Murray State University

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University has established a pair of budget task forces to identify potential program cuts.

The move is a response to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed state budget that will reduce higher education funding, including a nine percent cut for Murray State effective July 1st.

Kentucky House Democrats, via Twitter

Several presidents of Kentucky colleges and universities testified Thursday in Frankfort at a hearing aimed at getting their input on Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed cuts to higher education funding.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

UPDATE: The march is now set for Thursday, February 25. The event was originally scheduled for February 29, but organizers decided to change the date to a day when lawmakers would convene at 2 p.m. rather than 4 p.m.


Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed biennial budget authorizes a number of projects on the campus of Murray State University. These include an estimated $3 million upgrade to MSU’s campus network, the demolition of Woods Hall and the renovation of several buildings, including Regents and White residential colleges.


Surrounding communities celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service activities. Students and community members at Murray State University collected and delivered supplies for  area non-profits. Anita Chitule with MSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs says around 60 people donated items and helped sort and deliver them.

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Murray State University officials have banned the use of hoverboards on campus.  

The announcement comes just as the 2016 spring semester starts and follows a warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  

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A Murray State University professor is spearheading a study on the movements of Asian carp in Kentucky Lake.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

An enhanced employee benefit package extending services to Murray State University employees and their household members begins January 1st. At no additional cost, staff will now have access to 24 hour psychological services associated with Louisville based employee assistance provider Wayne Corporation. MSU Director of Human Resources Joyce Gordon says the off-campus options provide confidentiality.

ASSE Murray State University Student Section, Facebook

First-time students at Murray State University may start paying per credit hour next fall.

Murray Police

Murray State University sent out a safety bulletin Tuesday night alerting students and staff of a shooting that occurred near - but not on - campus.