2015 Archive

McMurry War Hawk Marching Band to Be on RFD-TV for London New Year’s Day Parade

Friday, December 18, 2015 — NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2015 – The McMurry University War Hawk Band will be one of the featured bands from the United States on RFD-TV’s live broadcast of the 2016 London New Year’s Day Parade. RFD-TV is on ...

Former McM Track Coach Barbara Crousen Enshrined in USTFCCCCA Hall of Fame

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 — SAN ANTONIO, Texas – McMurry University’s former track and field coach Barbara Crousen has always been somewhat of a trailblazer and, on Tuesday evening, she was recognized for her distinguished career with induction ...

McMurry University Mission Team to Work at Houchen Community Center in El Paso During Holidays

Friday, December 11, 2015 — A mission team from McMurry University Religious Life group will be spending part of their Christmas vacation helping others at the Houchen Community Center in El Paso, Texas, from December 14-19. The team will perform service projects at the ...

McMurry University presents recent works by San Antonio sculptor Danville Chadbourne

Friday, December 11, 2015 — McMurry University’s Amy Graves Ryan Gallery presents recent works by San Antonio sculptor Danville Chadbourne from January 11-February 26, 2016. Gallery hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. An artist reception will be held on ...

McMurry University Faculty Receive Sam Taylor Fellowships

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 — Seven McMurry University faculty members have been chosen to receive Sam Taylor Fellowships. Given annually by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, the Fellowships are for research projects or ...

Three McMurry Art Students Win Awards

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 — Three McMurry University art students received awards at the First Annual Abilene Artists Coalition juried art show held in the Cockerell Galleries in Abilene, Texas, on December 4. Spencer Collins was awarded Best of Show with her acrylic ...

McMurry Pit Stop

Monday, December 07, 2015 — With the semester coming to a close, it’s time again for the McMurry Pit Stop. Before students hit the road for Christmas break, faculty and staff will be making sure that they are safe and alert by checking oil and tire pressure, ...

McMurry University Model UN Wins International Recognition

Friday, December 04, 2015 — The McMurry University Model UN team won recognition in this year’s 2015 National Model United Nations Conference- Europe held in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Senior political science majors Mathew Brown, Douglas Alldredge, junior political ...

McMurry University Senior Katie Hinton to Present Art Exhibition

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 — McMurry University senior Katie R. Hinton invites you to walk Between Worlds at her senior art exhibition December 6-11, 2015. The show will feature recent works of jewelry, photography, textile art and painting in an imaginative art installation ...

McMurry University’s Christmas Light Show Opens on Dec. 1

Monday, November 30, 2015 — McMurry University invites the Abilene community to view a coordinated audio-visual Christmas light show in front of the Old Main Building continuously from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night from December 1 through New Year’s Day.

A McMurry Christmas Concert

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 — Join in the holiday season with a Christmas Concert presented by the combined forces of the McMurry Chanters and the McMurry Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 3 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. A wide variety of holiday musical ...

McMurry Band London Parade “Brown Bag” Presentation

Friday, November 20, 2015 — The McMurry University Bands will host an information event from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, in the Bynum Band Hall concerning its upcoming appearance in the 2016 London New Year’s Day Parade. This event, for the Abilene ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student News

Friday, November 20, 2015 —  Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students. McMurry physics and math senior honors student Kristopher Valdez '16 attended the 2015 West Texas Undergraduate STEM conference in Midland College ...

McMurry Honor Students Visit Catholic Leaders

Friday, November 13, 2015 — McMurry students from Honors Introduction to Christianity joined Dr. Philip LeMasters and Dean Vanessa Roberts-Bryan in visiting with the nuns at Our Lady of Grace Carmelite Monastery in Christoval, TX.  The class then went to San Angelo ...

McMurry University Band Completes Fundraising Effort for London New Year’s Day Parade Trop

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 — The McMurry War Hawk Marching Band has raised the funds needed to participate in the 2016 London New Year’s Day Parade, McMurry Band Director David Robinson announced Tuesday. “These donations came from a wide variety of ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student News

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students. Dr. Philip LeMasters, Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University, presented "The Interrelation of Eucharist and ...

Tickets Now Available for McMurry University Theatre Production of Rabbit Hole

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for McMurry Theatre Department’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by McMurry student Aubrey Houston.   The show is about Howie and Becca's ...

McMurry University Faculty News

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 — McMurry University Business Professors Dr. Patricia Lapoint and Ms. Ann Spence presented their paper at the Fall Allied Academies International Conference 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 13-16. The paper is entitled Analysis of Property Tax ...

McMurry University Art Department Holiday Art Sale

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 — The McMurry University Art Department will have its holiday art sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on November 12-13 in the Amy Graves Ryan East Foyer. Items will include pottery, photos, paintings, prints, cards, handmade ornaments, ...

McMurry Art Student's Work Featured

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 — McMurry senior studio art and theatre major Christian Palmer '16, was invited to exhibit in the 2nd Annual “yunomi” Invitational in the Raymond Avenue Gallery in St Paul, Minnesota, with 34 Minnesota ...

