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Austin Peay State University names Kris Phillips as executive director of University Advancement

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Kristopher Phillips (’91), a nationally recognized advancement professional, was recently named executive director of the Austin Peay State University Office of University Advancement. Roy Gregory previously served in that position until he retired last June after 24 years of service to APSU.

“We’re excited to have someone of Kris’s caliber lead our advancement efforts,” Derek van der Merwe, APSU vice president of Advancement, Communication and Strategic Initiatives, said. “He understands the intricacies of raising money for institutions of higher education, he is considered a national leader in his profession and his expertise will help guide our advancement team to provide more opportunities for deserving young men and women who wish to earn a college education.”

Kristopher Phillips named executive director of University Advancement for APSU.

Kristopher Phillips named executive director of University Advancement for APSU.

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Austin Peay State University acquires Jenkins and Wynne property

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University, which turns 90 next year, recently experienced a late growth spurt. Earlier this week, the campus grew by about 10 acres when the school finally closed on property previously owned by the Jenkins and Wynne auto dealership.

The $8.8 million purchase marks one of the largest expansions in the University’s history, and it now connects the 182-acre College Street campus with downtown Clarksville.

Jenkins and Wynne auto dealership property on College Street purchased by Austin Peay State University.

Jenkins and Wynne auto dealership property on College Street purchased by Austin Peay State University.

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Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson, APSU President Alisa White Appointed to Governor’s Education Task Force

 

Tennessee, higher education leaders to provide guidance on Drive to 55 alignment plan

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced this week his appointments to the new education task force focused on offering guidance related to the administration’s proposed Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act during the upcoming session of the Tennessee General Assembly.

Comprised of higher education leaders and professionals, the task force will have two components: a steering committee to provide high level implementation guidance to the governor and a working group that will offer technical assistance and report back to the steering committee.

House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson (left) and Austin Peay State University President Dr. Alisa White (right).

House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson (left) and Austin Peay State University President Dr. Alisa White (right).

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces FOCUS Act Transition Task Force

 

Tennessee, higher education leaders to provide guidance on Drive to 55 alignment plan

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the members of the transition task force to offer guidance on the proposed Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act during the legislative process and potential implementation if approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.

Comprised of higher education leaders and professionals, the transition task force will have two components: a steering committee to provide high level implementation guidance to the governor and a working group that will offer technical assistance and report back to the steering committee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Austin Peay State University professor Minoa Uffelman connects Students with Scholars using Skype

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University history major Rick Casteel raises his hand in his “The South To 1861” course, he knows that it’s important that he say the right thing.

But that’s not because Casteel is worried about answering incorrectly, or impressing his teacher, APSU associate professor of history, Dr. Minoa Uffelman.

APSU professor Minoa Uffelman

APSU professor Minoa Uffelman

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Austin Peay State University honors founding members of faculty senate

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – When the first Austin Peay State University Faculty Senate met in October of 1975, then-senate president Solie Fott made two motions to the University administration.

“Things are a little foggy now, but when I think back on my term as president, I think of two motions we made,” Fott said. “The first motion was asking the administration to lower the speed bumps that were all over campus, and especially around the administration building. The administration told us no.

Dr. Solie Fott and other former members of faculty senate are honered for the 40th anniversary of the founding of faculty senate on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

Dr. Solie Fott and other former members of faculty senate are honered for the 40th anniversary of the founding of faculty senate on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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APSU fraternity makes pledge toward endowed scholarship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – The national Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) business fraternity turned 111-years-old earlier this month, and to commemorate the birthday, members of Austin Peay State University’s award-winning Zeta Phi Chapter decided to fund an endowed scholarship in honor of the organization’s longevity.

Chapter officers present APSU President Dr. Alisa White with a check.

Chapter officers present APSU President Dr. Alisa White with a check.

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Austin Peay State University early numbers show Enrollment Gains

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Emily Crain, a Stewart County native, arrived at Austin Peay State University last month as part of a wave of new graduate students who are helping bolster the University’s enrollment.

She picked APSU as the place to earn her master’s degree in school counseling because she believes the University will prepare her to make a difference in the lives of young men and women.

Austin Peay State University Freshmen

Austin Peay State University Freshmen

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New Austin Peay State University Scholarship honors Victim of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At Kenwood High School on Tuesday, 18-year-old Skylar Hughes presented Austin Peay State University President Alisa White with a $25,000 check.

The money, which Skylar helped raise, will fund the Kathryn Watson Over Endowment—a new scholarship, named for Skylar’s former teacher, that will be awarded each year to a Kenwood graduate majoring in education at APSU.

The Kathryn Watson Over Endowment, created by Skylar Hughes, 18, to honor the memory of her former teacher Kathryn Watson Over who died along with four other people on Sept. 18, 2011 from carbon monoxide poisoning, is announced during a ceremony at Kenwood High School on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

The Kathryn Watson Over Endowment, created by Skylar Hughes, 18, to honor the memory of her former teacher Kathryn Watson Over who died along with four other people on Sept. 18, 2011 from carbon monoxide poisoning, is announced during a ceremony at Kenwood High School on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University, Woodward Library host exhibition on Lincoln and American Civil War

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University is hosting an exhibition, titled “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War.”

On display from September 4th through October 15th, the exhibition will celebrate its grand opening on Tuesday, September 8th at 3:00pm in the Woodward Library. APSU President Dr. Alisa White and Woodward Library Director Joe Weber will perform the ribbon cutting ceremony. «Read the rest of this article»

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