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. 

WE ARE RACERS
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Events

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Join Racer Athletics every Monday for the "Hey Coach" Show!

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Join us on campus this year during Group Tour Days.  Students grades 7-12 have the opportunity to participate in a a Murray State information session and take a tour of campus. 

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The Murray State University Office of Multicultural Affairs' 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Black History Celebration calendar contains events spanning January 17 - April 3, 2015.  

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Musical theater lovers should mark their calendars for the 78th Annual “Campus Lights” production at Murray State University. Performers will be working 9 to 5: The Musical in historic Lovett Auditorium on Jan. 23-25, 2015.

Alumni

Murray Independent School District Finance Officer named 2015 Goldenrod Outstanding Kentucky School Business Official
Sarah Kaegi, Murray Independent School District Finance Officer and a 1987 graduate of  Hardin County High School and a 1991 Murray State University Accounting graduate, was named the 2015 Goldenrod Outstanding Kentucky School Business Official this week. 

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel cellular immunotherapies, announced the appointment of Reid M. Huber, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors.


Kelly Ralls and Frances Grant Fitzgerald: A Lasting Legacy
Education was a firm foundation and family tradition for the Grant and Fitzgerald families. Coming from simple beginnings, where hard work and dedication were instilled at a young age, Kelly and Frances Grant Fitzgerald greatly valued the educations they received, leading them to establish the “Kelly Ralls and Frances Grant Fitzgerald Scholarship” through a planned gift to Murray State. This endowment will assist fulltime students in need with no restrictions as to classification, field of study or particular state of residence. It will also create a lasting legacy of a very special couple.

Q & A Session with Craig Bayens

Bull rider or Functional Design? MSU Alumni Craig Bayens after being mesmerized by possibilities in a neighbor’s garage, a rocket ship table, he decided to jump in headfirst to MSU’s functional design program. Bayens hasn’t looked back since.


MSU Graduate on National Geo Series
Murray State University graduate Dr. Jared Tapp appears in the premiere of Bandit Patrol, a new television series on the National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo Wild). The first episode of Bandit Patrol can be seen on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. (Central).

Alumni Elected to Hospital Board

MSU Alumni and local lawyer elected Baptist Health system board chair. Chris Hutson began his two-year term on Jan. 1, 2015 as the chairman of the board of directors for the Baptist Health system. The seven-hospital system based in Louisville employs more than 16,000 people.


Athletics

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.

MSU Alumni Travels To South Africa to Compete

Benton native, Patrick Newcomb, will take another step in his journey to success in the pro golf ranks when he leaves January 14th to play in The Sunshine Tour qualifier in South Africa.The Sunshine Tour is primarily based in South Africa with big names coming out of the tour over the years such as Gary Player, Ernie Els and Trevor Immelman to name a few.


Q & Session with Patrick Newcomb
The Benton-native, MSU alumni and professional golfer is making a name for himself one stroke at a time. Patrick Newcomb, a humble individual yet confident golfer, left the United States for the first time ever to take on some of the world’s best golfers in the Sunshine Tour in South Africa. He will be one of four golfers from the United States competing in the 2015 Sunshine Tour Qualifying School on January 20-24.

Benefits

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. 


Racer Nation App Launched
Hold your horses Murray State Racer fans, a new app has been designed and it’s free.

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, Hotels.com, Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Hertz, Avis, 1800Flowers, ProFlowers, Restaurant.com and Many More!  Join the Alumni Association and click on the link below for instant access.
http://corporateshopping.com/login/murraystate

For questions about this program contact us at: info@corpshopping.com

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IntroMaps alumni network at Murray State

The Murray State University Alumni Association announced the highly anticipated launch of its map-based alumni directory, IntroMaps and alumni now have full access to this great system.


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.

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! 

News

Strategic Planning Initiative underway
Dr. Bob Davies officially launched the strategic planning initiative this week at a Town Hall meeting on Monday, Oct. 10th in Freed Curd Auditorium.

Dr. Bob Davies and family make $117,000 gift to university
Murray State University president, Dr. Bob Davies, along with his wife, Cindy, and their daughter, Katie, made a $117,000 gift to support student scholarships, academic enhancements and other student needs at Murray State. Upon his arrival in July, Dr. Davies was researching the university’s history and learned that university founder, Dr. Rainey T. Wells, raised nearly $117,000 to provide the seed funds to found the university in 1922.

Racer Nation App Launched
Hold your horses Murray State Racer fans, a new app has been designed and it’s free.

MSU Extends U.S. News Rankings Streak to 24th Consecutive Year
MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State University (MSU) has taken its top rankings streak into its 24th consecutive year of being recognized by U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges as one of the top schools in the country. The 2015 rankings have just been released and Murray State is in ninth place among the top public regional universities in the South.

Protect Your Family From Radon

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance By Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

By Becky Karush


Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can seep into any type of building, including your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. Fortunately, it’s easy to detect radon—and protect your family from it.