2014 Archives

McMurry Announces 2015 Hall of Honor Class

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — McMurry University Athletics has announced its Hall of Honor “Class of 2015,” set for induction on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. in Kimbrell Arena.  Four individuals – the late P.E. Shotwell (Athletics ...

McMurry To Offer Spring Exercise Classes

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 — McMurry University provides Group Exercise workouts for persons fifty years and older beginning Monday, January 5.   Fifty-Plus Fitness classes are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00-9:00 am in Hunt PE Center, room 100, and include dynamic ...

Dr. James Hunt Named Vice President for Academic Affairs at McMurry University

Friday, December 19, 2014 — After a national search, Dr. James W. Hunt has been named the Vice President for Academic Affairs at McMurry University beginning April 1, 2015. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hunt to the McMurry University academic ...

McMurry Professor Rev. Bill Libby Donates Property to University

Friday, December 19, 2014 — McMurry Professor Rev. Bill Libby Donates Property to University Rev. Bill Libby, adjunct professor of religion and history at McMurry University, has donated his 140-acre ranch southeast of Abilene to McMurry as a field research station for use ...

Former McMurry Player & Coach Grant Teaff Receives Prestigious Honor

Thursday, December 18, 2014 — Grant Teaff ‘56, McMurry University alumnus and current Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association, received the Contributions to College Football Award as a part of the recent College Football Awards broadcast on ...

McMurry University Fall 2014 Commencement

Monday, December 15, 2014 — Charlie Hukill, Professor of Theatre at McMurry University and the Chair of the Division of Fine Arts in the School of Arts and Letters, was the featured speaker at McMurry University’s 2014 Fall Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, ...

McMurry Professors Give Talks at St. Luke UMC in Midland

Friday, December 12, 2014 —  Three McMurry University professors gave talks at St. Luke United Methodist Church on Wednesday nights in November during its “McMurry Professor” series. Dr. Jeffery Kinlaw, professor of philosophy, spoke on ...

McMurry Pit Stop Is Great Success

Thursday, December 11, 2014 — The McMurry Pit Stop was a great success again this semester because of the generosity of staff and faculty at McMurry.  Pit Stop volunteers check tire pressure, oil and wiper fluid levels and provide cookies, brownies, and other snacks, ...

McMurry University Model UN Wins International Awards

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 — The McMurry University Model UN team won two awards at the National Model UN-Rome conference over the Thanksgiving holiday week. The students, representing Argentina, won the Distinguished Delegation Award, and Salome Block and Matthew Brown won ...

McMurry University 2014 Fall Commencement

Monday, December 08, 2014 — Charlie Hukill, Professor of Theatre at McMurry University and the Chair of the Division of Fine Arts in the School of Arts and Letters, will be the featured speaker at McMurry University’s 2014 Fall Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, ...

Dr. Pug Parris Presents Program at State Convention

Friday, December 05, 2014 — Dr. Pug Parris, professor of Kinesiology at McMurry University, presented at the 2014 state convention of the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance last week in Galveston.  Dr. Parris led sessions ...

McMurry University to help students traveling home with pre-trip Pit Stop

Friday, December 05, 2014 — The McMurry University staff council is sponsoring the McMurry Pit Stop free to students from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 9-10, between Gold Star Residence Hall and Hunt Physical Education Center. Volunteers will check tire pressure, ...

McMurry University, AISD to Host Debate Tournament

Thursday, December 04, 2014 — McMurry University will partner with the Abilene Independent School District in hosting the first-ever McMurry Honors Program Speech and Debate Tournament on December 5-6, 2014. According to Seth Pietsek, speech and debate teacher at Abilene and ...

McMurry University Jazz Band to host Sunday Jazz Jam

Thursday, December 04, 2014 — McMurry University’s jazz ensemble, McMJ, will host a Jazz Jam at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 7, at Bynum Band Hall on campus. Musicians of all ages and experience levels are welcome to bring their instruments and sit in with the band or ...

