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Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta wins ninth Best Chapter Award, Student Organization of the Year

Theta-Delta is once again home to the Nels A. Cleven Award for Best Chapter of the Year, Division IV. The award is given annually to the best chapter in the nation for the organization's Division IV, which consists of schools with between 10,001-15,000 students.

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Computer Science
APSU Computer Science and Information Technology students compete, present research at major competitions

Students from Austin Peay State University's Department of Computer Science and Information Technology have been active in recent weeks, competing in regional coding challenges, as well as presenting findings at a major academic conference.

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Abbi Wilt
Department of Communication alumna Wilt enjoying "dream job" with Southern Living Magazine

An assistant digital editor with Southern Living Magazine, New Brunswick, Canada native — and Austin Peay State University alumna — Abbi Wilt already knows that she followed a rather unique path to her dream job.

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APSU Holidays
Christmas with David Steinquest and Friends returns Dec. 1

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, the APSU Department of Music will host its annual Christmas with David Steinquest and Friends, and the program for this performance will be a little different than in year's past.

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Dr. Emily Hanna Crane
Associate Professor of music Crane performs on major motion pictures, television shows, video game over summer

APSU Department of Music's coordinator of orchestral strings participated in a series of recording sessions in Nashville, performing on scores for numerous major motion pictures, television shows and video games, including "Destiny 2" and "My Little Pony: The Movie."

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Ribbon Cutting
College of Business officially opens Larry W. Carroll Financial Trading Center at ribbon cutting ceremony

The Austin Peay State University College of Business celebrated the opening of the new Larry W. Carroll Financial Trading Center, located on the first floor of the Kimbrough Building, during a public ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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APSU President Alisa White and Lee University President Paul Conn
White Named Distinguished Alumna Of The Year at Lee University

APSU President Alisa White was named Lee University's 2017 Distinguished Alumna of the Year during that school's Homecoming celebration earlier this month. The award is the highest honor given by the university.

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Dr. David Rands and Mr. Yoshio Koyama
New liaison to help APSU connect with state's Japanese-owned businesses

A liaison provided to the APSU by The Japan Foundation will work at forging relationships between the University and the Japanese businesses currently operating in Tennessee and Kentucky.

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Bread and Words
23rd Annual Bread and Words reading to benefit APSU Food Pantry is Nov. 20

The 23rd Annual Bread and Words reading is on Nov. 20 in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom. The evening begins with a meal of soups and breads at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. reading of poetry and fiction by students and faculty from the creative writing program.

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Louisville service trip
Students visit Louisville for Alternative Break trip

During Fall Break, a group of Austin Peay State University students traveled with a staff member to Louisville, Kentucky, for an Alternative Break Trip.

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Holiday Dinner 2016
Department of Music hosts A Tennessee Holiday Dinner Dec. 8-9

The Department of Music aims to produce a mix of cheer and nostalgia this December when it hosts "A Tennessee Holiday Dinner" on Dec. 8 and 9.

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APSU Military Appreciation football game
APSU honors military and veterans during month of November

Austin Peay State University has a long history of supporting veterans on campus and within the community. This month, the University is hosting several events in honor of these individuals.

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APSU's strong military connection
APSU receives $1.3 million federal grant to open Veterans Upward Bound office on campus

The new grant will allow the University to open a Veterans Upward Bound office on campus to serve 125 veterans from Fort Campbell and Houston, Montgomery, Robertson and Stewart counties.

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The All State staff
The All State earns eight national awards at Dallas conference

The All State, Austin Peay State University's student newspaper, earned eight national awards at the 2017 Fall National College Media Convention in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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The new trading center at APSU
Grand opening for Larry W. Carroll Trading Center at APSU set for Nov. 14

The Austin Peay State University College of Business will take a major step forward this month when it officially opens the new Larry W. Carroll Financial Trading Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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Computer lab station
APSU's Woodward Library celebrates Open Access Week

Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University's Felix G. Woodward Library participated in Open Access Week from Oct. 23-29, 2017. Open Access Week is an international event designed to raise awareness about open access initiatives and opportunities.

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Hillerbrand+Magsamen
Art + Design hosting photo duo Hillerbrand + Magsamen on Nov. 9

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, along with the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA), will host Hillerbrand+Magsamen an artist lecture at 6 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Heydel Hall (Art+Design building, Room 120).

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Alumni Awards
APSU honors distinguished individuals with alumni awards at Homecoming

During a special alumni awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21, Austin Peay State University honored six distinguished individuals as part of its 2017 Homecoming celebration. This year's honorees were Joe Shakeenab ('04), Dave Loos, Trent Caffee ('11), John Swigart ('00), Steve Harmon ('83) and Mike Krause ('07).

