The Murray State College Student Success Center, in conjunction with the MSC Native Club, is proud to announce a presentation by renowned Chickasaw author Linda Hogan on the evening of Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Tishomingo. The presentation will be held in the MSC Administration Building, Room 216. There is no charge and the event is open to all MSC students, faculty, and staff, and community members in Tishomingo and surrounding communities.
During their meeting on April 11, 2019, University Center of Southern Oklahoma (UCSO) Board of Trustees dedicated a classroom lab to the memory of long-time Murray State College Math Professor Greg Boyd.
The Murray State College men’s golf team finished third and freshman Bradley Wright placed fourth individually at the Bethel Springs Invitational Tournament April 6 and 7 in Newton, Kansas.
Coming off a pair of convincing wins against Southwest Collegiate Prep the previous week, the Murray State College baseball team welcomed Northern Oklahoma College- Tonkawa to The Ranch for a double header on April 4.
It is hard to describe the impact someone makes during 40 years of dedicated service. As coworkers and friends gathered April 1, 2019 to celebrate Linda Nelson and applaud her 40 years working in food service at Murray State College, many talked about how much they love and appreciate her.
Members of the Murray State College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda attended the annual Oklahoma Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference on March 29 and March 30, 2019 in Oklahoma City.
In the month of April, Murray State College and the MSC Cultural Events Committee will be hosting a number of events presented by the Chickasaw Nation. The events include a presentation by a Chickasaw speaker, tour of Chickasaw historic sites and a film presentation and discussion with the filmmakers
After a pair of games on the road and being out for Spring Break, the Murray State College Softball Team returned home to Tishomingo Thursday, March 28 to take on Northern Oklahoma College-Enid
Students and staff at Murray State College are grieving following the sudden death of long-time MSC math professor Greg Boyd on March 27
The Pi Society softball tournament will take place April 6, 2019 at the Tishomingo Sports Complex
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have recognized the collaboration between Murray State College and BancFirst with a Regents’ Business Partnership Excellence Award
The Murray State College Livestock Judging Team finished their season strong with top ten finishes in each of the last two national livestock judging competitions it participated in this semester.
The Murray State College women’s golf team was named tournament champions in the team competition and sophomore Rian Moores placed second individually at the Buccaneer Spring Classic March 11 and 12.
Over 100 people attended a meeting on Oklahoma's Industrial Hemp program on March 11 at Murray State College.
he Murray State College Baseball team traveled deep into bayou country March 8-10 to take on fifth-ranked Pearl River (MS) Community College and top-ranked LSU-Eunice.
Murray State College has been awarded the highest level of certification, a designation of excellence, as a healthy campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Murray on Main was recognized at top levels in the business category as well.
The Murray State College women’s basketball team went into regional playoffs March 7, with a seven and eight record in conference play and looking to build off of their recent regular season win over first-round opponent Seminole State College.
After defeating Redlands Community College by 20 points, Monday, March 4 in the first round of regional playoffs, the Murray State College men’s basketball team traveled to Shawnee on March 6 to take on the tournament’s number one seed, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
The public is invited to attend the Murray State College spring musical She Loves Me on March 7, 8, and 9. Performances will take place nightly at 7 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium on the Tishomingo campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for MSC students.
The public is invited to attend an informational meeting at Murray State College about Oklahoma’s new Industrial Hemp Pilot Program which was enacted by the state legislature in 2018. The MSC Agriculture Department will host the meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. in Room 216 of the Administration Building on Murray State’s Tishomingo campus.
The Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams continued conference play on the road February 21 with games versus Northern Oklahoma College-Enid.
The Murray State College women's golf team had three players place in the top five individually to help propel the Aggies to a second place team finish in the Claud Jacobs Collegiate Invitational Tournament in Victoria, Texas on February 17 and 18.
In celebration of February’s African American History Month, Murray State College will present a showing of the 2016 Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures. The film will be shown free-of-charge at Tishomingo’s Indie Theatre on February 27 at 6:30 p.m.
The MSC Student Success Center, in conjunction with the MSC Native Club, will host Chickasaw artist, linguist and cultural historian Lokosh, aka Joshua D. Hinson, on Tishomingo’s campus February 21. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in room 216 of the campus Administration Building. There is no charge for the event, and the public is invited to attend.
MSC and Murray on Main in Ardmore have been nominated for Best of the Best in Ardmoreite.com readers' contest. Categories are Kids and Education/Shopping.
Murray State College generates an annual economic impact of $50.1 million, according to an economic impact study from Oklahoma’s State Chamber Research Foundation. The foundation’s report is based on data from RegionTrack’s Economic Role of Oklahoma’s Public College and Universities 2018 report.
After being rescheduled due to rain on February 7, the Murray State College baseball team traveled to Seminole on Saturday, February 9 to take on the Seminole State College Trojans.
