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Winter at APSU
Get ahead this winter by taking online classes at Austin Peay

Austin Peay State University's Winter Term, which runs from Dec. 11-Jan. 9, allows students to complete up to two online classes in just four weeks.

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This Week at Austin Peay: From Stuffed with Pride to a drive-in movie, campus is bustling
This Week at Austin Peay: From Stuffed with Pride to a drive-in movie, campus is bustling

Several interesting events are planned throughout campus this week, from events celebrating pride and disability awareness to recognizing the monsters under our tables.

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Student Spotlight: Meet freshman Jason Chavez-Rivas
Student Spotlight: Meet freshman Jason Chavez-Rivas

You may have seen his picture. He struck Superman pose during the Govs Color Run celebration. The photo graced the Austin Peay homepage for several days.

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Dr. Chad Brooks
APSU dean explains why you need a graduate degree

Dr. Chad Brooks talks about a recent CNBC article that reported how master's degrees give individuals "the biggest salary boost - up to 87% more money."

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Austin Peay student one of six in world selected for women conductor fellowship
Austin Peay student one of six in world selected for women conductor fellowship

An Austin Peay State University graduate conducting student has been chosen for an internationally competitive women conductor fellowship with Girls Who Conduct and the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

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This Week at Austin Peay: Latinx, Wansoo Kim exhibits accentuate fall break
This Week at Austin Peay: Latinx, Wansoo Kim exhibits accentuate fall break

Some of the things happening during this fall break-shortened week: Latinx Heritage Month Art Exhibit; JCPenney suit-up; and Wansoo Kim's "Table Monsters" exhibit.

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Tennessee Suffragists
APSU's Uffelman heading up virtual series on progressive Tennessee women

This fall, Uffelman is reuniting with her collaborators from a 2015 book for a special virtual series, Tennessee 101: Tennessee Women in the Progressive Era, Part 1.

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APSU honors students create clay tablets for history of the book class

Austin Peay State University's Gina Garber, professor of library administration, recently led a cuneiform clay tablet active-learning exercise

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Austin Peay vocal professor to perform in national finals on Saturday
Austin Peay vocal professor to perform in national finals on Saturday

Austin Peay State University's own Dr. Penelope Shumate is one of 12 finalists in the Artists Division in the Camille Coloratura Awards vocal competition. The competition began with almost 90 national contestants. The finalists' concert can be viewed on Facebook at 7 p.m., Oct. 9.

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Heather Abels
APSU visiting animation professor works on major films for Netflix and Disney

Clarksville resident Heather Abels worked as a matte painter for Disney's "Encanto" and as a matte painting consultant for the Netflix film, "My Little Pony."

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Brandon Di Paolo Harrison
APSU assistant accounting professor awarded research fellowship in Argentina

Dr. Brandon Di Paolo Harrison, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of accounting, received a new research fellowship with the Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano in Argentina.

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Alumna creates the Gerald L. and Virginia Tenney Endowed Scholarship for APSU photography students

To qualify for this scholarship, students must be APSU sophomores, juniors or seniors with a 3.0 GPA and a studio art major with a concentration in photography.

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Dr. Phil Roe
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee names Roe to APSU Board of Trustees

Dr. Phil Roe, a retired U.S. congressman who represented Tennessee's First District, will fill a seat that opened earlier this year when Gen. Gary Luck resigned following his move to Florida.

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Halloween
APSU's Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert returns to campus on Oct. 29

The superhero-themed concert will return to campus with in-person performances, and a livestream, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Music/Mass Communication Building's Mabry Concert Hall.

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Community School of the Arts adds hip hop dancing class, winter self-publishing and watercolor workshops
Community School of the Arts adds hip hop dancing class, winter self-publishing and watercolor workshops

In the coming weeks, The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University will offer a new dance class - hip hop for ages 16 and older - and two new workshops - a three-hour self-publishing workshop and a four-hour holiday landscape watercolor workshop.

