Go back

APSU gets its first student publications manager

March 4, 2003

Following a nationwide search and series of interviews, a local woman was chosen as Austin Peays student affairs publications manager.

Amy Applebaum Ritchart accepted the appointment last month. In addition to serving as adviser to the The All State, she oversees the production of all student publications.

Ritchart earned both her masters degree in mass communication and bachelors degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
March 4, 2003

Following a nationwide search and series of interviews, a local woman was chosen as Austin Peay's student affairs publications manager.

Amy Applebaum Ritchart accepted the appointment last month. In addition to serving as adviser to the “The All State,” she oversees the production of all student publications.

Ritchart earned both her master's degree in mass communication and bachelor's degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Most recently, she taught core communication courses as an adjunct faculty member in APSU's department of communication and theatre.

She was a journalist for 10 years, working in various positions for the daily newspapers, “Enterprise Ledger,” Enterprise, Ala., and the “Sentinel-Tribune,” Bowling Green, Ohio. She also did freelance writing for various publications.

After a month in her new position at APSU, Ritchart says she's pleased to be able to continue her interaction with students, which is what she most enjoyed during the three years she taught in Austin Peay's department of communication and theatre.

“Working on the newsroom process, offering advice, leading workshops and facilitating discussions have been an extension of what I was doing already,” she said.

“In the publications lab, though, we are fortunate to be able to establish a more ‘real-world' environment where the student staff is allowed, not just to learn, but to learn through experience that really mimics the publications world outside the University.”