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December 2, 2003

Douglas Droste, assistant professor of music, was quoted in The Leaf-Chronicle's story previewing the APSU Symphony Orchestra's Dec. 1 performance in the Nov. 26 issue.

Drs. Bruce Myers, Jiang Li, Nancy Smithfield and Jim Vandergriff, of the computer science and information technology department, were recognized in the Nov. 26 issue of The Leaf-Chronicle for serving during the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Mid-Southeast Chapter Meeting, Nov. 13-14, in Gatlinburg.

News of actor David Keith's appearance at Austin Peay in support of Gen. Wesley Clark's presidential campaign appeared in The Leaf-Chronicle Nov. 26. Keith's visit included a noon class taught by Dr. Vernon Warren, professor of political science.

The Leaf-Chronicle's Nov. 26 Business section featured the article “Clarksville lands statewide pageant through 2006.” It mentioned Austin Peay as a major player for keeping the Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageants in Clarksville.

David Wesner, assistant professor of communication and theatre, was interviewed during FOX 17's 9 p.m. broadcast Nov. 26 for a story on the “Love Letters from Home” project, which allowed friends to tape messages onto DVDs for deployed soldiers.

Students Doraida Deleon and Amanda Cochrane were pictured in The Leaf-Chronicle Nov. 27. They were talking to actor David Keith, who visited the campus in support of Gen. Wesley Clark's presidential bid.

Austin Peay also was cited as a Clark campaign stop in The Tennessean Nov. 27.

News of physics student Billy Teets' summer work with the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy made The Leaf-Chronicle Nov. 27.

The Leaf-Chronicle's Nov. 27 edition featured a brief story on the Downtown Artist Co-op's upcoming fundraiser. The piece mentioned participation by art professors Susan Bryant, Billy Renkl and Gregg Schlanger, as well as adjunct art instructor Becky Hall.

Austin Peay was mentioned in The Leaf-Chronicle's Nov. 28 editorial, “Pageant news good for the city,” which said Clarksville's three-year contract for the Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageants would give the city and the University (as the pageants' location) “a chance to strut their stuff before a broader audience.”

A story on the University's Kwanzaa celebration, hosted by the African American Cultural Center, was featured in The Leaf-Chronicle's “Schools Update” Nov. 28. The paper also printed a reminder about the Kwanzaa events in its Dec. 2 edition.

The fact that Radio City Rockette Samantha Reynolds Robinson is the wife of APSU alum J.P. Robinson was mentioned in a feature on The Rockettes in the “Living” section of The Leaf-Chronicle Nov. 30.

Pat Walton, executive aide in finance and administration, was featured in The Leaf-Chronicle's Dec. 1 cover story, “Cell phone use rings a bell with consumers.”

The APSU Symphony Orchestra's recent concert, directed by assistant professor of music Douglas Droste, made news in The Leaf-Chronicle Dec. 1.

Comments from Dr. Howard Winn, professor emeritus of history and chair of the Fort Defiance Historical Park Planning Commission, were featured in The Leaf-Chronicle's Dec. 2 cover story, “Plans unveiled for downtown historic Fort Defiance Park.”

The fact that Austin Peay offers free admission to all athletics events to soldiers and their dependents was mentioned in “Local Briefs” in the Dec. 2 issue of The Leaf-Chronicle.