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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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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Music will literally fill the Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah on Thursday, Sept. 25,during a free pops concert, “A Celebration of Music,” featuring student musicians from Murray State University’s department of music. A reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Murray State University will hold its 2014 Family Weekend on September 26-28. 

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Murray State University’s Departments of History, and English and Philosophy host the fifth annual ROOTS Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, at Lovett Auditorium. There is no admission charge.   

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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.


Youth Villages General Counsel/Director Kelly Carlson named to 'Top AV Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment'
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Kelly Carlson, general counsel/director for Youth Villages, has been named to Martindale-Hubbell®’s list of ‘Top AV Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment.’

Miller Recognized by National Safety Council as Rising Star of Safety
PASADENA, CA (August 28, 2014) – Parsons is pleased to announce that Anthony J. Miller, Vice President of Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) for both its environment and infrastructure business unit and its construction group, has been recognized as part of the 2014 Class of the National Safety Council’s (NSC’s) Rising Stars of Safety.

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.  

MSU Alumna Named St. Louis 30 Under 30
MSU Alumna, Sara Meystedt was named one of the St. Louis 30 under 30 by the St. Louis Business Journal in July.  Her efforts in philanthropy set her apart from many of her colleagues.  Meystedt graduated from MSU with a B.A. in social work and an area in financial planning.  For more on her accomplishments read the full article by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Murray State Alumna Awarded Prestigious Teacher Leader Fellowship
September 3, 2014 – (Washington, DC) – Hope Street Group has announced that Robin Thacker, a High School Chemistry and AP Biology teacher in Henderson, Kentucky will join its 2014­–2015 cohort of Hope Street Group Kentucky State Teacher Fellows. She will join four other exemplary educators representing schools from the Whitley, Scott, Henderson, and Fayette counties. These five new fellows will work alongside 16 other teachers who embarked on the fellowship last August.

The Murray State University Alumni Association has named four grand marshals for the Murray State University 2014 Homecoming Parade — Marsha Woodall, Tammy Owen, Shari Gholson and Peggy Bozarth. Each alumna was selected in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the nursing field. Murray State is celebrating 50 years of the nursing program on campus. Homecoming Weekend is scheduled for October 10-12.

Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber President Appointed to U.S. Chamber Committee
MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Lee S. Lingo, President of the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of 
Commerce, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 
Transportation, Infrastructure, and Logistics Committee for the 2014-2015 year.

Ronald C. Christian selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015
Ronald C. Christian, 1984 Murray State graduate, has yet again been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015. 


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.


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 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! 


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.

MSU School of Nursing 1 of 100 singled out for Special Program
MURRAY, Ky. — The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that 100 schools of nursing were selected to receive funding support to pilot White Coat Ceremonies, which are designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among future health professionals. Murray State University is one of those schools.

University Library's New Quiet Study Area
After two years of planning and a summer of renovations, the Quiet Study Floor (3rd floor of Waterfield Library) is open for use by students, faculty, and staff. Renovations include new furniture, new flooring, and individual study rooms that are available for checkout. 

Top Academic Leadership Consultant Working with CoEHS
The college of education and human services at Murray State University is working with Dr. Walter Gmelch, noted expert on leadership in higher education and change processes, to navigate the transition process and develop a plan to ease faculty and staff through the blending of units in the college. The college of education merged this summer with the community leadership and human services department and the Center for Communication Disorders. The blending of these units became official on July 1; the college name was changed from the college of education to the college of education and human services (CoEHS).

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.