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2:47 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

TED Radio Hour and TEDxMurrayStateU on WKMS

Murray, KY- Murray State’s listener-supported, educational radio service 91.3, WKMS introduced the TED Radio Hour to 7 p.m. on its Sunday programming schedule in early 2013. Hosted by NPR’s Guy Raz, TED Radio Hour is based on TED Talks given by riveting speakers worldwide. Each weekly radio episode, hosted by Raz, is centered on a common theme and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.

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Arts
6:30 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Kid Friendly HONK! Includes Double Entendre for Parents

Most of us know Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale The Ugly Duckling, in which a less than attractive duck undergoes ridicule and teasing because of his looks. But, by the end of the story the duck has matured into a beautiful swan. This fairytale was adapted into a musical in the early 1990’s called HONK!.

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Arts
4:48 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

MSU Holiday Art Auction Preview

Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery Director Colin Nesbit joined us during Sounds Good today to talk about the Holiday Art Auction coming up Friday, November 22nd. Bidding begins at 6:30 pm, the reception starts at 7:30. The gallery is on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building. The auction features original works from area artists, faculty, alumni and students – with proceeds funding scholarships and the visiting artist program.

See more about the Clara M. Eagle Gallery.

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Culture
2:21 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Mystery Novelist Alana White Reads at MSU

Murray State hosts novelist Alana White reading from her fiction tomorrow night(Thursday, November 14, 2013)  at 7:30 in Clara Eagle Gallery. White resides in Nashville but has roots in our region.  Her latest book, "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin," is set at the height of the Italian Renaissance.

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Environment
6:59 am
Thu November 7, 2013

KSEC Pushes Universities on Renewable Energy

The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is making its voice heard across the state on energy issues.

The activist group is planning to petition for a sustainable projects fund at Murray State tomorrow.

KSEC also plans a demonstration at the University of Kentucky basketball game in Lexington to protest the use of coal severance funds in the renovation of Rupp Arena.

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Education
4:53 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

MSU and Calloway Co. HS Participate in Japanese Youth Exchange

Credit Kakehashi Project - U.S. Portion by Japan Foundation, Facebook

Murray State hosts 25 Kobe Gakuin students with the Youth Exchange Kakehashi Project, called 'The Bridge for Tomorrow,' through Saturday (November 9). Murray State students participated in the same program and visited Japan for 10 days as one of the seven representative US Universities accepted in the exchange this May. Calloway County High School Students also participated in a trip. Murray State Senior Lecturer of Japanese Yoko Hatakeyama speaks with Kate Lochte about how this opportunity evolved for the students. 

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Arts
3:24 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

MSU Wind Ensemble President's Concert

Credit www.ket.org

Tomorrow night's (Tuesday, November 5) President's Concert at Murray State University's Lovett Auditorium features the MSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble performing three compositions written to challenge the student musicians and delight listeners. Director of University Bands Dennis Johnson conducts. He speaks with Kate Lochte about the lively program, which is free and open to all.

It begins at 7:30 pm in Lovett Auditorium. The Wind Ensemble has a national and international reputation due to its touring schedule, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. 

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Culture
5:11 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

MSU's History Department Presents ROOTS 4

MSU's Department of History presents its ROOTS 4 Music Concert Tuesday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. MSU Senior Lecturer in History, Ted Belue visits Sounds good to talk about the evening featuring the Bankester Family Band, the Giant City Slickers, and Terrapin Pond performing a blend of modern Bluegrass, Gypsy-Jazz, Country-Rock, Western Swing and Folk. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome.

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Education
4:51 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

MSU's AlcoholEDU Teaches Awareness for High School Students

MSU's Associate Director for Health Services Judy Lyle initiated bringing the online program AlcoholEDU to Murray State students as well as students at Murray And Calloway County High in an effort to combat alcohol abuse.

The confidential, online program involves surveys and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators has noted its effectively moderating high-risk drinking. She speaks with Kate about the program on Sounds Good.

See more on Roundabout Murray.

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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.

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