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Hanan Alghamdi
APSU's first Saudi master's student hopes to spread what she's learned in home country

Hanan Alghamdi's face brightened with a smile when she learned she was Austin Peay State University's first-ever master's degree recipient from Saudi Arabia. "I feel proud of what I am," said the Master of Arts in Teaching recipient.

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APSU Governor's School Duct Tape Boat
Duct tape boat stays afloat at APSU Governor's School

The mentors at APSU Governor's School of Computational Physics floated an idea - use duct tape and PVC pipe to build a boat that could carry two people across a pool. And the Governor's School students succeeded.

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A GIS drone
APSU Drone Club's machines zip, dip and dive for Governor's School students

The GIS Center and the University's Drone Club brought out the drones to give Governor's School for Computational Physics students a chance for hands-on learning.

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APSU students on campus
APSU now offering doctoral degree with new Ed.D.

Beginning this fall, the APSU Eriksson College of Education will offer a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership for K-12 professionals looking to advance their careers.

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A student plays with non-Newtonian fluid
Campers walk on water at APSU

Using a non-Newtonian fluid, high school students participating in the Govs Outdoor Teen Camp and the Governor's School for Computational Physics took off their shoes and socks and ran safely across the liquid.

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Dr. Bruster with a kindergarten teacher in China
College of Ed looks at China for potential students

Dr. Benita Bruster went on a 10-day recruiting trip through northeastern China, where she visited three universities and initiated potential 3-plus-2 partnerships with these institutions.

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Cans pierced by pingpong balls
APSU's pingpong cannon blasts through Governor's School

High school students attending the APSU Governor's School for Computational Physics this summer learned pingpong balls can pierce a piece of ¼-inch-thick plywood.

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Student running through Super Mario set
APSU physics students create Super Mario experience for Google campers

The College of STEM has put up a life-sized set that depicts the first level of Nintendo's 1985 classic Super Mario Bros., complete with boing, ping and slide sound effects.

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APSU hosting Grad Gala for seniors on July 2

The even is a one-stop shop in preparation for the big day, allowing seniors to celebrate their accomplishments while also making sure there are no hiccups to prevent them from receiving a diploma.

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Bryan Gaither smashes a cinderblock on Jaime Taylor's chest
Science a smash hit during Governor's School for Computational Physics

Dr. Jaime Taylor decided to have a little fun when explaining key physics principals to group of high school students this June.

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Derek van der Merwe
APSU's van der Merwe to join PAC 12's University of Arizona

The University of Arizona, a PAC 12 Conference institution with 44,831 students, named Derek van der Merwe as its new assistant vice president and chief operating officer of athletics.

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Ryan Ivey
APSU's Ryan Ivey heading to Stephen F. Austin State University

Several institutions took note of his impressive accomplishments, and on May 31, Ivey announced he will leave Austin Peay to become athletic director at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

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APSU professors' documentary, "Clarksville 1937," wins at Nashville Film Festival

For the 8-minute documentary, APSU professors turned 80-year-old 16-millimeter footage into an intimate exploration of the city by a prominent local family.

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APSU Board of Trustees
APSU Board of Trustees to host summer meeting June 7-8

The full Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 8. All meetings are open to the public and will take place at 317 College Street.

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Dr. Dwayne Estes
APSU leads national conservation effort with Southeastern Grasslands Initiative

Dr. Dwayne Estes has traveled the country to drum up support for endangered grasslands, prompting the Tennessee Wildlife Federation to name him Conservationist of the Year.

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