees in the University’s Department of Earth and […]

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Two students stand on opposite sides of a baja buggy painted in Murray State blue and gold. Another student sits inside the baja buggy.

Murray State students build baja buggy for competition

MURRAY, Ky. — Three Murray State University students in the Institute of Engineering designed and built a baja buggy, a single-seat and all-terrain sporting vehicle, for their senior design course. They then traveled to Pittsburg, Kansas, in May 2018 to compete against other colleges at the Baja SAE Competition.  

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