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Austin Peay State University Nursing Program supports Breast Cancer Research at 5K race

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The fight against breast cancer received a boost last month when more than 30 members of the Austin Peay State University School of Nursing participated in the Susan G. Komen 2015 Race for the Cure 5K in Brentwood Tennessee.

Rebecca MacAdam, a senior nursing student, organized APSU’s participation in the event, with APSU raising more than $2,300 for breast cancer research.

Krysta Adkins, an APSU nursing student, shows off her winning time at the Susan G. Komen 2015 Race for the Cure 5K in Brentwood.

Krysta Adkins, an APSU nursing student, shows off her winning time at the Susan G. Komen 2015 Race for the Cure 5K in Brentwood.

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Classics at Austin Peay State University celebrates ancient languages with 8th annual Classics Day event

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Latin is very much a living language on the campus of Austin Peay State University, as Classics at APSU recently hosted its annual Classics Day event for area high school students.

The all-day event brought together a record 144 students from Montgomery County high schools for a day of activities centered on the languages of the ancient world. Gathered at the APSU Morgan University Center, faculty members and current APSU students gave lectures on their studies of classic languages, with students also taking part in a skit promoting this year’s theme of the study of Latin.

Clarksville Academy students participate in a skit during the 2013 APSU Classics Day, which hosted more than 100 area high school students for a day of activities about the ancient world. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Clarksville Academy students participate in a skit during the 2013 APSU Classics Day, which hosted more than 100 area high school students for a day of activities about the ancient world. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Clarksville’s LEAP to hold $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest for Seniors

 

scholarshipClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is proud to announce its 4th annual  7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay contest for high school seniors designed to encourage and promote the 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, Perseverance, Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

The LEAP Organization recognizes the importance of encouraging youth to be productive and responsible citizens, and is honored to provide resources to assist youth in their quest to pursue higher learning opportunities. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver to attend U.S. Army National Combine

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Andrew Shriver, a cadet with the Austin Peay State University ROTC program, was recently selected from among hundreds of candidates within the 7th Brigade to attend the U.S. Army National Combine.

The combine is held every year in San Antonio, Texas, and hosts the top 500 junior football players from high schools throughout the nation. These students are tested in various events, such as the 40-yard dash, the short shuttle and the vertical jump, and then they are placed on teams to play football.

Austin Peay State University ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver

Austin Peay State University ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver

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APSU adds new Department of Theatre and Dance degrees in 2015

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For decades, students studying theatre or dance at Austin Peay State University graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. This wasn’t a typo.

The University’s theatre and dance program was a concentration within the APSU Department of Communication, which sometimes made things a little confusing for graduates applying for jobs.

New Department of Theatre and Dance degrees to be offered at Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

New Department of Theatre and Dance degrees to be offered at Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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APSU’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society recognized as Chapter of Merit

 

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—recently recognized the Austin Peay State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit.

The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University sponsors four Americorps Vista placements in Clarksville for 2014-15 academic year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Through a partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, Austin Peay State University’s Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement (CSLCE) has placed three Americorps Vista personnel within Clarksville community agencies for the 2014-2015 academic year, with a fourth to be placed in February 2015.

As part of the Community Strong program, which aims to strengthen community resources in Montgomery County, Vista volunteers are placed in local agencies that impact the quality of life for veterans and those struggling with hunger and homelessness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Military Alumni Chapter endowing scholarship honoring local veteran

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Military Alumni Chapter hosted its second annual scholarship endowment dinner on November 6th as part of the University’s Homecoming Week celebration.

During the event, the chapter honored retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown, a Vietnam War veteran and active member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County community.

APSU President Alisa White, APSU Military Alumni Chapter President Joe Shakeenab, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown and his wife, Jimilla Brown. (Beth Liggett/APSU).

APSU President Alisa White, APSU Military Alumni Chapter President Joe Shakeenab, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sidney Brown and his wife, Jimilla Brown. (Beth Liggett/APSU).

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to depart

 

Tennessee made historic academic progress during governor’s first term in office

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Kevin Huffman, commissioner of the Department of Education, will be departing the administration to move into the private sector.

“Improving education in Tennessee has been a top priority for our administration, and having someone of Kevin’s caliber to lead the charge during this time of significant progress has made a difference,” Haslam said. “I am very grateful for his commitment to our students, educators and parents, and I wish him well as he continues his commitment to education.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Friday that Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman leaving to join the private sector.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Friday that Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman leaving to join the private sector.

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Austin Peay State University Students do service work during Fall Break

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last month, 20 Austin Peay State University students spent their fall breaks volunteering at three nonprofit organizations in Tennessee and Missouri, collectively completing 250 hours of community service.

From October 10th-14th, students traveled in small groups to three locations, including the Endangered Wolf Sanctuary in Eureka, Missouri; the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center in Chattanooga; and The Kitchen in Springfield, Missouri.

APSU Students did volunteer work during Fall Break.

APSU Students did volunteer work during Fall Break.

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