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Provost Lecture Series at APSU to serve as new venue for faculty research

Faculty at Austin Peay State University and scholars of local, regional, national and international renown will have a new venue to present their research and creative activity on campus.

The Provost Lecture Series will kick off with a talk by Dr. Tristan Denley, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs, from 3-4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18 in the Gentry Auditorium of the Kimbrough Building. The title of Denleys presentation is Sudoko: More Than a Game.
Faculty at Austin Peay State University and scholars of local, regional, national and international renown will have a new venue to present their research and creative activity on campus.

The Provost Lecture Series will kick off with a talk by Dr. Tristan Denley, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs, from 3-4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18 in the Gentry Auditorium of the Kimbrough Building. The title of Denley's presentation is “Sudoko: More Than a Game.”

Dr. Brian Johnson, assistant vice president of academic affairs at APSU, said the new series adds to “what is quickly becoming a more vibrant academic and scholastic life” at APSU.

“With the onset of new graduate programs and a growing student body, the bimonthly Provost Lecture Series is a natural fit for faculty members to have a strong public platform where their colleagues and students can recognize and appreciate their research and creative activity.”

Two other sessions in the Provost Lecture Series also are planned for the spring semester. Sgt. Robert Moore, who teaches agriculture at APSU, will present from 3-4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 1 in the Morgan University Center, Room 306. Dr. Kristofer Ray, assistant professor of history, will speak from 3-4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15.

The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The new program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.

APSU faculty members with recent research of acclaim also will be given a platform within this series. In addition, other faculty members of local or widespread renown will be invited to lecture within this series.

For more information about the Provost Lecture Series, call Johnson at (931) 221-7992 or e-mail him at johnsonb@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger