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11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held June 4th and 5th

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 4th and 5th, 2015, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Sharyn McCrumb, award-winning Southern writer best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley and She Walks These Hills, and the forthcoming Prayers the Devil Answers.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

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Austin Peay State University recognizes outstanding faculty during 2015 Academic Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 28th, Austin Peay State University recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics. Rayburn earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and in 1988, she arrived at APSU as an assistant professor.

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

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11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference announces New York Times Bestselling Author Sharyn McCrumb as Keynote Speaker

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 4th and 5th, 2015, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Sharyn McCrumb, award-winning Southern writer best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley and She Walks These Hills, and the forthcoming Prayers the Devil Answers.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

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APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium to have Noted Transgender Scholar and Poet to speak

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2006, Jay Ladin, a married father with three children, left Yeshiva University, where he worked as the Gottesman professor of English. Fifteen months later, Ladin returned as Joy, the first openly transgender employee at an Orthodox Jewish institution.

Ladin had struggled with her male identity throughout her life—attempting suicide twice by the time she was 10—but as a young boy, she found comfort in her Jewish faith. In a 2013 interview with the Peabody Award-winning podcast “On Being,” she said she experienced a powerful connection with the Torah’s one genderless character—God.

Joy Ladin

Joy Ladin

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Austin Peay State University recognized Outstanding Faculty at Annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 15th, Austin Peay State University recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

During an emotional presentation, the University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented posthumously to John Moseley, associate professor of communication. Moseley passed away on February 9th, after an 18-year career as an active faculty member at APSU. «Read the rest of this article»

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2014 Asanbe Diversity Symposium returns April 16th to Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “Are you a subject or are you a citizen?” That was an important question for many Senegalese men during World War II, when they joined the Colonial French Army.

In their everyday lives, these individuals saw little difference between supporting the French Government and merely living within its colonial borders. But as soldiers, they quickly realized where they ranked in the government’s eyes. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature APSU Agriculture professor Rodney Mills on Thursday, January 30th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University animal science professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.

Dr. Rodney Mills, assistant professor of animal science, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, January 30th, in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his lecture is “Development of a Sustainable Beef Production System: A Case Study of the APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center.”

Austin Peay Agriculture professor Dr. Rodney Mills with a brown horse. (APSU)

Austin Peay Agriculture professor Dr. Rodney Mills with a brown horse. (APSU)

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APSU Provost Lecture Series features Geosciences professor Christopher Gentry, January 23rd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University geosciences professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.

Dr. Christopher Gentry, associate professor of geography, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, January 23rd, in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University gives two administrators new titles this year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Two members of the Austin Peay State University community returned to campus this fall with new job titles in order to maintain the University’s status as a thriving institution of higher education.

President Barack Obama highlighted that status in August when he singled out APSU as a leader in using technology to better serve students.

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Austin Peay State University graduate student to showcase work in Nashville

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University graduate student will showcase her work at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville, TN as part of the annual Graduate Education Week in Tennessee, April 1st-7th.

Veronica Mullen will present research, titled “Population demographics and site-fidelity among cave-dwelling bats of Dunbar Cave, Montgomery County, Tennessee,” which was co-authored by Dr. Andrew Barrass, associate professor in the APSU Center of Excellence for Field Biology at APSU.

APSU Biology Program Graduate student Veronica Mullen releases a freshly tagged bat at Dunbar Cave in July

APSU Biology Program Graduate student Veronica Mullen releases a freshly tagged bat at Dunbar Cave in July

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