Archive 2018

McMurry and Cisco Receive Multimillion Dollar Title V Grant

Friday, November 02, 2018 —  McMurry University is excited to announce that McMurry and Cisco College have been selected to receive a US Department of Education Title V Cooperative Grant. The five-year grant will provide $3.75M to the two institutions. Funding ...

Frazier Offers Course to Public

Monday, August 13, 2018 — Award-winning author, educator, and raconteur Dr. Donald S. Frazier, professor of History at McMurry University, is inviting the public to participate in an eight-week course this fall titled The Civil War and Reconstruction.  Classes ...

McMurry Receives Third National Recognition for Excellence

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 — McMurry University continues to be nationally recognized for academic excellence. In addition to its recent recognition as #1 in the State of Texas for highest percentage of graduates with jobs 10 years after graduation by Zippia, McMurry has ...

McM Athletics Announces Inaugural "Grant Teaff Beyond the Game Award" Winner: Jeremie Border

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — McMurry University Athletics is honored to announce a new award being instituted in 2018, as a part of its Hall of Honor ceremonies - the “Grant Teaff Beyond the Game Award” – and its inaugural honoree, the late ...

McMurry Athletics Approved for Active NCAA III Membership Beginning in 2018-19!

Thursday, June 28, 2018 — McMurry University has completed its four-year journey back to Division III. In a letter dated June 25, 2018 the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Membership Committee informed the University that it has voted to grant ...

McMurry University Named #1 in Texas for Graduate Job Rate

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — McMurry University has been listed as #1 in the State of Texas for highest percentage of graduates with jobs 10 years after graduation (92.91%) from the national research group Zippia. Zippia, the online organization that helps recent ...

McMurry Seniors Honored at Spring 2018 Commencement

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — McMurry Seniors Honored at Spring 2018 Commencement Four McMurry University seniors received special recognition at the 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12. Brett Banks, a Christian ministry major with a minor in sociology ...

McMurry University to Host Million Word Reader Event

Thursday, May 17, 2018 — Approximately 225 middle-school students in the Abilene Independent School District will be on the McMurry University campus Monday and Wednesday, May 21 and 23, for the Million Word Reader celebration. This is the third year for McMurry to host ...

McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student/Alumni News

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — Below are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, alumni and students. McMurry University mathematics professors Dr. Kathryn Flores, Dr. Kelly McCoun, Dr. Mark Thornburg and Instructor Roxana Dita recently attended the 98th ...

McMurry Fifth Graders Art Exhibit

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — The McMurry University fifth-grade classes will have an art exhibit in Gypsy Ted Gallery II from May 18-25, displaying some of the many art projects they have completed this year. The gallery is located in room 104 of the Old ...

McMurry University Commencement Set for May 12

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 — Abilene mayor Anthony Williams, a 1993 McMurry alumnus, will be the guest speaker for the McMurry University Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Hunt P.E. Center. McMurry will confer degrees on 141 seniors at the event. Williams is the ...

McMurry University to help students Traveling Home with Pre-trip Pit Stop

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 — 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 8-10, between Gold Star Residence Hall and Hunt Physical Education Center. Volunteers will ...

McMurry University to Feature Olympian Gold Medal Winner Earl Young

Monday, April 30, 2018 — Earl Young, an Olympic gold medalist at the 1960 Summer Games and member of the Texas Track and Field Hall of Fame, will be speaking to McMurry University Chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1. Young will share his story, which also includes how a ...

McMurry University Senior Christopher Bartlett Presents Art Exhibition

Friday, April 27, 2018 — Experience the exciting world of shadows through McMurry University senior art major Christopher Bartlett’s lens. Bartlett’s senior show Shadows on the Plains will run from April 30 – May 4 in the Gypsy Ted Gallery ...

McMurry Honors Seven Alumni at Inaugural Night of Distinction Event

Friday, April 27, 2018 — McMurry University celebrated alumni achievement at the inaugural Night of Distinction on Thursday, April 19, at the Garrison United Methodist Campus Center. Seven outstanding McMurry alumni were honored. ARTHUR “ART” PERTILE ...