McMurry Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band to Perform

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 — The McMurry Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band are presenting a concert at 7:30 p.m.  Monday, November 23, in the Recital Hall of Ryan Fine Arts Center on the McMurry campus.  Dr. Josh Armstrong, Professor of Percussion ...

McMurry Students Attend Parliament of the World Religions

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — McMurry students, faculty, and staff joined 9500 people from approximately 80 nations and 50 religions around the world at last week’s Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City. A student panel presented their work ...

McMurry Students Get Head Start on Halloween

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — Getting a head start on Halloween, McMurry University students will be providing a Halloween carnival for children of faculty, staff and students in the Garrison Campus Center Mabee Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October ...

McMurry University invites all military and dependents to Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 31

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — Active duty and retired military and their dependents will be honored guests at McMurry University’s football game against Belhaven University at noon on Saturday, October 31, at Wilford Moore Stadium. All military members and their ...

Three McMurry Alumni Honored at McMurry’s Math and Science Advisory Board Dinner

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — Three of McMurry University’s prominent alumni scientists and science educators will be honored by the Math and Science Advisory Board at an awards dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 24, in the Garrison Campus Center Mabee ...

McMurry University hosts Christian author and theologian Dr. Ralph C. Wood at Willson-Bennett Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — Dr. Ralph C. Wood, a noted Christian theologian and authority on American and British literature from Baylor University, will be the guest speaker at McMurry University’s Willson-Bennett Lecture Series on Monday, and Tuesday, October ...

McMurry Biology Club to Hold Pie the Professor Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — McMurry University’s Biology Club/Tri Beta Honor Society will be hosting their second annual Pie Your Professor fundraiser on Thursday, October 22 from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the McMurry quad.  Monies raised will go towards the ...

McMurry University News

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — McMurry University History Professor Dr. Don Frazier was recently awarded the Tom and Ada Myrick Distinguished Service Award by the North Louisiana Civil War Roundtable, located in Shreveport, Louisiana, for his work in Civil War ...

McMurry to Celebrate National Day on Writing

Monday, October 19, 2015 — In light of the significance of writing in our national life, the McMurry University English Department will celebrate the seventh annual National Day on Writing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, at the Garrison Campus Center. This ...

Dr. Robert Wallace and Carolyn Calvert Receive Heartbeat of McMurry Award

Friday, October 16, 2015 — Dr. Robert Wallace and Carolyn Calvert have been honored with the 2015 Heartbeat of Campus Award at McMurry University. Established in 2013 by the McMurry University Alumni Board, the Heartbeat of Campus is awarded to both a member of the faculty ...

McMurry University Homecoming Favorites Announced

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 — The following students have been voted as class favorites for the 2015 McMurry University Homecoming celebration Oct. 8-11. Winners were announced at the coronation ceremony Friday, Oct. 9 in Radford Auditorium and were introduced at McMurry's ...

McMurry Art Professor Kathie Walker-Millar Wins State Award

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 — McMurry University Art Professor Kathie Walker-Millar has been named the 2015 winner of the Higher Education Division Outstanding Art Educator Award from the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA).  She will receive the award during the ...

McMurry University honors Ronnie Null ’66 of Artesia, NM with Cross and Flame Award

Thursday, October 08, 2015 — Ronnie Null ’66 of Artesia, New Mexico, has been chosen as the 2015 New Mexico Annual Conference recipient of the McMurry University Cross & Flame Award.  He was recognized at the 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship service on ...

McMurry University Homecoming 2015 set for October 8-11

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 —  McMurry University’s Homecoming begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015, with the traditional shooting of the arrow and tipi raising contest at Wah Wahtaysee Park on the corner of South 14th and Sayles Boulevard. Several ...

McMurry Selected to Participate in Internationalization Laboratory Cohort

Monday, October 05, 2015 — McMurry University is one of 13 colleges and universities participating in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) 13th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort. The first meeting of the cohort was in late August, and over the next 18 ...

McMurry President To Serve as Chair-Elect of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas

Friday, October 02, 2015 — McMurry University President Dr. Sandra S. Harper was elected by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (ICUT) at its 2015 annual meeting to a two-year term as chair-elect of its Board of Directors. Dr. Harper served as ...

Clay Bulls ’95 selected as recipient for 2015 Spirit of McMurry Award

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 — Clay Bulls '95, a physician assistant and businessman from Abilene, Texas, has been named recipient of the 2015 Spirit of McMurry Award given by the McMurry Alumni Association Board of Directors. The award is presented each year to an alumnus/a ...

McMurry University English Club Observes Banned Books Week

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 — In celebration of our freedom to read, the McMurry University English Club will be reading from selected portions of recently banned books to read aloud on the steps of the Jay-Rollins Library, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, ...

McMurry University honors Amy Weyant ’95 with Cross and Flame Award

Thursday, September 24, 2015 — Amy Weyant ’95 of Atlanta, Georgia, has been chosen as the 2015 at-large recipient of the McMurry University Cross & Flame Award.  She will be recognized at the 11:15 Sunday worship service on October 4 at Peachtree Road ...

