Murray State University

Orville Herndon

Update July 3rd: . President Bob Davies said in a release Monday that “a significant portion of one of our facilities is now rendered inoperable with the extent of the total damage still being assessed.” A structural engineering report began Friday will take several days to complete. Adrienne King said the work surrounding the event will be temporarily put on hold for the Fourth of July holiday.

Bob Davies full statement:

Colleagues and Friends,

Karen Roach/123rf Stock Photo

The average cost of a four-year degree in Kentucky will be more than $39,000 this fall after state regulators approved tuition increases at all but two of the state's public universities.

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law via Facebook

Murray State University is partnering with University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law to offer an accelerated degree program. UofL’s 3+3 Accelerated Law Program will allow students majoring in political science to complete an undergraduate degree and law degree in just six years.

Jordyn Rowland via Facebook

“Need one, take one. Have one, leave one” is the slogan of a student-led effort at Murray State University known as M-P-M or ‘Menstruation Proclamation: A Movement.’ The project involves placing feminine hygiene kits in bathrooms on campus for women who can’t afford them.

MSU Center for Telecommunications Systems Management, Security Matters

The 11th annual Security Matters Conference is coming up April 27. On Sounds Good, Michael Ramage and Tracy Ross discuss the conference and the importance of keeping cyber networks secure.

via Land Between the Lakes website

  The nonprofit group Friends of Land Between the Lakes is donating photos from their annual nature photography contest to the Murray State Biology building. Executive Director of Friends of Land Between the Lakes John Rufli said the donation symbolizes a long standing friendship between the university and Land Between the Lakes, but it also serves as a way to remind students about what the national recreation area has to offer.

W Earl Brown, Facebook

A Murray State University alumnus and actor who had roles in HBO’s Deadwood and AMC’s Preacher will be featured in a campus theatre production this month.

Karen Roach, 123RF.com

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has approved a three to five percent limit on tuition increases for the upcoming school year. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

More than two hundred high school students from the region are expected to attend Murray State University’s first annual Math Day on Tuesday.

MSU Atlthetics Department

[Update] Nita Head passed away Saturday, March 11th at the age of 85.
 

Remarks by husband, Robert Head at 12:00 noon followed by memorial visitation until 3:00 p.m., Saturday March 18, 2017 at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home.

 

Constance Alexander writes "Nita Head's Legacy: Nothing Left to Take Away"

 

It was once assumed that the role of women in our society should be secondary to men.  This mentality was prevalent from households to schoolyards for years in the U.S. and Paint Rock Valley High School in Princeton, Alabama was no different. As the women would sit inside each day and watch while their male peers were allowed outside to play sports, Nita Graham grew bored. That was almost 70 years ago.

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