Murray State University

7:33 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Dr. Jack Rose Named Chair of Provost Search Committee

Murray State Faculty Regent Dr. Jack Rose will chair the new Provost Search Committee which will meet for the first time this month. The committee is in charge of finding a new Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs to replace Dr. Bonnie Higginson.

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7:21 am
Fri November 9, 2012

MSU Regular Season Basketball Begins

Tonight’s men’s and women’s double header at the CFSB center marks the opening of the Murray State Racers’ regular basketball season. The Murray State women’s team will start off the night with a game against the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers at 5:15. Rounding off the night, the Murray State men’s team will play the Brescia Bearcats at 7:30.

7:20 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Murray State Alumnus "Stumpy" Rayburn Passes Away

Stumpy Rayburn
Credit MSU Athletics

Murray State athletics legend J.D. “Stumpy” Rayburn died yesterday at the age of 100. Rayburn was a member of the 1933 Murray State football team called the “Wonder Team,” which is the only team in school history to go undefeated and untied. Rayburn was inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 1979, and regularly attended MSU football and basketball games. Visitation is tonight from 5 to 8 at JH Churchill Funeral Home in Murray.

12:05 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

MSU's Jackson Enters Guilty Plea

Zay Jackson
Lance Allison,

Murray State University basketball player Zaveral “Zay” Jackson pled guilty Friday to two wanton endangerment charges. Jackson was originally charged with assault for hitting two people with his car after an altercation in the Murray Walmart parking lot. Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship says Jackson must serve 30 days in jail, attend anger management classes and pay restitution for the victim’s medical bills. Blankenship adds Jackson must also issue an apology, and speak to youth groups about his mistake.

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11:59 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Dr. Dunn to Make State of the University Address Today

Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn will address the campus today for his 2012 State of the University. Dunn's remarks will focus on what he calls “The Three Prongs of Murray State University's Future.” How involved Dunn will be in that future is uncertain at this point; the president just returned from an on-campus interview for the top position at Missouri State University in Springfield. The address takes place in the Wrather Museum Auditorium at 3 pm.

4:23 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Dr. Dunn Speaks at Open Forum During Interview for Missouri State Presidency

MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn is making a case to be hired in the same post at Missouri State University in Springfield this week. Dunn is a finalist for the post and spoke at an open forum today. Among other topics, Dunn presented his approach to outreach for the university which was formerly called Southwest Missouri State University. He says,

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9:12 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Interim Joint Education Committee at MSU

Members of the Kentucky Interim Joint Committee on Education meet today at Murray State University. Legislators are on campus today to hear presentations about educational programs in far western Kentucky.

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Speaker's Corner
9:34 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

White House speaker Gautam Raghaven on LGBT week

The Murray State University Alliance hosted "Conversation and Dessert" with Gautam Raghaven, Associate Director of Public Engagement and LGBT Liasion for the White House on September 10th. Listen to the full conversation with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Bonnie Higginson here.

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8:58 am
Mon September 10, 2012

MSU Falls to Arkansas

Roy Stewart Stadium

Despite over 500 yards of total offense, three turnovers cost the Murray State Racers football team the victory at their first home game of the season against number 20 ranked Central Arkansas. 

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8:49 am
Mon September 10, 2012

MSU campus robbery suspect sought

Murray State University Police are looking for a suspect in an assault and robbery that took place on campus Friday night.  Authorities say two males assaulted and took valuables from the victim near Hester College around 10 p.m.  Police identified two suspects and have one in custody. 

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