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5:30 pm - Evening Uptairs: The Finest Place We Know

5:00 PM Book Signing

5:30-6:30 Presentation 

Led by authors Sean J. McLaughlin, special collections and exhibits director at Murray State University and Sarah Marie Owens, library specialist at Murray State University.

When Murray State University was founded shortly after World War I, it was a modest, one-building teachers’ college with a mandate to prepare better-trained educators for schools in the Jackson Purchase area of western Kentucky. Now Murray State has grown to become a major university with nearly 10,000 students from all over the world. Over the past century, this institution has indelibly shaped the lives of generations of talented young people, some of whom went on to enjoy remarkable careers at NASA, on the Kentucky Supreme Court, in Hollywood, and with the NBA.

 The Finest Place We Know celebrates the one-hundred-year story of Murray State University by looking back on the people, places, and events that have shaped the institution’s history and presents an in-depth account of one of Kentucky’s prosperous public universities.

For more information contact Adult Programming Coordinator [email protected]  270-442-2510 x117.

All programs are free & open to the public 


March 16
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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2nd Floor Meeting Room