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Education
7:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

(Updated) MSU's Provost Confronts WKU Counterpart Over Negative Comments About MSU Online Programs

MSU Provost Jay Morgan
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Update:

WKU Provost Gordon Emslie has responded to Morgan and says he never made the statement. WKU Media Relations Director Bob Skipper says the two have met and the situation has been resolved.

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Education
3:48 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Murray State Academic Council Eliminates College of Health and Human Services

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Murray State University's Academic Council voted yesterday to restructure two departmental schools and thus eliminate the College of Health Sciences and Human Services.  The step was taken in hopes of reducing administrative costs.

University Provost Jay Morgan made his recommendations to the council Thursday afternoon in MSU’s Wells Hall.

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Education
12:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Preview of MSU's Dedication Ceremony for the Paducah Regional Campus

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Murray State's new Paducah Regional Campus is on track to welcome students for the spring semester. The new campus replaces the former MSU campus in Paducah, the old Crisp Center.  The project was approved in May 2011 when the MSU Board of Regents voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding with McCracken County, the City of Paducah and the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council to fund the construction.  

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Murray State
7:12 am
Wed October 9, 2013

MSU Creates New Recruitment Program

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Murray State is experiencing “sluggishness” when it comes to regional enrollment. That’s according to an email sent by Provost and Vice-president of Academic Affairs Jay Morgan to University staff and faculty yesterday.

To address the issue the University is starting a  program called Racer RoundUp to target more students in its service region.

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Politics
4:33 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Sunday Alcohol Sales at Restaurants Unlikely

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A Murray city councilman says the group’s decision to allow Sunday alcohol sales at a golf course sends mixed signals to the community even though the issue seems dead.

Councilman Greg Taylor is one of three council members who voted against allowing Sunday sales. He says in a previous reading of the ordinance that allowed sales at the Murray Country Club, the Public Safety Committee suggested Sunday restaurant sales as well. The restaurant language did not make it to a council vote.

Taylor says while the golf course can serve alcohol on Sundays, restaurants won’t anytime soon.

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Higher Education
2:40 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Dunn Selects MSU's Jay Morgan to Serve as Provost

Joseph (Jay) Morgan
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Dr. Joseph (Jay) Morgan has been selected to serve as Murray State University’s next provost by Dr. Randy J. Dunn, MSU president. He was selected from a national pool of 84 candidates and was one of four finalists who interviewed for the position. The Provost serves as the university's chief academic officer.

Morgan holds a B.S. degree in agriculture science and business, and an M.S. in agriculture science from MSU. He earned his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University in agricultural education.

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Alcohol Vote
4:41 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

City Council Passes First Reading of Alcohol Ordinance

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Murray City Council voted yesterday to pass the first reading of the city’s new alcohol ordinance. Murray voted to move from liquor by the drink sales to a fully wet city in July. Councilman Jay Morgan says the ordinance sets an 8% tax rate for both restaurant and packaged sales. It also sets hours of operation for 6 am to 12 am with no alcohol sales allowed on Sunday. The council has until the 19th to pass the second reading of ordinance. The city council meets again next Thursday.

Murray City Council
6:35 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Murray Special Appropriations Budget Could See Big Cuts for 2012-2013

The shaky economy has led to cutbacks in government at all levels, from the federal budget all the way down to the city of Murray. In a meeting this week, Murray Mayor Bill Wells proposed completely gutting various special appropriations from the city’s 2012/13 budget. The drastic step would help fill a half-million dollar gap for next year, caused by increased expenses and declining revenues.  Half a dozen projects receive special appropriation funding, including Murray Main Street. MMS Director Deana Wright says city funding is an important part of their budget.

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