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APSU adds new Department of Theatre and Dance degrees in 2015

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For decades, students studying theatre or dance at Austin Peay State University graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. This wasn’t a typo.

The University’s theatre and dance program was a concentration within the APSU Department of Communication, which sometimes made things a little confusing for graduates applying for jobs.

New Department of Theatre and Dance degrees to be offered at Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

New Department of Theatre and Dance degrees to be offered at Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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New Austin Peay State University class combines service learning with study abroad

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a cold, overcast morning in November, hundreds of well-dressed shoppers huddled against the wind outside a west London British Red Cross store. In America, this type of establishment is simply referred to as a thrift store, but in England, these shops tend to be a little swankier.

“What we think of as a thrift store is not really the same as their thrift stores,” Tracy Nichols, Austin Peay State University communication instructor, said. “Some of their stores are like upscale, New York boutiques.”

APSU Class Learns by Studying Abroad.

APSU Class Learns by Studying Abroad.

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APSU Department Of Communication Earns Several Awards at National Broadcasting Society’s National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition

 

Written by Jordan Davis
APSU Intern

APSU LogoClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Communication was well represented at the 51st Annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition in Burbank, California, on March 15.

The competition was part of the weeklong National Broadcasting Society Convention. At this year’s event, APSU students Josh Stephenson and Ethan Schmidt received the Best Audio Sports Program award for the Govs Sports Talk show on APSU’s WAPX-FM Radio. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts to speak at APSU Spring Commencement

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Tennessee state Representative Joe Pitts often refers to himself as “a proud 1980 graduate of Austin Peay State University,” and on May 9th, he’ll return to his alma mater to deliver the keynote address at the University’s 85th Spring Commencement.

He will speak at both commencement events, at 9:00am and 2:00pm, in the APSU Dunn Center.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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APSU Communication Professor, Student produce Dorothy Dix Documentary to air this Month

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Anyone who has visited the Dorothy Dix Collection at Austin Peay State University knows that the collection tells only a portion of a woman who was the forerunner of today’s popular advice columnists and America’s most widely read and highest paid journalists.

A new documentary, written and produced by an APSU faculty member and a student, will shed more light on Dix’s life and career when it airs on television later this month.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” to air on NPT July 20th.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” to air on NPT July 20th.

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APSU Communication Department organizes new Time Magazine Person of the Year Exhibit

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Before going inside the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building for a class or performance, bring a smartphone.

And have a QR code reader app installed on the phone to view and hear the new Time Magazine Person of the Year exhibit, every issue ever produced on the distinction beginning with the 1927 cover.

Time Magazine Person of the Year Exhibit at APSU

Time Magazine Person of the Year Exhibit at APSU

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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 to have spring AP Debate Forum on March 6th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Communication will hold its 10th AP Debate Forum from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Wednesday, March 6th in Clement Auditorium. The debate is free and open to the public.

The topic for this debate is “Resolved: Tennessee should enact a ban on assault weapons, in order to protect our children.” «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 to graduate record 1,000-plus students May 4th

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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»

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