An aerial view of campus in the fall.

Murray State offers new undergraduate program offerings in game development, design and unmanned aerial systems

MURRAY, Ky. — In an effort to continue meeting the needs of current and prospective students, Murray State University is expanding its undergraduate program offerings to include specializations in game development and design as well as unmanned aerial systems. “Our colleges and departments constantly seek ways to innovate and make available new academic opportunities for our students and […]

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An official headshot of Muhammad F. on the campus of Murray State.

Student experiences Racer friendliness through UGRAD-Pakistan program

MURRAY, Ky. — After landing from a 16-hour flight to discover his luggage was lost, Muhammad F. was ready to board a plane home to Pakistan — until he met his first Racer. “One of my classmates picked me up from the airport and let me borrow his clothes and shoes,” Muhammad said. “His friendliness instantly stood out […]

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Two students stand and talk to a student sitting on a bench in front of Lovett Auditorium.

Murray State receives top recognition on Safe Campus national list

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Police Department and Center for Adult and Regional Education were named first in the nation for campus safety initiatives with both University units receiving the 2018 Department of the Year award from Safe Campus. Safe Campus recognizes outstanding achievement by administrative departments. Both the Police Department and the Center for Adult […]

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The exterior of the Oakhurst home.

Murray State to celebrate holiday season and Oakhurst anniversary with pair of events

MURRAY, Ky. — The Town & Gown Partnership at Murray State University is hosting a holiday concert as well as “An Oakhurst Centennial Celebration” open house to put the Murray community in the holiday spirit and celebrate the centennial anniversary of Oakhurst. “Town & Gown strives to support events that bring the University and community together,” said Carol […]

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Lovett (left) is pictured with Dr. Robert Lyons (right), assistant dean of the college.

Local superintendent Trent Lovett recognized as Murray State outstanding alumnus

MURRAY, Ky. — Trent Lovett, superintendent of Marshall County Schools, received the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Service Award from the Murray State University College of Education and Human Services during the college’s 33rd annual Homecoming Breakfast on Oct. 27. “Our college is grateful to claim exceptional alumni like Trent Lovett who go out of their way to serve their […]

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An official headshot of Dr. Amanda Watson Joyce.

Dr. Amanda Watson Joyce’s workplace happiness research goes viral

MURRAY, Ky. — Good-natured comedians rejoice — and don’t quit your day jobs! Dr. Amanda Watson Joyce, assistant professor of psychology at Murray State University, has been garnering attention in the national media for her research on happiness that focuses on how humor impacts workplace satisfaction. Joyce shared that her first psychology mentor, Dr. Arnie Cann of the University […]

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Four female students stand together in their commencement regalia inside the CFSB Center.

Murray State to celebrate December 2018 Commencement

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University will celebrate December 2018 Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the CFSB Center with a combined undergraduate and graduate ceremony at 10 a.m. A total of 721 pending degrees will be conferred during the service — including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees — with 19 states and 15 countries represented […]

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Six students pose on stage while rehearsing a scene.

Murray State to present ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Global Languages & Theatre Arts presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” with performances Nov. 15–18. The show will be presented in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre in the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. Shows run Nov. 15–17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The […]

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A woman stands in front of the Paducah Regional Campus.

Murray State to host upcoming Adult Student Open House event in Paducah

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is hosting an Adult Student Open House on Nov. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the University’s Paducah Regional Campus to highlight the many opportunities available for adult students interested in earning their bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Murray State’s Paducah Regional Campus is located in a state-of-the-art facility just off I-24 […]

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Pictured is “Barrette no. 2” by Murphy-Price.

Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series to welcome Althea Murphy-Price to Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — Printmaker Althea Murphy-Price has been named the Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series Artist at Murray State University for fall 2018. Murphy-Price will edition her work and present a public lecture Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. in room 631 of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. She will also edition a screenprint with the help of […]

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