McMurry University Art Department Christmas Art Sale

Monday, November 24, 2014 — The McMurry University Art Department and the Kappa Pi Honorary Art Fraternity will have their Christmas art sale from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. on December 1-4 in the Gypsy Ted Gallery, 2117 Hunt St. Items will include pottery, photos, ...

McMurry Chanters, Wind Ensemble to Present Christmas Concert

Friday, November 21, 2014 — The McMurry University Chanters and Wind Ensemble will be performing a Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 4, in the sanctuary of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1741 Sayles Blvd.  The concert will feature numerous ...

McMurry Student Wins Statewide Playwriting Award

Friday, November 21, 2014 — McMurry University student Charles Hughes, a junior English major from Eastland, Texas, has been named the winner at the college level in the annual Texas Educational Theatre Association's (TETA) Playfest playwriting competition. Hughes is the ...

McMurry University Announces E.E. Hall Memorial Scholar Award Recipient

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 — McMurry University has announced that Dr. John B. Faulkenberry Miller, Professor of Religion, is the recipient of the E. E. Hall Memorial Scholar Award for 2014 for his distinguished record of research and publication in biblical ...

McMurry Band Concerto Competition Winners Named

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — Judges recently announced two winners for this year's McMurry Band Concerto Competition. Congratulations to Rachel Hall, a junior instrumental music education major from Belton, TX, who performed the Clarinet Concerto in A Major by W. A. Mozart ...

McMurry Jazz Band to Host Jazz Jam

Monday, November 17, 2014 — McMurry University’s jazz ensemble, McMJ, will host a Jazz Jam at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 23, at Bynum Band Hall on campus. Musicians of all ages and experience levels are welcome to bring their instruments and sit in with the band or ...

McMurry Model UN Students Travel to Rome for Conference

Friday, November 14, 2014 — Six McMurry students will travel to Rome, Italy, to attend a Model UN conference beginning November 20, 2014. The students - Doug Alldredge, Salome Block, Matthew Brown, Kirk Hodel, Kim Martinez and Keith Wagner - are representing Argentina in ...

McMurry Computer Science Student to Speak On Summer Research Experience

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — McMurry University senior computer science major David Charles of Lake Forest, California, will share his Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) study at Texas Tech University last summer at 1 p.m. Friday, November 14, in room 101 of the ...

McMurry University’s Christmas Light Show Opens on Dec. 2

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas - McMurry University invites the Abilene community to enjoy Christmas music, hot chocolate and cookies, and see this year's Christmas light show on Tuesday Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. in front of the Old Main Building. The McMurry ...

McMurry Music Department To Present Free Percussion Ensemble Performance

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 — The McMurry University Department of Music will give a free percussion ensemble performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, in Amy Graves Ryan Recital Hall. This concert will feature a variety of compositions ranging from beautiful and ...

McMurry University Faculty Susetta Rockett to Perform Oboe Recital

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas – The McMurry University School of Arts and Letters and Department of Music will present Susetta Dunn Rockett in a faculty oboe recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Ryan Recital Hall on the McMurry campus. Rockett, ...

Tickets Now Available for McMurry University’s Theatre Production of Over the River and Through the Woods

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 — Tickets are now on sale for McMurry Theatre Department's second production of the season, Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPietro, directed by McMurry student Shawnee Davis for her senior project. Over the River and Through the ...

Divine Dreams: Abilene Interfaith Council Discussion at the Grace Museum

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 — Dr. Mark Waters, associate professor of servant leadership, associate professor of religion, and director of The Center for Global Leadership at McMurry University, will facilitate an Abilene Interfaith Council panel discussion about the role of ...

McMurry University, AISD, to host 5th grade Servant Leadership Seminar Friday, Nov. 7

Monday, November 03, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas – McMurry Servant Leadership students, in conjunction with the A.I.S.D., will be hosting the 5th Grade Servant Leadership Seminar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. About fifty fifth-grade students from elementary ...

