A large group of students stands outside the Curris Center with several holding large checks.

Emerging Scholars Institute at Murray State receives $10,000 for scholarships

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence awarded five $2,000 scholarships to participants of the Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr., Emerging Scholars Institute for the 2018–19 academic year. Alumnus Johnnie Green, who attended Murray State in 2002, donated the funding for the scholarships. Green also donated $10,000 in scholarship […]

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Addison Peter sits on a set of steps while wearing a graduation robe and cap.

#RacerInternships: Murray State music business student earns dream internship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University graduate Addison Peter of Tell City, Indiana, interned with Live Nation Entertainment this summer, fulfilling a dream she’s carried since high school. “Going into my freshman year at Murray State, all I had going for myself was my passion and work ethic,” Peter said. “I had no experience with the music industry […]

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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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Jodi Henon stands in front of an American flag and framed photo of U.S. Senator Rand Paul.

Murray State students pursue summer internships in Kentucky politics

MURRAY, Ky. — Two Murray State University students pursuing degrees in political science spent their summers experiencing the Kentucky political system in action through regional internship opportunities. Jodi Henon of Bowling Green interned at the state office of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, while Christopher Stewart of Kuttawa worked as a student intern for the Lyon County Courthouse. “This was […]

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Ally Grote stands in front of the Straatmann Feed building.

#RacerInternships: Hutson School of Agriculture students work from cattle to Capitol

MURRAY, Ky. — Several students in the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University have made their childhood dreams a reality. Fueled by their passion for agriculture, Ally Grote, Sydney Hunter and Cassidy Neal completed summer internships with regional and national organizations in the agriculture industry. “I was raised on a cattle farm, and I knew from a […]

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Inma and Natalia stand on the quad in front of Pogue Library.

Generation of Racers: Inma and Natalia

MURRAY, Ky. — When Inma came from Spain to study abroad at Murray State, she found a home away from home. Now, her daughter Natalia is following in her footsteps.

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The Parade of Racers takes place as Interim President Bob Jackson leads the students on their march across the quad to Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State welcomes new students during Great Beginnings 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — New students at Murray State University started their college journey the second weekend in August during Great Beginnings 2018. Great Beginnings is a Murray State tradition 24 years in the making. Each year, in the days leading up to the fall semester, first-year and transfer students make their way to campus to experience a variety […]

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Olivia Graff stands in front of a brick wall with a sign that reads "Public Defenders."

#RacerInternships: Graff defends knowledge through criminal justice internship

MURRAY, Ky. — After growing up watching attorneys on television, Olivia Graff was finally able to experience the thrills of a courtroom without a screen separating her from the action. This past summer, Graff was one of three students selected for an internship with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. The senior from Murphysboro, Illinois, is a criminal […]

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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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