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The Department of History will host author David Maraniss for the annual Sid Easley Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Ballroom. Photo courtesy of Murray State University

Award-winning author David Maraniss set to give Sid Easley Lecture

Caroline Blakeman, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

David Maraniss, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, will give a lecture as part of the history department’s annual Sid Easley...

(From top left to right): MCM bag, large Telfar shopper, Clear Dooney & Bourke handbag. (from bottom left to right): red medium Telfar shopper, Telfar minis in various colors.

‘Quiet’ University Luxury

Scottlynn Ballard , Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

If someone were to ask what the average college student wardrobe looks like, there are likely some staples that come to mind: athleisure joggers, denim...

A group of Murray State students, professors and Murray natives join together to celebrate Murray Pride Fest and March.

Murray Pride: LGBTQ+ support in the community

Gray Hawkins , Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

Locals celebrated Murray Pridefest on Saturday Sept. 16 with a weekend of LGBTQ+ support through community events.  Pride Month is celebrated across...

Student Affairs staff hand out bags for families attending the Family Lunch.

Racer Journey added to Family Weekend

Caroline Blakeman, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

As Family Weekend approaches, the new Racer Journey event aims to bring families and the academic colleges together. Family Weekend is set for Sept....

Music majors will perform at the Fall Fanfare concert on Saturday, Sept. 30. The concert will include multiple ensembles.

Music ensembles highlight Fall Fanfare

Nate Hunt, Contributing Writer September 14, 2023

Murray State is hosting the Fall Fanfare Concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 in Lovett Auditorium.  The concert will feature multiple Murray State...

Murray State reports record-breaking fundraising number, which will benefit different areas on campus. Photo courtesy of the Office of Development

Record-breaking fundraising success leads to updates for the University

Caroline Blakeman , Staff Writer September 7, 2023

Murray State University engaged more than 4,000 donors for the 2022-2023 academic year, resulting in record-breaking fundraising numbers which benefited...

School of Nursing Building Rendering. The illustration was created by RossTarrant Architects, Ayers Saint Gross. Photo provided by Murray State University

New nursing building promises more opportunities for Murray State students

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor September 7, 2023

Plans are being finalized for the new Nursing and Health Professions building with the goal to provide students with more opportunities to practice skills...

Murray State University moves ahead with plans to develop School of Veterinary Medicine

Plans move forward with proposed Murray State vet school

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor September 7, 2023

Murray State pre-veterinary students have shared their excitement over the Board of Regents approval for a feasibility study to develop a School of Veterinary...

The RCA Executive Board begins the meeting. Pictured (L-R): Rebecca Ghrigsby, Aaliyah Harrell, Jaylon Taggart and Lauren Moore

Murray State RCA discusses new dining options, upcoming events

Gray Hawkins , Contributing Writer August 31, 2023

Murray State students will soon have more dining options. Meagan Hart, Sodexo marketing manager, discussed the options during a recent Residential College...

Orientation leaders seen welcoming first time freshmen students at Great Beginnings in early August.

Murray State freshmen enrollment set to break records

Caroline Blakeman, Staff Writer August 31, 2023

Murray State’s first-time freshmen numbers are expected to be record-breaking for the 2023-24 academic year, and the University is already feeling...

Murray State University Board approved establishing a task force to develop a school of veterinary medicine.

Murray State regents consider future vet school

Jill Smith, Co-EIC/News Editor August 31, 2023

The Murray State Board of Regents voted unanimously at Friday’s quarterly meeting to support a feasibility study regarding the development of a school...

Due to an increase in first-time-freshmen enrollment, University Housing bought out units at Station 74 to house upperclassmen.

Murray State rents apartments with influx of new freshmen

Ava Chuppe, Senior Writer August 31, 2023

In late July, University Housing provided rentals at Station 74 Apartments as contingency for about 30 upperclassmen previously anticipated to have private...

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