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.
Murray State College has been awarded the highest level of certification, a designation of excellence, as a healthy campus and healthy business by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The excellence certification recognizes education institutions and businesses across the state for efforts to provide education, assistance and encouragement to employees, students and community members who have the goal of leading healthier lives.
The scholarship application deadline for students planning to attend Murray State College has been set for February 28, 2018. Students who want to apply for scholarships may visit www.mscok.academicworks.com for the online application and instructions.
Murray State College Softball moved to 10-0 on the season after topping Cisco College in a doubleheader on the road on Thursday, February 15.
The cultural events committee at MSC, in cooperation with Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is proud to announce two performances of “They Call Me Q.”
The Murray State College Registrar’s Office has announced the honor roll for fall of 2017. Students who take at least 12 credit hours of collegiate-level coursework and earn no grade lower than an “A” are listed on the President’s Honor Roll. Students who take at least 12 credit hours of collegiate-level coursework and earn no grade lower than a “B” are listed on the Vice-President’s Honor Roll.
Murray State College Professor and Social Science Department Chair Kirk Rodden has earned a doctorate of education (Ed.D.) in educational leadership and policy analysis from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. The title of his dissertation was “At the Intersection of Politics and Higher Education: Policy, Power and Governing Boards in Oklahoma.”
Robert Ellis, Murray State’s new pitching coach, spent almost 30 years in amateur and professional baseball before arriving in Tishomingo for the 2017-18 year. Ellis, a native of Baton Rouge, La., is a former starting pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1996 and 2003.
Murray State College Assistant Baseball Coach Kevin Soine has been named head coach of a prestigious summer collegiate baseball league in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Dr. Kay Helms has been selected as a Significant Woman in Oklahoma Agriculture by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
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.
The Murray State College Foundation will host a benefit bingo event on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in Tishomingo’s Chickasaw Community Center 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 faculty member and Student Success Center Director Christy Green has been named 2017 Outstanding Educator by the Oklahoma Association for Developmental Education (OKADE). Green was presented with an award at the group’s annual conference on November 2 in Moore, Okla.
Members of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Murray State College are holding their annual food drive from November 6-10th. The food drive will collect non-perishable items (no out-of-date or dented cans) for distribution in Tishomingo, Ardmore and the surrounding areas.
Murray State College launched a new global education program in 2014 that has allowed students to explore new and exciting places around the world. Since creation of the study abroad program, participants have traveled to Ireland, England, Sri Lanka, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, and Belize. This year, the college is planning trips to Iceland in May of 2018; France in July, 2018; and Scotland in August, 2018.
Award-winning writer-historian Rusty Williams will join MSC Professor Dr. Kirk Rodden for a presentation of Murray State College history on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in MSC Tishomingo’s campus center. The presentation is part of the college’s week-long homecoming celebration, and the public is invited to attend.
Officials from AT&T will be on hand at Murray State College in Tishomingo on Friday, November 3 to present a $20,000 check in support of concurrent student enrollment and retention. The check presentation will follow a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting for the college’s new health science building.
Murray State College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, November 3, 2017, for its new health science building. The public is invited to join state legislators and college personnel for the 10 a.m. ceremony at the building’s entrance on the Tishomingo campus.
The MSC Foundation will gear up for Homecoming (Oct. 30-Nov. 4) by hosting a farmhouse fundraiser on October 28, 2017. The event will raise funds for agriculture student scholarships at Murray State College. Cost of the event is $30 per person and includes a family-style ribeye steak dinner with beverages and live music. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the Murray State College Farm in Tishomingo.
Dr. Jayne Campanini, program director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Murray State College has been named occupational therapist of the year by the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association (OKOTA).
Murray State College has announced plans to host a college expo at Ardmore’s University Center of Southern Oklahoma (UCSO) on November 9, 2017. The expo will last from 5-7:30 p.m. at 2901 Mt. Washington in Ardmore.
The Murray State College Arts and Humanities Division will present The Spiral Staircase in Tishomingo, Okla. on October 26-28, 2017. The play will be presented in Fletcher Auditorium at 7 p.m. each evening.
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Murray State College has announced its Hall of Fame inductees to be honored during campus Homecoming festivities on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Murray State College at Ardmore’s University Center of Southern Oklahoma (UCSO) is bringing food to campus via local vendors. Vendors have signed up to bring food trucks on campus each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Murray State College Women’s Soccer will host a match to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the MSC Soccer Field in Tishomingo.
Winners of the Murray State College 2nd Annual Aggie Open scholarship golf tournament were announced following the event on September 9, 2017.
