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Peay Read 2015

Where Am I Wearing? 

From garment factories in Cambodia to banana plantations in Costa Rica, Kelsey Timmerman is dedicated to addressing global issues through storytelling. By traveling the world and telling the stories of the people he meets, Timmerman is able to educate his readers and initiate dialogue about how to improve our world economy.  In this book, WHERE AM I WEARING?, he traveled the world to find out where his clothes came from. Visiting garment factories in Asia and Latin America, he shared the stories of the people who make our clothes. From a 20-something t-shirt maker in Honduras to a single mother of two in Bangladesh, Timmerman humanizes the issues of globalization and provokes readers to check their tags and think about where their clothing came from.

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The Freshman Legacy Project

     Each year, new Austin Peay freshmen enroll in APSU 1000, the University's orientation class. During the course of the semester, APSU 1000 students write a collection of short essays covering all sorts of topics, from special events occurring on campus to personal experiences and ideological issues. The Freshman Legacy Project(FLP) was conceived to chronicle the best of these written essays and to showcase the students' work to the following year's freshman class. The University believes that FLP will bring a heightened continuity to APSU's student body by constructing a bridge  between one freshman class and the next. Successes, frustrations, joys, and sorrows can be shared between generations of freshmen and therfore permit them to share the struggles of life and hopefully, some really good advice. In essence, the FLP is an experience genome. It is one venue for students to make lasting impressions on our ever-evolving student community.

     Currently, the Project selects about 20 essays for publication each year, though we hope to increase this number in years to come. The essays chosen must be well crafted, thesis-driven, and articulate, and they must exhibit proper use of grammar, documentation, and syntax. Please communicate with your APSU 1000 instructor for more details. The FLP staff looks forward to reading your essays!

A link to the essays as mentioned above are listed below:

The_Freshman_Legacy_-_A_Compliation_of_Student_Creativity_2013.pdf