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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Alumni please join the Enrollment Office as they share information with students about MSU. We will visit 11 regions within Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. Please let us know you plan to attend by completing the Regional Representative form.

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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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Murray State University will host a Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony Tuesday, November 11 at 3:00 pm in Wrather Museum. Join us as we honor and thank all military personnel who served in the United State armed forces.

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The Murray State University Alumni Association recently announced Col Lucreita McClenney, Kristie Helms and Sonja Martinez will speak at the ninth annual Global Alumni Lecture Series. The Global Alumni Lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Theater on November 19.


Rutland receives the Alumni Achievement Award 2014 from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
On October 9, 2014 James "Steve" Rutland of Enterprise, Alabama was presented the Alumni Achievement Award 2014 for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at the Daytona Beach Campus in Florida.  Selection for this award is based on exceptional commitment to the aviation and aerospace industry through personal and professional success.

Coast Chorale Artistic Director Produces Tribute to Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
Allen Henson, Artistic Director for Coast Chorale in Bay St. Louis, MS was selected to produce a tribute song, commissioned by the Medal of Honor Society for its 2014 Medal of Honor Convention held in Knoxville, TN September 12, 2014.

MSU alumnae named Looney-Benin Community College Instructor of the Year
Dr. Karen Hill Johnson, communication instructor at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, was named the Looney-Benin Community College Instructor of the Year by the Kentucky Communication Association (KCA) on September 27, 2014. Johnson graduated from Murray State University in 2002 (BS in Organizational Communication) and '04 (MS in Organizational Communication) and from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2012 with an Ed.D. in Leadership.

Kentucky Lawyers Asistance Program director Yvette Hourigan garners national award for efforts to combat depression and suicide
Lexington attorney Yvette Hourigan received the Dave Nee Foundation’s national David S. Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award on Saturday, October 11, for her efforts educating the legal community in combatting depression and suicide through her work as director of the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program (KYLAP).

MSU graduates Lana Garner Porter and Dr. Michael Porter to fund open access initiative
Murray State University alumni Lana Garner Porter and her husband, Dr. Michael Porter, will donate $30,000 to the University Libraries to create an endowment fund to support the development of an Open Access Repository through the MSU libraries. The Porters — Lana holds the B.S. (1965) and M.A.T. (1972) degrees and Michael earned a B.S. (1964) and an M.S. (1969) from Murray State — are long-time generous supporters of the university. This latest gift is just one of many the university has received through Lana and Michael Porter.


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.


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,, 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 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! 


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.

Talking to Teens About Driving
A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance
By Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly one million high school teens drank alcohol and got behind the wheel in 2011. Fortunately, you can reduce the danger of your child becoming a statistic by setting clear rules and engaging in a candid discussion. Here’s how to make them aware of the risks of underage drinking and driving.