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Moderna
APSU hosting COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic before Homecoming game Oct. 9

This free clinic is open to anyone over the age of 18 - no appointments are necessary - and visitors can choose to receive either the Moderna vaccine or the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

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Table monsters invade The New Gallery at Austin Peay
Table monsters invade The New Gallery at Austin Peay

The New Gallery, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Department of Art + Design, is pleased to present Wansoo Kim: Table Monsters to continue an engaging 2021-22 exhibition season.

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Claxton
APSU's Eriksson College of Education offers new support to junior faculty

APSU's Untenured Faculty Organization, which began meeting in August, now provides additional support to the College of Education's 15 junior faculty members.

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Lorneth Peters
APSU's Small Business Development Center partners with Stone, Rudolph and Henry for webinar series

The series kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, with Bookkeeping Basics for Business Owners. At 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, the series will present Marketing and Branding Your Business the RIGHT Way.

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This Week at Austin Peay: It’s Homecoming Week on campus!
This Week at Austin Peay: It's Homecoming Week on campus!

Austin Peay has a series of events this week to celebrate the university's 90th annual homecoming, "The Peayquel: Together Again!" Here are some of the more popular events.

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APSU showcasing green practices during Community Sustainability Forum on Oct. 9

The forum will feature brief presentations from community experts on topics like at-home composting, native gardening and Clarksville's beautiful outdoor recreation spaces.

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Austin Peay communication students, professors win big at TCA convention
Austin Peay communication students, professors win big at TCA convention

Austin Peay State University communication professors and students recently won several awards at the Tennessee Communication Association (TCA) 2021 Annual Convention.

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Famed poet Sarah Kay to perform virtually at APSU on Oct. 7
Famed poet Sarah Kay to perform virtually at APSU on Oct. 7

Writer, educator and spoken word poet Sarah Kay will bring her engaging performance style to Austin Peay State University through a live virtual appearance at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. The performance is free and open to the public via Zoom webinar with a Q&A to follow.

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Austin Peay accounting professor shares tax-filing, auto insurance tips
Austin Peay accounting professor shares tax-filing, auto insurance tips

In interviews, Dr. Brandon Di Paolo Harrison shares his insight on choosing between filing taxes online or hiring an accountant and his tips on calculating auto insurance rates.

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Science on Tap returns this October to explore Bell Witch legend with science
Science on Tap returns this October to explore Bell Witch legend with science

Austin Peay State University's Science on Tap will return to Upstairs at Strawberry Alley Ale Works on Tuesday, Oct. 5, with discussion of a story that has captured the region's imagination for 200 years.

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Austin Peay freshman develops game, ‘Rhythm Knights,’ for Steam, Xbox
Austin Peay freshman develops game, 'Rhythm Knights,' for Steam, Xbox

Dallen Larson might only be a freshman at Austin Peay State University, but the 18-year-old Springfield native is also a budding video game developer, releasing his newest creation - "Rhythm Knights"-- on Sept. 17.

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APSU to celebrate 50th anniversary of APSU Army ROTC at Military Alumni Chapter Dinner Oct. 8

Over the last 50 years, the ROTC program has won eight McArthur Awards, and it has commissioned 837 cadets as second lieutenants into the U.S. Army, Army Reserve and National Guard.

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Austin Peay professors’ documentary ‘Tennessee Triumph’ coming to Nashville Film Festival this week
Austin Peay professors' documentary 'Tennessee Triumph' coming to Nashville Film Festival this week

A documentary about the creation of "Tennessee Triumph" - a Clarksville monument that celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which secured women's right to vote - will be featured at the Nashville Film Festival this week.

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APSU to host the Ann R. Ross Bookstore and APSU Wall Mural Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies on Oct. 1

The mural has four different areas for interactive photos and was completed by local artist Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun, with assistance from APSU student and studio art major Karley Davis.

