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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A day for discovery of the leader in You.  Enlightenment, encouragement, information you can use; something to inspire women of all ages and phases.  Leadership Launch Murray State is for the woman who leads wherever she is... in her family, community, business and the public sector.

You will examine why you lead and how you persevere and excel in spite of it all.   

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The Murray State Department of History will host the thirteenth annual James W. Hammack, Jr. Scholarship Banquet at 7:00 pm Saturday, September 20, 2014 at MSU’s Curris Center Ballroom.  

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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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Connect with Murray State students at the Career Fair on Wednesday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 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.


MSU Alumna finalist in Rose of Tralee pagent
Story and picture courtesy of Tom Eblen of the Lexingon Herald-Leader

What Miss America is to this country, the Rose of Tralee is to Ireland. And for the first time in the competition’s 55-year-history, a Kentuckian is a finalist for the crown.

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.

Homecoming Shirt Design By Alumnus

The Homecoming 2014 t-shirt design has been selected by public vote.  Alumnus Michael Buckingham submitted the winning design.  He and his wife graduated in 1977 and Buckingham explains, they truly are “Racers Across America” because of their experiences moving with his wife’s wonderful career in the U.S. Army.  


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.

Gold Rush-First Football Game!
Racer Fans wear gold to the first football game at Stewart Stadium on Thursday, August 28, 7 p.m.  Show your Racer Pride!

MSU Tailgate in Louisville

Join us Saturday, September 6 as we prepare for the Racers to go against the University of Louisville.  The Murray State University Alumni Association will setup along 111 Central Avenue, near the stadium.   Parking opens at 11:30 a.m. is first come, first served, and costs $15.  Bring your gear, food, and supplies to enjoy time with other Racers fans.  Click here for directions.  For more information please call 1-800-758-8510.


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! 


The Safe Way To Rent a Car
A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance
By Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

When you rent a vehicle, it’s important to give it a quick safety check before you leave the rental agency parking lot. Just a few minutes can potentially save you a major headache down the road. Here’s what to look for:

University's Omicron Delta Kappa Chapter Recognized Nationally
The Murray State University (MSU) Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) was selected for two awards at the ODK national convention this summer — the Chapter Circle of Distinction award and an Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Scholarship award for MSU student Victoria Pierpoint.

USA Shooting Set to Induct Pat Spurgin
Murray State Racer Great Pat (Spurgin) Pitney is set to be inducted into the USA Shooting Hall of Fame.

Withrow's Golden Moment Remembered
Roger Withrow atop the medal stand at the 1984 Paralympic Games.Much attention is being paid to the thirtieth anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Games, which opened July 28 in Los Angeles three decades ago. But also 30 years ago today, America’s Paralympic golden moment in shooting was playing itself out in Stoke Mandeville, England.

Murray State Jazz Orchestra to Perform at the Famed Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago
The Murray State University Jazz Orchestra has been selected to perform at the 68th annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in December, 2014. Performances will be presented by more than 40 outstanding musical organizations from around the world. The MSU Jazz Orchestra and Blue Jazz Combo both performed at this year’s Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference in Louisville.

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.