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This Week at Austin Peay: A new semester begins!

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(Posted on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022)

Welcome back, Govs! We’re celebrating the beginning of the spring semester (classes begin on Tuesday!) with a bunch of welcome back events. Here’s a sampling:

‘It Starts with Me’ webinar to focus on diversity, equity, inclusion

LaNeeca Williams

Austin Peay State University’s LaNeeça Williams will join the Bond Arts and Culture Series’ Martin Luther King Day Discussion at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17.

The discussion – an online seminar titled “It Starts with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice in Higher Education” – will feature Williams and fellow Maxine Smith Fellows Dr. Quincy Jenkins of Chattanooga State Community College and Barbara Scales of Motlow State Community College. Williams is the chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator at Austin Peay.

Dr. Wendy Thompson, the Tennessee Board of Regents’ vice chancellor of organizational effectiveness, also will discuss the Maxine Smith Fellows program and its connection to diversity, equity and inclusion and the “It Starts with Me” theme.

You can join the webinar at this link, using the passcode 103001.

Uffelman to give Tennessee Historical Society talk on Daughters of the Confederacy

Minoa Uffelman

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Dr. Minoa Uffelman, Austin Peay history professor, will deliver a free online talk, “The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Confederate Progressivism,” as part of the Tennessee Historical Society’s special virtual series, Tennessee 101: Tennessee Women in the Progressive Era, Part 2.” New recorded talks appear on the society’s website every Tuesday through Feb. 22.

In 2013, Uffelman contributed an essay to a groundbreaking new book, “Tennessee Women in the Progressive Era: Toward the Public Sphere in the New South.” The book, a collection of scholarly works examining women’s reform efforts in Tennessee from 1890-1930, highlighted the historic but often overlooked work of women in this state. 

Last fall, Uffelman reunited with her collaborators on the book for a special virtual series, “Tennessee 101: Tennessee Women in the Progressive Era, Part 1.” In January, the Tennessee Historical Society launched part two of the popular online series. The scholars presenting as part of this new series have all contributed articles to volume two of “Tennessee Women in the Progressive Era: Toward the Public Sphere in the New South,” which will be released by the University of Tennessee Press later this year.

For information on the series, along with a schedule of upcoming lectures, visit the historical society’s Tennessee 101: Progressive Era website.

"The Wolves" will be performed from Jan. 21-23.

Theatre and Dance to present ‘The Wolves’

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present its previously postponed production of “The Wolves” by Sarah DeLappe at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 21-22 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 22-23 in the Trahern Theatre.

You can buy tickets at the show’s box office web page.

"mere mortals" runs through Feb. 11.

New Gallery begins spring semester with Christina West exhibit

The New Gallery with support from the Department of Art + Design and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will host an exhibit from Christina A. West, sculptor and installation artist. The exhibit – called “mere mortals” – runs through Feb. 11.

West will be on campus for an artist lecture at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Sundquist Science Complex, Room E106A/B.

She’ll also give a gallery talk at 12:30 p.m. at The New Gallery. The exhibit also will be open from 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 during the First Thursday Art Walk.

All exhibitions at The New Gallery and all corresponding programming are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m-4 p.m. and follow the University’s academic calendar and weather policy. Curator-guided tours of exhibitions are available per request.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Michael Dickins at dickinsm@apsu.edu.

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