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.
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.
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 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.
Murray State College nursing students will host a health fair in the MSC Tishomingo campus center commons area on April 20. There is no cost to attend the health fair which will be begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.
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.
Student members of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Murray State College are collecting washcloths, bottled water, body soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and other personal products for homeless men, women and children.
The American Angus Association will assist Murray State College in its 3rd Annual Bull and Female Sale on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The sale begins at 1 p.m. in the Johnston County Fair Barn in Tishomingo, Okla.
Students in the Murray State College Occupational Therapist Assistant program will help host an event on campus to educate participants in healthy living with and management of diabetes. The event is free of charge and will be held April 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MSC Paul J. Parks Student Center in Tishomingo.
The public is invited to attend a FREE concert by the East Central University (ECU) Chorale and ECU Showtime at Murray State College in Tishomingo on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium and is sponsored by the MSC Cultural Events Committee.
Tishomingo, Okla. (March 30, 2017) – Ardmore’s Champion Public Library, part of the Southern Oklahoma Library System, will feature an exhibit of photo composites on metal by Murray State College faculty member and local artist Sharon Burris during the months of April and May. The exhibit, on display in the meeting room during regular library hours, is the first to be selected for presentation following completion of the library’s recent remodeling project.
Murray State College baseball is off to a strong start this season posting a 20-4 record through March 13, placing them third in the first national poll. The Aggies are built around a strong offense, a gritty pitching staff, and consistent defense.
Murray State College President’s Scholars Program (PSP) and the Murray State College Foundation are hosting a 5K Color Fun Run on Saturday, April 22 for all ages. Money raised from sponsorships and registration fees will be used to fund scholarships through the Murray State College Foundation.
The Murray State College Arts and Humanities Department has announced its cast list for this year’s dinner theatre which will be presented on April 20-22, 2017. The dinner theatre event, to be held in Tishomingo, will feature seven one-act plays.
A dissertation by Lee Card, Murray State College adjunct faculty member, has been selected as the year’s most Outstanding Dissertation on Oklahoma History by the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Six Johnston County community support groups are joining together for beautification and need lots of help to make good things happen. Good things planned for March are two cleanup events that promise to make a difference for all.
MSC Softball middle infielder Sarrah Mains has signed to play softball with St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., after graduating from MSC in May.
Murray State College third baseman Peyton Tinney has signed to play softball with the University of Texas in Tyler after graduating from MSC in May.
Tishomingo, Okla. (February 21, 2017) - Students and faculty in the Murray State College Veterinary Technology Program were recognized with top honors at this year’s North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) conference in Orlando, Fla.
Murray State College students and administrators traveled to the state Capitol on February 14 for Higher Education Day, an annual event promoting the importance of higher education in Oklahoma.
Murray State College President’s Scholar Program student and Phi Theta Kappa member Claudia Shafer Prince has been selected as one of 10 winners, from 800 applicants nationwide, to receive the title of Pearson Scholar for 2016-17.
In recognition of African American History Month, Murray State College invites the public to visit campuses in Tishomingo and Ardmore for moderated readings on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.
Tishomingo, Okla. (February 7, 2017) - Fifty eighth- and ninth- grade students from across Oklahoma will be selected to join the 2017 Murray State College Summer STEM Academy. The STEM Academy at Murray State College is a four-day residential 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.
The Cultural Events Committee at Murray State College has announced a slate of activities in celebration of African American History Month including a travelling trunk exhibit in conjunction with the Oklahoma Historical Society and movie showings with discussions lead by scholars on campus. The public is invited to participate in the following February events, and all activities are free of charge.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at Murray State College has received continuing accreditation status for seven years from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The ACOTE is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The All-USA Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students, and annually names 20 team members who each receive a $5,000 scholarship.
MSC President Joy McDaniel was invited to serve as guest speaker at the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ardmore on January 16, 2017. Her presentation, which follows, received a standing ovation.
Murray State College Women’s Soccer collected over $2,500 from their United We Stand campaign to help families of officers killed during the summer of 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
Kick off summer 2017 by studying abroad in London and Dublin from May 20 through May 30 with Murray State College!
The Murray State College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of new Head Softball Coach Aaron Mullens. Mullens will replace Marie Stone who has accepted a coaching position with Texas A&M-Texarkana.
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.
Murray State College sophomore baseball player and Dayton, Ohio native Troy Black committed to continuing his education and baseball career at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. earlier this month.
Murray State College sophomore baseball player J.T. Watt committed to further his education and baseball career at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark. earlier this month.
As happenstance owners of a medium-sized white and brown pitbull mix named Betsey, the Barrick family of Byng, Okla., wasn’t expecting to be so thankful for an abandoned dog who worked her way into their hearts and into the middle of their daily lives.
Murray State College students who attend the University Center of Southern Oklahoma in Ardmore, Okla., donated over 700 items during the week-long Phi Beta Lambda Food Drive that concluded on Friday, November 11, 2016.
For over 10 years, students in Murray State College’s veterinary technology program have hosted a Santa Night for the 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 hundreds of children and their parents.
