Like the Thoroughbreds we are named for, Racers are spirited and proud.  We have the heart and will to succeed, to go farther, learn more and embrace wisdom.  We are champions who take our place in the Murray State tradition. 



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Make plans now to attend MSU Homecoming on October 10th-12th and kick off the weekend's events with the 2014 Murray State Homecoming Golf Scramble hosted by the Student Alumni Association on Friday, October 10th at Miller Memorial Golf Course.

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Join MSU alumni in meeting Dr. Bob Davies, 13th president of Murray State University, in your area.  Events are specific to each region. 

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Please join us for a community cookout to welcome Murray State's 13th president, Dr. Bob Davies, and his family on July 28 from at Oakhurst from 6-8 p.m.

In case of inclement weather this event will be held in the CFSB Center.

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For the first time in five years, the Department of Music at Murray State University plans to offer “A Celebration of Music,” a free pops concert featuring a wide variety of student ensembles.  The concert is scheduled for Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. at  Paducah's beautiful Carson Four Rivers Center with a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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The Murray State University Alumni Association announced the dates and theme for the 2014 MSU Football Homecoming events. The Homecoming festivities will begin on Friday October 10 and end on Sunday October 12.

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Bill Cosby, Far From Finished Tour at CFSB Center during Homecoming 2014.


PCSD teacher elected for national organization
Wanda Taylor was a state champion cross-country runner in high school who received an athletic scholarship to Murray State University in Kentucky. Unfortunately, while studying for her Bachelor of Science in physical education and health, she was in a car accident that ended her running career. Taylor says the experience made her a better teacher, which is one reason she was recently named President-Elect of the Southwest District of the Society of Health and Physical Educators, or SHAPE America.

Alumni Song Release

Murray State Alumni Zach Harris performed at Si Roberton’s (of Duck Dynasty) vow renewal and reception) in West Monroe, Louisiana on May 3.  Harris wrote and sang the single Faith, Hope and Love that is set for release on Si’s wedding album Si Robertson: Me and My Smoking Hot Honey, available for download on the iTunes store starting May 13, 2014.

Murray State Alumnus selected as 2014 Laureate Award
The American Academy Ophthalmology (AAO) plans to honor Dr. Jerry Shields, Director of the Wills Eye Ocular Oncolory Service and Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University, with the Laureate Award at their annual 2014 convention in October.  The Laureate Award is the one of the highest and most prestigious honors given by the AAO.  

Recent Graduate Taking Her Place
Catherine Marie Merrell (Catherine Cole) is the Member Spotlight for May.  She graduated in December 2013 with her Master’s in Business Administration and immediately became a member of the Alumni Association to continue the Racer Tradition in her own way.


Murray State University Athletics Home Page
This is the official site of Murray State University Athletics.  It is the mission of intercollegiate athletics at Murray State University to offer a high quality and competitive NCAA Division I athletics program.


T-shirt memories in a quilt
Whether it's college, sports, travel, or just life events, chances are you've got t-shirts you're not ready to throw in the trash pile.  Recycle your shirts by turning them into a keepsake t-shirt quilt with Project Repat!  MSUAA members receive 15% off their order.

MSUAA members save with Orlando Vacations
As a Murray State University Alumni Association member you could receive discounts to theme parks, hotels, and more during your Florida stay!

The group code for Orlando Vacations can be obtained by joining the Alumni Association and calling the Alumni Center at 800-758-8510.

MSUAA saves with online shopping
MSUAA saves with online shopping
Corporate Shopping Company connects Murray State Alumni to over 250 top national retailers offering member discounts and special pricing.  A few of our top retailers include:  Costco, Lands' End, Orbitz,, Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Hertz, Avis, 1800Flowers, ProFlowers, and Many More!  Join the Alumni Association and click on the link below for instant access.

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IntroMaps alumni network at Murray State

The Murray State University Alumni Association is announcing the highly anticipated launch of its map-based alumni directory, IntroMaps. Alumni gained full access to this software beginning Tuesday, May 6, at noon (CDT).

MSUAA announces new MSU credit card
The Murray State Alumni Association is pleased to announce an affinity credit card relationship with Commerce Bank to offer the Murray State Rewards Visa® Credit Card. The card offers Murray State Alumni a rewards program that allows card holders to earn unlimited reward points that are redeemable for thousands of items including gift cards, travel, merchandise, and more.

Exclusive Savings on Auto and Home Insurance
By: Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

As a member of the Murray State University Alumni Association, you could receive exclusive savings on your auto and home insurance. Plus, with Liberty Mutual, you get service and support when and where you need it, and the latest tips and tools to help keep you and your family safe. 

Get your Murray State Racer Gear Here
With spring right around the corner, it's time to load up on new Murray State University Racer gear!  Our online MSU gear store has something for everyone.  Shirts, sweaters, polos, hats, mugs, accessories, and much more! 


Kraemer named Outstanding Educator of the Year
The William E. TarKraemerrants Outstanding Safety Educator of the Year Award recognizes exceptional educators who show the highest level of achievement in SH&E teaching, scholarship and commitment to ASSE. This year’s recipient is David Kraemer. 

Kraemer, a professor and chair of Murray State University’s occupational safety and health program, is retiring this year after more than 40 years of teaching and inspiring thousands of students in the safety profession.

BB&T Presents Check
Blade Townley, BB&T Murray market president, presents a check to Murray State University president, Dr. Tim Miller.  The check was the sixth installment of a $l million donation to the Arthur. J. Bauernfeind College of Business.

Pictured from left: Dr. Allen White, Mark Welch, Stephen Crouch, Dr. Miller,  Mike Maxwell,  Dr. Mike Bokeno, Townley, Dr. Bob Jackson, Carolyn Todd and Dr. Tim Todd.

Safety Tips for Boaters and Bikers
A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance
From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Whether you hit the highways or cruise the water, the summer has a lot to offer in the way of carefree fun. But with any outdoor adventure comes a certain amount of risk. To ensure that you and your family stay safe on the water, follow these simple precautions:

IntroMaps alumni network launches at Murray State
MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Alumni Association is announcing the highly anticipated launch of its map-based alumni directory, IntroMaps. Alumni have had full access to this software since May.