McMurry Professor Has Article Published in National Journal

Monday, November 03, 2014 — Dr. Greg Schneller, associate professor of psychology at McMurry University, had a journal article titled "Talking to God: Psychological Correlates of Prayers and Praise and Gratitude," published last week in Christian Psychology: A ...

McMurry's T.I.P. Women's Social Club to Host Fundraiser for Crohn's Disease Research

Monday, November 03, 2014 — The McMurry University women’s social club T.I.P. will be serving Nikki's frozen yogurt in exchange for donations to support Crohn's disease research at 9 p.m. November 10, 2014, at the Garrison Campus Center courtyard. All proceeds ...

McMurry University Band Students to Perform with U.S. Army Field Band

Monday, November 03, 2014 — Eight McMurry University band students have been invited to perform with the U.S. Army Field Band during its concert on Saturday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in McMurry’s Radford Auditorium.  Brantley Fleming, Andrew Hall, Rachel ...

Dr. Philip LeMasters Presents Paper at National Theological Meeting

Friday, October 31, 2014 — Dr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, presented  a paper entitled “Guroian and Papanikolaou:  Reflections on Orthodoxy, Western Democracy, and ...

McMurry Professor Wins Award at International Meeting

Friday, October 31, 2014 — Dr. Patricia A. Lapoint, Professor of Management at McMurry University, along with co-author Dr. Carrol R. Haggard, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Fort Hays State University, presented the case study “Project Management ...

Dr. Robert W. Sledge Awarded for Distinguished Service to the United Methodist Church

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 — The General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist presented its 2014 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Robert W. Sledge, Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, at McMurry University. The Commission gathered with ...

McMurry University to host Storytelling Competition

Friday, October 24, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas – The Mesquite Storytellers of Abilene will hold the preliminary round of the fine art of yarn spinning for students at McMurry University, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 30, at the Jay-Rollins Library. ...

McMurry Music Department to Host Percussion Clinic and Performance

Friday, October 24, 2014 — The McMurry University Department of Music will host a free percussion clinic and performance by Dr. Benjamin T. Finley at 4 p.m. Monday, November 10, in Bynum Band Hall. Dr. Finley is currently the Assistant Director of Bands and Director of ...

McMurry Physics Department to Offer View of Solar Eclipse

Monday, October 20, 2014 — There will be a partial solar eclipse visible from Abilene on Thursday, October 23. It will begin at about 4:48 p.m. and will still be in progress when the Sun sets Thursday evening (about 7 p.m.). The McMurry University Physics department will ...

US Army Field Band to Perform at McMurry University

Monday, October 20, 2014 — The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC, will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at McMurry University’s Radford Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, ...

McMurry University Sponsors Personal Training Workshops

Friday, October 17, 2014 — Interested in becoming a Certified Personal Trainer? The McMurry University Kinesiology Department is sponsoring two American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Trainer workshops in November. The first workshop will be a three day ...

McMurry University and the University of North Dakota Offer Engineering Degree

Friday, October 17, 2014 — Through a collaborative agreement with the University of North Dakota (UND), McMurry University students will now have a unique opportunity to earn an engineering degree accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) ...

Portraits of Successful Alumnae

Friday, October 17, 2014 — Success can be measured in many ways. But however you measure success, attaining it requires certain characteristics - sacrifice, challenge, motivation, hard work, knowledge, skill and attitude. The following stories highlighting successful ...

McMurry University Jazz Band to host Sunday Jazz Jam

Thursday, October 16, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University’s jazz ensemble, McMJ, will host a Jazz Jam at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at Bynum Band Hall on campus. Musicians of all ages and experience levels are welcome to bring their instruments ...

McMurry University invites military and dependents to Military Appreciation Day Saturday, October 25, for free food and football

Thursday, October 16, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas – Active duty and retired military and their dependents are invited to enjoy a free tailgate party and McMurry University’s game against Tarleton State on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Wilford Moore Stadium. All ...

McMurry Students Work with Autistic Children

Monday, October 13, 2014 — Students in Dr. Stephanie Scott’s Special Learners class at McMurry University got some real world experience working with autistic children when they assisted at a meeting of Reach for a Difference, a support group for parents of kids ...

