2016 Archive

McMurry University to offer Painting on Photographs Workshop Featuring Michael Collins

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 — McMurry University is hosting a Painting on Photographs workshop by Michael Collins from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 21, in the Chapin Pottery Building.  Collins is an artist recognized for producing some of the most ...

McMurry University Faculty and Student News

Monday, December 12, 2016 — Below are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty and students. McMurry University Biology faculty member Dr. Malaney O'Connell and senior students Rachel Thompson and L'Ne Kirkes attended the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium ...

David McNally Named as McMurry's First-Ever Softball Coach

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 — McMurry University did not have to look very far to find the first-ever head coach for its inaugural softball team, tapping David McNally '07, for the job. McNally, who is a McMurry University graduate, has been coaching softball and teaching at ...

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

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 — 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, December 6-8, between Gold Star Residence Hall and Hunt Physical Education Center. Volunteers ...

McMurry to Host High School Debate Contest

Thursday, December 01, 2016 — McMurry University will partner with the Abilene Independent School District in hosting the third-annual McMurry Honors Program Speech and Debate Tournament on December 2-3, 2016. According to Seth Pietsek, speech and debate teacher at Abilene ...

McMurry University Model UN Wins Two Awards

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 — The McMurry University Model UN team won two awards at the National Model UN-Japan conference held November 20-26, 2016. Representing Portugal and Spain, McMurry’s Model UN team won a delegation award for sponsoring numerous working ...

McMurry University Students Get “StressLESS” Bags for Finals

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 — McMurry University students feeling the stress of upcoming finals will be able to pick up some stress relieving tips and a “stressLESS bag” from the McMurry Counselling Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, December 1, in ...

McMurry University’s Christmas Light Show Opens on November 29

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 —   McMurry University invites the Abilene community to enjoy its annual Christmas light show starting Tuesday, November 29, in front of the Old Main Building. Throughout the season, a coordinated audio-visual Christmas light show will ...

McMurry Students Visit Churches In Dallas Area

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 — Thirty-six McMurry students traveled with Dr. Philip LeMasters, professor of religion and director of the Honors Program, to tour Coptic (Egyptian), Malankara (Indian), and Eastern Orthodox churches in the Dallas area on November ...

McMurry Chanters, Wind Ensemble to Present Christmas Concert

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 — McMurry Chanters and Wind Ensemble will present their annual Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 1 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The program will feature works by Gustav Holst, Stephen Main, Phillip Kern, John Cacavas, Dan ...

McMurry University Percussion Ensemble to Present Free Concert

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — The McMurry University Music Department is presenting Variants of Seven, a percussion and steel drum ensemble concert, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17, in Ryan Recital Hall.  The concert features two videos created by ...

McMurry University to Host Texas Association of Future Educators Regional Competition

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — Students from the McMurry University Department of Curriculum and Instruction will host a regional competition for high school students interested in teaching careers. The Texas Association of Future Teachers event runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ...

McMurry Art Students and Professors Present Abstraction Art Show

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — The Abstraction Art Show, a collection of art from McMurry University art students and professors, will be on display at McMurry University’s Gypsy Ted Gallery, 1642 Sayles Blvd., through December 2. It is the first 2016-2017 Group Art ...

McMurry University Faculty and Student News

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 —  Below are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty and students. McMurry University Biology faculty member Dr. Malaney O'Connell has received a travel grant from the Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities ...

McMurry University, AISD, to host 5th grade Servant Leadership Seminar Friday, Nov. 11

Thursday, November 10, 2016 — McMurry Servant Leadership students, in conjunction with the Abilene Independent School District, will be hosting the 5th Grade Servant Leadership Seminar in the Garrison Campus Center Mabee Room from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. About ...

McMurry University Chapter Receives Award from National Honorary Society

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 — The McMurry University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta has received a 2016 Delta Gold Award from the national organization for an 89% increase in membership in 2015-16. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honorary society for first-year students who ...

Southwest premier of dramatic comedy 'Shoulders' at McMurry

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 — The McMurry University Theatre Department is presenting the Southwest premier of a new script, "Shoulders," by Jeffrey Kinghorn.  Directed by Charlie Hukill, the play will run from November 10-12 and November 17-19 in the Amy Graves Ryan ...

McMurry Hosting Bone Marrow Donor Event

Friday, October 28, 2016 — McMurry University’s Servant Leadership Program and Campus Ministry will be hosting a Students vs. Blood Cancer bone marrow donor drive in the Garrison Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day from Monday, October 31, through ...

Deadline for McMurry Financial Aid Planning Event Is Nov. 1

Friday, October 28, 2016 — The deadline for McMurry University’s The College PASS (Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed) is Tuesday, November 1. The seminar will provide much-needed information about college preparation and financial aid for high school juniors ...

