Murray State

Education
4:19 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

MSU Regional Youth Leadership Program Focuses on Participatory Citizenship

Carmen Garland coordinates a new leadership program for eighth graders. It is called the Regional Youth Leadership Program of MSU's Regional Outreach K12 Connect initiative, and it focuses on participatory citizenship. She spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

Business
4:12 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Helping Local Innovators Access Federal Finance Assistance

Loretta Daniel directs the Innovation and Commercialization Center at Murray State. Seminars in Murray and Hopkinsville this week provide innovators wanting to start small businesses access to federal financial assistance, and it is less complicated than it sounds, because lots of help is provided. She spoke with Kate in the studio during Sounds Good.

WKMS Contest
10:26 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Congratulations to Becca Kilby, Winner of our Singer/Songwriter Invitational!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Becca Kilby, winner of the WKMS Sounds Good Singer/Songwriter Invitational! With roughly 340 votes tallied, she's going to the Dylan concert having received 160 votes. Jeff Finley came in second with 90 votes. Thanks to everyone for voting! Hear the winning song and the finalists below.

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Education
11:29 am
Tue March 26, 2013

CLUE Conference Addresses Risk Prevention and Management of Community Health Issues

Kelly Kleinhans, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Human Services at Murray State talks with Kate Lochte about MSU's upcoming CLUE Conference (April 4-6). CLUE stands for Collaborative Learning and Unlimited Excellence. The conference addresses a multidisciplinary approach to risk prevention and management of community health issues. It's designed to bring together community stakeholders, academics, and professionals to generate solutions to current problems associated with risk prevention and management across environments.

Education
3:51 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Murray State Gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Retired Education Official

Murray State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs has bestowed a retired Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education official with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sherron Jackson of Frankfort served as CPE’s associate vice president for budget, policy and planning. He retired in December after 34 years of service. The award honors African Americans for their contributions to their communities and the Commonwealth.

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Good Reads
3:58 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

MSU Professor Emeritus Pens 'Hell' of A University Farce

Dr. Kenneth Tucker, professor emeritus of Murray State University's department of English and philosophy, has added another novel to his list of published titles. Hell is Where the Heart Is, which Tucker describes as an unabashed farce about behind-the-scenes events at a state university, is now available to the public. He spoke with Tracy Ross about the book, now available in paperback, on Sounds Good. Click here to purchase the book on Amazon.

Education
3:10 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

MSU Regents Vote Down Contract Extension for Dunn; Faculty Regent Jack Rose Resigns

Full interview with Board Chair Constantine Curris following the vote not to extend President Dunn's contract

Murray State’s Board of Regents has voted 7 to 4 against extending President Randy Dunn’s contract. The decision comes despite the letters of support for Dunn from the school’s faculty senate and staff congress, as well as 27 west Kentucky school superintendents.

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Higher Education
11:06 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Dunn Is Not A Finalist for NIU Presidency

Murray State University President Randy Dunn says he is not one of the four finalists seeking the post of Northern Illinois University President. Dunn made his comments today following a public meeting on proposed changes to the university budget including cuts, and new revenue.

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Higher Education
12:39 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Uncertainty Surrounds Murray State's Budget and President Ahead of Meeting Next Week

Uncertainty has shrouded Murray State University during the last six months as ongoing questions surround the future of the president‘s contract and the university’s budget.  In August Murray State’s Board of Regents charged President Randy Dunn to conduct a full review of the University’s budget in attempt to find cuts, efficiencies and new revenue. All the while, Dunn has been pressing the board of regents to extend his contract, which expires in 2014. The board is required to take action by June 2013, but could do so at any time.  In the meantime Dunn has said that he will continue to seek “exceptional “ career opportunities available to him until the board decides to take action on his contract.

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Sports
2:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Meet Leva Bates, Madisonville Native, MSU Graduate and Professional Wrestler

Credit shinewrestling.com

Kate Lochte continues our series of interviews with young people of western Kentucky who are finding success in major markets. This time we meet professional wrestler Leva Bates, former Madisonville resident, Madisonville high school graduate, and Murray State University graduate. She made her professional debut in 2006, and has since won the CCW Women's Championship, SCW Women's Championship, and USCW Women's Championships. In 2012, Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked her among the 50 best female singles wrestlers. Initially, Leva attended FXE Wrestling School to become a manager, but was informed by her teachers that she wasn't a manager, she was a wrestler.

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