Murray State University

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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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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11:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Murray State Releases Preliminary Budget Recommendations

Credit ASSE Murray State University Student Section, Facebook

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


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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4:44 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

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


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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2:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Kentucky Education Council Grants Funds to Universities


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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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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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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