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APSU Education Professors and Graduate Students help Teachers in Guatemala

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In Guatemala, it’s easy for a public school teacher to feel overwhelmed. Class sizes are large, with about 45 to 50 students squeezing into a small, hot classroom. And most teachers in that country begin their careers at the age of 17 or 18, with minimal preparation.

“The resources are limited there,” Dr. Barbara Peterson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of education, said. “The schools are very poorly funded.”

APSU associate professor of education Dr. Barbara Peterson (red top), and former APSU graduate students Jodi Davidson (brown blazer) and David Kennedy (purple shirt) presented American teaching methods to Guatemalan educators last semester.

APSU associate professor of education Dr. Barbara Peterson (red top), and former APSU graduate students Jodi Davidson (brown blazer) and David Kennedy (purple shirt) presented American teaching methods to Guatemalan educators last semester.

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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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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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Poet and father to discuss parenthood and Down syndrome at Austin Peay State University’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – When George Estreich, an award-winning, Oregon-based poet, first saw his newborn daughter Laura, he was curious about her eyes. His mother, after all, was Japanese, which might account for the slight, almond shape. But this was something different, he would soon learn.

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Austin Peay State University to break ground on new Math and Computer Science Facility in Fall 2012

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has announced it will break ground on a new mathematics and computer science building in Fall 2012 on the main campus.

The new $6.7 million facility, designed by Rufus Johnson Associates in Clarksville, will be located on Eighth Street, directly behind the Hemlock Semiconductor Building. The two-story building is projected to open in the spring of 2014.

This architect rendering from Rufus Johnson Associates in Clarksville shows the front and back of the new mathematics and computer science building to be built at Austin Peay State University, with construction beginning in Fall 2012. (Image by Rufus Johnson Associates)

This architect rendering from Rufus Johnson Associates in Clarksville shows the front and back of the new mathematics and computer science building to be built at Austin Peay State University, with construction beginning in Fall 2012. (Image by Rufus Johnson Associates)

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APSU receives Partner Service Award from CMCSS, Chamber of Commerce

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For its many efforts to the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, Austin Peay State University was presented with the Partner Service Award on September 14th.

Local school officials and representatives with the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the award during the annual Partners in Education Appreciation Breakfast at the Montgomery County Civic Hall.

David Smith, past president of the local Chamber of Commerce, present the Partner Service Award to Dr. Becky McMahan, a faculty member in the APSU College of Education, and Carol Clark, director of community and business relations and executive assistant to the president, during the annual Partners in Education Appreciation Breakfast on September 14th. (Photo provided by the CMCSS)

David Smith, past president of the local Chamber of Commerce, present the Partner Service Award to Dr. Becky McMahan, a faculty member in the APSU College of Education, and Carol Clark, director of community and business relations and executive assistant to the president, during the annual Partners in Education Appreciation Breakfast on September 14th. (Photo provided by the CMCSS)

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APSU schedules 2011 Summer Commencement for August 12th at the Dunn Center

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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.

Austin Peay State University Graduation

Austin Peay State University Graduation

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Five APSU Professors Honored with Annual Socrates Award

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN - Five Austin Peay State University professors have been singled out by their students and peers as exceptional teachers this year, earning them one of the University’s top distinctions for tenure-track faculty members.

Michelle Rogers, biology instructor, Christina Chester-Fangman, assistant professor of library administration, Dr. Benita Bruster, assistant professor of teaching and learning, Dr. David Nelson, assistant professor of history, and Dr.Mercy Cannon, assistant professor of English, were named this year’s Socrates Award winners, an honor bestowed by APSU annually to teachers who have excelled in motivating and inspiring their students. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU alumna who now is president at Columbia State to speak at Commencement

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University alumna who has served at the helm of two community colleges in the last 11 years will be the keynote speaker at APSU’s 82nd Spring Commencement.

Dr. Janet F. Smith (’69, ‘71), president of Columbia State Community College, will speak at both commencement events, with the first beginning at 10:00am and the second at 2:00pm, Friday, May 6th. Both ceremonies will be held in the Dunn Center.

Dr. Janet F. Smith

Dr. Janet F. Smith

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Faculty at APSU receive awards, present papers, gain appointments

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN - Several faculty members at Austin Peay State University recently presented at conferences, received awards or represented the University in some way.

Dr. Stuart Bonnington, professor of psychology, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. «Read the rest of this article»

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