Murray State students and faculty invited to New York City for presentation

Four members of Murray State University’s department of journalism and mass communications will travel to New York City Dec. 3-5 to make a presentation about the department to human resource directors of all of the Omnicom Group companies. They are lecturers Gill Welsch and Bob Valentine and students Kirby Feldkamp and Abigail Goss. Welsch, head […]

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Roundabout U goes to world country music capital

Murray State University’s Roundabout U co-hosts Jim Carter and Sarah Clark hit the country music capital of the world in the current episode. Carter and Clark spend a day in Nashville, Tenn., sitting in on the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) conference — an event that introduces MSU music business students to the current music industry. The duo […]

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Murray State Racer Band performs in Indianapolis as exhibition band for high school marching band national championships

 The Murray State University Racer Band will attend Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Nov. 7-10 at Lucas Oil Stadium as one of the 2012 exhibition bands. Racer Band was invited by the national music education organization, Music For All, due toits extensive involvement with Music For All and being known […]

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Farming in the Black Patch Screening at MSU

As the sun sets in the distance, a large cloud of smoke hovers above the Smith family tobacco barns. To the unfamiliar observer, it may appear the barns are on fire, but in Calloway County in far Western Kentucky, it is not an uncommon scene. “We’re just curing tobacco in those barns,” says Billy Dale […]

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Murray State University experiences a two percent increase in enrollment

While most universities are suffering from a loss in enrollment, preliminary figures for Fall 2012 show MSU up overall MURRAY, Ky. — Increases in first-time freshmen and international students combined to raise Murray State University’s overall enrollment to an estimated 10,832 students, a growth of two percent. Together with the last two-years of increases, Murray’s […]

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Roundabout U takes a look at traditions at MSU

Murray State University’s Roundabout U explores a few of MSU’s tradition in the next episode. Co-hosts Jim Carter and Sarah Clark catch up with Michael Martin and Madeline Hart to find out more about Murray State’s annual All Campus Sing. Plus, it’s that time of year again, so cameras were on the 31st annual Mr. MSU […]

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Murray State University closes campaign with record $71.73 million raised

50 percent of donated funds benefit student scholarship endowments Murray State University shattered all previous fundraising efforts at the school by closing the Hold Thy Banner High: The Campaign for the Students of Murray State University with a stunning $71.73 million total. The campaign ended during Homecoming 2012 festivities Oct. 12-13. The original $60 million […]

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Cobb selected as coordinator of academic advising

Dr. Barbara Cobb, associate professor of English, has been named coordinator of academic advising at Murray State University. Cobb came to Murray State in 2002 with degrees from Rutgers University (Ph.D. and M.A., English) and Wellesley College (B.A., English). In her newest role, Cobb will lead efforts to provide training and resources for faculty academic […]

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MSU student earns Ershig Hampton Inn scholarship

Michael Richards, a senior from Paducah, has won the Don Ershig Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel Management Scholarship for 2012-13. The scholarship, which includes an opportunity to have a paid internship at the Hampton Inn in Murray, is for $1,250 each semester. Scholarship qualifications include being a junior or senior with a major or area […]

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Murray State student attends LGBT event in Washington, D.C.

Michael Penner, a sophomore at Murray State University and vice president of MSU Alliance, attended the “End of Summer BBQ” at the Naval Observatory Residence in Washington, D.C., in September with other diverse leaders who are influential in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. The event was hosted by Vice President Joe Biden […]

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