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Murray State University has selected their next Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, pending approval from the Board of Regents. 

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A Murray State University alumnus and former Paducah area resident is a featured voice in the English-language dub of a Japanese action hero movie premiering in the United States this month. 

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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:

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Murray State University’s Board of Regents hold their quarterly meeting Friday. The agenda includes insight into how newly proposed performance funding metrics could affect the university should it pass the state legislature. 

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As we reflect on Pearl Harbor on the 75th anniversary today, much of what we know about that event and World War II is in part due to the work of an historian from western Kentucky. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Murray State University Pogue Library Special Collections curator Sarah Hopley about the library's namesake, Forrest C. Pogue, and his work during and after WWII. He also created the library's oral histories collection, featuring voices from numerous individuals from the region, including many who vividly remember Pearl Harbor and WWII. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State’s president Dr. Bob Davies put out a statement on the events that happened at Ohio State on Monday, where 11 were injured in a knife attack. Davies says he urges the Murray State community to “reject the notion of hatred and violence that is becoming commonplace in our nation.” in a letter addressed to the Murray State community.

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Murray State University is not reversing recent human resource changes as the court-blocked FLSA deadline nears. FLSA, or the Fair Labor Standards Act, was set to begin December 1, but a federal judge blocked the rule last week

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Jia Jia Li is a Murray State international student from China. She has been studying at Murray State for two years and is a TESOL (Teach English as a Second Language) major, with a focus on translation. Matt Markgraf speaks with Li about differences between southern and northern China, Chinese food in America, the authenticity of American Chinatowns, learning English, cultural misconceptions and plans for the future.

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Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.com, a non-profit and popular blog with articles geared towards the modern Muslim woman around the globe. She's also the author of a new book, Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age. She speaks Monday at Murray State University about growing up in a post 9/11 world and navigating a path forward for Muslim American women post-election. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Amani about her work and her role as a leader for young Muslims.

Jeremy Shiflet, KY Fish & Wildlife

Regional Fish and Wildlife crews gathered in several locations along the Kentucky and Barkley lakes last week for a three day ‘Carp Blitz’ in a collective effort to track the invasive Asian carp species.

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