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This Week at Austin Peay: Honoring Latino Military Heroes event coming on Tuesday
This Week at Austin Peay: Honoring Latino Military Heroes event coming on Tuesday

Happening this week: Honoring Latino Heroes, The New Gallery opens "Wansoo Kim: Table Monsters," APSU Scholarship 5K run and the Woodwind Chamber Ensembles perform.

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You have to see this photo: Austin Peay flag flies in fighter jet navigating Britain’s famed Mach Loop
You have to see this photo: Austin Peay flag flies in fighter jet navigating Britain's famed Mach Loop

An Austin Peay State University Governors flag recently zipped through the skies of the United Kingdom in the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet.

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Celebrating ROTC’s 50th year at Austin Peay: Lt. Col. Peter Lind
Celebrating ROTC's 50th year at Austin Peay: Lt. Col. Peter Lind

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Austin Peay State University is celebrating its 50th year. To mark the occasion, each month through the end of the year, we'll share one story of a Governor's Guard alumni or former leader. This month, we share the story of APSU alumnus retired Lt. Col. Peter Lind.

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APSU's Omicron Delta Kappa circle earns Presidential Circle of Excellence award

The Austin Peay circle was one of only six to be selected for the prestigious honor by the ODK Board of Directors, and this marks the fourth consecutive year Austin Peay has won the honor.

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Now 20 years old, Sundquist Science Complex has helped Austin Peay grow
Now 20 years old, Sundquist Science Complex has helped Austin Peay grow

A Sept. 17, 2001, dedication ceremony not only celebrated the $38 million structure with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, modern offices and a towering atrium, but the event also marked a shift at APSU, especially for the departments of biology, chemistry, physics and agriculture.

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Dr. Elif Demiral Saglam
APSU business faculty member advancing women and gender equity with her research at Harvard

Dr. Elif Demiral Saglam, assistant professor of economics, recently embarked on her second year as a research fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy program.

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Award winners
Two recent mathematics graduates earn top APSU student awards

During APSU's Student Organization and Leader Awards in April, Kara Underwood received the William McClure Drane Award, and Sara Grey earned the Harvill-Civitan Citizenship Award.

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This Week at Austin Peay: Latinx Heritage Month continues with ‘In the Heights’ showing
This Week at Austin Peay: Latinx Heritage Month continues with 'In the Heights' showing

Austin Peay State University will continue a monthlong celebration of Latinx Heritage Month with a free showing of "In the Heights" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Clement Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and free snacks will be available.

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ASUN
APSU Board of Trustees votes to join ASUN Conference during fall meeting

The University's Athletics Department, which has been a part of the Ohio Valley Conference since 1962, will now join the ASUN Conference on July 1, 2022.

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U.S. State Department diplomat to discuss employment opportunities with Austin Peay students
U.S. State Department diplomat to discuss employment opportunities with Austin Peay students

Austin Peay State University is hosting Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the U.S. State Department Allen DuBose at 2 p.m. Sept. 21 to inform students about employment opportunities within the U.S. government. The program will be conducted as a webinar.

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Little Friends Print
APSU's Art+Design and CECA welcome Little Friends of Printmaking Sept. 21

The Department of Art+Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will kick off the 2021-22 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season with The Little Friends of Printmaking.

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Kimbrough
APSU College of Business Partners with JCPenney for Suit-Up event

The Suit-Up event will take place on Oct. 17 at Governors Square Mall from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Students can receive up to 60 percent off select career wear, shoes and accessories when they use the 30 percent off coupon provided upon registration of the event.

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The FSL Staff
More autism spectrum students finding success through Austin Peay's FSL program

During the last academic year, six FSL students earned their degrees, and this fall, the program registered 33 students - a record number for the program.

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APSU to host Jenkins Family Fieldhouse grand opening and the unveiling of the Fortera Stadium Gates

The grand opening, followed by the gate unveilings, will begin on Friday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Fortera Stadium Football Team Room.

