Johnson delivers MSU commencement address; First doctorates presented in school history

JOHN WRIGHT • Staff Writer | Murray Ledger and Times Outgoing three-time Murray State University Student Government Association President Jeremiah Johnson used a big stage to do something he said he had waited to do for six years Saturday. And it was directed at the faculty of the place that became his alma-mater several minutes […]

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Murray State wins Tow Boat U.S. Collegiate Classic Championship on Chickamauga

From WRCB TV Nine teams representing seven different colleges gathered on Chickamauga Lake May 3rd and 4th to battle it out for first place in the Tennessee Collegiate Bass Fishing Trail’s Tow Boat U.S. Classic Championship. The team of Logan Thomas and Ryan Kirkpatrick caught a 2 day total of 10 bass weighing 39.6 lbs. to win […]

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Agribusiness students take second in NACTA competiton

Murray State University’s Agribusiness Club won a second place at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Agribusiness Competition. This was the first year agribusiness students from MSU have competed in the contest. The event was a part of the NACTA Student Judging Contest. The Murray State’s Agribusiness Club placed second out of […]

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First doctoral degrees to be awarded at Murray State in May

Five will earn doctor of nursing practice degrees State University’s May Commencement ceremony will be a little different this year. The 2014 graduation ceremony will see the first graduates of the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) cross the stage to receive diplomas. The five doctoral students will have the honor of receiving the first doctorates […]

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Year-end awards night for Racer student-athletes

From GoRacers.com Awards for the 2013-14 school year for Murray State Athletics were handed out Monday evening by the MSU Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) honoring the Racers’ best of the best. The annual awards are voted on by MSU student athletes, which number more than 300, and were given during the annual banquet at the […]

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Murray State University wins FLW College Fishing Central Conference event on Carlyle Lake

The Murray State University team of Cody Santel of Petersburg, Ill., and Justin Berger of Freeburg, Ill., won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference tournament on Carlyle Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 13 pounds and 10 ounces. Their win earned the team $2,000 for their bass club and qualified them for the 2014 Central […]

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Murray Share A Seed program gives trees to park and community members

From WKMS Mike Gowen explains how, in its tenth year, the Murray Share A Seed Program has received a grant from National Wildlife Federation for 150 native trees. Fifty trees will be planted throughout Murray community parks and another one-hundred will be given away to community members who come to the park on Friday, May 2 […]

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Murray State names 2014 Outstanding Spring Graduates

The Outstanding Spring Graduates at Murray State University for 2014 were announced at the Senior Breakfast Thursday, May 1. Samuel (Sam) Joseph Pellock, from Highland, Ill., and Carli Paige Whittington, from Madisonville, Ky., were chosen for the honors. Sam is the son of Steve and Connie Pellock; Carli’s parents are Rob and Sarah Whittington. Pellock […]

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Kelly Myers receives economic education award

The 2014 winner of the Excellence in Economic Education Award is Kelly Myers of Hopkinsville High School. The annual competitive award is sponsored by the Murray State University Center for Economic Education and honors a K-12 educator who displayed excellence in bringing economics and/or personal finance into their classroom in the current academic year. The […]

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Students win Kentucky AP broadcasting awards

Five Murray State University students won awards at the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters conference in Louisville, Ky., on March 29. In the college TV division, Steve Peake of Louisville won first place for Best College Videographer. He, Jon Black of Benton and J.T. Waskowski of Gleason, Tenn., received honorable mention for Best Sports Coverage. Chris […]

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