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This Week at Austin Peay: Welcome back events continue this week


(Posted Monday, Aug. 30, 2021)

Another week of welcome back events dot the calendar this week. Here’s what’s happening.






For more events, visit www.peaylink.com.


Poet, artist, diversity officer Colón to speak at Asanbe Diversity Symposium

At 1 p.m. Sept. 1, Puerto Rican poet Dr. Ricardo Nazario y Colón will visit Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center, Room 307, today to deliver the keynote lecture, “A Puerto Rican/Latinx Journey in Appalachia,” at the 2021 Asanbe Diversity Symposium.

And at 2:30 p.m., he’ll also participate in a panel discussion in the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center.

Colón, author of the poetry collection “Of Jíbaros and Hillbillies,” co-founded the Affrilachian Poets to defy “the persistent stereotype of a racially homogenized rural region.”

This important event, sponsored and organized by the APSU Department of Languages and Literature, was established in 1997 in memory of Dr. Joseph Asanbe, the first professor of African and African-American literature at APSU. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, the Latino Community Resource Center, the Honors Program, the African-American Studies Program, the International Studies Program, the Latin American Studies Program, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Hispanic Alumni Club.

 APSU vaccines

Free vaccine clinic Monday at Foy Fitness & Recreation Center

Austin Peay is hosting an open vaccine clinic from 1-3 p.m. today, Aug. 30, in the Foy Fitness & Recreation Center on campus.

The clinic is open to anyone who wants a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or a booster shot (currently available only to immunocompromised people).

The vaccines are the best defense against COVID-19 and the highly transmissible Delta variant. If you haven't received your vaccine, please consider visiting the free clinic today.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and testing, visit www.apsu.edu/coronavirus.

APSU Recent Acquisitions

The New Gallery to open with ‘Recent Acquisitions’

The New Gallery is open for its 2020-21 exhibition season with “Recent Acquisitions,” an exhibit that includes more than 125 pieces accepted into Austin Peay State University’s art collection during the last five years.

Pieces include art from Ansel Adams, Deborah Gould Hall, Bonnie Schiffman, Albert Watson, Michel Thersiquel, Khari Turner, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Philippe Salaün and Karen Seapker.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 17 and includes a reception for the community during the Clarksville Art Walk from 5-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 2. Michael Dickins, curator and director of The New Gallery, will give a brief gallery talk at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit The New Gallery’s homepage.

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