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Austin Peay State University to name classroom in honor of late professor Ed Irwin

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The plaque hanging in the lobby of the Austin Peay State University Browning Administration Building is easily overlooked. The brass plates blend in with the wall’s wood paneling, and from certain angles, the light washes out the names.

You have to lean close to read it, and only then do you realize that this tablet lists the recipients of the University’s top faculty honor – the Distinguished Professor Award.

Dr. Ed Irwin

Dr. Ed Irwin

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County to present donation to Austin Peay State University for Caribbean project

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Earlier this month, a group of 22 Austin Peay State University students traveled to the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago to build three houses for Habitat for Humanity.

At 8:00am on March 28th, Shelby Logsdon, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, will visit the APSU Honors Commons to receive an update from students about their service trip to Trinidad and Tobago. «Read the rest of this article»

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Local Nonprofit Organizations invited to Network Breakfast for APSU President’s Emerging Leaders Program Students

 

Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer NetworkClarksville, TN – The Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Network (formerly Hands on Clarksville) will co-host the President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) Nonprofit Network Breakfast on January 17th, 2013 from 7:30am-8:30am in the Honors Commons at APSU.

The Presidents Emerging Leaders Program helps prepare students at APSU for a lifetime of leadership. The program creates an environment that develops leaders for the future through the twin virtues of scholarship and service. PELP students must maintain a cumulative collegiate GPA of at least 3.25 and they must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Visiting Writers Series opens October 11th with poet Helena Mesa

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – This year’s Austin Peay State University’s Visiting Writers Series begins October 11th with Cuban-American poet Helena Mesa reading from her work at 4:00pm in the Honors Commons.

The event, sponsored by Austin Peay’s Creative Writing Program and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Poet Helena Mesa to read from debut collection at APSU on October 11th

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the spring of 2006, Austin Peay State University’s literary journal, Zone 3, published the poem, “Sway This Night,” by Pittsburgh native Helena Mesa. That work is now part of Mesa’s acclaimed new collection, “Horse Dance Underwater,” which former Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Collier called a “virtuosic first book” that leaves readers “breathless, exhilarated and transformed.” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU celebrates National Poetry Month with free reading by renowned poets

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – April is National Poetry Month, and the Austin Peay State University Honors Program and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are celebrating by bringing in two nationally renowned poets for a free reading at 4:00pm on April 23rd in the APSU Honors Commons.

The reading, which is part of the Center’s Spring Salon Series, will feature Pam Uschuk, referred to by The Bloomsbury Review as “one of the most insightful and spirited poets today,” and William Pitt Root, a Guggenheim Fellow and former Tucson Poet Laureate.

Poets Pam Uschuk (left) and William Pitt Root (right) will read on April 23rd at Austin Peay State University.

Poets Pam Uschuk (left) and William Pitt Root (right) will read on April 23rd at Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University to host reading by Award Winning Poet Marilyn Kallet April 2nd

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A few years ago, an interviewer asked the acclaimed poet and translator Marilyn Kallet where she found inspiration. Her answer hinted at the stunningly complex and expansive nature of her work.

“Anywhere and everywhere,” she said of her inspiration. “I’ve written lots of love poems and poems about family history, but also about race and history, about the Holocaust and my family.” «Read the rest of this article»

 


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.

Young Laura had Down syndrome. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University honor society plans “Big Reveal” to announce new nominees February 15th

 

Honor Society of PHI KAPPA PHIClarksville, TN – At 12:15pm on February 15th, trumpets will sound across the Austin Peay State University campus. The fanfare will be followed by professors and pages, dressed in academic regalia, addressing unsuspecting students in almost all of the University’s buildings.

This, a few high-achieving individuals will soon learn, is the “Big Reveal” – an event that publicly announces the newest student nominees being considered for membership into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. «Read the rest of this article»

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Essayist Ashley Butler to give nonfiction reading at APSU on November 7th

 

Clarksville, TN – In her new collection of essays, “Dear Sound of Footstep,” author Ashley Butler tackles such strange subjects as the fastest man on earth and the bizarre, echo-free chamber at Harvard University. But if you were to ask someone who read this compelling work what it was about, they might give simple one-word answers, such as “mortality” or “existence.”

More specifically, the essays in this book use their subjects to explore the death of Butler’s mother from cancer, and the author’s estranged relationship with her father.

Ashley Butler

Ashley Butler

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