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CMCSS Teachers learn arts integration at Austin Peay State University’s CECA professional development workshop

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A couple of the grade school teachers held their hands overhead, their fingers dancing at Austin Peay State University. Three other teachers squatted, kneeled or sat, waving their arms back and forth slowly.

In their slow dance, the teachers emulated stars twinkling over slowly moving mountains. In doing so, they were practicing arts integration, an approach to teaching various subjects, such as science, through art, such as dance.

More than 20 local school teachers learned arts integration techniques to help them keep students engaged in learning the arts, such as dance, while learning other subjects, such as science. (Brian Dunn)

More than 20 local school teachers learned arts integration techniques to help them keep students engaged in learning the arts, such as dance, while learning other subjects, such as science. (Brian Dunn)

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Austin Peay State University’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter is collecting books for G.H.O.S.T. Halloween event

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the 16th consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University (APSU) is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project.

Members of the campus and local community are invited to support this effort through donations of books or money for the purchase of books.

Children look through books at a previous Candy For the Mind event at Austin Peay State University.

Children look through books at a previous Candy For the Mind event at Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University honoring famed campus statue during celebration November 1st

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1986, communities across the state honored Tennessee’s cultural heritage during then-Governor Lamar Alexander’s year long Homecoming ’86 celebration. In Clarksville, officials at Austin Peay State University participated in the event by commissioning Dr. James Diehr, professor of ceramics and sculpture, to produce a piece for the University’s front lawn.

The Gateway, James Diehr's sculpture, reveals the Austin Peay State University campus' Browning Building on a foggy morning.

The Gateway, James Diehr’s sculpture, reveals the Austin Peay State University campus’ Browning Building on a foggy morning.

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APSU’s puppy dog bull, Frank the Tank, flush with champion ribbons

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Beef Cattle Show Team members affectionately call the bull “Frank the Tank”.

But competitors know the grand champion Simmental bull as Ace of Spades.

APSU's Frank the Tank won grand champion at the Wilson County Fair.

APSU’s Frank the Tank won grand champion at the Wilson County Fair.

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Doug Downey presented with Austin Peay State University Philanthropist of the Year Award

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On October 5th, 2018 Doug Downey (’79), a former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball player and team captain, returned to campus to throw out the first pitch during the program’s annual reunion and fall scrimmage.

For the last few years, the former student-athlete has worked to help the baseball program succeed through several financial gifts, and during Saturday’s festivities, Downey and his wife, Linda, received the APSU Board of Trustees’ inaugural Philanthropist of the Year award.

Doug and Linda Downey stand with the Austin Peay State University Gov mascot.

Doug and Linda Downey stand with the Austin Peay State University Gov mascot.

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Austin Peay State University has over 200 students fight world hunger during Freshman Service Project

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 25th, 2018 shortly after students returned to campus, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center for Service-Learning and Community engagement hosted its annual Freshman Service Project.

That morning, a group of 200 first-year students entered the gymnasium in the APSU Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, unaware of what they would be doing.

Austin Peay State University students pack meals during the Freshman Service Project.

Austin Peay State University students pack meals during the Freshman Service Project.

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission reports College Enrollment Increases for the Third Consecutive Year

 

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Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) released college enrollment data for the fall 2018 semester, indicating that 221,775 students across the state enrolled in community colleges and public universities for the 2018-2019 academic year.

This marks the third consecutive year that postsecondary enrollment has grown across the state, and an increase of 1,656 additional students compared to fall 2017.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission releases data showing significant increase in adult students.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission releases data showing significant increase in adult students.

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Austin Peay State University freshman Derek Nicholson, Janesa Wine share first-year experiences

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University – Waking up at a new time, making it to class, eating enough breakfast, not eating too much lunch – the life of a college freshman can get a bit daunting. After about 18 years of guidance from parents and teachers, these young men and women now have to grapple with their sudden freedom while plotting out the rest of their lives.

APSU freshman students Derek Nicholson and Janesa Wine of Dickson County will document their freshman year at Austin Peay through IG TV videos and occasional stories.

APSU freshman students Derek Nicholson and Janesa Wine of Dickson County will document their freshman year at Austin Peay through IG TV videos and occasional stories.

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Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Dwayne Estes to speak at University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service on October 11th

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) faculty member Dr. Dwayne Estes will speak at the University of Arkansas on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 as part of the Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series.

The event will be held in Sturgis Hall.

Dr. Dwayne Estes at Austin Peay State University.

Dr. Dwayne Estes at Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University Military Alumni Chapter Homecoming Dinner to honor named scholarships on October 26th

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Military Alumni Chapter and the APSU National Alumni Association will host the Military Alumni Chapter Homecoming Dinner at 6:00pm, October 26th, 2018 in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom, with a reception at 5:30pm prior to the dinner.

Retired Brigadier General Scott E. Brower, the University’s first military adviser in residence, will serve as the keynote speaker.

APSU Military Alumni Chapter Homecoming Dinner to be held at the Morgan University Center Ballroom on October 26th, 2018.

APSU Military Alumni Chapter Homecoming Dinner to be held at the Morgan University Center Ballroom on October 26th, 2018.

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