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APSU to host 2024 Clarinet Day featuring Michael Wayne

The APSU Department of Music has announced this year's annual Clarinet Day, featuring a free recital by clarinetist Michael Wayne at 6 p.m. on March 16 as part of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) Acuff Resident Guest Artist program.

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Dr. Felicia Nagel named APSU's assistant provost, registrar

Dr. Felicia Nagel has been named assistant provost and registrar at APSU effective April 1, bringing over 25 years of experience in higher education administration to the role.

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Austin Peay partners with Belgrade’s Institute for International Politics and Economics, expanding global security engagement
Austin Peay partners with Belgrade's Institute of International Politics and Economics, expanding global security engagement

Austin Peay State University partners with Belgrade's Institute of International Politics and Economics to enhance global security and academic exchange, marking the first formal collaboration between an American higher education institution and the Serbian research body.

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Ricky Birchfield, editor-in-chief of The All State at APSU, featured in The Tennessean, discusses the vital role and challenges of student journalism in honor of Student Press Freedom Day.
APSU's Ricky Birchfield featured in The Tennessean for Student Press Freedom Day

Ricky Birchfield, editor-in-chief of The All State at APSU, featured in The Tennessean, discusses the vital role and challenges of student journalism in honor of Student Press Freedom Day.

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APSU student astrophysicist presents at national conference

From music major to astrophysicist, Li Loy's journey at APSU led them to present groundbreaking solar research at the American Geophysical Union's annual conference. The national gathering drew more than 25,000 scientists and provided Loy with the opportunity to grow and build relationships in the field.

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Woodward Library embarks on major renovation projects to enhance user experience
Woodward Library embarks on major renovation projects to enhance user experience

The Woodward Library at APSU is undergoing extensive renovations, including a main floor refresh, new durable carpeting, an electrical upgrade for a new makerspace/VR lab, an Assistive Technology Room, and strategic office additions--all geared toward enhancing user experience and inclusivity.

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APSU College of Education emphasizes collaboration during spring partnership meeting

The power of partnerships is more than a talking point for Dr. Prentice Chandler, dean of the Eriksson College of Education at Austin Peay State University. These partnerships are elevated, celebrated and taken seriously, and this attitude was fully apparent as the College of Education hosted its semiannual Partnership Advisory Council Meeting on Feb. 15.

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APSU collaboration offers free 2023 tax preparation services

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is continuing virtually at Austin Peay State University (APSU) this tax season. Households earning below $70,000 annually who seek IRS-certified assistance with their tax filings are encouraged to begin the process through GetYourRefund.org.

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APSU College Possible coach earns prestigious award from White House

Olivia McClendon, a College Possible success coach at Austin Peay, recently earned a President's Lifetime Achievement Award from the White House for clocking in over 4,000 service hours with the organization.

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New collaborative camp offering coming to Austin Peay this summer

Austin Peay State University's College of STEM has a unique offering coming to campus from June 24-28 --a collaborative camp for students interested in the inner workings of a laboratory, with the goal of inspiring enthusiasm for the fields of chemistry and biology.

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Jake Runestad to lead APSU Choir Fest with free concert on March 21
Jake Runestad to lead APSU Choir Fest with free concert on March 21

Emmy-winning composer Jake Runestad will conduct the APSU Choir Fest featuring a free concert on March 21 at Mabry Concert Hall, hosted by APSU's Center of Excellence in the Creative Arts and the Acuff Chair of Excellence.

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APSU combines speech therapy with photography to treat aphasia through free community program

Austin Peay State University's Speech-Language & Swallowing Community Clinic recently concluded a groundbreaking two-week program aimed at treating individuals with aphasia. The Clarksville Conversation Care - Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program provided intensive treatment by combining speech therapy with photography to help clients regain their confidence and communication skills.

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Austin Peay study works to unravel the begging behaviors of burying beetles
Austin Peay study works to unravel the begging behaviors of burying beetles

Dr. Kyle Benowitz, a professor at Austin Peay State University, is advancing the understanding of evolutionary biology through his research on the parenting behaviors and genetic factors of burying beetles, offering broader insights into social behaviors across species.