After a late reschedule, the Murray State College softball team began their season on the road with a double-header versus Paris (TX) Junior College on February 5.
The Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams continued conference play on the road last week with games versus Eastern Oklahoma State College February 4 and Western Oklahoma State College on February 7.
Members of the MSC Cultural Events Committee, Pi Society and Responsible Citizenship Committee have joined together to offer public activities in celebration of February’s African American History Month.
The Murray State College baseball team, ranked #13 in the first NJCAA poll, began the year with a trio of games versus Coastal Bend College and San Jacinto College North in Beeville, Texas on February 1 and 2.
the Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams continued conference play on the road last week with games versus Redlands Community College, January 28. The Aggie women then traveled to Oklahoma City to take on the Mid-America Christian University Evangels on January 3
The newly-minted Murray at Mercy nursing program, started in mid-January at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore, brings Murray State College faculty to the hospital to teach a two-year nursing program.
Following close losses to start the week, the Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams continued their seasons with road games versus Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa January 23.
The Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams began the first week of the spring semester by hosting Seminole State College January 14.
The Murray State College Baseball team is already garnering national attention after being ranked in the top 20 in two different national pre-season polls
Members of the Murray State College Livestock Judging Team won top honors at the 2018 Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, Ariz. Murray State’s Sophomore Livestock Judging Team, led by coach Blaine Red, was named High Team Overall, and High Team for Swine, sweeping the late December contest with a second place wins in categories of cattle and reasons, and third place for sheep/goats. The MSC freshman judging team placed fifth overall.
The Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams began 2019 with a pair of home victories against Western Oklahoma State College January 7, but suffered losses on the road to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College January 9.
Murray State College alumnus Howard Mitchell and Murray State College Board of Regents’ chair Steven Jolly have a lot in common. They both enjoy stopping by the 77 Grill in Davis for coffee and conversation, but that’s about all they knew of one another until Mitchell noticed the Murray State College cap on Jolly’s head and started asking questions.
Murray State College and Ardmore Family Literacy (AFL) have received a grant from Oklahoma’s Department of Career and Technology Education to increase the number of adults in counties of Carter, Murray, Johnston, Marshall, Love and Bryan who complete the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). The grant will provide funding for fiscal years 2019-2022.
The Murray State College Registrar’s Office has announced the honor roll for fall of 2018. A total of 262 students were named to the 2018 fall semester honor rolls at Murray State College, including 81 students named to the President's Honor Roll for earning an “A” grade in all their courses.
The Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams welcomed Eastern Oklahoma State College to Beames Fieldhouse in Tishomingo November 29 to kick off regional play.
For more than 10 years, students in Murray State College’s veterinary technology program have hosted a Santa Night for children of Johnston County. What began as a “pictures with your pets” holiday event has morphed into one of the area’s most beloved holiday traditions, attracting both children and their parents.
This year’s Murray State College Student Government Association-sponsored homecoming food drive was a huge success thanks to fundraising efforts and kind hearts of the Aggie community.
After starting the season with a pair of wins to celebrate homecoming, the Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams both hosted tough match-ups with strong teams Tuesday, November 6 in Tishomingo
The Murray State College Foundation will host a benefit bingo event beginning at 6 p.m. on November 15, 2018 at the Johnston County Fair Barn to raise funds for families in need during the holiday season. Dinner tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Murray State College’s Arts and Humanities Division will be presenting two one-act plays for its fall play series, The Dark Road by Laura Lundgren Smith and Abra Cadaver by John Mattera. The plays will be held November 8, 9, and 10 in Fletcher Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. each night.
The Murray State College women’s and men’s basketball teams both kicked off their seasons and celebrated homecoming weekend with wins on Friday, November 2 in Tishomingo.
Homecoming Queen Alisa Northcutt and King Aaron Elliot (center), representing Phi Beta Lambda, are joined by runners-up in Murray State College's Homecoming coronation on November 2, 2018
The Murray State College Student Success Center, in conjunction with the MSC Native Club, will be hosting a presentation by visual artist and MSC Art Instructor Alan Burris on Thursday, November 1. The free event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the MSC Fine Arts Building, where Burris will discuss his work and the artistic process.
The Murray State College men’s soccer team qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Region II playoffs and took on top-ranked Rose State College Saturday, October 27 in Miami, Okla.
Murray State College's Burris, Mbuyu named to NJCAA Region II All-Region Teams
Murray State College's Mbuyu named to NJCAA Region II All-Region Team
Murray State College has announced plans for its annual homecoming and alumni week which will take place October 28-November 3, 2018.
Murray State College has announced its Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni inductees to be honored during campus homecoming festivities on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Inductees will receive awards during a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom on Murray’s campus in Tishomingo. Cost of the luncheon event is $25 per person, and the public is invited to attend.
