Murray State University

MSU Music Director Named Teacher of the Year

Feb 11, 2016
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A Murray State University music professor is 2016 College and University Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Todd Hill will receive the Kentucky Music Educators Association award at a conference in Louisville later this month.


Steve Prohm will lead the Racers for the next five years.

Murray State University has renegotiated and extended Prohm’s contract to serve as head men’s basketball coach through March 31, 2019, with an automatic one-year extension carrying it out to 2020.


Murray State University faculty and staff will participate in training sessions next month as part of an initiative to prepare the campus for the possibility of an active shooter scenario.

Courtesy of Dr. Katherine Taken Smith

We begin a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our first guest is Dr. Katherine Taken Smith, who teaches consumer behavior and promotions management in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. She published an article on human trafficking and its connection with businesses, what corporations can do to eliminate human trafficking in their supply chains and how consumer behavior can put pressure on businesses to be proactive in curbing the demand for this modern form of slavery.

Murray State University is ranked 9th among the top public regional universities in the South. 

ASSE Murray State University Student Section, Facebook

Murray State University interim President Tim Miller says MSU will appoint a budget task force to examine unexpected  expenses slated for the next fiscal year.

Miller expects the university to face an added $1.7 million dollars in state pension obligations, and an additional  $700,000 dollars in insurance costs for the new calendar year.

Frank X Walker reflects on the human condition in imagining historical characters’ voices from a black perspective. Walker is associate professor, Department of English, Co-Chair, Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. He visits Murray State for a presentation of his works Thursday, November 1 for the Creative Writing Reading Series.