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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s Board of Regents are expected to vote Friday on the budget for the next academic year. The budget is expected to balance a $4.5 million decline this year and address $1.8 million in fixed cost increases. 

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 Murray State is anticipating a high turnout for the upcoming College and Career Readiness Summit where a nationally recognized educator and bestselling author will give a presentation.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University's Spring commencement ceremony is Saturday and as the traditional academic year comes to a close there is much attention and focus on the next year. Performance funding goes into effect over the summer and state officials have recently outlined broad reforms that could potentially shape education at all levels. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with MSU President Dr. Bob Davies about these topics, also a new fast-track law program partnership and the recent Missouri Valley Conference decision.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s new 77,000 square foot animal disease diagnostic laboratory is formally open. Governor Matt Bevin, MSU President Dr. Bob Davies and other state and university officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication for the Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville on Thursday.

Murray State University

Murray State University’s Spring 2017 commencement ceremony is this Saturday.

Murray State Racer Athletics, via Facebook

Updated following media conference Tuesday afternoon:

Murray State University's Director of Athletics says the university will focus efforts on making the year ahead with the Ohio Valley Conference "a great one."

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: We have updated a portion of this story to detail enrollment issues. Overall enrollment was down this past academic year, however there was an increase in new freshmen and transfer enrollment.  We had previously reported the decline involved the new academic standards, however the decline is due to a variety of factors listed below and enrollment under the new academic standards has increased. We apologize for the error and any confusion.

Murray State’s president said the university is “in good shape” as performance funding goes into effect next academic year. Bob Davies outlined parameters in a ‘university update’ Thursday afternoon that include increasing the number of Bachelor’s degrees earned, an emphasis on STEM+H degrees and greater focus on low-income and minority students among other factors.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner outlined his vision for broad education reform in the commonwealth, including providing at least some form of post-secondary education for everyone, improving outdated area technology centers, reconsidering the traditional school day and investing in career counseling.

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner is speaking about education policy at Murray State University this afternoon. 

MSU Office of Multicultural Affairs

Former Murray State University student Johnnie Green recently visited the campus to donate $10,000 in scholarships to MSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.