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Forever Changed; Forever Educated

August 05, 2020

In a perfect world, there would be no COVID-19, no families heartbroken by loss of relatives or jobs.  No debate over masks or social distance.  No worries about leaving the house or paying bills

Nominations requested for MSC Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame awards

Nominations requested for MSC Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame awards

July 27, 2020

Murray State College is accepting nominations for 2020 Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame awards through September 1, 2020.

Murray State College announces hiring of men’s and women’s head soccer coaches

Murray State College announces hiring of men’s and women’s head soccer coaches

July 14, 2020

In anticipation of kicking off the fall 2020 semester, Murray State College Athletics has announced the hiring of Tori Vazquez as head women’s soccer coach and Edgar Gonzaga as head coach for men’s soccer.

MSC Communication and Performance Studies 2020 Graduates Participate in Cord Ceremony

MSC Communication and Performance Studies 2020 Graduates Participate in Cord Ceremony

June 30, 2020

On June 27th, MSC Arts and Humanities Chair Susan Pfau Yeager coordinated a cord ceremony for the Communication and Performance Studies 2020 graduates.

Murray State College makes changes to prepare for return of students this fall

Murray State College makes changes to prepare for return of students this fall

June 22, 2020

Students at Murray State College can expect changes that will make the campus safer for all when they return on August 17 for fall classes.  Facilities’ staff have been working daily since March to address safety issues and provide ample social distancing space for students, faculty and staff.

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MSC's new agriculture and science building taking shape in Tishomingo

June 22, 2020

Progress continues on the new agriculture and science building on the Murray State College campus in Tishomingo. 

Dr. Scott Wood honored for service to MSC Board of Regents

Dr. Scott Wood honored for service to MSC Board of Regents

June 22, 2020

MSC State College President Joy McDaniel, front center, presents an award for distinguished service to Dr. Scott Wood.

Murray State College Announces Honor Rolls for Spring 2020

Murray State College Announces Honor Rolls for Spring 2020

June 15, 2020

The Murray State College Registrar’s Office has announced the honor roll for the spring 2020 semester

Message from President McDaniel

Message from President McDaniel

June 05, 2020

Murray State College is thankful to have a diverse population, and we believe higher education can help create positive change in the world.

Murray State College to hold prospect and youth baseball camps in June

Murray State College to hold prospect and youth baseball camps in June

June 01, 2020

High school baseball players with aspirations to play at the collegiate level are invited to attend prospect camps at Murray State College. The camps, which will be held at the MSC baseball field, are open to those in high school graduating classes of 2020-23. 

Isabel Dean, former MSC Concurrent Student, Stanford University Class of 2024 shares MSC experience

Isabel Dean, former MSC Concurrent Student, Stanford University Class of 2024 shares MSC experience

May 24, 2020

“Murray State College provides high school students the opportunity to experience a glimpse of the college life.

Important Announcement Regarding BlackBoard & MSC Summer Semester

Important Announcement Regarding BlackBoard & MSC Summer Semester

May 22, 2020

We are very excited to get the summer 2020 semester started! As many of you know, we have an updated Blackboard system.

MSC students and adviser win big in annual state Phi Beta Lambda competition

MSC students and adviser win big in annual state Phi Beta Lambda competition

May 18, 2020

MSC Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student club adviser Kathy Bowen awarded Adviser of the Year for Oklahoma. 

Governor Stitt Appoints Dr. Gary Greene to Murray State College Board Of Regents

Governor Stitt Appoints Dr. Gary Greene to Murray State College Board Of Regents

May 18, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt has appointed local Tishomingo rancher Dr. Gary Greene to the Murray State College Board of Regents.  Greene’s appointment has been confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate, and he will begin serving a seven-year term in June 2020. 

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It's May 8, 2020, but it's not the commencement day we had planned.

May 08, 2020

It's May 8, 2020, but it's not the commencement day we had planned, but still it's a great day because we're celebrating a brand new class of graduates at Murray State College

Murray State College Student Government Association elects new officers

Murray State College Student Government Association elects new officers

May 04, 2020

Each year the students of Murray State College elect Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Officers to representatives the students in college affairs for the upcoming year.

Murray State College to celebrate graduates and award winners with virtual ceremony

Murray State College to celebrate graduates and award winners with virtual ceremony

May 04, 2020

With Murray State College on remote operation and closed to the public, the decision has been made to take this year's commencement and awards ceremonies online.

Murray State College offers over $400,000 in scholarships to rising star concurrent high school students

Murray State College offers over $400,000 in scholarships to rising star concurrent high school students

May 04, 2020

Students who attend Murray State College while in high school will have the opportunity to qualify for more than $400,000 in tuition waivers during the 2020-21 academic year.

COVID-19 Stories: Logan Dunlap, MSC Student

COVID-19 Stories: Logan Dunlap, MSC Student

May 01, 2020

"The first several days of online classes I cried every day.  I cried because I was not learning anything and because of the stress I was feeling"

Remembering Dr. Clyde Kindell

Remembering Dr. Clyde Kindell

April 21, 2020

A message from President McDaniel - It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to let you know of the passing of MSC President Emeritus Dr. Clyde Kindell.