The Honorable Lee Card, who retired from the bench in 2015 after serving 28 years as Carter County’s associate district judge, will speak on U.S. Constitution Day, Monday, September 18, at Murray State College. The event is open to students as well as the public.
Murray State College soccer will play the first conference matches of 2017 on Thursday, September 7 in Tishomingo. The MSC women’s team takes to the field against Northeastern Oklahoma (NEO-Miami) at 2 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 4 p.m. The Student Government Association will sponsor a celebratory cookout from 1-5 p.m. at the field.
Murray State College will host the 2nd Annual Aggie Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 9, 2017, 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 athletics at Murray State College.
Tishomingo resident B.T. Ferguson has been named Donor of the Year by the Murray State College Foundation.
Murray State College welcomed back students on Monday, August 14, 2017, with faculty and staff arriving on campus a week earlier for all-employee meetings.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the coming solar eclipse about to cross the continental US. This will be the first in some time. Here in Oklahoma, we will not see the total solar eclipse – the moon will block out most of the sun, but not quite all.
Murray State College will administer the ACT Residual test beginning August 4, 2017 on the Tishomingo and Ardmore campuses. The ACT Residual testing program is provided for participating colleges that wish to administer the ACT to their enrolled or admitted students who were unable to test on a national test date.
The 2017 fall semester at Murray State College gets underway on Monday, August 14. The college will hold a new student symposium on Friday, August 11, 2017 in Tishomingo from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Murray State College has announced Kevin O’Connor as the next head coach of the Aggies men’s basketball program. O’Connor joins the Aggies from Arizona Western College, where he served as assistant coach and assistant athletic director since 2015.
Lady Aggies Basketball Standout Hannah Howard will represent Murray State College in the 2017 NJCAA All-Star Game in Niceville, Fla. July 23-26.
Murray State College is pleased to announce the hiring of Sam Bjorling as the next Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director. Previously Bjorling served as the Recruiting Coordinator and Hitting Coach for the Aggie Baseball team.
Murray State College has announced the resignation of Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach, Zach Crabtree.
Murray State College has announced that Justin Cellum has been named athletic director in addition to his duties as the college's head women's basketball coach. For the past year, Cellum served as assistant athletic director under predecessor Zach Crabtree.
Murray State College Aggie Baseball is headed to the NJCAA World Series after defeating MCC-Longview 6-4 on Saturday and 13-2 on Sunday, May 21, in a best two out of three contest for the Plains District Championship in Tishomingo. This is the Aggies’ first trip to the World Series since they won the title in 2013.
Murray State College Golf Coach Al Smith was named an NJCAA Division II Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Finalist for 2017.
Murray State College Golfer Alistair Snowdon is the 2017 recipient of the NJCAA DII Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award. Snowdon, a Cape Town, South Africa native, was victorious in the Midwest Spring Fling and holds three other top-5 finishes on the year.
As one of its annual community service projects, the Murray State College Native American student organization TRIBAL has collected 1,100 bottles of water for area volunteer fire departments. This is the third year TRIBAL, which is located on MSC’s Ardmore campus, has organized the water drive.
Murray State College will hold a commencement ceremony for Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 graduates on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the Tishomingo campus north lawn. This year’s commencement speaker will be Oklahoma’s Lt. Governor, the Honorable Todd Lamb.
There’s a popular ad campaign that recognizes local citizens as landmarks of their communities, and in writing this piece about funding for higher education, I began to wonder what makes someone or something a landmark? Do landmarks change lives; do they give people of different backgrounds a common connection?
The 2017 Bull and Female Sale Raises money for agricultural programs at Murray State College.
Murray State College Softball star Sydnee Hinkle committed to continuing her softball career with the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Savage Storm in Durant, Okla. Hinkle is also currently sitting in first place of the NJCAA Div. II National Home Run Standings.
Murray State College Soccer players Kyle Wisnewski and Vinsent Nestorov committed to Texas A&M in Texarkana to play soccer next fall.
Murray State College invites the public to attend a Masonic cornerstone ceremony for its new Allied Health Building on Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in Tishomingo. The ceremony will take place on the north side, closest to northeast corner, of the Allied Health Building.
The Murray State College Division of Arts and Humanities will present a dinner theatre to showcase student talent on April 21 and 22, 2017. The dinner theatre will feature a series of one-act plays and will begin at 7 p.m. each evening in the MSC student center ballroom in Tishomingo.
With their polished English, jean shorts and tennis shoes, they might not stand out in a crowd, but students from Denmark have once again made their way to Murray State College in Tishomingo.
The Murray State College Foundation will host a clothing swap fundraiser in Ardmore on April 28. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for students in the Occupational Therapist Assistant program at Murray State College. The fundraiser begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Marketplace @ Ardmore, 112 Paradise Alley.