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APSU alumna to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Montgomery Central High School director of bands Vanessa Cobb has been chosen to join approximately 400 band directors from across the country to march in the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23, 2023. She will perform on trumpet as part of Saluting America's Band Directors, a group organized by the nonprofit Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation to recognize the impact of music educators nationwide.

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APSU alumna's illustrations featured in The New York Times

Kaylie Fairclough regularly shares her artwork on social media, but she recently found a new platform when The New York Times commissioned her to create four illustrations for a widely read opinion piece. Her work was published as part of a story centered on increased office vacancies in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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McLean Fahnestock named chair of APSU's Department of Art + Design

Austin Peay State University's Department of Art + Design has announced the appointment of McLean Fahnestock as the new department chair, effective June 1, 2023. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University Long Beach and has served as an associate professor of art foundations at Austin Peay since 2016.

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CECA Tennessee Artist Fellow Yancy Villa to present at the Frist Art Museum on May 18

Villa is an interdisciplinary artist and civic design consultant from Memphis, Tennessee, whose work focuses on creating social engagement. Her work has appeared in mediums ranging from visual art and activism to performance art and urban planning.

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Tobacco Talks: Area growers to recount joys, hardships of tobacco farming

The fifth in a series of tobacco talks is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 30 at Fairrow Farm and will discuss the experiences of contemporary Black Patch tobacco growers, who collectively offer nearly 250 years of tobacco farming knowledge.

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Experience the magic of music and theatre with APSU's Community School of the Arts spring performances

The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Austin Peay State University is excited to announce its upcoming spring productions, which will showcase the community's talented youth through free public musical and theatrical performances.

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Austin Peay hosting free concert at Downtown Commons for May the 4th

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation is partnering with Austin Peay's Wind Ensemble to bring a pre-commencement concert to downtown Clarksville, where attendees can enjoy arrangements of popular music from movies including "West Side Story," "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars."

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Austin Peay wins inaugural Central TN Ethics Bowl

Austin Peay State University's History & Philosophy Department held its inaugural Central Tennessee Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (CTCEB) on April 22. The competition was between students from Austin Peay and Volunteer State Community College's Gallatin campus.

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APSU Department of Art+Design presents ART-A-PALOOZA, an end-of-year celebration and showcase

Austin Peay State University's Department of Art + Design is inviting the public to celebrate the work of its students with the end-of-the-year ART-A-PALOOZA from 5-7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Art+Design building. The night will feature several different exhibitions, an award ceremony and the opportunity to purchase artwork from students. This event is free and open to the public.

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APSU's College of Arts and Letters recognizes six student leaders

Faculty, students and their families gathered at Austin Peay State University's Heydel Hall on Wednesday, April 19 to for the inaugural College of Arts and Letters Student Leadership Award ceremony.

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Dr. Tony Morris Named Associate Dean for Austin Peay's College of Arts and Letters

Starting June 1, Morris will work closely with the dean of the College of Arts and Letters to provide leadership and support for faculty, staff and students. He will also be responsible for overseeing academic programs, supporting research and creative activity and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Fourth Tobacco Talk to focus on 'Tobacco Tales' by local authors

The Tobacco Talk series hosted by the Clarksville Arts and Heritage Council and the Austin Peay College of Arts and Letters will take an in-depth look at how the region's tobacco-dominated agriculture influenced the tales local writers have penned at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in the Trahern Building.

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Austin Peay's College of Arts and Letters establishes inaugural Student Leadership Award

The College of Arts and Letters will recognize six outstanding undergraduate student leaders during a ceremony set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at Heydel Hall, located inside Austin Peay's Art + Design Building.

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Veteran alumni's donation to send two APSU art students to Rome

Retired Master Sgt. Chris Sanderford is giving back to his alma mater with a scholarship donation to send two veteran art students - Herzel Sireci and Shirley Layer - on this year's Art in Rome Study Abroad program, which is scheduled for May 21-June 1.

