News from Murray State University

MSU 2021 Rodeo Team

Murray State University’s rodeo team continues with preparations for successful season

By Shawn Touney

The Murray State University rodeo team continues with preparations for a successful season and building momentum for the program, coupled with support from University Administration, the Hutson School of Agriculture, as well as generous alumni and supporters.

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Forbes Best Employer

Murray State University recognized nationally as one of Kentucky’s best employers by Forbes

Murray State University has been recognized nationally as one of Kentucky’s best employers by Forbes as part of the publication’s “2021 Best Employers” list. Murray State is ranked 13th among the 50 state employers which were recognized on the list, and was the highest-ranked four-year public regional comprehensive university in Kentucky.

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Pogue Library

Murray State University to host panel, ‘Democracy and the Informed Citizen’, on September 14

Murray State University is among selected colleges and universities in Kentucky to host a regional panel discussion sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council

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Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck

Murray State University recognized nationally as a ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ by Washington Monthly

Murray State University has once again been highlighted as a nationally-recognized best value for students seeking a college degree by Washington Monthly.

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Education Abroad Resources

Murray State University’s Education Abroad office provides enhanced resources to LGBTQ+ students studying abroad

By Jennifer Cline

In honor of Pride Month this past June, Murray State University’s Education Abroad Coordinator, Rebecca Wylie, reevaluated how the Education Abroad office supports LGBTQ+ students both on campus and in their dreams of studying abroad.

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Lovett Auditorium, Exterior

New “Show Us How You Lovett” fundraising campaign to benefit Murray State University’s historic Lovett Auditorium

By Shawn Touney

Murray State University, in collaboration with the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, has launched the new “Show Us How You Lovett” fundraising campaign to benefit the historic Lovett Auditorium.

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Thomas Whitworth art

Murray State Department of Art and Design to host The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition

Murray State University’s Department of Art & Design and Murray State University Galleries will be presenting The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition, on view in the Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery from September 8 through October 18.

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Nathaniel Humphrey with Congressman Brett Guthrie

Murray State University history student completes congressional internship in Washington, D.C.

By Shawn Touney

Nathaniel Humphrey, a senior history major from Owensboro, Kentucky, completed a six-week internship this summer in the office of United States Congressman Brett Guthrie in Washington, D.C.

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Donor Support

Murray State University reports significant increases in giving to benefit students and University community

By Shawn Touney

Generous donors continue to inspire impact and gratitude

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Dr. Chris Mitchell

Murray State University music professor wins prestigious award for excellence

By Shawn Touney

Dr. Chris Mitchell, Professor of Music at Murray State University, was recently awarded the Robert K. Baar Award for Excellence in Choral Music from the Kentucky chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).

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