Education

Higher Education
1:51 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

MSU Presidential Search Committee Selects National Search Firm Witt/Kieffer

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Murray State’s Presidential Search Committee unanimously selected national firm Witt/Keiffer to manage the search process for the university’s next president. The committee chose the firm from a list of three preferred firms.

MSU’s Director of Procurement Deanne Toby says the details of Witt/Keiffer’s proposal will be public once the company and the university draft a contract.

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Education
4:43 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

WKCTC President on Transition Center for USEC Workers, and More

West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey visits Sounds Good during today’s second hour. Dr. Veazey gives us an overview of WKCTC’s housing a transition center to support workers during the USEC closure. Also, the continued growth of the Paducah School of Art and Design and a look at modular online learning, and WKCTC's second consecutive ranking at one of the nation's Top 10 community colleges by The Aspen Institute - and what that means for the school and community.

Education
4:39 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

MSU Hutson School of Agriculture Dean on Technology, Education, and More

Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They take a look at agriculture in the region and across the state, how technology has changed the course of agriculture and education, and work at the Breathitt Veterinary Center. See more about the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Education
3:48 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

SIU President to Retire Next Year

Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard says he will forego the final year of his contract and retire at the end of the upcoming school year.

Poshard informed the SIU Board of Trustees of his decision Thursday morning.

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Education
4:30 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Audio Profile: Governor's Scholars Class

Murray State, Bellarmine College, and Morehead State campuses host the 2013 class of Governor's Scholars, a summer residential program for outstanding rising seniors in Kentucky high schools. The office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise provide financial support so students attend at no charge. The program has grown from about two hundred students at one location in 1983 to over a thousand at three locations this year. The program's core curriculum includes a focus area, or major, general studies, and seminars. Dr. Bella Ezumah of the Murray State Department of Journalism and Mass Communications brought her 18 student class to WKMS and we created this audio portrait together.

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Education
4:25 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Murray State Launches New Management Degree Program

Murray State's Teresa Betts joined Kate Lochte on Sounds Good today. She’s the assistant professor in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration who will take the lead in rolling out Murray’s new degree program in logistics and supply chain management that meshes with WKCTC’s degrees in Logistics and Operations Management or Business Administration. They also discussed how the expansion of the Panama Canal influenced this program, and what the implications of the expansion are for the community.

Education
7:19 am
Wed July 24, 2013

TN ASD Students Show Progress After First Year

Tennessee’s Achievement School District says its students are showing signs of progress a year after it started operating some of the state's lowest performing schools. The district’s goal is to move the bottom 5% of schools in the state to the top 25% in five years.

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Education
11:35 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Caldwell County School District Delays Increased Dropout Age

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Caldwell County School officials are waiting to increase the district's minimum dropout age because the district is not prepared to implement a program to prevent students from dropping out past the age of 16.

More than 100 districts have increased their dropout age to 18 voluntarily, in part, to receive a $10-thousand incentive from the Commonwealth.

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Education
7:12 am
Tue July 23, 2013

TN State Lawmaker To Propose Tuition Freeze

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A Tennessee Republican wants to freeze tuition at that state’s colleges and universities. Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson says he plans to file legislation during the next session to keep tuition at the current rates. The Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee system recently adopted tuition hikes ranging from 3 to 6 percent. Summerville says the hikes cause students to take out more student loans.

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Education
7:07 am
Tue July 23, 2013

U of L, UK Partnership Creates MBA Program

Kentucky’s two largest public universities are developing a new program that will allow students to earn a degree issued by both schools. The Master of Business Administration program is being targeted to  established executives in the region.

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