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Hears Restructured Remediation Success Story

Tennessee Board of RegentsCookeville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents colleges are improving success rates for students who come to campus requiring remedial support.

Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents received the news during a report on academic initiatives at the Board’s quarterly meeting on the campus of Tennessee Tech University today.

A pilot program involving almost 1,000 students that began at nine community colleges last year helped the colleges improve students’ successful pass rate of the required freshman math course from about 10 percent to 62 percent overall, and in freshman writing from 30 percent to 74 percent. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Department of Art and Center of Excellence For The Creative Arts award inaugural Tennessee Artist Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art, in association with the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to announce that Memphis-based artist Maysey Craddock is the recipient of the inaugural Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Tennessee Artist Fellowship.

Craddock was selected from a list of outstanding artists from across the state compiled by APSU faculty for the honor, and will be awarded $5,000 to aid in the creation of new artwork. «Read the rest of this article»

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Rusty Campbell announced as new coordinator at Austin Peay State University Springfield campus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Rusty Campbell, coordinator for Austin Peay State University’s Highland Crest campus, wants people to know they can earn a bachelor’s degree without ever leaving Robertson County.

The four-year-old Highland Crest classroom facility in Springfield, which houses both APSU and Volunteer State Community College, now offers five full undergraduate programs, taught by APSU faculty, in criminal justice, computer science, K-6 grade teacher licensure, social work and professional studies.

APSU Springfield campus coordinator Rusty Campbell.

APSU Springfield campus coordinator Rusty Campbell.

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Austin Peay State University students give back with “Big Event”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A bright red wave swept across Clarksville last Saturday, March 21st, wiping away debris and litter, and leaving a grateful community in its wake.

That wave consisted of about 500 Austin Peay State University students participating in The Big Event—a day of service that allows students to express their gratitude to the community that supports their University.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System names Marlon Heaston as new Kenwood Middle School principal

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Clarksville Montgomery County School System announces that Marlon Heaston has been named principal of Kenwood Middle School.

Heaston has served as assistant principal at Northwest High School since 2013, where he also has served as the STEM and high school administrator.

Marlon Heaston named new principal at Kenwood Middle School

Marlon Heaston named new principal at Kenwood Middle School

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Alisa White installed as Austin Peay State University’s 10th President

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The weather, which has been so abrasive these last few months, turned pleasant on Monday morning as people made their way into the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building.

Instead of lingering under that clear, warm sky, hundreds of well-wishers eagerly filed into the windowless Mabry Concert Hall to watch Dr. Alisa White officially become the University’s tenth president.

“Dr. White, we’re thrilled you’re here,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said during the ceremony. “We can’t think of a more important time to be involved in higher education or a more important university.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam applauds as Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan officially installs Dr. Alisa White as Austin Peay State University’s 10th president. (Beth Liggett/APSU)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam applauds as Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan officially installs Dr. Alisa White as Austin Peay State University’s 10th president. (Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System announces Jennifer Silvers as new principal at Woodlawn Elementary School

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Clarksville Montgomery County School System reports Jennifer Silvers has been appointed principal at Woodlawn Elementary School, replacing Janet Staggs who is now principal at East Montgomery Elementary.

Mrs. Silvers has been assistant principal at Woodlawn since 2008.

Jennifer Silvers named new principal at Woodlawn Elementary School

Jennifer Silvers named new principal at Woodlawn Elementary School

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Austin Peay State University hosts Phi Alpha Theta Regional History Conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Dean of Austin Peay State University’s College of Arts and Letters, Dr. Dixie Webb, knows first-hand the possibilities for a student pursuing a degree in history.

Webb shared those thoughts with the over 130 attendees of the annual Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Regional History Conference, held February 28th on the campus of APSU. Founded in 1921, PAT exists to promote the study of history and is one of the largest honor societies in existence.

Students from universities across the region gathered at APSU, with Webb speaking on the value of a degree in history. Regardless of your ultimate career path, Webb said, a background in history can provide students with the tools necessary to succeed. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Austin Peay State University scholarship honors late Clarksville teacher Lynda Conner

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Lynda Wilkerson Conner attended Austin Peay State University in the early 1960s, she had a hard time finding a place to do her student teaching. Clarksville was a small, quiet town in those days, with a population of about 22,000 people and only a handful of public schools scattered around the area.

In order to fulfill her student teaching requirement and graduate, Conner had to travel nearly an hour out of town to a rural school in Greenbriar, Tennessee.

Dr. Carlette Hardin, dean of the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, Lynda Conner (cousin with same name), APSU President Alisa White, Lawrence Conner, Larry Conner and Melynda Conner commemorate the creation of the Lynda Conner Education Scholarship for Student Teaching. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

Dr. Carlette Hardin, dean of the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, Lynda Conner (cousin with same name), APSU President Alisa White, Lawrence Conner, Larry Conner and Melynda Conner commemorate the creation of the Lynda Conner Education Scholarship for Student Teaching. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University College of Education still shines after 60 years of National Accreditation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this academic year, Austin Peay State University’s Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education was reaccredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, ensuring that APSU’s teacher candidates will be fully prepared to enter classrooms across the United States.

“For a school like Austin Peay, national accreditation is really important because our students go all over the country,” Dr. Carlette Hardin, dean of the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, said. “When they go to another state, it’s important that their state licensure board knows that our students came from a nationally accredited program.”

APSU graduate David Kennedy (’12). (Beth Liggett/APSU)

APSU graduate David Kennedy (’12). (Beth Liggett/APSU)

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