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Austin Peay's Art + Design celebrates student work with annual juried exhibition

Austin Peay State University's 55th Annual Juried Student Exhibition will celebrate the department's student artists April 5-26 in The New Gallery, showcasing 43 works from among 228 submissions.

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Sports broadcasting students bring basketball to APSU-TV Clarksville

From play-by-play announcing and color commentary to sideline reporting, students in Austin Peay State University assistant professor Barry Gresham's Sports Announcing class experienced live television production firsthand while covering three high school basketball doubleheaders for the Clarksville community.

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APSU to host live reading with author Aram Goudsouzian

The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will host author Aram Goudsouzian from 7-9 p.m. April 5 in Heydel Hall, located inside Austin Peay's Art + Design Building.

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Lily Russell
APSU student newspaper earns regional award

Student Lily Russell placed second in Best Arts and Entertainment writer for her article, "Dear Ticketmaster, I knew you were trouble. Sincerely, Taylor Swift."

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Dr. Rick Gregory
Third Tobacco Talk at Austin Peay examines the forgotten war in the Black Patch

Tobacco farmers in the Black Patch region of middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky rose in rebellion against the American Tobacco Company in the first decade of the 20th century, setting in motion one of the most violent eras in U.S. history.

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Summer Arts Camp returns to APSU's Community School of the Arts

The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Austin Peay State University is bringing back the popular Summer Arts Camp experience for the area's young aspiring artists in July.

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Austin Peay's Art & Design Welcomes Photographer Shelia Pree Bright for CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series

In 2006 Bright became nationally known, winning the Center prize award, formally Santa Fe Prize, for her Suburbia series.

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Austin Peay's Community School of the Arts Spring Two Registration Open until March 20

The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Austin Peay State University has started its spring term 2 registration for classes that begin on March 20 and run through April 27, 2023.

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Austin Peay hosts annual Guitar Fest  this March

All three of this year's guest artists are alumni of APSU's graduate guitar program: classical guitarist, composer and songwriter Alan Mearns; classical guitarist and arranger Andy Jurik; and fingerstyle guitarist, composer and songwriter Bryce Mullins

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Victoria Chang
APSU to host an evening with poet and nonfiction writer Victoria Chang

Chang was recently the poetry editor of the New York Times, and her most recent book of poetry, The Trees Witness Everything,  was named one of the Best Books of 2022 by the New Yorker  and The Guardian.

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Tequila Johnson
Award-winning equity expert to deliver 2023 Betty Joe Wallace Memorial Lecture at APSU

Tequila Johnson, co-founder and co-executive director of The Equity Alliance, is an award-winning, cause-driven community organizer and strategist whose work focuses on creating equity and increasing civic engagement among Black Americans and other communities of color. 

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David Alford
Juilliard-trained actor, David Alford, presents popular show "Smoke" as part of Clarksville's Tobacco Talks at Austin Peay

Alford will perform a one-man singer-songwriter-storytelling version of his bluegrass-inspired musical in the APSU Trahern Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m.

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Eboné Amos
Austin Peay Experience podcast looks at African American Expressive Culture in new episode

In episode two, APSU African American Studies Professor Eboné Amos discusses how her class teaches Black history through the lens of art and culture.

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Austin Peay Theatre and Dance presents a play that explores themes of race and bias

"American Son" explores themes of race and bias in a tense 90-minute show. Presented in an intimate black box space, this show will bring the audience face-to-face with the characters and their stories.

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Rick Griffith
APSU's The New Gallery presents Echoes by Rick Griffith, Acuff Chair of Excellence

The exhibit opens on Monday, Feb. 20, and runs through March 24 at The New Gallery, located in the Art + Design building on the APSU campus.

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APSU hosting an Evening with National Book Award Finalist Bonnie Jo Campbell

As funded by the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence, the evening will feature Campbell giving a live reading of her creative work followed by a public Question & Answer session.

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