The Murray State College musical theatre ensemble class will perform their final project on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium on the MSC campus.
The Murray State College Foundation will host a Benefit Bingo event on Tuesday, November 29 at the Johnston County Fair Barn to raise funds for families in need during the holiday season.
Tishomingo High School Assistant Band Director Kevin Wilkins congratulates 8th grade trumpet player Gareth Morton and senior trumpet player Bailee Barnes on their performance of Taps at the 4:30 p.m. Veterans’ Day flag retreat ceremony at Murray State College on November 11, 2016
It takes all of a five-minute conversation with Ronnie Coppedge to feel like he's an old friend rather than a stranger.
Murray State College sophomore basketball player Bailee Eldred has committed to continue her education and basketball career at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.
Earn one to four credit hours of Humanities or Science through Murray State College’s Global Education Studies course offered in the beautiful and fascinating country of Costa Rica.
Murray State College students are celebrating Homecoming all week and have invited alumni to join in the fun on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5. All events will take place in Tishomingo and are open the public.
As part of this year’s homecoming celebration at Murray State College, Katie Carroll, a business major from Tishomingo, Okla., was chosen as the 2016 MSC Homecoming Queen. She was crowned on November 5 during a pre-game ceremony leading up to the Aggies homecoming basketball game against Hill College. Carroll, who represented the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business fraternity, led her group in raising the most money for campus, community, and fraternity projects
Murray State College held inductions for new members of the Athletic Hall of Fame on November 5 as part of its 2016 homecoming celebration.
MSC President Joy McDaniel, Tishomingo, Okla., Dr. Mary Jane Nelson, Tishomingo, Okla., and Mr. John Thompson, Ft. Worth, Texas, pose under portraits of honorees inducted to the MSC Alumni Association’s 2016 Distinguished Hall of Fame on November 4.
Murray State College sophomore softball player Taylor Bankston signed a national letter of intent with Mid-America Christian University in Moore, Okla. on Thursday, November 3.
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Murray State College Theatre will present the Twelve Dancing Princesses on Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5 at 7 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium on the college’s campus in Tishomingo.
The Murray State College Foundation has received a land gift of over 130 acres in Tishomingo, Okla. from Fred Chapman, Jr. of Ardmore, Okla. Murray State College will use the land to house livestock and facilitate operations on its campus farm.
Murray State College has announced plans for its annual homecoming and alumni week which will take place October 31-November 5, 2016.
The MSC student community is collecting aluminum tabs to benefit families of children who are facing or recovering from illnesses. When student organizations met to determine where contributions might do the most good, they choose the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) as this year’s beneficiary of campus- wide fundraising outreach.
Murray State College softball has been ranked as one of the top 20 teams of 2015-16 in the category of academic excellence. When team grade-point averages (GPA) were submitted to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, MSC tied for 17th place nationally with an overall 3.31 team GPA.
Homecoming Week 2016 is set for October 31 through November 5!
In celebration of National Veterinary Technician Week, the Murray State College Veterinary Technology Program is hosting its annual Open House. The event is an opportunity for attendees to learn about the veterinary technician profession and the Murray State College veterinary technology program. The open house will be held on Wednesday, October 19 from 9-11 a.m. on the MSC Tishomingo campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Please join us at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 4 for the 2016 MSC Alumni Banquet and Distinguished Alumni Induction.
Murray State College has received a five-year grant in the amount of$1,703,475 from the U.S. Department of Education to assist Native American and low-income students.
Murray State College has installed a 10x20 LED billboard at 1494 W. Main in Tishomingo, Okla., near the intersection of Hwy. 99 and 377 to publicize the college and its events. The sign will also be available as an advertising space for businesses that want to spotlight their services.
Murray State College Softball will host a camp from 1-5 p.m. for high school students in grades nine (9th) through 12 on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The cost is $45 and all participants must preregister. Check in for the camp begins at 12:30 p.m. at the softball field.
The Murray State College Gunsmithing Technology Program has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to support scholarships and National Incident Management System (NIMS) credentialing.
Beneficiaries of the latest innovative collaboration are Southeastern honors students who take an upper-level transdisciplinary course comprised of World Literature in Translation/Cultural History of the West in fall of their sophomore year.
The Murray State College Sophomore Livestock Judging Team has placed in the top three at two major competitions in September.
I want to start by saying that it’s amazing to know we have 586 first-time freshmen enrolled at Murray State College this semester. That’s an incredible number and thinking about it gives me hope that the Murray State College message of accessibility, affordability and awesome educational opportunities is finally being heard.
Murray State College Theatre has cast its fall production of Twelve Dancing Princesses, a children’s play adapted by Richard Hellesen.
Murray State College will host a free softball camp for students in grades two (2nd) through six (6th) on Sunday, September 25, at the Murray State College softball field from 2-5 p.m. Participants may check in at the softball field beginning at 1:30 p.m. Participants must preregister by printing a registration form on the MSC website at mscok.edu, completing and mailing to Coach Marie Stone. There is no charge for this camp.
The Murray State College Women’s Golfer Beth Acey’s 72-70 (-2) clenched first place in the Southwestern Christian Invite on September 7.
