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5:33 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

MSU Professor Takes Students Aboard Aircraft Carriers to Research Sound Exposure

Dr. Gary Morris at WKMS

Noise-inducing hearing loss is a serious health threat to Navy personnel, that costs the Department of Veterans Affairs over $100 million dollars each year. Dr. Gary Morris, chair of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Murray State University researches hearing loss in the Navy with his students and joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his work as part of our Racer Scholar Profiles series, which highlights MSU faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools.

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Sports
12:30 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Murray State Renews Steve Prohm's Contract Through 2020

Prohm
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Steve Prohm will lead the Racers for the next five years.

Murray State University has renegotiated and extended Prohm’s contract to serve as head men’s basketball coach through March 31, 2019, with an automatic one-year extension carrying it out to 2020.

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Education
3:01 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

MSU Faculty/Staff to Participate in Active Shooter Training Next Month

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Murray State University faculty and staff will participate in training sessions next month as part of an initiative to prepare the campus for the possibility of an active shooter scenario.

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Education
8:03 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

Students in the Powell Reading Room at Sweet Briar College, circa 1950.
Rebecca Thomson Flikr Creative Commons

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 8:21 am

Sweet Briar College in Virginia will close its doors in May, after 114 years of teaching women at its scenic campus in western Virginia.

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Education
2:53 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Calloway Middle Schoolers to Compete at International Academic Competition

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A group of local students have qualified for an international academic tournament this summer.

Last week, the Calloway County Middle School Future Problem Solving Team, a division of the Academic Team, placed third at the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition state tournament in Louisville.

The placement allowed the Calloway FPS students an invitation to advance on to the Future Problem Solving Championship in Ames, Iowa which will feature thousands of students from across the United States and from all over the globe.  

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Education
10:26 am
Tue March 24, 2015

UT Martin's Women's Symposium Features Keynote on Breast Cancer Awareness

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"I think that as a society, we really do need to continue to encourage women to get that routine mammogram, those routine screenings," says Dr. Victoria Seng, University of Tennessee at Martin's Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, citing frightening statistics about breast cancer: every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the leading cause of cancer among white and black women. 85% of women with breast cancer have no known family history, as was the case with her experience, she says. Dr. Seng joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to share her story ahead of her keynote speech at UT Martin's 4th Annual Women's Symposium Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m.

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Education
2:26 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Calloway Students Win Best Resolution at Mock United Nations Conference

Credit Marshall Ward

A local group of students is being recognized by the state for their research and presentation of international issues at a mock United Nations conference in Louisville. 

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Education
3:31 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

WKCTC Awarded $100K as 'Finalist-with-Distinction' for Aspen Prize

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For the second time in school history, West Kentucky Community and Technical College has been named by the Aspen Institute as one of the top three community colleges in the country.

The “finalist-with-distinction” placing comes with a $100,000 prize to support the school’s programs. Kate Lochte speaks with WKCTC President Dr. Barbara Veazey about the award on Sounds Good.

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KYCIR
9:55 am
Wed March 18, 2015

University of Louisville’s Major Gift from Pizza CEO, Koch Comes With Caveat

Credit Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

 

  A week after announcing the receipt of $6.3 million from the foundations of businessmen “Papa” John Schnatter and Charles Koch, the University of Louisville has released the underlying seven-year agreements.

The two documents affirm that the new John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise will be created by Dec. 1. It also states that the money will be spent on two tenure-track professorships, two visiting professors, center staff and expenses, up to five research grants, up to four doctoral fellowships, and classes, seminars and annual lectures.

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Education
4:22 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

UK Board Approves Tuition Increase

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The University of Kentucky's Board of Regents has approved a tuition and mandatory fees plan for the fall semester. 

School officials say the increases are in line with recent years.

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