Murray State University

Education
4:44 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

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

Credit mcgraw-hill.com

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

Credit mspmentor.net

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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Health Care
3:24 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Delayed for MSU Employees

Murray State University employees will have to wait a little longer in order to sign up for open enrollment for their health plans.

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Education
4:11 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

MSU Enrollment at All-Time High

For the second consecutive year, Murray State University has posted an all-time high enrollment.

A 1 percent increase on last fall’s number moves the Murray State enrollment figure up to an estimated 10,943 students.

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Education
11:25 am
Thu October 24, 2013

MSU Football Player Arrested, Charged with Assault

Credit Murray State Sports Information

Murray State University football player Walter Powell is being charged with fourth-degree assault and theft after an incident with his ex-girlfriend this week at the Calloway County Fairgrounds.

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Higher Education
8:51 am
Wed October 23, 2013

MSU Science Campus Named for Alumnus Gene Wells Ray

Dr. Gene Wells Ray Science Campus
Credit MSU

Murray State Alumnus Dr. Gene Wells Ray recently visited MSU for homecoming festivities and to attend the dedication of the "Dr. Gene Wells Ray Science Campus."

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Education
12:37 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

MSU Alumnus and Donor Jesse D. Jones Presents on his Life and Experiences Today

Credit MSU

Dr. Jesse D. Jones is a Marshall County Native, a 1964 graduate of Murray State and one of the University's most generous donors. 

He's provided a naming gift for the Jones College of Science Engineering and Technology.  Jones also provided funds to name the Jones family clock tower and many other campus initiatives and scholarships.

Jones gives a presentation today at 2:30 in the Collins Industry and Technology building on campus titled Adventure: Life and Its Experiences.

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Business
4:47 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Multi-State Telecommunications Summit at MSU Oct. 9

Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Ramage, Associate Director of Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Management. They are hosting a Multi-State Telecommunications Summit at MSU October 9th, featuring the chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission, Dr. Steve Wildman. This is a free conference for the telecom industry, state PSC commissioners and staff members, and members of academic telecommunications programs that will address change in technology and the marketplace and its impact on regulatory bodies. Click here for more information.

Arts
3:46 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Dr. Roger Weis Dreams of the Sea in a New Book of Poetry

Dr. Roger Weis joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to discuss and read poems from his 8th book, sea dreams. Weis says he fell in love with the sea when he worked at his neighbor's hotel in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a teenager. It was the same year he began writing poetry. Weis directed Youth and Nonprofit Leadership at Murray State University for 25 years and now serves as Assistant Dean of its College of Health Sciences and Human Services. To purchase copies of his book, visit bookstore.murraystate.edu. or call 270-809-4388. The book sells for $14 and all royalties go to charity.

Education
2:20 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Murray State Rodeo Team Involved In Traffic Accident, Horse Euthanized

Credit murraystate.edu

A vehicle accident in Paducah involving the Murray State University Rodeo Team resulted in a horse being euthanized. No students were injured.

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