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APSU 2007-08 Significant Achievements

Reported by Academic and Student Affairs

College of Arts and Letters


Kell Black
• Shades of Gray exhibition of drawings at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville,
• Composed and performed soundtrack for the documentary film "Water, Paper, Time" and the
independent film "The Secret Life of Paper," both to premier in NYC this fall
• "Metropolis Remix" multi-media performance with Barry Jones and Robb Fladry, toured various venues in the Southeast U.S.

Billy Renkl
• “After the Fall,” Solo show at Freed Hardeman University, 1/08
• “Three From Tennessee,” three person exhibition, The Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, 3/08
• “Ingest,” national juried exhibition, Athica: Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA,
• “Currents” national juried exhibition, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Patterson University, Wayne,
NJ, 3/08
• “Illustration West 46” juried group exhibition, Junc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 3/08

Warren Greene
• Solo exhibition: "Paleoscrapes" Perry Nicole Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, TN

Barry Jones
• "Perspectives" Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis TN
• "FILE 2008", Electronic Language International Festival, SESI Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Gregg Schlanger
• Installation, Kunsthaus Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
• Public Art Commission, Memphis, TN
• Public Art Commission, Owensboro, KY
• "Perspectives" Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis TN


• The department in conjunction with Charter and Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
webcast all area high school and APSU spring graduations to Iraq and Afghanistan and sent dvds
of the ceremonies to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
• The Sports Broadcasting program has been identified nationally as one of the premier programs
in the country.
• The department produced "Love Letters from Home" which were video messages from loved
ones sent to service personnel abroad.

History and Philosophy

• We have added four new permanent faculty to help accommodate enrollment growth in both
undergraduate and graduate programs. We are ahead of the estimated enrollment in the MA in Military History.
• We now are able to offer upper level work in the history of the Middle East.
• We have added more research language expertise to our department with Dr. Cameron Sutt, who
speaks Hungarian. We now have Greek, Latin, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Croatian, and

Languages and Literature

• Barry Kitterman published his novel, The Baker's Boy, through the Southern Methodist
University Press (2008).
• Assistant Professor of English Blas Falconer published a collection of poems, A Question of
Gravity and Light, through the University of Arizona Press (2007).
• Assistant Professor of English Ken Cervelli's book, Dorothy Wordsworth's Ecology, was
published by Routledge (2007).
• Assistant Professor of German Norbert Puszkar was honored with the Socrates Award.
• In May, Professor of English Mickey Wadia delivered a (uniquely entertaining) address to the faculty in his role as recipient of the Alumni Association's Distinguished Professor Award.
• Professor of Classics Tim Winters was the invited lecturer at the annual meeting of the Tucson
Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. He taught a graduate seminar on Greek Epigraphy and gave a public lecture on the archaeology of the island of Salamis.
• The department successfully navigated four five-year reviews: three academic audits and one
program review.


Thomas King
• Dr. Thomas King has continued to lead the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz,
Austria for its now 40th year. He has been with the organization for 29 years and has been the Artistic Director for 5 years. AIMS, as it is called, hosts over 230 persons in Austria every summer and generates about 35 concerts of opera, operetta, Lieder and Spirituals during its 6 weeks in Graz, Austria the capital of Styria.

Sharon Mabry
2007 -2008 Performances
• Guest recitalist, lecturer and master class teacher, University of Minnesota Vocal
Explorations Festival, April 13-14
• Premiered songs by Frederic Goossen, Elizabeth Vercoe, Lloyd Wells, and George Mabry,
Dimensions New Music Series, February, APSU
• Performed songs by Acuff Chair Holder, Lee Hoiby, Dimensions New Music Series, March, APSU
• Guest Artist with Alias Chamber Ensemble in three performances of “Abraham Lincoln
Walks at Midnight” by Roy Harris — Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville (September
25 and October 6), Blair School of Music (Vanderbilt University) October 4
• Performed songs by guest composer, Lori Laitman, Dimensions New Music Series, APSU, November 5

