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MFA Program Graduate Wins

Poetry Award

Whittney Jones Murray State MFA Program Graduate

Whittney Jones, a recent graduate of Murray State's Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative writing, has won the 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. The award-winning poem, “The Dollar Value of Fingers,” came with a prize of $500. Visit our MFA program page to see more MFA alumni success stories.

We are an official Murray State University Safe Zone. The Safe Zone Project is designed to radically reduce prejudice and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression at Murray State University. 

MSU Safe Zone


Murray Shakespeare Festival 2015

Mark Your Calendars!
March 2-6, 2015

Murray Shakespeare Festival 2015

MSU Career Services
Need help finding a job, writing a resume, choosing a career? Career Services can help. Visit our Student Resources page to learn more! 

Study Abroad
Several faculty members from our department will be offering some fantastic study abroad courses this summer. Visit our Study Abroad page to see what rich experiences await!

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