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Art professor to focus on future of creativity as part of Library Athenaeum

An art professor at Austin Peay State University will share his views on the future of creativity next month as part of the Library Athenaeum speaker series on campus.

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, Mark DeYoung, graphic artist and assistant professor of art, will focus on the role creativity in design will play in the future of the economy. He will examine and discuss creativity and the economy in terms of evolving business models and vital quality-of-life issues, such as environmental health and stable communities that are culturally rich and vibrant.
An art professor at Austin Peay State University will share his views on the future of creativity next month as part of the Library Athenaeum speaker series on campus.

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, Mark DeYoung, graphic artist and assistant professor of art, will focus on the role creativity in design will play in the future of the economy. He will examine and discuss creativity and the economy in terms of evolving business models and vital quality-of-life issues, such as environmental health and stable communities that are culturally rich and vibrant.

Several weekly events are scheduled this semester on such diverse topics as the theater as therapy, V-Day, Irish women writers, the Taliban and al-Qaida, Thrasher magazine and faculty mentoring and student success. Athenaeum events are held on the third floor of Woodward Library and are free and open to the public. Students are highly encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the Library Athenaeum series, launched in 2007, is to conduct events that promote and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region, reach out to students and make connections with them in places other than the classroom and to portray the library as a place to share, explore, discuss and think about ideas and events. Sessions consist of speeches or presentations, panel discussions, debates, readings and performances.

For more information, call Joe Weber, director of library services at APSU, at 221-7618, e-mail at weberj@apsu.edu or visit online to see other Library Athenaeum events planned at http://library.apsu.edu/events/2009_2010athenaeumschedule.htm. -- Melony Shemberger