Student Government Association: 3.28.12

The Student Government Association opened its weekly meeting on Wednesday with discussion about the upcoming elections for SGA president.

Betsy Banks, vice president of SGA said applications are due by noon on April 2. There will be a mandatory meeting in the Barkley Room at 4 p.m. on April 2.

She said voting for SGA president will be will be April 16-18 on MyGate.

Paula Amols, director of Dining Services and Racer Hospitality said Dining Services has partnered with Jasmine Thai and Sushi restaurant and will start selling sushi on campus later in the semester. Continue reading “Student Government Association: 3.28.12”

Residential College Association: 3.26.12

Residential College Association met Monday evening to discuss important events occurring both in the residential and University zones of campus.

Amidst the tragedy occurring on March 15 regarding the death of a student on campus, Student Affairs Vice President Don Robertson urged anyone needing counseling for the events can visit counselors in the Psychological Center in Applied Science.

To meet the large needs for counseling over the past couple of weeks, a small open forum will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the small Curris Center ballroom. Counselors will be on hand to discuss handling grief and the pains of human loss.

On April 18, Lovett Auditorium steps will again host the immensely popular All-Campus Sing. Campus programs and residential colleges are preparing for what looks to be a very competitive event. Continue reading “Residential College Association: 3.26.12”

Olympic gold medalist to speak on campus

Sophie McDonald
Sports Editor


Olympic gold medalist and philanthropist Joanna Hayes will be on campus Wednesday, March 28 as part of the youth and

Photo courtesy of Joanna Hayes

nonprofit leadership department’s Giving Back Scholars event.

The Youth and Nonprofit Leadership Student Association will be hosting a reception for Hayes from 2-4 p.m. in the Curris Center Stables and Hayes will be speaking at 6 p.m. in Wrather Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.

Hayes won the gold while setting an Olympic record for the 100-meter hurdles in the 2004 Olympics and has since opened the Joanna Hayes Foundation where she aspires to influence children and shape the development of their mind, body and spirit.

Hayes was a state, national and Pan American Games champion in high school as well as national high school Athlete of the Year in 1995. She was also an NCAA champion in college as well as Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the year, Track and Field News Athlete of the year and competed on the national team, winning medals at the Pan American Games and the World University Games. Continue reading “Olympic gold medalist to speak on campus”

Alliance: 3.25.12

Meghann Anderson
Staff writer

Alliance held its weekly meeting Sunday night in the Curris Center.

President Will Heath said the Celebrate and Support a Fair Kentucky party will be 7-9:30 p.m. on March 31. The ally of the year award will be given at the party.

The group will present Live Homosexual Acts on April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the free speech zone. Members will tie-dye shirts, play Frisbee and other outside activities.

Pat McCuthen, sociology professor, will be speaking to Alliance on April 1 on becoming an agent of change. Public Safety will be speaking at the general assembly meeting on April 8.

The annual Day of Silence will be April 20. Alliance members will be handing out informational brochures and pamphlets about the Day of Silence from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curris Center. The Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s annual day of protest against bullying of LGBT students and their allies.

The White House Office of Public Engagement is inviting college students to a career pathways briefing featuring John Berry, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management on April 13. Alliance voted to pay the way of one student to go to the conference.

The meeting closed with nominations for president and vice president for the 2012-13 school year.


University to host open session after campus suicide

The Murray State University Counseling and Testing Center will be facilitating an open forum regarding the recent on-campus suicide on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Small Ballroom of the Curris Center. There will be a brief presentation by the Counseling staff followed by an open session for individuals to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and concerns regarding the incident. The session is open to students, faculty, and staff. Continue reading “University to host open session after campus suicide”

Struck down but not destroyed, team regroups in locker room after loss

Sophie McDonald
Sports Editor

Junior guard Isaiah Canaan during postgame interviews.


The silence that hung in the locker room said more than the postgame interviews ever could.

Murray State had just lost to No. 3 seed Marquette in a game where both teams went toe-to-toe with the other, matching point-for-point and almost play-for-play the entire 40 minutes when the locker room held the type of sadness that could only come after a loss and for just the second time all season for the Racers.

“If you’re a shooter (missing shots that normally fall), that’s very frustrating in a game that really matters the most,” All-American junior guard Isaiah Canaan said in the locker room. “You just want to come through for your team and you can’t. You really have no control over that – you expect to make every shot and things just didn’t happen that way.” Continue reading “Struck down but not destroyed, team regroups in locker room after loss”

Murray State falls to Marquette in third round

Sophie McDonald
Sports Editor

It was a tearful ending for the Murray State men’s basketball team as its season came to a close Saturday night in Louisville, Ky., with a 62-53 loss to No. 3 seed Marquette in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

And Head Coach Steve Prohm tried to take all the responsibility for it.

“I just apologized to them for not being able to figure something out to get through those last seven minutes, probably just the last five minutes where we were right there, we just couldn’t figure it out, couldn’t make a shot or a layup,” Prohm said. “I mean, if we make one or two shots it’s a different game we just couldn’t do it, so I apologized to them for that.” Continue reading “Murray State falls to Marquette in third round”

NCAA Tournament: Murray State vs. Marquette postgame photos