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Education
3:23 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Murray State Student Tests Treats on Arthritic Dogs

Brooke Broderick sits with April, a labrador mix, as she does some routine tests.
Whitney Jones WKMS

More than half of dogs older than 7 years have arthritis and University of Pennsylvania researchers found up to 80 percent of certain breeds are afflicted with the painful disease. A Murray State University student is testing new treats that aim to actually heal arthritic dogs, not just treat the pain.

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Education
3:22 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Ann Neelon on Murray State's MFA Program and New Madrid

Cover Art by Michelle Given
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Today on Sounds Good, MSU’s New Madrid Journal of Contemporary Literature Editor and MFA Program Director Anne Neelon drops by to review the Summer 2013 edition and preview the next publication. She speaks with Kate about the "paradigm shift" of evolving the MFA Program and how it caters to distance learning students in a 'budget-tight' environment. Also, how one can submit work to New Madrid, and the theme for the next issue: The Great Hunger. See more about the New Madrid Journal

Education
12:17 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Education Chairman Doesn't Expect Major Changes To Kentucky Science Standards

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 8:07 am

The chair of the Kentucky Board of Education doesn’t expect the controversy over newly-adopted science standards to lead to a change in those standards before they're implemented.

The Next Generation Science Standards were developed by an independent consortium of 26 states, including Kentucky, and are part of Kentucky’s 2009 education reforms. They will update what students will be expected to learn in science.

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Education
4:49 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Hopkinsville Community College Interim President on Search

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Hopkinsville Community College Interim President and CEO, Dr. Patrick Lake speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the upcoming HCC presidential search, the Gateway Academy to Innovation task force and much more. Formerly the Career and Technical Center, The Gateway Academy to Innovation will offer high school students new areas of study. See the Hopkinsville Community College website.

Education
4:01 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Hopkinsville Community College Targets November for New President Interviews

Hopkinsville Community College interim President Patrick Lake says the search for the institution's next president will begin in earnest next month, with a national campaign advertising the position. Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Michael McCall and others will then look at the pool of applicants and bring three-to-five finalists to Hopkinsville in November. 

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Education
6:57 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Dyer County Farmer First Donor To New TN Program

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A Dyer County, TN.,  landowner has become the first participant in a program that accepts direct gifts of agricultural commodities. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture said Matt Fennell donated 150 bushels of wheat to the endowment program called Commodities for Communities. It is run by the University of Tennessee Foundation.

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Education
2:27 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

EKU Gets Privately-Run Housing Complex

Student housing at Eastern Kentucky University is entering a new era.  Instead of state-funded dormitories, some EKU students will move into a privately-developed housing complex adjacent to campus.  The multi-floored ‘Grand Campus at Yorick Place’ sleeps 256 students.  Property Manager Taylor Armstead said the rooms are fully furnished.

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Higher Education
12:20 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Centre College Receives $250 Million Gift For Scholars Program

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 11:26 am

Kentucky’s Centre College has received its largest endowment ever and one of the largest gifts to a liberal arts college in the nation. 

The $250 million donation from the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust--whose son attended Centre College--will allow the school to set up the Brockman Scholars Program in fall 2014.

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Education
2:53 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Murray State Makes List of Top Employers

Murray State University is one of three Kentucky institutions cited as a top place to work by an industry publication.

The rankings listed on the Chronicle of Higher Education's website also include Frontier Nursing University in Leslie County and Somerset Community College.

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Education
3:26 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

McCracken Co. Schools Superintendent on the New High School

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Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Nancy Waldrop, Superintendent of the McCracken County Schools, about the new McCracken County High School. They talk about what qualities make the new school a "landmark" school regionally and nationally, the instructional design known as "small learning communities," and how the small-school intimacy of the previously separated high schools is being preserved in the much larger, consolidated school. Click here for more about the new high school.

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