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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Signs and symptoms of distress

This time of year can be stressful for many students, faculty, and staff, due to exams, the end of the semester, and the upcoming winter break. Please look out for any individuals who seem to be having difficulty coping and may benefit from meeting with a counselor. Following are some signs that an individual needs […]

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Information technology workshop hosts high school students

Murray State University’s computer science/information systems program and Telecommunications Systems Management program teamed up on Dec. 1 to host the first InfoTech Workshop. This one-day technology and computer-related workshop hosted more than 250 students who learned about MSU’s programs, heard from industry professionals and were exposed to various careers in the technology field. In attendance […]

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English majors visit the American Shakespeare Center

On Oct. 17-19, Dr. Rusty Jones led 14 Murray State University English majors on the annual trip to The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) in Staunton, Va., to participate in a workshop and attend performances. This opportunity, sponsored by the department of English and philosophy, is supported by donations to the department. ASC is the home […]

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Cotton, Fike, McTeague, Sautel receive research grant

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA) has awarded a research grant in the amount of $400 to Jalyn Cotton, Landon Fike, Alex McTeague and Jesse Sautel. URSA grants are intended to support undergraduate students conducting research by aiding in the acquisition of necessary equipment and supplies in order to complete their project. […]

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