2007-2008 Articles published
• “New Directions: Richard's Vision,” NATS Journal of Singing, January/February, 2007, Vol.
63, No. 3, p. 341.
• “New Directions: Good, Better, Bestor,” NATS Journal of Singing, March/April, 2007, Vol.
63, No. 4, p. 475.
• “New Directions: Outside the Box,” NATS Journal of Singing, May/June, 2007, Vol. 63, No.
5, p. 583.
• “New Directions: The Masterful Lori Laitman,” NATS Journal of Singing,
September/October, 2007, Vol. 64, No. 1, p. 95.
• “New Directions: Independently Curious,” NATS Journal of Singing, November/December,
2007, Vol. 64, No. 2, p. 227
• “New Directions: The Songs of Robert Boury,” NATS Journal of Singing, January/February,
2008, Vol. 64, No. 3, p. 369.
• “New Directions: The Road Not Taken,” NATS Journal of Singing, March/April, 2008, Vol.
64, No. 4, p. 503.

2007-2008 Professional Activities
• Served as judge for the Mid-South Regional Student Auditions of NATS, University of
Kentucky, Lexington
• Selected by the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Pedagogy Board to be
one of 8 Validity Experts for the international pedagogy survey to be developed in 2007-2008
• One of six international judges chosen by the National Association of Teachers of Singing to
select presenters of poster research papers at the 2008 National convention to be held in
Nashville, TN in July (45 proposals were reviewed and ranked for inclusion)
• Reviewer- Doctoral Grants Proposals — SAI (National)

Valerie Oyen-Larsen
• National Planning Committee—National Association of Teachers of Singing convention.

Gail M. Robinson-Oturu
• Elected to the position of National Vice President for Conventions—National Opera Association
• Appointed as National Project Director of Doctoral Grants, Sigma Alpha Iota, International
Music Fraternity
• 2007 Maxine Smith Fellow, Tennessee Board of Regents under the mentorship of Dr. Paula
Short, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
• National Planning Committee—National Association of Teachers of Singing convention
• Presented a paper “The Musical Odyssey of Clarence Cameron White: From Clarksville to
Carnegie Hall” at National Association of Negro Musicians national conference, Chattanooga,
TN July 2008. Similar paper given as part of the APSU Library Athenaeum—February 2008.
Sang at both presentations.
• Full concert in Washington, DC, Church of the Redeemer, Presbyterian Church. June 8, 2008

Ann Silverberg
• Professional Development Assignment in China

Gregory Wolynec
• Conducted the APSU Wind Ensemble in performance at the 2008 Tennessee Music Educators
Association Annual Convention in Nashville
• Conducted the APSU Wind Ensemble in performance at the 2008 College Band Directors
National Association Southern Division Conference in Columbus, GA
• Conducted the 2008 Arkansas All-State Concert Band for rehearsals and performance in Hot
Springs, AR
• Conducted the 2008 All Mid-State Tennessee Silver Band for rehearsals and performance in
• Conducted the premier of three works written specifically for the APSU Wind Ensemble
• Released the SACD recording Aubade of the APSU Wind Ensemble under my direction
• Recorded a second SACD of the APSU Wind Ensemble under my direction

Jeffrey Wood
• Exemplary Professor of the Year Award, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, 2008
• Finalist, Distinguished Professor Award, 2008; Nominated, Richard M, Hawkins Award,
Pieces completed and/or Performed
• Wood, Night, performed by Andrew Garland, baritone; American tour, Fall, 2007
• Wood, Freylekhs and Fugue (2007) for wind ensemble
First performed, 5 December 2007, APSU Wind Ensemble, Gregory Wolynec, conductor
• Wood, Sephardic Song: Tsúr Misheló (2008) for concert band First performed, 9 February
2008, Governors Honor Band Festival Symphonic Band, Gregory Wolynec, conductor
• Wood, Liebeslied/Lovesong (2008) for mezzo soprano, baritone and piano
• Wood, Neshimáh (2002/2008), four songs on texts by Solomon ibn Gabirol for soprano and