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A snowy winter day at APSU
Students from colleges across the state can jumpstart their spring semester with APSU's winter term

No matter where in Tennessee a student attends college, they can enroll in Austin Peay State University's winter term and complete up to two classes that will transfer to their home institutions. The four-week term is completely online, and the University offers more than 60 courses, from core to upper division classes.

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Hurricane Relief
APSU's Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement, campus community partner to aid national hurricane relief efforts

Austin Peay’s Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement brings together faculty, staff and students from across campus to explore ways the University could do its part to help hurricane relief efforts across the country.

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Dr. Fred Hurst
Educational Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Fred Hurst on Nov. 9

The Education Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series welcomes Western Governors University Vice President of Academic Advancement Dr. Fred Hurst, who will present “A Different Kind of U” on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

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The John Morgan Walk of History
APSU honors former TBR chancellor with John Morgan Walk of History

John Morgan and APSU President Alisa White cut the ribbon on the new Walk of History.

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Music Therapy
APSU Department of Music to hold Oct. 31 panel discussion on music therapy degree program

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, join the Austin Peay State University Department of Music for a panel discussion on music therapy and the career opportunities available with a degree in music therapy.

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Compost machine
Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement ramps up sustainability efforts with compost machine

With the installation of a compost machine, APSU's Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement has found a way to help beautify campus -- while also helping to reduce the University's impact on the environment.

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Faculty Triennial
The New Gallery at APSU present Faculty Triennial exhibition

In November, Austin Peay State University's The New Gallery, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, will present the Faculty Triennial, an exhibition celebrating the artwork of current Art + Design faculty.

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Joshua Allen
APSU physics major Allen completes summer research program at Princeton

Austin Peay State University senior physics major Joshua Allen recently completed the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Princeton University's Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM).

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Woodward Library
APSU celebrates contributions of Woodward Library Society

Last week, The Felix G. Woodward Library celebrated the many contributions of the Woodward Library Society, a support organization for the Austin Peay State University library.

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Matt Figger
APSU Men's Basketball, Fort Campbell partner to host Nov. 22 contest

As part of a historic partnership between Austin Peay State University and Fort Campbell, the men's basketball game scheduled for Nov. 22 against Bethel will take place at Shaw Fitness Center on the Fort Campbell military installation.

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Cows on campus
APSU begins "legen-dairy" Homecoming tradition

Austin Peay State University began a "legen-dairy" new tradition on Friday, Oct. 20, affectionately known around campus as HomeCowing. That morning APSU Beef Show Team paraded two heifers around campus.

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World War I exhibit
APSU Woodward Library to host month-long exhibit, lecture and film series on World War I

Felix G. Woodward Library to host a digital, interactive, multilingual exhibit from the Institut français and the French Consulate in Atlanta, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the final year of World War I and the American entry into the war.

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Flag
Department of History to host symposium on African-Americans and the Civil War on Oct. 27-28

Clarksville's role in the Civil War will be explored as the Department of History and Philosophy and Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center host "Liberation and Reconstruction: Clarksville and Montgomery County, 1860-1880."

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Art and Design
Zone 3 to hold alumni reading and film screening event on Oct. 26

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Zone 3, the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts' literary journal, will welcome two alumnae back to campus for an alumni reading and film screening event.

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Music/Mass Communication Building
APSU Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert returns on Oct. 27

The Department of Music hosts the 33rd annual Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert on Friday, Oct. 27 with two performances at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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Martin Golson
APSU's Golson elected as vice president of national learning center organization

Director of the Academic Support Center at APSU, Martin Golson was elected to serve as vice president of the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) for the 2017-18 year.

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Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison
Support APSU Hispanic Alumni Club while celebrating Homecoming 2017

Hispanic Alumni Club, APSU Hispanic Cultural Center to hold "Meet and Greet with the HCC/HAC," in the HCC's Morgan University Center location. The event is free, but the club and the center will be selling special shirts to raise funds to endow the APSU Hispanic Alumni Scholarship.

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Artist Michi Meko
The New Gallery presents "Michi Meko: How Far We Haven't Come"

APSU's The New Gallery, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, presents "Michi Meko: How Far We Haven't Come."

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Last year's golf tournament
APSU Alumni Relations Office hosting several events for 2017 Homecoming

The Austin Peay State University Alumni Relations Office plans to welcome back graduates later this month with several special Homecoming events.

