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Hall to kick off new Library Athenaeum

Austin Peay State University President Timothy Hall will lead discussion on church and state separation in the Universitys first Library Athenaeum, designed to engage the public and campus community in creative endeavors.

To kick off the new series, Hall will present Two Myths About Church-State Separation, at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29 on the third floor of Woodward Library. His presentation will be directed primarily to students, although faculty, staff and community members also are invited to attend. Seating is limited.
Austin Peay State University President Timothy Hall will lead discussion on church and state separation in the University's first Library Athenaeum, designed to engage the public and campus community in creative endeavors.

To kick off the new series, Hall will present “Two Myths About Church-State Separation,” at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29 on the third floor of Woodward Library. His presentation will be directed primarily to students, although faculty, staff and community members also are invited to attend. Seating is limited.

Joe Weber, director of library services at APSU, said the idea for Library Athenaeum evolved from a recent discussion involving Hall and faculty librarians.

“The president quickly agreed to be our first speaker,” Weber said.

The purpose of the Library Athenaeum is threefold:
• To conduct events that promote and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region.
• To reach out to students and make connections with them in places other than the classroom.
• To portray the library as a place to share, explore, discuss and think about ideas and events.

The Library Athenaeum will consist of speeches or presentations, panel discussions, debates, readings and performances. Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit proposals for future presentations. Proposal forms and additional information can be found on the Library Athenaeum Web site at http://library.apsu.edu/events/athenaeum.htm.

For more information, contact Weber by telephone at 221-7613 or by e-mail at weberj@apsu.edu. -- Melony A. Jones