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Arts
12:54 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Artist Previews "Coming Dark" Gallery at MSU's Clara Eagle Gallery

Artist Bill Conger at WKMS

Artist Bill Conger presents "Coming Dark - Selected Works 2004 through 2014" at Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery, through March. Peoria-based artist Conger uses mixed media to craft minimalist and haunting work, recollecting themes of love, memory and time. Colin Nesbit, Executive Director of the Clara Eagle Gallery also joins the conversation about Conger's upcoming exhibit.

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Business
12:31 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Murray State on Notice Again as TVA Prepares for High Power Demand as Temperatures Drop

Credit djshaggy (Flickr Commons)

The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing once again for high energy demand with single digit lows predicted tonight and tomorrow by issuing an internal Conservative Operation Alert. That alert delays any non-emergency maintenance activities at some of its facilities to reduce risks to the power supply.

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Culture
11:56 am
Tue January 21, 2014

A Kimchi Western, Backpacking Lovers, Rastafarianism and More in MSU Cinema International Series

Dr. Tim Johns of Murray State's English and Philosophy Department previews the spring lineup for their Cinema International film series, which includes recent award-winning films from Belgium, South Korea, China, Israel, Norway, and more. Kid With a Bike showed last weekend (January 16-18), this week (January 23-25) is the South Korean big-budget western film The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

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Sports
2:30 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Neal Bradley on the Racers' Undefeated Record in the OVC

"The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley stops by to talk with Tracy Ross about the Racer's undefeated start to the OVC season and tomorrow night's (January 11) game against Austin Peay State University.

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Education
12:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Preview of MSU's Dedication Ceremony for the Paducah Regional Campus

Credit Murray State University

Murray State's new Paducah Regional Campus is on track to welcome students for the spring semester. The new campus replaces the former MSU campus in Paducah, the old Crisp Center.  The project was approved in May 2011 when the MSU Board of Regents voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding with McCracken County, the City of Paducah and the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council to fund the construction.  

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Arts
2:09 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Essayist Previews First Book at Murray State's MFA Reading Series

Essayist, journalist and translator Riley Hanick is Murray State's Watkins Chair in Creative Writing. Next Wednesday, January 8, he is among featured writers for the MSU/MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series. His work has appeared in The Sonora Review, Seneca Review, No Depression and other publications. Kate Lochte spoke with Hanick for Sounds Good to learn more about his first book.

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Society
12:10 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

City of Murray and MSU Eye Changes to 16th Street to Address Traffic/Pedestrian Problems

Caution signs at crosswalks address a growing issue in Murray:  traffic and pedestrians using 16th Street.  Murray State's Chief Facilities Officer and Director of Facilities Design and Construction Kim Oatman presented a study of the situation to the Board of Regents at its most recent meeting. We learn more about it with Kate Lochte's recent conversation with Mr. Oatman.

Download the PDF of the presentation.

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Arts
2:11 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Poet Laureate of Wisconsin Comes to Murray State for Reading Series

The new year opens next week with the Murray State Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program's first reading series. The readings are open to the public in Clara Eagle Art Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts at Fifteenth and Olive Streets. We meet writer Max Garland who lives and teaches in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Sports
12:42 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Racer Basketball Update with Neal Bradley

"Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley stops by to talk all things Murray State sports with Tracy Ross. In this month's conversation, they talk about the Racers' current winning streak, the impact of the Clemson transfer T.J. Sapp, and tomorrow's (Saturday, December 21st) showdown with Western Kentucky University.

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Arts
2:21 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Holiday Poems from Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Director Ann Neelon

Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Program Director Ann Neelon visits Kate Locte on Sounds Good to read a selection of favorite poems for the holiday season. They also talk about the upcoming MFA residency, visiting writers, and the latest issue of the New Madrid literary journal.

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