McMurry Art Students Attend Texas Association of Schools of Art Conference

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — Three McMurry University senior art students, Yoleny Palacios ’17, Spencer Collins ’17, and Kayme Conway ’17, attended the Texas Association of Schools of Art Conference in Alpine and Marfa, Texas, with their art ...

McMurry Professor Dr. Don Frazier Nominated for Piper Professor Award

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — Dr. Don Frazier, professor of history at McMurry University, has been selected as a Piper Professor Award nominee. Piper Professor Award recipients will be announced on May 1, 2017. Organized in 1950, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is a ...

McMurry Students Get Head Start on Halloween

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — 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 to Host Financial Aid Planning Event for High School Juniors/Seniors and Parents

Friday, October 21, 2016 — McMurry University will host The College PASS [Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed] from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 5. This event will provide much-needed information about college preparation and financial aid for high school juniors ...

McMurry Introduces Remembrance Ceremony with the Final Ala Cumba

Thursday, October 20, 2016 — A new McMurry remembrance event, the Final Ala Cumba, will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 5:15 p.m. around the Sacred Wind statue on the campus quad. This ceremony was created to honor the memory of McMurry alumni, friends, former students, ...

McMurry University to Add Softball as an Intercollegiate Sport Beginning in 2017-18

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — The traditional spring sports season will get a little more exciting for McMurry University faithful starting in 2018, as the school announced on October 19 that the sport of softball would be added to its women’s intercollegiate ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student News

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students. James Greer spoke at the FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training workshop On Monday, October 10, about Job Interview Skills. There were FFA ...

McMurry History Professor Advises State Agency

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — Dr. Stephen L. Hardin of the McMurry University History Department was in Austin October 13-14 to consult with staff members of the Texas Historical Commission. He discussed themes, topics, and sites relating to the agency’s proposed ...

Dr. Gary Wilson and Cammie Petree Receive Heartbeat of McMurry Award

Thursday, October 13, 2016 — Dr. Gary Wilson, professor of biology, and head volleyball coach Cammie Petree have been honored with the 2016 Heartbeat of Campus Award at McMurry University. Established in 2013 by the McMurry University Alumni Board, the Heartbeat of Campus is ...

McMurry University Homecoming 2016 set for Oct. 6-8

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 — McMurry University’s Homecoming begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016, with the traditional shooting of the arrow and tipi raising contest at Wah Wahtaysee Park on the corner of South 14th and Sayles Boulevard. The Friends of the ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student/Alumni News

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 —  Below are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, alumni and students. Dr. Philip LeMasters, McMurry University Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program, presented “Dictators, Terrorists, and ...

McMurry University hosts Marx in Soho on Oct. 11

Monday, September 26, 2016 — McMurry University will host the one-man show Marx in Soho at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, in McMurry’s Ryan Little Theatre.  The performance is free to the public. In the one-man show starring actor Bob Weick, Karl Marx ...

McMurry University Professor Teaches Class on Serial Killers

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 — 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 Hosts Talk on “Religion as a Bridge, Not a Barrier” as Part of Ubuntu Theme

Monday, September 19, 2016 — Joe Morrow and Megan Johnson of Interfaith Youth Core will speak on the topic “Religion as a Bridge, Not a Barrier” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Bishops Hall as McMurry University’s first Ubuntu talk of the ...

McMurry University honors Adrianne Mazur Kincade '00 with Cross and Flame Award

Friday, September 16, 2016 — Adrianne Mazur Kincade of Mansfield, Texas, has been chosen as the 2016 at-large recipient of the McMurry University Cross & Flame Award.  She will be honored at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, October 16, at First United Methodist ...

McMurry University names Weldon Crowley as 2016 Distinguished Alumnus

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — In recognition of his many contributions to higher education and his years of service to his alma mater, McMurry University has named Dr. Weldon Crowley '57 of Georgetown, Texas, as its Distinguished Alumnus for 2016. He will be honored at the ...

McMurry University Theatre to Present I Hate Hamlet

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — The McMurry University Theatre department is proud to present I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick, directed by David Ainsworth. Performance dates are September 29-October 1 and October 6-8 in the Ryan Little Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. I Hate ...

McMurry University to celebrate Family Weekend Sept. 16-18

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — McMurry University will celebrate Family Weekend Sept. 16-18 with a number of special activities for students and their families. Friday’s events include a students and parents versus faculty and staff softball game at 5 p.m. at the ...

McMurry Art Students to Host Art Display

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 — The public is invited to visit McMurry art student studios from 3 to 5 p.m.  Friday, September 16, in Ryan Fine Arts Center and the Chapin Art Building on Hunt Street across from Ryan. Visitors will be able to view the latest student ...

McMurry University invites all military and dependents to Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 24

Friday, September 09, 2016 — Active duty and retired military and their dependents will be honored guests at McMurry University’s football game against Langston University at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Wilford Moore Stadium. All military members and their ...

