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.
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 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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 has announced its Hall of Fame inductees to be honored during campus Homecoming festivities on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
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.
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.
Winners of the Murray State College 2nd Annual Aggie Open scholarship golf tournament were announced following the event on September 9, 2017.
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.
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.
Tishomingo resident B.T. Ferguson has been named Donor of the Year by the Murray State College Foundation.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
Decisions are to be made about tuition costs for the 2017-2018 academic year. Murray State College values your opinion!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.