Topic: APSU Student Affairs
Clarksville, TN – For the second year in a row, a group ofstudents 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.
Collins Tuohy, portrayed in ‘The Blind Side,’ to speak at Austin Peay State University February 11th
Clarksville, TN – Collins Tuohy, chronicled with her family in the 2010 blockbuster film “The Blind Side,” will wrap a whirlwind Super Bowl celebration week with an inspiring presentation Monday, February 11th at.
Tuohy, a Memphis, TN, native and adopted sister to Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher, will speak beginning at 7:00pm in Clement Auditorium. Tuohy’s remarks have been titled “Behind ‘The Blind Side’: Overcoming Obstacles in the Face of Adversity.”
Donate a new Toy and get a $2.00 ticket to an upcoming Austin Peay Basketball game as part of Annual Help an Elf Program
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Clarksville, TN – With the Holiday season approaching,athletics is teaming up with Student Affairs for the annual Help an Elf Program, accepting new unopened toys at the door for its next two home basketball games.
The first opportunity comes Wednesday night when the Govs host Oakland City in a 7:00pm contest. Fans who donate a new unopened toy at the door will receive a $2.00 ticket for the game.
Austin Peay’s Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society recieves ODK Superior Circle Award
Clarksville, TN – TheCircle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society was recently named the recipient of the ODK Superior Circle Award at the society’s national convention in Charlotte, NC.
This marks the fourth consecutive year that the APSU circle has been recognized for continued leadership within the society.
Austin Peay State University African American Cultural Center to host several Black History Month events
Clarksville, TN – February is now upon us, and theWilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center has a busy month of events planned in recognition of the Black History Month.
Some of the events are National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Second Annual 5K Breast Cancer Awareness Fun/Walk, “Who Will Lead the Next Social Movement” lecture and several others. Make sure to mark your calendars and come out to these wonderful events. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – For more than 70 years, the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges has recognized a small number of campus leaders nationally for their academic and community achievements.
Schools across the country nominate their top students every fall for this prestigious designation, but only the top candidates out of thousands of nominees are bestowed with the honor. This year, only about 2,800 students nationwide were given this distinction, with 27 of those impressive individuals coming from «Read the rest of this article».
Clarksville, TN – The sesquicentennial of the Civil War begins this year, and while there’s no shortage of books or movies about that subject, the question remains, “what do we really know of that bloody time in our nation’s history?”
Sure, there are first-hand accounts from the battles and newspaper articles printed at the time, but what about the stories told by survivors years after they returned home from the war.
The Israeli therapist Ori Sivan remarked in the movie “Waltz with Bashir” that “Memory is dynamic, it’s alive,” and that’s part of the problem when it comes to looking at the information passed down from one generation to the next. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN –will present a play next week about the experiences of one woman during desegregation efforts.
The one-woman play, “Warriors Don’t Cry,” will be performed at 7:00pm, Tuesday, March 1st in Clement Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The play depicts the experiences of Melba Pattilo Beals, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” and the civil rights battle that erupted to integrate schools in Little Rock, AR. «Read the rest of this article»
In 1998, Lani Guinier became the first black woman to be appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School.
Before joining the faculty at Harvard, she was a tenured professor for 10 years at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. During the 1980s, she led the voting rights project at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and served in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice during the Carter administration.
In honor of the U.S. armed forces and in celebration of Women’s History Month,will feature a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who penned a book as a letter to her son about his father who was killed overseas.
Dana Canedy, author of the critically acclaimed memoir, “A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor,” will be the keynote speaker at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25 in the Clement Auditorium. The event – sponsored by the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center and Student Affairs – is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following her presentation, Canedy will be available for questions and a book signing. Books are available for purchase in the Ann Ross Bookstore on campus.
“A Journal for Jordan” is the story of her fiancé, the late 1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, who wrote a 200-page journal for their infant son in case he did not return from the war on Iraq. «Read the rest of this article»
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