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APSU to break ground on new math and computer science building in Fall 2012


This architect rendering from Rufus Johnson Associates in Clarksville shows the front and back of the new mathematics and computer science building to be built at Austin Peay State University, with construction beginning in Fall 2012. (Image by Rufus Johnson Associates)

Austin Peay State University has announced it will break ground on a new mathematics and computer science building in Fall 2012 on the main campus.

The new $6.7 million facility, designed by Rufus Johnson Associates in Clarksville, will be located on Eighth Street, directly behind the Hemlock Semiconductor Building. The two-story building is projected to open in the spring of 2014.

The new math and computer science building will house two of APSU’s growing departments – mathematics and statistics, and computer science and information technology.

Currently, both the APSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the APSU Department of Computer Science and Information Technology occupy space in two buildings – the Clement Building, where programs in the social sciences to include psychology and political science are based, and the Claxton Building, home of the College of Education.

The relocation of the two departments – whose programs have seen increasing numbers of students declaring math and computer science as majors – into a new facility will allow the other academic programs such as education to expand in their respective buildings.

APSU was able to allocate funding for the new capital project with revenues raised from recent student enrollment increases. - Dr. Melony Shemberger