Murray State University

Society
4:51 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

MSU Faculty, Students Hold Second Demonstration to Address Issues of Racism

Kesia Casey (left) participates in the demonstration.
Credit Allison Crawford

Students and faculty that held a Ferguson demonstration at Murray State University two weeks ago organized another demonstration yesterday, prompted by aggressive and derogatory comments on social media regarding the original demonstration.

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Education
7:12 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Q&A: MSU President Bob Davies Talks Strategic Plan and Board Governance

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Murray State University's 13th President Dr. Bob Davies visits the WKMS studios for the first of a series of monthly conversations on the state of the university. 

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Society
3:53 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

MSU Students, Faculty Hold Ferguson Demonstration

Students hold signs and chant "Hands up, don't shoot" as part of a demonstration in Murray.
Credit Allison Crawford/WKMS

In a peaceful rally at MSU today, a group of Murray State students and staff wanted to raise awareness of ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Higher Education
2:28 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

MSU Opts to Expand Racer Academy as Part of First Regents Meeting Under New President

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Murray State University’s Board of Regents has endorsed the expansion of a dual enrollment program for high school students in and around Murray. The Thoroughbred Academy currently operates at MSU’s Hopkinsville regional campus. The academy offers courses to high school seniors to obtain both high school and college credit. The board’s move allows MSU officials to expand the program to MSU’s Murray campus.  The program boosts MSU’s enrollment and also allows high school graduates to enter college with a number of courses completed toward graduation.

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Education
4:54 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

MSU Ranked as One of Nation's Most Affordable Schools

Murray State University has taken a top spot in a national publication’s list of most affordable schools.

Washington Monthly’s tenth annual College Guide considers a campus’s graduation rate, percent of applications approved, student loan default rates and other factors.

The Guide’s “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings placed MSU at 17th among all colleges in the U.S.

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Society
4:14 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Murray State Professor Takes Plea in Case Involving Student

Brian Ciach
Credit murraystate.edu

Murray State University Assistant Professor Brian Ciach pled guilty this morning to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges after facing accusations of abusing a former Murray State Student with whom he had a relationship.

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Education
6:19 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

eLearning Centers Bring Broadband Internet to Far Western Kentucky

Fulton County eLearning Center
Credit Murray State University's Office of Regional Outreach, Facebook

Murray State University, the Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education and the Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development are collaborating to bring free, public access, broadband internet service to counties in west Kentucky. The four river counties in westernmost Kentucky are among the most in-need of service: Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton. On Sounds Good, MSU Regional Outreach Director Gina Winchester and Regional Outreach Coordinator Jonathan Baskin describe the effort.

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Higher Education
1:28 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp is Murray State's Newest Regent

Credit hoptown.org

Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp, 68, is the newest member of the Murray State University Board of Regents. Governor Beshear’s office released Kemp’s name on Friday along with many other gubernatorial appointees. Kemp, a Democrat, replaces the term limited Marilyn Buchanon, also a Democrat.

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Politics
3:59 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Murray State and Centre Propose Senate Debates

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Murray State and Centre College have added their names to a list of hopeful Kentucky U.S. Senate Debate hosts.

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Education
1:07 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Davies Begins Work as Murray State's 13th President

Monday marks the first day of work for new Murray State University president Bob Davies, who comes to MSU after five years in the same post at Eastern Oregon University.

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