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3:16 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

MSU to Reopen Thursday

Murray State University will reopen its main campus tomorrow following two days of closure due to a power outage and resulting damage from arctic temperatures.

MSU officials are still assessing the damage to both academic and residential campus buildings. Yesterday staff reported that upwards of 40% of campus buildings sustained damage. 

MSU officials have also reported that the damage isn't as extensive as initially suspected. 

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Education
4:32 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

TVA Power Shutdown, Failed Generator Lead to Damages at MSU

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Murray State Chief Facilities Officer Kim Oatman discusses the extent of damage to MSU buildings with Kate Lochte.

The Murray State University main campus remains closed through at least Wednesday night, as damage to buildings is surveyed after Monday's extreme cold.

MSU facilities management has yet to file a complete report, but estimates at least 40 percent of main campus buildings sustained damage, with frozen pipes and equipment. University vehicles were also damaged.

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Education
1:14 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

New MSU Paducah Regional Campus To Hold Grand Opening Tomorrow

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Murray State’s new Paducah Regional Campus holds its Grand Opening Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM.  The new campus on Sunset Avenue replaces the former MSU Paducah Campus at the old Crisp Center.

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Education
7:12 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Kentucky Receives Award For Child Nutrition

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The Kentucky Department of Education's Division of School and Community Nutrition has been chosen for an award for outstanding service in child nutrition.

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Education
12:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Preview of MSU's Dedication Ceremony for the Paducah Regional Campus

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Murray State's new Paducah Regional Campus is on track to welcome students for the spring semester. The new campus replaces the former MSU campus in Paducah, the old Crisp Center.  The project was approved in May 2011 when the MSU Board of Regents voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding with McCracken County, the City of Paducah and the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council to fund the construction.  

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Education
7:26 am
Fri January 3, 2014

APSU's Tim Hall Accepts Presidency at Mercy College

Austin Peay State University’s President Tim Hall announced Thursday that he has accepted the position of president at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

In the release, Hall indicated that the decision to leave was not easy, but he thought it was time for a transition. 

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Education
12:59 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King up for University of Wisconsin Job

University of Wisconsin System officials have released the names of the finalists vying to become the next system president.

The candidates include Raymond Cross, chancellor of the UW Colleges and Extension; Peter Garland, executive vice chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; and Robert King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

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Education
11:11 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Science Guy Bill Nye to Debate Creation Museum Founder

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MSU’s Presidential Lecturer, Science Guy Bill Nye will debate the founder of Northern Kentucky’s Creation Museum, the day after his speech in Murray.

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Education
6:58 am
Tue December 31, 2013

TN School Boards Association Has New Website For Parents

The Tennessee School Boards Association has a new website designed to answer parents' questions about public schools.

According to the association, the site was designed with parents who are new to the Tennessee public school system in mind.

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Education
3:57 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Ky. Education Commissioner Named President of State School Chiefs

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is now president of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

For the past year, Holliday has served as the group’s president-elect.

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