A miniature barn at the Murray State Arboretum at sunset.

Murray State hosts fifth annual Hutson Harvest Gala

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University hosted the fifth annual Hutson Harvest Gala on Sept. 13 to raise funds for the continuing expansion of pollinator gardens and beds at the Murray State Arboretum.

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A large group of students stands outside the Curris Center with several holding large checks.

Emerging Scholars Institute at Murray State receives $10,000 for scholarships

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence awarded five $2,000 scholarships to participants of the Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr., Emerging Scholars Institute for the 2018–19 academic year. Alumnus Johnnie Green, who attended Murray State in 2002, donated the funding for the scholarships. Green also donated $10,000 in scholarship […]

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A group of students walk across a wooden bridge on a lake surface.

Renewed Memorandum of Understanding highlights partnership between Murray State and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

MURRAY, KY. — For more than 50 years, Murray State University has enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership with nearby Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and the U.S. Forest Service within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That relationship was recently extended through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between these entities that acknowledges the benefits that each provide […]

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Murray State University Galleries and the Department of Art & Design present three new exhibits on campus. Pictured is a collage of artwork from the “Blurring Boundaries: Continuity to Change – The Women of AAA 1936 to 2018” exhibit. The collage features the following works (clockwise from top left): “#51” by Clover Vail, “Kufa” by Beatrice Riese, “#Bars” by Siri Berg and “Inside Out” by Anne Rusinoff.

Murray State University to present three new art exhibits

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University Galleries and the Department of Art & Design present three new exhibits on campus, including “John Utgaard: Sabbatical Show,” “Blurring Boundaries: Continuity to Change – The Women of AAA 1936 to 2018” and “Professional Blend V.” The sabbatical show by John Utgaard will be on display Sept. 27 through Nov. 1 in […]

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A student talks with a recruiter at a Career Fair.

Murray State adopts Handshake as new internship, job portal

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has joined Handshake, a career management platform that allows students and alumni from approximately 500 schools opportunities to network and explore prospective career paths. “It’s really a tool to help connect students to employers,” said Matthew Purdy, director of Career Services at Murray State. He explained that as a more extensive and […]

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The storytellers, from left to right, include Callie Whitmore of Owensboro, Kentucky; Matt Anderson of Imperial, Missouri; and Cory Storm of Owensboro, Kentucky. They look down upon God Arumburu (Nathan Hensley of Johnson City, Tennessee) as he tries to encourage Mouse (Kynlee Mohler of Dover, Tennessee) in her time of need.

Murray State to present production of ‘Tale of the Mouse’

MURRAY, Ky. — The Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts at Murray State University will present its annual children’s production of “Tale of the Mouse,” written by Anita Gustafson. This first production of Murray State’s 2018–2019 theatre season will be presented to area preschool, elementary and middle school children Sept. 25–28 with a public viewing Saturday, Sept. […]

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Tyler Williams gives a presentation.

#RacerInternships: TSM students program future careers through FBI, NASA internships

MURRAY, Ky. — Students in the telecommunications system management (TSM) department at Murray State University are using their programming skills to develop not only technology but their future careers. Brett Hecklinger, a senior from Paducah, completed a 10-week internship with the FBI in Quantico, Virginia. As a student workforce trainee, Hecklinger supported the division by developing technology-based solutions […]

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An official headshot of Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner in uniform.

Murray State alumnus named Kentucky City Employee of the Year

MURRAY, Ky. — Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner, ’15, was named Kentucky City Employee of the Year by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). The award recognizes outstanding Kentucky city employees and celebrates their achievements. Award criteria includes exceptional public service, leadership, professionalism, innovation, dedication and teamwork. Nominations are open to any non-elected full-time employees of KLC-member cities. […]

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A female student sets a plate of vegetables in front of a diner.

Students prepare for futures by preparing lunch

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students pursuing degrees in food, nutrition and dietetics concluded their senior years this past spring with a capstone course about meal management. The course culminated with students preparing and serving lunch in the Oakley Dining Room.

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An official photo of Dr. Marvin D. Mills.

Murray State remembers legacy of Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr.

MURRAY, Ky. — Every institution has its heroes — the individuals whose legacies are carved into the very foundation. At Murray State University and in the greater community, Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr., was just that: a hero with an enduring legacy. A portrait of Mills currently hangs in the Multicultural Center on campus that is named for […]

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