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MSC's Annual Bull & Heifer Sale moved online, scheduled for Saturday, April 25

April 20, 2020

Murray State College has announced plans to move its annual Bull and Heifer Sale online this year. Bidding is NOW OPEN & closes at 6 p.m on Saturday, April 25.

Murray State College to offer all summer courses online

Murray State College to offer all summer courses online

April 20, 2020

Murray State College has announced that all 2020 summer courses will be offered in online formats. Enrollment for the summer session, which begins May 26, is open now.  Students may make an appointment to enroll at https://www.online.mscok.edu/book-online.

MSC’s Kevin O’Connor named one of 50 impactful coaches in men’s JUCO basketball

MSC’s Kevin O’Connor named one of 50 impactful coaches in men’s JUCO basketball

April 20, 2020

MSC Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin O’Connor has been named one of 50 impactful coaches in men’s JUCO basketball by Silver Waves Media.

Murray State donates personal protective equipment to assist Mercy Hospital in fighting COVID-19

Murray State donates personal protective equipment to assist Mercy Hospital in fighting COVID-19

April 13, 2020

Murray State College has responded to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by donating supplies to Mercy Hospital in Tishomingo and Ardmore.

Murray State College recruiting participants for collegiate shooting sports team

Murray State College recruiting participants for collegiate shooting sports team

March 30, 2020

Murray State College is currently recruiting students to participate in a newly formed collegiate shooting sports team.  The opportunity is open to current MSC students as well as those starting their freshman year in fall 2020.

Attention MSC Staff & Faculty: New Campus Access Procedure Announced

Attention MSC Staff & Faculty: New Campus Access Procedure Announced

March 27, 2020

Starting Monday March 30th, when you arrive on Campus, you will be directed to go to the front door of Patton Hall and call Campus Police at (580) 371-1140 , this will only take place on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Murray State College COVID-19 UPDATE

Murray State College COVID-19 UPDATE

March 20, 2020

With the goal of preserving health for all, Murray State College will move to ALL ONLINE COURSE DELIVERY FOR THE REMAINDER OF SPRING SEMESTER 2020 and RESTRICT PUBLIC ACCESS TO CAMPUS.

Murray State College to transition classes online in response to COVID-19

Murray State College to transition classes online in response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Murray State College will begin virtual operation on Monday, March 23, 2020.  Students in current online classes will continue as usual.  In consideration of COVID-19 health concerns, face-to-face classes will be unavailable at all campuses and in all locations

Message from President McDaniel: MSC transitions to all online classes beginning March 30th.

Message from President McDaniel: MSC transitions to all online classes beginning March 30th.

March 17, 2020

Murray State College will not be returning to campus on March 23 as previously planned. It has been decided that lecture classes will convert to online instruction beginning March 30 until otherwise indicated.

Murray State College taking precautions with regard to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Murray State College taking precautions with regard to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

Administrators at Murray State College are closely monitoring the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation with regard to the health, safety and well-being of those on campus and in service-area communities at large.

Aggie men’s basketball win three-straight to secure Region II Tournament Championship

Aggie men’s basketball win three-straight to secure Region II Tournament Championship

March 09, 2020

The Murray State College Men’s Basketball Team entered their regional tournament, March 5, with 22 wins and only six losses overall and 13-and-three in regional play.

Lady Aggies clinch NJCAA Region II Championship, qualify for National Tournament

Lady Aggies clinch NJCAA Region II Championship, qualify for National Tournament

March 09, 2020

The Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team entered the first round of the NJCAA Division II Tournament at Oklahoma Baptist University with 18 wins and 12 losses and nine-and-seven in regional play

Lynn Colbert Scholarships available for Stephens County students at Murray State

Lynn Colbert Scholarships available for Stephens County students at Murray State

March 05, 2020

High school students graduating this year in Stephens County are encouraged to apply for Lynn Colbert Charitable Foundation scholarship funds at Murray State College.  The late Lynn Colbert established his foundation to help Stephens County students fund their dreams of higher education

Murray State College to select six students for prestigious academic tuition-waiver program

Murray State College to select six students for prestigious academic tuition-waiver program

March 05, 2020

 Murray State College has been awarded funding to support six students with tuition waivers and monetary stipends for the 2020-21 academic year.  The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education grant funding for this program to all colleges and universities in Oklahoma.

Murray State College Veterinary Nursing to host Johnston County pet spay day on April 14

Murray State College Veterinary Nursing to host Johnston County pet spay day on April 14

March 04, 2020

Murray State College Veterinary Nursing Department will offer spay and neuter services for pets in Johnston County on April 14, 2020.

 Lady Aggies prepare for regional tournament after ending regular season with two losses

Lady Aggies prepare for regional tournament after ending regular season with two losses

March 04, 2020

The Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team hosted Northern Oklahoma College-Enid at Beames Fieldhouse Monday, February 24 in their final home game of the season.

