Murray State University

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University president Bob Davies is further illuminating proposed cutbacks. The school is faced with after a 4.5 percent state funding cut over the next two years that was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

Davies talks budget woes, university business and more on Sounds Good with Todd Hatton.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Faced with a 4.5% reduction in state funding, Murray State University officials are considering a set of proposals to raise tuition while reducing budgets.

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Dr. James Duane Bolin has written his "Home and Away" column for newspapers across Kentucky for over a decade.  They recount his travels throughout Kentucky and the United States, as well as his journeys in family, social, and academic life.

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This story was originally published April 5.

As Murray State University anticipates a finalized Kentucky state budget and possible cuts therein, MSU President speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about how the university is already tightening its belt.

Dr. Howard Whiteman, via Murray State University

A Murray State University post-doctoral researcher and her collaborators have secured a $20,000 federal grant to allow young ecologists to attend the 30th annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology in Exeter, England.  

Allison Crawford

The culinary professionals who work to feed hungry college and university students gathered for a regional conference this week at Murray State University. Chefs, dining directors, and vendors from across the south gathered for several days of networking, dining, and competition.   

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Since its discovery in a population of bats in a New York cave in 2007, white nose syndrome has become one of the gravest threats to American and Canadian bats.  White nose is a fungal infection that disrupts the bat’s hibernation cycle and has resulted in the death of approximately 6 million bats in North America.  Kentucky has not escaped the infection’s spread; it first appeared in the Commonwealth in 2011 and has been detected in bats in western Kentucky’s Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

This year marks the 15th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol event, a day where college and university students display their research projects to lawmakers in Frankfort all to advocate undergraduate research. Murray State coordinators Jody Cofer Randall and Dr. David Pizzo speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the multi-school effort.

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.