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Tennessee Board of Regents approves 2.6 percent increase in In-State Tuition Rates

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRHarriman, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved a 2.6 percent increase in in-state tuition rates at its community and technical colleges for 2017-18.

Except for one year when the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology asked for a small increase in fees rather than tuition, it is the lowest increase for the community and technical colleges combined since 1991-92.  It is the third consecutive year of tuition hikes of 4 percent or less – the TBR system’s lowest three-year increase in decades.

Students at Tennessee Board of Regents institutions face lowest tuition increase in nearly 25 years.

Students at Tennessee Board of Regents institutions face lowest tuition increase in nearly 25 years.

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APSU alumnus, staff member Johnathan Button enrolls in doctorate program at Johns Hopkins

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The associate director of Austin Peay State University’s Office of Financial Aid, Johnathan Button, has spent the better part of a decade finding ways for APSU students to finance their education.

Himself a former student worker in the department, Button found his calling at a time when Austin Peay and its rapidly-growing student population needed him the most.

Austin Peay State University’s Office of Financial Aid associate director Johnathan Button.

Austin Peay State University’s Office of Financial Aid associate director Johnathan Button.

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STEM Students fascinated with Cheatham Lock and Dam

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAshland City, TN – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomed a group of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math summer camp students today for an overview of Corps careers and tour of the Cheatham Lock and Dam.

Corps subject matter experts who work at the Cheatham Lake, and the Lock and Dam within the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, and natural resources, shared their job experience with 14 students and three teachers attending a STEM summer camp sponsored by the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum in Dickson, Tennessee, during their visit.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Nashville District employees Jamie Holt, a power project specialist at the Lake Barkley power plant shows students and faculty from University of Tennessee at Martin Hydrology and Hydraulics class maintenance being performed on a generator at the Lake Barkley power plant. (Mark Rankin, USACE)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Nashville District employees Jamie Holt, a power project specialist at the Lake Barkley power plant shows students and faculty from University of Tennessee at Martin Hydrology and Hydraulics class maintenance being performed on a generator at the Lake Barkley power plant. (Mark Rankin, USACE)

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APSU Board of Trustees’ executive committee to meet on June 21st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees’ executive committee will hold an electronic meeting at 12:30pm on June 21st, 2017.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University student Ja-kay Matheny overcomes Brain Tumor to pursue Education, Comedy career

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University social work major Ja-kay Matheny has been a lot of things in his life, including a father, husband, soldier, student — even an aspiring standup comedian. But for much of the last few years, Matheny himself would admit that he was barely anything at all.

“I was sick for a long, long time,” Matheny said. “I was gaining weight, failing classes, forgetting simple things I should know and I was getting angry with my kids all the time for no reason.

APSU Student Ja-kay Matheny

APSU Student Ja-kay Matheny

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APSU’s EDGE Summer Video Game Development Camp Enrollment Now Open

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This summer, area high school students can learn the skills needed to create their own video game as Austin Peay State University’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology presents EDGE, the Educating Developing Games Experience summer camp.

The EDGE camp will be offered in two sessions, with the first session lasting from July 10th-14th and the second session taking place July 24th-28th. Each session lasts from 9:30am-3:30pm and all sessions take place at the Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building on the University campus.

Austin Peay Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building. (APSU)

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APSU’s GovNow dual enrollment program to host Open House for Home School Students June 29th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 1:00pm on Thursday, June 29th, 2017, Austin Peay State University’s GovNow Dual Enrollment program will host an open house for home school students and their parents in the Morgan University Center, Room 307.

GovNow allows high school juniors and seniors from across Tennessee to get a jumpstart on their college careers, and potentially save more than $7,000 on tuition toward a two-year or four-year degree.

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APSU History Students present new research at Fort Defiance

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Members of the Austin Peay State University History Club recently had the opportunity to present new research related to Fort Defiance at the historical site’s newest event, titled “Fresh Research, New Discoveries.”

A partnership between APSU’s History Club, Phi Alpha Theta history honors society and Fort Defiance, and funded through a Student Academic Success Initiative grant from APSU faculty senate, “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” saw Austin Peay students John Schuler and Jenny Brown explore the histories of African American men and women during the Civil War.

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

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APSU Office of Public Relations and Marketing wins 13 awards at 2017 TCPRA Spring Conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Office of Public Relations and Marketing at Austin Peay State University won 13 awards during the Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA) spring conference and awards contest held May 24th-26th in Gatlinburg Tennessee.

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APSU to become a Coca-Cola campus this July

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNFor the last 15 years, the Pepsi Bottling Group has had an exclusive contract with Austin Peay State University, but that will change this summer.

The University recently formed a new, exclusive agreement with the Coca-Cola Company, which will take effect on July 1st, 2017.

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