Friday, August 21, 2015

Welcoming New Students to Murray State University

Last week, Murray State welcomed new international students for their orientation. Students, faculty and staff met buses of students coming from the Nashville International Airport and helped them move into their new dormitories.

At Murray State University, #GreatBeginnings is week of fun activities and events to welcome new students. International students attended many of these great events. For example, last weekend, students visited the Waterfield Library for #WaterfieldWired. At this fun event, students played dancing and racing Wii games, twister, laser tag and mini golf in the library.

The next day, faculty, staff and students lined the sidewalks from the Curris Center to Lovett Auditorium to cheer students on as they walked to their Blue&Gold Welcome Ceremony. The president of the university led the way.
When students arrived in the auditorium, the ceremony began with the March of Flags: international students from around the world brought their flags to the front of the stage. 

After this, the President of the Student Government, the President of the University and a Keynote Speaker welcomed new students to Murray State University. A new class of #racers!

This weekend, students can continue these fun events on-campus--there are several fun events including movies and speeches. There are plenty of fun things going on now in Murray!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The new international ESL students at Murray State University are beginning to arrive, and they are excited to become a part of the Murray State community. The weather in Murray is very nice this summer--it is warm and there is a light breeze, so many of our students have spent time walking outside and meeting other students.

The students were greeted with a pizza-party welcome during orientation:

After this, our new students met with members of the Commonwealth Honors Academy to practice speaking:

In the United States, county fairs can be a fun part of the summer. A few times a year, a county fair will visit several towns in the United States, bringing fun rides, traditional foods and exciting games to play. Some of our new students decided to visit the county fair when it came to Murray, and they had a lot of fun: