Murray State University

Higher Education
4:52 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Narrowing The Field-MSU Presidential Search Committee Meets Friday

The Murray State Presidential Search Committee meets Friday to narrow the list of candidates from 10 to a short list of finalists. The closed session discussions, which begin shortly after 10 a.m., will be in MSU’s Alexander Hall.  

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Higher Education
4:10 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Williams: "I Think We've Met Our Next President..."

MSU Search Committee Chairman Stephen Williams

Murray State’s Presidential Search Committee Chairman says he and the search committee have met MSU’s next president. Williams’ statement accompanied an MSU press release about the weekend’s interviews of the top ten candidates.

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Higher Education
3:05 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

First Round of MSU Presidential Interviews This Weekend

The Murray State Presidential Search Committee heads to Nashville this weekend to interview the top ten candidates for the job. 

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Education
6:51 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Repair Work Underway at MSU to Prepare for Students

A trashcan catches water from a burst sprinkler in the MSU science complex.
Credit Chad Lampe

Murray State facilities crews are busy repairing  coils within HVAC units and licensed contractors will soon get to work repairing fire suppression sprinklers throughout the campus. 

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Environment
4:30 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

MSU Only Interruptible Service Contract Exercised in West KY

A Tennessee Valley Authority spokesman says at least 1,200 interruptible service contract customers participated in helping the utility get through the high demand for power during this week’s arctic cold.

Duncan Mansfield said Murray State University, which shut down power Monday night, was the only such customer in western Kentucky.

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Education
3:16 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

MSU to Reopen Thursday

Murray State University will reopen its main campus tomorrow following two days of closure due to a power outage and resulting damage from arctic temperatures.

MSU officials are still assessing the damage to both academic and residential campus buildings. Yesterday staff reported that upwards of 40% of campus buildings sustained damage. 

MSU officials have also reported that the damage isn't as extensive as initially suspected. 

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Education
4:32 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

TVA Power Shutdown, Failed Generator Lead to Damages at MSU

Credit flickr

Murray State Chief Facilities Officer Kim Oatman discusses the extent of damage to MSU buildings with Kate Lochte.

The Murray State University main campus remains closed through at least Wednesday night, as damage to buildings is surveyed after Monday's extreme cold.

MSU facilities management has yet to file a complete report, but estimates at least 40 percent of main campus buildings sustained damage, with frozen pipes and equipment. University vehicles were also damaged.

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Education
1:14 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

New MSU Paducah Regional Campus To Hold Grand Opening Tomorrow

Credit Murray State University

Murray State’s new Paducah Regional Campus holds its Grand Opening Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM.  The new campus on Sunset Avenue replaces the former MSU Paducah Campus at the old Crisp Center.

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HIgher Education
10:10 am
Mon December 9, 2013

MSU Board Defers Action on Budget Cut Recommendations

The Murray State board of regents met Friday and deferred actions on budget planning and review team recommendations to identify cuts and increased revenue.

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Education
4:13 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

MSU Presidential Search Committee Readies for Applications

The Murray State University presidential search committee will begin receiving applications in the next few days, ahead of an early December meeting where the pool of candidates will be whittled down to around a dozen.

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