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APSU teachers say lost jobs unjust made the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle May 5. The story reported that Dr. Bernard Flythe, assistant professor of music, and associate professor of music Maya Stone are asking Gov. Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Board of Regents to investigate whether losing their jobs violates the rules on how APSU spends its Geier settlement money. The story featured comments from Flythe, Stone, APSU President Sherry Hoppe, Richard Jackson, senior adviser to the Presidents Office, Dr. Tom King, professor of music, and Dr. Lisa Vanarsdel, professor of music. “APSU teachers say lost jobs unjust” made the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle May 5. The story reported that Dr. Bernard Flythe, assistant professor of music, and associate professor of music Maya Stone are asking Gov. Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Board of Regents to investigate whether losing their jobs violates the rules on how APSU spends its Geier settlement money. The story featured comments from Flythe, Stone, APSU President Sherry Hoppe, Richard Jackson, senior adviser to the President's Office, Dr. Tom King, professor of music, and Dr. Lisa Vanarsdel, professor of music. An edited version of the same story also was printed May 5 in the “Local” section of The Tennessean.

Richard Jackson, senior adviser to the President's Office, Dr. Bernard Flythe, assistant professor of music, and associate professor of music Maya Stone were interviewed by TV-43 for a May 5 story on the Geier settlement controversy.

APSU student Kevin Kennedy Jr. was featured May 5 in The Leaf-Chronicle's “Spotlight” for being elected vice president of the Student Government Association.

The 36th Annual Student Art Show was highlighted in The Leaf-Chronicle's “Calendar” in the “Living” section May 5-6 and May 9.

A story on Playwright-in-Residence Glyn O'Malley's upcoming community meeting and summer tenure at APSU ran as “APSU playwright to create, debut play about 101st soldiers in Iraq; asks community to ‘tell the story'” in the Kentucky New Era May 6.

Omicron Delta Kappa's newly inducted faculty and students members were featured in The Leaf-Chronicle's “Spotlight” May 6.

Austin Peay students and APSU Classic Society members Zachary Matteson, Nikolai Echternacht and Leticia Brentley were featured on the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle's “Local” section May 7 for giving weekly Latin lessons to Jennifer Norman's fifth-graders at Hazelwood Elementary. The three are students of Dr. Tim Winters, associate professor of Latin and Greek.

News that Gregg Schlanger, professor of art, was named Tennessee Artist of the Week (April 18-24) by the Tennessee Arts Commission made The Leaf-Chronicle's “Spotlight” May 7.

APSU's plans to demolish the Armory and replace it with a $10.8 million student recreation center made the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle May 8. The story included comments from Mitch Robinson, vice president for finance and administration, and APSU student Tamira Cole.

Dr. Bert Randall's lecture series, “Exploring Philosophy and Religion,” was listed in The Leaf-Chronicle's “Church Calendar” May 8.

Dr. Nancy Dawson, associate professor of African American studies, was featured on the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle May 11. Dawson is documenting the lives of people buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, including soldiers who served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War.

The Leaf-Chronicle's May 11 editorial, “Make way for progress,” expressed support for the University's plans to demolish the Armory and build a new student recreation center.

In a May 11 letter to the editor in The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville resident W. Scott Shelton reminisced about seeing concerts in the Armory in the 1960s.

News that Nashville entrepreneur, writer and award-winning speaker Joe Calloway will deliver APSU's Commencement address made the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle's “Local” section May 11. The story included comments by Dr. Joe Filippo, assistant vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Vernon Warren, professor of political science, and Nell Northington Warren.

Austin Peay's Tennessee Small Business Center's advice on disaster planning was featured on the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle's “Business” section May 11. The story featured comments from Director Carol Clark.