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Professor Emeritus of Art Olen Bryant, a well-known sculptor and educator who has received national recognition in the area of fine art, recently was named a recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award.

He was honored at an invitation-only reception March 13 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville.
Professor Emeritus of Art Olen Bryant, a well-known sculptor and educator who has received national recognition in the area of fine art, recently was named a recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award.

He was honored at an invitation-only reception March 13 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville.

The Distinguished Artist Award recognizes artists of exceptional talent and creativity in any discipline, who over the course of a career, have contributed to the arts and have helped guide and influence directions, trends and aesthetic practices on a state or national level.

Greg Kaufmann, director of the Institute for Global Security Studies, addressed the Nashville Chapter of the United Nations Association on March 15.

He presented “increasing Global Awareness in Tennessee: APSU's Institute for Global Security Studies.”

Professor of Art Cindy Marsh and her husband, Mike Fink, recently completed an exhibition that featured a collection of art in which the two worked together.

Mournin'/Mornin,' shown recently at the Downtown Artists Co-op Gallery included photograph's from Fink's ritual morning walks in Rotary Park with his dogs (Mornin'), with the photographs overlaid with words about loved ones by Marsh (Mournin').

Dr. Phil Roberson, professor of education, has been nominated by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Board of Directors for membership in the Board of Examiners of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Having served on the Tennessee Board of Examiners for five years, Roberson is Tennessee's only AACTE nominee to the NCATE board this year.

Roberson currently serves as president of the Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (TACTE) and as Southern regional representative on the Executive Board of AACTE's Advisory Council of State Representatives.

Gina Garber, Nancy Snyder and Christina Chester-Fangman, all assistant professors and librarians, provided a hands-on presentation, “Teaching Students How to Avoid Plagiarism: Success Strategies,” during the 26th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, held Feb. 16-20 in Addison, Texas.