McMurry University Music Professors to Present Faculty Recital on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Ryan Recital Hall

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 — McMurry University’ music professors will perform a variety of solo and ensemble music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Amy Graves Ryan Recital Hall. The concert is open to the public free of charge. Performing will be Dr. Joshua ...

McMurry University names Roger Ward ’67 as 2015 Distinguished Alumnus

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 — In recognition of his many contributions to the field science and his years of service to his alma mater, McMurry University has named Roger Ward ’67 of Palmer Lake, Colorado, as its Distinguished Alumnus for 2015. Ward will be honored ...

Richard Tucker ’59 is McMurry Homecoming Alumni Artist

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 — The Amy Graves Ryan Fine Art Gallery is proud to announce the 2015 Homecoming alumni artist sculptor Richard Tucker ’59. Tucker’s exhibition “Spirit of the Wild and the West” will be on display from 9 a.m. ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student News

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students. McMurry University Professor Dr. Jeffery Kinlaw recently returned from the triennial meeting of the International Fichte Gesellschaft that was held in ...

McMurry University to host student professional development events

Monday, September 21, 2015 — McMurry University’s offices of Alumni Relations and Career Services will host two evening seminars for students on Monday, Sept. 21, and Wednesday, Sept. 23. The events, which feature local McMurry alumni professionals, are structured ...

New McMurry Shooting Sports Club Receives $10,000 Grant

Thursday, September 17, 2015 — The McMurry Shooting Sports Club has been established this fall and is off to a great start with more than 25 students signing up for the inaugural year. The club recently received a $10,000 grant from the American Shooting Sports Foundation to ...

Tickets Now Available for McMurry University Theatre Production of Bus Stop

Thursday, September 17, 2015 — Tickets are now on sale for McMurry Theatre Department’s first production of the season, Bus Stop, directed by David Ainsworth. In the middle of a howling snowstorm, circa 1955, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a remote roadside ...

McMurry University Alumna JoLisa Hoover Named Teaching Ambassador Fellow by U.S. Education Department

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 — McMurry University Alumna JoLisa Hoover Named Teaching Ambassador Fellow by U.S. Education Department McMurry University alumna JoLisa Hoover ’92 has been selected as a full-time Washington Fellow for the U.S. Department of ...

Walking With The McMagnets

Monday, September 14, 2015 — Fifth Graders in McMurry’s Math/Science Academy invite you to join them in “Step It Up” on Wednesday, September 16.  As part of their regular Physical Education experience, they will be walking in the ...

McMurry University to Host Cultural Intelligence Seminar

Friday, September 11, 2015 — McMurry University will host a Cultural Intelligence Seminar on Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Garrison Campus Center Mabee Room. The seminar will be led by Dr. Robert Hunt, grandson of McMurry’s founder Dr. J.W. ...

McMurry University to host talk on “What Started in Texas Changed the World”

Thursday, September 10, 2015 — McMurry University and the Dallas-Ft. Worth local section of the American Chemical Society will host Dr. Diana Mason, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemical Education at the University of North Texas, at 7 p.m. Friday, October 2, in the ...

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

Thursday, September 10, 2015 — 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 named top tier in latest U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Guide

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 — McMurry University is proud to be recognized as a top-ranked institution for the 20th consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report Best College Guide. McMurry was ranked 17th in the top ranked institution in the Western Region of the ...

McMurry University Professor Teaches Class on Serial Killers

Monday, September 07, 2015 — 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. Case studies are the basis of the course, and ...

McMurry University Enrollment Increases

Thursday, September 03, 2015 — McMurry University is reporting a 6.7% percent increase in total student enrollment this fall to 1,076. First time full time freshman enrollment showed the largest increase with 297 students comprising the freshman class, the largest entering ...

McMurry University Student Receives UPS Scholarship

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 — McMurry University student Marco Flores, a senior physics major from Dallas, Texas, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship provided by the ICUT Foundation and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). At the ...

McMurry to Host Job Fair for Students

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 — McMurry University will be holding a part-time Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10, in the Windjammers Lounge at McMurry’s Garrison Campus Center. There will be between 12 to 15 employers attending. This event is ...

McMurry University Fall Convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 1

Monday, August 31, 2015 — Dr. James Hunt, McMurry University vice president for academic affairs, will be the featured speaker for McMurry University’s Fall 2015 Opening Convocation at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 1, in Radford Auditorium. Convocation marks the ...

McMurry University honors Dr. Robert Monk with Cross and Flame Award

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — Dr. Robert Monk has been chosen as the 2015 Northwest Texas Annual Conference recipient of the McMurry University Cross & Flame Award.  He will be recognized at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service on August 30, 2015 at St. Paul United ...

McMurry Music Department to Host Pianist Jacob De Hoyos

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — The McMurry University Music Department is pleased to host a special performance by pianist Jacob de Hoyos at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in Ryan Recital Hall.  Mr. de Hoyos resides in New York City, and is completing a doctorate in ...

McMurry Alumnus to Speak to Political Science Classes

Monday, August 24, 2015 — McMurry University alumnus Abel Romero ‘12  will be speaking to Political Science classes on Wednesday, August 26, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Cooke Classroom Building Room 201. Romero is Director of Government Relations for the ...