McMurry University honors Abilenians Carlton and Sally Villers with Cross and Flame Award

Friday, September 09, 2016 — Carlton '63 and Sally Villers '65 have been chosen as the 2016 Northwest Texas Annual Conference recipients of the McMurry University Cross & Flame Award.  They will be honored at the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, October 9, at ...

Chris Montoya Selected As 2016 Spirit of McMurry Award Winner

Thursday, September 08, 2016 — Chris Montoya ’00, Senior Vice President and Equity Manager at First Financial Trust and Asset Management Company of Abilene, Texas, has been named the 2016 Spirit of McMurry Award recipient given by the McMurry Alumni Association Board ...

McMurry University Establishes The Center for Community Inclusion

Thursday, September 08, 2016 — McMurry University has established The Center for Community Inclusion (CCI) beginning this fall to serve McMurry University students, staff and faculty. “As McMurry University continues to face the pressing demands of the 21st century ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student/Alumni News

Monday, September 05, 2016 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, alumni and students. Dr. Jeffery Kinlaw published an article titled “Autonomy, Moral Education, and the Carving of a National Identity” ...

Texas Department of Transportation Brings Impaired Driving Dodgeball Experience to McMurry University

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 — The Texas Department of Transportation is bringing its interactive Impaired Driving Dodgeball Experience to McMurry University from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 31 in the Garrison Campus Center parking lot. The fun game of impaired ...

McMurry History Professor Dr. Stephen Hardin Contributes to New Anthology

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 — Dr. Stephen L. Hardin of the McMurry University history department contributed the lead chapter in a recently published anthology Texan Identities: Moving beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History edited by Light Townsend Cummins and Mary ...

McMurry Fall Convocation and Rally on Tuesday, August 30

Monday, August 29, 2016 — McMurry University will celebrate its successful $10 million campaign for the new School of Business at the official Fall Convocation at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, in Radford Auditorium. Immediately following the convocation, there will be a ...

McMurry to Hold Opening Chapel Service and Picnic

Monday, August 22, 2016 — McMurry University will kick off the Fall 2016 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 23. Rev. Felicia Hopkins, senior pastor at St. Paul ...

McMurry's New Freshman Class to Work at Local Non-Profit Agencies

Thursday, August 18, 2016 — McMurry University’s new freshman class will learning about one of the school’s core values – Service as the measure of life – as they volunteer at several local non-profit agencies from 2-4 p.m. Friday, ...

McMurry University Offers Online Bachelor’s Degree in Business

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 — McMurry University will be offering Abilene’s only online bachelor’s degree in business beginning in mid-October, University officials announced today. “Based on research we conducted to determine the viability of ...

McMurry President Dr. Sandra Harper Elected to United Methodist University Senate

Monday, August 15, 2016 — At its annual summer meeting, the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church elected McMurry University President Dr. Sandra Harper to the University Senate for the 2017-2020 quadrennium.    The ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student News

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students. McMurry University Political Science Professor Dr. Tina Bertrand was interviewed recently about the current United Nations Secretary General ...

McMurry University Announces Online Business Degree

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 — McMurry University will offer an online bachelor’s degree in business beginning mid-October, University officials announced today.  “An online degree in business from the McMurry Online Degrees program will prepare ...

Former McMurry Coach Barbara Crousen Named to Texas Track & Field Hall of Fame

Monday, August 08, 2016 — McMurry University’s former track and field coach Barbara Crousen will add another recognition to her already-impressive cadre of honors. It has been announced that the Texas Track & Field Hall of Fame has selected Crousen for ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student News

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students. Dr. Philip LeMasters, McMurry University professor of religion, published  “The Interrelation of Eucharist and Marriage: The Mission of ...

McMurry to Offer Fall Exercise Classes

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 — McMurry University has announced its fall schedule for open-to-the-public group exercise classes.  Most classes begin the week of Monday, August 22 and continue until December 2.  Participants may attend any of the offerings ...

McMurry University Names New Board Chair and Three New Board Members

Friday, July 15, 2016 — Retired healthcare insurance executive Lynn Yearwood '70 has been elected to a three-year term as Chair of the McMurry Board of Trustees. She has served on the board for the past four years as chair of the Board's trusteeship committee, which ...

New Interim Dean Announced for Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

Monday, July 11, 2016 — Dr. Sheila Earline Garland has been named Interim Dean of the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing beginning July 11, 2016. Dr. Garland currently is a consultant for the Office of Secretary of State, Georgia Board of Nursing. Founded in 1979, ...

McMurry Professor to Present Curtain Call...Harmony in Art, Song, and Life at Ryan Gallery

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 — McMurry University Music Professor Dr. Christina Wilson presents Curtain Call...Harmony in Art, Song, and Life on display in the Amy Graves Ryan Gallery from July 7 through August 5. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 ...

