Education http://wkms.org en Networking and Fun at AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day http://wkms.org/post/networking-and-fun-att-women-telecom-golf-day <p>Murray State's Telecommunications Systems Management program hosts the AT&amp;T Women in Telecom Golf Day on September 11. Program coordinator Annie Vandiver shares the details during <em>Sounds Good</em> and gives some insight into where some of the TSM graduates are working.</p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:33:57 +0000 Tracy Ross & Matt Markgraf 43214 at http://wkms.org Networking and Fun at AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day MSU Opts to Expand Racer Academy as Part of First Regents Meeting Under New President http://wkms.org/post/msu-opts-expand-racer-academy-part-first-regents-meeting-under-new-president <p></p><p>Murray State University’s Board of Regents has endorsed the expansion of a dual enrollment program for high school students in and around Murray. The Thoroughbred Academy currently operates at MSU’s Hopkinsville regional campus. The academy offers courses to high school seniors to obtain both high school and college credit. The board’s move allows MSU officials to expand the program to MSU’s Murray campus.&nbsp; The program boosts MSU’s enrollment and also allows high school graduates to enter college with a number of courses completed toward graduation. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:28:27 +0000 Chad Lampe 43207 at http://wkms.org MSU Opts to Expand Racer Academy as Part of First Regents Meeting Under New President MSU School of Agriculture: Record Enrollment, Hemp Crop Update http://wkms.org/post/msu-school-agriculture-record-enrollment-hemp-crop-update <p>"It's a good time for agriculture and an even better time to be at Murray State in agriculture," says the Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon. He joins Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good </em>to talk about another record year of enrollment, a new high profile crop approaching harvest and a fundraising gala for The Arboretum.</p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:03:50 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 43194 at http://wkms.org MSU School of Agriculture: Record Enrollment, Hemp Crop Update National Science Foundation Awards Kentucky Millions http://wkms.org/post/national-science-foundation-awards-kentucky-millions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A statewide effort to further the economy through funding energy research and attracting more students into STEM fields is getting a major financial boost.</span></p><p>Kentucky is one of six jurisdictions chosen to receive a five year research award from the National Science Foundation.</p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:35:57 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 43192 at http://wkms.org National Science Foundation Awards Kentucky Millions $345 Million of Higher Education Bonds Sold in TN http://wkms.org/post/345-million-higher-education-bonds-sold-tn <p>Almost three and a half million dollars in bonds are going toward university projects across Tennessee. The School Bond Authority facilitated the sale.</p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:23:59 +0000 Parker Franklin 43184 at http://wkms.org $345 Million of Higher Education Bonds Sold in TN MSU Ranked as One of Nation's Most Affordable Schools http://wkms.org/post/msu-ranked-one-nations-most-affordable-schools-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State University has taken a top spot in a national publication’s list of most affordable schools.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings-2014/best-bang-for-buck-all-schools-rank.php">Washington Monthly’s tenth annual College Guide</a>&nbsp;considers a campus’s graduation rate, percent of applications approved, student loan default rates and other factors.</span></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:54:21 +0000 Parker Franklin 43168 at http://wkms.org MSU Ranked as One of Nation's Most Affordable Schools Madisonville Rural Medical Program Puts Doctors in Small Towns http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-rural-medical-program-puts-doctors-small-towns <p>Sixty of the 120 counties in Kentucky are underserved due to lack of physicians serving in small towns, but that health problem is being addressed by the University of Louisville School of Medicine's rural medical accelerated track program or RMAT. Dr. William Crump is Associate Dean of the school at Baptist Health Madisonville&nbsp;and speaks with Kate Lochte&nbsp;on<em> Sounds Good </em>about the groundbreaking program.</p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 43160 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Rural Medical Program Puts Doctors in Small Towns Education Officials Seeking Input on Core Academic Standards http://wkms.org/post/education-officials-seeking-input-core-academic-standards <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Kentucky teachers, parents, and other interested citizens now have a chance to weigh&nbsp;in on the state's core academic standards. It's the first time public comment has been sought since the standards were implemented in 2011.</p><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:51:41 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 43127 at http://wkms.org Education Officials Seeking Input on Core Academic Standards Mayfield Independent Schools See Population Increase http://wkms.org/post/mayfield-independent-schools-see-population-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mayfield Independent Schools District is seeing a third straight year of increased population.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:46:09 +0000 Parker Franklin 43125 at http://wkms.org Mayfield Independent Schools See Population Increase Heat Advisory Prompts Friday Night Football Cancellations/Delays http://wkms.org/post/heat-advisory-prompts-friday-night-football-cancellationsdelays <p>Many high school football teams are looking to cancel or shift start times of their games tonight as temperatures remain in the mid to upper 90's and heat indices hover near 100.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:44:00 +0000 Rob Canning 43068 at http://wkms.org Heat Advisory Prompts Friday Night Football Cancellations/Delays