Murray State

Higher Education
4:33 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

MSU Board of Regents Takes No Action on President Dunn's Contract

Murray State’s Board of Regents took no action on President Randy Dunn’s contract at it's quarterly meeting on Friday.

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Education
11:42 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Wilson Allowed to Re-enroll

The Murray State student who pleaded guilty to possessing bomb making materials in his dorm room may re-enroll at MSU. David M. Wilson admitted having materials used in making pipe bombs to blow up tree stumps at his family farm. MSU Assistant Vice President of Communications Catherine Sivills says, if he re-enrolls Wilson will be on probation for a year, be banned from living in or visiting any dormitories and must complete 60 hours of community service. Sivills says Wilson has not confirmed if he will return to the University.

Afternoon Update
4:20 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/11/12

Prevalence of HIV by country
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Today on NPR: FDA may back pill to prevent HIV.

Four Rivers Region:

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WKMS Press Releases
12:53 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

WKMS Broadcasts Live from LowerTown Arts and Music Festival

Murray State's listener supported public radio service 91.3 WKMS presents a special live broadcast from the Main Stage of Paducah’s LowerTown Arts and Music Festival on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. WKMS Program Director and Beyond the Edge host Tracy Ross emcees the live broadcast preempting World Café and House Blend. This marks the second consecutive year WKMS has partnered with the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival for a live broadcast from the festival.

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Education
12:42 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Job Prospects for 2012 Grads

More than 1,300 students will leave Murray State University this weekend with degrees in hand, most of them searching for a job. Their competition; nearly two and a half million students graduating nationwide. 

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Racers Basketball
10:38 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Murray State Set to Open New Basketball Facility Next Year

On the heels of the Racers’ NCAA tournament showing, Murray State University is set to open a new, $4 million basketball-only facility in January.  The 20,000-square-foot building will include a basketball court, coaching offices, lobby space and a hall of fame.  

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Education
7:53 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Murray State to hold commencement on Saturday

Murray State University will award degrees to 1,363 graduates this Saturday at its May 2012 commencement ceremony.  MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn will preside over the ceremonies scheduled for 10 a.m. in the CFSB Center.

Speaker's Corner
4:53 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Horticulturist Dr. Winston Dunwell at MSU Arboretum Lecture

The Arboretum at Murray State University celebrated Arbor Day 2012 on Saturday, April 28. The event began at 10 a.m. with a presentation by Dr. Winston Dunwell, noted expert in the world of ornamental horticulture. A question-and-answer session was held following Dunwell’s remarks. 

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Afternoon Update
4:10 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/27/12

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Today on NPR:  Chen Guangcheng is one of China's best-known activists for his fight against forced abortions. Security forces had been stationed outside his house for 18 months, but he managed to escape despite being blind. His exact whereabouts are unknown, but supporters say he's safe.

Kentucky Legislation:

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Campus Safety
4:02 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Murray State Officials Reviewing Safety Policies After KY Supreme Court Ruling

Murray State University officials are reviewing campus safety policies in light of yesterday’s state Supreme Court ruling which allows students and staff to keep guns in their cars on campus. The decision came after a University of Kentucky staff member sued the school for firing him when campus police found a handgun in his car’s glovebox. MSU’s Assistant Vice-President for Communications Catherine Sivills says administrators are looking at current policies to determine the impact the ruling could have on students.

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