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Global Culture Nasu
Traditional Japanese dance to be held at APSU's Trahern Theatre on Oct. 4

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Global Culture Nasu will return to Austin Peay’s Trahern Theater for its only public performance on an American college campus. The event is free and open to the public, with the performance beginning at 6 p.m.

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Jenkins Building lobby
APSU hosting ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Jenkins Building

At 2 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 6, the University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the campus' new Jenkins Building, home of University Advancement. The ceremony will take place at 416 College Street.

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Swoon
APSU Department of Art + Design welcomes SWOON to campus

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, along with the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will welcome classically trained visual artist and printmaker SWOON to campus at 6 p.m., Oct. 4, in Heydel Hall

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Tennessee Flag
APSU to receive Veteran Reconnect Grant during Oct. 2 ceremony

APSU to receive Veteran Reconnect Grant, providing funds for the development of new programs designed to promote the success of student veterans, during ceremony on Monday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.

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Work by Andrew Scott Ross
APSU's CECA announces 2017-18 Tennessee Artist Fellow

The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is pleased to announce that Andrew Scott Ross, of Johnson City, is the 2017-18 recipient of the Tennessee Artist Fellowship.

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Film Festival
Inaugural Film Genre Festival brings sci-fi classics to APSU

On each Tuesday beginning Sept. 26 and lasting through Oct. 31, a different film will be shown at 5 p.m. in the Art and Design Building, room 120. All screenings are free and include an introduction from the Austin Peay professor who selected the film.

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Michael Smith
Educational Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series welcomes Michael R. Smith

The Educational Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series presented by the Department of Distance Education welcomes Michael R. Smith and his discussion, titled "Life NOW Learning" on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

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Garrett Coscolluela
Music major Coscolluela a part of world championship-winning drum corps

Garrett Coscolluela — a euphonium and trombone player — and his teammates on a national drum corp captured the Drum Corps International World Championship in August.

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APSU wins big on Saturday
Govs win big during home opener

In front of a Fortera Stadium-record 8,152 fans, the Governors succeeded in going over, around and through Morehead State's defense for a 69-13 victory.

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Freshmen Service Project
Freshmen perform service work for community

On Aug. 26, the Austin Peay State University Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement hosted Austin Peay's second annual Freshman Service Project (FSP) as part of APEX weekend.

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Cover of Thompson's book,
Art + Design welcome Nato Thompson for artist lecture on Sept. 20

The Department of Art + Design and CECA will present Nato Thompson, author, curator and artistic director of Creative Time, at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, for an artist lecture.

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Kevin Tanner
APSU associate professor, service-learning students assist on project to honor area veterans

Kiwanis Club of Clarksville, APSU partner on “Faces of Valor,” telling the stories of over 1,500 Clarksville-Montgomery County military veterans in every conflict in American history.

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APSU service-learning students
APSU students perform service work before semester

Last month, 13 Austin Peay State University students and three staff members participated in a service trip to St. Louis, Missouri.

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Patrick Vincent
Assistant Professor Vincent completes residency program at Dublin print studio

The second-year Department of Art and Design professor recently completed an international artist in residence program at Black Church Print Studio in Dublin, Ireland.

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APSU Board of Trustees
APSU Board of Trustees to host fall meeting Sept. 14-15

On Sept. 14 and 15, the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees will host its fall meetings on the APSU campus. All meetings are open to the public and will take place at 317 College Street.

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THINKFAST
THINKFAST driver safety game show comes to Austin Peay on Sept. 11

Austin Peay Campus Police and the Montgomery County Government Driver Safety Program are partnering with Nissan North America to bring safe driving education to APSU with the driving safety gameshow THINKFAST.

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Nursing
Austin Peay students participate, earn recognition during prestigious Vanderbilt nursing internship

One APSU School of Nursing student was recently honored for her excellence as she and a team of APSU students took part in an internship program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Ceramic Plate
APSU honoring 9/11 anniversary with community art exhibit

This September, Austin Peay State University will commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special community art project, Honoring 9/11 through Art and Art Therapy.

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APSU website
APSU strengthens online presence with new website

Earlier this summer, Austin Peay State University unveiled a newly redesigned website, creating a stronger digital presence for the 90-year-old institution.

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dreamgarden
APSU Art + Design to unveil augmented reality exhibit Sept. 7

This September, the Department of Art + Design, along with the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will present "Dream Garden," an augmented reality interactive installation.

