Murray State College began the 2019-20 fall semester Monday, August 12 on both Tishomingo and Ardmore campuses. With more than 2,000 students enrolled in over 20, 000 credit hours, those new to campus began arriving last week.
While kicking off a new school year this week, Murray State College is also celebrating its 111th birthday. Created by former Oklahoma governor William H. “Alfalfa Bill” Murray in 1908 as a secondary school for agricultural students, the last century-plus has brought growth and diversity to campus while also maintaining the college as an active and integral part of the local community.
Students who wish to learn more about degree completion opportunities are encouraged to participate in Reach Higher RECONNECT Week on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on MSC’s campus at the University Center of Southern Oklahoma in Ardmore.
Murray State College is offering area high school juniors a tuition free head start in obtaining college credits this fall. Through an initiative announced this week, students preparing to enter their junior year in high school can enroll in up to six credit hours of concurrent courses at the college tuition free.
Murray State College President Joy McDaniel has announced that tuition for the 2019-20 academic year has been set at the same rate as last year. College regents remain committed to making MSC affordable for students and families, as was reflected in their unanimous vote to hold tuition flat.
Eighth- and ninth-grade students from across Oklahoma are invited to take part in the 2019 Murray State College Summer STEM Academy.
Murray State College students learn gunsmithing from one of the top gunsmithing programs in the country
Since 1979, Murray State College has offered gunsmithing courses on campus, where students can learn the art of making and repairing firearms.
Murray State College is accepting nominations for 2019 Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame awards through July 15, 2019.
Capping off an impressive spring for the Murray State College golf team, four MSC golfers were honored with All-American and All-Region designations. In addition, MSC golf coach Al Smith was named a finalist for the Dave Williams Award.
Following the promotion of Justin Cellum to Assistant V.P. for Business Affairs at Murray State College, Steve Lowe has been named MSC Head Women’s Basketball Coach.
The Murray State College Registrar’s Office has announced honor roll students for spring of 2019.
Coming off an impressive four-game sweep of the Carl Albert State Vikings last weekend, the Murray State College Baseball Team prepared for a home/away series against Redlands Community College Thursday, May 2.
Murray State College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin O’Connor and members of the men’s basketball team invite boys and girls who have completed grades Kindergarten to 8th to attend a basketball camp May 20-23, 2019, on the MSC campus.
Discussions are beginning and final decisions will be made about tuition costs for the 2019-2020 academic year and MSC wants your input.
The Murray State College Board of Regents paid tribute to Dean Arnold, former gunsmithing faculty member and program chair, by renaming the college’s gun range in his honor at their April meeting in Tishomingo.
The Murray State College baseball team traveled to Poteau Friday, April 26 to take on Carl Albert State College before returning home to the Ranch to finish the series with the Vikings on Sunday, April 28. The Vikings entered the series on a four-game losing streak and a 17-19 overall record.
Murray State College will hold a commencement ceremony for Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 graduates on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. on the Tishomingo campus north lawn.
It is not every day that you get to enjoy the sights and sounds of a picturesque foreign country while gaining work experience in what you love. Murray State College Veterinary Technology student Julia Gaik has found a way to combine her passion of caring for animals and her eagerness to travel into an opportunity few will have in their lifetimes.
In addition to academic awards for each academic department, student and honor groups and MSC’s Presidents Scholars Program, five Murray State College students were honored for qualifying to graduate Summa Cum Laude.
The Murray State College softball team welcomed Rose State College to Tishomingo for a pair of games on April 16.
On April 14, 2019, Murray State College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa held a ceremony to honor the 42 Murray State College students who were newly inducted into Phi Theta Kappa for the spring 2019 semester.
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.
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. In fact, most don’t know what they would do without her presence, knowledge and experience on a daily basis.
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.
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.
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.
The Pi Society softball tournament will take place April 6, 2019 at the Tishomingo Sports Complex. Organizers of the tournament are still looking to put together additional teams of Murray State College students and MSC faculty, staff and friends.
Students and staff at Murray State College are grieving following the sudden death of long-time MSC math professor Greg Boyd on March 27. While on his way to teach class at the main campus in Tishomingo, he was involved in a car crash on State Highway 1 in Johnston County.
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.
MSC women’s golf team wins tournament, Moores places second individually and MSC men place fourth at Buccaneer Spring Classic
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.
MSC’s Agriculture Department Chair Brian Cothran introduces Consumer Protection Services Division Director Kenny Naylor from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture to provide an overview of Oklahoma's Industrial Hemp Pilot Program during an informational meeting at Murray State College March 11.
The 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following both teams dropping hard-fought games to Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, 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
To fight a nursing shortage, it sometimes helps to bring the nursing students to you. 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.
Members of the Murray State College Livestock Judging Team won top honors at the 2018 Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, Ariz.
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.
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
Murray State College, Ardmore Family Literacy receive grant to increase high school equivalency diplomas
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. 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.
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.
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. Tickets are $10 for adults or free with a MSC student ID.
Homecoming Queen Alisa Northcutt and King Aaron Elliot, representing Phi Beta Lambda, are joined by runners-up in Murray State College's Homecoming coronation on November 2, 2018.
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.
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.
Murray State College men’s soccer team qualifies for NJCAA Region II Playoffs for first time, played Rose State Saturday
he 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 forward David Mbuyu, a MSC freshman from the Congo, was named to the NJCAA Region II Men's Soccer All-Region Team after scoring 8 goals in fourteen games this season.
Murray State College forward Avianne Burris defends the ball during the Aggies game versus Northern Oklahoma College - Tonkawa on October 14.
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.
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
For the second year, Murray State College will celebrate the Harvest Moon Festival, a Chinese ceremony dating back 3,600 years.
Ivy Story’s submission detailed the Murray State College Foundation’s “Bet on Me” campaign concept.
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.
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.
Murray State College has joined in partnership with Oklahoma State University around the Agricultural Leadership Degree Completion Program.
Murray State College has announced plans to hold a Little Aggies Soccer program on Monday nights this fall beginning October 8.
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.
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.
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.
Kicking off the fall semester, Murray State College Collegiate FFA announced the election of its officer team for the 2018-2019 school year.
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
MSC President’s Scholar Program and leadership students help local teacher brighten lives in Tishomingo
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.
To address a constant need for nurses, Mercy Hospital Ardmore and Murray State College announce a unique new education partnership.
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
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.
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 8 p.m
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 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.