• Laitman, Seed of Dream, Dimensions, 5 November 2007
• Wood, Freylekhs and Fugue (2007), première, 4 December 2007
• Wood, Sephardic Song: Tsur mishelo (2008), première, 9 February 2008
• Faculty Recital with Lisa Conklin-Bishop, mezzo soprano: music of LeoÅ¡ Janáček and
Johannes Brahms, program including Janáček Sonata, On an Overgrown Path, part II;
Brahms, Vier ernste Gesänge, 18 February 2008
• Schwantner, Canticle of the Evening Bells (1976), ensemble piece, Dimensions, 25 February
• Wood, Song of the Wandering Ængus (2006); Davidovsky, Synchronisms No. 6 (1970),
Dimensions, 24 March 2008
• Governors Honor Band Festival, Composer-in-Residence, 7 — 9 February 2008
• Commissioned to write a new work for Symphonic Band, Sephardic Song: Tsúr Misheló,
premièred by the Governors Honor Band Festival Symphonic Band, Gregory Wolynec,
conductor, 9 February 2008

• Francis Poulenc, Aubade: Concerto choréographique pour piano et dix-huit instruments
(1929) APSU Wind Ensemble, Jeffrey Wood, piano, Gregory Wolynec, conductor, 2008

Stanley Yates
• Solo guitar performance at the Foisor Royal Palace Romania broadcast live on national television
(May 08)
• Two DVDs published with Mel Bay: one on guitar instruction and one on the life and music of
19th-century Spanish guitarist Francisco Tarrega (Spring-Summer 08)
• Shot concert footage and interviews at International Guitar Festival of Great Britain for two
DVDs dealing with my transcriptions of music by J.S. Bach and Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz
(Nov 07)
• Gave first modern performance at International Festival of Great Britain of a newly discovered
concert work by 19th-century virtuoso guitarist Giulio Regondi (Nov 07)
• Re-wrote the best-selling Modern Guitar Method for Mel Bay Publications (Spring 08)

Andrea Brown
• Member of brass staff of the 2008 Drum Corps International World Champion Phantom
Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps of Rockford, IL
• Had a Rehearsal Guide published in Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band,
Vol. 2 in December 2007
• Will have a Rehearsal Guide published in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 7
in December 2008
• Guest conducted APSU Wind Ensemble at 2008 TMEA Conference Performance
• Awarded Teaching Assistantship to conduct the University Band at UNC-Greensboro while
working on DMA
• Led APSU Pep Band at performances at OVC Men's Basketball Tournament in Nashville, TN,
and NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (first round) in Little Rock, AR

Mingzhe Wang
• Gave a recital and master class at Arkansas Tech University upon invitation
• Performed at Bargemusic, NY the world premiere of David Chesky's Mice War
• Performed as concerto soloist with APSU wind ensemble with Greg Wolynec at the TMEA
conference in Nashville
• Performed on historical instruments with opera Lafayette in Washington DC

Susan K. Smith
• One of our long-time adjunct professors of music was the Principal Trombonist on the recording
“Made in America — Music of Joan Tower” by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra with Leonard
Slatkin. This recording received three GRAMMY awards.

David Steinquest
• played on the recording “Made in America — Music of Joan Tower” by the Nashville Symphony
Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin. This recording received three GRAMMY awards

Other Accomplishments
• Several faculty are regular members and/or first call substitute of the Nashville Symphony

College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences

• Dean: Dixie Dennis; Living, Dying, Grieving (Published Dec 08)

Book Chapters
• Dean: Dixie Dennis; Biological Basis of Spirituality (2007)
• Psychology professor: Uma Iyer; Cross-cultural differences in fairness perceptions in
organizational contexts

Scholarly Journal Publications
• Dean: Dixie Dennis; 1 peer-reviewed article and 3 invited publications
• Psychology professor: Steven Truhon; 1 peer-reviewed article
• Political Science professor: David Steele; 1 peer-reviewed article
• Health and Human Performance professor: Anne Black; 1 peer-reviewed article

Journal Editors
• Dean: Dixie Dennis; American Journal of Health Education (Teaching Ideas Column)
• Education professors: Tom Buttery, Bettie Barrett, and Don Luck; Journal of the Southeastern
Regional Association of Teacher Educators (APSU is the home of the journal)

