Pictured from left are Clinton and Mary Opal Moore, the namesakes of the Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer’s Residency. Established with generous gifts from their children, the residency was created to strengthen literary connections between Appalachia and western Kentucky while enhancing the creative and professional growth of students pursuing creative writing at Murray State.

Murray State creative writing program announces 2019 Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer-in-Residence

MURRAY, Ky. — The creative writing program at Murray State University is pleased to announce author Robert Gipe as the 2019 Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer-in-Residence.  An award-winning author, educator and activist, Gipe was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, and now calls Harlan County, Kentucky his home. Gipe earned […]

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Murray State alumnus Trey Morris wins 2019 NAA International Auctioneer Championship

New Orleans, La. – Trey Morris, ’06, an auctioneer from Murray, Kentucky, Murray State alumnus and former public address announcer for University athletics, recently won the 2019 National Auctioneers Association (NAA) International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) after competing among 68 participants in the men’s and women’s divisions from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Ireland. The […]

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The Racers Roadshow, an eight-day tour of nine locations across Kentucky and Tennessee, wrapped up July 18 with a final stop in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. More than 1,200 guests attended during its tour.

Murray State University’s ‘Racers Roadshow’ wraps up at CFSB Center in Murray

More than 1,200 guests attended nine stops over eight days across Kentucky and Tennessee for a celebration of all things Murray State MURRAY, Ky. — The Racers Roadshow, an eight-day tour of nine locations across Kentucky and Tennessee, wrapped up July 18 with a final stop in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. The […]

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Murray State University has introduced new programs in culture and language studies and human services, with a third planned in cybersecurity management.

Murray State University introduces new academic programs

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has introduced new programs in culture and language studies and human services, with a third planned in cybersecurity management. These new programs, which will be offered beginning fall 2019, reflect the University’s commitment to providing modern courses that incorporate real-world experience to ensure students are prepared for the workforce. […]

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Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform August 10 at Murray State University’s CFSB Center.

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas concert scheduled for Aug. 10 at CFSB Center canceled

Update 8/8/19 – The Starship featuring Mickey Thomas concert, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10th at the CFSB Center on the campus of Murray State University has been canceled due to an unforeseen circumstance with one of the band members. No other information is being released at this time. For ticket refund information, click HERE. MURRAY, […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of July 8-12

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of July 8-12. ** Murray State University students took home the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship in Maryland last month. Adam Puckett and Blake Albertson, both of Bloomington, Indiana, clocked in a three-day, 15 […]

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Murray State University is announcing new outreach initiatives to develop and support the business community.

Murray State University announces new business outreach initiatives

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is announcing new outreach initiatives to develop and support the business community. Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson said the University remains committed to regional support for entrepreneurial and economic services while also involving student and academic advancement.  “Murray State University has been providing entrepreneurial and economic development support […]

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Through numerous fundraising events as well as gifts received from family and friends of Preston Cope, a scholarship has been established at Murray State University in honor of the late Marshall County school shooting victim. Pictured from left-right, front row: Teresa Cope, Maddox Cope and Brian Cope. Pictured from left-right, back row: Director of Development, College of Education and Human Services and University Libraries, Melanie Brooks; President of the Murray State University Foundation, Dr. David Durr; Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson; Executive Director of Development, Tina Bernot; Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Dr. David Whaley.

Preston Cope Memorial Scholarship established at Murray State University

Family, friends of Marshall County High School shooting victim honor 15-year-old’s legacy MURRAY, Ky. — Through numerous fundraising events as well as gifts received from family and friends of Preston Cope, a scholarship has been established at Murray State University in honor of the late Marshall County school shooting victim. The scholarship will serve as […]

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Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson, pictured from left, are giving back to their alma mater by establishing a scholarship that will benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Steve’s native Jackson County, Illinois.

Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson establish scholarship

Steve & Elizabeth Pierson Endowed Scholarship created to benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Jackson County, Illinois, starting fall 2020 MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson are giving back to their alma mater by establishing a scholarship that will benefit incoming first-time freshmen from Steve’s native Jackson County, Illinois. The Steve & […]

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About 1,500 educators representing 81 school districts across five states convened at Murray State University June 11-12 for a professional development conference. Educator and social media star Gerry Brooks, left, delivered a keynote at Lovett Auditorium June 12.

Murray State University sees record turnout for education summit

‘The Summit: A Teaching and Technology Conference’ draws 1,500 educators for keynote speeches and workshops MURRAY, Ky. — Nearly 1,500 educators representing 81 school districts across five states convened at Murray State University June 11-12 for a professional development conference that featured nationally-known keynote speakers spanning a variety of educational roles. Through a partnership between […]

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