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A Taste of the Arts poster

Murray State University invites community to A Taste of the Arts

By Jennifer Cline

The 12th annual A Taste of the Arts fundraising gala will be held Thursday, October 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. A Taste of the Arts showcases the many talents of Murray State University students in Art & Design, Music, and Theatre Arts while providing fine dining and a live auction for attendees. The event gathers Murray State supporters and alumni along with community members to celebrate excellence in the fine arts at the University.

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Dr Diane Sabenacio Nititham associate professor of sociology at Murray State University

Murray State University professor of sociology exhibits work at Murray Art Guild

By Carrie Jerrell

Emergent SocialScapes, an exhibit of photographs by Dr. Diane Sabenacio Nititham, associate professor of sociology at Murray State University, is on display at the Murray Art Guild (MAG) through Saturday, October 30. A reception for the exhibit will be held at MAG on Friday, October 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are open to the public.

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Homecoming court 2021

Murray State University to celebrate Homecoming 2021: 99 years and counting

By Shawn Touney

Murray State University is preparing to welcome alumni back to campus the week of October 18-24 for Homecoming 2021. A full schedule of activities, events, reunions, and more are scheduled to take place as Racer alumni return, with all planned in-person activities following health and safety guidelines.

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Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series

Murray State University Department of Art & Design hosts printmakers for the Patricia Summerville Lecture Series

By Shawn Touney

The Department of Art & Design at Murray State University will host printmakers Susanna Crum and Rodolfo Salgado for the Patricia Summerville Lecture Series on October 19-21.

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Murray State University awarded $554,750 to help low-income, potential first-generation college students access higher education

By Shawn Touney

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Murray State University will receive two federal Talent Search grants of $277,375.00 each to help more low-income students who would be the first members of their families to earn degrees to prepare for and enroll in college. Talent Search East will serve 500 students in the Christian, Todd, and Trigg County school districts; Talent Search West will serve 500 students in the Carlisle, Fulton County, Fulton Independent, Hickman, Mayfield Independent, and Paducah Public school districts. Talent Search has operated successfully at Murray State since 2016.

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Dr. David Eaton, the new dean of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business

Dr. David Eaton named dean of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business

By Shawn Touney

Murray State University named Dr. David Eaton, dean of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at the University’s Board of Regents meeting on September 3, 2021. Eaton had served as the interim dean of the college since 2019.

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The Visual CommuniGATOR

Murray State University Department of Art & Design hosts gallery exhibit by David Plunkert, illustrator and graphic designer

By Carrie Jerrell

The Murray State University Galleries and the Department of Art & Design are pleased to present David Plunkert: The Visual CommuniGATOR, a range of recent work by the famed illustrator and graphic designer David Plunkert, on view from September 30 through November 1, in the Clara M. Eagle Upper Gallery.

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Faculty Recital Poster

Murray State University’s Department of Music hosts Faculty Showcase for the Daniel Milam Excellence in Music Award

By Carrie Jerrell

Murray State University’s Department of Music will present a Faculty Showcase recital on Sunday, October 3 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall on the Murray State campus.

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BJ Wilson Reading Series

Murray State University’s creative writing program hosts poet B.J. Wilson in Reading Series

The creative writing program at Murray State University is pleased to announce its first reading of the 2021-22 school year. Poet and Department of English & Philosophy alumnus B.J. Wilson will read from his work on Thursday, September 30 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

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Pictured from left to right: Tania Grace of Clarksville, Tennessee; Caroline Winnenberg of Louisville, Kentucky; and Natalie Boyle of Cornelius, North Carolina

Murray State Theatre Arts program opens season with children’s play, Androcles and the Lion

By Carrie Jerrell

The Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts at Murray State University is pleased to present its first show of the 2021-22 performance season, Androcles and the Lion. All performances will take place in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre in the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building on Murray State’s campus. Performance dates are Wednesday, September 29 at Noon; Thursday, September 30 at 9:30 a.m.; Friday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m.; and Saturday, October 2 at 2:30 p.m.

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