McMurry Professor Keynotes Ft. Worth ISD Workshop

Thursday, October 09, 2014 — Dr. Pug Parris, professor of Kinesiology at McMurry University, will be the keynote presenter at Physical Education staff development training for Fort Worth ISD on Monday, Oct. 13. The other keynote presenters are Bob Pangrazi of ...

McMurry Professors Attend Lilly Fellows Workshop

Thursday, October 09, 2014 — As McMurry’ University's representatives in the Lilly Fellows National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, Dr. Philip LeMasters and Dr. Bryan Stewart were at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA, from September 25-28, ...

McMurry University Biology Club and Chemistry Club hosting Jim Ned ISD

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 — The McMurry University Biology Club and Chemistry Club will be hosting Jim Ned ISD fourth and fifth graders for science demonstrations and activities on Friday, October 10. McMurry students in the chemistry and biology clubs are doing the actual ...

McMurry University to Celebrate Grand Reopening of Old Main Building at Homecoming

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 — As the first building on McMurry University’s campus, Old Main has been a symbol of McMurry University since its founding in 1923. After almost four years of vacancy, the restoration is complete and Old Main is scheduled for a grand ...

Noted Author JD Messinger to Speak at McMurry University

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 — Noted author JD Messinger will be speaking  at McMurry University on Saturday, October 11, from 8:45-10:15 a.m. in the Ryan Recital Hall. He also will be doing a book signing at Hastings on Friday, October 10. Messinger, author of 11 ...

McMurry University Homecoming 2014 set for Oct. 9-12

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 — McMurry University’s Homecoming begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014, with the traditional shooting of the arrow and tipi raising contest at Wah Wahtaysee Park on the corner of South 14th and Sayles ...

McMurry Students Compete at AITP Region 3 Student Conference

Monday, October 06, 2014 — Students from the McMurry Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) student chapter attended the AITP Region 3 Student Conference Oct. 2-4 at Cameron University in Lawton, OK. Overall, the McMurry students placed 4th out of 12 ...

McMurry Alumna to Preach at Homecoming 2014 Chapel Service

Monday, October 06, 2014 — McMurry University welcomes Rev. Karen Greenwaldt '73 as the distinguished preacher for the Homecoming 2014 chapel service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in the Garrison Campus Center Mabee Room. Rev. Greenwaldt served as General Secretary (chief ...

McMurry President Dr. Sandra Harper Elected to ICUT Office

Monday, October 06, 2014 — McMurry University President Dr. Sandra S. Harper was elected Treasurer of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT), at its September 2014 meeting. ICUT is the voice for the 39 fully accredited private colleges and universities ...

McMurry School of Education to Host Discussion with Alumna JoLisa Hoover

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 — The McMurry University School of Education will be hosting a round-table discussion featuring McMurry alumna JoLisa Hoover ’92, currently serving as a US Department of Education Classroom Teacher Ambassador for 2014. The event will be ...

McMurry University Women's Interclub Council to Host Documentary Miss Representation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — Abilene, TX - The McMurry University Women’s Interclub will be hosting a showing of the documentary Miss Representation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Old Main auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free ...

Don Taylor `56 establishes Endowment for McMurry’s Men’s Basketball

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — Abilene, Texas - September 30, 2014 - Donald Ray Taylor `56 has established a new endowment in memory of his wife Charline Taylor and their daughter Donna Taylor Rocha that will benefit the men’s basketball team at McMurry ...

McMurry Music Professor Dr. Elizabeth Ducey Moss to Give Recital

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas – Dr. Elizabeth Ducey Moss will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 18, in Amy Graves Ryan Recital Hall. Admission is free.        Also ...

AISD Juniors to Hear from Teddy Roosevelt at McMurry University Event

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — About 900 juniors from the Abilene Independent School District will be spending an hour or so at McMurry University with one of America’s great presidents - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, the American politician, author, naturalist, ...