Solar Technology comes to the Jay-Rollins Library

Friday, June 24, 2016 — Students returning to McMurry University this fall will discover a new solar-powered addition to the Jay-Rollins Library. The Jay-Rollins porch is sporting four new umbrellas with a twist. Developed by Zon Technology, the umbrellas have solar ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student News

Friday, June 24, 2016 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students. McMurry Professors Kathie Walker-Millar, Ann Spence and Dr. Cynthia Rutledge Ferguson each presented at the Engaging Pedagogy Conference hosted by Texas ...

McMurry Announces $10 Million Campaign to Endow School of Business

Friday, June 24, 2016 — McMurry University announced today a $10,000,000 campaign to endow its school of business.  The University has already reached ninety percent of the goal. At the successful completion of the campaign the school will be named for ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student News

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students. Dr. Pug Parris, professor of Kinesiology, led two day-long workshops for teachers recently. She worked with elementary PE and music teachers in Midland ...

McMurry University Announces E.E. Hall Memorial Scholar Recipient

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 — McMurry University has named Professor of Religion Dr. Bryan Stewart as the E. E. Hall Memorial Scholar Award winner for the 2016-17 academic year. “We are delighted that we are able recognize Dr. Stewart’s outstanding ...

Recent McMurry University Graduates Accepted Into Graduate Schools

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 — Five McMurry University Psychology Department alumni have been recently accepted into graduate school programs beginning this fall.  Rae’Von Wells ‘16 has been accepted into the University of North Texas M.A. Program ...

McMurry University Haiti Mission Team Works With Partners in Development

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 — Nine McMurry University students, faculty and staff recently returned from a mission trip to Haiti on May 15-22 Students Ashley Parsley ’16, Haley Shepard ’18, Savannah McClure ’16, Samantha Ritz ’18, ...

McMurry Professor Dr. Tina Bertrand Contributes Expertise to UN Secretary-General Election

Thursday, May 26, 2016 — As the United Nations (UN) prepares for the election of a new Secretary-General, McMurry University Political Science Professor Dr. Tina Bertrand is one of four global experts asked to provide input into the election process by the ...

McMurry Alumna Diane Codding Accepted Into University of Delaware Ph.D. Program

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 — McMurry University alumna Diane Codding, an English and Religion major who graduated from the Honors Program in 2010, has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Sociocultural and Community Approaches to Education at the University of Delaware ...

McMurry Religious Life Sends Mission Team to Haiti

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 — Nine McMurry University students, faculty and staff will be traveling to Haiti for a mission trip on May 15-22. Students Ashley Parsley ’16, Haley Shepard ’18, Savannah McClure ’16, Samantha Ritz ’18, ...

McMurry Seniors Honored at Spring 2016 Graduation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 — Four McMurry University seniors received special recognition at the 2016 Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7. Catherine Dyer, a Christian ministry major from San Angelo, TX, is the winner of the Harry Soladay Memorial Award. Since ...

Grant Teaff Named 2016 NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award Recipient

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 — The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that College Football Hall of Fame coach Grant Teaff '56, who was recently named Executive Director Emeritus of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), ...

Rep. Susan King to Speak at McMurry University Spring 2016 Commencement on May 7

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 — Texas State Rep. Susan King will be the guest speaker for the McMurry University Commencement at 10 a.m. on May 7 in Hunt P.E. Center. McMurry will confer degrees on 194 seniors at the event. Rep. King is a fifth-term Member of the Texas House ...

Dr. Don Frazier Wins 21st Annual Austin Civil War Round Table’s Laney Book Prize

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 — Dr. Donald Frazier, professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, has won the twenty first annual Daniel M. & Marilyn W. Laney Book Prize given by the Austin Civil War Round Table, Inc. The Daniel M. & Marilyn W. Laney ...

McMurry University History Professors Named to Handbook of Texas Advisory Board

Monday, May 02, 2016 — McMurry University History Professors Dr. Donald S. Frazier and Dr. Stephen L. Hardin have been named to the advisory committee for the prestigious Handbook of Texas, the monumental historical encyclopedia of all things related to Texas history ...

McMurry Art Department Offers Summer Art Classes

Monday, May 02, 2016 — The McMurry University Art Department will offer three summer art classes for adults and children. Adult Jewelry Camp, featuring lost wax casting in silver taught by Linda Stricklin MFA, will meet from May 17 – June 2 from 6 -8 p.m. on ...

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

Monday, May 02, 2016 — 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 3-5, between Gold Star Residence Hall and Hunt Physical Education Center. Volunteers will ...

McMurry University to Offer Workout Classes

Friday, April 29, 2016 — McMurry University will offer low impact aerobics exercise classes to the public from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday from May 2 through June 29. The classes will be held in room 200 of Hunt PE Center on the McMurry ...

McMurry University Honors Employees at Spring 2016 Faculty Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Friday, April 29, 2016 — McMurry University faculty and staff were honored at the Spring 2016 Faculty Staff Appreciation Luncheon. The Outstanding Faculty member is Dr. Robert Wallace, professor of sociology. He also has served as faculty athletic representative and ...

