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APSU faculty, staff recognized, honored

Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.
Faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Dr. Sherryl Byrd, associate vice president of student affairs, was selected as one of five participants for a 2009 international exchange visit of senior student affairs officers to the United Kingdom. The team visited six universities in England and Wales: Roehampton University; Kings College London; University of the Creative Arts Surrey & Kent; University of Hertfordshire; University of Bath; and Cardiff University. On each campus, the team met with student service administrators and well as Student Union officers, equivalent to the Student Government Association in the U.S.

Lori Goldman, office supervisor in the College of Business, and her husband were recognized Oct. 8 during the Best of Clarksville annual event for their restaurant, Blue Note Coffee, Bagel and Sandwich, winning the Local Eatery (Nonfranchise) category.

Dr. Sharon Mabry, professor of music and mezzo-soprano, was featured on the Canadian Broadcast Network on Monday, Oct. 5 as part of Tom Quick's "Women in Music" series on FM 98.5 CKWR, based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Mabry's recording of Elizabeth Vercoe's “Irreveries from Sappho” on the Capstone label was cited as one of the significant contributions to recorded music by women composers.

In addition, Mabry's latest CD, “Lincoln Portraits,” in collaboration with Nashville Symphony Orchestra on the Naxos label has received numerous outstanding reviews, which can be found on the Naxos Web site. The work has been cited by several reviewers as one of the highlights of the two-set CD. Mabry is joined on this work by violinist Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, cellist Anthony LaMarchina and pianist Roger Wiesmeyer of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Greta Marek, assistant professor in the APSU School of Nursing, successfully completed the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam administered by the National League for Nursing (NLN). The CNE is the mark of distinction for a nurse educator, and Marek is the first in the School of Nursing to receive it.

Dr. Sergei Markov, associate professor of biology, had a review, titled “Potential of using microalgae for biofuel production and CO2 removal from atmosphere,” published in the 2009 International Scientific Journal of Alternative Energy and Ecology, Volume 70, No. 2.

Dr. Becky Starnes, associate professor of public management, made a presentation, titled "Incorporating GIS Technology into Public Administration Education," at the 2009 Southeast Conference on Public Administration held Oct. 3.

Steve Wilson, assistant director of Web and multimedia design in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing, was a guest speaker for a doctoral class in contemporary topics Oct. 6 at Tennessee State University. He lectured on social media networking and its uses and implications for higher education.