MSU Presidential Lecture

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State's 2017 Presidential Lecture centered on the theme "We have a dream. Are we living it?" with personal experience and insight from three alumni discussing diversity efforts in higher education.

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On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with Dr. Walter Bumphus, CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges and current Murray State University Regent, in the last interview of a series ahead of Thursday’s Presidential Lecture at MSU.


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  Continuing with a series of interviews in advance of Murray State University’s 2017 Presidential Lecture, Chad Lampe speaks with Dr. MarTeze Hammonds, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Arkansas Tech University, on Sounds Good.

Dr. Hammonds will speak alongside Dr. Walter Bumphus and Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton about diversity and inclusion in higher education at this year’s lecture entitled “We have a dream. Are we living it?”


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This year’s Presidential Lecture at Murray State University is titled “We have a dream. Are we living it?” and features prominent MSU alumni Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, Dr. MarTeze Hammonds, and Dr. Walter Bumphus. The three will discuss diversity efforts within higher education on March 9. In a series of interviews ahead of the event, Chad Lampe speaks with Dr. Thornton on Sounds Good.

 


Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

In a two-part conversation on Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies, recapping some of the takeaways from the Board of Regents meeting last Friday. In the first part, they discuss the status of free speech on college and university campuses and Davies thoughts on free speech at Murray State. They also talk about the budget planning process for the next fiscal year and how the university is navigating a budget reduction of $4.5 million as it relates to enrollment and tuition. In the second part, they discuss the experiential learning EDGE Center, the Center for International Business and Trade in Paducah and why this year's Presidential Lecture has a focus on diversity in higher education. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies outlined the proposed performance funding model at the Board of Regents meeting Friday. He also discussed potential changes with Kentucky joining the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, or SARA. Other topics included an update on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), building projects and the Presidential Lecture. Here's an overview:

Rob Canning, WKMS

The oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King says he thought the United States would be at a different juncture as a nation when it comes to civil rights in the 21st century. Martin Luther King III spoke at the Murray State University 12th Annual Presidential Lecture Series Monday night.

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Murray State University welcomes Martin Luther King III for the 2016 Presidential Lecture Series tonight. 

The event is tonight (February 8) at 8 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium on Murray State's campus. It is free to the public.

Chad Lampe, WKMS

Murray State welcomed NBC News' Chuck Todd to campus Tuesday for their Presidential Lecture Series, sponsored by the President's Office, Student Government Association and the MSU Foundation. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on the annual series and his formative years as a "political junkie" attending University of Tennesee at Martin.

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NBC News political director and host of "Meet the Press" Chuck Todd says Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul will be a formidable candidate for president should he decide to seek the Republican nomination next year.

Todd spoke Tuesday on the campus of Murray State University before he delivered the school's 2015 presidential lecture. He said he thinks Paul could overcome a deep divide with his own party over issues like foreign policy and prognosticators should underrate Paul’s chances "at their own peril."

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