Three students walk on the quad during the fall semester.

Murray State University recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 28th consecutive year

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list, now in its 34th year, includes Murray State as one of the best regional universities for 2019, marking the University’s 28th consecutive year of top-tier rankings by the reputable […]

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Murray State University announces new Illinois housing scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced a new Illinois housing scholarship for eligible students who are enrolled at the University beginning with the fall 2019 semester. Incoming full-time freshman and incoming full-time transfer students from Illinois who receive a regional tuition rate are eligible for the new $3,000 annual on-campus housing scholarship that will be awarded […]

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Murray State introduces statewide Murray State Promise tuition program

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has introduced the Murray State Promise tuition program. First-time freshmen and new transfer students throughout the state of Kentucky are eligible for this tuition assistance program, which is an expansion of the previous Racer Promise tuition assistance program that had been offered to students living within the University’s 18-county west Kentucky […]

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An official headshot of Brian Canerdy standing in front of a Murray State backdrop.

Murray State names Canerdy as new director of development for Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and University Special Projects

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University named Brian Canerdy as the new director of development for the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and for University Special Projects. In this role, Canerdy will coordinate and facilitate fundraising efforts in scholarship endowment and other key initiative areas. “Brian will do a great job serving as our newest director in […]

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Shelby Wright stands in a field.

Murray State University Information: Week of Sept. 3–7

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Sept. 3–7. ** Abbie Niemeier, a sophomore studying accounting at Murray State from Edwardsville, Illinois, received a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). PCAOB awarded scholarships to one undergraduate or graduate student per institution at […]

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An official headshot of Andrew Maraniss.

Murray State to host Andrew Maraniss for second annual Easley Lecture

MURRAY, Ky. — The history department at Murray State University will host the annual Easley Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Grand Ballroom with Andrew Maraniss serving as the event’s keynote speaker. The public lecture series, now in its second year, aims to provide the community with opportunities to hear unique perspectives […]

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Jodi Henon stands in front of an American flag and framed photo of U.S. Senator Rand Paul.

Murray State students pursue summer internships in Kentucky politics

MURRAY, Ky. — Two Murray State University students pursuing degrees in political science spent their summers experiencing the Kentucky political system in action through regional internship opportunities. Jodi Henon of Bowling Green interned at the state office of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, while Christopher Stewart of Kuttawa worked as a student intern for the Lyon County Courthouse. “This was […]

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The exterior of the Paducah regional campus.

Murray State Paducah Regional Campus to host celebratory reception Sept. 17

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Paducah Regional Campus will host a celebratory reception Sept. 17 to recognize the community partnerships and academic successes that helped expand the University’s presence in the Paducah region. The current regional campus in Paducah opened in January 2014 in an effort to increase higher education opportunities for the greater community. Since its […]

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Two chemistry students in lab gear look at a beaker filled with liquid in a lab.

Forbes recognizes Murray State on America’s Best Colleges list

MURRAY, Ky. — Forbes magazine recognized Murray State University on their America’s Best Colleges list for 2018 as the highest ranked regional public university in Kentucky. This marks the 11th consecutive year the University has been included on the prestigious list since its inception. Rather than examining ACT/SAT scores and acceptance rates, the America’s Best Colleges list takes […]

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Murray State to host Education Abroad Fair Sept. 13

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s education abroad office will hold an Education Abroad Fair Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Curris Center. “It’s a big event to showcase all the study abroad programs we have coming up in the next year,” said Robyn Pizzo, education abroad advisor at Murray […]

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