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APSU to hold Educational Fair for Kids the day of Total Eclipse, August 21st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 10:00am on August 21st, 2017, the day of the Total American Eclipse—Austin Peay State University will host a special PeayClipse Educational Experience for school-age children in the campus’ basketball arena, the Dunn Center.

“We have 10 different activity stations for them to move through that are educational and fun,” Dr. Karen Meisch, associate dean of the APSU College of Science and Mathematics, said.

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Austin Peay State University to offer first engineering degree this fall

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “When will Austin Peay State University offer an engineering degree?”

Since the early 1960s, prospective students and area manufacturers have asked that question, and today (May 11th, 2017), the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) finally provided them with an answer.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Spring Commencement speaker to be TBR vice chair Emily Reynolds

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Emily Reynolds will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th in the University’s Dunn Center.

Reynolds has had an extensive career in public service and politics, having served under two U.S. senators from Tennessee—Senator Howard Baker and Senator Bill Frist. Both men also served as majority leader of the U.S. Senate.

Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair, to deliver Keynote address at Austin Peay State University's 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th.

Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair, to deliver Keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th.

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APSU appoints Dr. Prentice Chandler new dean of Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Effective July 1st, 2017, Dr. Prentice T. Chandler has been appointed as the new dean of Austin Peay State University’s Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education.

Dr. Chandler comes from the University of Cincinnati, where he served as associate director of teacher education and leadership, as well as an associate professor in its School of Education.

Dr. Prentice T. Chandler

Dr. Prentice T. Chandler

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Austin Peay State University repurposes programs and building in response to area’s needs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has retooled its engineering technology program Over the last year and is in the process of repurposing its Technology Building (formerly the Hemlock Semiconductor Building), to meet the growing manufacturing needs of the state.

Engineering technology students work in the classroom at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Engineering technology students work in the classroom at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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APSU Commencement Address to be given by professor Mike Gotcher on December 9th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On December 9th, Dr. Mike Gotcher, professor of communication and interim executive director of Extended Education at Austin Peay State University, will deliver the keynote address at the APSU’s Winter Commencement.

He will speak at both commencement ceremonies, at 9:00am and 2:00pm, in the University’s Dunn Center.

APSU professor Mike Gotcher to give Winter Commencement address.

APSU professor Mike Gotcher to give Winter Commencement address.

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Austin Peay State University announces Fort Campbell Colonel James R. Salome to deliver keynote at Summer Commencement

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Summer Commencement on August 5th.

Salome took command of Fort Campbell on June 18th, 2015, after arriving from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as the Commander’s Initiatives Group director, U.S. Army Forces Command. Salome previously served with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as an operations officer.

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome

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Philanthropist Janet Ayers to give keynote address at APSU Spring Commencement on May 6th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Janet Ayers, a nationally recognized business leader and president of the philanthropic Ayers Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 87th Spring Commencement on May 6th.

The Ayers Foundation was created in 1999 to sustain and/or significantly improve the quality of life in Tennessee. The organization accomplishes this mission through financial support for college scholarships, medical services for children, research into pre-cancer detection and diagnosis, continuing education for teachers, mental health research and other initiatives.

Janet Ayers to speak at APSU’s 87th Spring Commencement. (Donn Jones)

Janet Ayers to speak at APSU’s 87th Spring Commencement. (Donn Jones)

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Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremonies to be held December 11th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – As a teenager, Lynn Von Hagen dreamed of working as a biologist in Africa. She raised money for conservation groups, like the World Wildlife Fund, and she often found herself staring at photographs of lions and elephants in the pages of National Geographic.

In the early 1990s, Hagen decided to enroll at Vol State Community College, but after earning her associate degree in 1993, she put her dream of becoming abiologist on hold.

Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremony set for Friday, December 11thm 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Winter Commencement Ceremony set for Friday, December 11thm 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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APSU’s Computer Science program leads TBR institutions in graduating women, minorities

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For nearly a century, Austin Peay State University has been committed to providing higher education to students of all backgrounds, and the results of recent data from the Tennessee Board of Reagents System (TBR) serves as further proof of APSU’s success.

APSU’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology was recently noted for graduating the highest number of computer science majors in the TBR system, with a total of 81 graduates in 2014-15. The total represents a 20-percent improvement over the previous academic year. «Read the rest of this article»

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