Murray State professor participating at literary seminar this summer

This summer, Dr. Timothy Johns, an assistant professor of English at Murray State University, will participate in the National Humanities Center Summer Institutes in Literary Studies from July 24-29 at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The purpose of the literary seminar is to examine J.M. Coetzee’s work and interpret the forms […]

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Murray State University bookstore recognized for recent success in sales

Murray State University’s bookstore, University Store, was featured in the March 2012 edition of the Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine. The article explains the significance of selling licensed merchandise in college bookstores, the increase of sales from strategic product placements and the level of creativity from the bookstores’ employees. Michael Kastre, a freelance writer, wrote […]

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Murray State University welcomes new dean to its College of Education on July 1

Dr. David Whaley, currently the associate dean for teacher education in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University, will begin serving as the new dean of the College of Education at Murray State University on July 1. In the fall of 2011, the search for a new dean began with a committee on […]

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Chamberlain recognized nationally for outstanding teaching and mentoring

Dr. Don Chamberlain, professor and chair of the department of accounting at Murray State University, has been selected to receive the 2012 KPMG Mentoring Award from the American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Work-Life Balance Section. The award, which will be presented at the national meeting of the American Accounting Association in Washington, D.C., in […]

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MSU Town & Gown Community Band

Marches, patriotic selections, Broadway showstoppers, great standards and classic literature from the golden age of the American concert band will fill the band room at Murray State during rehearsals of the newly organized Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band. More than 80 volunteers have signed up for the group, which will be directed […]

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Farm Credit Services of Mid-America donates $12,250 to agriculture scholarship

Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, along with its employees, recently gave the last installment of a gift totaling $12,250 to the Richie McClerkin Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which was originally created by McClerkin, assists students pursuing a degree in agriculture at Murray State University. Farm Credit Services wanted to honor Richie McClerkin’s memory; he was […]

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Paducah cohort for M.A. in educational administration demonstrates school leadership

The Murray State University college of education hosted a capstone presentation for the May 2012 graduates of the master of arts in educational administration Paducah cohort on Monday, April 30. The event, held at the McCracken County Board of Education office, was an opportunity for the 13 candidates to showcase their leadership projects to superintendents […]

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Center for College and Career Readiness offers development for education professionals

In response to school districts’ need to meet the Kentucky Unbridled Learning College and Career Readiness benchmarks, the Murray State University Center for College and Career Readiness sponsored a Tracking Next Generation Learners professional development workshop on April 19. There were 27 guidance counselors, principals and instructional supervisors representing 13 school districts from the service […]

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TSM at Murray State receives $75,000 grant

Murray State University’s Program of Distinction in Telecommunication Systems Management (TSM) has received a $75,000 grant from the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC). The grant is designed to support efforts made by faculty in Kentucky to commercialize a technology, product or process they have developed, but not yet licensed. The grant will be used […]

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YNL sets national student enrollment record for 21st time

The Youth and Nonprofit Leadership (YNL) program at Murray State University has set a national student enrollment record with 819 students for the 2011-12 academic year, leading the nation in student enrollment for 21 consecutive years. This includes students in the minor, major, university studies classes and graduate programs. The major is new to the […]

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