The exterior of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus.

Murray State begins 2018–19 Road Scholars program

MURRAY, Ky. — Beginning this fall, Murray State University faculty and staff members will visit high schools throughout Kentucky during the Road Scholars program as a recruitment initiative to assist in enrolling interested students at the University. “Murray State University is fortunate to have such outstanding relationships with high schools throughout the state of Kentucky,” said Murray State […]

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The exterior of a portion of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus at Murray State.

Murray State launches dynamic academic programs website and search engine

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University launched a new and engaging website for prospective students in August 2018 to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. The new site, which can be accessed at, features a dynamic search engine that allows students to explore academic programs based on careers and areas of interest. The […]

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Dr. Robert Jackson Appointed Interim President of Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Board of Regents has named Dr. Robert Jackson interim president, effective August 16. A 1985 graduate of Murray State University, Jackson currently serves as the president of the MSU Foundation. “We are grateful that Bob has agreed to step in as the interim president. We are confident that […]

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An official photo of Dr. Bob Davies standing on Murray State's campus.

Murray State University President Bob Davies announces resignation

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies has announced his resignation, effective Sept. 1. The University’s Board of Regents is expected to move quickly to name an interim president to ensure a seamless transition as the University prepares for a national presidential search. Known for his student-centered philosophy, commitment to the community, unyielding advocacy for higher […]

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An official portrait of Bill and Louise Hatley.

Major estate gift from Bill and Louise Hatley benefits Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Foundation will receive one of its largest single scholarship endowment gifts for the benefit of Murray State University students from the Bill and Louise Hatley Estate of Providence. This estate gift of nearly $3 million will establish an endowment for student scholarships in engineering technology and technical education programs. “For many […]

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An archway on campus that says, "Murray State University."

Murray State creates center with adult-student focus

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is launching the new Center for Adult and Regional Education (CARE) to provide greater access and support for the unique needs of non-traditional learners. CARE allows a renewed focus on the returning adult student who wishes to advance their career and improve their skills. In order to accommodate adult students with busy […]

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Members of the University stand with Bob Turok.

Murray State receives final installment of $1 million gift from BB&T Bank

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has received the final installment of a $1 million gift from BB&T Bank to support the University’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. The generous contribution, which was made payable over the past 10 years in $100,000 annual installments, has been stewarded to encourage the understanding and application of moral capitalism […]

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Murray State to begin offering online bachelor’s degree in agricultural science

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced a new opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural science through a convenient online format. The new delivery for this degree builds upon the existing agriculture science – agriscience technology degree program that has been offered by the University for many years to prepare students for […]

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Jessica Orscheln participates in a feeding tube lab.

Murray State announces expansions of Master of Science in Nutrition degree program

MURRAY, Ky. — The Master of Science in Nutrition degree program at Murray State University is expanding to include two different concentrations: an internship concentration and a non-internship concentration. The program’s internship concentration will continue to provide students with supervised training in preparation for the nationally recognized credentialing examination to become a registered dietitian, while the non-internship concentration […]

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Murray State to launch Executive Educator Series of program options

MURRAY, Ky. — The College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University is launching a new set of degree and certificate programs this fall. The initiative, titled the Executive Educator Series, includes program options for education professionals seeking to elevate their credentials and their careers. Current options in the Executive Educator Series include the following: — […]

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