Archive for 'Commentary'

Special message from the Counseling Center

This time of year can be stressful for many students, faculty, and staff, due to exams, the end of the semester, and the upcoming summer break.  Please look out for any individuals who seem to be [...]

Heartbleed Threat

Ongoing updates available online Recently you may have heard of a new internet threat called the “Heartbleed” Bug. The “Heartbleed” bug isn’t a virus that will infect your computer. It is a flaw in software [...]


Dear Faculty and Staff Alumni, As you know, I have been a faculty member at Murray State for forty-seven years and have loved every minute of my tenure.  We are so proud of all the alumni [...]

Budget Update from Dr. Tim Miller, President

The Kentucky House and Senate reached a compromise and passed the budget bill last night for the next biennium (2014-16) which includes the following for Murray State: Capital Projects: Construction of Engineering and Physics Building, construction of new Breathitt Veterinary [...]


Special Notice from Web Management The Web Management department, along with the Web Advisory Committee has completed an RFP for a new content management system (cms) to replace Sitefinity. The Web Advisory Committee includes members from [...]

Special Note from Dr. Davies

Colleagues and members of the Murray State Community: I am honored, and very much humbled, to be asked to serve as the 13th President of Murray State University. My wife Cindy, our daughter Katie, and I [...]

Teach Abroad Opportunities

Teach Abroad Opportunities: KIIS, Experience Scotland, and CCSA Multiple Teach Abroad opportunities are at your fingertips! Longtime partners KIIS and CCSA invite you to submit course ideas and plug into a number of summer and winter [...]

MSU Alumni Association

Faculty and Staff, I am sure you are aware the Murray State Alumni Association began a membership drive last fall, since we are now 100% self-funded.  This membership initiative will help to sustain many of the [...]

Campus Climate Survey

Murray State University continually strives to provide an inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff that is one of affirmation and respect rather than prejudice and discrimination. The President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, charged with [...]

Inclement Weather Policy

From Dr. Tim Miller, Interim President As you are aware our University experiences inclement weather periodically throughout the winter months, and on occasion may encounter times within other parts of the year in which students, faculty, [...]

Commentary (Jan. 31, 2014)

Safety Reminder In light of the increase of school shootings and violence occurring on college campuses nationwide, the Office of Environmental Safety and Health encourages you to review the “Shots Fired” video on our website. If [...]

Commentary (Jan. 24, 2014)

Paul Lucko, Ph.D. Faculty Head, Springer/Franklin College, and Chair, Council of College Heads Dear Murray State faculty: A unique opportunity exists in the Residential College System for faculty members to make a tremendous impact on the [...]

Commentary (Jan. 17, 2014)

Flu season is back Welcome back for the Spring semester! Hopefully, everyone got their flu vaccine last semester because the flu season has officially kicked off across the country. Many of our community will have been [...]

Commentary (Jan. 10, 2014)

Tim Miller Interim President Dear University Community: We wish to publicly thank all of our employees for their dedicated and outstanding efforts in addressing the weather and power crisis that we have recently endured at Murray State University. [...]

Commentary (Dec. 20, 2013)

Campus Lights 2013 Join us for “Anything Goes” the 77th Annual Production of Campus Lights featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter! This Tony-Award Winning musical is a fun, upbeat classic that’s great for the entire [...]

Commentary (Dec. 12, 2013)

President’s directive to university administrators regarding university holiday/closure days The University will officially close at the end-of-business on Friday, December 20, 2013, and will resume operations once again on Monday, January 6, 2014. This administrative closure [...]

Commentary (Dec. 6, 2013)

Signs and symptoms of student distress This time of year can be stressful for many students, faculty, and staff, due to exams, the end of the semester, and the upcoming summer break. Please look out for [...]

Commentary (Nov. 22, 2013)

Dr. Ted Brown, Dean College of Humaities and Fine Arts Greetings from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts! CHFA is the largest and most diverse academic unit at MSU, with 22 majors, 14 areas, and [...]

Commentary (Nov. 15, 2013)

Staci Stone / Jamie Rogers Coordinators of Experiential Education Disney. Ford. Wal-Mart. Nationwide Insurance. Toyota. Pepsi. Sherwin Williams. ING. Chevron. Con-Agra. Over the last year, these companies have employed Murray State students as interns. During winter [...]

Commentary (Nov. 8, 2013)

Adam Murray / Robert Pervine Directors of the Quality Enhancement Plan In September, MSU’s narrative and supporting documents for our 10-year review by SACSCOC was submitted. Part of the next stage of the reaffirmation process is [...]

Commentary (Nov. 1, 2013)

Brian Van Horn, Dean Continuing Education and Academic Outreach Greetings from the Center for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach (CEAO). Did you know that 31% of students in the fall 2012 taking classes at Murray State [...]

Commentary (Oct. 25, 2013)

Susan Muller, Dean College of Health Sciences & Human Services The College of Health Sciences and Human Services is on the move! The College was restructured in 2012, resulting in three academic departments; Occupational Safety and [...]

Commentary (Oct. 18, 2013)

Marcia Hobbs, Dean School of Nursing Greetings from the School of Nursing. I believe that writing in the Roundabout gives each of us deans the opportunity to share and “brag” about our units. Certainly, it is [...]

Commentary (Oct. 11, 2013)

Stephen H. Cobb, Dean Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering & Technology We’re proud of our new name(s)! The newly named Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology was officially approved by the [...]

Commentary (October 4, 2013)

Tim Todd, Dean Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business As President Miller has charged everyone at Murray State University to both be activists and catalysts in the four key areas of what we, as a university, [...]

Commentary (Sept. 20, 2013)

Tony Brannon, Dean School of Agriculture MSU Agriculture…Where Winners Migrate! Each year the Hutson School of Agriculture (HSOA) solicits input to come up with a different theme for our student recruitment efforts. That theme usually ends [...]

Commentary (Sept. 13, 2013)

Dr. Adam Murray, Dean University Libraries Hi. I’m going to jump straight to the conclusion so we can get that out of the way. The University Libraries are providing access to more scholarly content and are [...]

Commentary (Sept. 6, 2013)

David Whaley, Dean College of Education I would like to thank President Tim Miller for allowing the College of Education an opportunity to provide commentary for this week’s Roundabout Murray. The semester is off to wonderful [...]