McMurry to Hold Opening Chapel Service and Picnic

Monday, August 24, 2015 — McMurry University will kick off the Fall 2015 semester with an opening chapel service and picnic on the campus quad for all students, faculty and staff beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 25. New McMurry chaplain Rev. Jeff Lust ’83 ...

McMurry University, Texas Tech School of Pharmacy Sign Early Admission Agreement

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 — McMurry University’s President Dr. Sandra Harper and Dr. Quentin Smith, dean of the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy, today signed an Early Admission Agreement that will allow McMurry students to transition to the School of ...

New McMurry Students Prepare for College Life During War Hawk Welcome Week Orientation Aug. 19-23

Monday, August 17, 2015 — McMurry University opens the fall semester this week as the freshman class of 2019 arrives Wednesday, August 19, to participate in War Hawk Welcome Week orientation. The four-day action-packed program starts on Wednesday, when students move into ...

McMurry University Faculty News

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty. McMurry Professor Publishes Article McMurry University Professor of Biology Dr. Anna Saghatelyan has published a paper titled “Phytogeographical relationships and ...

Call from "The Hall" for Former McM Track Coach Barbara Crousen

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 — NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday the six coaches who will be inducted into the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame as the Class of 2015. Among them is ...

McMurry to offer Group Exercise Classes This Fall

Friday, August 07, 2015 — McMurry University will offer open-to-the-public group exercise classes from August 24 through December 4. All classes will be held in the Hunt Physical Education Center Room 200. The Fifty Fitness program will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and ...

Students from Shanghai, China Experience University Life at McMurry

Thursday, August 06, 2015 — This summer, McMurry University was selected to host a group of 20 rising junior and senior students along with two faculty members from Shanghai University of Electric Power in Shanghai, China. The group, most never having visited the ...

McMurry University Faculty News

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — Dr. Hyunshun Shin from the McMurry University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will present at the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in Boston.   Her paper, The Feasible Screening Method ...

McMurry Theatre to Present The Traveling Lady

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — McMurry Summer Theatre is producing The Traveling Lady, by Horton Foote. Set in the early 1950s, the play revolves around Georgette Thomas and her daughter who arrive in the small Texas town of Harrison to await the arrival of her ...

McMurry University Faculty/Alumni News

Friday, July 10, 2015 —     McMurry University alumnus Tim C. Williams '04, of Amarillo, was honored with the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas Award presented by the Texas Young Lawyers Association at the State Bar of Texas Convention. This award ...

McMurry to Host Summer Band Camps

Monday, July 06, 2015 — There will be plenty of music across the McMurry University campus the next two weeks as the University will host more than 300 middle school and high school students from across the state for a week of music making and recreational activities at ...

McMurry University Adds Four New Board Members

Monday, June 29, 2015 — Austin Pittman ‘91, President of UnitedHealthcare Networks, entered his second year as Chairman of the McMurry University Board of Trustees at its June meeting.  Also, four new members have joined the board: Steve Sundby ...

McMurry Music Department to Host Vocal Camp

Friday, June 26, 2015 — The Music Department of McMurry University will be hosting a new Vocal Camp from July 7-10.  The camp is a further expansion of the Vocal Arts programming that has seen high school singers from the Big Country come for workshops and ...

Students Confidently Pursuing Opportunities in the Working World

Monday, June 01, 2015 — McMurry University produces graduates who feel confident leaving campus to pursue opportunities in the working world. Those students graduating from the University’s school of business, credit much of that confidence to their Senior ...

McMurry Hosts TCU Energy Institute Training Program for Mineral and Royalty Owners

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — McMurry University has formed an alliance 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 Fund reaches $1,000,000 in contributions

Friday, May 15, 2015 — McMurry University is pleased to announce that the McMurry Fund has not only surpassed the $910,000 goal for fiscal year 2015, but has exceeded one million dollars in contributions. This has only been accomplished three times in the last 30 ...

Four McMurry University seniors receive special recognition at 2015 Spring Commencement

Monday, May 11, 2015 — Four McMurry University seniors received special recognition at the 2015 Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9. Laney Abbott, a sociology major from El Paso, Texas, is the winner of the Harry Soladay Memorial Award. Since 1957, the ...

McMurry Professors, Alumni Gain Recognition

Friday, May 08, 2015 — McMurry University Philosophy Professor Dr. Jeffery Kinlaw has been awarded the Messkirch Fellowship by the International Heidegger Working Group. This small fellowship provides, for a period of up to a month, an office with a small Heidegger ...

McMurry University to hold Spring 2015 Commencement on May 9

Thursday, May 07, 2015 — McMurry Alumni Board President Steven Bristow ’96 will be the guest speaker for the McMurry University Commencement on May 9 in Hunt P.E. Center. McMurry will confer degrees on 154 seniors at the event. Bristow recently accepted the ...

McMurry University Jazz Band to host Sunday Jazz Jam

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 — McMurry University’s jazz ensemble, McMJ, will host a Jazz Jam at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 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 ...

