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University celebrating 90 years this month with APat90


This month, Austin Peay State University officially turns 90, and in honor of this institution’s nine decades, members of the APSU community are encouraged to participate in the University’s monthlong APat90 celebration.

The festivities began on April 4, with APSU faculty, staff, students and supporters attending a special Austin Peay Night at the Nashville Predators game at Bridgestone Arena. During this sold-out event, the Predator’s organization publicly recognized the University’s anniversary, and the APSU Admissions staff set up a table to actively recruit potential students. 

The APat90 celebration will continue throughout April with a series of special events on campus and in Clarksville, including a recognition during the annual APSU Scholarship Donor Dinner and an APat90 presence at Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires festival.

On April 24, the University will host a 90-hour giving event, Govs Give, with the goal of raising $90,000 for the different colleges’ Funds of Excellence. These are innovation funds that allow deans and directors in academic and student areas to provide students with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.

The Govs Give campaign will begin at 6 p.m. on April 24, and the Advancement Office has secured Matching Gift Champions who will provide matching funds for special areas of interest. The University’s official social media outlets will promote this event with a series of “Pass the Hat” posts later this month. If you value a specific area of this institution, please consider supporting this campaign.

The APat90 celebration will culminate at noon on April 26, with a special event, hosted by APSU President Alisa White and Elliott Herzlich, on the front lawn of the Browning Building. The campus community is invited to participate in this event.

In honor of Austin Peay's 90th Anniversary, the alumni office has partnered with the Goldsmith Press to create commemorative t-shirts featuring lyrics from the University's fight song, "Smash Bang." The shirts can be purchased for $20, and the proceeds will help fund important University initiatives for future generations of students, faculty and staff. 

For more information on APat90 or to purchase a shirt, visit