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This Week at Austin Peay: Latinx Heritage Month Kick-off coming Wednesday
This Week at Austin Peay: Latinx Heritage Month Kick-off coming Wednesday

Happening this week: Latinx Heritage Month kicks off; Friday Football Frenzy pep rally; Constitution Day speaker; Zone 3 Press poetry reading; Board of Trustees meeting; and the last chance to see "Recent Acquisitions."

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Campus
APSU Board of Trustees to host fall meetings on Sept. 17

The Board will discuss several items, including the University's strategic planning process and proposed revisions to several APSU policies.

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Kevin Baron
APSU's Kevin Baron wins top award from American Political Science Association

The APSA's Presidents and Executive Politics Founders Award honors the best paper written by a Ph.D.-level scholar during a given year.

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‘So we sent an email’: How a photo in Austin Peay’s art collection connects with the discovery of a famed French photographer
'So we sent an email': How a photo in Austin Peay's art collection connects with the discovery of a famed French photographer

Earlier this summer, the director of Austin Peay State University's The New Gallery and his summer research fellow discovered a striking photo of a red-haired girl with a face splashed with freckles. Within days, they had a compelling story to share, one that included an up-and-coming 26-year-old French photographer who from his shop in Pont-Aven, France, had the perfect light in 1970 to capture the freckled faces of Cécile and her two sisters, Béatrice and Silvie.

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APSU Army ROTC Program: A 50-year Timeline
APSU Army ROTC Program: A 50-year Timeline

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Austin Peay's award-winning Army ROTC program. Here's a look at some of the program's milestones that occurred over the last five decades.

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Police
APSU Campus Police earn first place at Tennessee Highway Safety Office's 2021 Law Enforcement Challenge

The competition, supported by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police and the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association, provides law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to demonstrate how they promote traffic safety initiatives.

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Austin Peay’s freshmen serve nonprofits in Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Dickson during Freshman Service Project
Austin Peay's freshmen serve nonprofits in Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Dickson during Freshman Service Project

On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 28, a group of new Govs helped nonprofits in Clarksville, Hopkinsville and Dickson, where they helped victims of recent flooding.

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This Week at Austin Peay: Veterans Service Organization to visit military-affiliated students
This Week at Austin Peay: Veterans Service Organization to visit military-affiliated students

Happening this week: The Veterans Service Organization will visit campus to talk to military-affiliated students; Dr. Jeffrey Williams, baritone, will perform at the Mabry Concert Hall; and The New Gallery continues with its exhibit, "Recent Acquisitions."

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International Students
International students return to APSU this fall

This fall, Austin Peay welcomed students from Honduras, Japan, Kenya, Cuba, the Bahamas, Germany, Aruba, Colombia and Nigeria.

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Zone 3 Press’s First Book Award Poetry Reading coming Sept. 16
Zone 3 Press's First Book Award Poetry Reading coming Sept. 16

Poets Paige Lewis, Komal Mathew and Emily Spencer will present a virtual reading of their poetry on Sept. 16 for Zone 3 Press’s First Book Award Poetry Reading at Austin Peay State University.

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Community School of the Arts adds four classes, workshops to fall offerings
Community School of the Arts adds four classes, workshops to fall offerings

The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Austin Peay State University has unveiled its fall class slate, including four new offerings - beginning ceramics, monthly figure drawing sessions and in-person and virtual creative writing classes.

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

At 1 p.m. today, 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.

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Austin Peay, TDOT partner on pollinator project at I-24’s Exit 1
Austin Peay, TDOT partner on pollinator project at I-24's Exit 1

Austin Peay State University's Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) recently partnered with the Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT) Pollinator Habitat Program on a conservation project that brought nectar-bearing prairies to the strips of land abutting Exit 1 in Clarksville. SGI was contracted by TDOT in 2019 with a $150,000 grant to identify, plant and assist in cultivating natural pollination locations along Tennessee's highways.

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Expert on Tennessee suffragists and 19th Amendment to speak at APSU Constitution Day on Sept. 17

Constitution Day commemorates the day the country's Founding Fathers adopted the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and Dr. Carole Bucy's talk will celebrate another important milestone - women winning the right to vote.