McMurry Art Student Taylor Cass Presents Senior Show

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 — McMurry University senior art major Taylor Cass will have his senior exhibit  “Volta Allegro” on display in the Ryan Fine Arts Gallery from May 4-22. The exhibition explores the thin boundaries between different ...

McMurry University Honors Retirees

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 — McMurry University will honor seven of its employees who are retiring this year during a reception at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the Furr Welcome Center. The retirees being honored are: Brenda Breeden Brenda Breeden joined the business office ...

McMurry To Offer Low Impact Aerobics Classes

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 — McMurry University will offer open to the public low impact aerobics classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. through June 24 at the Hunt Physical Education Center Room 200. Cost is $30 or $3 per class. For more information, ...

McMurry Math/Science Fifth Grade Teacher Sharlyn Bammel Wins Awards

Monday, May 04, 2015 — McMurry University Fifth Grade Math/Science Magnet teacher Sharlyn Bammel was one of 155 third through fifth grade teachers selected from several thousand nominees nationwide to receive an all-expense paid trip to the Mickelson Exxon Mobil ...

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

Monday, May 04, 2015 — The McMurry University staff council is sponsoring the McMurry Pit Stop free to students from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 5-7, between Gold Star Residence Hall and Hunt Physical Education ...

McMurry University faculty and staff honored at the Spring 2015 Faculty Staff Appreciation Luncheon.

Friday, May 01, 2015 — McMurry University faculty and staff were honored at the Spring 2015 Faculty Staff Appreciation Luncheon. The Outstanding Faculty member is Joel Whittemore, who joined the McMurry communication faculty in 2001 as Instructor of Communication. He ...

McMurry Students Inducted Into National Math Honor Society

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — Eight McMurry University students were recently inducted into the Texas Iota Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society. Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in Mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the ...

McMurry Student Government Officers Announced for 2015-16

Monday, April 27, 2015 — The McMurry Student Government (MSG) executive officers have been elected by McMurry University students for the 2015-16 academic year. They are: President Lindsey Vines, a senior interdisciplinary studies major from The Woodlands, ...

McMurry Professors, Students Gain Recognition

Monday, April 27, 2015 — Dr. Bryan Stewart, Associate Professor of Religion at McMurry University, recently had his first book published: Priests of My People: Levitical Paradigms for Early Christian Ministers, Patristic Studies series, vol. 11 (New York: Peter Lang, ...

McMurry University art majors Justin Powers and JC McKeever present joint senior art show

Monday, April 27, 2015 — McMurry University senior art majors Justin Powers and JC McKeever will present their joint senior art show from April 27 to May 11 in the Gypsy Ted Art Gallery. A reception is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 9 at the gallery following the ...

McMurry Serves Brings Out Volunteers for Community, Campus Projects

Friday, April 24, 2015 — More than 160 McMurry University alumni, students, families and friends of are gathering together in groups on Saturday, April 25, for the first McMurry Serves, a community service initiative which embodies the Servant Leadership spirit at ...

McMurry University School of Education to honor Student Teachers of the Year

Friday, April 24, 2015 — Two McMurry University education students will be honored as Student Teacher of the Year at the spring Advisory Board meeting for the McMurry School of Education on Friday, April 24. Seniors Gretchen Bullock of Abilene, Texas, and Leah Doughty of ...

McMurry University to honor EDICUT Student of the Year at Spring Advisory Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2015 — McMurry University School of Education will honor senior Leah Doughty as Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities in Texas (EDICUT) student of the year at the spring Advisory Board meeting Friday, April 24, 2015.  The ...

2015 McMurry University Academic Conference

Thursday, April 23, 2015 — Thirty-nine McMurry University students will be presenting their undergraduate research projects at the second annual McMurry Academic Conference from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The public is invited to attend the conference and hear ...

McMurry Student Ashlea Beckner Elected as District Representative for a National Organization

Monday, April 20, 2015 — Ashlea Beckner `17, current awareness officer of the McMurry Student Foundation, was recently selected to be a district representative for a national organization. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Affiliated Student ...

McMurry University Announces New $450,000 Scholarship for Rural Students

Monday, April 20, 2015 — Thanks to the generosity of a West Texas rancher, 30 students living in rural West Texas will have a better opportunity than ever to attend McMurry University. This scholarship combined with additional financial aid, including $10,000 each ...

McMurry University Announces E.E. Hall Memorial Scholar Presentation

Monday, April 20, 2015 — McMurry University will present the E. E. Hall Memorial Scholar Award to John Miller, Professor of Religion, on Thursday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in Old Main Building Room 206. Dr. Miller will give a talk at the event summarizing some of his ...

McMurry Professors Present at Regional, National Conferences

Friday, April 17, 2015 — A number of McMurry University professors and intructors have been active recently in presentations with regional and national organizations. Dr. Jeffery Kinlaw, professor of philosophy at McMurry University, was a principal commentator for a ...

McMurry University Music Department Presents Instrumental Chamber Concert

Friday, April 17, 2015 — The McMurry University Department of Music is pleased to sponsor an Instrumental Chamber Concert on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the newly renovated Old Main Auditorium. This eclectic concert will feature performances from a variety of ...

