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Public Relations Alum Accepts Position Managing all North America Communications for Amazon Logistics

We recently caught up with Murray State JMC Alumnus, Heather Mix (PR 2017), to discuss the journey that took her from the classrooms of Wilson HALL to Internal Communication Specialist for Amazon. Q: What did your professional path after college look like?A: I like to think of my professional path as more of a winding […]

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Faculty/Staff JMC Dept. Noteworthy

Dr. Debbie Owens Retires After 22 Years with Murray State JMC Department

Dr. Debbie Owens’ career in higher education spans 38 years, 22 of which have been at MurrayState University. She joined the faculty in 2002 as an associate professor with the Department ofJournalism and Mass Communications, in The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. Whileat MSU, Professor Owens has held numerous leadership positions, including electronic mediasequence […]

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Faculty/Staff JMC Dept.

A Note from the Chair

JMC was busy in SP ’24. Our updated curriculum is nearly ready for primetime. The Murray State News has a new vitality, both in-print and online. And several JMC faculty members have been recognized for their significant contributions.  Leigh Wright and Dr. Marcie Hinton were inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. The Murray […]

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PRSSA Members Bid Fond Farewell to Class of 2024 Graduating Seniors

It was a bittersweet ending to the semester as PRSSA held a ceremony to say goodbye to its graduating seniors. These seniors received their PRSSA cords from the chapter in recognition of their activemembership in PRSSA for two years or more. Tori Pratt served as PRSSA Chapter President during the 2023-24 academic year. She graduatedwith […]

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News & Notes

Calling All PRSSA & JMC Alumni

Newly elected officers of the Murray State Chapter of PRSSA are planning for a PR packed fall 2024 semester. An important part of the student organization’s plan focuses on a new “Let’s Talk PR” lecture series. To ensure its success, the students are asking to feature YOU, our Racer JMC Alumni. No matter what field […]

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Presidential Fellow and Her Mentor Present Findings on Female Representation in The Media

A Murray State University undergraduate student presented research at the Popular Culture Association (PCA) conference in Chicago, Illinois this spring. Ania Boutin, a junior presidential fellow, has been developing her research with mentor Dr. Marcie Hinton for more than three years. “Ania and I have been working together since her freshman year to help find […]

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Alumni News & Notes

Richard Shepherd (2001) recently joined the staff of WRDW/WAGT in Augusta, Georgia, as Broadcasting/IT Engineer.  He most recently was the Director of News Operations at WALB in Albany, Georgia. Kelsey Randolph (2016) was recently hired as Marketing Manager for the Chicago Market at Cushman & Wakefield, one of the top three global CRE firms.

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First-Generation Students Study Abroad in London as Part of Innovative Grant Program

Learning in a classroom setting can be fun, but getting to see the world for class is somuch better. A study abroad experience can open students up to countless new possibilities.They experience a sense of independence, understand new cultures and create long-lastingrelationships that would never happen without study abroad. In 2024, the Murray State study […]

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Ads Club Takes Third Place in ACS Independent Division

Pictured here are members of the MSU Ads Club performing “Heard It Through the Grapevine” at the 66th Annual All Campus Sing on April 17, 2024.  Club members sang advertising jingles and other songs featured in television commercials.  The Club won third place in the Independent Division of the ACS competition, earning an award for […]

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Professor Emeritus Publishes First of Four New Textbooks

Professor Emeritus Roger Haney, Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication, has published the first of four textbooks dealing with the effects of the mass media entitled “An Introduction to The Effects of The Mass Media.”  The textbook covers the basics of media research, through which the reader will learn the advantages of scientific research over […]

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