June, 2014

Town & Gown Community Band Plans Freedom Fest Concert

Lovett Auditorium at Murray State University will ring with the sound of patriotic songs, marches, and classic Americana on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band under the direction of [...]

WKMS news documentaries and feature news stories win national awards

Two WKMS News documentaries and two feature news stories have earned awards of excellence in national competition. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) honored WKMS News leadership at separate [...]

MSU music figure honored in plaque ceremony

Community members and music lovers gathered on Saturday, June 21, to pay tribute to the late Charles E. “Chuck” Simons with a ceremony honoring his role on and off the Murray State University campus. The ceremony [...]

Murray State University unveils updated athletic logo

Secondary logos and word marks also created for program MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University unveiled an updated athletic identity and branding initiatives, highlighted by a primary logo that will be very familiar to Racer fans, [...]

Murray State ranks first in the state

 The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its 2014 Teacher Prep Review, with a much expanded and more comprehensive evaluation of 1,612 teacher preparation programs across the United States, and for the first time, a [...]

Scholarship endowment created by Murray State faculty member

Gift from Dr. Meg Crittenden to assist graduate students in the college of education The Dr. Meg Crittenden Educational Administration Scholarship has been established as an endowment by gifts to the Murray State University Foundation by [...]

Scholarship established to honor Curt and Marilyn Thompson Burklow

Created to recognize the Burklows’ tradition of music education Curt and Marilyn Thompson Burklow had a tradition of musical accomplishment in their family. The Burklows are being honored for that tradition by family members and friends [...]

Murray State finishes with Best Overall at the Parker Chainless Competition

Murray State University placed in almost every category in the 2014 Parker Chainless Competition this past spring semester in Irvine, Calif., including Best Overall. The team won first place in Manufacturability and Workmanship; Best Sprint; Sprint [...]

New master’s of science degree in sustainability science to be offered

Murray State University will unveil a new graduate-level program in sustainability science this fall. Students across all disciplines of study have expressed an increased interest in a cleaner earth and promoting a healthier environment for the [...]

Psychology of Soccer: How to Pick a World Cup Team

From NBC News, by Keith Wagstaff When Brazil takes on Croatia in the first match of the World Cup in São Paulo on Thursday, millions of fans around the world will kick off a monthlong obsession [...]