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Austin Peay lands science grant to send 18 students to three European universities
Austin Peay lands science grant to send 18 students to three European universities

The Austin Peay State University College of STEM has earned an interdisciplinary Research in Undergraduate Institution (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation to send 18 students to three universities in Europe that specialize in nano and glass technology.

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

Happening this week: Several welcome back events accompany the Asanbe Diversity Symposium, a free vaccine clinic and an exhibition of Austin Peay's recent art acquisitions.

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Happening today: Austin Peay hosting free vaccination clinic
Happening today: Austin Peay hosting a free vaccination clinic on campus

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

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Austin Peay Art + Design announces 2021-22 exhibition, visiting artist schedule
Austin Peay Art + Design announces 2021-22 exhibition, visiting artist schedule

The Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University is excited to announce its 2021-22 season of exhibitions and visiting speakers. Generously supported by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA), the Department of Art + Design can bring nationally/internationally recognized artists and thinkers directly to Clarksville with programming that is free and open to the public.

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Dr. James Thompson
APSU's Thompson explores Tulsa Massacre reparations through national fellowship

As an Urban Leaders Fellow this summer, Dr. James Thompson helped develop a proposed policy that provided reparations to the survivors of the Tulsa Massacre and their descendants.

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Jenkins Family
Jenkins Family endows the Jenkins Family Finish Line Endowment for APSU students

Students will be required to use this endowment as a one-time award to complete their degree. The APSU Scholarship Committee will determine the recipients of the scholarship based on financial need.

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Newton Military Family Resource Center open house today
Newton Military Family Resource Center open house today

The Austin Peay State University William E. & Sadako S. Newton Military Family Resource Center - the state's largest military student center - is open, and the APSU community is invited to visit and tour the facility at 11:30 a.m. today, Aug. 27, during a special open house.

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Austin Peay has a new outdoor space for class discussions, community fellowship
Austin Peay has a new outdoor space for class discussions, community fellowship

Alexandra Wills, director of the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement at Austin Peay State University, is building the university's first outdoor classroom, and it's right in Austin Peay's backyard. A handful of natural paths converge behind the Dunn Center and lead to the Outdoor Education Center.

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Doreen Carter
Estate gift from Doreen Carter establishes two new endowments at APSU

After she passed away at the age of 84 on Aug. 17, 2020, the Robert Busby Music Endowment and the Doreen Carter Estate Agriculture Fund of Excellence Endowment were officially created

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Exhibit Poster
APSU's Woodward Library participating in 9/11 Memorial and Museum's Education Exhibit

The downloadable exhibition presents the history of 9/11, its origins and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks.

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Furniture Connection establishes new endowment for APSU education students

To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time at APSU and pursuing a teacher education licensure. Applicants must also have junior or senior status, demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of at least 3.5.

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Photo gallery: Images from the first days back on campus
Photo gallery: Images from the first days back on campus

Since students started moving back to campus, they've had dozens of activities to choose from to get connected to university community life. Here are a few images from Austin Peay's pre-semester events.

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Austin Peay’s Center of Excellence for Field Biology celebrates 35th year, continues nationwide mission
Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for Field Biology celebrates 35th year, continues nationwide mission

In its 35th year, the center remains an opportunity for Austin Peay, for Clarksville and Montgomery County and beyond. Since its inception in 1986, the center has expanded from a focus on the fauna and flora of the Land Between the Lakes to establishing a footprint across the United States, such as with the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative - which since 2017 has worked to restore thousands of acres of grasslands from Texas to New Jersey.

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Dr. Floyd Scott, a Center of Excellence for Field Biology founder, remembered for his compassion
Dr. Floyd Scott, a Center of Excellence for Field Biology founder, remembered for his compassion

Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for Field Biology lost one of its founding members, Dr. Floyd Scott, earlier this year. "He was the closest thing to a brother that I ever had," said Dr. Eugene Wofford, a longtime botanist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. "He was a very kind, very compassionate person, and I miss him dearly."

