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Sociology graduate Vanessa Rodriguez-Paniagua
APSU sociology focuses on community development with new department name

The program officially changed its name last semester to the APSU Department of Sociology and Community Development to help students and employers understand better what skills the degree offers graduates.

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Winter Box
APSU fully funds eight campus projects during GOVing Tuesday 2022

Giving Tuesday, the largest giving day in the world, takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year. Austin Peay celebrates Giving Tuesday under the name "GOVing Tuesday."

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The APSU Observatory
APSU to launch free monthly public observation nights at university's observatory

Starting this Saturday, Jan. 28, Austin Peay State University's Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy will host a free public observation night on the last Saturday of every month through May.

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Malachi Johnson
APSU Eriksson College of Education to host teacher shortage conference

The virtual conference, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 28, allows school district administrators and teachers across the state, as well as community colleges, to garner advice and engage in best practices from experts.

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Endowment signing
New Women Veterans of America Endowment will support female veteran students at APSU

To qualify for this scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time with a 2.75 GPA in any major and be female veterans or be the children of female veterans.

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Marcus Hayes
Austin Peay presents Marcus Hayes with Inclusion Champion Award

He was presented with the award on Monday, Jan. 16, during Austin Peay State University's inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast.

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CSA class
Austin Peay's Community School of the Arts Registration Open until Jan. 23

With the public's overwhelming interest in theatre, after seven years of not offering theatre classes, CSA has not only brought back the classes, but has also created the Clarksville Youth Theatre.

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Earth Science students
Austin Peay department's new name emphasizes earth, environment to connect with students

In November, the Department of Geosciences became the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences to better connect the field with prospective students.

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Kimbrough Building
APSU business faculty set record for journal publications in 2022

"With a record of 15 highly-ranked publications in one year, our faculty are demonstrating that they are leading experts in their disciplines," Dr. Mickey Hepner, dean of the College of Business, said.

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APSU in Argentina
New study abroad program sending APSU College of Business to Argentina

In May 2022, Dr. Brandon Di Paolo Harrison took 10 students to Rosario, Argentina, to study at the Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano campus while also exploring the region's business, cultural and tourist sites.

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Moore
APSU's The New Gallery exhibiting work by Memphis artist Carl E. Moore

Moore's work deals with identity and color, by comparing social ideologies about race, stereotypes, and personal beliefs to everyday colors and the perception of these colors in our environment.

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Community invited to free milkweed planting workshop at Austin Peay
Community invited to free milkweed planting workshop at Austin Peay

Now is the perfect time to start milkweed plants! To help you get started on planting and nurturing these pollinator-friendly plants, members of the Clarksville Sustainability Board, Clarksville Healthy Yards and Austin Peay State University's Center of Excellence for Field Biology are sponsoring a February planting for pollinators event.

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Dr. Morris
APSU hosting inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Jan. 16

At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, Austin Peay State University will host the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. King Jr., in the Echo Power Club Level of APSU's Fortera Stadium.

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SGI grant
APSU's Southeastern Grasslands Institute working to prioritize conservation of grasslands across 14 million acres thanks to federal grant

In November, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded $91 million through the new America the Beautiful Challenge, with SGI receiving one of 55 grants nationwide.

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PIUS CHEUNG
Renowned percussionist Pius Cheung to perform at Austin Peay's Mabry Concert Hall

The concert - presented by the Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) in collaboration with the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) - will begin at 3 p.m. on Jan. 29.

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Podcast
Experience Austin Peay Podcast's third episode connects Tennessee history with modern conservation

In "Connecting Tennessee's History with SGI's Modern Day Conservation," Dr. Dwayne Estes, APSU professor of biology and executive director of the Southeastern Grasslands Institute (SGI), discusses what this region looked like more than 200 years ago.

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Speech-language and swallowing clinic
10 ways APSU embodied its new "community-minded" mission in 2022

For more than 90 years, Austin Peay State University's faculty, staff, students and alumni have worked to make the world a better place, and last December, the APSU Board of Trustees made that giving spirit a central focus of the University by unanimously adopting Austin Peay's new mission statement.

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Student Spotlight: Austin Peay student explores the chemistry in her artwork
Student Spotlight: Austin Peay student explores the chemistry in her artwork

Last spring, as Emelia Beck finished her first year at Austin Peay State University studying biochemistry, she felt a draw to another discipline - animation and visual effects.

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The Gov
Stay warm this holiday season with the APSU Gov

Enjoy this special Yule Log video, available in one-hour and eight-hour versions, and we hope, wherever you are, you always feel the warmth of being a Governor at Austin Peay.

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Newton Center
The Evolution of the APSU William E. & Sadako S. Newton Military Family Resource Center

What was once a 700-square-foot office space behind Austin Peay State University's post office, is now the largest military student center in Tennessee, measuring 5,200 square feet.

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helicopter graduates
APSU graduates first students from its helicopter-focused aviation science program

The University launched the program in 2019, giving APSU the state's first and only helicopter flight school that awards bachelor's degrees.

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Austin Peay cancels public viewing of lunar occultation of Mars due to weather
Austin Peay cancels public viewing of lunar occultation of Mars due to weather

Because of cloudy conditions Wednesday night, Austin Peay State University's Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy has canceled the public observation of the lunar occultation of Mars scheduled for tonight, Dec. 7.

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Board of Trustees
APSU Board of Trustees hears about campus successes during quarterly meeting

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is recommending a 13.7 percent increase - around $9 million - in performance funding for Austin Peay.

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Science on Tap taking a break in December and January, to return in February
Science on Tap taking a break in December and January, to return in February

Science on Tap - the popular monthly gathering that pairs science with local brews - will take a break in December and January. But the event will return in February.

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Zeus the corpse flower plant is resprouting, but this time not as a flower
Zeus the corpse flower plant is resprouting, but this time not as a flower

Zeus - one of Austin Peay State University's two corpse flower plants - delivered quite a show for its first-ever bloom last summer. Now the plant is resprouting - albeit not in its flower form.

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