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APSU Black History Bowl rescheduled for Feb. 1

1/25/2013

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Eighth Annual Black History Bowl at Austin Peay State University has been rescheduled for 5 p.m., Feb. 1, in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall. The event, a scholastic competition open to teams from local schools, was originally scheduled for Jan. 25, but inclement weather and local school closings made it necessary to reschedule.

            “The purpose of the bowl is to build a sense of collegiality among students,” Dr. Barbara Peterson, associate professor of education, said. “It gives them an opportunity to have a high command of knowledge and to apply that knowledge.”

            The APSU Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA) club is partnering with APSU’s Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, the APSU ROTC program and the College of Education’s Project MORE Scholars to host the event, and NewsChannel5 reporter Marcus Washington is scheduled to serve as the event’s emcee.

            Local schools received study packets for the event, and the scholastic bowl will have teams facing off on different topics of black history, such as arts and entertainment, biography, history, military history, science, sports and facts and trivia. 

           Peterson also said the event helps develop a deeper cultural awareness among students in the community, as well as allowing them to cultivate collaborative skills and teamwork strategies.

            For more information on the Black History Bowl, contact Peterson at petersonb@apsu.edu.