Murray State University

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

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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

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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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Education
11:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Murray State Releases Preliminary Budget Recommendations

Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller has released preliminary recommendations for consideration in the 2014-15 fiscal budgeting process.

The 48 proposals are the product of MSU’s three budget task force subcommittees. The subcommittees began work in September, after the university encountered almost $2 million in state pension obligations and a 700,000-dollar health insurance increase. 

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Speaker's Corner
4:09 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Speaker’s Corner: Susan Guess Talks About Bullying in Murray State’s ‘Adventures’ Series

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Susan Schafer Guess speaks at the fourth installment of Murray State University’s seminar series, “Adventures: Life and Its Experiences” about her daughter’s journey through bullying.

The series allows students, faculty, alumni and the community to interact with speakers who have a wealth of academic and entrepreneurial experiences. Speakers will discuss their experiences related to their successes and their challenges.

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Education
4:44 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

New Tools Being Used to 'Flip' the Classroom at MSU

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Listen to the audio version of this report.

Dr. Brandi King’s office is filled with towering stacks of boxes filled with Lego Mindstorms kits. When she isn’t teaching early childhood and elementary education, King runs Murray State University’s summer robotics camp. The robots that King teaches adolescents to assemble are capable of solving a Rubik’s Cube in five seconds. It’s this technology and these kids that have allowed King a glimpse at the future of education.

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Education
2:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Kentucky Education Council Grants Funds to Universities

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The Council on Postsecondary Education is granting four universities, including Murray State, $839,000 to improve teacher quality.

Murray State is receiving $99,000 for a partnership program with Madisonville Community College, the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education. The funds will go to help show science and math teachers how simulations and interdisciplinary problem solving can improve their work with accelerated students. The program also involves six school districts.

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