Grand opening of Murray State’s The Arboretum scheduled for Thursday

The Hutson School of Agriculture broke ground for The Arboretum at Murray State University on Oct. 10, 2008. The expansion of The Arboretum began in 2009, and has continued to grow in size, biodiversity and plant collections with each passing season. With the ongoing support of the Friends of the Arboretum, numerous local nurseries, area alumni and the state of Kentucky, the […]

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Study on social media culminates in research award for Murray State professors

Two professors in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University have been selected for the “Best in Track Award” from the Society of Marketing Advances for research on social media. The award-winning paper, “Corporate Social Media Usage: An Examination by Platform, Industry, Size and Financial Performance,” was authored by Dr. Katherine […]

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Dr. Sandy Miles a U.S. delegate in Netherlands

Dr. Sandy Miles was chosen as a delegate to represent the U.S. Human Resource Management interests at the International Standards Organization’s Human Resource Standards Plenary meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Sept. 24-27. She will also serve as strategic adviser to the chair and as an expert for the Human Governance work group. The meetings are being hosted […]

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McCoy works with elite state economists to predict revenue growth

Dr. James (Jim) P. McCoy, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Murray State University, has begun his work with the Kentucky Consensus Forecasting Group (KCFG). McCoy is a longtime faculty member in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at MSU. Formally established by law in 1994, the Kentucky Consensus Forecasting Group is a nonpartisan team […]

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College of education announces new faculty

 The Murray State University college of education has appointed seven new faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. Dr. David Whaley, dean of the college, noted that the new faculty will strengthen a variety of undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs. Dr. Kimberly J. Stormer has joined the adolescent, career and special education department as […]

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MSU inaugurates “Out Racers: Take Your Place!”

Murray State University’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) office is launching a new program called “Out Racers: Take Your Place!” The new 12-member cohort, which is funded in part by a grant from JustFundKY, will be dedicated to helping eliminate discrimination against the LGBT community in Kentucky. This high-impact, hands-on leadership development program, designed for […]

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12th annual Hammack Scholarship Banquet scheduled for Sept. 14

Reservations due by Sept. 7 The Murray State University department of history will host the 12th annual James W. Hammack Jr. Scholarship Banquet at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in MSU’s Curris Center Ballroom. The banquet is held each year to honor the memory of Hammack, who served on the history department faculty at Murray State […]

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Students make their place in Murray State tradition

From The Murray State News Hunter Farrell, staff writer Murray State’s slogan “Take Your Place” has students getting involved in clubs and organizations that exist on campus. With more than 170 registered and University-recognized clubs and organizations, there are many opportunities for Racers to find a place to belong. However, a new trend has risen […]

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MSU panel plans presidential recruitment

From the Paducah Sun – Early steps in the search for the next leader of Murray State University continued Wednesday as the search committee and its consulting firm met to organize the process. Members of the Board of Regents presidential search panel met with two representatives from Witt/Kieffer of Oak Brook, Ill., in the Pogue […]

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Accounting professor receives award for research on ethics

Dr. L. Murphy Smith, the David and Ashley Dill Distinguished Professor of Accounting at Murray State University, received the KPMG 2013 Outstanding Published Manuscript Award from the American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Work-Life Balance Section. The award was presented at the association’s annual meeting held this month in Anaheim, Calif. His award-winning paper, “Ethical […]

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