State & National Organizational Service
• Dean: Dixie Dennis; vice-chair of 2 national organizations (American Association of Health
Education and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc)
• Psychology professor: Lu Annette Butler; President elect for the Tennessee Association of
Counselor Educators and Supervisors

• Education professor: Tom Buttery; Distinguished Member of the Association of Teacher Educators
• Education professor: Anne Wall; 2008 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology

• School of Education: Completed its application for a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
• Social Work Department: Collaborative MSW program was approved by THEC


Dr. Uma Iyer
• Iyer, U. (2008). Cross-cultural differences in fairness perceptions in organizational. CA: Sage

Dr. Stephen Truhon
• Truhon, S. A. (2008). Equal opportunity climate in the United States military: Are differences in
the eye of the beholder? European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 17, 153-169
• Truhon. S. A. (12/2007). Talkin' ‘bout my generation. [Review of the book Teenage: The
creation of youth culture]. PSYCCritiques—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books
• Truhon, S. A. (11/2007). Climb slowly up the mountain. [Review of the book Why is math so
hard for some children? The nature and origins of mathematical learning difficulties and
disabilities]. PSYCCritiques—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books
• Truhon. S. A. (10/2007). No learner left behind. [Review of the book Learner-centered
leadership]. PSYCCritiques—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books
• Truhon. S. A. (8/2007). Building relationships with families through shared observations of
newborns. [Review of Understanding newborn behavior & early relationships: The Newborn
Behavioral Observations (NBO) system handbook]. PSYCCritiques—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

Dr. Nanci Woods
• Woods, N. S. (2007, December 12). Building relationships with families through shared
observations of newborns. [Review of Understanding newborn behavior & early relationships:
The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system handbook]. PsycCRITQUESContemporary
Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (no. 50 ), Article 7. Retrieved [April, 1, 2008], from the PsycCRITIQUES database

Dr. Lu Annette Butler
• Butler, L. (10/2007). Using Videos,Movies, Television, and U-Tube in Diversity Counseling
Classes. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Stuart Bonnington
• Bonnington, S.B. (2008). The Quest for Balance and Attunement: Qigong and the Healthy
LPC. Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Annual Conference. Nashville
• Bonnington, S.B. (2008). The Quest for Balance and Attunement: Qigong and the Healthy
MFT. Tennessee Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Annual Conference. Nashville

Dr. Samuel Fung
• Fung, S. (2008). Expanding International Relationship & Interaction. National
Changhua University of Education, Taiwan (this is one of our sister university in
• Fung, S. (2008). Leadership: Characteristics & Styles. Huntsville Chinese Christian Church
Huntsville, Alabama
• Fung, S. (2008). Faith & Psychology. Gereja Presbyterian Saving Grace Church, Malaysia
• Fung, S. (2008). Mental & Physical Disability Children: Love & Care. Gereja Presbyterian
Saving Grace Church, Malaysia

Dr. Paul Nicodemus
• Nicodemus, P., Glover, C., & Soward, M. (2008). Poster presentation at the American
Psychological Association Annual Conference, Boston
• Nicodemus, P. (08/2007). Stereotypical Attitudes toward women and changes in date violence
patterns. American Psychological Association Convention

Dr. Stephen Truhon
• Truhon, S. (10/2007). Norming the DEOMI Organizational Climate Survey. International
Military Testing Association, Surfer's Paradise, QLD, Australia

Dr. Nanci Woods
• Woods, N. (2008). Important Developmental Issues for Middle School Adolescents. West Creek
Middle School Faculty In-Service, Clarksville, TN

Other Accomplishments
Dr. Lu Annette Butler
• President Elect for the Tennessee Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. She will
assume the presidency for one year, beginning July 1, 2009.

Dr. Samuel Fung
• Member of Regents Academic Leadership Institute (2008-2009)

Military Science

• Austin Peay cadets served as coaches and mentors for both the Upward Bound Program and the
Junior Govs Program this summer.
• Austin Peay commissioned 19 lieutenants in FY08; overproducing by 35% for the FY.
• At the ROTC summer advanced camp, 42% Austin Peay cadets finished with the highest rating
versus only 23% of cadets nationwide.

