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Clarksville-Montgomery County School to open One Hour Late for Thursday and Friday

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has announced that because of continued frigid temperatures forecast for Thursday and Friday, schools will be on a one-hour delay for both days.

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Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University announces Spring 2018 classes

 

Austin Peay State University Community School for the ArtsClarksville, TN – Since 1990, the Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Austin Peay State University has provided high-quality arts classes for children and adults of all ability levels, and another semester of programs is set to begin on January 22nd, 2018.

“If you’ve always been interested in taking up the guitar or learning to write, dance, or paint, but you just haven’t had the chance, it’s never too late to start,” Dr. Janice Crews, CECA director and the new leader of the CSA, said. “It’s also never too early to start participating in the arts, and that’s why the CSA offers classes for teenagers and children as young as six years old.”

Spring 2018 classes at the Community School of the Arts at APSU begins January 22nd, 2018.

Spring 2018 classes at the Community School of the Arts at APSU begins January 22nd, 2018.

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A Look Back at Austin Peay State University in 2017

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University, which turned 90 in April, experienced another big year, with new buildings and programs transforming the campus over the last 12 months.

Women’s volleyball and men’s football electrified the community this fall, and in August, thousands of people cheered as the afternoon sky went dark for nearly two minutes. As this 90th year comes to an end, here are some of the major stories that came out of Austin Peay in 2017.

The Austin Peay Volleyball team is the 2017 OVC Champions.

The Austin Peay Volleyball team is the 2017 OVC Champions.

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Austin Peay State University professor Karen Sorenson is Tennessee’s Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Professor of French literature Dr. Karen D. Sorenson has been named this year’s Jacqueline Elliott Award for Service in Higher Education recipient by the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association (TFLTA).

TFLTA presents this award annually to a foreign language educator at the post-secondary level for outstanding service to the profession.

APSU Professor of French literature Dr. Karen D. Sorenson.

APSU Professor of French literature Dr. Karen D. Sorenson.

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John A. and Elizabeth A. Wyatt Endowed Scholarship to honor local family, support APSU upperclassmen students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Circumstances led John A. and Elizabeth A. Wyatt away from the classroom, but their hearts were never far from education — and Austin Peay State University — over the course of their lives.

“My father was born in 1912, and his mother passed away when he was just 17 years old, so he had to go to work at a young age to help support his family,” his son, Bill Wyatt, said. “But both of my parents were born and raised in Montgomery County and it was always in their nature to give back to the community and they loved Austin Peay.”

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Michael Phillips receives inaugural A.J. Taylor Distinguished Professorship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – After receiving his doctorate from Mississippi State University in 1992, Austin Peay State University Professor of Finance Dr. Michael Phillips found himself in the right place at the right time for an opportunity that would change both his life and a department interested in a fresh perspective.

A California native, Phillips was prepared to look west for a teaching opportunity when a friend suggested Austin Peay contact him for an open teaching position in the College of Business.

Austin Peay State University Professor of Finance, Dr. Michael Phillips received the AJ Taylor Distinguished Professorship. This is awarded to a College of Business faculty member each year who has demonstrated exceptional scholarly work or innovative teaching practices.

Austin Peay State University Professor of Finance, Dr. Michael Phillips received the AJ Taylor Distinguished Professorship. This is awarded to a College of Business faculty member each year who has demonstrated exceptional scholarly work or innovative teaching practices.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Updates Student Meal Charge Process

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System values its students and their dignity.

It was brought to the district’s attention that there were inconsistencies in the process regarding student meal charges and how they are managed.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System makes changes to the process and policies of Student Meals.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System makes changes to the process and policies of Student Meals.

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Tennessee Board of Regents approves warranty with tuition-free retraining for graduates of its technical training programs

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRGallatin, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents reaffirmed its confidence in the quality of its colleges Thursday, approving a warranty guaranteeing that future graduates of technical training programs demonstrate skills identified in their curriculums and providing tuition-free retraining for those who don’t.

The new warranty provides one-time retraining free of charge to graduates of technical programs who are unable to perform one or more of the skills and competencies identified for their programs.

Tennessee Board of Regents approves warranty with tuition-free retraining for graduates of its technical training programs

Tennessee Board of Regents approves warranty with tuition-free retraining for graduates of its technical training programs

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Nine Hopkinsville Community College students inducted into SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) inducted 9 new members to its local chapter of the SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society.

Students selected for recognition through SALUTE received a certificate and military-style challenge coin commemorating their membership in the honor society and their specific level of academic achievement as well as opportunities to network, give and get assistance to fellow members or veterans.

Hopkinsville Community College student SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society inductees: Pictured left to right: Ricky Shaw, Kristie Johnson, Roberto Garcia-Chavez, Roger Anderson, Gloria Poindexter and Malcolm Queen. (Not pictured: Miguel Pica, Chance Oliver and Terry Miller, Jr.)

Hopkinsville Community College student SALUTE Veteran National Honor Society inductees: Pictured left to right: Ricky Shaw, Kristie Johnson, Roberto Garcia-Chavez, Roger Anderson, Gloria Poindexter and Malcolm Queen. (Not pictured: Miguel Pica, Chance Oliver and Terry Miller, Jr.)

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Austin Peay State University launches Gov Life ongoing series of student success profiles

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) sophomore Elijah-Pharaoh Carter, better known as the “Violin Guy”, spends every Friday entertaining students passing through campus by playing his violin, an instrument he has studied most of his life and has performed with on the stage of New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall.

But Carter’s story is not defined by an instrument — or a funny nickname, for that matter. While music was his first love, the Memphis native came to Austin Peay in pursuit of a different dream — earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Austin Peay State University Sophomore Elijah-Pharaoh Carter. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Sophomore Elijah-Pharaoh Carter. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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