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Education
3:58 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Murray State Readies New Responsive Website

Coming in January, Murray State's main website will undergo a major change to accommodate mobile users. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about this overhaul from web manager Charley Allen. She says mobile use has overtaken desktop use this year and it's time for Murray State's site to align with this trend, with a focus on making it easier for prospective students to access information and apply for admission on a mobile device.

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Education
11:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Kids' Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

Examples of a family drawing assessment: A drawing from a child scored with minimal indicators of family dysfunction (top), and one from a child scored with elevated levels of family dysfunction (bottom).
W. Roger Mills-Koonce

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 11:10 am

When children reach 6 years old, their drawings matter.

Not because of those purple unicorns or pinstripe dragons but because of how kids sketch themselves and the very real people in their lives.

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Higher Education
4:43 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

MSU's Board Changes Tobacco Policy, Passes Salary Increase and Learns of Org. Structural Change

MSU's Board of Regents and President Bob Davies during the December 4, 2014 meeting.
Credit Chad Lampe

Murray’s State’s Board of Regents meeting yielded some significant changes to the campus and its leadership structure Thursday. The quarterly meeting included a comprehensive report from Maguire Associates regarding marketing and tuition, and a change in the campus tobacco policy among other agenda items. The Board also approved a one percent raise for faculty and staff to be prorated from July 1, 2014 based on the university meeting enrollment and budgeting goals. The raise is capped for some top earners, and the base line raise is $250 for some of the lowest paid employees.

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Education
12:42 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

10 Great Books for Young Readers

The cover of "Julia's House for Lost Creatures" by Ben Hatke.
Credit Macmillan Publishers

Sometimes it's tough finding a gift for the kids in your life. Murray State University Waterfield Library's Katherine Farmer stops by Sounds Good with a list of great books to give young readers over the holidays. She says she's a fan of kids' stories, even though one might not think they appeal to older audiences. Here are her top picks, just in time for the holidays.

Education
2:19 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Murray State Regents To Discuss Organizational Changes

Murray State University’s Board of Regents will consider organizational structure changes at is quarterly meeting tomorrow.

MSU President Bob Davies has hinted at the changes in previous interviews. Davies mentioned a marketing strategy for the university that he said could prompt some changes in that area.

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Education
2:25 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Dead Week Takes Toll on College Students

With just two weeks to go before the semester ends for most universities in our region, students are preparing for final exams. However, in order to get there, they’ll first have to power through what’s known as dead week.

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Education
1:27 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

West Ky School Districts in Top 100 of Niche Rankings

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(Editor's note: We missed Lyon County; the school system was ranked 27th. The list has been updated.)

Niche.com, an education survey group, has released its 2015 rankings of the best K-12 Schools in the nation and the state, several of the school are in our listening area. 

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Education
6:45 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Annual School Safety Report Includes Number of In-School Removals for First Time

Credit http://www.kycss.org/

There's been a sizeable increase in resolutions to school violations across Kentucky.  That's according to research released last week from the Kentucky Center on School Safety.  For the first time, Center Director Jon Akers says the report includes data on in-school removals.  "Far more kids are put into in-school removal, maybe for an hour, sometimes a couple of hours, or sometimes for a couple of days.  But, we never recorded that in our reports heretofore.  It was never given to us in that format," said Akers.

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Education
8:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Discovery Park Has Strong First Year

Credit Discovery Park of America

Union City’s $80 million Discovery Park of America has had a strong first year of operation, with more than 295,000 visitors so far.

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Education
2:16 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Former Paducah Middle School Assistant Principal Charged with Perjury

Credit Paducah Public Schools

A former Paducah Middle School assistant principal has turned himself in following perjury charges regarding his termination last year.

The Paducah Police Department says Jerry Wayne Walker allegedly gave false testimony to a Paducah Public Schools tribunal during an appeal to keep his job. He also faces charges of tampering with physical evidence and tampering with a witness.

Another employee identified as Jennifer Griffith has also been arrested on charges of perjury and facilitation to tamper with evidence.

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