College of Science and Mathematics

Allied Health Sciences

• The Medical Technology Program will have a site survey this November as part of continued
accreditation since 1985.
• The Radiologic Technology program will complete the self-study this year.


Four extramurally funded grants this summer:
• Drs. Sergei Markov and Joseph Schiller. Microorganisms for Biofuel Production and CO2
Mitigation. EPA. $10,000
• Drs. Sergei Markov and Jefferson Lebkuecher. MRI: Acquisition of a Photobioreactor for pilotscale
studies of biofuel generation from microalgae. NSF. $107,000
• Dr. Carol Baskauf. The population genetics of Arabis perstellata. TDEC. $9,000
• Derek Eison and Dr. Andrew Barrass. Fish as indicators of water quality in Pleasant Grove Creek,
KY. Federation of Fly Fishers. $1000
Dr. Willodean Burton directed the 2008 Science and Math Academy which instructed 33 high school
students in science and mathematics.

Center for Field Biology

• Dr. Floyd Scott, Professor of Biology and Principal Investigator in the Center for Field Biology,
has sent his Graduate Research Assistant, Joshua Ream, to Manus, Brazil to present on their
research findings at the 6th World Congress of Herpetology.
• Dr. Andrew Barrass, Assistant Professor of Biology and Principal Investigator in the Center for
Field Biology, accompanied his Graduate Research Assistant Morgan Kurz and his
Undergraduate Research Assistant Seth McCormick to Snowbird, Utah where the students will
present at the 45th annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society. Seth, a sophomore, is
making his second presentation to this group and Morgan, a beginning graduate student is making
her first.

Computer Science

• Jim Vandergriff served as Program Chair for the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical
Association of America meeting.
• Jiang Li and Yingbing Yu developed new courses as part of the new minor in Computer
• Jiang Li and Nancy Smithfield co-wrote a paper that was presented by Jiang Li at the ACM Mid-
Southeast Chapter in Gatlinburg, TN
• Yingbing Yu presented a paper at the ACM Mid-Southeast Chapter Meeting in Gatlinburg, TN.
• Nancy Smithfield received an award for Excellence in Academic Advising.


• Jackie Vogel is chairing the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association (TMTA) meeting that
will be held at APSU in September. She is also president of the organization.
• Jackie Vogel is also serving as Program Co-Chair for the 2009 National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference in Nashville where 3,000-5,000 mathematics teachers are expected to attend. Mary Lou Witherspoon is serving as the Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair for this conference.
• NSF S-STEM Grant for Mathematics and Physics at Austin Peay State University, $582,740

Physics and Astronomy

• First APSU Governor's School, the Governor's School for Computational Physics. The school
will grow from 36 students in Summer 2008 to 60 in Summer 2009, and expand to include the APSU Department of Mathematics.
• National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Acquisition of a Distributed Computing Cluster,
• Tennessee Space Grant Award to enhance Undergraduate Research in Physics and Astronomy,
• American Astronomical Society Small Research Grant for a Large Format Imaging Camera for
the APSU Observatory, $6,638

Woodward Library

Gina Garber, digital services librarian and assistant professor of library administration, was a 2008
Socrates Award recipient.

Christina Chester-Fangman, Gina Garber, and Nancy Gibson, all assistant professors of library
administration, presented a workshop, “Plagiarism: Addressing the Complex Issue in Any Course,” at the
2008 Teaching Professor Conference held May 16-18 in Kissimmee, Florida.

Nancy Gibson, instructional technology librarian and assistant professor of library administration, was
elected as treasurer of the New Members Round Table of the American Library Association, and will
serve as chair of the College & University Libraries Section of the Tennessee Library Association for the
upcoming school year.

Sharon Johnson, instructional services librarian and associate professor of library administration, was
appointed to serve a two-year term as an intern on the American Library Association's Public Awareness

Jonathan Bates, library associate, was accepted to the graduate program at the School of Information
Sciences, University of Tennessee. He will begin classes this fall as a distance education student.

