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Acuff Circle honors Evans Harvill during annual Ovation Awards

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – More than 100 arts supporters from Clarksville and Nashville gathered at the Customs House Museum to honor philanthropist Evans Harvill for his long years of promoting arts at Austin Peay State University and in the community, as he received a top arts award.

Eight others were recognized at the same event, the annual Ovation Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence. The celebration calls attention to outstanding contributions of the arts in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.

 The Circle is the patron society of the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, and it works to advance arts and culture in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

Evans Harvill received the George Mabry Ovation Award at this year's Ovation Awards.

Evans Harvill received the George Mabry Ovation Award at this year’s Ovation Awards.

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Austin Peay State University named Best Nonprofit at Nashville Business Journal’s 2017 Best in Business Awards

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University was announced as the Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business: Nonprofit winner at the organization’s 2017 Best in Business Awards Luncheon, held Tuesday, March 7th at the Music City Center in Nashville Tennessee.

Nashville Business Journal names Austin Peay State University as Best Nonprofit at ’s 2017 Best in Business Awards. (APSU)

Nashville Business Journal names Austin Peay State University as Best Nonprofit at ’s 2017 Best in Business Awards. (APSU)

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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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Instant Peay Play: APSU Beach Volleyball’s historic start begins this week

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will have its 16th collegiate sponsored sport kick-off its inaugural season this weekend in Birmingham, AL, with the start of Beach Volleyball’s 2017 regular season, at the UAB Blazer Duals.

Austin Peay will play New Orleans, Tulane and UAB in the program’s historic opening weekend.

The addition of beach volleyball is the first sport added by the Governors Athletic Department since women’s soccer played its first season in the fall of 2002, while also becoming the 10th overall women’s sports sponsored by the university.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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Dannelle Whiteside named APSU General Counsel

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  Austin Peay State University has announced that Dannelle Walker Whiteside, a distinguished attorney with an impressive national reputation, was recently named General Counsel.

The General Counsel position was created earlier this year to support the University and the Board of Trustees in its new governance structure.

APSU names Dannelle Walker Whiteside General Counsel.

APSU names Dannelle Walker Whiteside General Counsel.

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Austin Peay State University joins The JED Campus Program to support student mental health

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has joined the JED Campus Program in support of student well-being and mental health. The program is designed to identify opportunities to enhance emotional health and substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts on campus in order to ensure that schools have the strongest possible mental health safety nets.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University redefining first-year experience through “Foundations of Excellence” education project

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This academic year, Austin Peay State University is participating in a national higher education project known as “Foundations of Excellence.”

The project, sponsored by the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, will use a model of excellence to redefine the first-year college experience at Austin Peay.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University releases official fall 2016 enrollment figures

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s total fall 2016 enrollment is up from last year, and its 10,344 students represent the highest total since 2013, according to its recently released official enrollment figures.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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APSU Students research Tennessee Artifacts used in daily life for History Class

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A distraught Queen Victoria asked members of her royal court to stop wearing lavish jewelry in the early 1860s. Her husband, Prince Albert, had just died, and the sight of such opulence offended the mourning queen.

In the months that followed, England’s aristocracy began dressing in black, and to stay in the monarch’s good graces, they adorned themselves in the less flashy marcasite jewelry. In that moment, a fashion trend was born.

APSU students examine artifacts during a Tennessee History class on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

APSU students examine artifacts during a Tennessee History class on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s Marcus Hayes named to Tennessee Board of Regents’ Maxine Smith Fellows program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, Marcus Hayes, Austin Peay State University associate professor of dance, was awarded a prestigious Maxine Smith Fellowship by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR).

The TBR established the highly selective Smith Fellows program in 2002 to provide advanced administrative training and career development opportunities to African American employees.

APSU’s Marcus Hayes

APSU’s Marcus Hayes

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