Murray State

Arts
1:53 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

MSU Theatre Professors Read Halloween Classics

Murray State University theatre professors Daryl Phillipy and Lissa Graham Schneider set the mood for Halloween with readings from two classics in horror fiction: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, on Sounds Good.

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Business
3:27 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Murray State Alumna Helps Write Untold Stories of Humanitarian Efforts

Holly Wise
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Murray State alumna Holly Wise is passionate about multimedia storytelling with an emphasis on international humanitarian issues. She teaches at Texas State University near Austin and she founded VoiceBox Media in 2012. Its purpose is to create journalistically sound multimedia story packages for small to mid-sized nongovernmental organizations in order to bridge the gap between them and potential donors. Kate Lochte and Holly Wise chat on Sounds Good about her accomplishments.

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Environment
3:41 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Kentucky Biofuels Division Director Outlines Rewnewable Energy Plan

MSU Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon gives update on KDA Hemp Project at Bioenergy Day event
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Murray State University hosts representatives from Frankfort and statewide agencies in the energy sector today for an observance of National Bioenergy Day (#bioenergyday) at the Equine Center. Sessions include conversations on energy strategies involving advanced biofuels, woody biomass and the first modern legal harvest of industrial hemp in Kentucky (today at Murray State).

The observance also includes the official lighting of Murray State's bio-burners and the announcement of a state wood energy grant. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets the details from Tim Hughes, Director of the Division of Biofuels of the Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence. 

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Society
1:48 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Murray State Hosts Day-Long 'Eracism 101' Teach-In Today

Tracie Gilbert on Sounds Good

Murray State University hosts a teach-in today titled "Eracism 101," an effort in advancing the community in conversation on race in a positive way. Tracie Gilbert, Minority Teaching Fellow in the MSU Department of Psychology, English & Philosophy says the lack of touching the topic of race and racism fosters ignorance and that aversion and denial is what leads to the perpetuation of injustices. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the courageous conversations and what the event hopes to achieve.

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Society
2:59 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Understanding Depression: Mindfulness and Acceptance

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"One of the cornerstones of treatments for depression is getting out and moving in the world in ways that matter to the individual," says Dr. Michael Bordieri, assistant professor of psychology at Murray State University. Mindfulness can be a way to help achieve that, by becoming aware of ones thoughts and not changing them, but rather letting them go. This is the topic of the fourth conversation in our series on understanding depression: the emerging therapeutic use of mindfulness.

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Sports
6:02 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Racer Football, Basketball Mid-October Update with Neal Bradley

Credit Tab Brockman, goracers.com

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley talks Racer Football and Basketball with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good. They discuss some of the recent games played by the Football team, namely the stunning homecoming win against Southeast Missouri and predictions against Austin Peay. Bradley also takes a look at the Basketball schedule.

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Arts
4:00 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Photos Explore Timelessness in 'Above and Below' at MSU's Clara M. Eagle Gallery

Untitled #9 from the series Above & Below, 2013 (pinhole photograph) silver gelatin print mounted on aluminum, 40 x 60 inches
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Photographer Noah Doely's exhibition "Above and Below" shows in Murray State's Clara M. Eagle Gallery through November 7 along with works by Murray's new wood faculty person, Sarah Martin. On Sounds Good, we meet Doely, who teaches photography at the University of Northern Iowa. The images in Eagle Gallery create a scenes of peaceful quiet in its open space. Those which take the viewer into caverns, gazing at light streaming from above, convey timelessness.

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Education
3:35 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

MSU College of Education & Health Services Receives $150,000 "Giving Back Endowment"

Dr. David Whaley, Dean of College of Education and Human Services and Dr. Bob Long, Non Profit Leadership faculty

Last year, Murray State students studying fundraising in non-profit leadership conducted a competitive grant process designed to familiarize them with what funders look for when reviewing proposals. Students then developed grant proposals, made formal presentations of their recommendations and conducted a peer review process.

The result was the ward of a $1,000 grant from the Giving Back Fund to the Murray Art Guild. Dr. Bob Long innovated this kind of class and with his wife, Patricia Mendez-Long, has made a gift to ensure its continuation. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. David Whaley, Dean of College of Education and Human Services and Dr. Bob Long on Sounds Good.

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Education
5:32 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

New MSU Veterinary Center Includes Biosafety Level 3 Lab

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(*Correction: We previously reported that this facility will be the only Biosafety Level 3 lab in Kentucky, but it will be the second. The Center for Predictive Medicine (CPM) Reaesarch Facility at the University of Louisville also has Level 3 capabilities)   

Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville was built in 1968, with a substantial addition in 1982. A facility to replace it has been a talking point with the Council on Post Secondary Education and the Kentucky General Assembly for years. This year, the Kentucky legislature provided funding for the new 53,000 square foot facility. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Wade Northington about its construction on Sounds Good

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Sports
10:52 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Racer Football Update with Neal Bradley

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"The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk all things Murray State Racer football. This week, they discuss on the Racers' losses to Western Michigan and Jacksonville State, and look ahead to the game tomorrow at Cookeville versus Tennessee Tech. 

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