For the second year, Murray State College will celebrate the Harvest Moon Festival, a Chinese ceremony dating back 3,600 years. This festival focuses on sharing, giving thanks and offering prayers for babies, family and a good future. The celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. on October 24, 2018. It will be held outside in the fountain area between cafeteria and classroom buildings on MSC’s Tishomingo campus. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend, and there is no charge for this event.
In celebration of National Veterinary Technician Week, the Murray State College Veterinary Technology Program is hosting its annual open house event. The open house will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the MSC Tishomingo campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Murray State College and MSC Scholarship Coordinator Mrs. Ivy Story have been recognized by the Oklahoma Community College Association (OCCA) for excellence in innovation. During its 2018 annual meeting, OCCA staff presented Story with a Creative Staff Innovations Award which was developed to recognize groundbreaking ideas.
Murray State College Student Life will sponsor a 5K and one-mile Zombie Fun Run for students and community members on October 30, 2018. The run begins at 7 p.m., and runners may register online at mscok.edu.
Murray State College men’s golf team places 2nd at OCU & women’s golf team places 3rd at OBU tournaments on September 25th.
Beginning October 1, 2018, Responsible Alcohol Service Training will become mandatory in the state of Oklahoma. The training course offered online by Murray State College will meet state requirements to obtain an employee license to sell or serve alcohol. The cost to complete certification through Murray State College is $25, and the course will be offered online at mscok.edu.
The Murray State College Library is drawing attention to issues of censorship and freedom of expression by participating in National Banned Books Week, September 23 through 29. A display containing several of the books that have been the target of bans, some recently and some historically, has been set up in the library with information about why they were considered controversial or the subject of backlash.
Murray State College has joined in partnership with Oklahoma State University around the Agricultural Leadership Degree Completion Program. The project is designed to improve four-year degree completion rates for place-bound students wanting bachelor of science degrees in agricultural leadership from OSU.
The Murray State College women’s golf team played September 10 and 11 in the Texas Intercollegiate Golf Tournament hosted by Texas Wesleyan University. The Murray State College team, led by Rian Moores, Kitana Hollins and Brooke Irion who all placed in the top 10 at the tournament, finished tied for third overall with McLennan Community College at 964.
Murray State College has announced plans to hold a Little Aggies Soccer program on Monday nights this fall beginning October 8. The program will enroll ages 3-12 and offers a researched and proven curriculum designed to encourage a lasting appreciation for and understanding of soccer. The program will consist of four Mondays from October 8-29, 2018.
Murray State College hosted the annual Aggie Open golf tournament on Saturday, September 8 at Tishomingo’s Golf and Recreation Club. The 18-hole fundraiser, which benefits athletic scholarships at Murray State College, began with a shotgun start by Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall at 9 a.m
Mr. Fred Collins, Ardmore attorney and former district attorney for the 20th Judicial District, serving Carter, Marshall, Love, Murray and Johnston Counties, will speak on U.S. Constitution Day, Monday, September 17, at Murray State College. His presentation begins at 12 noon.
For the second year, Murray State College will celebrate the Harvest Moon Festival, a Chinese ceremony dating back 3,600 years. This festival focuses on sharing, giving thanks and offering prayers for babies, family and a good future. The celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. on September 24, 2018, at the University Center of Southern Oklahoma (UCSO) in Ardmore. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend, and there is no charge for this event.
Dr. Tilahun Yilma, founding director of the International Laboratory of Molecular Biology (ILMB) in Davis, California visited Murray State College to speak with students, faculty and community members on Friday, August 17, 2018.
The Murray State College women’s and men’s soccer teams began their season with a pair of home games versus Hill College Thursday, August 23, followed by the men’s team traveling to Southwestern College in Kansas Saturday. The Murray State College men’s soccer team returned home to face Dodge City Community College Sunday at noon, followed by the women’s team taking on Brookhaven College later that afternoon
Murray State College is pleased to offer a speakers bureau as a way to provide local nonprofit groups, civic organizations, schools and churches with interesting speakers and top-quality programs. The MSC Speakers Bureau is a public service provided at no charge.
Kelsey Scott, a recent graduate of Davis High School, has been selected to receive the John J. & Lovie Cox Stobaugh Scholarship at Murray State College.
Murray State College will host the annual Aggie Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Tishomingo’s Golf and Recreation Club, 3600 West Golf Course Road. The public is invited to participate in the 18-hole fundraiser which will benefit athletic scholarships at Murray State College.
Kicking off the fall semester, Murray State College Collegiate FFA announced the election of its officer team for the 2018-2019 school year.
With the help of her daughter Alisa and other students in the President’s Scholars Program (PSP) at Murray State College, Tishomingo teacher Lisa Northcutt is making a difference in the lives of others.
Kicking off the Fall 2018 Fall Semester, the Murray State College Athletics Department has announced the hiring of Fernando Arellano as Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Andrew Poulter as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Ryan McClaran as Assistant Baseball Coach and Leo Krajewski as Athletic Trainer.
