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Education
10:52 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Beshear’s Veto Clears Path for Paducah School of Art and Design Construction to Start

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Paducah School of Art and Design is one step closer to the construction phase of the Kitchens’ building in Lowertown.

Gov. Steve Beshear’s line item veto on the state’s budget assures West Kentucky Community and Technical College can use bonding to fund the project.

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Education
3:27 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Mid-Continent University Appoints Tom Walden as New Acting President

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On Saturday, Mid-Continent University leaders appointed Dr. Robert "Tom" Walden as acting president, effective immediately, replacing current acting president Dr. Ken Winters. 

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Education
3:11 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Murray High School Assistant Charged with Rape

A Murray High School assistant basketball coach and teacher’s assistant has been charged with five counts of rape in the third degree against an underage student.

Murray police arrested 30-year-old Kwen Trice on Friday.

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Education
9:07 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Davies To Visit Campus This Week

  Murray State University's president-elect Robert Davies is set to visit the main campus for the first time tomorrow for the Provost's Concert at Lovett Auditorium, according to MSU Public Relations.

During his three-day visit, Davies is expected to answer questions from reporters, attend a staff congress meeting and attend a faculty recognition banquet before departing on Thursday.

Murray State's board of regents voted unanimously in March to hire Davies from Eastern Oregon University as the university's president. 

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Speaker's Corner
12:59 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Speaker's Corner: Dr. David Dunn Talks Changes to Health Care Industry Under ACA

Listen to Dr. Dunn's lecture in it's entirety here

Murray State's 2014 Harry Lee Waterfield Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs featured Dr. David Dunn, executive vice-president for health affairs at the University of Louisville (UofL). The Waterfield Lecture was held in the Curris Center Ballroom on MSU campus and was free to the public. 

Dunn spoke on "The Great American Health Care Horizon" detailing the effects the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has had on the nation's medical education industry. 

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Education
1:38 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

College Crime Down in Tenn., But Sex Offenses Up

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Crime is down on Tennessee college campuses, according to a new report released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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Education
3:32 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Residents Sue Graves County School Board Over Closure of Cuba Elementary

 A group of disgruntled residents are suing the Graves County Board of Education for allegedly following improper procedures to close Cuba Elementary School.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court lists the plaintiffs as four “individual citizens and taxpayers” in Graves County. 

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Education
5:01 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

West Kentucky Mentoring Launches 'Buddy Campaign'

West Kentucky Mentoring or WKM has launched its annual Buddy Campaign. Today on Sounds Good, we welcome back Executive Director Suzy Crook to learn more about it. West Kentucky Mentoring serves youth ages 5 to 18 by partnering caring adult mentors with kids in various sites such as schools, libraries and homes to provide at least one hour per week of personal time spent helping with homework, sports, talking about life, etc. 

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Education
2:42 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

MSU Lockdown Investigation: Person Wielding Gun in Non-Life Threatening Manner

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: 

Further investigation into last night’s incident involving a supposed gunman on Murray Stateu University's campus seems to indicate the person was transferring the weapon to his car in " a non-threatening manner."

Whether the action was harmless or not, it could have been a violation of MSU’s weapons policy.

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Education
1:13 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Bob King: CPE Already Discussing Funding Requests for Next Legislative Session

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is already tailoring its next state budget request to include performance funding for state universities.

The General Assembly did not include the CPE’s request for performance funding in its two-year spending plan that awaits the governor’s signature. CPE President Bob King says the performance funding request was among several suggestions to bring more money to the state’s universities.

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