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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Looking for the question? Find the Trivia Tuesday question of the week on our Facebook page or go to our Twitter @raceralumni. Submit your answers every Tuesday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST. Each week a randomly selected winner will be sent a Racer prize!

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The Murray State Department of History will host the fourteenth annual James W. Hammack, Jr. Scholarship Banquet at 7:00 pm Saturday, September 12, 2014 at MSU’s Curris Center Ballroom.  

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Members of the Golden Anniversary class of 1964 along with classmates from 1963 and 1965 are invited to reconnect on campus for what promises to be a Homecoming to remember.  Join us October 10-12, 2014 to reminisce and visit campus!

Alumni

MSU Alumni Represents Plaintiffs at US Supreme Court
Louisville-native Joe Dunman never imagined beginning his educational career that he would be representing plaintiffs at the United States Supreme Court.

Alumnus Daniel Guy joins American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors
 
Murray State Alumnus and orthopaedic surgeon Daniel K. Guy, MD, recently became a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors.

MSU Alumnae appointed as dean of University Libraries
Murray State University announces that Ashley Ireland has accepted an offer to serve as the dean of University Libraries, pending approval from the board of regents during its August meeting. Ireland replaces Dr. Adam Murray, effective July 1, 2015, as she transitions from her current position as director of user and instruction services in the University Libraries, which she has held since 2012.

Fishing Scholarship Created in Memory of Jim Carter
Thanks to donations from FLW Outdoors and Independence Bank to honor the memory of Jim Carter, a scholarship will be awarded to the winning team of the Student Angler Federation Murray State High School Fishing Open Tournament.

Ross named 2015 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
Murray State University alumnus Geco Ross was recently selected as the 2015 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  Ross was selected by a panel of teachers, administrators, and scholars from Kentucky for his efforts to inspire students and leverage resources. 

Celebrating 60 Years of Integration: Tyler Demarta's Story

Although many have heard of Mary Ford Holland, the first black student enrolled on MSU’s campus, Nancy Tyler Demartra was the first black graduate at MSU. Demartra graduated May 29, 1961.


Memories of Change from the 50s & 60s- Grant’s Story

Ilah Grant fondly recalls her time at MSU during the 1950s and 1960s, during the integration of MSU’s campus. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the integration of black students on MSU’s campus. During the summer of 1955 the first black student, Mary Ford Holland, was enrolled in MSU campus and in the fall of 1961,


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.

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. 


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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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

Partnership with SocialCoaster

Founded by a Murray State University graduate, SocialCoaster helps users grow social communities around specific areas of interest. The Murray State Alumni Association is the latest organization to connect members of their communities using the free SocialCoaster platform.


MSU Named a University of Choice
Murray State University prides itself on becoming the University of Choice for thousands of students with aspirations to achieve greatness. With an enrollment of 11,207 students to date, the university is experiencing the largest enrollment in its history, while continuing to maintain a 16 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio.

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.

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.

Grilling Safety Tips for the Summer Cookout Season

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance
From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Outdoor grilling goes hand‐in‐hand with summertime fun. So it's easy to forget that open flames pose serious fire hazards. Here are a few grilling tips for keeping the flames under the burgers, where they belong.