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Art and Design lobby
APSU Art + Design Building opens with ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 12

After decades of rumors, speculations and wild hopes, a visual arts building is finally opening on the Austin Peay State University campus. At 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2017, the University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Dr. Steven Ryan
APSU recognizes outstanding faculty during 2017 awards ceremony

On Aug. 23, Austin Peay State University recognized several outstanding faculty members during a faculty awards ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

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Art and Design Building
APSU Department of Art + Design unveils 2017-2018 exhibition and visiting artist schedule

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design recently unveiled its 2017-18 season of exhibitions and visiting speakers.

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Eclipse over APSU
Crowds cheer total solar eclipse above APSU

Around 1:25 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, hundreds of people cheered in the near-dark inside Austin Peay State University's Fortera Stadium during a total solar eclipse.

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Bryanna Licciardi
APSU alumna Licciardi releases debut book of poetry, "Skin Splitting"

Bryanna Licciardi’s debut poetry book, titled “Skin Splitting," is set for release in August through Finishing Line Press.

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Steven Sherrill
Fiction, poetry and film on display during Zone 3 Fall 2017 Reading Series

Zone 3, the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts’ literary journal, welcomes a diverse group for its Fall 2017 Zone 3 Reading Series.

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APSU award Komen grant
APSU earns record amount of external grants

Last year, APSU faculty and staff aggressively pursued outside funding to support research, resulting in a 76-percent increase in external grants over the previous year.

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University of Burgos
Austin Peay signs student exchange agreement with Spanish university

Austin Peay State University recently entered into a formal exchange agreement with University of Burgos, one of the top Spanish public universities of its size.

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APSU observatory
APSU hosting several events for total solar eclipse

University officials have spent the last several years organizing its PeayClipse events. On Aug. 20 and 21, APSU will offer several extraordinary opportunities for individuals to witness the eclipse.

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APSU College of Business
Larry Carroll continues to support APSU with new distinguished professorship award

Earlier this year, Carroll decided to promote excellence in teaching within the college, while also recognizing a former professor, by creating the A.J. Taylor Distinguished Professorship at APSU.

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Mark and Jeri Blick
Blick family honors son's legacy with new APSU agriculture scholarship

On July 29, the Blick family, along with a few close friends, gathered at the Austin Peay State University farm to establish the Brock Blick Endowed Scholarship in Agriculture.

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Dr. Edward Chester
State honors APSU's Chester with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented Dr. Edward Chester with the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards on June 16.

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Team USA Cheer
Trio of APSU Cheerleading student-athletes win gold for Team USA at World Cheerleading Championships

Austin Peay State University student-athletes are no stranger to competition. Each year, the Governors compete to be the best on their team, the best in their conference and some even push to rank among the best in the nation. Very few have ever been able to say they took on the best in the world, but a trio of Austin Peay Cheerleading student-athletes got that chance recently -- and they have the gold medals to back up their claim.

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Maria White
APSU student White wins first place at international glass and optics meeting

Held in Waikoloa, Hawaii, the 2017 Glass and Optical Materials Division Meeting (GOMD) of the Materials Ceramic Society was an international affair, attracting hundreds of scientists from over 25 countries.

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PeayClipse
Movies in the Park to feature APSU PeayClipse talk on "Telling Time and Telling Tales: Eclipses in Ancient Greece"

As part of the ongoing PeayClipse lecture series, Austin Peay State University faculty members Tim and Mary Winters will present a talk titled, "Telling Time and Telling Tales: Eclipses in Ancient Greece," at 7 p.m. on July 15, during the city of Clarksville's Movies in the Park Series, at Heritage Park.

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Prentice Chandler
Dr. Prentice Chandler, dean of Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, publishes second volume of study on race, social studies

Informed by years spent as a school teacher, Dr. Prentice Chandler, dean of Austin Peay State University's Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, recognized a deficiency in the way social studies are taught in the classroom.

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Megan Walker
APSU College of Science and Mathematics renamed College of STEM

In the next decade, analysts predict that Amazon, Apple, Google or Tesla will become the world's first trillion-dollar, publicly traded company. The astounding growth of these companies--Barclays predicts Amazon will triple its revenue by 2027--is leading many to argue that America's economic future has become dependent on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.

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Sarah
APSU sociology-journalism student to help combat human trafficking with summer internship

On April 25, 2015, an earthquake ravaged parts of Nepal, destroying homes and businesses and killing nearly 9,000 people. In the months following the devastation, several mysterious individuals appeared in the ruble, offering survivors the opportunity to pursue a better life through education or jobs overseas. Thousands of women and girls, having no alternative, accepted these seemingly generous offers.

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Stem Building
APSU to offer first engineering degree this fall

Since the early 1960s, prospective students and area manufacturers have asked when will APSU offer an engineering degree, and May 11, 2017, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission finally provided them with an answer.

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