McMurry Faculty Presents at Academic Support Conference

Thursday, September 25, 2014 — McMurry University faculty members Beth Laurence and Dr. Ann-Marie Lopez recently presented a paper at the College Academic Support Programs (CASP) Conference in San Antonio. Their presentation was titled: "Bridging the Gap: Helping Tutors ...

McMurry University English Club Observes Banned Books Week

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 — In celebration of our freedom to read, the McMurry University English Club will be reading from banned books on the steps of the Jay-Rollins Library at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 25. Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, 2014, reminds ...

TCU Energy Institute for Mineral and Royalty Owners Being Held at McMurry This Week

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 — The Energy Institute at Texas Christian University (TCU) is conducting a three-day training program for mineral and royalty owners in Abilene and West Central Texas. The program is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, ...

McMurry University Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas: McMurry University has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list ...

McMurry Professor's Book Featured at Abilene Author Showcase

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 — McMurry University Religion Professor Dr. Philip LeMasters’ recent book, The Forgotten Faith:  Ancient Insights for Contemporary Believers from Eastern Christianity (Cascade Books, 2013), will be among those featured at the ...

McMurry Professor Dr. Don Frazier to Speak at UTA History Lectureship

Thursday, September 18, 2014 — McMurry University History Professor Dr. Don Frazier is an invited speaker at The Ninth Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections in ...

Tickets Now Available for McMurry University’s Theatre Production of Dead Ringer

Thursday, September 18, 2014 — Tickets are now on sale for McMurry Theatre Department’s first production of the season, Dead Ringer by Gino DiIorio, directed by McMurry student Ashleigh Davis for her senior ...

McMurry University Professor Teaches Class on Serial Killers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 — Shades of Criminal Minds! McMurry University students are studying some of the most infamous serial killers in American history in Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth’s sociology class this fall. The class meets from 8-9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays ...

McMurry University to celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17

Monday, September 15, 2014 —  McMurry University will celebrate the U.S. Constitution by sponsoring “Free Speech” day on Wednesday, Sept.17, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the steps of the Jay-Rollins Library.     ...

McMurry University honors Sally Treat McKay with Cross and Flame Award

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 — Sally Treat McKay has been chosen as the 2014 New Mexico Annual Conference recipient of the McMurry University Cross & Flame Award.  She will be recognized at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service on September 21 at Trinity United ...

McMurry University named top tier in latest U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Guide

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 — McMurry University is proud to be recognized as a top-ranked institution for the 19th consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report Best College Guide. McMurry was ranked 16th in the top ranked institution in the Western Region of the ...

McMurry University Jazz Band to host Sunday Jazz Jam

Monday, September 08, 2014 — McMurry University’s jazz ensemble, McMJ, will host a Jazz Jam at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 14, at Bynum Band Hall on campus. Musicians of all ages and experience levels are welcome to bring their instruments and sit in ...

McMurry Organization Earns National Recognition

Monday, September 08, 2014 — The McMurry University Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta has won a 2014 Delta Silver award from the society’s National Council for increasing membership by 32% from 2012-2013 to 2013-2014.  Alpha Lambda Delta is a national ...

McMurry University names Dr. R. Max Wynn as 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

Thursday, September 04, 2014 — In recognition of his many contributions to the field of medicine and his years of service to his alma mater, McMurry University has named Dr. R. Max Wynn ’80 of UT Southwestern Medical Center as its Distinguished Alumnus for 2014. Dr. ...

McMurry University honors Don and Gaynelle Riffe with Cross and Flame Award

Thursday, September 04, 2014 — Don and Gaynelle Riffe of Stratford, Texas, owners of Stratford Grain Company, have been chosen as the 2014 Northwest Texas Annual Conference recipient of the McMurry University Cross & Flame Award.  Over the years, the Riffes ...

McMurry University Names Steven Bristow As 2014 Spirit of McMurry Award Recipient

Thursday, September 04, 2014 — Steven Bristow ’96 has been named the recipient of the 2014 Spirit of McMurry Award by the McMurry Alumni Association Board of Directors.  The award is presented annually to an alumnus who has graduated within the last 20 years ...