McMurry University Biology Students Participate in Texas Tech Symposium

Friday, April 17, 2015 — McMurry University Biology students Kara Black and Mitchell Crittenden participated in the 6th Texas Tech Annual Biological Sciences Symposium (TTABSS). Both Kara and Mitchell presented their senior research projects as oral ...

McMurry University Wind Ensemble and the Abilene Community Band Set Joint Concert

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — The McMurry University Wind Ensemble will join the Abilene Community Band for a special concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at the Paramount Theater. This concert is free and open to the public. The McMurry Wind Ensemble, under the ...

McMurry University Art Student Rebecca Schneller to present Senior Show, Honors Thesis

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — A selection of oil and acrylic portraits by McMurry senior honors student Rebecca Schneller, entitled Lasting Impressions, will be on display April 27 through May 1 at the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery.  An artist reception is ...

McMurry History Professor Dr. Don Frazier to Speak on Civil War, Autograph New Book

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — What caused the American Civil War? State’s Rights? Slavery? Something else?  McMurry University History Professor Dr. Donald S. Frazier tackles this great question in a presentation and book signing at 6:30 p.m. on ...

McMurry Model UN Wins Award at New York Conference

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — McMurry University’s Model UN team won Honorable Mention (3rd place) for their accurate portrayal of Viet Nam during the National Model UN – New York conference. The McMurry delegates were co-sponsors and authors of five ...

Smart watch programming on the agenda for fall at McMurry!

Monday, April 13, 2015 — With all the excitement in the tech world about smart watches, McMurry University Computer Science Professor Dr. Robert Watson will be introducing McMurry students to smart watch programming this fall and students will use a simulator to develop ...

McMurry University Professor Dr. Joel Olufowote To Participate in U.S. State Department Initiative

Monday, April 13, 2015 — McMurry University Political Science Professor Dr. Joel Olufowote has agreed to a return invitation to represent McMurry in a federally funded grant initiative of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs from June 21 ...

McMurry University Offers FasTrack to Teaching Program

Friday, April 10, 2015 — In order to place highly qualified teachers in needed subject areas, McMurry University is now accepting applications for its FasTrack to Teaching program.        The FasTrack is a ...

McMurry University to Offer Summer Gifted and Talented Program Courses

Friday, April 10, 2015 — McMurry University will offer two college-level courses this summer for incoming eighth, ninth and tenth grade students through its third annual Gifted and Talented Summer Program on June 8-26. The morning class Double Exposure is being taught ...

McMurry Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

Friday, April 10, 2015 — The McMurry University Percussion Ensemble is presenting its free Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in Ryan Recital Hall. The concert will feature beautiful music on a variety of percussion instruments and will also feature guest ...

McMurry History Professors Featured on Fox News Program Legends and Lies: Into the West

Thursday, April 09, 2015 — McMurry University History Professors Dr. Don Frazier and Dr. Stephen Hardin will bring their extensive knowledge about Texas and Old West history to Fox News Legends & Lies: Into The West; debuting Sunday, April 12, at 8 p.m. ...

McMurry Professor Dr. Robert Maberry Interviewed by Texas Monthly

Thursday, April 09, 2015 — McMurry University History Professor Dr. Robert Maberry was recently interviewed for an article in Texas Monthly Magazine about historical elements pertaining to the case before the United States Supreme Court on whether the State of ...

McMurry Sponsors Billy Cole III Memorial Flag Football Tournament

Thursday, April 09, 2015 — The Billy Cole III Memorial Flag Football Tournament will be held April 10 at McMurry University’s Wilford Moore Stadium. Registration and t-shirt pickup is at 3 p.m. and the first game starts at 4 p.m. The single-elimination 7-on-7 ...

McMurry University Jazz Band to host Sunday Jazz Jam

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 — McMurry University’s jazz ensemble, McMJ, will host a Jazz Jam at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 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 student Shawn Foulks Selected to Disney College Program

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 — McMurry University student Shawn Foulks is getting a chance to do something many college students would love to do - traveling to Orlando, Florida, to spend six months interning at Walt Disney World. Foulks, a sophomore multimedia/graphic design ...

McMurry Students Visit Disability Resources Inc.

Friday, March 27, 2015 — Students from McMurry University Sociology Professor Dr. Greg Schneller’s Positive Psychology course visited residents of Disability Resources, Inc. (DRI) of Abilene on Thursday, March 26. DRI provides a group home and ...

McMurry Accounting Students Recognized by Abilene CPA Chapter

Friday, March 27, 2015 — McMurry University Accounting majors were honored at the annual recognition luncheon sponsored by the Abilene Chapter of Certified Public Accountants on Wednesday, March 25, at the Abilene Country Club.  Garrett Betts, senior ...

McMurry Chanters 2015 Spring Tour

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — The McMurry University Chanters will be touring the greater Fort Worth area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26 – 28.  They will present concerts in area high schools and perform at the First United Methodist Church of ...

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott to Keynote McMurry University Women's Leadership Luncheon

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott will be the keynote speaker at McMurry University’s 2015 Women’s Leadership Luncheon - “Women Leading for the Greater Good” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in ...

