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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

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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

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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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Education
9:16 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Presidential Search Committee Considers Timeline

The Murray State University Presidential Search Committee is finalizing a timeline to select the school’s 12th president.

In a video conference meeting Monday the nine-member committee agreed on a flexible Dec. 1 deadline to accept applications. 

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Education
11:22 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Miller Discusses Budget Reduction Process

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  Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller has organized and named three small budget task force subcommittees to determine what he calls “common sense” ways to save or cut university expenditures.

The five-to-seven-member subcommittees, which represent students, faculty and staff, will formulate a series of recommendations for review by the full budget task force by Thanksgiving.  

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Government
11:26 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Pennyrile Area Development District Selects New Executive Director

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Jason Vincent is the new Executive Director of the Pennyrile Area Development District.

Vincent has previously served as the agency’s Assistant Director and Projects Coordinator. Vincent is a Murray State graduate with a bachelor of science in finance degree and a master’s degree of business administration. Princeton Mayor and PADD Chairwoman Gale Cherry said Vincent is extremely dedicated to the region and the board of directors looks forward to working with him in this new capacity. 

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Education
11:02 am
Mon September 2, 2013

MSU Faculty Senate to Meet with Presidential Search Firm Representatives

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Twelve members of Murray State University’s Faculty Senate will meet with representatives with Witt Kieffer Presidential Search Consultants Tuesday.

The company, which is contracting with Murray State to select new presidential candidates, will be visiting with various campus constituencies this week. 

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Education
2:58 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

New Alcohol Education Initiative Launched at Murray State

Murray State University is adding a new program to educate incoming freshmen about the impact alcohol could have on their lives.

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Sports
2:23 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

MSU Athletic Director on NCAA Rules Changes

Murray State University’s Athletic Director Allen Ward takes a look at NCAA rules changes and steps he's taken to ensure the university's compliance. He also talks about the new season ahead for Murray State on the field and on the court. It's Coach Chris Hatcher's fourth year, and several players who are key to the football team's success this year. He talks about Coach Steve Prohm's recent recruitment and some returning players and putting together a new team. 

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