Topic: APSU Honors Commons
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Honors Program continues its Honors Film Series when it presents “The Storm Makers” on Monday, November 30th at 7:00pm in the Honors Commons classroom.
Set in Southeast Asia, “The Storm Makers” centers on a young Cambodian woman, Aya, who was sold into forced labor at age 16 in Malaysia. Beaten and sexual assaulted while in captivity, Aya returns home, still poor, but with a child.
Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence For The Creative Arts to hold reading event with Charlotte Pence and Adam Prince
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University welcomes two award-winning authors, as Charlotte Pence and Adam Prince will read excerpts of their works on Thursday, March 26th at 8:00pm at the APSU Honors Common. The event is free and open to the public.
Pence is the author of two award-winning poetry chapbooks and the editor of “The Poetics of American Song Lyrics,” a collection of academic essays that regards songs as literature and identifies intersections between poems and songs.
Clarksville, 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.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County to present donation to Austin Peay State University for Caribbean project
Clarksville, 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»
Local Nonprofit Organizations invited to Network Breakfast for APSU President’s Emerging Leaders Program Students
Clarksville, 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»
Clarksville, 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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Clarksville, 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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Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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
Clarksville, 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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