Murray State

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Economic development officials in Murray say a newly completed 62,000 square foot spec building just north of town is garnering attention from prospective businesses. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Another semester is in the books at Murray State University. As we look ahead to 2018, Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies, reflecting on the Fall semester and efforts underway in the upcoming year. They recap the commencement ceremony last weekend, discuss a recent student engagement survey, describe 'aggressive' enrollment efforts and partnerships in Europe... and some New Years resolutions.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University's Board of Regents discussed in their December meeting interim Title IX rules, President Bob Davies' contract, Fall enrollment numbers, a preliminary budget assessment, academic overview and moving forward with plans for buildings on campus among other topics. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting:

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A Murray State University student was killed Tuesday evening in a collision involving multiple vehicles in southern Illinois. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State University Board of Regents Finance Committee, along with most of the other Regents met Tuesday afternoon to discuss potential financial challenges in the forthcoming years at Murray State. President Bob Davies said many of the unknowns (like state appropriation and pension liability) may be answered in the upcoming legislative session, but felt the discussion couldn't wait until then. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State Board of Regents Finance Committee is holding a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss financial challenges.

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Ernest P. Worrell has gone to camp, jail and Africa, but the actor who played the beloved character never attended Murray State, contrary to a widespread Internet rumor. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University is bracing for “a difficult legislative session” next year that could see another decline in state appropriation to higher education. In a ‘State of the University’ Address on Tuesday President Bob Davies touted recent successes and described ongoing pressures.

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A Murray State University student died and another was injured in a vehicle collision Friday night. 

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Murray State University is marking the completion of a science complex 18 years in the making. Coinciding with Homecoming Weekend, the university dedicated on Friday the $35 million Engineering and Physics Building, as part of the Gene Wells Ray Science Campus. 

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