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Boys and Girls Clubs of America executive Williams set to deliver diversity lecture at Murray State

Murray State University will welcome Dr. Damon Williams on Friday, Oct. 13 to meet with the campus community while sharing his expertise and insight on diversity and inclusion efforts. Williams will deliver a keynote lecture that afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Freed Curd Auditorium, located within the Collins Industry and Technology building. Sponsored by both the Murray State University Office...

Murray State University ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report for 27th consecutive year

Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list, now in its 33rd year, includes Murray State as one of the best regional universities for 2018, marking the University’s 27th consecutive year of top-tier rankings by the reputable college guide. The U.S. News rankings, which include a total of 1,389 colleges...

Private support for Murray State University exceeds $7.2 million in 2017 on 14,507 gifts

Private support for Murray State University during the 2017 fiscal year indicates strong support of the University with more than $7.2 million received in total gifts to the University. At the close of the fiscal year, a total of 14,507 gifts were made to benefit the University. “Private support is vitally important and allows for all of our academic programs to maintain high standards of rigor,...

Murray State awards Presidential Fellowship Scholarships to 18 incoming first-year students

A total of 18 incoming Murray State University students have been awarded the prestigious Presidential Fellowship scholarship. The scholarship awards full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the University. “We’re extremely excited to welcome these fine individuals to Murray State University,” said Murray State President Bob Davies. “Through their continued aspirations of academic...

Murray State’s Hopkinsville campus to host passenger vehicles for 2017 Solar Eclipse

Murray State University will host passenger vehicles on Monday, August 21 at the Hopkinsville campus to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse. (Photo Provided) Murray State University will host passenger vehicles on Monday, Aug. 21 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Hopkinsville campus for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Hopkinsville will provide the world’s longest solar eclipse viewing opportunity at 2 minutes and...

Former Northeastern State administrator Arant named academic affairs vice president at MSU

Following an extensive national search, Murray State University President Bob Davies has announced that Dr. Mark Arant will be the next provost and vice president for academic affairs, pending approval by the University’s Board of Regents. “Mark is an accomplished scholar and educational leader with a proven track record in strategic planning, enrollment growth and community engagement,” explained...

Murray State University celebrates innovative Institute of Engineering success

Murray State University is celebrating the success of its innovative Institute of Engineering. Launched as a pilot project in 2014, the new organizational structure brings together the University’s engineering, engineering technology, engineering graphics and design, physics and telecommunications programs into a single academic unit. The Institute of Engineering was and remains the first and only...

Murray State enrollment highlights academic achievement, strength in fall 2016 freshmen class

Murray State University’s fall 2016 preliminary enrollment data indicates several positive trends including a larger freshmen class size, higher average ACT score and class rank than last fall’s freshmen class. This year’s freshmen class size is 1,502 students, a 2 percent increase over the fall 2015 freshmen class size. Within this fall’s freshmen class, the average ACT composite score was...

Long-time district judge Robinson donates Eagle Rest Plantation to Murray State University

Long-time District Judge, attorney and farmer, Jimmy Don Robinson, donated his 534-acre farm and two homes in Ballard County, known as Eagle Rest Plantation, to the Murray State University Foundation, Inc. to benefit the Hutson School of Agriculture, students, faculty, staff, and regional and state agricultural initiatives. The farm is donated in honor and memory of Judge Robinson and his late wife,...