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New Austin Peay State University class combines service learning with study abroad

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a cold, overcast morning in November, hundreds of well-dressed shoppers huddled against the wind outside a west London British Red Cross store. In America, this type of establishment is simply referred to as a thrift store, but in England, these shops tend to be a little swankier.

“What we think of as a thrift store is not really the same as their thrift stores,” Tracy Nichols, Austin Peay State University communication instructor, said. “Some of their stores are like upscale, New York boutiques.”

APSU Class Learns by Studying Abroad.

APSU Class Learns by Studying Abroad.

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Austin Peay State University provost Dr. Tristan Denley to take position as vice chancellor at Tennessee Board of Regents

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – APSU’s chief academic official, Dr. Tristan Denley who currently serves as Provost, has informed the campus community that he has accepted a position with the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, pending an official vote by the TBR.

Tentative plans are for Denley to begin in his new role with TBR in August.

Dr. Tristan Denley

Dr. Tristan Denley

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Two Austin Peay State University Students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Administrators at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were probably pretty excited last month when they learned one of their students had earned a highly competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

To the south, officials at the University of Tennessee likely experienced a similar rush when they heard one of their students was also named a Goldwater Scholar.

APSU students Kristen Knight and Chris Hayes were both named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

APSU students Kristen Knight and Chris Hayes were both named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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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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APSU students do service work in Caribbean during Spring Break

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the second year in a row, a group of Austin Peay State University students spent their spring break in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago on an intensive service trip.

This year’s group of 22 students traveled with Dr. Matthew Kenney, director of APSU’s President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP), to the small town of Valencia, where they spent a week building three houses with Habitat for Humanity.

Austin Peay State University Students spend spring break building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

Austin Peay State University Students spend spring break building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

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Austin Peay State University Employees share their recent accomplishments

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced a number of publications, conferences and credentials as part of their professional and scholarly activities.

Dr. Thomas King, professor of music, will be a guest tenor on bass John Hines’ recitals Feb. 17 in Hopkinsville, Ky., and Feb. 18 at Tennessee State University, Nashville. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Psychology Student Caitlin Nelms to conduct Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt this summer

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a recent afternoon, Austin Peay State University psychology student Caitlin Nelms was in the library, checking her email, when she noticed a message sitting in her junk mail folder. It had been there a few days.

When she clicked on it, the message informed her that she was the sole recipient of a prestigious summer internship offered through the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience’s and Vanderbilt University’s Summer Science Academy.

APSU Student Caitlin Nelms is recipient of a prestigious summer internship to conduct Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt this summer.

APSU Student Caitlin Nelms is recipient of a prestigious summer internship to conduct Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt this summer.

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APSU Students part of new service learning program for International Projects

 

Written by APSU Student Mary Barczak

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University recently launched the inaugural APSU Goes Global program, an international service-learning opportunity now open to juniors in the President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) and TRiO Student Support Services.

APSU Goes Global is led by Dr. Matthew Kenney, director of the President’s Emerging Leaders Program and associate professor of political science.

The build team from the APSU Goes Global program stands on the foundation of the house that they helped to complete. (Contributed photo)

The build team from the APSU Goes Global program stands on the foundation of the house that they helped to complete. (Contributed photo)

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U.S. Sen. Corker speaks to PELP students in Honors Commons

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Students in the President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) at Austin Peay State University asked several questions of U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, during his visit on campus September 29th, but one in particular perhaps affects young adults the most in today’s times.

“What can the students do to get involved?” one student asked.

APSU President Tim Hall and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (both in front center) stand with members of APSU’s President’s Emerging Leaders Program on September 29th in Honors Commons at APSU. (Photo by Beth Liggett, University photographer)

APSU President Tim Hall and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (both in front center) stand with members of APSU’s President’s Emerging Leaders Program on September 29th in Honors Commons at APSU. (Photo by Beth Liggett, University photographer)

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Noted Native American Scholar and Filmmaker to Speak at APSU Asanbe Symposium

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s annual Asanbe Diversity Symposium, slated for next month, will feature Native American educator, writer, filmmaker and producer Dr. Patty Loew.

At 1:00pm on Friday, April 1st, Loew will lecture in the Honors Commons on “Creation to Contemporary Conflict: Native American Origin Stories as Predictors of Modern Environmental Struggles.” At 3:00pm in the same room, there will be a showing of her documentary film, “Way of the Warrior,” followed by a 4:00pm discussion of the film. «Read the rest of this article»

 


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