Murray State University

5:01 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Dr. Robert O. Davies Invested as Murray State President

Davies Investiture
Chad Lampe WKMS

“By the authority granted to the Board of Regents, it is my distinct privilege to install Dr. Robert O. Davies as the thirteenth president of Murray State University.”

And with those words from Board of Regents Chairman Harry Lee Waterfield, Dr. Robert O. Davies officially assumed the leadership of MSU.  

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10:51 am
Wed March 18, 2015

VIDEO: Murray State Freshman Helps TODAY's Al Roker with Forecast

A Murray State University freshman was selected Wednesday to help "The Today Show" anchor Al Roker with a weather forecast.

Grace Ritchie, an elementary education major from Bardstown, Ky., was visiting New York City on spring break when she was selected from the crowd to participate in the show's "Rise and Shine with Roker" segment.

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2:11 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Murray State Pitcher's Impossibly High Leg Kick Goes Viral

Photos of Lollar taken yesterday in Lexington by's Jeff Drummond went viral.
Credit Twitter/@JDrumUK

Murray State University sophomore John Lollar has quickly become a social media celebrity due to his high leg kick while pitching for the school's baseball team.

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8:00 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Murray State President To Seek 3% Tuition Increase

Credit ASSE Murray State University Student Section, Facebook

Full-time Murray State students will see a 3 percent tuition hike next semester if a proposal by President Bob Davies passes the Board of Regents.

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6:30 am
Thu January 1, 2015

Murray State Prepares for Campus-Wide Shutdown But Doesn’t Expect It to Happen This Winter

Credit flickr

Murray State University plans to be better prepared this winter to prevent another campus-wide power outage that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage last year.

MSU’s contract with the TVA requires the university to power down during times of high demand in return for a price discount.

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11:46 am
Wed December 17, 2014

MSU President Talks Tobacco Ban, University Marketing Shifts

Murray State University President Bob Davies.

Murray State University President Bob Davies stopped by WKMS to discuss topics ranging from a long-discussed tobacco ban to the school’s overall marketing approach.

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3:08 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Murray State Receives Discrepancy-Free Reaccreditation Report


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges says it has reaffirmed Murray State University’s accreditation without any recommendations.

The announcement was made at SACSCOC’ annual meeting this week.

SACSCOC is the regional body for accrediting higher education institutions in the South which need to be reaccredited every 10 years. 

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2:25 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Dead Week Takes Toll on College Students

With just two weeks to go before the semester ends for most universities in our region, students are preparing for final exams. However, in order to get there, they’ll first have to power through what’s known as dead week.

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3:41 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Paducah Man Faces Felony Charges of Terrorism Threats Against MSU

Credit Kentucky State Police

A Paducah man faces felony charges after making violent threats towards law enforcement and personnel at Murray State University. 

Naysan Khadem, 23, of Paducah was arrested Friday evening by Kentucky State Police following an arrest warrant from the Christian County Attorney. 

He has been charged with one count of 2nd Degree Terroristic Threatening, a felony, and one count of 3rd degree Terroristic Threatening, a misdemeanor. 

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3:49 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

MSU President Donates 117k to University

Dr. Bob, Katie, and Cindy Davies
Credit Murray State University

Murray State University president Bob Davies’ family has given $117,000 to the university to support scholarships, academic enhancements, and other student needs.

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