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Heather Legg and Rip Watts, development officers for University Advancement, spoke to Dickson Rotary Club April 28 on Peay Pride and the economic impact of APSU on their area.
Heather Legg and Rip Watts, development officers for University Advancement, spoke to Dickson Rotary Club April 28 on Peay Pride and the economic impact of APSU on their area.

Dr. Shirley Rainey, assistant professor of sociology, hosted the First Annual College Fair for Greater St. James Baptist Church, Nashville. Representatives from more than 12 universities attended, including those from Austin Peay's Admission Office and Financial Aid. Rainey also was the speaker at the College Day Service at Greater St. John Baptist Church. Her topic was "Education is a Source of Empowerment: Don't Stop, Keep Pressing Forward.” After her presentation, she received a standing ovation from the packed congregation.

Ken Shipley, assistant professor of art, has a show of recent ceramic work titled “In Utero: Ceramics” through July 4 at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 6.

Dr. Gregory Zieren, associate professor of history, presented a paper titled “The Forgotten, Germanic World's Fair at Vienna, 1873,” last March in St. Louis to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the city's world's fair. The conference was hosted by the Nineteenth Century Studies Association. In addition, Zieren's article, “American Manufacturing, American Technology and the Labor Question at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867” recently was published in Essays in Economic and Business History.