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Education
12:30 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

MSU’s Bolin Elected to Humanities Council Board

MSU History Professor Dr. James Duane Bolin
Credit Murray State University

Murray State history professor Dr. James Duane Bolin has been elected to the Kentucky Humanities Council Board of Directors.  He will serve one three-year term with the option of a second.  The KHC is an independent, nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. It promotes Kentucky’s culture, heritage, arts and tourism. 

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Education
7:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

(Updated) MSU's Provost Confronts WKU Counterpart Over Negative Comments About MSU Online Programs

MSU Provost Jay Morgan
Credit MSU

Update:

WKU Provost Gordon Emslie has responded to Morgan and says he never made the statement. WKU Media Relations Director Bob Skipper says the two have met and the situation has been resolved.

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Higher Education
12:53 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

MSU Board Names Two Presidents Today Including Bob Davies

MSU's 12th President Tim Miller (Left) MSU's 13th President Bob Davies (Right)

The Murray State University Board of Regents named two presidents today during the Board’s quarterly meeting.

Current President Tim Miller has had “interim” listed before his title. Today, the board officially named Miller the 12th President of Murray State. A teary-eyed Miller was “completely surprised” by the announcement. 

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Higher Education
7:27 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Davies,'Board Relationships Key to Presidency'

Dr. Bob Davies
Credit Chad Lampe

It appears serendipitous that Dr. Bob Davies is a finalist for Murray State’s Presidency. Davies says his teenage daughter, who has a desire to be the Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, earnestly told him that for her to achieve that goal she’d need to attend Murray State University for its pre-vet program and equine science program.

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Higher Education
7:12 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Northern State University President James Smith is Second MSU Presidential Finalist

The second presidential finalist for Murray State's Presidency will visit campus Monday and Tuesday.   James (Jim) Smith has been president at Northern State University since 2009. 

The following is information gleaned from Northern State University's bio of Smith.

James Smith

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Higher Education
9:36 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Eastern Oregon University President Bob Davies is One of Two Presidential Finalists

Murray State Presidential Candidate Robert (B0b) O. Davies  is the first to visit campus. Davies is one of two finalists for MSU's top job. A third candidate self-selected out of consideration due to health concerns. 

Davies' itinerary is at the end of this post.

The following is information from Davies' bio page at his current institution, Eastern Oregon University.

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Higher Education
10:27 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

MSU Interim President Uses Planned Cuts to Gain Support for Tuition Increase

Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller is looking to $2.5m in cuts and a possible tuition increase to fix a predicted $5.7m budget shortfall  in the coming year.

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Education
2:17 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Mid-Continent Students Could Be Given Transfer Status to MSU

Mid-Continent University is undergoing a deep financial crisis that could result in the school's closure.  In turn, many are wondering what would happen to the students. 

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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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