Murray State University experiences a six percent increase over the past two years

Preliminary figures for Fall 2011 show MSU up overall, and in new freshmen, transfers and international Increases in first-time freshmen and transfer students combined to raise Murray State University’s overall enrollment to an estimated 10,617 students. Together with last year’s increase, Murray’s larger numbers represent a six percent rise in students enrolled over the past […]

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President’s Concert to benefit music programs in Japan damaged by earthquake and tsunami

MSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs for international effort; donations requested  LIVE STREAM The President’s Concert at Murray State University this year will benefit music programs in Japan. The MSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be performing to assist Japan in rebuilding music programming that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Although there […]

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Roundabout U at annual Festival of Champions

Murray State University’s Roundabout U looks at an annual signature event for MSU — the Festival of Champions marching band competition. Co-hosts Jim Carter and Sarah Clark go musical this week with interviews and marching band clips. Clark traveled to Nashville to talk with Murray State alum Preston Stanfill, while Carter stayed in Murray to […]

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MTV dream team sets sights on Murray State

Quick, what are the top three things you want to do before you die? This is what The Buried Life (TBL) team from MTV is most fascinated by and on Tuesday, Nov. 1, Murray State students will have a chance to tell them. The Buried Life, whose name is borrowed from a poem by 1852 […]

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Racer Round-Up Rodeo set for Oct. 27-29

It’s that time of year again when cowboys and Cowgirls from across the Ozark Region descend on the William “Bill” Cherry Agriculture Exposition Center at Murray State University for the 36th Annual Murray State University Racer Round-Up Rodeo Oct. 27-29. The show starts at 7 p.m. nightly. Members from the MSU rodeo team, and colleges […]

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Freshman selected as finalist in singing competition

Born at a naval base in Long Beach, Calif., Jamie Boyd had no idea he would one day be competing to be the 2011 Voice of McDonald’s. The competition is designed to recognize and reward talented employees of the fast food giant, and Boyd has the chance to win a trip to the McDonald’s 2012 […]

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Roundabout U explores Southern Illinois

Murray State University’s Roundabout U finds co-hosts Jim Carter and Sarah Clark on the road again — this time traveling through Southern Illinois. Carter and Clark are joined this week by special guest co-host MSU President Randy Dunn as he interviews some old friends in the Illinois school systems. Dunn spent much of his career […]

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$500,000 estate gift establishes scholarship

Nell Hall Vickrey bequest will aid students studying math and science at MSU  Murray State University is the recipient of a $500,000 estate gift to establish “The John C. and Nell Hall Vickrey Scholarship” in the MSU college of science, engineering and technology (CSET). Application for the scholarship is open to all students pursuing a […]

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MSU Dill Distinguished Professor of Accounting receives award for paper

Dr. L. Murphy Smith, the David and Ashley Dill Distinguished Professor of Accounting at Murray State University, received the Outstanding Paper Award for articles published in the Journal of the American Taxation Association. He received the award at the American Accounting Association annual meeting in Denver in August. Smith’s co-authored paper, “Do Complexity, Governance and […]

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Local hospital helps breathe new life into campus

Murray Calloway County Hospital recently donated an AED, automated external defibrillator, to Murray State University’s Waterfield Library and currently plans to donate a second device to another campus facility in the near future. An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia and […]

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