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Murray State University President Bob Jackson is reallocating funds for his presidential investiture into need-based scholarships.

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Murray State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Mark Arant is stepping away from his role beginning next week to serve as a Fellow at the Council on Postsecondary Education. 

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Governor Matt Bevin signed last week a pension relief bill for regional universities and quasi-state agencies, following a special legislative session. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf sat down with Murray State President Bob Jackson to unpack what this new law means for the university and the next steps over the months ahead.

Watch: President Bob Jackson testified before the Senate State and Local Government Committee prior to the bill's passage.

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The person struck by reported lightning on Murray State University's campus during the storms Sunday evening has died.  Murray State Director of Communication Shawn Touney confirmed the individual's death on Tuesday. 

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Murray State University has established a new scholarship honoring Marshall County High School shooting victim Preston Cope. The scholarship is made possible through fundraising efforts and gifts from his family and friends.

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If you attended Murray State University in the last 50 years you likely heard of - or took a class from - Dr. Robert McGaughey. Everyone called him "Doc." You’ve also heard him on WKMS since it went on the air.

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Local organizers said they were “astounded” by the turnout and community support for the inaugural Rural KY Flash Pride March on Saturday in Murray. 

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Former longtime Murray State University Journalism and Mass Communications professor and department chair Bob McGaughey has died.

JMC professor Bob Valentine was a close friend. He said McGaughey died of complications from leukemia Friday afternoon at the University of Louisville Medical School.

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Murray State University's Board of Regents approved a budget for the next fiscal year and a multitude of other initiatives in a lengthy meeting and packed agenda on Friday as the current year comes to a close.

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Former Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp will serve as the next chair of the Murray State University Board of Regents. Regent Kemp was elected to the position in a board meeting on Friday. 

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