With more than ten faculty members recognized for their years at Murray State now coming to an end, the annual Faculty Banquet last Thursday hosted, awarded and honored many faculty and staff within the University community.
Bonnie Higginson, vice president of Academic Affairs, introduced the faculty retirees for the 2012 year over a meal in the Curris Center’s Ballroom.
The retirees for this year are Jeffery Anderson, Linda Bartnik, Stephen Brown, professors of humanities and fine arts, Head Coach Donald Delaney of the equestrian team, Larry D. Guin, professor of business, Steven Jones, chair in the College of Health Sciences and Human Services, William Koenecke, assistant professor in the College of Education, Ann Landini, associate professor in the department of journalism and mass communications, Alysia Ritter and Camille Serre, professors in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and Brenda Wilson, associate professor of business. Continue reading “University celebrates retiring faculty with annual banquet”
Preliminary data from the Enrollment Management Department at Murray State shows increases in transfer and freshman applications, undergraduate acceptance and summer orientation registration as compared to this time last year.
Fall 2012 freshmen and transfer undergraduate applications for admission are up 4.15 percent over this time last year, while fall 2012 freshmen and transfer acceptances are up 5 percent. Freshmen registered to participate in summer orientation is up 4 percent.
Fred Dietz, executive director of Enrollment Management, said early indications in registration looked promising for University enrollment and high school students are taking advantage of early scheduling by registering ahead for summer orientation.
The first summer orientation for next year’s freshman was held this past weekend and was one of the largest orientations to date with 434 students completing registration.
The Murray City Council recognized the Murray State men’s basketball team on April 12 for their record-breaking season.
City Mayor Bill Wells gave plaques of recognition to Allen Ward, director of Athletics, Head Coach Steve Prohm, Neal Bradley, sports commentator known as the “Voice of the Racers” and members of the Murray State men’s basketball team.
When addressing Ward, Wells said he could not be more proud of the Racer Nation and their success this season.
The University’s new director of retention is finally on campus after being hired in January.
Jamie Mantooth, director of student retention, assumed his position on April 11. The search for the position as director of retention began after Carmen Garland’s retirement. Don Robertson, vice president of Student Affairs, was interim co-chair on the President’s Commission on Student Retention until Mantooth was hired.
Mantooth has spent the last 11 years at Auburn University in Alabama, directing various programs such as Greek life, student affairs and parent organizations. His purpose at Murray State is to help improve student retention.
A single mother with three young children will not have a place to sleep tonight.
This mother cannot afford to pay the monthly rent at the apartment complex where she has been living. When her children get out of school, they will have no place to call home. Her only option is to seek help from local non-profit agencies.
Tonia Casey, director of Needline, a local food bank, said being faced with situations like this is just another day at the office for her.
Casey’s options and resources are limited since there is no full-time, obligation free homeless shelter in Murray. She can either send the family to a shelter in one of the surrounding counties or have them stay at a hotel for a few days. Both options can be costly. Continue reading “County, city search for shelter funds”