Category: Features

Annual educator training produces record number of participants

On June 13 and 14, Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services held its fifth annual College and Career Readiness Summit. A record-breaking number of attendees hailed from at least 310 schools from 78 districts across 7 states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Florida. This two-day event offered free professional […]

Estate gift from lifelong fan and alumnus to benefit Murray State Racer Athletics

A generous estate gift in the amount of $530,000 from the late James R. “Jim Bob” Kevil will directly benefit Murray State Racer Athletics. Kevil, a Murray State alumnus and long-time supporter of the athletics program, passed away in August 2015 at age 76. “Jim Bob Kevil was an outstanding supporter of Murray State and […]

Murray State alumnus wins prestigious Georgia Poetry Prize

The University of Georgia Press has awarded Murray State University alumnus Christopher Collins the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize. Collins received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Murray State in 2013. He is currently pursuing a PhD in literary nonfiction from the University of Cincinnati. His poetry collection My American Night will […]

Murray State University recognized by world’s largest human resources association

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Murray State University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members within the University’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.   Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Murray […]

Chris Wooldridge elected to Delta Leadership Network Advisory Council

The Delta Leadership Network (DLN) recently held an orientation for new members of its 2017-18 advisory council, including Chris Wooldridge of Murray who joins Brad Davis with the Purchase Area Development District in representing Kentucky. Wooldridge is the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (SBDC) district director for the Murray State SBDC and Arthur J. Bauernfeind […]

Murray State University faculty receive inaugural grant awards

Two Murray State University faculty members were recently selected as the first recipients of the Faculty Innovation Initiative grant, which provides initial project support to faculty across campus seeking to incorporate innovative approaches to student community engagement into their courses. Dr. Cindy Clemson of the College of Education and Human Services and Dr. Melony Shemberger […]