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Candy for the Mind event
APSU's Phi Kappa Phi chapter collecting books for Halloween event

The honor society is collecting books for its Candy for the Mind project and will distribute them during the Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating (G.H.O.S.T.) event on Oct. 28 in Fortera Stadium.

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The Gateway
APSU honoring famed campus statue during Nov. 1 celebration

In 1986, Dr. James Diehr, professor of ceramics and sculpture, created the tin and concrete sculpture, "The Gateway," which now stands on the Browning lawn.

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Downeys
Downeys presented with APSU Philanthropist of the Year Award

Doug ('79) and Linda Downey were honored by the APSU Board of Trustees for their support of Austin Peay's student-athletes.

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Austin Peay's Ace of Spades bull
APSU's puppy dog bull, Frank the Tank, flush with champion ribbons

No matter the name, or his puppy dog nature, Austin Peay's champion bull charged through first place and champion designations at beef shows this summer, which culminated with his winning division grand champion at the Tennessee State Fair. Frank also won overall grand champion bull at the Wilson County Fair, the state's largest fair.

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Halloween Concert
Austin Peay's Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert set for Oct. 26

The annual Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert at Austin Peay, set for 6 and 8 p.m. Oct. 26, will open with songs from "The Greatest Showman" and will include classical and contemporary fare, such as the theme for "Psycho." Tickets go fast, so get yours now.

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Service project
More than 200 APSU students fight world hunger during Freshman Service Project

During the event, the students supported Rise Against Hunger, an organization that works to end hunger by providing food to the world's most vulnerable.

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Breast Cancer 5K
Austin Peay's Foy Center hosting 8th Annual Breast Cancer 5K

The race, which will take place on Oct. 20 on the Austin Peay campus, allows participants to either run or walk at their own pace.

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Meet Derek and Janesa
Meet Derek and Janesa as they share Austin Peay's freshman experience

At Austin Peay, nearly 2,000 freshmen face first-year challenges each fall, with most people not realizing the struggles and successes they experience daily. This year, you can follow the ups and downs of freshman life as two first-year students regularly share their stories on the Austin Peay channel of IGTV.

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Dwayne Estes
APSU professor Dwayne Estes to speak at University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service

His presentation, "The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative: Charting a New Course for Conservation in the 21st Century," will focus on the important work that SGI is currently promoting.

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Slapstick Festival
Austin Peay hosting Slapstick Film Festival this fall

The festival begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in room 120 of the Art + Design building with a screening of "Safety Last!," Harold Lloyd's classic silent comedy.

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Military Alumni Homecoming Dinner
Oct. 26 military alumni homecoming dinner to honor named scholarships

The Austin Peay State University Military Alumni Chapter and the APSU National Alumni Association will host the Military Alumni Chapter Homecoming Dinner at 6 p.m., Oct. 26, in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. prior to the dinner.

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Austin Peay students earn best hack awards at VolHacks hackathon
Austin Peay students earn best hack awards at VolHacks hackathon

Austin Peay students in the Association of Computing Machinery impressed the judges at Sept. 28-30's VolHacks hackathon at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, winning "Most Technical Hack," "Most Market Ready Hack," "Best Social Good Hack" and the "Best Social Good Hack from Fidelity Weekly Challenge."

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Dr. Dwayne Estes
BAND Foundation donates $100,000 to APSU Southeastern Grasslands Initiative

The Foundation also issued a dollar-for-dollar challenge gift to SGI, agreeing to match up to $250,000 of funds raised through the end of 2019.

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Grad students
Adults can take APSU's new community coding classes for free

On Oct. 24, the University will offer its first community coding classes for adults - Introduction to Building Webpages and Introduction to Java Language Basics.

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Summit
APSU Industry Summit inspires local leaders to envision the future

The College of STEM recently hosted the Alignment of Community and Education Industry Summit, bringing together local leaders to address the needs of local companies.

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Commencement
APSU hosting Fall Graduation Gala Oct. 9-10

This fall's gala will be from 2-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

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Mud Bowl on Oct. 7
Here are the top events happening this week at Austin Peay

APSU's Mud Bowl will cap this week when students compete in the muck for the annual volleyball championship. Also this week: AP Day, Wendy Red Star and a home football game!

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GeoClub
Austin Peay GeoClub's geodes hammer out GeoConclave championship

For the first time ever, Austin Peay's GeoClub won the top two honors of the GeoConclave, a competition that tests the academic and physical talents of six regional universities' geology students.

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Amy Sherald
Amy Sherald shares inspiration, artistic process during APSU public lecture

Sherald, who painted former First Lady Michelle Obama's official portrait, was at Austin Peay as part of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Visiting Artist Speaker Series.

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'Fall' by Wendy Red Star
Wendy Red Star to speak, show artwork at Austin Peay

Apsáalooke artist Wendy Red Star will exhibit her work Oct. 1-26 at Austin Peay's The New Gallery, and she will speak 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Heydel Hall in the Art + Design Building.

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Drone Racing at Austin Peay
APSU Drone Club to launch inaugural racing season Friday

The Drone Club at APSU will launch its inaugural drone racing season at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, when racers will set up a Collegiate Drone Racing Association-designed track at the Dunn Center lawn and try to beat drones racing at other campuses.

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Mallory Fundora in Uganda
Austin Peay freshman's nonprofit feeding children in Uganda

When she was only 11, Mallory Fundora created Project Yesu, a nonprofit focusing on orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda.

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CoSTEM Academic Rush
Gallery: College of STEM clubs show off during academic rush

About 15 Austin Peay College of STEM student clubs gathered at a recent cookout to show off for prospective members. See photos and video from the event here.

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Tower Club
Austin Peay's Tower Club commemorates 60 years of support to the University

The Tower Club, Austin Peay's first private support organization, was founded in 1958 to help the school's president fund special initiatives not provided for within the University's annual budget.

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AP Day
High schoolers experience campus life during Austin Peay's AP Day on Oct. 6

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but guests can stick around for a tailgate party and free admission to the 6 p.m. football game against Tennessee State University at Fortera Stadium.

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