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Austin Peay State University physics major Joshua Allen completes Summer Research Program at Princeton

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – There is a psychological phenomenon, known as imposter syndrome, that reflect the belief that a person is inadequate or lacking in the skills to complete a task — the fear that your lack of preparation will be exposed when put to the test.

Austin Peay State University senior physics major Joshua Allen briefly understood that feeling when he began his summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Princeton University, but any fears he may have internalized quickly vanished when he began work at the Ivy League institution’s Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM).

Austin Peay State University physics major Joshua Allen.

Austin Peay State University physics major Joshua Allen.

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APSU celebrates contributions of Woodward Library Society

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last week, The Felix G. Woodward Library celebrated the many contributions of the Woodward Library Society, a support organization for the Austin Peay State University library.

As part of the 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a proclamation designating October 15th-21st, 2017, as Friends of Libraries Week in Tennessee.

APSU Felix G. Woodward Library

APSU Felix G. Woodward Library

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Exceeds State in All TNReady Proficiency Measures

 

Nine CMCSS Schools Labeled ‘Reward’ Schools

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County School System continues to see academic success for its students. The Tennessee Department of Education has recognized nine CMCSS schools as “Reward Schools” for exceptional gains made in academic growth or achievement.

The state currently is labeling the system’s designation as “pending” while it reverifies CMCSS data. The designation likely will be made in December. CMCSS is one of five school districts in the state that the Department is reverifying.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System to hold 8th Grade Career Exploration Day November 15th and 16th

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – On November 15th and 16th, 2017, you have the power to influence Clarksville-Montgomery County’s future workforce!

Join over 2,400 Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) eighth graders as they look ahead and begin to identify career interests and set their sights on planning for high school coursework during the 8th Annual Career Exploration Day.

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Nashville State Community College presidential search committee selected, Public Forum and Committee meeting set for October 25th

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for the next president of Nashville State Community College, and the committee will convene its first meeting October 25th, 2017 after a public forum to gather campus and community input.

The 19-member committee includes five members of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the college’s governing board, and representatives of the Nashville State faculty, staff, students and alumni and the region the college serves. It will be chaired by Board of Regents Member Joey Hatch, a Nashville State alumnus.

Nashville State Community College

Nashville State Community College

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Tennessee Department of Education releases Read to be Ready results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the results from the second year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state. In 2017, about 8,000 rising first, second, and third grade students—7,500 more students than last summer—gained critical reading skills and increased in their motivation to read. 

Tennessee's Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

Tennessee’s Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program Shows Positive Results in Second Year.

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Austin Peay State University’s Martin Golson elected as Vice President of National Learning Center Organization

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Director of the Academic Support Center Martin Golson was recently recognized as a leader among his peers in the learning center community when he was elected to serve as vice president of the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) for the 2017-18 year.

“If you’re working in a learning center, the NCLCA is something you should be a part of, because we certify professionals working in learning centers and learning centers themselves that promote standards of excellence,” Golson said. “I’m very fortunate to have been chosen by my fellow members (as vice president).”

Austin Peay State University's Martin Golson

Austin Peay State University’s Martin Golson

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Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have crossed a new threshold, earning an average composite score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee public high school students improved from the 2016 average of 19.9, with more than 3,500 additional students taking the exam this year.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

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Support Austin Peay State University Hispanic Alumni Club while celebrating Homecoming 2017

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At Austin Peay State University’s Hispanic Cultural Center, visitors often hear the phrase, “Where strangers become amigos and amigos become familia.”

“That’s our motto,” Louise Mitchell, HCC coordinator, said. “That’s what we’re all about, and we want to continue that theme after our students graduate.”

Austin Peay associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison.

Austin Peay associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison.

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CMCSS announces change to 2017-18 Calendar

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has announces a change to the 2017-18 school calendar.

Because a Montgomery County Primary Election was added after the school calendar for the year was set, the School Board has voted to not have students report on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools to be closed May 1st, 2018 for the Montgomery County Primary Election.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools to be closed May 1st, 2018 for the Montgomery County Primary Election.

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