Murray State Head Coach Kevin O’Connor named NJCAA Region II Coach of the Year

Murray State Head Coach Kevin O’Connor named NJCAA Region II Coach of the Year

March 02, 2020

Murray State College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin O’Connor was named the NJCAA Division I Region II Coach of the Year for the 2019-2020 season. O’Connor and his Aggies had 22 wins and only six losses overall and went 13-and-three in regional play during the 2019-2020 regular season.

Murray State College names Te’a Elliot-Fox as retention coordinator

Murray State College names Te’a Elliot-Fox as retention coordinator

March 02, 2020

Murray State College has hired Te’a Elliot-Fox to serve as its student retention coordinator.  She will serve as part of the Student Success Center staff which is housed in the Tishomingo campus library.

Murray State College receives grant from Native American Agriculture Fund

Murray State College receives grant from Native American Agriculture Fund

February 25, 2020

Murray State College has announced its selection as a grant recipient through the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF).

MSC alumnae Gabrielle Cook-Benkinne to lead campus child development program

MSC alumnae Gabrielle Cook-Benkinne to lead campus child development program

February 24, 2020

The Murray State College Education and Behavioral Sciences Division has hired Gabrielle Cook-Benkinne as the Scholars of Excellence in Child Development Program recruiter.

MSC Softball claims impressive victories over Paris Junior College, NEO

MSC Softball claims impressive victories over Paris Junior College, NEO

February 24, 2020

The Murray State College Softball Team took the field Friday, February 21 in Tishomingo for a double header versus Paris Junior College. The Aggies entered the games with seven wins and one loss this season and on a three-game winning streak.

Lady Aggies extend winning streak to 10 games before falling to Northeastern Okla. A&M

Lady Aggies extend winning streak to 10 games before falling to Northeastern Okla. A&M

February 24, 2020

The Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team went on the road Monday, February 17 to take on NOC-Tonkawa looking to win their ninth straight regional game and 10th straight game overall.

Aggie men’s basketball, ranked #10 nationally, face a pair of tough regional road games

Aggie men’s basketball, ranked #10 nationally, face a pair of tough regional road games

February 24, 2020

The Murray State Men’s Basketball Team came into their game February 17 against 12th-ranked Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa undefeated (12-0) in regional play, 21-and-three overall and ranked 10th in NJCAA national polls.

Student Success Center adds long-time Tishomingo educator to staff

Student Success Center adds long-time Tishomingo educator to staff

February 18, 2020

The Murray State College Student Success Center has recently hired Gary Webb to serve as the Student Success Center Director. Webb, a graduate of Murray State College with additional degrees from Southeastern and OSU, has spent the majority of his life working in public education.

MSC students and staff attend annual Higher Education Day at State Capitol

MSC students and staff attend annual Higher Education Day at State Capitol

February 17, 2020

MSC Students and Staff had the opportunity to meet with Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall and others as part of Higher Education Day 2020.

Aggie men’s basketball, ranked #12 nationally, remains undefeated in regional play

Aggie men’s basketball, ranked #12 nationally, remains undefeated in regional play

February 17, 2020

Coming off a convincing 93-67 win versus Western Oklahoma State College the previous week, the Murray State Men’s Basketball Team came into their game February 10 against regional rival Eastern Oklahoma State looking to extend their winning streak to 12 games.

Murray State College announces study abroad opportunities for 2020

Murray State College announces study abroad opportunities for 2020

February 17, 2020

Murray State College launched a global education program in 2014 that has allowed students to explore new and exciting places around the world.

Lady Aggies continue nine-game winning streak versus EOSC, Seminole State

Lady Aggies continue nine-game winning streak versus EOSC, Seminole State

February 17, 2020

On Monday, February 10, the Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team traveled to Wilburton on a seven-game winning streak and looking to avenge their five-point loss to the Eastern Oklahoma State College on January 9. 

MSC’s Kevin O’Connor Named HoopDirt.com JUCO Coach of the Week

MSC’s Kevin O’Connor Named HoopDirt.com JUCO Coach of the Week

February 08, 2020

Last week, Murray State College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin O’Connor was named HoopDirt.com Junior College Coach of the Week. Coach O’Connor’s Aggies are currently in the midst of an 11-game winning streak and currently ranked 17th in NJCAA Division I.

Following bye week, Aggie men’s basketball return to play against Western Okla. State

Following bye week, Aggie men’s basketball return to play against Western Okla. State

February 08, 2020

Coming off a bye week, the Murray State Men’s Basketball Team came into their game February 7 against regional rival Western Oklahoma State looking to extend their winning streak to 11 games.

Lady Aggies take down Cedar Valley before taking on WOSC at home February 7

Lady Aggies take down Cedar Valley before taking on WOSC at home February 7

February 08, 2020

On Tuesday, February 4, the Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team welcomed Cedar Valley College to Beames Fieldhouse. The Aggies, who were looking to secure their sixth straight win.

Late surge propels MSC men’s basketball team to win, remain undefeated in regional play

Late surge propels MSC men’s basketball team to win, remain undefeated in regional play

February 04, 2020

After dominating early and leading Connors State College 49-35 at halftime on January 27, the Murray State College Men’s Basketball Team had to rely on defense late to rebuff several late-scoring runs by the Cowboys.