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Commissioner David Shelton to champion equality at APSU’s Betty Joe Wallace Memorial Lecture on March 19
Commissioner David Shelton to champion equality at APSU's Betty Joe Wallace Memorial Lecture on March 19

On March 19, Commissioner David Shelton will deliver the Betty Joe Wallace Memorial Lecture at APSU, focusing on equality and tackling difficult conversations about sexuality, gender, and systemic racism, as part of his ongoing advocacy for marginalized communities.

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A new way to MBA: Austin Peay opens applications for new MBA program starting this fall
A new way to MBA: Austin Peay opens applications for new MBA program starting this fall 

Austin Peay State University announces its new MBA program starting this fall, designed to meet the modern needs of students and businesses in Middle Tennessee with a flexible, real-world focused curriculum for upcoming business leaders.

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Over 20 nonprofits gather at Austin Peay’s Volunteer Fair to forge new collaborations
Over 20 nonprofits gather at Austin Peay's Volunteer Fair to forge new collaborations

Austin Peay State University hosted its first Volunteer Fair since the pandemic, uniting over 20 nonprofits with students for collaborative community service, raising awareness of social and environmental issues, and celebrating the spirit of volunteerism.

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Austin Peay remembers David Till: co-founder of Zone 3 and advocate for creative writing
Austin Peay remembers David Till: co-founder of Zone 3 and advocate for creative writing

Austin Peay State University mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus and Zone 3 co-founder David Till, a pivotal figure in establishing the CECA and fostering a rich creative writing tradition that continues to influence students and faculty alike.

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Austin Peay celebrates young artists with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System high school art show
Austin Peay celebrates young artists with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System high school art show

Austin Peay State University hosted the second annual Clarksville-Montgomery High School Art Show, celebrating local student talent across various mediums, with winners from six participating schools receiving recognition and prizes at the event.

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Dew Accepted to ASRT Student Leadership Development Program
Dew Accepted to ASRT Student Leadership Development Program

Brisyn Dew, a radiologic technology student at Austin Peay State University, has been selected for the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, drawing from his personal medical experiences to become an empathetic leader in the medical imaging field.

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APSU alumna publishes debut poetry collection 'Love Pills'

After losing her mother to COVID-19 in 2020, Austin Peay State University alumna Sara Klosterman ('23) felt inspired to share the poems that had been tucked away in her journals, hoping to bring some peace, comfort and understanding to young adults going through tough times.

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APSU welcomes sculptural ceramicist for student workshops, public event

Austin Peay State University's Department of Art Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will welcome Colombian American figurative ceramicist Natalia Arbelaez to continue the 2023-24 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series with a public lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Heydel Hall.

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APSU Set to Host World Film Festival from Feb. 13 to March 19
APSU Set to Host World Film Festival from Feb. 13 to March 19

The APSU World Film Festival will kick off Feb. 13 and run until March 19. This year's theme, "Hopes and Dreams from the Bright Continent," will feature films from Africa.

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APSU students unearth Clarksville's forgotten Black history through research into 1900s

A group of students at Austin Peay State University is uncovering forgotten stories about Clarksville's African American communities in the early 20th century, from a 103-year-old farmer to a robust district of Black entrepreneurialism on Marion Street.

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Austin Peay education professors release trauma-informed practices book

A new textbook - edited by Dr. Benita Bruster and Dr. Cheryl Lambert from the Eriksson College of Education at Austin Peay State University - offers research-based strategies to help teachers effectively manage disruptive student behaviors by incorporating trauma-informed practices.

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APSU to celebrate military-affiliated students during basketball doubleheader Feb. 10

Austin Peay State University is gearing up for an evening of basketball, camaraderie and special recognitions on Feb. 10 during a thrilling doubleheader at F&M Bank Arena. The women's basketball team will face off against Jacksonville at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game against Queens at 4:15 p.m. In addition to the on-court action, this event will also shine a spotlight on several of the University's military-affiliated students.

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