Murray State

3:59 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Photography, Ceramics, Silkscreening, Animation, More at MSU's Summer Art Workshop

Credit Summer Art Workshop 2015 Flyer

Rising 9th graders through high school graduates from around the country enjoy a fast-paced art workshop experience with no prior art training required with Murray State art faculty in mid-June. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about this week-long event with printmaking faculty and workshop director Nicole Hand and how to get on the mailing list for next year's workshop.

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5:06 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

A Look Back at The Day WKMS First Went on Air, 45 Years Ago Today

George Cumbee, Kate Lochte and Wesley Bolin on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Today WKMS celebrates 45 years of memories, music, news and driveway moments. It was 3:28 p.m. on May 11, 1970 when the station went on air with the National Anthem from Murray State's campus. Back then the broadcast day was eight hours long and the coverage area was limited to western Kentucky with just 13,000 watts of power. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte is joined in the studio by Murray State University Library's Wesley Bolin, who discovered some of of the articles about WKMS' first day on the air while researching another project. Also in studio is George Cumbee of Paducah, who was one of the first staff members of WKMS, and present when the station signed on the air, in 1970.

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2:51 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Murray State Professor's Relatives Okay After Nepal Quake, Asks Community for Relief Aid

Dr. Manoj Pathak at WKMS

It's about 8,000 miles from Murray, Kentucky to Kathmandu, Nepal. Dr. Manoj Pathak, a Murray State professor from Nepal, encourages each of us to give to help Nepalese citizens struggling with the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last Saturday morning. Its destructive force caused about 1.7 million children and 8 million adults to need urgent help. Even $1 dollar makes a difference, he says. Kate Lochte learns from Dr. Pathak that while his family in Nepal is safe, life there is miserable.

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4:39 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

MSU Professor Researches Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities

Credit Dr. Ajay Das, LinkedIn

We conclude a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools, with Assistant Professor in the Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education: Dr. Ajay Das. His research centers on inclusive education for students with disabilities through post-secondary education. Dr. Das speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about his findings.

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1:42 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Ways to Manage Stress (and Get a Good Night's Sleep)

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As the semester winds down at Murray State and across the region and finals week approaches, the topic of stress may be on the minds of many. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte and Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology discuss finding various ways of dealing with stress and how to get a good night's sleep.

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8:20 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

How Using the Library Relates to Student Retention

Ashley Ireland, Director of User and Instruction Services for Murray State Libraries

WKMS continues a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Ashley Ireland, Director of User & Instruction Services in Waterfield Libraries. The newly established President's Commission on Retention was just one impetus for the research she's conducted.

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2:23 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Murray State TSM Hosts 'Security Matters' Conference for Area Small Businesses

Michael Ramage on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The issue of cyber security has become increasingly relevant, with recent attacks on Sony, Target and Anthem making headlines over the past few months. Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management's Patterns of Distinction Security Matters is a one day technology security conference next Thursday, April 23, with a focus on how small businesses can protect themselves from evolving threats. The Center's Associate Director Michael Ramage joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview.

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2:18 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Murray State, Kentucky Leaders Break Ground On Engineering Physics Building

Credit Chad Lampe / WKMS

Murray State University leaders and Gov. Steve Beshear turned the ceremonial first shovel of dirt for a $37 million campus construction project today. The Engineering Physics Buildings is the final stage of MSU’s Gene W. Ray Science Campus.

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7:45 am
Thu April 9, 2015

First Student To Graduate In May From College To Career Experience Program

Blake Hopkins, second from left, at work in the Wellness Center at Murray State University.
Credit Murray State University

Blake Hopkins has said he would go to Murray State since he was a child. But his mother wasn’t sure that dream would come true. There were complications at Blake’s birth that left him intellectually handicapped and doctors weren’t sure he would be able to walk.

But his dream came true.

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5:04 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

How We View Our Lives, Understanding Self-Esteem

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Self-esteem is something important to each of us, on an individual level. The subject of an incredible amount of research over the past 30-40 years, it raises questions about how we feel about ourselves and what role those feelings play in our daily lives. Messaging has successfully found its way into schools, public service announcements and in the culture around us: that self-esteem is important. Kate Lochte and Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State Department of Psychology resume their bi-weekly conversation on Sounds Good with an exploration on this topic and how we view our lives.

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