Murray State University

Higher Education
10:39 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

MSU Regents Voted Against New Contract for Dunn Based on Individual Feelings and Experiences

MSU Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris answers questions from members of the Faculty Senate and Staff Congress.

Murray State’s Board of Regents Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris answered an hour’s worth of questions Tuesday afternoon from faculty and staff regarding the board’s vote not to extend Murray State President Randy Dunn’s contract. That vote came on March 15th the day after 5 to 6 regents met for a social gathering and casually discussed university business. A Lexington attorney is questioning that social gathering as an illegal meeting. Curris maintains there was no collusion or discussion of a vote on the president’s contract at that gathering.

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Higher Education
1:26 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Lexington Attorney Files MSU Open Meetings Complaint Appeal with Office of Attorney General

Lexington Attorney Jim Deckard is appealing the denial of his open meetings complaint with the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General. Deckard alleges that the Murray State Board of Regents violated Kentucky's open meetings law when a group of five or six regents attended a social gathering and casually discussed university business.  The day following the social gathering the board held its quarterly meeting and, under the guise of other business, voted not to extend President Randy Dunn a new contract.

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Politics
4:15 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Whitfield Weighs In on Restricted Fishing, PGPD, DOMA and MSU President Randy Dunn

Republican Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) visited WKMS this week to discuss many of his ongoing projects. You can hear the full interview above, or see a brief summary of topics below.

Tail Water Fishing on Cumberland River:

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Higher Education
4:44 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Curris Issues Response to Complaint of Alleged Illegal Meeting

Atty: Jim Deckard

Murray State Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris says, through a letter from Murray State’s legal counsel that he will discuss, at the board’s next meeting, what transpired at a social gathering for some regents the night before the board’s March meeting, but he won't nullify any votes cast by the board on the following day.

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Higher Education
12:10 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Murray State Provost Finalists Announced

Murray State has announced four finalists in its search for a new provost. Current provost, Bonnie Higginson, announced her plans to retire in September, 2012. She will finish her work as Provost in June.

Dr. Jack Rose chairs the search committee and expects, despite a decision by MSU's board of regents not to extend President Randy Dunn a new contract, to continue with hiring the university's chief academic officer who is often noted as  the "second in command" at a University. 

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Higher Education
1:02 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Curris Responds to Staff Congress Letter Expressing Disappointment in Board's Contract Vote

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University’s Board of Regents Chairman Dr. Constantine (Deno) Curris has responded to a letter from the university’s Staff Congress that expressed the body’s concerns over metrics the board used when it decided not to renew President Randy Dunn’s contract.

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Higher Education
10:05 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Curris: MSU Board Members Casually Discussed Business on Night Before Vote on Dunn's Contract

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman, Dr. Constantine Curris, says some board members gathered at a social event at the home of regent Sharon Green the night before Friday’s quarterly meeting.  Board members voted not to renew president Randy Dunn’s contract at Friday's meeting, despite letters of support for Dunn from the school’s faculty senate and staff congress, as well as 27 west Kentucky school superintendents.

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Sports
3:51 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Racers Update with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross spoke with to "The Voice of The Racers" Neal Bradley about all things Racer Basketball. They caught up on the last couple of weeks of Racer basketball, specifically the last four games, and preview tonight (Thursday) and Saturday's games. Also, they preview next week's OVC tournament in Nashville.

Business
2:17 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

How iwis and Kemmerich Came to Murray, Partnerships with MSU

Mark Manning, President. Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation, and Jim Carter, Vice President Institutional Advancement, Murray State speak about the time-frame of two German industries, iwis and Kemmerich, establishing themselves in Murray and hiring and the prospect of partnerships with the University.

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Arts
11:24 am
Thu February 21, 2013

MSU Violin Professor Performs 54-Minute Elgar Concerto

Dr. Sue-Jean Park

Dr. Sue-Jean Park of the Murray State University Department of Music faculty, concert master of the Paducah and Jackson Symphony Orchestras, performs a 54 minute violin concerto twice in the next two weeks. Dr. Park learned the strenuous composition from Yale faculty member and famed American violinist Eric Friedman, who in turn had been taught the piece by the legendary Jascha Heifetz. We hear the violinist's remarkable story with Kate Lochte.

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