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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Murray State University has announced future changes for its main campus Small Business Development Center (SBDC) operations, effective July 1, 2019.

Murray State announces future plans for Small Business Development Center

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced future changes for its main campus Small Business Development Center (SBDC) operations, effective July 1, 2019. These changes include transition of its Owensboro SBDC operations to the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) network, hosted by the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, effective […]

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Murray State biology professor discovers new insect species with help from her five-year-old

Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers names new species Hebetica sylviae after daughter Sylvie makes discovery in flower bed MURRAY, Ky. — A Murray State biology professor has named a new insect species after her daughter, who helped make the discovery while planting flowers in western Kentucky. Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers teaches zoology, ornithology and human anatomy classes to […]

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Retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham, a 1962 graduate of Murray State University, will return to his alma mater in fall 2019 to teach a course on legal studies and criminal law in the Department of Political Science and Sociology.

Retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham to teach legal studies course at Murray State University

Cunningham brings nearly 50 years of experience to the classroom MURRAY, Ky. — Retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham, a 1962 graduate of Murray State University, will return to his alma mater in fall 2019 to teach a course on legal studies and criminal law in the Department of Political Science and Sociology. Cunningham’s […]

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Dr. Randal Keller has been named the new Jesse. D. Jones Endowed Professor for the Murray State University Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Pictured from left are Dr. Claire Fuller, dean, Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology; Dr. Randal Keller, professor, Department of Occupational Safety and Health; and Dr. Tracey Wortham, chair, Department of Occupational Safety and Health.

Dr. Randal Keller named newest Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Randal Keller has been named the newest Jesse. D. Jones Endowed Professor for the Murray State University Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Keller, a professor in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, will start as the endowed professor in fall 2019. The professorship, made possible by […]

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The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will present its Freedom Fest Concert of American Music at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 in Lovett Auditorium. Pictured is the band at a recent performance held in the Rotary Amphitheater Performing Arts Pavilion, located in Murray’s Central Park, led by guest conductor and Director of University Bands Dr. Trae Blanco.

Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band presenting Freedom Fest Concert of American Music on July 4

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will present its Freedom Fest Concert of American Music at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 in Lovett Auditorium. The band is in its eighth season under the direction of Dr. Todd E. Hill, professor of music at Murray State.  The program is […]

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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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Members of the Murray State University and greater community came together June 20 to memorialize the late Dr. Robert H. McGaughey, III (pictured), a professor emeritus and retired chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Murray State, greater community comes together in funeral service for Dr. Bob ‘Doc’ McGaughey

University leaders remember McGaughey as a mentor and friend MURRAY, Ky. — Members of the Murray State University and greater community came together June 20 to memorialize the late Dr. Robert H. McGaughey, III, a professor emeritus and retired chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. McGaughey, known as “Doc” by his countless […]

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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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Associate English professor Dr. Jeff Osborne’s Purchase Area Writer’s Workshop featured guided readings and spirited discussion on classic literature from “Beowulf” to modern favorites, including “The Hunger Games.” Pictured are students in this year's workshop, one of three camps offered at this year's Creative Arts Workshops program.

Murray State University College of Humanities and Fine Arts hosts 2019 Creative Arts Workshops

High schoolers visit Murray State for writing, singing and art camps MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University College of Humanities and Fine Arts hosted its 2019 Creative Arts Workshops (CAW) program from June 9-15, bringing 75 young artists from six states on campus to participate in writing, singing and art camps taught by University […]

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