McMurry University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Sign Articulation Agreement

Friday, April 27, 2018 —  McMurry University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) are excited to announce the signing of an articulation agreement to allow qualified McMurry students the opportunity to enter the TTUHSC’s Master of ...

Summer Exercise Classes Offered at McMurry University

Thursday, April 19, 2018 — Low Impact Aerobics workouts will be available at McMurry University from May 7 through August 8. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in room 200 of Hunt PE Center. Cost is $40 per person with a family ...

McMurry University Senior Sara Talkington to Present Art Exhibition

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — McMurry University senior Sara Talkington invites you to her senior art exhibition “Adventures in Wonderbrand” May 7-12, 2018, in the Gypsy Ted II Student Gallery. Talkington is a candidate for a bachelor of arts degree in ...

McMurry University Honors Employees at 2018 Faculty Staff Appreciation Reception

Friday, April 13, 2018 — McMurry University faculty and staff were honored at the 2018 Faculty Staff Appreciation Reception. The outstanding faculty member is Dr. David Robinson, assistant professor of music and director of bands. Dr. Robinson joined the McMurry faculty ...

McMurry University names Arthur Pertile III as 2018 Distinguished Alumnus

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — In recognition of his many contributions to the legal profession and his years of service to his alma mater, McMurry University has named Arthur “Art” Pertile III ’83 of Katy, Texas, as its Distinguished Alumnus for ...

McMurry University Theatre to Present Student One-Act Plays

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — The McMurry University Department of Theatre will be presenting a bill of five student-directed one act plays beginning at 7:30 p.m. May 4-5 in the Amy Graves Ryan Little Theatre located in the Ryan Fine Arts Center. All performances are free to ...

McMurry to Host Marimba Madness

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — McMurry University is hosting the eighth annual Marimba Madness concert featuring guest artist Christopher Norton. The free concert, which also features regional high school, college and professional percussionists, is Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. ...

McMurry University Theatre to Present Original Student One-Act Plays

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 — McMurry University Theatre to Present Original Student One-Act Plays ABILENE, Texas – The McMurry Department of Theatre will be staging three plays written by McMurry students enrolled in the spring 2017 playwriting class ...

McMurry University Faculty, Staff Student and Alumni News

Monday, March 26, 2018 — Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff, students and alumni. Dr. Tina Bertrand’s paper on the UN Alliance of Civilizations has been accepted for formal presentation at the International Peace Studies ...

Square Co-inventor Jim McKelvey to Speak at Inaugural Garrison Entrepreneur Series at McMurry

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — Jim McKelvey, internationally known entrepreneur and co-inventor of Square online payment system, is the featured speaker for the inaugural Garrison Entrepreneur Lecture at 11:45 a.m. Monday, April 9, at McMurry University’s Garrison ...

McMurry Athletics Launches Grant Teaff Matching Challenge

Monday, March 19, 2018 — McMurry University Athletics has launched the Grant Teaff Matching Gift Challenge. Teaff, a 1956 McMurry graduate who also was head football coach at McMurry from 1960-65, will match gifts up to $150,000 to provide for improved facilities and ...

Two McMurry Students Receive Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women's Leadership Scholarship

Monday, March 19, 2018 — Junior Kylie Fonville and senior Rhonda Fujiwara have been selected by McMurry University to receive the Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship. Fonville is a junior honors student from Azle, Texas, majoring in Early ...

Dian Stai to Speak at Women’s Leadership Luncheon at McMurry

Monday, March 05, 2018 — Dian Stai will be the featured speaker at the fifth annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon at McMurry University. The luncheon will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Garrison Campus Center Mabee ...

McMurry Alumna and Poet Sonia Del Hierro to Speak at Knox-Bennett Guest Writers Series

Thursday, March 01, 2018 — McMurry University’s Knox-Bennett Guest Writers Series will welcome back to campus 2015 honors graduate Sonia Del Hierro for two events on Tuesday, March 6. At 2:30 p.m. in the Jay-Rollins Library, she will discuss the craft of writing ...