McMurry Announces Dr. W. Norton Jones Endowed Professorship

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 — McMurry University is pleased to announce it has exceeded its goal of $250,000 needed to establish the Dr. W. Norton Jones Endowed Professorship in Chemistry, the first fully funded endowed professorship in the sciences. The University has ...

McMurry University Wind Ensemble Concert

Friday, April 22, 2016 — The McMurry University Wind Ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The concert will be free and open to the public.  The Wind Ensemble will feature Dr. Joshua Knight, ...

McMurry Helps Abilene and Other Communities During Second “McMurry Serves” Event

Friday, April 22, 2016 — More than 175 McMurry University alumni, students and friends are gathering together in groups from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23, for the second McMurry Serves event. McMurry Serves is a community service initiative which embodies the ...

McMurry Shark Tank Event Planned

Friday, April 22, 2016 — McMurry University students in Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Science will compete for funding in a Shark Tank simulation at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Finch-Gray Science Building room 101. Each of the five students will present ...

McMurry University President Elected to Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators Inc. Board

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — McMurry University President Dr. Sandra S. Harper was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc. (EIIA), a not-for-profit organization that provides insurance and risk management ...

McMurry Student Selected to Attend Washington D.C. Summer Honors Program

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — McMurry University junior political science major Thierry Tchenko has been selected to participate in the 2016 Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program in Washington DC. Tchenko will attend the Christian Faith and Politics track led by famed ...

McMurry University’s Science and Math Advisory Board Selects Bloomer and Beasley Research Stipend Recipients

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — McMurry’s University’s Science and Math Advisory Board recently selected three students to fund with Bloomer and Beasley Research Stipends over the next academic year. Kirk Hodel will be working with Dr. Tikhon Bykov on small ...

McMurry Chanters to Present Concert

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — McMurry University Music Department is pleased to present the McMurry Chanters in a concert of choral music at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in the Recital Hall of the Ryan Fine Arts Center at McMurry University. Now in their 94th year, the ...

McMurry Women’s Club Awards Scholarships

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — The McMurry Women’s Club awarded two $500 scholarships to McMurry students Elizabeth McWhirter and Evelyn Gonzalez at their annual scholarship luncheon on April 19, 2016. McWhirter is a junior from Brownwood, Texas, majoring in ...

McMurry Student Artist Kelly McNamee To Present Senior Show

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 — Visit the works of McMurry student artist Kelly McNamee in her show Apart from Self at the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery during a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016. Studying and experimenting with various mediums including ...

McMurry Inducts Twelve Into Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society

Monday, April 18, 2016 — McMurry University's Education Department welcomed twelve new members into its chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the national honor society for education students. Inducted were senior Shayna Beavers, senior Megan Flessner, senior Jacqueline Carey, ...

Four McMurry Faculty Receive Promotions

Monday, April 18, 2016 — Four McMurry University faculty members received promotions during the McMurry University Board of Trustees meeting held April 15. Dr. Edward Donnay was promoted to professor of chemistry. Dr. Wayne Keith was promoted to professor of physics. ...

McMurry University Music Student Rachel Hall to Present Senior Recital at Ryan Recital Hall

Monday, April 18, 2016 — McMurry University music Rachel Hall will present her senior clarinet recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Amy Graves Ryan Recital Hall. Hall will be playing works by Brahms, Sutermeister, Debussy and Ponchielli. Accompanying Hall will ...

McMurry Alumna Sara Graham Receives John Wesley Award

Friday, April 15, 2016 — In recognition of her many years of service to McMurry University, alumna Sara Graham ’63 has been selected to receive the first ever John Wesley Award for exemplary service and giving to her alma mater. She received the award at the ...

McMurry University and Abilene ISD Fine Arts Department to Co-Host Musician Karl Sievers

Thursday, April 14, 2016 — McMurry University will join with the Abilene ISD Fine Arts Department to cohost musician Karl Sievers on April 18-19 on the McMurry campus. Sievers will teach lessons to high brass studio students, teach master classes to university and local ...

McMurry Professor Chairs Conference Session

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — McMurry University English Professor Dr. Ann-Marie Lopez chaired a session at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Houston titled: "Re-Imagining the Student-Subject of Composition." 

McMurry Kinesiology Department Inducts Nine Into National Fraternity

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — McMurry’s Department of Kinesiology welcomed nine new members into its chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa, the national fraternity for Exercise Science and Physical Education, on Sunday, April 10.  Phi Epsilon Kappa is a national ...

McMurry Professor Presents Paper at Conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — McMurry University English Professor Dr. Christopher Andrews presented a paper at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, in Houston, Texas, April 6-9.  His paper, "You Have A New Friend Request," described the ...

McMurry President Participates in Texas Women In Higher Education Panel

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — McMurry University President Dr. Sandra Harper was an invited panelist at the 2016 Texas Women in Higher Education (TWHE) State Conference on April 5, 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas.   Along with senior administrators from the ...

