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Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State President Bob Davies is inviting the university community to be involved in a series of surveys and forums aimed to promote a so-called ‘Marketplace of Ideas.’  

Davies sent out a letter last night saying the move for engagement comes in light of the vitriolic rhetoric and divide among issues of race, equality, social justice and personal safety in the country today.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.1 million to Murray State’s Science Department.

Ebony Clark, WKMS

Western Kentucky Singer/Songwriter Kevin Ray Brost says he never imagined his debut single would hit iTunes charts in Thailand, Norway, Germany, Botswana, and Nepal.

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Update 9/14: All residents of Springer College have now been relocated to other residential halls on campus, according to email update to faculty and staff.

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Update: Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies responds

Members of an organization labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “white nationalist hate group” were on Murray State’s campus this week recruiting members.

MSU officials say the so-called Traditionalist Workers Party is not affiliated with the university, but paid for and reserved a table in the Curris Center, a public space.

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Murray State University is now home to an historic, 534-acre farm in Ballard County. Long-time district judge, attorney and farmer Jimmy Don Robinson has donated his farm, known as Eagle Rest Plantation, to benefit the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has made several appointments to the governing boards of state universities, including the Murray State University Board of Regents.

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Murray State University journalism professor Dr. Melony Shemberger is now on the board of directors for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: We've added the full conversation with Dr. Renae Duncan about this program, which aired on Sounds Good.  

Murray State University is the first academic institution in Kentucky to become a Peace Corps Prep partner school. The program is a field of study designed to help students develop competencies that the volunteer service organization looks for in applicants.

Brent Norsworthy, Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, Murray State University

Murray State University’s Department of Accounting has been recognized as one of the top accounting departments by the Social Science Research Network. According to the network, the department ranks 34th among the top 400 accounting departments worldwide.