Murray State

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University officials say “everything is moving along as planned” as students move into the residential colleges this week ahead of the next academic year. Vice President of University Advancement Adrienne King led local media around the residential area on Wednesday and described progress made on rebuilding efforts following an incident in June in which a blast from a suspected gas leak destroyed New Richmond College and damaged nearby buildings.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has appointed Don Irvin Tharpe to Murray State University’s Board of Regents. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University officials described clean-up work underway, university priorities and where the students will live, following the blast at a residential college last week. 

Screenshot of security camera footage

Last week, New Richmond Residential College at Murray State University suffered extensive damage from an explosion connected to a natural gas leak. WKMS News has obtained security cam footage of the incident.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s Board of Regents approved on Friday a 'balanced' budget for the next academic year, shifting $7.3 million dollars. They also formally approved Mark Arant as Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, changes to academic programs and numerous other matters. Board Chair Stephen Williams also weighed in on the recent 'scathing' University of Louisville Foundation audit.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s Board of Regents are expected to vote Friday on the budget for the next academic year. The budget is expected to balance a $4.5 million decline this year and address $1.8 million in fixed cost increases. 

Courtesy of Murray State University

 Murray State is anticipating a high turnout for the upcoming College and Career Readiness Summit where a nationally recognized educator and bestselling author will give a presentation.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University's Spring commencement ceremony is Saturday and as the traditional academic year comes to a close there is much attention and focus on the next year. Performance funding goes into effect over the summer and state officials have recently outlined broad reforms that could potentially shape education at all levels. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with MSU President Dr. Bob Davies about these topics, also a new fast-track law program partnership and the recent Missouri Valley Conference decision.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s new 77,000 square foot animal disease diagnostic laboratory is formally open. Governor Matt Bevin, MSU President Dr. Bob Davies and other state and university officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication for the Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville on Thursday.

Murray State University

Murray State University’s Spring 2017 commencement ceremony is this Saturday.

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