McMurry University Announces New Dean of School of Business

Monday, April 11, 2016 — Dr. Paul M. Mason has been named the Dean of the McMurry University School of Business beginning July 11, 2016. Dr. Mason currently is the Richard de Raismes Kip Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Geography at the ...

Original Student Plays Being Performed by McMurry Theatre Department

Friday, April 08, 2016 — The McMurry Theatre Department will be staging four plays written by McMurry students on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 14-16 . Three of the plays are one-acts that were selected from the work of the Playwriting class ...

McMurry Student Accepted Into Texas Women's University Doctorate Program

Thursday, April 07, 2016 — McMurry University senior Shelby Holiday Williams of Bedford, Texas, has been accepted into the fall cohort group for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Texas Women’s University. While at McMurry, she worked as a student ...

Novelist to Speak at McMurry University’s Knox-Bennett Writers Series

Thursday, April 07, 2016 — Novelist Maggie Mitchell will be McMurry University’s Knox-Bennett Writers Series guest speaker on April 21. Mitchell will discuss the craft of writing at 2:30 p.m. in the Jay-Rollins Library. She will read selections of her fiction at ...

McMurry University Students take on Faculty/Staff team in Softball During Spring Thing Week

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 — McMurry University students will take on a faculty/staff team in softball on Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the practice field next to McMurry’s Walt Driggers Baseball Field. Also, McMurry Student Government will sponsor The Big ...

TCU Energy Institute Class in Wealth Management Being Held at McMurry

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 — The Energy Institute at Texas Christian University (TCU) is conducting a seminar titled “Wealth Management & Estate Planning” for mineral and royalty owners in Abilene and West Central Texas. The program is being held from ...

McMurry Model UN Excels at New York City Conference

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 — McMurry University’s Model UN students continued their record of excellence at this year’s national conference in New York City.  Representing the delegation of Cyprus, senior political science majors Doug Alldredge ...

McMurry Political Science Professor Writes Brief for 1 in 7 Billion Campaign

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 — Dr. Tina Bertrand, professor of political science at McMurry University, has written a brief for the 1 for 7 Billion Campaign, which will be read by United Nations (UN) ambassadors as they begin their deliberations on selecting the next ...

McMurry Political Science Professor to Participate in US State Department Program

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — McMurry University political science professor Dr. Joel Olufowote has accepted the final return invitation to participate as Program Advisor to the Study of the United States Summer Institute exchange program, organized and funded through the ...

McMurry Sociology Department Excels at Regional Social Sciences Meeting

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — Students and faculty from McMurry University’s Department of Sociology were well represented at the recent Southwestern Social Science Association meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada.   McMurry sociology professor Dr. Robert Wallace ...

McMurry Senior Music Major Accepted Into University of Central Arkansas Graduate Music Program

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — McMurry University senior music major Joshua Howeth has been accepted into the graduate music program at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).  Howeth plans to attend UCA this fall to begin working toward a Master of Music ...

McMurry Religious Life to Host Social Awareness Activity

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — As part of Social Awareness Week at McMurry University, the McMurry Religious Life group will be passing out “You Matter” bags to be distributed to individuals and non-profit organizations in Abilene. They will be distributing ...

McMurry Senior Accepted to University of Massachusetts – Boston Ph.D. Program

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — McMurry University senior Candace Boehm Evans, a sociology and psychology major, has been admitted to University of Massachusetts-Boston to pursue her Ph.D. in sociology.  She has also been awarded a graduate assistantship and tuition ...

McMurry Professor Bill Libby Tours Middle East

Monday, March 28, 2016 — McMurry University Religion Professor Bill Libby traveled to Turkey during spring break with 27 faculty, clergy and their families from around the United States. The program was designed as  a “familiarization tour” ...

McMurry University Senior Jeremiah Flynn to Present Art Exhibition

Monday, March 28, 2016 — McMurry University senior Jeremiah Flynn invites you to his senior art exhibition “The Manipulation of eh Right Hemisphere” April 17-22, 2016, in the Amy Graves Ryan Gallery. The show will feature recent works of film and ...

McMurry Senior Music Major Accepted into University of Oklahoma and Colorado State Graduate Music Programs

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — McMurry University Senior Music Education Major Louie Fehl has been accepted into both the University of Oklahoma and Colorado State University graduate programs.  Fehl plans to pursue a Master of Music degree at the University Oklahoma ...

McMurry University Professor Presents Lecture Recital

Monday, March 21, 2016 — McMurry University Music Professor Dr. Elizabeth Ducey Moss presented a lecture recital on March 18 at the College Music Society 2016 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference to be held at the University of Northern Colorado. The title of this lecture ...

Marimba Madness Concert

Monday, March 21, 2016 — McMurry University will host world-renown percussionist Ivan Trevino as part of Marimba Madness, a free event featuring performances of marimba repertoire by students and professionals from McMurry, ACU, and HSU, as well as Wylie, Cooper and ...

