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Austin Peay State University begins Three-Year Bachelor’s degrees, 3+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s programs in Spring 2013

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Beginning with the Spring 2013 semester, students at Austin Peay State University will be able to earn their degrees faster so they can seek employment sooner after graduation.

That’s because APSU has launched the new Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree, as well as the 3+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s program. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU receives National Science Foundation grant to award scholarships for military and community college students in STEM disciplines

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Three Austin Peay State University professors are on the lookout for community college students, active duty military personnel, veterans and dependents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.

That’s because the National Science Foundation is awarding them more than $500,000 over the next five years to offer scholarships for qualified students in those areas.

Dr. Karen Meisch, associate professor of biology, Dr. Cindy L. Taylor, professor of biology, and Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics, were recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to offer scholarships to students looking to study STEM subjects. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff)

Dr. Karen Meisch, associate professor of biology, Dr. Cindy L. Taylor, professor of biology, and Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics, were recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to offer scholarships to students looking to study STEM subjects. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff)

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APSU receives financial gift from Florim USA to award scholarships to two APSU Students

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University recently received a financial gift from Florim USA to be used for scholarships.

Florim USA has committed to fund annual scholarships in memory of its founder, Ing Giovanni Lucchese. The scholarships are for students majoring in marketing, computer science and chemistry.

Florim USA's Giovanni Grossi (right) presents a financial gift to APSU President Tim Hall. The gift will be used for scholarships. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

Florim USA's Giovanni Grossi (right) presents a financial gift to APSU President Tim Hall. The gift will be used for scholarships. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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State Requests Public Input on Textbooks

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee education officials are looking for input on textbooks proposed for the 2012-2013 school year in the following subjects: section VI, visual arts, music, theater arts, dance, spelling, literature, driver education, computer science, health sciences education, business technology, marketing education, technology engineering, education and trade and industrial education.

The textbooks are now on display in 10 district collection sites across Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Scholar Chat at APSU allows faculty to discuss scholarship, creative activity

 

Austin Peay State UniversityAustin Peay State University has a new program for faculty members to discuss their scholarship and creative activity.  

Called Scholar Chat, the new venue is held from 12:30pm-1:30pm, on the first Friday of every month (October 1st, November 5th and December 3rd) in the Morgan University Center, Room 305.

In addition to being a casual gathering for faculty members to discuss their scholarship and creative activity, the forum is a time for faculty to brainstorm ideas about how to get more students interested and participating in undergraduate research. Faculty members are welcome to bring their lunch. «Read the rest of this article»

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Math and art in education

 

math-and-artI cannot remember a time when people were not decrying the state of mathematics education in America. Or a time when there weren’t occasional stories in the newspaper or on television about how American kids are falling behind their peers in Japan, Europe, and recently China in math education.

I cannot remember a time when school districts across the nation were not cutting back on their arts curricula, because shrinking school budgets and increasing focus on standardized testing were forcing them to focus only on “core subjects.”

Lately I have been thinking that these phenomena are related by more than just money and America’s bizarre lack of focus on school funding. With the stimulus bill now signed into law and the mathematics education in America promising to bring our schools into the twenty-first century, this has been on my mind lately. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Florim USA donation to fund scholarships

 
Austin Peay State University recently received a financial gift from Florim USA to be used for scholarships. Florim USA has committed to fund annual scholarships in memory of its founder, Ing Giovanni Lucchese. The scholarships are for students majoring in marketing, computer science and chemistry.
Pictured (from left) are Aaron Taylor, APSU computer science student; Tim Swaw, Florim USA human resources manager; Dr. Bruce Myers, APSU computer science chair; APSU President Tim Hall; Dr. William Rayburn, director of the APSU School of Business; Giancarlo Adani, Florim USA vice president of operations; and Alex Silkowski, APSU marketing student. Not photographed is Kimberly Anderson, APSU chemistry student.

 



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