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Education
10:12 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

'Great Beginnings' Helps Incoming MSU Students Adjust to College Life

Murray State University's Great Beginnings brings Re'Nita Avery-Meriwether, Director of Student Life and the Curris Center, to Sounds Good. The official university welcome and orientation programs for new and returning Racers starts Wednesday, August 13 and continues through September 4.

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Education
5:19 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

A Look at the New Academic Year at Murray State

It's beginning to feel like a new semester at Murray State University. Faculty is returning to prepare lesson plans, students are moving back in to the residential colleges. Murray State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jay Morgan looks ahead to the new academic semester during Sounds Good and previews the "MSU 100" strategic plan to be unveiled soon.

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Arts
2:56 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Murray State MFA Grad Publishes YA Novel on Identity and Bullying

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Murray State MFA graduate and writer Christine Bailey published her first young adult fiction novel Girl in the Middle, a story of identity and bullying. Before teaching English at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, Bailey worked as a journalist, marketing/public relations writer and freelance writer. She reads from her book on Sounds Good.

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Arts
2:28 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

MSU Professor Receives One of Six Fellowships for Individual Artists in Kentucky

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Murray State University Professor of English Carrie Jerrell has received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She is one of six writers chosen for demonstrating a high level of excellence and creativity in their literary ares careers. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jerrell, reading form her newest work. 

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Education
9:54 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Murray State and Austin Peay: Great Colleges to Work For

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Two area universities are featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2014 “Great Colleges to Work For.” Murray State University is on the list for the fifth time and Austin Peay State University for the third.

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Arts
3:49 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

'Spit' Poet Lee Reads at Murray State MFA Series

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Two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Esther Lee, is the author of the poetry collection Spit, which received the 2010 Elixir Press Poetry Prize. Having won many other literary awards, Lee is also Kundiman fellow. Kundiman is a national organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American creative writing. lee' son faculty at Agness Scott College in Atlanta and reads her poetry tomorrow night (July 17) at 7:30 in the Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts. Kate speaks with Dr. Lee on Sounds Good.

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Arts
4:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

'Savvy Storyteller' D'Souza Reads at Murray State's MFA Series

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Former U.S. Peace Corps rural AIDS educator, Tony D'Souza is tonight's presenter for the Murray State MFA Residency Reading Series that's open to all at 7:30 in Clara Eagle Gallery.  His fictional works, like Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight grow from non-fictional stimuli, and have won him prestigious literary awards, national publication, and academic fellowships.

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Arts
3:22 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

MSU Educator Premieres Three Songs at West Point Reunion

Murray State's Tom Lough is a teacher of science teachers, an Olympian who participated in the 1968 US Team in modern pentathlon and has consulted with LEGO robotics. He can now add musical composer to his list of accomplishments, having recently premiered three songs at West Point's Class of 1964 50th Reunion. We hear about his foray into writing music today during Sounds Good.

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Environment
2:56 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Take a Stroll Through Murray State's Arboretum

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The Arboretum at Murray State University is a fully accessible horticultural display, public garden and educational laboratory located on Pullen Farm, with an entrance at the end of Hickory Drive, off Main Street. Friends of MSU Arboretum Board Chair Paula Edwards visits Sounds Good to talk about its Watermelon Bust coming up July 17th and the Hutson Harvest Gala on September 4 - as well as what's new at the Arboretum this summer. Hear the conversation:

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Education
2:46 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

A Fond Farewell to Soprano, MSU Music Professor Dr. Sonya Baker

Soprano Sonya Baker has presented programs in many of our region's performing arts halls and has held the position of  Assistant Dean of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts and Professor of Music at Murray State, but today she visits with us as she's on her way to a new post as Associate Dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University. Hear the conversation:

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