Murray State University

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.

MSU Football Player Arrested, Charged with Assault

Oct 24, 2013
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.

MSU Science Campus Named for Alumnus Gene Wells Ray

Oct 23, 2013
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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Presidential Search Committee Considers Timeline

Sep 23, 2013

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. 

Miller Discusses Budget Reduction Process

Sep 23, 2013
ASSE Murray State University Student Section, Facebook

  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.  

Pennyrile Area Development District

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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