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Austin Peay State University’s Woodward Library receives donation of table built from remains of Port Royal covered bridge

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – For nearly a century, the Port Royal covered bridge stood as more than just a literal bridge that allowed passage over the Cumberland River’s Red River stream. Until its destruction in 1998, it served as a bridge between generations of Montgomery County residents.

Over the decades, the Burr Truss bridge overlooked children at play, private weddings and countless family gatherings.

On display at Austin Peay State University’s Woodward Library is a table made from salvaged material from the old Port Royal covered bridge. The table was created by Larry Ellis and Kenny Bishop, two APSU alums, in 1971. Also on the table are sculptures of founder of the Dewey Decimal system, Melvil Dewey (left) and author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (right). (Scott Summate, APSU)

On display at Austin Peay State University’s Woodward Library is a table made from salvaged material from the old Port Royal covered bridge. The table was created by Larry Ellis and Kenny Bishop, two APSU alums, in 1971. Also on the table are sculptures of founder of the Dewey Decimal system, Melvil Dewey (left) and author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (right). (Scott Summate, APSU)

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Middle College Students Shine in Austin Peay State University Freshman Peay Read Project

 

Written by Cresta McGowan, English teacher
Middle College at Austin Peay State University

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSClarksville, TN – Each year, Austin Peay State University selects a novel for incoming freshman. This year the selection was “Where am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes” by Kelsey Timmerman.

The novel develops an understanding of the people and places that create the fashion we wear; as well as the global impact of the garment industry.

Essay winners, Kalven Hammer and Alvin Gao.

Essay winners, Kalven Hammer and Alvin Gao.

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Japanese artist returns to APSU to see lost painting

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a recent spring afternoon, Takuya Kanemitsu, a Tokyo-based artist and art professor, wandered through the Austin Peay State University Browning Building, looking for one of his paintings.

He finally found the massive, six-foot wide canvas on a wall next to the President’s Office, and Kanemitsu spent several quiet minutes that day reconnecting with the image of a pensive young woman surrounded by books.

“I was interested in the rhythm of the books,” he said, moving his hand slowly in front of the painting. “The composition, I thought, was interesting.”

Artist Takuya Kanemitsu poses next to his painting “After the Library Closed” in the Browning Administration Building. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Artist Takuya Kanemitsu poses next to his painting “After the Library Closed” in the Browning Administration Building. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Golf champion David Meador to speak at Woodward Library Society Spring Social, April 27th

 

The Woodward Library SocietyClarksville, TN – David Meador, a four-time golf national champion, once toyed with the idea of becoming a police officer. In the summer of 1966, the 18-year-old Meador worked part time as a police station radio operator, and one evening, he was invited to take a ride in a new police cruiser.

At some point during the night, the officer behind the wheel engaged in a high-speed pursuit of another vehicle, and he ended up crashing the new cruiser.

David Meador to speak at Woodward Library Society Spring Social

David Meador to speak at Woodward Library Society Spring Social

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Austin Peay State University Department of Art presents “Sound”, an art exhibit at the Trahern Gallery

 

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Inviting museum-goers to use their ears as much as their eyes is quickly gaining traction in the art community. Much like using color on a physical canvas, sound artists use the noises that exist around us to fill space and grab the attention of the listener in a way no different than a sculpture, painting or mosaic.

Students at Austin Peay State University, as well as the community at large, will have an opportunity to explore this branch of contemporary art when the APSU Department of Art presents “SOUND”, an exhibition of sound art held at the APSU Trahern Gallery from January 20th-February 6th.

APSU Department of Art exhibition Sound

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APSU Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society wins sixth Best Chapter of the Year award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society was named the best chapter in the nation earlier this month, but the announcement didn’t come as much of a surprise. The APSU chapter, Theta-Delta, has won the best chapter award six years in a row.

“I have to admit, I’ve become somewhat accustomed to Theta-Delta winning,” Joe Weber, director of library services at APSU, said.

Patrick Toth, former PAT president; Deanna Carter, APSU history instructor; Joe Weber, APSU library director; Brian Heaton, APSU library associate; John Steinberg, APSU history chair; and Minoa Uffelman, APSU associate professor of history, show off the books the PAT club has donated to the library over the years. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

Patrick Toth, former PAT president; Deanna Carter, APSU history instructor; Joe Weber, APSU library director; Brian Heaton, APSU library associate; John Steinberg, APSU history chair; and Minoa Uffelman, APSU associate professor of history, show off the books the PAT club has donated to the library over the years. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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APSU hosting American Civil Rights documentaries and forums this September

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This September, Austin Peay State University’s Felix G. Woodward Library and APSU’s Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center will host four documentaries on the history of civil rights in America.

The films are part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle initiative.

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APSU Dorothy Dix documentary wins National Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2010, an Austin Peay State University library professor named Inga Filippo approached Kathy Heuston, associate professor of communication, about producing a short video on the famed advice columnist and Clarksville native Dorothy Dix.

The University’s Felix G. Woodward Library houses the Dorothy Dix Collection, the most comprehensive collection available on the journalist, but after looking over the material, Heuston proposed something a little more ambitious – a short documentary on Dix.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

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Austin Peay State University to offer Tutoring to the Community

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is now offering one-on-one tutoring to the general public through the University’s Academic Support Center. Sessions are $15.00 an hour and are held in the Writing Center, located on the main floor of APSU’s Woodward Library.

The tutors, who are APSU students, offer assistance in their fields of study and cover a wide variety of topics, with extensive offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU announces cancellations due to weather conditions

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  According to a press release from Austin Peay, there have been some cancellations and announcements due to the winter weather.

APSU’s academic activities for Saturday, December 7th have been cancelled due to weather conditions.

APSU announces weather related cancellations

APSU announces weather related cancellations

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