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APSU Dance faculty member Marcus Hayes concludes a year-long collaboration with the Frist Center for the Arts in Nashville

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Marcus Hayes, Austin Peay State University associate professor of dance, has been engaged in a year-long collaboration with the visual artist Nick Cave and the exhibition of his work at the Frist Center of the Visual Arts in Nashville Tennessee.

Cave is a Chicago-based artist who produces work in a wide range of media, including sculpture, installation, video and performance.

Austin Peay State University associate professor of dance Marcus Hayes.

Austin Peay State University associate professor of dance Marcus Hayes.

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APSU Students perform service work in Illinois during Alternative Break

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In early March, a group of Austin Peay State University students and a staff member traveled to Grafton, Illinois, to take part in an Alternative Break Trip. As part of their service work, the group worked with Living Lands & Waters, an organization dedicated to environmental conservancy efforts.

Austin Peay Students working at Living Lands & Waters in Grafton, IL during Break.

Austin Peay Students working at Living Lands & Waters in Grafton, IL during Break.

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Austin Peay State University to host ThinkFast driver safety program March 22nd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Eighty-three percent of all teens involved in vehicle-related fatalities were not wearing seatbelts. More than 22,000 Tennessee traffic crashes involved drivers under 21.

Distracted driving is one of the leading cause of vehicle accidents in the nation.

ThinkFast driver safety program to be held at Austin Peay State University March 22nd

ThinkFast driver safety program to be held at Austin Peay State University March 22nd

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APSU Choral Program thrives during busy year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a recent February afternoon, Dr. Korre Foster, Austin Peay State University associate professor of music, sat in his office, looking surprisingly alert. It’s been a busy year for the University’s famed choral program, and with a raise of his eyebrows, Foster said he intends to maintain its strong reputation.

“We continue to become more well known,” he said. “Schools from Memphis want to come three hours just to perform here with us.”

APSU Chamber Singers

APSU Chamber Singers

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APSU “Achievers and Scholars” attend Knoxville conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Within the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at Austin Peay State University, located in Clement 120, a select group of African-American undergraduate students participate in a mentoring program called the Achievers and Scholars Initiative. 

The purpose of this program is to ensure the academic and personal success of African-American males, while increasing the University’s retention and graduation rates for this student population. 

Austin Peay Students attend 13th Annual Black Issues Conference at the University of Tennessee.

Austin Peay Students attend 13th Annual Black Issues Conference at the University of Tennessee.

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APSU history honor students present at national conference in New Orleans

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Anyone passing through the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans last month might have paused at all the strange questions drifting out of the hotel’s meeting rooms.

“Are werewolves from Europe or Ancient Arabia?” “How did American soldiers fare during World War I?” “Why did Nashville legalize prostitution in the late 19th century?”

Austin Peay State University students give presentations at Biennial Phi Alpha Theta National History Conference.

Austin Peay State University students give presentations at Biennial Phi Alpha Theta National History Conference.

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Austin Peay State University Food for Fines project doubles participation for 2017

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2014, the Austin Peay State University Department of Public Safety began a partnership with the University’s Save Our Students (SOS) food bank, creating the Food for Fines program.

The program allows anyone who received an APSU parking ticket the option to provide food to APSU students in need in exchange for a parking ticket being voided.

Austin Peay State University Food Pantry. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Food Pantry. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University partners with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to create mock crime scene for criminal justice students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Huddled with a group of Austin Peay State University criminal justice students, Mark Wojnarek finally asked the question they had all spent the better part of a half hour trying to solve.

“Are we looking at the scene of a crime,” Wojnarek, a senior investigator sergeant with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, asked. “Some crime scenes can be staged, so are we looking at a murder, or are we looking at a suicide?”

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office helps Austin Peay create a mock crime scene for students.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office helps Austin Peay create a mock crime scene for students.

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Austin Peay State University Computer Science and Information Technology students compete, present research at major competitions

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Students from Austin Peay State University’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology have been active in recent weeks, competing in regional coding challenges, as well as presenting findings at a major academic conference.

Two teams of Austin Peay students recently made a strong showing at the Association for Computer Machinery-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) 2017 Mid-Central USA Regional Contest, held Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

APSU computer science major Michael Timbes presented his research into Google TensorFlow at the conference.

APSU computer science major Michael Timbes presented his research into Google TensorFlow at the conference.

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APSU Students visit Louisville for Alternative Break trip

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During Fall Break, a group of Austin Peay State University students traveled with a staff member to Louisville, Kentucky, for an Alternative Break Trip. The group worked with the Louisville Rescue Mission, volunteering specifically in the organization’s Thrift & Thrive thrift store and getting to know the residents of the Mission’s Life Change program.

Austin Peay Students help Louisville Rescue Mission during their Fall Break.

Austin Peay Students help Louisville Rescue Mission during their Fall Break.

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