McMurry University to Participate in National Higher Education Project

Thursday, September 04, 2014 — McMurry University has partnered with the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education for their Foundations of Excellence Program. A kickoff launch to introduce the program to campus is set for noon Friday, Sept. 5, in the ...

McMurry University Fall Convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 2

Monday, September 01, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University Political Science Professor Dr. Joel Olufowote will be the featured speaker for McMurry University’s Fall 2014 Opening Convocation at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, in Radford Auditorium. ...

New McMurry Students Prepare for College Life During War Hawk Welcome Week Orientation Aug. 20-24

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 — McMurry University opens the fall semester this week as the freshman class of 2018 arrives Wednesday, August 20, to participate in War Hawk Welcome Week orientation. The five-day action-packed program starts on Wednesday, when students move ...

McMurry Offers Fifty-Plus Fitness Class

Thursday, August 14, 2014 — McMurry University will again be offering a special group exercise course for participants 50 years and older this fall.  Fifty Plus Fitness is Monday and Wednesday, beginning August 25, 8-9 a.m. in Room 200 of the Hunt PE Center at ...

McMurry to Participate in 33rd Annual SculpTOUR

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 — Abilene’s 33nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: SculpTOUR will open Friday Sept. 12 with a reception at McMurry University from 5-6 p.m. in the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center. The two-day annual event brings sculptors from across ...

McMurry to offer Group Exercise Classes this fall

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University offers open-to-the-public group exercise classes beginning August 25.        Hour-long morning, mid-day and evening group exercise classes run from August 25 ...

McMurry Mourns Loss of Billy Cole III

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas – The McMurry University Athletics family and entire campus community was saddened to learn of the passing of football student-athlete Billy Cole III tonight in an automobile accident.  He was returning to the ...

McMurry Student Instructs at Color Guard Camp Led by Alumna

Friday, August 08, 2014 — McMurry sophomore art major and Color Guard member Hailee Jane Reeder spent a week at the Summer Spin Color Guard Camp instructing the beginner class on all aspects of flag, dance, and marching under the direction of former McMurry Color Guard ...

McMurry University Named a College of Distinction for 2014-15

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — McMurry University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-15 school year. The Colleges of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. McMurry University was ...

McMurry ATPE Chapter Wins Local Unit of the Year

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 — As the Association of Texas Professional Educators wrapped up their annual convention in Austin, McMurry's local organization was recognized for their commitment to public education through political involvement, furthering education and ...

McMurry Graduate Enters Medical School

Friday, July 11, 2014 — May 2014 McMurry University graduate Miranda Nguyen has been accepted to Ross University Medical School on the Caribbean island of Dominica and will begin this September.  McMurry alumna Dr. Cari Roark Sloma is on the faculty ...

McMurry Hosts Summer Band Camps

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 — The McMurry Summer Band Camps opened at 1 p.m. today, July 9, with registration of the Marching Percussion and Color Guard Camp and will continue through July 18. “We are excited to report record numbers for both camps with our current ...

Phil Collins Artifact Donation Started with McMurry Professors

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 — Legendary singer, songwriter, actor and producer Phil Collins is making headlines worldwide for donating his vast collection of artifacts and documents from the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the State of Texas. But few know that this ...

McMurry Offers Online Courses to Benefit Working Students

Friday, June 27, 2014 — The School of Education would like to announce a change to its program that should benefit working students, military families, and others who wish to seek a teaching certificate. For people who do not have a bachelor’s degree and wish ...

McMurry Offering Art Classes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 — McMurry University is offering special summer classes in photography and jewelry making. There is still time to register for our exciting summer classes in the Art Department: Don’t forget that summer tuition is 50% off when taking this ...

McMurry Graduate Enters Medical School

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — McMurry University graduate Miranda Nguyen '14 has been accepted to Ross University Medical School on the Caribbean island of Dominica and will begin this September.  McMurry alumna Dr. Cari Roark Sloma is on the faculty there.  ...

