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Past Events FALL 2012 - SPRING 2013


SPRING 2013


Spring  African American- Graduate Recognition Ceremony

A program to recognize all African American graduates.

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Student Appreciation Sponsored by the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center


In honor of all APSU students, our Center hosted a Student Appreciation event with ice cream catered by The Pied Piper Creamery.

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3rd Annual Peay Soup Spoken-Word Competition to Celebrate National Poetry Month 


This was a Spoken-word competition for APSU students to have the opportunity to express themselves. 

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3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5k


This was the Center's 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. All proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society.

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Creative Writing Workshop with Southern Word


In preparation for the 3rd Annual Peay Soup Spoken-Word Competition, Southern Word partnered with Professor Johnny Jones and his Contemporary African American Life class to provide a workshop to produce and revise pieces.

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Hot Topic: The "N" Word


This lecture about the history of the "N" Word, servedas part of the Hot Topic Series, discussing its usage in history, entertainment, politics, war, hip hop and how it is embedded in the fabric of our society. A discussion with the audience facilitated their thoughts and why they use/do not use the word.

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3rd Annual Hattie Walker Wilhoite Recognition Program for APSU African American Women


This was a program 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. This program was also in celebration of Women's History Month.

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Job Fair & Career Coach


An event where APSU Students and Alumni came and networked with employers across the state of Tennessee that are looking for qualified employees. The Career Coach Bus was also on campus, offering students workshops on resume building, interviewing skills, and much more.

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Peay Soup with Southern Word


Peay Soup gives students the opportunity to express themselves through words, sounds and rhythm. 

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Workshop


Workshops on Resume Writing, Interviewing Tips and Professional Dress.

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Black History Month Speaker: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill


Dr. Hill spoke about how this election year impacts:

The state of the Hip-Hop Nation, the New Black Church, Education and more specifically Black Youth, Black sexuality, race and racism.

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FREE Lunch and Conversation with Dr. Shunda Brown


An event where students discussed issues that affect his or her life.

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Black History Month Trivia Competition


A night of Black History, trivia and fun!

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Hot Topic: Qualities of a Good Man/Woman


Relationship Panel and Discussion

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Standing -N- Truth


A documentary screening dealing with sex, sexuality and HIV/AIDS. There is also a Q & A Session afterwards with Producer/Director Tim Daniels.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


Students came over to the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center to receive sex education and free HIV/AIDS test.

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"An Outlook on Modern Education" with Reginald Weaver


Former President of the National Education Association, Reginald Weaver addressed to APSU the future of Education and his personal experiences that shaped him as an educator.

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The Human Experience


A screening of the Award-Winning documentary The Human Experience with a Q & A Session afterwards!

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What I Wish I Had Known Freshman Year


A program that provided information about valuable resources here on Austin Peay's campus. Follow this link to watch this presentation: What I Wish I Had Known Freshman Year


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Financial Literacy


A program to discuss the responsibilities of students to understand their money, primarily focusing on student loan debt and the pitfalls of the refund check.

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FALL 2012


Fall  African American- Graduate Recognition Ceremony


A program to recognize all African American graduates.

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Jerry L. Maynard, II Book Talk and Signing


Jerry L. Maynard gave a book reading and signing at the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. Student Life and Engagement was a co-sponsor for this event.

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Hot Topic Series with the African American Studies: Life at the Peay,  November 13, 2012


This is a relaxed, and informal “safe space” (town hall discussion) for students to talk freely with executive leadership, and an opportunity for them to hold conversations about topics that may affect them as college students.

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APSU Rock The Vote: Presidential Election Watch Party with GPC, Student Government Association, and the Political Science Department, November 6, 2012


This is an opportunity for students to watch live footage of the 2012 Presidential Election.  The Student Government Association and Student Life and Engagement are co-sponsors for the event with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill.

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The Children Center Annual Trick or Treating, October 31, 2012


Trick or Treat, Smell our feet, the “lil Govs" will not miss a beat. The Child Learning Center stopped for their annual Trick-or-Treating event around APSU. Our little guests and their parents had a wonderful time at the WNDAACC in their annual spooky day.

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WNDAACC Homecoming Student  and Alumni Mixer, October 26, 2012


It is an opportunity to reconnect alumni with each other, and an opportunity for current students to network with alumni while enjoying music and FREE food.

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Dr. Susan Curtis Speaks at APSU with the Woodward Library Society and the Honors Program, October 18, 2012


Dr. Susan Curtis is a professor of American Studies at Purdue University. The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Woodward Library Society and Honors Programs, brought her to Austin Peay State University to discuss her research with APSU students, faculty, and staff.

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Explosion Negra with the Hispanic Cultural Center and Student Life and Engagement, October 12, 2012


APSU students had a good time with  Columbian music quartet, Explosion Negra perform.

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Hot Topic Series with the African American Studies: I Am a Man,  October 11, 2012


  This is a relaxed and informal "safe space" for students to talk freely and hold conversation about topics that may them as college students.  The purpose of this event is to educate the APSU campus community about the state of black male identify. The program was facilitated by Assistant Professor Johnny Jones from African American Studies.

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Meet and Greet with Wes Moore, September 27, 2012


This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to have the opportunity to meet the author, and keynote speaker, for The Peay Read.

**In collaboration with The Peay Read**

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"Financial Literacy Workshop: The Dangers of Credit Card Debt, and The Negative Pitfalls of Refund Check", Septmeber 25, 2012


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. FREE snacks will be served.

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

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"Family Weekend Breakfast", September 22, 2012


 This is a FREE breakfast provided for APSU parents and family to kickoff the weekend of events.

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"Rock the Vote" with GPC and the Political Science Department: Voter Registration Drive, September 19 - 21, 2012


 This was an opportunity for APSU students to register to vote.

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"We Are Family Dinner," September 18, 2012


Annual event open to all APSU students in celebration of our common heritage and common purposes in the overall success of APSU. FREE food, provided by APSU faculty and staff, and LIVE music.

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Hot Topic Series with the African American Studies: Let's Talk About Sex, September 13, 2012


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

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Joe Shakeenab Book Talk and Signing, August 30th, 2012


Motivational speaker and poet Joe Shakeenab is an APSU Alumni who came to read his books at the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center.

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Peay Soup August 28th, 2012



APSU students had a good time and got to show off their talents.


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Good Morning APSU August 27th, 2012



We dined, we ate, and we enjoyed each other's company at the WNDAACC.

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Good Morning, Austin Peay State University! Drop by Clement 120 today to grab some FREE snacks on your way to study or work! We also have sodas and bottled water.