McMurry University Receives Lilly Fellows Program Grant for 2015-16

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — McMurry University is pleased to announce its reception of a grant from the Lilly Fellows Program in the amount of $3,000. This grant will help fund a year-long faculty discussion program during the 2015-2016 academic year. The proposal, written ...

McMurry University Hosts Advanced Royalty Owners Program

Monday, March 23, 2015 — An advanced Royalty Owners Program for participants who have taken the basic class is being taught from March 24-26 in McMurry University’s Furr Welcome Center as part of an alliance with the Energy Institute at Texas Christian ...

McMurry University Students Participate in Spring Thing Week

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — McMurry University students will be enjoying a number of special events next week as part of the annual “Spring Thing” activities hosted by McMurry Student Government each year.   A student team will take on a ...

Writer Mary Helen Specht is Featured Speaker At McMurry University Knox-Bennett Lectures

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — Fiction writer Mary Helen Specht will be McMurry University’s 2015 Knox-Bennett Guest Writer. Specht will be on campus Wednesday, April 1, and will participate in two events. She will informally discuss the craft of writing fiction at ...

McMurry Professors Dr. Christopher Andrews, Dr. Ann-Marie Lopez to Speak at National Convention

Monday, March 16, 2015 — Dr. Christopher Andrews and Dr. Ann-Marie Lopez will be speaking at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2015 Annual Convention. Dr. Andrews will be presenting during the session on "Taking Risks and Reaping ...

McMurry University Professor Dr. Don Frazier Awarded Historic Preservation Medal by DAR

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — McMurry University History Professor Dr. Donald Shaw Frazier received the prestigious DAR Historic Preservation Medal at the 116th State Conference of the Texas Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, in San Antonio, Texas. The award was ...

McMurry to Host Texas State Bar Seminar for Educators

Friday, March 06, 2015 — McMurry University’s School of Education will host The Texas State Bar's Law Related Education (LRE) seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 18 in the Iris Graham Education Building. This free seminar will focus on program development ...

McMurry University to host Marimba Madness Concert

Monday, March 02, 2015 — McMurry University will host the Marimba Madness Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Ryan Recital Hall. The event will feature world-renowned percussionist Dr. Blake Tyson, associate professor of music at the University of Central ...

McMurry Honors Student Beckie Schneller To Present at Texas Undergraduate Research Day in Austin

Monday, March 02, 2015 — Beckie Schneller, a senior honors student majoring in Art and English, will represent McMurry University on March 4 at the 2015 Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. She will present a poster ...

McMurry University Students Celebrate Donors on Student Philanthropy and Engagement Day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — On Feb. 26, McMurry University will join nearly 100 educational institutions worldwide to participate in the National Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month. The initiative, organized by CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs, is ...

McMurry War Hawk Bass Team selected as Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Team of the Week

Friday, February 20, 2015 — For most competitive college bass teams, the bass team itself takes priority for the anglers, but for the McMurry War Hawk Bass Team, the priority is split between school, sports, and college fishing. As a team focused around the athletic ...

McMurry Alumnus Published in International Medical Journal

Friday, February 20, 2015 — Bradley Rowland, a 2014 graduate of McMurry University, had an feature article published in the February issue of Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, an international, peer-reviewed journal. A copy of the article can be found at ...

McMurry Music Professor Has Article Published

Friday, February 20, 2015 — McMurry University visiting assistant professor of music Dr. Joshua Knight has a newly published feature article titled, Snare Drum Pedagogy: Trends and Developments Through 30 Prominent Snare Drum Method Books, in the March issue of Percussive ...

McMurry Professor Leads PE Teachers Workshop in Oklahoma

Thursday, February 19, 2015 — Dr. Pug Parris, professor of kinesiology, led a staff development session for elementary physical educators at Putnam City, OK on Tuesday, February 17.  The Putnam City schools were recently awarded a  federal ...

McMurry Alumnus to Present Talk on Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 — Jonathan Urbanczyk, a 2011 McMurry University graduate and third-year medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Worth, will give a talk on breast and prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment to McMurry science students at ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student/Alumni News

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students. McMurry Student Foundation Presents at CASE Conference The McMurry Student Foundation was invited to speak at the Council for Advancement and Support of ...

McMurry University Band Invited to March in London New Year’s Day Parade

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 — McMurry University is pleased to announce that the McMurry War Hawk Marching Band has received an invitation to march in the 2016 London New Year’s Day Parade. The London New Year’s Day Parade is the largest New ...

McMurry University Music Department to present Collage 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 — The McMurry University Music Department presents its annual “Collage” Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, in Radford Auditorium.       The concerts are truly a ...

McMurry University Jazz Band to host Sunday Jazz Jam

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 — McMurry University’s jazz ensemble, McMJ, will host a Jazz Jam at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 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 Biology Student Wins Award at Regional Meeting

Monday, February 16, 2015 — McMurry University Biology student Mitchell Crittenden was awarded the Vernon Bailey Award recognizing the Outstanding Poster Presentation in Classical Mammalogy by an Undergraduate at the 33rd annual Texas Society of Mammalogists (TSM) meeting, ...