McMurry University Hosts Christian Author and Theologian Dr. John Behr at Willson-Bennett Lecture Series April 1

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, Professor of Patristics and Dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, New York, will be the featured speaker at McMurry University’s 2016 Willson-Bennett Lectures. He will ...

McMurry Music Department to Present Memorial Concert Honoring Dr. Mark Wilcox

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — The McMurry University Department of Music will present a memorial concert in honor of former McMurry music professor Dr. Mark Wilcox at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The free concert will feature trumpet ...

McMurry Students Accepted Into Graduate School

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — Two McMurry senior Exercise Science and Human Performance (ESHP) majors have been accepted into the Hardin-Simmons University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program Fall 2016 cohort class. Reid Frazier of Spring, Texas, is planning for a medical ...

McMurry University’s FasTrack teaching courses beginning soon

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — Registration has opened for McMurry University’s FasTrack program. FasTrack presents an opportunity for anyone who has a bachelor’s degree and is seeking Texas teacher certification.  Coursework begins May 9 and can ...

Michaela Rummel Receives Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women's Leadership Scholarship

Friday, March 11, 2016 — Michaela Rummel, a junior music education major from Abilene, has been selected by McMurry University to receive the Dr. Sandra Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. The Dr. Sandra Harper ...

McMurry Senior Accepted into SMU Data Science Program

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — McMurry University senior computer science student Logan Gage has been accepted into Southern Methodist University’s Data Science program, where he will be pursuing a Master of Science degree following graduation in May.

McMurry Students Visit Orthodox Parishes

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — McMurry University students from Dr. Philip LeMasters’ class in Eastern Orthodox Theology and Dr. Bryan Stewart’s class in History of Christianity participated in a field trip to three Orthodox Christian parishes in the Dallas ...

McMurry Alumna Accepted to Boston University School of Theology

Monday, March 07, 2016 — McMurry University alumna Carly Payne ’14, a Christian Ministry major and Servant Leadership minor, has been accepted for the Master of Divinity program at Boston University’s School of Theology. She has received a ...

McMurry President Elected Chair of Texas United Methodist College Association Board

Friday, March 04, 2016 — McMurry President Sandra S. Harper was elected chair of the Board of Directors of the Texas United Methodist College Association for the 2016-2017 term.  The Association helps Texas United Methodist students attend Texas United ...

McMurry Music Department to Host Saxophonist Sean Murphy

Friday, March 04, 2016 — The McMurry University Department of Music will host saxophonist Sean Murphy in recital, Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 pm in Ryan Recital Hall.  Murphy’s program will consist of a variety of works for solo saxophone, to include ...

McMurry Music Professor to be Featured Performer at Two Universities

Friday, March 04, 2016 — McMurry Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Joshua Knight will be at Midwestern State University March 7-8 for a two-day artist residency that includes a recital, a clinic/lecture, and individual help sessions with MSU ...

McMurry University Campus Activities Board, Health Services Office, Wellness Center and Counseling Center to host Mockaritaville Alcohol Awareness Event

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 — McMurry University students will be able to experience the dangers of texting and driving, don “beer goggles” to drive a golf cart with simulated blood alcohol levels above the legal limits, learn sun safety and more ...

Former Southwest Airlines Exec to Speak at Women’s Leadership Luncheon at McMurry

Monday, February 29, 2016 — Ginger Hardage, formerly the Senior Vice President Culture and Communications for Southwest Airlines, will speak on "Building a Brand from the Inside Out” at the third annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon at McMurry University. ...

McMurry Student Selected to 2016 Intercollegiate Band

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 — McMurry University senior Louie Fehl has been selected for membership in the 2016 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Southwest Division Intercollegiate Band. Fehl is a senior music education major from Abilene Wylie High ...

McMurry Chanters to present Tour Concert

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 — The McMurry University Chanters will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls while on a Texas Hill Country tour. The Chanters has history all the way back to the founding of McMurry ...

McMurry Art Students Win Awards

Friday, February 19, 2016 — Several McMurry University student artists received awards at the seventh annual Intercollegiate Art Competition, a juried exhibit of artwork by students from Abilene colleges and universities, at the Center for Contemporary Art in downtown ...

McMurry University Wind Ensemble Presents Free Concert

Friday, February 19, 2016 — The McMurry University Wind Ensemble will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 29, at the Amy Graves Ryan Recital Hall. Since the concert is on Leap Day, the group will include “something extra” in each ...

McMurry Recognized for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Monday, February 15, 2016 — McMurry University claimed the eighth spot as one of the nation's top small colleges for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-related (STEM) programs by the College Best Degree Programs website. The schools were chosen and ranked ...

McMurry Students, Alumna Present Papers at Social Science Meeting

Friday, February 12, 2016 — Two current McMurry students and one recent graduate are presenting papers at the upcoming Southwestern Social Science Association meetings in Las Vegas. Brianna Brown will speak on "Out-Group Colorism: Does Skin Tone Matter for Different ...