Center for Extended and Distance Education

• Julia McGee, Interim Dean, CEDE- served as Chair of the TBR Continuing Education and Economic
Development Committee and as a member of the CEED Reporting Subcommittee. In addition, Julia
was nominated by the Division of Student Affairs for exemplary staff member of the year in 2008. In
2007, Julia was a guest speaker at the Chamber's Excel Program at NEHS. Also, Julia serves as a
volunteer in the Helping One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) Program at Byrns-Darden Elementary
• Kathrine Bailey, Multi-Media Specialist, Distance Education, presented at the following conferences:
o Wimba Connect — April, 2008
o Instructional Technology Conference — April, 2007 and 2008
o Academic Impressions — October, 2007
o Desire 2 Learn/Fusion — July, 2008
o In addition, Kathrine Bailey has had the following items published in ERIC — “Don't make me collaborate” and “Get a Second Life”. Also, she has a virtual world blog that has been picked up by two other websites.
• Stacy Snider, Technical Clerk, passed Certified Professional Secretary exam — December, 2007
• Lisa Phelps, Secretary III, passed Certified Professional Secretary exam — December, 2007
• Mike Dunn, Online Advisor, named Organization Advisor of the Year for 2007/2008 for his
faculty/staff advisor role to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
• Mary Alice Burkhart, Extended Education Coordinator, made the following presentations:
o “Business Etiquette” for UT Martin-Staff Professional Development Program — October, 2007
o “Diversity in the Workplace” — Clarksville Montgomery County School Board Professional
Development Seminar — January, 2008
o “Peer Review Team Development” — Bridgestone Metalpha Employee Development Program —
February, 2008
o “Business Etiquette for Women in Business” — UT Martin Annual Women in Business
Conference — February, 2008
o “Generations in the Workplace and “Diversity is an Inside Job” — Tennessee Technology Center
Western Regional Retreat — April 2008
o “Diversity is an Inside Job” — Society for Human Resource Managers Clarksville Chapter — July,
o In addition, Mary Alice Burkhart served as Co-Chair, TBR ROCE Curriculum Committee and
Co-Chair, TACHE Ad Hoc Partnership Committee


• Marsha Lyle-Gonga, Director, High School Upward Bound (H.S.U.B.) — PhD. in Public Policy &
Administration — August, 2008
• Marsha Lyle-Gonga, Director and Sharon Conner, Counselor, H.S.U.B, presented at the Joint
Conference of the Kentucky Association of Educational Opportunity for Program Personnel and
Tennessee Association of Special Programs — October, 2007. The presentation title was “The Effects
of Peer Mentoring and Group Team Participation on Upward Bound Retention: A Case Study”.
• Dan Botula, Director, Tri-County Upward Bound — Dan wrote a successful grant, funded by the U.S.
Department of Education for the continued funding of Tri-County Upward Bound through 2011. The
grant is worth one million dollars over four years.
• Marissa Chandler, Director, TRIO Student Support Services is a 2008 Leadership Clarksville
graduate. In addition, Marissa will be published in the Southeastern Association of Educational
Opportunity Program Personnel Journal with her publication entitled “Educational Opportunity
Center Participants' Attitudes and Expectations Towards Career Counseling”.
• Lorneth Peters, Academic Counselor, TRIO SSS, was published in the NACADA Academic
Advising Today with her publication entitled “Practical Ways We Can Assist First Generation
• Joy Pigott, Secretary II, TRIO SSS, received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science — May, 2008.

Enrollment Management and Academic Support Services

• TBR/FIPSE grant to support redesign of mathematics courses for underprepared students (with
Mathematics Department)
• Developed Tracking system to determine impact of specific behaviors on academic performance
(Institutional Research)
• Acquired program to make Academic (Early) Alert available in AP Self-Service (with Information
Technology Services)
• Created Transfer Center—includes on-line orientation, improved enrollment procedures and
improved turnaround time for evaluating transcripts of admitted transfer students. (Offices of
Admission and the Registrar)
• Online withdrawal capability for all students who have completed 12 or more hours university level
course work.
• Developed One Stop which provides improved communications to students (with Public Relations)
• Successful recruitment events: AP Day, Montgomery County College Night, College Visits, College
Fairs, AP Night, Saturday Tours, etc.


