Murray State

3:08 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

MSU Board of Regents Sets Tuition

Tuition at Murray State will increase by 4% for the next academic year. The increase amounts to around $130 per semester. The MSU Board of Regents voted against the administration's 3% recommendation. President Randy Dunn says the impetus behind his suggestion was to keep cost low for students while the university looks for ways to rethink financial planning with declining state support. The board voted to up tuition by an additional percentage point to lessen the impact on the university's reserves.

Higher Education
3:37 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Tuition Ceilings Set for Kentucky Institutions

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education voted on several tuition-related items at its meeting today at the University of Kentucky.

The council will allow comprehensive universities like Murray State to raise tuition up to 5%. Rates for community colleges are capped at 4% and research university rates capped 6%.

The increase is expected to provide the institutions another $45.1 million dollars in extra revenue, but CPE officials say that state appropriation cuts to higher education mean University's will still operate at an overall $79 million deficit.

Boston Marathon
2:48 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Former Murray State Racer Wins Boston Marathon

Wesley Korir

Former Murray State student and Kenya native Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon today. Korir finished the race with a time of 2 hours 12 minutes and 40 seconds. He attended Murray State before transferring to Louisville and graduating with a biology degree. Korir will receive a $150,000 prize for his victory.

Thieme Speaks at MSU
4:18 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Thieme Speaks at MSU Tech Summit

In a world of ever growing technology and global interconnectivity, privacy and security are increasingly rare commodities.  Richard Thieme is an author and lecturer who addresses the challenges posed by these new technologies, including the personal, and even spiritual transformations people undergo as they adapt to a new world.  He spoke this week at a technology summit at Murray State University.  Gary Pitts sat down with him to talk about the dangers of interacting with technology, and how to meet those challenges.

9:55 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Prohm Talks to LSU

Louisiana State University says they've approached Murray State head coach Steve Prohm about filling their open coaching position. An LSU spokesperson tells WAFB in Baton Rouge they did meet with Prohm, but he is not a candidate for the coaching spot vacated by Trent Johnson. Johnson left LSU for the top spot at Texas Christian University earlier this week.

The latest from the web:

WAFB: Prohm Speaks to LSU

Afternoon Update
4:27 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/10/12

Andreas Derleth of New Zealand was named Mr. Gay World 2012.

Today on NPR:  For The First Time, Mr. Gay World Crowned In Africa


Kentucky Legislation:

A commission tasked with coming up with elements of a new tax code for Kentucky held its second meeting in Frankfort today.

Jackson Purchase:

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Front Page Episodes
6:00 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Racer Alums Follow Through

Kelsey Emme

Kelsey Emme is a freshman from Piedmont, South Dakota. She’s bubbly, outgoing and she’s likely a better shot than you. Emme is an up and coming member of MSU’s Rifle team; and much like another Racer team you may have heard of, she attended this year’s NCAA tournament in her sport, competitive shooting. She narrowly missed the finals, landing only four points short.

But unlike the Murray State basketball team, the rifle team struggles to keep itself funded.

“Oh yeah, rifle is a very expensive sport.”

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4:26 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Musica Brasiliera: A Conversation with Maestro Celso Machado

The Murray State University Classical Guitar Ensemble is fairly new to campus. Last year, the ensemble played in its first full concert with the string ensemble, and they will be doing so again this Tuesday evening. Much of the music from the first concert came from the Brazilian composer, Maestro Celso Machado. And this year, the ensemble will present the United States premier of Maestro Machado’s most recent composition for quartet, Suite Amazonas. Gary Pitts, a member of the ensemble, reports on the life and works of the composer.

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Murray State Reading Series: Visiting Writer
4:26 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Crime Novelist Brings his Love of Mystery and Romance to Murray State

Murray State’s Reading Series presents crime novelist Lou Berney Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 in Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery.  Barry Award nominee for Gutshot Straight, Berney’s follow-up novel, Whiplash River, is coming out this year.  Kate Lochte invites us to meet the Oklahoma City University creative writing faculty member.

2011-2012 Reading Series: Visiting Writer 

April 5, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. 

Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery

Murray State University
3:07 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

MSU Student Pleads Not Guilty to Wanton Endangerment Charges

A Murray State student accused of possessing bomb-making supplies in his dorm room has pleaded not guilty to four charges of wanton endangerment. Police found a pipe, wicks, and black powder during a search of 18-year-old David Wilson's room in February. A status hearing for Wilson’s case is scheduled for April 23rd.