McMurry Band and Choir to preview Carnegie Hall performance at Paramount Theater

Friday, February 23, 2018 — The McMurry University Band and Choir will preview their upcoming Carnegie Hall performance at the Paramount Theater on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.  The two groups will present their entire New York concert at the Music ...

McMurry University to host Servant Leadership Summit for Wylie ISD Students on Feb. 21

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — McMurry's Servant Leadership program will host Wylie ISD Gifted and Talented 5th and 6th graders on Wednesday, February 21, for a Leadership Summit. This is the first year McMurry will partner with Wylie ISD for the Leadership Summit; however, ...

McMurry to Host Destination Imagination Regional Competition

Monday, February 12, 2018 — McMurry University will be hosting the Ft. Worth regional Destination Imagination (DI) competition on Saturday, February 24, and is expecting nearly four thousand students, parents, family and school district personnel on campus for the event. ...

Crowley-Lawrence Endowment Established at McMurry University

Monday, February 12, 2018 — McMurry University is pleased to announce the establishment of an endowed scholarship that will benefit students attending the Walter F. and Virginia Johnson School of Business. The Crowley-Lawrence Endowment established by Weldon ...

Crowley-Lawrence Endowment Established at McMurry University

Friday, February 09, 2018 — McMurry University is pleased to announce the establishment of an endowed scholarship that will benefit students attending the Walter F. and Virginia Johnson School of Business. The Crowley-Lawrence Endowment established by Weldon ...

McMurry Helps Abilene and Other Communities during Fourth Annual McMurry Serves Event

Friday, February 09, 2018 — More than 390 McMurry University alumni, students, family and friends are gathering in groups on Saturday, February 10, for the fourth annual McMurry Serves event. McMurry Serves is a community service initiative that embodies the Servant ...

The McMurry New Music Project to Feature Four World Premieres

Friday, February 02, 2018 — The 2018 McMurry New Music Project Recital will feature four world premieres of compositions by composers from the United States, Venezuela and Brazil on Monday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Ryan Recital Hall at McMurry University. Sponsored by ...

McMurry Theatre to Present Women in Congress

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — The McMurry University Department of Theatre will present Women in Congress by Aristophanes, adapted by Jules Tasca and directed by McMurry theatre professor David Ainsworth. The performance dates are February 22-24 and ...

McMurry University Signs Agreement with SMU’s Perkins School of Theology

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 — McMurry University and SMU’s Perkins School of Theology will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow McMurry University students in ministerial vocations to receive preferred consideration and early acceptance to ...

McMurry University Reports Strong Increase in Spring 2018 Enrollment

Friday, January 26, 2018 — McMurry University is reporting 1029 total students enrolled for the Spring 2018 semester, a 3.4 percent increase in total student enrollment over the 995 students enrolled last Spring, McMurry officials announced today. This is the third ...

McMurry Student Chosen for Intercollegiate Honor Band

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — Senior McMurry University band member Kenneth Mostert has been selected for membership in the 2018 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Southwest Division Intercollegiate Band. Mostert is a senior music education major from Abilene ...

McMurry to offer Group Exercise Classes This Spring

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 — McMurry University’s Kinesiology Department will offer open-to-the-public group exercise classes from January 16 through May 4. All classes are held in the Hunt Physical Education Center Room 200. Yoga classes will meet from noon to ...

McMurry Professor Offers Free Course on Texas History

Monday, January 08, 2018 — Want to learn more about Texas history?  McMurry University History Professor Dr. Stephen Hardin, a recognized expert on Texas history and the Alamo, will be teaching his Texas history class each Monday from 6-9 p.m. beginning January ...

McMurry Signs Partnership Agreement with Harlaxton College in England

Thursday, January 04, 2018 — McMurry University has signed a partnership agreement with Harlaxton College in England to become an “anchor” site for McMurry’s study abroad opportunities. Harlaxton College is the British Campus of the University ...