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Admitted Student Kickoff event on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

By Shawn Touney

Murray State University will host the Admitted Student Kickoff event on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023.

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Ashley Pizzolato

Student places in National Language Competition

By Carrie Jerrell

Ashley Pizzolato, a senior Japanese major and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor from Donaldson, Arkansas, recently won the Silver Award in the College Division II category of Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement (J.LIVE) Talk, a national Japanese language speech competition.

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Dr. Jessica Evans (left) and Abby Hensley (right)

Kay R. Hays Staff Professional Development Fund to support Murray State University staff leadership and professional goals

By Alex Pologruto

The Kay R. Hays Staff Professional Development Fund was established by gifts to the Murray State University Foundation, Inc. (MSU Foundation) to support professional development for Murray State University staff

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Dr. Brian Clardy

History Professor elected Chair of the Kentucky Humanities Council Board of Director

By Alex Pologruto

Dr. Brian Clardy, associate professor of History at Murray State University, has been unanimously elected the next Chair of the Kentucky Humanities Council (KHC) Board of Directors. Clardy was first appointed to the KHC and the Kentucky Oral History Commission by Governor Andy Beshear in 2020. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the KHC Board to Judge Charles W. Boteler of Louisville, and chair of the Kentucky Oral History Commission.

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Nonprofit Leadership Studies program presents Giving Back Endowment Grant to the Playhouse in the Park

By Kyle Johnson

The Murray State University Nonprofit Leadership Studies program has presented the 2022 Giving Back Endowment Grant Award to the Playhouse in the Park in recognition of its long-term success in youth development across the community. The funds will be utilized to support The Penguin Project.

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Dr. Marc Polizzi

Political Science Professor Publishes The Roots of Engagement with Oxford University Press

By Alex Pologruto

Dr. Marc Polizzi, associate professor of Political Science at Murray State University, along with two co-authors, Dr. Moisés Arce, the Scott and Marjorie Cowen chair in Latin American Social Sciences and professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University, and Dr. Michael S. Hendricks, assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, published The Roots of Engagement: Understanding Opposition and Support for Resource Extraction with Oxford University Press.

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family of Dr. Jo Robertson

The Dr. Jo Robertson Scholarship to support MSU Early Childhood Education students

By Alex Pologruto

The Dr. Jo Robertson Early Childhood Education Scholarship was established as an endowment by gifts to the Murray State University Foundation, Inc. (MSU Foundation) from family and friends of Dr. Jo Robertson as a way to memorialize her loving spirit and to assist students at Murray State University in obtaining an education to prepare them for a career in the field of early childhood education.

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Attendees of the Educators Rising conference

Murray State University hosted the Regional Educators Rising Conference

By Alex Pologruto

The Murray State University Regional Educators Rising Conference was held on Oct. 25 at the Curris Center located on Murray State’s campus

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Murray State University recognized nationally for merit-based scholarships

By Shawn Touney

Murray State University has been recognized nationally for its merit-based scholarships

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Captain William Burgess

Military Science/ROTC Captain William Burgess selected for promotion

By Alex Pologruto

Murray State University’s Captain (CPT) William Burgess, assistant professor of Military Science and Officer in Charge of the Murray State Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Company, was selected for promotion to Major in the Fiscal Year 2022 Army Major Promotion.

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