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5/26/2017

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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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