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This Week at Austin Peay: Welcome to fall semester, Govs!
This Week at Austin Peay: Welcome to fall semester, Govs!

We made it to another fall semester, Govs! Don't forget that masks are required in University buildings and vaccines are the best defense against COVID-19 and its variants. You can get a COVID-19 vaccine by appointment from 1-3 p.m. on Thursdays afternoons at APSU's Boyd Health Services.

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awards
APSU College of Business announces 2021 AJ Taylor Distinguished Professorship Awards

The award honors two faculty members, one for excellence in teaching and the other for excellence in research.

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Local veterans service organization to host monthly workshop at APSU this fall

These special visits will take place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, in APSU's Newton Military Family Resource Center.

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Newton Military Family Student Center
APSU's Newton Military Family Resource Center open, hosting open house Aug. 27

The 5,200-square-foot building at 426 College St., next to Johnny's Big Burger, is now open, making Austin Peay State University home to the largest military student center in Tennessee.

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Joe and Cathi Maynard
Joe and Cathi Maynard create two new scholarships for APSU students

The Maynards have expanded their commitment to APSU by contributing significant gifts to establish the Dr. Joe E Maynard, Sr. Education Endowment and the George J. Reed, Sr. Veterans Scholarship Endowment.

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APSU's Center for Rural Education helps rural teachers prepare for new school year

In late July, the center conducted three GoTags - Getting Off To A Good Start - workshops for 90 regional, K-12 rural teachers at sites in their home counties.

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Happening today: You can get a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Foy
Happening today: You can get a free Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Foy

Austin Peay is hosting an open vaccine clinic from 1-3 p.m. today in the Foy Fitness & Recreation Center. The clinic is open to anyone who wants the vaccine or a booster shot (currently available only to immunocompromised people).

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Morgan University Center
APSU Adult, Nontraditional and Transfer Student Center has new home

This fall, the center will open in a larger suite of offices on the first floor of the Morgan University Center, with the newly renovated space offering a computer lab, a quiet study area, a lactation room and much more.

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Austin Peay graduate’s poster selected for prestigious computing conference
Austin Peay graduate's poster selected for prestigious computing conference

With the encouragement of one of his physics professors, Jason Rivas entered one of his senior-year research projects into the prestigious Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2021 (PEARC21) conference, and his poster was one of 16 selected.

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The New Gallery at Austin Peay opens ‘Recent Acquisitions’ exhibition to kick off new season
The New Gallery at Austin Peay opens 'Recent Acquisitions' exhibition to kick off new season

The University accessioned over 150 new pieces into APSU's Art Collection within the past five years. The exhibition features 125 pieces of donated, gifted and purchased works of art and includes artists such as Ansel Adams, Deborah Gould Hall, Bonnie Schiffman, Albert Watson, Frank Paulin, Michel Thersiquel, Khari Turner, Gamaliel Rodriquez, Philippe Salaün, Karen Seapker, Carl E. Moore and many more.

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APSU offering more lactation spaces for nursing mothers on campus

A new room in the Morgan University Center and two lactation pods on campus represent APSU's new commitment to providing students, faculty and staff with a suitable place to breastfeed or pump.

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Browning
APSU President Licari seeks community input with new survey on University's future

The community responses to this 10-question survey will help guide University administrators over the next few months as they reevaluate Austin Peay's mission, vision and strategic plan.

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Celebrating ROTC’s 50th year at Austin Peay: Brig. Gen. Remo Butler
Celebrating ROTC's 50th year at Austin Peay: Brig. Gen. Remo Butler

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Austin Peay State University is celebrating its 50th year. To mark the occasion, each month through the end of the year, we'll share one story of a Governor's Guard alumni or former leader. This month, we share the story of APSU alumnus retired Brig. Gen. Remo Butler.

