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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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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Preserve the memories of Murray State University's Commencement by purchasing your copy of the Graduation DVD.  Click here to order.

Orders accepted until January 7, 2015. 

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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.


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.

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.


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! 


MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra highlight the 11th annual seasonal special, The Holidays at Murray State, a one-hour sojourn in sight and sound on the Murray campus. The special can be seen at various times on the KET networks.

Three Students Continuing Research Thanks to the Larry D. Pharris Memorial Wildlife Fund
Thanks to a family's devotion to wildlife research the Larry D. Pharris Memorial Wildlife Fund provided three deserving students the opportunity to further conduct research this year.  The Pharris' lifelong commitment to outdoor recreation and wildlife biology continues through an endowed fund established by family and friends in 2000 to support the Wildlife Biology program at MSU.  

Dedication of Hogancamp General Services Building held on campus
Murray State University colleagues, friends and family members of the late Dr. Thomas B. Hogancamp gathered to cut the ribbon for the official dedication of the Hogancamp General Services Building on campus. Hogancamp was an MSU graduate and long-time administrator and professor at the university.

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.

How to Digitally Archive Your Home

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

By Coletta Teske

You never know when disaster might strike. Within minutes, cherished or valuable goods could be ruined. Keeping an archive of your belongings will accelerate the process of replacing damaged property. It will also help you make better decisions about the insurance coverage you need before a disaster strikes.