Deadline for The College PASS (Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed) is February 15

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 — The deadline for registration for The College PASS (Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed) is Monday, February 15. This event will provide much-needed information about college preparation and financial aid for students and families in the Big ...

Dr. Paul Fabrizio Attends National Rural Health Association Policy Initiative

Monday, February 08, 2016 — McMurry University Political Science Professor Dr. Paul Fabrizio participated last week in the National Rural Health Association Policy Initiative in Washington, DC. He was accompanied by Kelly Cheek '99, Executive Director of the Big Country ...

McMurry Students Present Talk at Texas Association of Future Educators

Monday, February 08, 2016 — McMurry University students Caty-Jane McSpadden '16 and Shelby Gordon '16 shared their experiences as education majors at McMurry University during the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) Conference at the University of Houston on ...

McMurry Percussion Ensemble to Present Concert

Thursday, February 04, 2016 — The McMurry Percussion Ensemble will be performing a preview concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Bynum Band Hall highlighting the group’s performance at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San ...

McMurry Students, Administrators Attend Interfaith Leadership Institute

Monday, February 01, 2016 — McMurry University students senior Dennis Land ’16 and freshman Hope Rouse ’19 attended an Interfaith Leadership Institute  January 22-24 in Atlanta, Georgia, with McMurry administrators Dr. James Hunt, Rev. Jeff ...

McMurry Clubs to Provide Valentine’s Cards for Hendrick Patients

Monday, February 01, 2016 — The McMurry University Biology Club and Kinesiology Club are joining to host a Valentine’s Day card creation station in the Quad from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, to give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to ...

McMurry Junior Music Major Kenny Mostert Selected to 2016 National Trumpet Competition

Thursday, January 28, 2016 — Junior Music Education major Kenny Mostert of Abilene, Texas, has advanced to the semi-final round of the undergraduate solo division in the 2016 National Trumpet Competition. Mostert’s recording was selected as one of 40 semi-finalists ...

Five Local Sponsors join McMurry to Host The College PASS (Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed)

Thursday, January 28, 2016 — Five Abilene sponsors will join McMurry University in hosting The College PASS [Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed] from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20. The sponsors are the Abilene Educational Foundation, Davis Kinard and Co. PC, Sam ...

McMurry University Alumna Shannon Sedgwick Davis ’96 to Present Talks as Part of Ubuntu Theme

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 — McMurry University alumna Shannon Sedgwick Davis ’96, a prominent proponent for human rights worldwide, will be the featured speaker for the school’s second Ubuntu talk on February 17-18 at the Watt Matthews Auditorium in ...

McMurry to Host UIL Music Event

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — The Vocal Program of McMurry’s Music Department will be hosting the UIL Solo and Small Ensemble contest on Saturday, January 30 in the Ryan Fine Arts Center.  There are an anticipated 165 singers from eight big country high ...

McMurry to Host The College PASS (Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — McMurry University will host The College PASS [Prepare, Apply, Select, and Succeed] from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20. This event will provide much-needed information about college preparation and financial aid for students and ...

Tickets Now Available for McMurry University’s Theatre Production of Horrid Massacre in Boston

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — Tickets are now on sale for McMurry Theatre Department’s production of Horrid Massacre in Boston by Don Nigro, directed by Charlie Hukill. The performance dates are February 18-20 and 25-27. Jane Lamb, an orphan, finds a home at Mrs. ...

McMurry Professors Receive Research Grants

Friday, January 15, 2016 — McMurry University Professors Dr. T.J. Boyle and Dr. Dana Lee are the recipients of KIVA Exes Association Faculty/Staff Development and Research Fund for this academic year. The KIVA Award was established in 1991 by the KIVA Exes Association to ...

McMurry University to Host Association of Texas Small School Bands Jazz Clinic

Thursday, January 14, 2016 — McMurry University will host the Association of Texas Small School Bands Region 16 Jazz Clinic on Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, 2016. There will be about 40 students and 10 area band directors from around the Big Country.  The ...

McMurry Senior Sam Gaylon Featured Speaker at Janaury 2016 Chautauqua Learning Series at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village

Thursday, January 14, 2016 — McMurry University senior history major Sam Galon of McKinney, Texas, was the featured speaker at the Janaury 2016 Chautauqua Learning Series at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village. Gaylon’s talk, “Fifty Shades of Cadet Gray: ...

McMurry Baseball to Host Camp

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 — McMurry University head coach John Byington will be hosting the War Hawks' High School Skills Camp on January 15-16. The camp is open to grades 9-12 and will take place at McM's Walt Driggers Field, 6-9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on ...

McMurry to offer Group Exercise Classes this spring

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 — McMurry University will offer open-to-the-public group exercise classes this Spring. Hour-long mid-day and evening group exercise classes run January 11-April 29 for a fee of $80.   Classes include Balance, Tone, Flexibility ...