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Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies recently stopped by WKMS as part of a regular conversation addressing various things at MSU. This month, Davies reflects on his past three years as president, the outcomes of the Institute of Engineering pilot study, how a recent Math Day for high school students goes beyond crunching numbers, navigating recent legislation, tuition planning, an upcoming alumni event and diversity efforts.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

In a two-part conversation on Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies, recapping some of the takeaways from the Board of Regents meeting last Friday. In the first part, they discuss the status of free speech on college and university campuses and Davies thoughts on free speech at Murray State. They also talk about the budget planning process for the next fiscal year and how the university is navigating a budget reduction of $4.5 million as it relates to enrollment and tuition. In the second part, they discuss the experiential learning EDGE Center, the Center for International Business and Trade in Paducah and why this year's Presidential Lecture has a focus on diversity in higher education. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Classes are underway in the Spring Semester at Murray State University. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies about enrollment and budget planning for the next academic year, what MSU is watching in the legislature, the role of arts education in a STEM+H-focused academic environment, building and maintenance projects and the CPE work group on tuition rate guidance and more.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State President Bob Davies says the university will continue its search for new Provost candidates, despite naming two finalist candidates earlier this month.  

Robert Fischer, Jr. and Mark Anderson made campus visit last week.  

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies speaks with Matt Markgraf on Sounds Good about the #RacersCare campaign, an update on performance funding, efforts underway to increase diversity in students, faculty and staff, understanding the budget advisory committee and 'entrepreneurial opportunities' and his thoughts on the possible payroll tax. 

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Ex-Murray city councilman Greg Taylor has launched a Change.org petition aimed at stopping an occupational tax on workers employed within city limits.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the petition has gained more 650 signatures in just three days.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Addressing the campus community Thursday, Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies touted department, faculty and staff accolades and touched on how the university plans on navigating through sociopolitical and economic challenges. Davies delivered his State of the University Address, titled "Lofty Aims and High Aspirations: Our Most Significant Fortune" at Wrather Museum. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University's homecoming weekend coming up ahead of Halloween and numerous financial changes are underway, including implementing federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes and the recent court decision reallocating 2% of a state appropriation back to university budgets. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf catches up with President Bob Davies on these topics, also what being a "Marketplace of Ideas" means for the university community and his thoughts on suggestions of a payroll tax in Murray.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State President Bob Davies is inviting the university community to be involved in a series of surveys and forums aimed to promote a so-called ‘Marketplace of Ideas.’  

Davies sent out a letter last night saying the move for engagement comes in light of the vitriolic rhetoric and divide among issues of race, equality, social justice and personal safety in the country today.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University is in the process of conceptualizing learning experiences focused on "student centered" experiences and "experiential learning" - quality factors championed by MSU President Dr. Bob Davies as metrics for performance funding is also underway with state education and government leaders. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf spoke with Davies about these topics, family weekend and an update on the issue of mold appearing in some of the buildings on campus.

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