Three students walk on Murray State's campus on a fall afternoon.

Murray State enrollment continues to reflect academic achievement among students

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s fall 2017 preliminary enrollment data indicates several continued positive trends, including another academically strong freshman class with a higher average ACT score and number of valedictorians from last fall’s class, along with a higher overall institutional retention rate. This year’s first-time freshman class of 1,443 students holds an average ACT score of […]

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

Murray State affords incoming freshmen opportunities with new Deans Scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is adopting a new scholarship worth $1,500 per academic year for freshmen beginning in fall 2018. The Deans Scholarship is a new annual award for first-time freshmen who qualify. Recipients of the new scholarship will receive $750 for the fall and spring semesters, respectively, for four years or until their bachelor’s […]

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President Bob Davies addressed the crowd in Wrather Auditorium.

Murray State President Bob Davies delivers State of the University Address

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies delivered the annual State of the University Address to students, faculty, staff and community members Nov. 14 in the Wrather West Kentucky Museum. Titled “Pathway of Persistence: Our Continued Commitment to Student Excellence,” Davies’ address focused on four guiding pillars of Murray State’s Strategic Plan, including the University’s […]

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The exterior of Pogue Library at Murray State University.

Murray State University to host Fall Scholars Week

MURRAY, Ky. — Students at Murray State University will have the opportunity to share their scholarly and creative endeavors with the campus community during Fall Scholars Week, a University-wide celebration of student scholarship, research and creative work. Fall Scholars Week takes place Nov. 13–17 and features presentations that highlight independent or course-related projects from undergraduate and graduate students at […]

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A clock tower on Murray State University's campus.

Murray State President Bob Davies to deliver State of the University Address on Nov. 14

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University President Bob Davies will deliver the annual State of the University Address on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Wrather Auditorium. The event is open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members and will be streamed live at murraystate.edu/streaming. Titled “Pathway of Persistence: Our Continued Commitment to Student Excellence,” Davies’ address […]

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Anna Quijano-Eckard, junior elementary education major from Madisonville, expresses appreciation for her scholarship gifts and shares her plans to pay it forward as a teacher.

College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University connects scholarship recipients with their benefactors

MURRAY, Ky. — On Oct. 19, Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services held its fifth annual Scholarship and Service Recognition Banquet. This event was held to recognize students who received academic scholarships through the college for the 2017–18 academic year and to honor the generous benefactors who made those awards possible. “This is […]

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Alumni and faculty from the nursing program at Murray State University stand outside the Ruth E. Cole Auditorium.

Nursing alumni and faculty at Murray State University share successes

MURRAY, Ky. — Alumni and faculty from the nursing program at Murray State University recently gathered for a reunion and annual meeting during Homecoming 2017, discussing recent accomplishments and scholarships in addition to awarding one faculty member with the Ruth E. Cole Endowed Professorship. “[This annual event] brings in people who have graduated, recently or years ago, […]

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Students sit outside in front of Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State University recognized by Schools.com as top four-year college in state of Kentucky

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University was recently recognized by Schools.com as the top four-year college in the state of Kentucky. Rankings by Schools.com were based on a mathematical analysis of data from the National Center for Education Statistics and other sources within the U.S. Department of Education that included metrics of affordability, flexibility and distance […]

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The exterior of the new Engineering and Physics Building.

Dedication ceremony and open house for Engineering and Physics Building scheduled for Oct. 27

MURRAY, Ky. — The public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony and open house for Murray State University’s new Engineering and Physics Building on Friday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. The 81,000-square-foot building, located on the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus, opened this past August to students, faculty and staff at Murray State. New and enhanced features […]

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A student rides Racer One during the Homecoming 2016 parade.

Murray State University prepares for Homecoming 2017

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is preparing for another unforgettable Homecoming experience packed with memorable reunions and events. This year’s Homecoming theme, Once Upon a Homecoming, will showcase the magic of Racer pride. Festivities will commence Oct. 26–28. The campus community will come alive with a series of events throughout the weekend. Campus Activities Board (CAB) Homecoming […]

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