Topic: APSU College of Arts and Letters
Clarksville, TN – When Keith Wilson, 51, first arrived at Austin Peay State University, George H.W. Bush was president of the United States, Johnny Carson ended his 30-year tenure as host of the Tonight Show and Barcelona hosted the Summer Olympic Games.
Much has changed since 1992, except for Wilson’s status as an APSU student. A series of health problems delayed his studies over the years, causing him to sometimes drop out or take only one class a semester. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University will award degrees to 1,222 students – the largest class in APSU history – during its 84th Spring Commencement on Friday, May 10th in the Dunn Center.
U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, who represents the state’s 7th Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker at both the morning and afternoon commencement events.
Clarksville, TN – In a small storage room in the basement of Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall, Marilyn Monroe is making things a bit awkward for President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.
First off, the president and first lady are dressed formally, while Marilyn has opted to wear a red polka dot bikini. Then there’s that big smile of hers, which seems to mock the uncomfortable expression on Jackie’s face.
APSU’s 2012 Distinguished Professor Award recipient Dr. Mary Lou Witherspoon to address candidates at graduation
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will send off 686 candidates for degrees during dual Fall Commencement ceremonies December 14th in the Dunn Center.
Dr. Mary Lou Witherspoon, professor of mathematics and the 2012 APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award recipient, will be the keynote speaker at both commencement events.
The faculty member who earns the University’s prestigious Distinguished Professor Award in May serves as commencement speaker at APSU’s fall graduation. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Two years ago, Dr. Osvaldo DiPaolo, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of languages and literature, decided the University needed a Spanish language journal that catered to Hispanic literature.
He thought it would be a hard sell since APSU had a relatively small Spanish program, so he suggested creating an online-only journal to keep costs down.
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will award degrees to 1,075 students – the largest class in APSU history – during its 83rd Spring Commencement on Friday, May 4th in the Dunn Center.
More students are graduating from APSU because of the University’s increased efforts to offer students more opportunities to finish their degrees faster. One of those opportunities is APSU’s new Winter Term, which launched in December 2011. Some of the students will be able to graduate May 4th because they took a course during Winter Term. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Here’s how artist and Austin Peay State University professor James Diehr described his new retrospective exhibit, “memories unwound,” coming to the Downtown Artist Coop:
“It’s a grand opening/going out of business deal.”
The “grand opening” refers to some new works he’s including in the exhibit. The “going out of business” phrasing hints at Diehr’s upcoming retirement after 42 years of teaching – 30 of those years as a professor, art department chair and first dean of the College of Arts and Letters at APSU.
Clarksville, TN – On a Tuesday afternoon earlier this week, Dr. Osvaldo DiPaolo, assistant professor of languages and literature at Austin Peay State University, sat in his office looking tired.
A pot of hours-old coffee sat warming on a shelf while a cold rain tapped against his window. DiPaolo smiled softly at the sound and talked about taking a nap before dinner.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will graduate its largest class of summer graduates at 2:00pm, Friday, August 12th in the Dunn Center.
University officials are reporting there are nearly 400 degree candidates, the largest summer class since APSU began an August ceremony in 2007.
Clarksville, TN – In its heyday, the Woodstock Plantation, where the famed advice-columnist Dorothy Dix was born and raised, was a sprawling 5,000-acre farm that stretched from Montgomery County on up into Todd County, KY. The Meriwethers, a prominent 19th century farming family, owned the enormous estate, and their influence lingers in the area with roads and neighborhoods still bearing their name.
“They’re a very important family in this area,” Christopher Burawa, executive director of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, said.
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