Scholarship news: 2/1 deadline approaching, University sees record number of Presidential Fellowship applicants

MURRAY, Ky. — Both current and incoming Murray State University students are encouraged to complete the 2019-20 scholarship application by the deadline of 4:30 p.m. CDT on Feb. 1, 2019. Students only need to submit one scholarship application to be considered for all competitive scholarship awards for which they are eligible. Students who are admitted […]

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The exterior of Pogue Library at night.

Archival archeologists rediscover the past in Pogue Library through Archives After Dark

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of English & Philosophy collaborated with University Libraries to bring students into Pogue Library for an in-depth tour of the archives and special collections in late September. It all began when Ashley Ireland, dean of University Libraries, and Dr. Carrie Jerrell, professor of English, wanted to do something […]

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Murray State University Information: Week of Dec. 10–14

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of Dec. 10–14. ** Murray State nutrition and dietetics students recently competed in a contest sponsored by Allegro Fine Foods of Paris, Tennessee, to develop recipes featuring three new Allegro marinades the company is introducing to […]

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Murray State offers Racer One Stop for students in January

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University staff will be available in the Curris Center Stables for Racer One Stop to assist students with inquiries regarding billing, direct deposit, RacerCard, registration, scholarships and veterans affairs. Racer One Stop will be available from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on January 14 and 15, and from 8 a.m. until […]

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Peggy Whaley (center), Cindy Clemson (right) and Jeff Henry (left) stand in front of a red and gold curtain.

Murray State University earns national recognition for retention efforts

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University recently received national recognition for its retention efforts from the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at the 14th annual National Symposium on Student Retention held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The University won the national organization’s 2018 Best Practices Award for the paper “Student Engagement and Success: Action and […]

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Murray State University announces fall 2018 Dean’s List recipients

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced its Dean’s List recipients for the fall 2018 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students. “We take great pride in our students’ academic achievements,” said Dr. Mark Arant, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This recognition is a testament to their hard […]

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Students from the NLS 305: Giving, Philanthropy and Grants course stand with Mark McLemore, executive director of the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center, who holds a large check for $3,000.

Murray State students award $3,000 grant to Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center

MURRAY, Ky. — Nonprofit leadership studies students at Murray State University awarded a $3,000 grant to the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center in December as part of a student philanthropy course. The Giving, Philanthropy & Grants course, which is taught by Dr. Peter Weber, aims to provide students with hands-on experience with grant-making and philanthropy by working […]

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The group of FFA All-Region Stars stand together in front of a Murray State backdrop.

Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture recognizes area FFA students for outstanding accomplishments

MURRAY, Ky. — The Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State recently honored high school students from the Purchase, Pennyrile and Green River regions as Murray State FFA All-Region Stars based on the students’ demonstrated leadership in Future Farmers of America (FFA). A banquet recognizing the students was held Monday, Nov. 19, on Murray State’s campus. Several […]

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Two female middle school students work on a project with building blocks in a classroom at Murray Middle School.

Murray State professor brings STEM Club to local middle school girls

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Stephanie Hendrith of Murray State University established an after school club in fall 2018 for local fourth and fifth grade girls to introduce them to all the possibilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The club was founded and organized by Hendrith, assistant professor of early childhood and elementary […]

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Sheila Wilson Phillips (left) is pictured with Dr. Tony Brannon (right), dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Murray State recognizes agriculture alumni during Homecoming 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture announced the winners of several alumni awards during Homecoming 2018 in October, including Dr. Sheila Wilson Phillips as the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award as well as Stan Brunston and Kyle Yancey as joint recipients of the Outstanding Agriculture Alumnus Award. “Hutson School of Agriculture graduates […]

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