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APSU ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver receives leadership award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUCadet Andrew Shriver, of Austin Peay State Univeristy, is awarded the Reserve Officers Association Award. (Kaite Gray)Clarksville, TN – Thousands of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets traveled to Fort Knox, KY, earlier this summer for an intense, four-week summer training program.

During the program’s July 6th graduation ceremony, an Austin Peay State University student was singled out for his ability to motivate his fellow soldiers.

Andrew C. Shriver, a Clarksville native with no prior military experience, completed the program’s Leader Development Course and received the Reserve Officers Association Award. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University has 10 Students earn scholarships to national conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This summer, the North American Interfraternity Conference hosted its 25th Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) in Bloomington, Indiana, and 10 Austin Peay State University students received scholarships to attend the event.

Top leaders from fraternity and sorority communities across North America were invited to attend one of the 13 sessions of UIFI this summer. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU named “Great College to Work For” for Third Straight Year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the third consecutive year, Austin Peay State University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, APSU was the only public university in Tennessee to make the list.

The results were released today in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace.

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Austin Peay State University Growth rate brings need for Crosswalks, APSU Physical Plant finds Solar Solution

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Most people don’t think in terms of solar power when it comes to campus traffic issues, but APSU Physical Plant Director, Tom Hutchins was thinking solar was a perfect solution to remedy a growing traffic related issue around campus — pedestrian safety.

As the campus has grown, nearly doubling in size during the last decade, and the paths people took from classroom to classroom changed, so did the places where pedestrians cross streets.

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey - Austin Peay State University)

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey – Austin Peay State University)

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Tennessee Board of Regents to Vote on In-State Tuition Rule Changes Tuesday, July 15th

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) will hold a called meeting Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, beginning at 3:15pm CDT.

The meeting will provide a roll-call vote to adopt rule changes already affirmed by the Board at its June 20th quarterly meeting through a voice vote.

The rule changes implement two new state laws that will impact students enrolling in college this fall. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter awarded literacy grant

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP)—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—recently presented John Blake, Austin Peay State University associate professor of engineering technology, with a 2014 Literacy Grant. Blake, president of APSU’s PKP chapter, is one of 14 recipients nationwide to receive the award.

Austin Peay State Univeristy’s annual G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating) event, hosted by the APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

Austin Peay State Univeristy’s annual G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating) event, hosted by the APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

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APSU 9th Street parking lot gets Solar Canopy

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On sunny afternoons, the electric meter attached to the Austin Peay State University Hemlock Semiconductor Building won’t be breaking any speed records.

That’s because, in addition to the solar panels on the building’s roof, a new solar parking canopy in the neighboring 9th Street parking lot will feed even more of the sun’s energy into the electrical system, keeping utility costs down.

New Solar Canopy at Austin Peay's 9th Street parking lot. (Linnea Rainey/APSU)

New Solar Canopy at Austin Peay’s 9th Street parking lot. (Linnea Rainey/APSU)

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More than 1,300 Tennessee Heroes Awarded Helping Heroes Grant Money for College

 

Tennessee ComptrollerNashville, TN – Tennessee’s post 9-11 veterans are taking advantage of the state’s Helping Heroes grant program.  A new report from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury finds that 1,325 veterans have received more than $3.1 million in grant money from 2008-2013.

The Helping Heroes grant program provided more than $3.1 million in grants to 1,325 veterans from its inception in 2008 through 2013.

Staff Sgt. Chris Minor and his wife Elvira walk on the lawn in front of the Browning Administration Building at the APSU main campus. The couple graduated December 14th 2012 with their bachelor’s degrees from APSU. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Staff Sgt. Chris Minor and his wife Elvira walk on the lawn in front of the Browning Administration Building at the APSU main campus. The couple graduated December 14th 2012 with their bachelor’s degrees from APSU. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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2014 TCAP Tests shows Tennessee Students making gains

 

Since 2011, more than 100,000 additional students are on grade level in math

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman today announced Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state’s 31 grade and subject-level tests.

The biggest increases seen in the 2013-2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) results were in high school, where students made gains on five of seven high school tests. The 2014 results mark the second year of strong growth in a row at the high school level.

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Austin Peay State University field biology grad student Zac Wolf earns grant award for research

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In a tributary of Tennessee’s Duck River, there lives a small fish that seems to have mastered the art of seduction. Because the females of the species prefer strong fathers, males use small yellow knobs on their fins that look like eggs to lure potential mates.

“It will fool the female into thinking he has more eggs than he really does, and she’ll spawn with him,” Zac Wolf, an Austin Peay State University graduate student, said. “It’s been shown that females prefer larger nests, or at least males with larger nests.”

APSU graduate student Zac Wolf.

APSU graduate student Zac Wolf.

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