Murray State University announces provost appointment — Randy Dunn, president, recommends Bonnie Higginson as the next provost

Wednesday, March 31. 2010

Dr. Randy J. Dunn, president of Murray State University (MSU), announced the appointment of Dr. Bonnie Higginson as MSU’s next provost today.

“I am pleased to recommend Bonnie to our board of regents for this position and feel that she has the best basis of experience and leadership acumen to continue the academic excellence for which we are known,” said Dunn. “When I considered the overall package of what we needed, Bonnie has the background, work ethic, demeanor and extensive knowledge in several key areas that will be vital to furthering our academic enterprise and the university as a whole.”

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MSU students recycling used electronics

Wednesday, March 31. 2010

The student chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) at Murray State has started a fundraiser through Project KOPEG (Keep Our Planet Earth Green), according to adviser Dr. Jeff Seaton.

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Four Murray State students host upcoming art exhibits

Wednesday, March 31. 2010

Two receptions and exhibit openings are coming up for a quartet of Murray State University art students.

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Editor to meet with MSU faculty

Monday, March 29. 2010

MURRAY, KY—Murray State University College of Education is giving MSU faculty members a chance to discuss potential book ideas, books in progress or any aspect of book writing and publishing with Terry Brennan, Senior Acquisitions Editor with the Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, April 7-9.

Brennan has 30 years of experience in the publishing business with several major publishing companies and has successfully published two books written by two MSU faculty members and a third book by a MSU faculty member in the College of Education scheduled to be published this year.

If you are interested in meeting with Brennan, please contact Bill Koenecke at 270.809.4669 or e-mail

Rupp Returns to Racer Arena

Monday, March 29. 2010

MURRAY, Ky- Kentucky Chautauqua performer Dr. Ed Smith will bring legendary University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp back to life in Racer Arena on the campus of Murray State University, Wednesday March 31 at 7 p.m.

During the 42 years he coached at the University of Kentucky, Adolph Rupp (1901-1977) raised basketball to near-religious status in the Commonwealth. Basketball took its place next to horses, coal, and bourbon as one of the cultural icons characterizing the state. Rupp’s teams won 880 games, four national championships, and one Olympic gold medal. There was a flip-side to all this success—the Kentucky team was suspended for the 1952-53 season after a point-shaving scandal and Rupp was heavily criticized for taking so long to integrate his program.

Adolph Rupp grew up in Kansas, the son of immigrant farmers. He played three years of varsity basketball at the University of Kansas, but never scored a point. He began his coaching career in Kansas, but soon moved on to Iowa and then Illinois. The University of Kentucky hired him in 1930. Rupp’s genius for public relations and his team’s winning ways combined to make Kentucky basketball a statewide phenomenon, a point of pride around which Kentuckians of all stripes still rally.

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Murray State University receives Presidential Community Service Award

Friday, March 19. 2010

Murray State University has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.

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