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Poet and essayist Andrew Hudgins is a guest author for the 2015 July Reading Series of the Murray State University MFA in Creative Writing Program, presenting Sunday at 6 p.m. in Clara M. Eagle Gallery. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his collection Saints and Strangers and winner of the Poetry Prize for After the Lost War. Murray State professor of English and published poet Peter Murphy speaks with Hudgins about his art on Sounds Good.

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Clarksville’s Austin Peay State University is implementing a new training program to help cater to its nearly 25 percent student population who’ve served in the military.

Military Student Center Coordinator Jasmin Linares says identifying those students is an effort to make the transition from military life to student life as easy as possible, and to do that the university is implementing a Green Zone training program.

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The McCracken County Board of Education is set to vote on implementing a new grading scale with more stringent requirements for 4.0 students. 

The current scale McCracken County schools use for awarding an “A” in grades K4-12 means scoring a 94 to 100.  

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  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed former Madisonville state Sen. Jerry Rhoads to Murray State University's Board of Regents.

Rhoads replaces outgoing board member Constantine Curris, whose term expires this year.

Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will examine the “governance and oversight” of the University of Louisville Foundation, which manages the schools’ $1.1 billion endowment.

The auditor will also investigate the governance structure of the school’s board of trustees, which oversees compensation of the school’s president, faculty and staff.

Last year the foundation independently awarded hefty deferred compensation packages to University of Louisville President James Ramsey, Executive Vice President Shirley Willihnganz, and Ramsey’s chief of staff Kathleen Smith.

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Hopkins County's Pride Avenue 4th Grade Teacher Steven Bauer has initiated a series of podcasts devoted to the teaching profession with a focus on topics that he wished had been covered in class before experiencing them firsthand while teaching. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about these topics, including how to build relationships with parents, cultural differences when interacting with students and who a first-year teacher should make friends with right away.

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Austin Peay State University has narrowed its search for a new athletic director down to four finalists.

The Tennessee state university began looking for a new athletic director in April when Derek van der Merwe was promoted to Vice President of Advancement.  

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  Mid-Continent University’s board will vote early next week on putting the shuttered university’s Mayfield property up for sale.

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  McCracken County School officials are exploring a district-wide policy regarding school uniforms.

Jayme Jones, Public Relations Director, said school board members and principals  held a work session on the topic this week. She says the next step will be opening up the discussion to community members. She cites some reasons for the potential change.

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The Calloway County Public Library has several events underway this summer, including a summer reading series, a public book discussion and theatrical performances for kids. Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about these events and how to participate in the discussion of When Love Gets Tough: The Nursing Home Decision, next Thursday.

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