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Austin Peay State University Student to earn degree December 13th after two decades

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, 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»

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Austin Peay State University gives two administrators new titles this year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Two members of the Austin Peay State University community returned to campus this fall with new job titles in order to maintain the University’s status as a thriving institution of higher education.

President Barack Obama highlighted that status in August when he singled out APSU as a leader in using technology to better serve students.

APSU's Dr. Brian Johnson and Dr. Jaime Taylor «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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Two Austin Peay State University Students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Administrators at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were probably pretty excited last month when they learned one of their students had earned a highly competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

To the south, officials at the University of Tennessee likely experienced a similar rush when they heard one of their students was also named a Goldwater Scholar.

APSU students Kristen Knight and Chris Hayes were both named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

APSU students Kristen Knight and Chris Hayes were both named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Students excelling this Semester

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The spring semester at Austin Peay State University started only a month ago, but several students in the school’s College of Science and Mathematics and College of Behavioral and Health Sciences have wasted no time in finding ways to excel.

Most recently, three of those colleges’ top students were invited to present their research at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research in La Crosee, WI. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter plans 2nd annual Big Reveal event to tap new members

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – It was lunchtime on February 15th, 2012, when the sound of a trumpet blared across the Austin Peay State University campus.

At that moment, professors and pages, dressed in academic regalia, began to address unsuspecting students in almost all of the University’s buildings. «Read the rest of this article»

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Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation and Austin Peay State Univerity STEM Job Fairs

 

Charter School and Virtual School Legislation take the spotlight this week

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) will propose an amendment to House Bill 0151/Senate Bill 0157 proposed by the Department of Education regarding virtual schools.

The administration’s proposal to address poorly performing virtual schools will allow the Department of Education to institute enrollment caps, or direct the local school district to close the virtual school if it fails to achieve certain student growth benchmarks two academic years in a row. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University to hold Career Fair for students in STEM field

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University College of Science and Mathematics will host a career fair from 10:00am to 2:00pm on February 27th, in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

The event will allow students to meet with regional employers to discuss career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. «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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APSU hosting Sciences, Health and Math Career Night October 2nd

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Every year, thousands of students enter college harboring dreams of future careers as doctors, physicists or even crime scene investigators.

They pick majors in the sciences and mathematics without a clear plan of how to achieve their goals and, after a few years of floundering, many unfortunately decided to end their college careers prematurely.

For the last three years, the Austin Peay State University College of Science and Mathematics has sought to offer a bit of assistance to these individuals by hosting a Sciences, Health and Mathematics Career night each fall. «Read the rest of this article»

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