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Acuff Circle of Excellence announces Ovation Award winners

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A major financial supporter of Austin Peay State University, whose contributions to the arts at the school, are legion. A founding member of the Downtown Artists Co-op and the Friends of Photography, who also is an accomplished artist.

A civic organization that keeps the Southern heritage of fiddling alive. And, a company that has consistently supported the arts, in addition to a multitude of other community endeavors for many years.

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APSU GuitarFest begins February 11th

 

GuitarFest features Grammy Award-winning Jason Vieaux in concert

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This February, Austin Peay State University and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present the annual APSU GuitarFest, featuring guest artist concerts, lectures and workshops.

This year’s festival will feature performances by 2015 Grammy Awards winner, Jason Vieaux, as well as the AronBerkner Duo of guitarist Stephen Aron and flutist Jane Berkner. The festival will conclude with a recital by current Austin Peay students from the University’s guitar program.

APSU Professor of Music Stanley Yates playing at GuitarFest.

APSU Professor of Music Stanley Yates playing at GuitarFest.

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APSU spotlights student community service at High Impact Practices Showcase

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement, in association with the departments of Career Services and International Education and the Office of Undergraduate Research, held a High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Showcase on November 30th, highlighting the work of University students and professors in applying learning to real-world scenarios over the past year.

Over 150 people attended the event, which saw 30 students present their experiences in high impact practices.

Austin Peay State University held a High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Showcase on November 30th.

Austin Peay State University held a High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Showcase on November 30th.

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Austin Peay State University to hold Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony for APSU Fall Graduates, December 7th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Active duty military and veteran students graduating from Austin Peay State University in December will be honored with an APSU military coin and a special cord to wear with their commencement regalia.

The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, with the theme “All Hail to Those Who Serve,” is scheduled for 5:00pm, Wednesday, December 7th in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building on the University campus. The event is open to the public.

APSU’s Military Coin.

APSU’s Military Coin.

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“Brush Up Your Shakespeare” to be performed by APSU Opera Workshop on November 20th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Opera Workshop will explore the diverse works of one of history’s greatest playwrights, William Shakespeare, as it presents “Brush Up On Your Shakespeare” on Sunday, November 20th.

The curtain rises at 3:00pm, in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building on the University campus. The show is free and open to the public.

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Austin Peay State University’s Halloween Concert set for Friday, October 28th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – David Steinquest, Austin Peay State University professor of music, sat rubbing his gray beard, looking a little tired. For thirty-two years, he’s hosted the APSU Department of Music’s wildly popular Halloween Percussion Concert, and each fall, he tries to top the previous year’s performance.

“This is the biggest one ever,” he said, slumping in his chair. “I might have to just quit now.”

APSU Department of Music’s Halloween Percussion Concert.

APSU Department of Music’s Halloween Percussion Concert.

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Austin Peay State University to have former commander of Task Force Pale Horse, author Jimmy Blackmon speak on August 30th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If a United States soldier flew on a helicopter during their time deployed as a part of the War in Afghanistan, there was a good chance it was flown by a member of Task Force Pale Horse.

The talented men and women of this elite force carried ground forces to the fight, removed the injured and flew countless missions with the intent of identifying – and often eliminating the enemy.

Retired Army Col. Jimmy Blackmon

Retired Army Col. Jimmy Blackmon

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APSU to host acclaimed flautist William Bennett’s Summer Flute Academy

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Once again William Bennett has chosen Austin Peay State University (APSU) as the site of his Summer Flute Academy—his only master class offered in the U.S.

An Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his distinguished services to music, every summer Bennett, one of Britain’s greatest flautists, leaves overcast England to spend a week in the humid air hovering around Clarksville Tennessee.

William Bennett

William Bennett

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APSU acknowledges outstanding faculty members at 2016 Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 26th.

The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Mike Gotcher, professor of communication.

APSU President Dr. Alisa White and past APSU Alumni Association President Brandon Di Paolo Harrison present the 2016 APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award to Dr. Mike Gotcher. APSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rex Gandy, far right, is also in the photo. (Robert Smith, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

APSU President Dr. Alisa White and past APSU Alumni Association President Brandon Di Paolo Harrison present the 2016 APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award to Dr. Mike Gotcher. APSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rex Gandy, far right, is also in the photo. (Robert Smith, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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APSU Opera Theatre and Orchestra to hold “This is the Rill Speaking” and “A Hand of Bridge” on April 23th-24th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Opera Theatre and Orchestra will take playgoers on a nostalgic trip through a bygone era in America with its productions of Lee Hoiby’s “This is the Rill Speaking” and Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge.”

The opera opens at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 23rd, with a matinee performance at 3:00pm on Sunday, April 24th, in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall. The show is free and open to the public.

“This is the Rill Speaking” and Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” to be performed April 23rd-24th at the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall.

“This is the Rill Speaking” and Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” to be performed April 23rd-24th at the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall.

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