Marietta resident Mrs. Mary Sue “Suzie” Brewster has been appointed by Governor Mary Fallin as a new member of the Murray State College Board of Regents. Brewster, who succeeds Peggy Shaffer, will serve a seven-year term ending June 1, 2024.
To address a constant need for nurses, Mercy Hospital Ardmore and Murray State College announce a unique new education partnership.
Murray State College welcomed faculty and staff on Monday, August 6, 2018 to its annual all-employee meeting which marks the beginning of each fall semester.
Burneyville resident Mr. Samuel L. Barrick has been appointed by Governor Mary Fallin as a new member of the Murray State College Board of Regents. Barrick, who succeeds Dr. Kay Helm, will serve a seven-year term ending June 1, 2025.
The 2018 fall semester at Murray State College gets underway on Monday, August 13. The college will hold a new student symposium on Friday, August 10, 2018 in Tishomingo from 10 a.m. to 8p.m. A convocation ceremony for students and families is planned for 6 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium with a Rock-the-Block celebration to follow.
Murray State College in Tishomingo will not increase tuition or mandatory fees for the 2018-19 academic year after Murray State College Board of Regents voted to hold tuition and mandatory fees flat.
Eighth- and ninth- grade students from across Oklahoma will be selected to join the 2018 Murray State College Summer STEM Academy. The STEM Academy at Murray State College is a four-day commuter camp that promotes student understanding of, along with interest in, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects through creative hands-on activities and local outings.
Murray State College Athletic Director Justin Cellum has announced the selection of Mr. Nataki Stewart as the second women’s soccer head coach in program history.
Decisions are to be made about tuition costs for the 2018-2019 academic year. Murray State College values your opinion!
Murray State College student Henry Macharia has been named the 2018 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar (NCTPS) from Oklahoma and will receive a $2,250 scholarship.
Murray State College will hold a commencement ceremony for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 graduates on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. on the Tishomingo campus north lawn. This year’s commencement speaker will be Mr. T.W. Shannon, president of the Chickasaw Nation’s Bank 2 and former speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Murray State College President Emeritus Dr. Clyde Kindell, a long-time resident of Denison, Texas, was presented with a Grand Officership award by Ethiopia’s Crown Council in cooperation with the School of Global Studies and Partnerships at Oklahoma State University. The April 17 award ceremony was held at Stillwater’s Wes Watkins Center, N Washington St & W Hall of Fame Ave.
The Murray State College Cultural Events Committee will host Chickasaw Nation Director of Research and Cultural Interpretation LaDonna Brown for an on-campus appearance April 12, 2018. Brown’s presentation will include discussion of Tishomingo’s history and the Chickasaw who originally settled surrounding areas.
The Murray State College Responsible Citizenship Committee and the Social Sciences Department will again host an historical travelling trunk filled with unique artifacts on the campus of Murray State College in Tishomingo. Admission is free and the public is invited to view the display.
Held in March at Pete’s Place in Krebs, Okla., the statewide initiative is a yearly event designed to bring together local legislators, college presidents, and community leaders to discuss higher education goals, initiatives and agendas for upcoming legislative sessions.
Murray State College Athletic Director Justin Cellum has announced the hiring of Matt Reeb as head coach for men’s soccer. Reeb comes to MSC from West Virginia’s Alderson Broaddus University where he served as an assistant soccer coach.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have recognized the collaboration between Murray State College and the Family Health Center of Southern Oklahoma, Inc. (FHCSO) with a Regents’ Business Partnership Excellence Award.
The Murray State College Language Arts Department will sponsor an appearance by Oklahoma 2017-18 Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish at downtown Tishomingo’s library on April 9, 2018. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Murray State College President’s Scholars Program (PSP), Murray State College Leadership Class (MSCLC), and the Murray State College Foundation are hosting a 5K Color Fun Run on Saturday, April 28 for all ages. Money raised from sponsorships and registration fees will be used to fund scholarships through the Murray State College Foundation.
Murray State College Golf is winning big in 2018, and team members give some of the credit to practice time at Ardmore’s 18-hole Lakeview Golf Course. The public course, which opened in 1975, was designed by Fillmore Vaughn.
For the second year in a row, students in the Murray State College Veterinary Technology Program have been selected as Student Chapter of the Year by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).
Murray State College Veterinary Technology will offer spay and neuter services for pets in Johnston County on April 10, 2018. The program is for pets of income-qualified residents making $30,000 or less per year. Tax return information is required.
Murray State College Arts and Humanities Division will present the musical 9 to 5 in Tishomingo on March 1-3. The production will be presented in MSC’s Fletcher Auditorium each evening at 7 p.m. The cost for adults is $10 and students with MSC identification cards will be admitted free of charge.