Art Department Presents Workshop for Area Art Teachers

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — Nineteen Big Country area art teachers from Snyder to Cross Plains and Eastland, experienced making photograms in the darkroom and cyanotypes in the sun in the McMurry University Art Department on Wednesday, June 11. Kathie Walker-Millar, ...

McMurry Alumna Shannon Sedgwick Davis Receives San Antonio Honor

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — The Rotary Club of San Antonio Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the selection of Shannon Sedgwick Davis as the 2014 Outstanding Young San Antonian.  A 1996 McMurry University graduate, Davis is the CEO of ...

McMurry Art Tours United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — Fifteen McMurry University students, faculty and staff travelled from McMurry to Dublin, London and Edinburgh with Professor of Music, Dr. David Wallis and Professor of Art, Kathie Walker-Millar May 15-26, 2014. The university students studied ...

Portraits of Successful Alumnae

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 — Success can be measured in many ways. But however you measure success, attaining it requires certain characteristics - sacrifice, challenge, motivation, hard work, knowledge, skill and attitude. The following stories highlighting successful ...

Promoting Peace to Others Around the World

Friday, June 13, 2014 — Shannon Sedgwick Davis believes in listening to your heart, and doing exactly what it is you are uniquely created to do in this world. For the McMurry University and Baylor Law graduate, that purpose is promoting peace and fighting for social ...

Kinlaw Presents Paper at National Conference

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 — Dr. Jeffery Kinlaw presented a paper at the biennial meeting of the North American Fichte Society, a society in which he has been a prominent participant for 20 years. The conference was held May 28-31 in Salt Lake City under the sponsorship of ...

Dr. Joel Olufowote Teaches International Students This Summer

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 — Dr. Joel Olufowote will represent McMurry University, through subcontract arrangement, in a federally funded grant initiative of the State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs from June 21 through July ...

McMurry to Host Fitness Training Workshop

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 — McMurry will host a Fitnessgram 10 Texas Tour on June 20 in the Hunt P.E. Center. The “Fitnessgram 10 Texas Tour” is a 12-city tour to provide free in-person FITNESSGRAM 10 training in the 12 TAHPERD regions across ...

For Its New Head Coach, McMurry Track & Field Goes to Parris

Monday, June 09, 2014 — ABILENE, Texas - McMurry University has announced that Brad Parris – longtime assistant coach for the McM track and field programs – has been promoted to head coach, effective immediately. Officially, Parris has had an ...

Seven McMurry Alumni Teachers Honored

Monday, June 02, 2014 — Seven McMurry University alumni who are local educators were honored at the Teachers in the Limelight celebration sponsored by the Abilene Education Foundation on April 29.  The McMurry honorees were Tim Broun of Cooper High School, ...

McMurry to Host Fitness 10 Class on June 20

Monday, June 02, 2014 — McMurry will host a Fitnessgram 10 Texas Tour on June 20 in the Hunt P.E. Center. The “Fitnessgram 10 Texas Tour” is a 12-city tour to provide free in-person FITNESSGRAM 10 training in the 12 TAHPERD regions across ...

McMurry to Host TCU Energy Institute Workshop

Monday, June 02, 2014 — McMurry University has formed an association with the Energy Institute at Texas Christian University (TCU) to offer a training program for mineral and royalty owners in Abilene and West Central Texas. The program will be offered on the McMurry ...

McMurry Professor Presents Paper in Europe

Friday, May 30, 2014 — McMurry University Professor Dr. Jeffery Kinlaw presented an invited paper for the triennial meeting of the International Heidegger Working Group. The conference theme was “Freedom and Destiny” and took place May 21-24, 2014 ...

McMurry Band Hosts Gorman HS Band

Thursday, May 29, 2014 — McMurry University hosted nearly forty band students from Gorman ISD on Monday, May 19.  Their visit included a campus tour, a visit with admissions staff, and a question-and-answer session about McMurry's band program.  ...

New AD heads Athletics

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 — Meet the new AD.