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Austin Peay State University, A Look Back at the year 2013

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When future generations look back on the history of Austin Peay State University, the year 2013 will likely be remembered as a pivotal time in the University’s development.

In the last 12 months, the campus has changed tremendously, both in terms of its layout and its notoriety. New, state-of-the-art buildings are welcoming new students, and even the President of the United States is talking about APSU.

As the University community looks ahead to another big year, here are some of the top stories that defined Austin Peay in 2013.

2013 at APSU

2013 at APSU

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APSU Business Scholarship endowed by Clarksville resident to honor his late wife

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the 1940s, Richard Powers enrolled in an economics class at Austin Peay State University. So did Mary Marks, and the two later were married for the next 58 years.

“We were both taking summer courses at that time,” Powers said.

His wife died in March 2008. To honor her memory, Powers established the Mary Marks Powers Scholarship for Business with a $50,000 endowment. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU receives Top National Award for improved efforts in Educational Fundraising

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Starting in 2010, Austin Peay State University has encouraged alumni, friends and supporters to give to The Legacy Campaign, the University’s current capital fundraising program that so far has significantly increased millions of dollars for scholarships and educational endeavors.

APSU is being recognized for its efforts with The Legacy Campaign.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, known in the education circle as CASE, has selected APSU to receive the 2013 CASE Educational Fundraising Award, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the U.S.

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Austin Peay State University

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Center for Entrepreneurship established at APSU

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For Dr. John Volker, the establishment of the new Center for Entrepreneurship at Austin Peay State University “is a dream come true.”

“My excitement knows no boundaries,” Volker, a professor in the APSU College of Business, said.

Volker will serve as director of the new center, which was officially announced during a special event May 3rd on campus.

Several APSU administrative leaders and others celebrate the monetary gifts contributed to the new Center for Entrepreneurship during a formal announcement held May 3rd in the APSU Gentry Auditorium. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Several APSU administrative leaders and others celebrate the monetary gifts contributed to the new Center for Entrepreneurship during a formal announcement held May 3rd in the APSU Gentry Auditorium. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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APSU establishes new Center for Entrepreneurship

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – With initial funding from two businesses in Tennessee, the Austin Peay State University College of Business will establish the Center for Entrepreneurship to challenge students beyond the classroom and bridge community business with future business leaders from all areas of interest.

A formal gift announcement to jumpstart the venture is planned for 11:00am, Friday, May 3rd in the Gentry Auditorium, located in the Kimbrough Building on the main campus. The public is invited to attend. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University to Graduate its largest class yet, Marsha Blackburn to speak

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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.

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn addresses a graduating class

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn addresses a graduating class

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Reagan Giving Circle at Austin Peay State University to have award luncheon

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Reagan Giving Circle at Austin Peay State University will award more than $8,500 in scholarships to 10 APSU female students during its award ceremony next month.

The ceremony will be held at 11:30am, Monday, April 29th in the Clarksville Country Club, located at 334 Fairway Drive, Clarksville. Tickets are $25.00 per person.

Dee Boaz is the 2013 Women in Philanthropy award recipient for her support of the recent APSU Mabry Concert Hall campaign. (Photo by Beth Liggett)

Dee Boaz is the 2013 Women in Philanthropy award recipient for her support of the recent APSU Mabry Concert Hall campaign. (Photo by Beth Liggett)

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APSU College of Business to have Dean’s Research Forum on March 21st

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University College of Business will hold its second Dean’s Research Forum on March 21st.

The Dean’s Research Forum will focus on student debt, complexity and total quality management. It will feature presentations of selected published scholarly contributions developed by APSU College of Business faculty members. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU College of Business sponsoring Entrepreneurship Tour

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University College of Business will sponsor the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour on Thursday, March 7th.

The event will take place from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Some of the country’s top young entrepreneurs, who have developed or sold successful companies before the age of 30, will be the event’s keynote speakers. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU’s 2012 Distinguished Professor Award recipient Dr. Mary Lou Witherspoon to address candidates at graduation

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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»

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