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Austin Peay State University Growth rate brings need for Crosswalks, APSU Physical Plant finds Solar Solution

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Most people don’t think in terms of solar power when it comes to campus traffic issues, but APSU Physical Plant Director, Tom Hutchins was thinking solar was a perfect solution to remedy a growing traffic related issue around campus — pedestrian safety.

As the campus has grown, nearly doubling in size during the last decade, and the paths people took from classroom to classroom changed, so did the places where pedestrians cross streets.

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey - Austin Peay State University)

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey – Austin Peay State University)

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Austin Peay State University official statement on APSU President Tim Hall accepting presidency at Mercy College

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall announced today that he has accepted the position of president at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. His nearly seven-year tenure at APSU, which marked a period of tremendous growth and national prominence for the University, will come to an end later this spring.

“Lee and I will be departing Austin Peay at the end of the spring semester as I assume the position of president of Mercy College in New York,” Hall wrote in an email message to the campus community today. “We do so with excitement and anticipation at the prospect of new challenges, but with a measure of sadness that we will be leaving a place where we have enjoyed some of the happiest years of our lives.”

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

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Demolition of APSU’s Governors Stadium to begin November 16th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On November 16th, when the scoreboard clock turns to zero and the horn sounds, not only will the Governors football team walk off the field, they will take a giant leap toward the future of APSU football as they witness the first steps of demolition in preparation to construct a new stadium.

The Governors will host Southeast Missouri State University for their final competition in the current Governors Stadium.

APSU Governors Stadium.

APSU Governors Stadium.

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APSU creates military tuition assistance scholarship to help students impacted by Federal Government shutdown

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last Friday, Austin Peay State University officials distributed an email to their active duty military students, letting them know plans were being put in place to keep them in school regardless of the temporary shutdown of Tuition Assistance (TA), a benefit provided by the military to cover tuition expenses incurred by active duty military pursuing college credit.

On Monday, after notification was sent stating the federal budget had not passed, APSU president Tim Hall initiated an effort to implement a scholarship to offset the shutdown of TA. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Austin Peay State University Employees recognized for years of Service, Education, Retirement

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Many employees at Austin Peay State University were recognized Wednesday, July 11th for their years of service to the University and/or educational achievements made in the last year.

Charles Wall, director of the Office of Information Technology, was honored for his 40 years of service to APSU.

Those receiving 30-year pins were Ricky Denton, Sandra Garrett, Marilyn Griffey, Anna Murray and Deborah Suiter. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Public Relations wins 5 awards at 2012 TCPRA

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Office of Public Relations and Marketing at Austin Peay State University won five awards during the Tennessee College Public Relations Association spring conference and awards contest held May 17th-18th at Middle Tennessee State University.

TCPRA – an alliance of communicators across the state representing public and private colleges and universities, technical schools, technology centers and community colleges – awarded gold, silver and bronze distinctions in various writing, design, publication and photography categories. More than 150 entries were received for the contest period between April 1st, 2011, and March 31st, 2012. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Recognized For Alumni Magazine, Television Commerical

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN  – The Office of Public Relations and Marketing at Austin Peay State University will be recognized in Atlanta in February by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) — Southeast District III for its “outstanding” alumni magazine and a new commercial it produced.

The University will receive an Award of Excellence distinction in the alumni magazine category for three issues – Fall 2010, Spring 2011 and Fall 2011 – of Austin Peay: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Austin Peay State University. Previous Award of Excellence winners in this category include Auburn University, Clemson University and the University of Virginia Alumni Association.

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APSU’s Meacham Apartments to undergo Structural Repairs

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Last week, APSU physical plant staff discovered settlement cracks in the exterior façade of Meacham Apartments while conducting routine building maintenance. APSU officials are working with state and local officials to remediate the problem.

Meacham Apartments, an apartment style living complex built in 1981 and located on West Avenue, has settlement cracks in three of its five structures, including cracks in a walkway connecting the buildings. The settling is believed to be caused by water damage, likely from flooding conditions during recent years, according to APSU officials. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU has new ad campaign, ‘Opportunities,’ beginning later this week

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is “more than lecture.” In fact, it’s all about “opportunities.”

That is the message many will hear and see when APSU unveils a new advertising campaign beginning Thursday, September 1st. «Read the rest of this article»

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