• Amy Deaton is the President-Elect of the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers (TACRAO)
• Sally Allen is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers (TACRAO)

Academic Support Center

• Virtual Academic Support Center created for online students
• Martin Golson—invited by the National Council for Academic Transformation to present at two

Career, Advising and Testing Center

• Career Services expanded with the appointment of an assistant directors and move to UC 112.

New Student Programs

• Revised and expanded APSU 1000 sections for conditionally admitted students to place more
emphasis on study skills, time management, test taking.
• Discipline specific sections of APSU 1000 for all academic departments
• Special APSU 1000 sections for undeclared students, living-learning community (Hand Village),
honors students, and athletes.

Student Affairs Division

Dr. Sherryl Byrd, associate vice president for student affairs and senior student affairs officer at Austin Peay State University, has been appointed to a leadership position with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). She will serve a two-year term on the NASPA Region III Advisory Board as liaison to the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) Executive Committee. Dr. Byrd also serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and is a Foundation Board Member for SACSA as well as the Secretary for the Tennessee Board of Regents Student Affairs Sub-Council.

Greg Singleton, Dean of Students received the Dr. Karlem Reiss Award at the 2008 Southeastern Interfraternity Conference for outstanding service to the interfraternal community in the southeast. Only the 5th recipient in the 40 year history of the conference. He was also selected to serve as the National Scholarship Officer for Kappa Alpha Order National Fraternity and was featured in the University of Memphis Magazine as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Memphis

David Davenport, director of University Recreation was chosen the 2008 TBR Maxine Smith Fellow.

Beulah C. Oldham, director of Disability Services, was appointed recently to the Advisory Council for the Education of Students With Disabilities. The council monitors progress in programs serving children with disabilities, issuing an annual report.

Joe Mills, director of Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services served as a faculty member for RELI (Regional Entry-Level Institute) for new housing/residence life professionals at Furman University.

Connie Sanders, interim director of the Child Learning Center graduated with a Bachelor degree in professional studies.

Student Affairs

• Coordinated the Unity Celebration Dinner with speaker Nikki Giovanni which included a poetry contest for students, winner seated with Dr. Giovanni, and personal interview with The All State staff.
• Developed and implemented Student Affairs student development travel funds program. Funds assist students who travel to present research, represent the University with their organizations, and some leadership development.
• Sponsored campus wide staff development with nationally recognized higher education lawyer and consultant on debriefing Virginia Tech and what can be learned from the investigation.
• Provided support to Athletics to promote sports events.
• Presented first Charles M. Waters Award to a graduating long-term student staff member on The All State staff to Dave Campbell, now on staff with The Leaf Chronicle.

Student Government Association

A ribbon cutting to introduce The Peay Pickup trolley service will begin at 7:15 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25 in front of the Browning Administration Building on the Austin Peay State University main campus. Recently, the Student Government Association at APSU partnered with the Clarksville Transit System (CTS) to provide students, faculty and staff free transportation around campus via The Peay Pickup and around town on CTS buses. The Peay Pickup trolley will be available beginning Aug. 25. CTS will operate the trolley from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday when classes are in session.

African American Cultural Center

• Two cultural trips taken:
o National Underground Railroad - Cincinnati, Ohio
o Civil Rights Museum - Memphis, Tennessee
• Language Lab Completed
• Library Athenaeums established (replaced Brown Bag initiative)

Child Learning Center

• The Child Learning Center maintained their Accreditation from the National Association for the
Education of Young Children.
• The Child Learning Center scored the Three Star Rating from the Tennessee Department of
Human Services with a score of 6.38 out of 7.0.

Disability Services

We have our first Adaptive Technology Coordinator, Mr. Philip Voorhees. He brings a wealth of
knowledge on adaptive technology for students with disabilities and will assist the university in the
advancement of providing technology access to all students.

University Recreation

• May 2008: Foy Fitness & Recreational Center Pool open and August 26-Grand Opening.
• Jan 2008: Foy Fitness and Recreational Center opened to Alumni.