Murray State http://wkms.org en A Fond Farewell to Soprano, MSU Music Professor Dr. Sonya Baker http://wkms.org/post/fond-farewell-soprano-msu-music-professor-dr-sonya-baker <p>Soprano Sonya Baker has presented programs in many of our region's performing arts halls and has held the position of &nbsp;Assistant Dean of the College of Humanities &amp; Fine Arts and Professor of Music at Murray State, but today she visits with us as she's on her way to a new post as Associate Dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University. <em>Hear the conversation:</em></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:46:58 +0000 Kate Lochte 41799 at http://wkms.org A Fond Farewell to Soprano, MSU Music Professor Dr. Sonya Baker MSU Town & Gown Plays 4th of July Weekend http://wkms.org/post/msu-town-gown-plays-4th-july-weekend <p>The Murray State University Town and Gown Community Band celebrates Independence Day weekend with a concert Saturday night at 8 in Lovett Auditorium on the MSU&nbsp;campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The community band is a partnership between the university and the community, welcoming musicians of all ages to play together. Todd Hill stops by <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk with Tracy Ross about the concert.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:49:30 +0000 Tracy Ross 41764 at http://wkms.org MSU Town & Gown Plays 4th of July Weekend Touring Youth Choir Performs at Murray State Tonight http://wkms.org/post/touring-youth-choir-performs-murray-state-tonight <p>Tonight at 7:30, the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summit Touring Children's Choir from Akron, Ohio will be presenting a free concert in the Performing Arts Hall (Old Fine Arts Building) at </span>Murray State University<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The choir is made of students from </span>2nd-10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grade. Dr. Amy Aucoin, Associate Professor of Music, stops by <em>Sounds Good</em> to preview the concert.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:09:17 +0000 Kate Lochte 41578 at http://wkms.org Touring Youth Choir Performs at Murray State Tonight Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-library-stocks-comics-graphic-novels-boost-reading <p>Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks largely to successes in the film and television industry, with blockbusters like <em>The Avengers</em> and <em>The Dark Knight</em>. Murray State University Dean of Libraries Dr. Adam Murray and Owner/Operator of G's Comics in Murray Garrick Crump talk with Tracy Ross on <em>Sounds Good</em> about the university's 7-year-old effort to increase reading by bringing graphic novels into Waterfield Library and they pick some favorites, too.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:41:11 +0000 Tracy Ross 41415 at http://wkms.org Murray State Library Stocks Comics, Graphic Novels to Boost Reading Murray State to Raise Tuition 5% Faculty and Staff Might Get 1% Raise http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-raise-tuition-5-faculty-and-staff-might-get-1-raise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State’s Board of Regents has set the university’s budget and it includes a five percent tuition increase for the upcoming school year. The increase, with added fees, ups the cost for attendance for full time in-state students by $174.00 <strong>per semester </strong>(*correction we inaccurately reported the increase for the academic year). The increased tuition is estimated to add $4.9m to the operating budget. Housing rates will also rise four percent.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:45:27 +0000 Chad Lampe 41112 at http://wkms.org Murray State to Raise Tuition 5% Faculty and Staff Might Get 1% Raise Western Kentucky Horse Owners Unite at MSU Equine Expo http://wkms.org/post/western-kentucky-horse-owners-unite-msu-equine-expo <p>Murray State's&nbsp;Hutson School of Agriculture teams up with the University of Kentucky agriculture equine program to host A Western Kentucky Equine Farm and Facilities Expo this week Murray State University. The event is open to anyone involved with horses or interested in them. B<span style="line-height: 1.5;">arn Manager </span>Alysia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Conover joins </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> today to talk about the the expo and shares some insight into Murray State's Equine Center.</span></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hear the conversation:</span></em></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:39:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 40996 at http://wkms.org Western Kentucky Horse Owners Unite at MSU Equine Expo Murray State 'Hatch Attack' Youth Football Camp http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-hatch-attack-youth-football-camp <div>Murray State's Hatch Attack Summer Youth Football Camp is an opportunity for kids in Middle School and High School to learn the same skills that the Racers practice daily on the field. Kids will learn from quality instructors to become a more fundamentally sound football player. Kate Lochte speaks with Coach Chris Hatcher on Sounds Good about how to sign up for this year's camp.</div><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:48:20 +0000 Kate Lochte 40534 at http://wkms.org Murray State 'Hatch Attack' Youth Football Camp MSU Town & Gown Community Band Seeking Musicians http://wkms.org/post/msu-town-gown-community-band-seeking-musicians <p>The Murray State Town &amp; Gown Community Band kicks off its third season. The band includes between 90 to 100 members ranging in age from high school to college students to regional adults, college students. Registration is open to community members and can get more information by <a href="mailto:thill@murraystate.edu">contacting Todd Hill</a>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Todd Hill stops by <em>Sounds Good</em> with the details and some music performed by last year's band.</span></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:42:47 +0000 Tracy Ross 40514 at http://wkms.org MSU Town & Gown Community Band Seeking Musicians Murray State Graduation Day will Include a University First http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-graduation-day-will-include-university-first <p>This Saturday (May 10) is graduation day at Murray State, and will include the first five doctoral degrees to be awarded in the university's 92 year history. Commencement begins at 10 a.m. and can be <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/channel/msu-commencement">streamed live at Murray State's website</a>. Murray State&nbsp;Associate Provost Renae Duncan visits <em>Sounds Good</em> with all the details.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 18:52:56 +0000 Kate Lochte 40400 at http://wkms.org Murray State Graduation Day will Include a University First Mid-Continent Transfers to Murray State Split Between Online, Regional, Main Campus Programs http://wkms.org/post/mid-continent-transfers-murray-state-split-between-online-regional-main-campus-programs <p>More than 150 Mid-Continent University students are in the process of transferring to Murray State.</p><p>MSU Transfer Center Director Maria Rosa says there is no information on how many of those students have enrolled in class for the summer or fall, but 40 of the 153 transfers have already been admitted.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 16:21:26 +0000 Whitney Jones 40397 at http://wkms.org Mid-Continent Transfers to Murray State Split Between Online, Regional, Main Campus Programs