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Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University is in the process of conceptualizing learning experiences focused on "student centered" experiences and "experiential learning" - quality factors championed by MSU President Dr. Bob Davies as metrics for performance funding is also underway with state education and government leaders. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf spoke with Davies about these topics, family weekend and an update on the issue of mold appearing in some of the buildings on campus.

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Murray State University has a new director of alumni relations. Carrie McGinnis now leads the office, serving as a link to nearly 70,000 alumni. 

Jody Randall, Murray State LGBT Coordinator

 

   Western Kentucky residents are seeking solutions to issues of violence in the community. The Kentucky Council of Churches organized a forum this week in an effort to get a diverse group of people in the same room for a difficult conversation.

 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The first Murray State University Board of Regents meeting of the new academic year began this morning with a ceremony swearing in four regents: two Governor appointees Lisa Rudolph and Dr. Walter Bumphus, Faculty Regent Katherine Farmer and (returning) Student Regent Clint Combs.

Annual Retreat and Big Picture Topics

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State's latest enrollment numbers show an uptick in new freshmen but an overall decline of about 2%. This is largely due to a decline in full-time graduate and international students (demographics that have overlap).

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While dual credit courses for high school students across the commonwealth offer a head start into the college experience, they put pressure on the amount of money coming into higher education institutions. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University President Bob Davies is addressing public concern over the presence of a controversial political group on campus last week. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

The new academic year is getting underway at Murray State University. MSU President Dr. Bob Davies speaks with Matt Markgraf on Sounds Good about updates on performance funding, state appropriation, the newly appointed Regents, construction projects and much more. 

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The Murray State Rifle Team begins the fall season as the number 2 team in the nation. That’s according to The College Rifle Coaches Association annual preseason poll released over the weekend

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NASA's Apollo 15 mission launched on this day 45 years ago. One of the goals of the mission was to conduct scientific experiments on the moon using the lunar roving vehicle, dubbed the "moon buggy." Western Kentucky native Johny B. Russell was one of the instrumental designers of this vehicle. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian for Pogue Library, about Murray State University's impressive collection of his work and achievements.

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