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Past Events Fall 2011-Spring 2012


Fall 2011


Goodmorning APSU


A FREE breakfast for all APSU students, faculty and staff. A time to celebrate the debut of the new semester. 

 

 

Open House


The celebration of the new renovations of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. 

 

 

 

Hot Topic Series: Let's Talk About Sex


The purpose of the event was to educate the APSU campus community about HIV/AIDS, ways to practice safer sex, and the promotion of abstinence. The program was facilitated by guest speaker, Dwayne Jenkins, a Nashville CARES Education Coordinator.

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FREE Lunch and Conversation 


  

 Navigating the Undergraduate Experience: Science, Research, Internship, and Graduate School Symposium


This event is for summer internships and research opportunities, as well as Graduate school programs. In collaboration with Honors program, President Emerging Leaders Program (PELP), Office of Undergraduate Research, and Department of Mathematics and Science.

 

 

FREE Tie Event


This event provides students with FREE ties to use for professional attire. Volunteers are also present to teach students how to properly tie a tie.

*Ties donated by Men's Wearhouse  

 

 

Hot Topic Series: Qualities of a Good Man/Good Woman


This is a relaxed, and informal “safe space” for students to talk freely, and an opportunity for them to hold conversations about topics that may affect them as college students.

**In collaboration with African American Studies

   

 

Homecoming Alumni and Current Students Mixer


The weekend of homecoming, the center hosted an alumni and current students mixer. It was an opportunity to reconnect alumni with each other, and an opportunity for current students to network with alumni while enjoying music, gifts and food.

  

 

Game Night


This is an opportunity for students to enjoy FREE snacks, and play a variety of games: PlayStation, Wii, board and card games.

  

 

Peay Soup: Freestyle Tuesday Rap Battle


Open-Mic Night that gives students the opportunity to express themselves through words, sounds, and rhythm.

  

 

 Peay Soup            


Open-Mic Night that gives students the opportunity to express  themselves through words, sounds, and rhythm. The first Peay Soup takes place at Party on the Plaza during Welcome Week, in the Fall semester where students enjoy food, door prizes, and a live deejay. The last Peay Soup of the school year is a spoken-word competition (poetry, rap, song) that serves as a culmination for all of the events.

 

 Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner


Come celebrate this fellowship and enjoy FREE food sponsored by the AACC.

 

 

 

We Are Family


'We Are Family" began in 1996. The essence of the program is to convey to all APSU students, parents, faculty and staff that we should consider ourselves as members of one "family" as we move throughout our individual purposes for being at Austin Peay State University. 

This event takes place once a semester, and is sometimes modified to celebrate our graduating students' achievements.

  

 

Law Admissions and Success 101


This event students came and learned about the process of Law School admissions, and potential professional opportunites in and outside of the courtroom.

 

 

EMBODI Townhall Meeting


The Clarksville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Clarksville Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the Austin Peay State University African American Cultural Center sponsored a community forum to discuss the plight of African American Males in the Clarksville, TN community.

  

 

Hot Topic Series: Life at the Peay


This event students came and discussed their experience at the Peay with President hall, Provost Denley, and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Byrd.

**In collaboration with African American Studies

 

 

Financial Literacy


At this event students learned the importance of managing their money. They also learned the pitfalls of the refund check, credit card debit, overwhelming loans.

**In collaboration with the APSU Office of Financial Aid and The Hispanic Cultural Center

      

   

Salon Lecture Series: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Harlem Renaissance with the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts featuring Dr. Brian Johnson


The APSU center of Excellence for the Creative Arts continued the Autumn Salon Series with a presentation on the influence of W.E.B. Du Bois on the Harlem Renaissance by Dr. Brian Johnson, renowned Du Bois scholar and Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at Austin Peay.

**In collaboration with African American Studies

  

 

Non-Perishable Food Drive


 

 

 

 Fall African American Graduate Recognition Ceremony


A program to recognize all African American graduates.


Spring 2012


The AACC Turns 21


This event is to celebrate the AACC's birthday, while gaining knowledge about the history of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. 

"Fish Out of Water" Screening


This event was to view a documentary that explores the impassioned relationship between homosexulatiy and the Bible.

**In collaboration with the Gay-Straight Alliance and the APSU Wesley Foundation

                                         

 2nd Annual 5K Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run


 This event is done in collaboration with the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, and APSU Athletics to raise awareness about breast cancer. Donations were be collected and 100% of the proceeds went to the Kay Yow Foundation. Participants were welcome to run or walk the route.

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 Hattie Walker Wilhoite Recognition Program


 Women's History Month Programming. A dinner to recognize the African American female faculty/staff for their years of service at Austin Peay State University, and the exceptional work of African American female student leaders.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7)


The Center, in conjunction with Nashville CARES provided FREE HIV/AIDS testing to all students, and provided awareness information about HIV/AIDS.

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 Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels


This is an opportunity to view writings, artwork, etc. of  African American contributions to history.   

**In collaboration with Student Life and Leadership

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Peay Soup Neo-Soul Edition 


Open-Mic Night that gives students the opportunity to express  themselves through words, sounds, and rhythm. 6-8 p.m.

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 Hot Topic: Hip Hop Is It Still Relevant?


Discussed the significance of hip hop music/culture and why it needs to, or not, remain relevant in our society today.

Speaker Johnny Jones/assistant professor African American Studies

**In collaboration with the African American Studies

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Jeff Johnson "Who Will Lead the Next Social Movement"


Jeff Johnson is a Washington, DC-based, award-winning investigative journalist, social activist, and political commentator.

From his celebrated conversations with marquee world figures in politics, business and entertainment, his grassroots work to inspire the next generation of leaders, his BET specials, and weekly commentaries on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, to his work as CEO of Jeff’s Nation, LLC, Johnson has established himself as an authentic voice for change and a trailblazing social entrepreneur.

**In collaboration with Student Affairs Services and Student  Publications

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 FREE Tie Giveaway


 This event provides students with FREE ties to use for professional attire. Volunteers are also present to teach students how to properly tie a tie.

**Ties donated by Tiecoon.com  

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Hot Topic with the African American Studies Department: Barbara Conrad Smith Film


 This is an opportunity for students to enjoy conversations about topics that effect them as college students. This is a relaxed, and informal “safe space” for students to talk freely. 6-8 p.m.

**In collaboration with African American Studies Department

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Peay Soup: Spoken-Word Competition - National Poetry Month 


Spoken-Word Competition featured educator, activist, actor, romantic, entertainer, and poet Harlym 125. This event was to celebrate National poetry month, and was sponsored with the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. Prizes for winners.

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Womens History Month - Purses and Pleasantries  


Women's History Month highlights historical and contemporary contributions women have made and are currently making to society. March has been designated as the month to celebrate those contributions.

In observance of the Women's History month, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center hosts the annual Purse and Pleasantries Tea Talk Event.

APSU female students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate and donate new or slightly used purses. The silent purse auction for this event raises money to help underprivileged women to purchase professional interview clothing. 

 *Sponsored by Student Publications, Student Affairs Services and the African American Cultural Center.

 Hot Topic Series: Why Are All the Black Students Sitting Together in the UC


This is a conversation over the modern-day segregation on APSU's campus.

*In collaboration with the African American Studies Department 

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Spring African American Graduate Recognition Ceremony


A program to recognize all African American graduates.

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