Student Spotlight: Thomas Derossett

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University student Thomas Derossett shares the experiences and accomplishments he has attained while at Murray State University. Major: Psychology Hometown: West Paducah, KY High School: McCracken County High School Activities/Organizations: Student ambassadors, summer orientation, social psychology club, psi chi, psychology club, independent research and intramural sports. If any, what scholarships […]

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Dr. Jesse D. Jones honored with 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award by Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently named Dr. Jesse D. Jones, 1964 alumnus and retired senior advisor at Albemarle Corporation, one of the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. Murray State presents the Distinguished Alumni Award annually to alumni who have made meaningful contributions to their profession on a local, state and national […]

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Racer community encouraged to support All Campus Give campaign

MURRAY, Ky. — Inspired by Sigma Alpha Iota’s All Campus Sing, a beloved University tradition 59 years in the making, the All Campus Give campaign will provide all Racers — alumni, faculty, staff, friends, parents and students — the opportunity to support experiential learning opportunities for students at Murray State University. The campaign begins Sunday, […]

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All Campus Sing set for April 12

MURRAY, Ky. — Each year on Murray State University’s campus, one of the biggest and most anticipated University events takes place, uniting students, faculty, alumni, staff and community members. Sigma Alpha Iota’s All Campus Sing will be held on Wednesday, April 12 as the pre-show will begin at 3 p.m. followed by the event at […]

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Murray State University psychology students “Bring Learning to Life” with young children

MURRAY, Ky. — Students in Dr. Amanda Joyce’s Lifespan Development course are participating in a Murray State University Bring Learning to Life mini-grant project this semester. The mini-grants are competitive awards funded by the office of the provost and vice president for academic affairs and are designed to support learning experiences in which students apply […]

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Inspired by her parents, spring 2017 graduate Zuleyka Valdes hopes to make a difference through teaching

MURRAY, Ky. — Two years ago, Zuleyka Valdes’ father passed away during her sophomore year at Murray State University. It was an incredibly hard experience to endure, but her father’s motivation for her to do well in school convinced Valdes to work toward a double degree. She kept going strong because of him. “I live […]

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Ashley Munie has gained technical skills needed to become a future scientist

Ashley Munie, senior biomedical science major from Breese, Ill., was drawn to Murray State University for its small campus and big opportunities. As part of her undergraduate research, she has worked in an on-campus science lab and gained the necessary skills to move on to graduate school, work toward her Ph.D. and eventually become a scientist.

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Soon-to-be graduate Millicent Green found her home at Murray State University with the Racer family

MURRAY, Ky. — When asked, third-year senior from Paducah, Millicent Green, gave credit to multiple components that contributed to molding her into the industrious student she has become throughout her college career. Green graduated from Ballard Memorial High School in 2014 as salutatorian with 37 college credit hours. The soon-to-be magna cum laude graduate will […]

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Murray State student builds a bee farm on Pullen Farm

MURRAY, Ky. — While many Murray State students were getting some much-needed rest over Spring Break, Agriculture Science/Agriculture Education student, MacKenzie Jones, from Frankfort, Kentucky, was keeping busy.

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Tiny satellite presented at Posters-at-the-Capitol by Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management students

MURRAY, Ky. — Saeed Almalki and Mitchell Harris represented Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) program at the 16th annual Posters-at- the-Capitol on March 2 in Frankfort, Ky. The students displayed the CricketSatellite Project, a very small satellite that measures temperature at different altitudes. Posters-at-the-Capitol was created to engage undergraduate students in research. At […]

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