WKMS holiday programming schedule

The full schedule of holiday programming is online at wkms.org under Holidays Sound Good on WKMS. A beautiful November/December calendar showing the holiday programs, designed by Jim Bryant, Professor of Graphic Design at Murray State University, goes to listener-members by mail. WKMS broadcasts a continuous, comprehensive mix of news and music, including its 24 hour […]

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MSU alumna wins Illinois poetry award

The Illinois Center for the Book announced Whittney Sink Jones as the first-place winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. Jones is a recent graduate of the low-residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Murray State University. In its 10th year, the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition, which gives out the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, promotes creative […]

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Madisonville-North Hopkins retired educator honored for a lifetime of service

Each year, the Badgett Scholars Reception is held to recognize recipients of the J. Rogers Badgett Sr. Foundation Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships at Murray State University. A life-long educator from the Madisonville community, Robert (Bob) Adkins, was also honored at this annual event at the MSU Madisonville Regional Campus with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The […]

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64 Blue Letters portrays timeless aspects of high school

Constance Alexander’s new book, “64 Blue Letters,” is described as a “living high school yearbook.” Published by Old Seventy Creek Press, in Albany, Ky., the poetry collection features some typical personalities from high schools of every era: The head cheerleader; the kid with the highest IQ; the “jock” who is elected Most Popular but realizes, […]

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EDUCAUSE Presentation proposal accepted

Congratulations to Cassidy Palmer and David Jeffries who have been selected to present at the January EDUCAUSE Connect Conference in San Diego. EDUCAUSE is the flagship for higher education technical and teaching professionals in the world. This is the first time Murray State has had a proposal accepted for this event. Cassidy and David will […]

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Winners at Project Leadership 2014 announced

More than 350 students and their teachers from nine West Kentucky schools participated in the sixth annual Project Leadership Workshop at Murray State University Nov. 3. The schools were Ballard Memorial, Livingston County, Graves County, Hickman County, Dawson Springs Junior and Senior High, Marshall County, Calloway County, Reidland Middle, Fulton County ATC and the YMCA […]

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Roundabout U explores community service and working “9 to 5”

In the next episode of Roundabout U students rock the night away while raising money for a good cause. Murray State University demonstrates why it’s considered a veteran friendly campus. And art students and professors contribute their work to help raise money for future scholarships. Murray State students take service projects seriously. Each year Murray State’s […]

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Presentation given to psychology students and professionals

Dr. Brien Ashdown, assistant professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., gave the latest presentation in the Dr. and Mrs. Gary Brummer Colloquium Series in Psychology at Murray State University in November. Ashdown presented “Sex, Religion, and Basketball: It’s All about Identity” to nearly 150 psychology students and professionals. The talk focused […]

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MSU stock seat equestrian team hosted Tennessee and Kentucky riders in competition

The Murray State University stock seat equestrian team hosted a competition for five universities and an alumni division the weekend of Nov. 7-8. Four other schools in addition to Murray State participated including Middle Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee Tech University and Western Kentucky University. Rutgers University joined Middle Tennessee, Tennessee-Knoxville […]

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