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Did you know Austin Peay got kudos from the Nashville Scene last week for attracting heavyweight poets for years via the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts? The article cited Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Dunns recent reading, as well as Acuff Chair Michael Blumenthals upcoming Nov. 3 reading. Please, take time to read the article for yourself: http://www.nashscene.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?story=This_Week:Arts:Books--Love_Desire_and_Death.
Did you know Austin Peay got kudos from the Nashville Scene last week for “attracting heavyweight poets for years” via the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts? The article cited Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Dunn's recent reading, as well as Acuff Chair Michael Blumenthal's upcoming Nov. 3 reading. Please, take time to read the article for yourself: http://www.nashscene.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?story=This_Week:Arts:Books--Love_Desire_and_Death.

Thanks to the generosity of the University community, Phi Kappa Phi was able to give approximately 1,000 books to the children who attended G.H.O.S.T. on campus Friday, Oct. 29. That's more than three times the number donated in 2003! According to President Linda Thompson, no child who came to the honor society's table went home without a book. She adds, “We could not have done it without all the donations from both PKP members and nonmembers.”

Phi Kappa Phi is accepting nominations of APSU alumni to the Academic Hall of Fame. Nominees must be alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and who have made an outstanding contribution to society and humanity. A letter of nomination and vita should be submitted by Tuesday, Nov. 9. For more information, visit http://www.apsu.edu/thompsonj/PKP%20Pages/PKPLIST.HTM.

The department of communication and theatre presented “A Heartbeat to Baghdad”
during the Tennessee Theatre Association State Competition for the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival Oct. 23-24. The show was held for consideration to go to the regional festival, which will be held in February 2005 in Florida. Three theatre students, Stephen Salisbury, Joe Wojtkiewicz and Debra Gibson, were honored with nominations for the Irene Ryan Award for Excellence in Acting. Joe Robinson, sophomore, was selected to audition at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in March.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to wear AP logo shirts all week in honor of Homecoming. Jeans are allowed Friday, Nov. 5.