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Racer Report: December 20-24

By Jennifer Cline

The latest Murray State University Racer Report includes student, faculty, staff, and alumni accomplishments, announcements, upcoming campus events, and more for the week of Dec. 20-24.

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Message and campus update from President Jackson on devastating storms, relief efforts


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Racers Announce #KentuckyStrong Relief Efforts For Upcoming Games

By Dave Winder

The Murray State Department of Athletics has announced a series of promotions for its upcoming basketball doubleheaders on Dec. 15 and Dec. 18 to help fellow Kentuckians in need.

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Dr. Marquese Carter

Professor of Music Performs for Music Symposium

By Alex Pologruto

Dr. Marquese Carter, assistant professor of music at Murray State University, recently participated as a featured artist in the Musical Bodies Symposium at Indiana University Bloomington

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Jerry Shroat

Jerry Shroat to be awarded an honorary doctorate at Murray State University commencement

Murray State University alumnus Jerry Shroat will be awarded an honorary doctorate as part of the fall 2021 commencement ceremony, to be held on Dec. 11 at the CFSB Center.

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Dana Statton Thompson

Murray State University faculty member awarded the James G. Sucy Distinguished Service Award

By Alex Pologruto

Dana Statton Thompson, MLIS Research and Instruction Librarian-Associate Professor at Murray State University, was awarded the International Visual Literacy Association’s (IVLA) James G. Sucy Distinguished Service Award at the 53rd Annual Virtual Conference hosted by the University of Toledo and the Toledo Museum of Art this past November.

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Fall 2021 Outstanding Seniors

Murray State University announces fall 2021 outstanding seniors

By Shawn Touney

Murray State University has named Presley Woodrum and Dalton York as the Outstanding Senior recipients for fall 2021

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Field and Outreach Day participants

Murray State University wildlife and conservation students hold inaugural field and outreach day

By Alex Pologruto

Murray State University members of the Calloway County Riverlands Alliance Invasive Species Task Force conducted their first field and outreach day in October

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Murray State University Nonprofit Leadership Studies program presents Giving Back Endowment Grant to the Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes

By Elsie Kieffer

The Murray State University Nonprofit Leadership Studies program has presented the 2021 Giving Back Endowment Grant Award to the Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes in recognition of its long-term success in youth development across the community.

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FFA All Stars

Hutson School of Agriculture recognizes area FFA students

By Shawn Touney

The Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University recently honored high school students from the Purchase, Pennyrile, and Green River regions as Murray State FFA All-Region Stars based on the students’ demonstrated leadership in Future Farmers of America (FFA).

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