Murray State

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Jia Jia Li is a Murray State international student from China. She has been studying at Murray State for two years and is a TESOL (Teach English as a Second Language) major, with a focus on translation. Matt Markgraf speaks with Li about differences between southern and northern China, Chinese food in America, the authenticity of American Chinatowns, learning English, cultural misconceptions and plans for the future.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.com, a non-profit and popular blog with articles geared towards the modern Muslim woman around the globe. She's also the author of a new book, Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age. She speaks Monday at Murray State University about growing up in a post 9/11 world and navigating a path forward for Muslim American women post-election. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Amani about her work and her role as a leader for young Muslims.

Jeremy Shiflet, KY Fish & Wildlife

Regional Fish and Wildlife crews gathered in several locations along the Kentucky and Barkley lakes last week for a three day ‘Carp Blitz’ in a collective effort to track the invasive Asian carp species.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Addressing the campus community Thursday, Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies touted department, faculty and staff accolades and touched on how the university plans on navigating through sociopolitical and economic challenges. Davies delivered his State of the University Address, titled "Lofty Aims and High Aspirations: Our Most Significant Fortune" at Wrather Museum. 

via Murray State Public Relations

Murray State University has named alumna Lucy Love the new director of development for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Honors College. 

Ebony Clark, WKMS

Tuesday is the first time many young millennials will vote in a general election. The demographic is the largest and most diverse in the country, ranging in age from 18 to 35, defined by the Pew Research Center . Ebony Clark spoke with several college-aged voters on the Murray State University campus and brings this audio collage.

Dr. Laura Sullivan Beckers

More than a dozen spiders live in a second floor lab in Murray State University's biology building. MSU Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers studies the evolution of animal mating behaviors and works primarily with wolf spiders in her laboratory - many of which she caught outside. 

via flyer, Murray State University LGBT Programming

More than two dozen western Kentucky law enforcement and public safety personnel received training this week at Murray State University to improve relations when interacting with the LGBT community. Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Sergeant Brett Parson, who led the workshop, said the discussion parallels with issues surrounding race and use of force.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University's homecoming weekend coming up ahead of Halloween and numerous financial changes are underway, including implementing federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes and the recent court decision reallocating 2% of a state appropriation back to university budgets. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf catches up with President Bob Davies on these topics, also what being a "Marketplace of Ideas" means for the university community and his thoughts on suggestions of a payroll tax in Murray.

Murray State University Public Relations

Dr. Bellarmine Ezumah is a recipient of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, part of the Scholar Exchanges Division of the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

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