News from Murray State University

Jessica Brown

Doctor of Arts in English student receives Excellence in Teaching Award

By Alex Pologruto

Jessica Brown, a student in the Doctor of Arts in English Pedagogy Program at Murray State University, is the recipient of this year’s Gregory Cowan Memorial Award for Excellence in the Teaching of English from the Two-Year College English Association-Southeast (TYCA-SE), an affiliate with the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE) and TYCA National.

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Dr. Tana Field

Professor of Music Reflects on Teaching Career in Upcoming Recital

By Alex Pologruto

Dr. Tana Field will perform selections from her experiences as a student and faculty member

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Murray State Theatre Program Presents Almost, Maine

By Alex Pologruto

The Murray State University Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts is pleased to present Almost, Maine on Wednesday – Saturday evenings, Feb. 22 – 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Studio Theatre, third floor of Wilson Hall, located on Murray State’s campus.

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Racer Report: February 13-17

By Shawn Touney

The latest Murray State University Racer Report includes student, faculty, staff, and alumni accomplishments, announcements, upcoming campus events, and more for the week of Feb. 13-17.

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Murray State University named a top producer of students receiving prestigious Fulbright award

By Alex Pologruto

Murray State University has been named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. students by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

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Department of Psychology to host Brummer Colloquium

By Alex Pologruto

The Dr. and Mrs. Gary Brummer Colloquium Series in Psychology presents “Sour Dreams: The Negative Effects of Nightmares and Interventions to Combat Them” with Dr. Michael Nadorff

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Murray Shakespeare Festival to take place March 8-10

By Kala Allen-Dunn

The Murray Shakespeare Festival will return to Lovett Auditorium this spring following a two-year hiatus

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Department of Art & Design to host Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series

By Alex Pologruto

The series will feature printmaker Myles Calvert on Feb. 21 – 23

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Dr. Ray Horton

English Professor named 2023 College English Teacher of the Year

By Alex Pologruto

Dr. Ray Horton, assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State University, has been named the 2023 College English Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts (KCTE/LA), a state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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Pictured from left to right, Dr. Tony Brannon, Robert Swift, Jeanna Glisson and Abby Hensley

Derek Glisson Memorial Scholarship surges past $100,000 thanks to tractor pull event

By Abby Hensley

Since 2009, the Derek Glisson Memorial Scholarship has enabled 33 students to pursue studies in agriculture at Murray State University, thanks in large part to funds raised by the Derek Glisson Memorial Truck & Tractor Pull, held in 2017 and 2022

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