In the first tournament of the fall season, Murray State College golfers Davis Farnell and Alistair Snowdon finished in the top 20 of more than 70 golfers in the U.C. Ferguson Classic hosted by Oklahoma City University on September 7.
Murray State College has received a $1,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma to create a Single Mothers Academic Resource Team (SMART) program on campuses in Tishomingo and Ardmore.
Paula Henley has been hired as the new Director of Academic Advisement and Ardmore Services at Murray State College.
The associate nursing program at Murray State College has received continuing accreditation status from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for an eight-year cycle, the longest term granted.
An article by Murray State College Science Department Chair Philip K. Morton was published recently in Global Change Biology, available August 19, 2016. The title of Morton’s article, written with fellow scientists Dagmar Frisch, Billy W. Culver, Mark B. Edlund, Punidan D. Jeyasingh, and Lawrence J. Weider, is titled “Paleogenetic records of Daphnia pulicaria in two North American lakes reveal the impact of cultural eutrophication.”
Murray State College will host the Aggie Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Tishomingo’s Golf and Recreation Club, 3600 West Golf Course Road. The public is invited to participate in the fundraiser which will benefit athletics at Murray State College.
Murray State College has been awarded a $369,751 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to upgrade its distance learning classrooms. The upgrades will increase the capacity of K-12 schools to provide concurrent enrollment opportunities for high school students.
Hundreds of new students crowded the Murray State College campus for orientation on Friday, August 12, to participate in a variety of information sessions designed to teach the basics of on-campus email, computer technology, financial aid and much more.
Oklahoma Poet Laureate Benjamin Myers will visit two sites in Southern Oklahoma on Wednesday, September 14 for a poetry reading and writing workshop as the latest presenter in Murray State College’s free public Oklahoma Writers Series.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Team, comprised of players representing 22 colleges from 11 states across all three divisions of NJCAA baseball and coached by Murray State’s own Zach Crabtree, walked away from the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series in Wichita, Kan. with a 3-1 record and the 2016 Sportsmanship Award. In a tweet from series’ organizers, the national team received kudos for “…..displaying wonderful sportsmanship on and off the field!”
Murray State College welcomed back students on Monday, August 15, 2016, with faculty and staff returning the week before to participate in planning and preparation events hosted on campus by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Murray State College Women’s Soccer has announced plans to host Brookhaven College on Sunday, August 28, 2016 for a special United We Stand Match, benefiting the Dallas Fallen Officers Foundation. The match, which begins at 2 p.m., will be held at Ardmore’s Regional Park Soccer Complex, 2704 N. Rockford Road.
Congratulations on your decision to pursue higher education! As a new student, you are a welcome addition to the Murray State College family. We want to see you be successful in and out of the classroom. By participating in our New Student Symposium, you will enrich your experience as a Murray State College Aggie.
Get to know Peru in its energetic capital of Lima, and trace Spain’s influence to modern times. With your blood pumping, you’ll ascend into the clouds to Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire and a gateway to pure adventure. See the impossibly perfect Incan masonry at Sacsayhuamán, staggering Incan agricultural laboratories—and who knew alpaca fur was so soft?
The Murray State College men’s soccer will begin their third season on August 24 against Southwest Christian College in Terrell, Texas.
Murray State College Baseball Coach Zach Crabtree has been named head coach for this year’s National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Team
Tishomingo, Okla. (June 29, 2016) - Women’s soccer at Murray State College is gearing up for an exciting season, with nine home and nine away games scheduled for 2016. All home games will be played at Ardmore’s Regional Park.
Tishomingo, Okla. – (June 21, 2016) Murray State College International Studies/Global Education program chair and biological sciences instructor Michele Elmer was named college science teacher of the year by the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association (OSTA) at their summer conference in Tulsa on June 10.
Murray State College freshmen catcher Sydnee Hinkle has been named NJCAA Division II 2nd Team All-American. Hinkle is one of only 32 young women in the nation awarded NJCAA Division II All-American honors.
Murray State College alumnus John Hayes has been drafted by the Detroit Tigers. Hayes was drafted in round 25 (745th overall) of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft.
Each year Murray State College employees receive ballots to vote for top performers in the categories of faculty, professional staff and classified staff.
The Murray State College men’s golf team finished seventh at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind.
Six players from the Murray State College softball program have been named All-America Scholar Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). These players were required to obtain a 3.5 GPA for the entire academic year to be eligible for this honor.
Jessica Dobbins and Selena Mendoza will be continuing their softball careers at the four-year level upon graduation from Murray State College.
Murray State College student Decola Brown of Hugo, Okla., has submitted an essay to the Honobia Bigfoot Organization that qualifies him for a $750 Bigfoot scholarship award.
The Murray State College baseball team ended their season with a heartbreaking 15-13 loss to Western Oklahoma State College in Enid, Okla. at the NJCAA Region 2 Tournament on Saturday, May 14.
Eight MSC softball players were awarded All-Region honors for the 2016 season.
The Murray State College baseball team swept the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their final home doubleheader of the season.