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Happening today: The New Gallery to open with ‘Recent Acquisitions’
Happening today: The New Gallery to open with 'Recent Acquisitions'

The exhibit will include more than 150 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.

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APSU recognizes outstanding professors with 2021 Faculty Awards

On Aug. 16, Austin Peay State University President Mike Licari honored several outstanding faculty members during an awards ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

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Award Winners
APSU announces 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award winners

This October, during Austin Peay State University's 2021 Homecoming celebration, the University will honor six distinguished individuals with this year's APSU Alumni Awards.

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Alertus
APSU upgrades outdoor emergency alert system

The more powerful system uses innovative "text-to-speech technology that provides clearly annunciated emergency notifications."

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This Week at Austin Peay: Students moving in, APEX weekend starts Friday
This Week at Austin Peay: Students moving in, APEX weekend starts Friday

As Austin Peay State University students continue to move in for the fall semester, the Clarksville campus is getting busier. Starting Friday, campus will be abuzz with students celebrating APEX weekend.

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Austin Peay’s APEX weekend celebration adds car show open to the public
Austin Peay's APEX weekend celebration adds car show open to the public

This year, organizers are adding a new event open to the community - a car show and meet-up - to go along with the usual featured events at APEX weekend ahead of the first day of classes.

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Award Winners
APSU announces recipients of the 38th Annual Candlelight Ball Awards

The Ball will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Nashville, and in preparation for this event, APSU has announced the two winners of the 2022 Candlelight Ball Awards.

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Beloved Community Writing Group
APSU hosts Beloved Community Writing Retreat for Black faculty

Each day included time for goal setting, independent writing and accountability checks, and guest speakers included Black tenured APSU professors, Provost Maria Cronley and other university representatives.

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Doctoral graduates
APSU hosts a night of celebration honoring the University's first graduating doctoral class

The group of 60 guests who attended the event included state and local government officials, leaders in education, as well as APSU supporters, leadership, faculty and staff.

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Dr. Ricardo Nazario y Colón
Poet, artist & diversity officer Colón to speak at APSU's Asanbe Diversity Symposium

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, he'll visit Austin Peay State University's Morgan University Center, Room 307, to deliver the keynote lecture, "A Puerto Rican/Latinx Journey in Appalachia,"

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APSU reinstates mask mandate while inside campus buildings

Austin Peay State University has reinstated a mask requirement for the campus' indoor facilities. Masks do not need to be worn outside, in private offices, individual study/practice rooms or in residence halls.

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Lorneth Peters
APSU's small business development center now located in downtown Clarksville

The center, which is part of the APSU College of Business, could be difficult to find, so in an effort to better serve this area, it recently relocated to 211 South Second St.

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Austin Peay employees given opportunity for Title IX training to help with future investigations
Austin Peay employees given opportunity for Title IX training, to help with future investigations

Austin Peay State University's Office of Equity, Access and Inclusion (OEAI) has invited University employees the opportunity to attend Title IX sessions and to help the office with future Title IX investigations.

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Governors Guard celebrates two newly commissioned officers during ROTC’s 50th year at Austin Peay
Governors Guard celebrates two newly commissioned officers during ROTC's 50th year at Austin Peay

On Aug. 6, Austin Peay State University celebrated two of its Army Reserved Officers' Training Corps students with a commissioning ceremony that followed the University's summer commencement.

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Austin Peay alumna’s books help children understand difficult topics
Austin Peay alumna's books help children understand difficult topics

Children's mental health is underserved. That's part of the reason why Kacy Chambers, an Austin Peay State University alumna of Interdisciplinary Studies K-8, wrote two self-help books and two journals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Grandmother, grandson walk together across Austin Peay State University’s commencement stage
Grandmother, grandson together walk across Austin Peay State University’s commencement stage

Shirley West, 69, went back to school alongside her grandson, Bailey West, 25, and they walked across the commencement stage together on Friday, Aug. 6, each earning an Associate of Applied Science.

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