McMurry University Historian Named to Texas Historical Foundation Board

Friday, February 13, 2015 — The Texas Historical Foundation, a 61-year old preservation organization, announced the recent election of Dr. Stephen L. Hardin to its board of directors. Hardin is a professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene. His book, Texas ...

McMurry Professor Dr. Robert Sledge Has Article Published

Thursday, February 12, 2015 — Dr. Robert W. Sledge, McMurry University Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, has had an article “The Railroad Cut Reconsidered” published in the January 2015 issue of The Gettysburg Magazine. The article reexamines ...

McMurry University Wind Ensemble Joins Abilene Community Band for Free Concert at the Paramount Theater

Thursday, February 12, 2015 — The McMurry University Wind Ensemble will perform with the Abilene Community Band in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, at the Paramount Theater. The McMurry Wind Ensemble is under the direction of David Robinson and the Abilene ...

McMurry Professor Dr. Don Frazier to Give Book Talk in Boston

Friday, February 06, 2015 — McMurry University History Professor and award-winning author Dr. Don Frazier will present a book talk on his newest Civil War book, Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi, at ...

McMurry University Professor Charlie Hukill Elected As TETA Officer

Thursday, February 05, 2015 — Charlie Hukill, Professor of Theatre at McMurry University, was elected President-Elect of the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) at its annual Theatrefest convention in Houston January 30-February 1. After serving in this capacity for ...

McMurry University Events Celebrate Black History Month

Thursday, February 05, 2015 — McMurry University’s Diversity Affairs Council is hosting a number of events celebrating Black History Month. SHADES OF US: Presented on Wednesday, February 11, from 8-10 p.m. in Old Main Watt Matthews Auditorium, this event is a ...

Prepared to Face the Challenges

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 — Young Entrepreneurs on the Rise McMurry University produces graduates with a variety of degrees and passions. They are provided with the education to enter the workforce, achieve their professional goals, and face the challenges ahead. With the ...

McMurry University Dean Attends State Education Meeting

Friday, January 30, 2015 — Dr. Perry K. Haley Brown, dean of the School of Education at McMurry University, attended the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education spring meeting in Austin, Texas on Thursday, January 29. The presentations included a discussion of ...

McMurry University President Dr. Sandra Harper to serve on National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC) Board

Thursday, January 29, 2015 — McMurry University President Sandra Harper has been elected to serve on the 26-member board of the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC).  Her term extends through the 2017 summer ...

McMurry Music Professor Dr. Elizabeth Ducey Moss to Give Recital

Monday, January 26, 2015 — Dr. Elizabeth Ducey Moss will perform at the Chamber Music Concert Series at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 8, at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander Street. Admission is free. Also featured will be Marc Sanders on the piano. The concert will ...

Rev. Jeff Lust named University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at McMurry University

Monday, January 26, 2015 — Rev. Jeff Lust named University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at McMurry University Rev. Jeff Lust, a 1983 McMurry alumnus and current provost of The New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has been appointed as ...

McMurry Student Foundation Invited to Speak at Conference

Monday, January 26, 2015 — The McMurry Student Foundation has been invited to present at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) District IV Conference next month. The conference will be held at the ...

McMurry, TCU to Present Oil Gas and Mineral Royalty Owners Training Programs

Friday, January 23, 2015 — McMurry University has formed an alliance with the Energy Institute at Texas Christian University (TCU) to offer training programs for mineral and royalty owners in Abilene and West Central Texas. The programs will be offered on the McMurry ...

McMurry University Receives Lilly Fellows Program Grant

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 — McMurry University is pleased to announce its reception of a grant from the Lilly Fellows Program in the amount of $3,000. This grant will help fund a year-long faculty discussion program during the 2015-2016 academic year. The proposal, written ...

McMurry University London Trip

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 — McMurry students and faculty traveled to London, England, for classes in Business, Religion and History on January 1, 2015. John Bailey, Ben Douglas, Cody Howard, Sonny Morrow, Casjen Rico, Kyle Sargent, Shelby Wattenbarger and ...

McMurry University to host Sikes-Melugin Religion Lectureship

Thursday, January 15, 2015 — Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, one of America’s preeminent Christian theologians and the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at Duke University, will deliver the Sikes-Melugin Lectures in Religion at McMurry University on ...

McMurry University Faculty Receive Sam Taylor Fellowships

Monday, January 12, 2015 — Three McMurry University faculty members have been chosen to receive the Sam Taylor Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. Given annually by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, the Fellowships are ...

McMurry University Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy

Monday, January 12, 2015 — In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Diversity Affairs Council of McMurry University will be promoting several MLK remembrance events on campus this week. The first spring chapel service will feature Dr. Joel Olufowote at 11 a.m. ...

Dr. Harper Re-elected to Chair Committee for SACSCOC

Friday, January 09, 2015 — McMurry University President Dr. Sandra S. Harper has been re-elected to chair one of the committees of compliance and reports of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees.  ...

David Heringer named Vice President for Enrollment Management at McMurry University

Thursday, January 08, 2015 — David Heringer has been named vice president for enrollment management at McMurry University beginning Feb. 9, 2015.  In his new position, Heringer will oversee the admission, financial aid, student affairs, registrar, the academic ...