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Arts
4:25 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Enjoy an Entertaining Gala at Murray State's Taste of the Arts

We talk with Tina Bernot about Murray State’s Taste of the Arts event supporting the College of Humanities and Fine Arts on October 17. She outlines the (mostly) sold-out event and a few items of interest that will be in the silent auction, including unique pieces from the recently razed Ordway Hall. The evening encourages an appreciation and support of the music and arts programs at Murray State. See more information on Murray State's Roundabout Newsletter.

Murray State
7:12 am
Wed October 9, 2013

MSU Creates New Recruitment Program

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Murray State is experiencing “sluggishness” when it comes to regional enrollment. That’s according to an email sent by Provost and Vice-president of Academic Affairs Jay Morgan to University staff and faculty yesterday.

To address the issue the University is starting a  program called Racer RoundUp to target more students in its service region.

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Sports
4:21 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley

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Tracy Ross speaks with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley about the beginning of the football season. We're currently five games in, at 3 and 2. Tracy asks Neal if the Racers are in a better or worse position than predicted. They talk about the position in the OVC for the Racers and how other teams stack up. Near the end of the interview, Bradley talks about the year ahead for the MSU Racers Men's Basketball team. See more MSU sports at goracers.com.

Education
2:47 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

'Test Drive a Racer' MSU Internship Initiative

Murray State's Jones College of Science, Engineering & Technology Dean Dr. Steve Cobb joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to chat about the new half-million dollar project 'Test Drive A Racer,' supported by a grant form the James Graham Brown Foundation. This program grew out of a request for funding from a philanthropic organization. Dr. Cobb says students benefit from the opportunity to have internships before graduation in professionally meaningful environments. This program will help fund internship programs. He says The foundation is interested in looking at projects that benefit the higher education institutions in the state and economic vitality in the state.

Society
6:04 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

All About MSU's Assessment and Counseling Center

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Dr. Marty Dunham speaks with Kate Lochte about Murray State University's College of Education Assessment and Counseling Center. The center provides low cost psychoeducational consultation, evaluation, and counseling services. Some of the issues they commonly help with include adjusting to new situations, depression, stress, homesickness, anxiety and fear, grief, relationship issues, and family problems. See more, including their hours, here.

Education
4:06 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Murray State Ranks High on Best Colleges List

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US News and World Report named Murray State University as the eighth best public regional university in the South.

Murray State has consistently ranked high on the annual report and was the only Kentucky university to place within the top 25 schools this year. Murray State ranked as the 14th best public regional university in the nation.

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Arts
3:05 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

World Premiere of Ciach's Third Sonata Thursday

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Murray State Music Department assistant professor, pianist, composer Brian Ciach premieres his Third Sonata Thursday night at 7:30 in Farrell Recital Hall. Farrell Recital Hall is on the third floor of Price Doyle Fine Arts. The performance is open to all. He performs the music and speaks about it during the 50 minute piece. Kate Lochte learns more about the Sonata with the composer next, including a sneak preview of the Sonata's first movement. See more of Brian's work at his website.

Arts
1:45 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Photographs and Videos of Goldfields land in Australia Comprise New Eagle Gallery Show

Artist Dawn Roe divides her time between Asheville, North Carolina and Winter Park, Florida where she serves as Assistant Professor of Art at Rollins College. Her studio practice involves the singular and combined use of still photographs and digital video. An exhibit of her work titled "Goldfields" opens tonight (September 5) at Murray State's Eagle Gallery in the Doyle Fine Arts Building. Kate Lochte has more about it with Ms. Roe. See more about the Gallery and Exhibits on Facebook.

Education
5:16 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Murray State Presidential Search Committee Weighing Confidentiality Suggestions from Search Firm

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Presidential Search Committee Witt/Kieffer told a Murray State University’s Presidential Search Committee Wednesday that it would be best to keep the names and specific details of the search process confidential.

Witt/Kieffer Managing Partner John Thornburgh told the Presidential Search Committee keeping those details under wraps would open the pool to higher quality candidates who might not want their name announced publicly. Committee Chairman Pro-tem Harry Lee Waterfield said the regents want to bring the best candidates in and will consider Thornburgh’s advice.

We feel there’s a trend nationally for really good candidates to want to not be in an open process where their name is battered about and we don’t want to limit the pool,” Waterfield said. “We’re going to try to find a way to have a process that’s open but maybe not as wide open as some in the past.”

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Sports
3:55 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Women in Telecom Golf Day Raises Scholarships Funds

Annie Vandiver joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. She's with the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State and is planning the annual AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day at Miller to raise scholarship funds for women in the TSM program. Vandiver talks about this networking event and the event speaker, Barbara Webb, and her contributions in the telecom industry. They talk about women in the telecom industry in general, and the many career opportunities available in the field.

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