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APSU honors student leaders, organizations, faculty, staff at Annual Awards Program

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Office of Student Affairs at Austin Peay State University honored leadership and service by individual students, student organizations, faculty and staff at its annual Student Organization and Leader Awards Program on April 11th.

The purpose of the program is to recognize students, student organizations, faculty and staff who have made significant contributions throughout the year both on and off campus, Director for Student Affairs Programs Tammy Bryant said. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter plans 2nd annual Big Reveal event to tap new members

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – It was lunchtime on February 15th, 2012, when the sound of a trumpet blared across the Austin Peay State University campus.

At that moment, professors and pages, dressed in academic regalia, began to address unsuspecting students in almost all of the University’s buildings. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University campus isn’t simply a home for some 11,000 students. Squirrels, rabbits, birds and a few feral cats have also taken up residence in the bushes and trees surrounding the red brick, Georgian-style buildings.

They come here because of the abundance of food, water and shelter, but they stay because the campus offers these creatures a safe place to raise their young.

APSU painter Rickey Denton holds a ladder while APSU graduate student Deanna Carter hangs a birdhouse on campus. Dr. Dewey Browder, chair of the APSU Department of History and Philosophy, instructs her where to hang it. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff).

APSU painter Rickey Denton holds a ladder while APSU graduate student Deanna Carter hangs a birdhouse on campus. Dr. Dewey Browder, chair of the APSU Department of History and Philosophy, instructs her where to hang it. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff).

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Austin Peay’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter collecting books for Candy for the Mind

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – As you shop for groceries, Halloween goodies and other items, remember to pick up a new book or two to donate to the annual Candy for the Mind project at Austin Peay State University.

For the 10th consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at APSU is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project. Members of the campus and local community are invited to support this effort through donations of books or funds for the purchase of books.

G.H.O.S.T. at APSU

G.H.O.S.T. at APSU

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APSU Military History Alum earns prestigious fellowship with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Last year, Maj. Paul Witkowski of the United States Army was stationed on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, trying to keep enemy combatants and supplies from passing through the region. It was a tricky assignment, given the province’s mountainous terrain and the absence of a fence or other obstruction between the two countries.

Later this summer, he’ll take what he learned in that war zone to Washington, D.C., where he’ll spend a year with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency as part of an Interagency Exchange Program fellowship. «Read the rest of this article»

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History honor society represents Austin Peay State University well at National Conference

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Deanna Carter, an Austin Peay State University history graduate student, felt a little like a celebrity. Whenever she walked through the lobby of the Hilton at Orlando’s Walt Disney World resort, people would stop their conversations and glance over at it.

Their attention was likely focused on her gray blazer, which had the words “Austin Peay State University Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society” stitched across the front.

“There were people from as far as California there and from some very prestigious schools, such as Carnegie Melon University, and they all knew us,” Carter said.

APSU alum Jennifer Montgomery, APSU graduate student Deanna Carter, APSU associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU student Robin Sloan and APSU student Sammy Weakley gather at the national Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Conference earlier this month.

APSU alum Jennifer Montgomery, APSU graduate student Deanna Carter, APSU associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU student Robin Sloan and APSU student Sammy Weakley gather at the national Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Conference earlier this month.

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APSU PKP chapter collecting books for Candy for the Mind

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the ninth consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project. Members of the campus and local community are invited to support this effort through donations of books or funds for the purchase of books.

Through this project, PKP distributed more than 1,500 books to community children during last year’s G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating), the on-campus alternative for safe trick-or-treating. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU History Honor Students Create New Scholarly Journal

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Jennifer Montgomery didn’t get much sleep this past semester. Aside from the normal stresses of a graduating college senior, the Austin Peay State University history student was plagued with images of misspelled words and incorrectly used commas during many sleepless nights. When she thought about scholarly citations and the proper use of the Chicago Manual of Style, she nearly went into a panic.

That’s because Montgomery, a member of the University’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society, took on an enormous responsibility during her final semester at APSU. She was appointed to serve as the editor-in-chief of the first scholarly history journal in Austin Peay’s history.

Robin Sloan, from left, Brittani Anderson, Paige Williams, Jennifer Montgomery, Dr. Dewey Browder (professor and chair of history and philosophy), Dr. Minoa Uffelman (assistant professor of history), Vandy Watt, Deanna Carter, David Nelson (assistant professor of history) and Jacob Puckett. (Photo By Beth Cogbill/APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

Robin Sloan, from left, Brittani Anderson, Paige Williams, Jennifer Montgomery, Dr. Dewey Browder (professor and chair of history and philosophy), Dr. Minoa Uffelman (assistant professor of history), Vandy Watt, Deanna Carter, David Nelson (assistant professor of history) and Jacob Puckett. (Photo By Beth Cogbill/APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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APSU Professor Browder Donates First Image of Laser to the Smithsonian

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN - The fate of the original photograph remains somewhat of a mystery. Shortly after that night in 1963, when a young Army photographer named Dewey Browder stood atop Pikes Peak in Colorado and snapped the first picture of light coming from a laser, the National Bureau of Standards sent the image off to the Smithsonian Institute. That’s where the trail goes cold. The picture was never seen again.

Here’s what likely happened – when the photo arrived in Washington, D.C., it was placed in a cardboard box and put in storage because the American History Museum’s Electricity Collection was moving into a newly built facility. The historic picture is probably still in that box, locked away in some enormous warehouse with other forgotten treasures. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Military History Program Continues to Get National Exposure

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Master of Arts in military history is a relatively young program at Austin Peay State University, receiving approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents only four years ago, but it is already garnering a national reputation as a respected degree program. That’s because the University’s M.A. in military history has received some rather prominent publicity in the last few years, including a recent article in the American Historical Association’s publication “Perspectives in History.”

The AHA, founded in 1884, is the largest historical society in the country. The article in its journal touts the APSU program’s “new military history” approach that stresses the relationship between war and society. «Read the rest of this article»

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