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Education
3:23 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Murray State Student Tests Treats on Arthritic Dogs

Brooke Broderick sits with April, a labrador mix, as she does some routine tests.
Whitney Jones WKMS

More than half of dogs older than 7 years have arthritis and University of Pennsylvania researchers found up to 80 percent of certain breeds are afflicted with the painful disease. A Murray State University student is testing new treats that aim to actually heal arthritic dogs, not just treat the pain.

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Education
3:22 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Ann Neelon on Murray State's MFA Program and New Madrid

Cover Art by Michelle Given
Credit newmadridjournal.org

Today on Sounds Good, MSU’s New Madrid Journal of Contemporary Literature Editor and MFA Program Director Anne Neelon drops by to review the Summer 2013 edition and preview the next publication. She speaks with Kate about the "paradigm shift" of evolving the MFA Program and how it caters to distance learning students in a 'budget-tight' environment. Also, how one can submit work to New Madrid, and the theme for the next issue: The Great Hunger. See more about the New Madrid Journal

Government
3:41 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Cadiz-Trigg County Comprehensive Plan Overhaul in Beginning Stages

Credit Cadiz Tourism

The Cadiz-Trigg County Planning Commission is in the beginning stages of updating its comprehensive plan.

Planning commission Chairman Bob Brume says the update is routine and should cost approximately $10,000 to $15,000.

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Education
4:39 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

MSU Hutson School of Agriculture Dean on Technology, Education, and More

Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They take a look at agriculture in the region and across the state, how technology has changed the course of agriculture and education, and work at the Breathitt Veterinary Center. See more about the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Education
4:30 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Audio Profile: Governor's Scholars Class

Murray State, Bellarmine College, and Morehead State campuses host the 2013 class of Governor's Scholars, a summer residential program for outstanding rising seniors in Kentucky high schools. The office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise provide financial support so students attend at no charge. The program has grown from about two hundred students at one location in 1983 to over a thousand at three locations this year. The program's core curriculum includes a focus area, or major, general studies, and seminars. Dr. Bella Ezumah of the Murray State Department of Journalism and Mass Communications brought her 18 student class to WKMS and we created this audio portrait together.

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Education
4:25 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Murray State Launches New Management Degree Program

Murray State's Teresa Betts joined Kate Lochte on Sounds Good today. She’s the assistant professor in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration who will take the lead in rolling out Murray’s new degree program in logistics and supply chain management that meshes with WKCTC’s degrees in Logistics and Operations Management or Business Administration. They also discussed how the expansion of the Panama Canal influenced this program, and what the implications of the expansion are for the community.

Education
4:03 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

MSU Thoroughbred Academy Offers High School Students Discounted College Credit

Murray State Associate Provost Renae Duncan speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about a pilot program this fall called Thoroughbred Academy, involving Trigg and Christian County students earning college credits at reduced cost. The program will allow high school juniors take classes at MSU's Hopkinsville campus at a cost of $150 per course. Duncan says this could save incoming students potentially thousands of dollars in tuition. 

Higher Education
10:02 am
Fri July 12, 2013

KY Governor Not Pursuing Murray State Presidency

Credit governor.ky.gov

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s Communications Director Kerri Richardson says the Governor won’t pursue the Presidency at Murray State University. Beshear has been rumored as a potential candidate during the past few months.

MSU is in the process of hiring a search firm to compile and filter candidates for the job. MSU hopes to hire a new president in spring 2014.  Governor Beshear is in his second term which ends in 2015. The job would’ve offered Beshear a chance to boost his state retirement benefits. The presidential job pays nearly double the Governor’s salary.

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Arts
11:30 am
Tue July 9, 2013

MFA Reading Wednesday Night Brings This American Life Essayist to Murray

Murray State's MFA Reading Series' fourth and final visiting author Davy Rothbart has achieved celebrity status for contributions to This American Life and for being interviewed by David Letterman and appreciated by Jon Stewart. This year a musical titled Found is premiering, based on Rothbart's decade of producing Found Magazine. He's also an essayist and memoirist. Some say he's a modern day Jack Kerouac for the rap generation. Rothbart presents Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts on campus, a reading that's open to all. Kate Lochte asked Davy Rothbart about his work.

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Arts
12:35 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Wicker Poetry Ponders Pop Culture Icons

The 2012 publication of "Maybe the Saddest Thing" gave poet Marcus Wicker more national attention. His earning the 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship brought him a $15,000 prize. He teaches writing at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and reads from his works this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Murray State as a visiting artist in the MFA Summer Reading series. The reading is open to all in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts. Kate Lochte met Mr. Wicker by phone.

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