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Education
1:08 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

UT Martin Receives $2 Million Grant

Pictured are two former students of UT Martin's veterinary science program. Funding from this grant will help to expand the program to accommodate more students.
Credit UT Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin has received a nearly $2 million-dollar US Department of Education grant aid in student advising and its veterinary science program.

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Education
5:00 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Bob Davies' Strategic Vision: "Murray State University is the University of Choice"

Murray State University President Bob Davies is moving forward with his strategic planning process. 

Davies presented his 2015-2022 Strategic Plan for improving the institution today at MSU's Freed Curd Auditorium.

The plan comes with the vision statement "Murray State University is the University of Choice." 

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Education
7:09 am
Fri October 10, 2014

UT Martin Named in 100 Best College Buys

Credit UT Martin Office of Media Relations

The University of Tennessee at Martin is listed for the ninth consecutive year among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” a listing compiled by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. IRE President Lewis Lindsey Jr is impressed by UTM's ability to keep costs down through the recent economic downturn.

“Throughout the economic difficulties that America has experienced in the last decade, the University of Tennessee at Martin has continued to provide the high-quality educational opportunities and low costs that drive opportunity for students and fuel prosperity for the communities of Tennessee,” Lindsey said.

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Education
5:19 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Sex, Marijuana, Alcohol Among Topics in Baptist Health Paducah Addiction Symposium

Credit Baptist Health Paducah, Facebook

Baptist Health Paducah presents its 8th Annual Addiction & Compulsive Behaviors Symposium for healthcare professionals on Saturday, October 18th. Topics include marijuana use, sex addiction, alcoholism and youth drug addiction. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about it from Dr. Patrick Withrow, director of outreach, and Maria Hill, director of education.

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Education
3:49 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

MSU President Donates 117k to University

Dr. Bob, Katie, and Cindy Davies
Credit Murray State University

Murray State University president Bob Davies’ family has given $117,000 to the university to support scholarships, academic enhancements, and other student needs.

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Education
12:36 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

MSU's Tony Brannon to Receive Award for Contribution to Agriculture Education

Credit Murray State University

The dean of the Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture is being recognized by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.  

MSU’s Tony Brannon will receive the Outstanding Service Citation award at the 2014 NAAE convention in Nashville next month.  

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Education
4:44 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Advanced Placement Test Participation in Kentucky Doubles

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More than twice as many Kentucky public school students are taking Advanced Placement tests, according to data released by the state education department. The AP program gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level coursework and earn credits while still in high school.

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Education
11:25 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Alumnus Makes $250k Gift to Complete MSU Hall of Champions

Dr. Robert G. Burton Sr.
Credit Murray State University

Murray State University has received a quarter of a million dollar donation to complete funding for the new Hall of Champions. 

Former NFL player and MSU football Captain Bob Burton made the donation. 

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Education
5:32 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

New MSU Veterinary Center Includes Biosafety Level 3 Lab

Credit MSU Breathitt Veterinary Center, Facebook

(*Correction: We previously reported that this facility will be the only Biosafety Level 3 lab in Kentucky, but it will be the second. The Center for Predictive Medicine (CPM) Reaesarch Facility at the University of Louisville also has Level 3 capabilities)   

Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville was built in 1968, with a substantial addition in 1982. A facility to replace it has been a talking point with the Council on Post Secondary Education and the Kentucky General Assembly for years. This year, the Kentucky legislature provided funding for the new 53,000 square foot facility. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Wade Northington about its construction on Sounds Good

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Education
3:37 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

School Test Score Rankings Look Similar to Last Year But Show Improvement

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Many of the same schools rounded out the top and bottom of this year’s Kentucky Department of Education test score rankings in our region.

Murray Independent Schools was No. 1 in western Kentucky once again with a nearly 5-point lead over Marshall County Schools, placing second.

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