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Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Beatrix Brockman publishes German language book on life of Angelika Schrobsdorff

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When German-born Angelika Schrobsdorff returned to her home country in 2006 after decades abroad, the accomplished writer and Holocaust survivor said it was her hope to “die in my own language.”

Schrobsdorff would ultimately receive her wish, dying in Berlin in 2016 at the age of 88.

APSU's Dr. Beatrix Brockman with her book “Angelika Schrobsdorff: Leben ohne Heimat”.

APSU’s Dr. Beatrix Brockman with her book “Angelika Schrobsdorff: Leben ohne Heimat”.

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Origin of the Christmas Carol “Silent Night”

 

ChristmasClarksville, TN – “Silent Night” is perhaps the best-loved Christmas carol of all time. In my humble opinion, somehow the simple words convey the mystery and simplicity of the real Christmas story better than any other hymn.

The original carol was entitled, Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht; it was written in German at the request of an Austrian priest, Father Josef Mohr.

According to www.silentnight.web.za, “on December 24th, 1818, Joseph Mohr journeyed to the home of musician-schoolteacher Franz Gruber who lived in nearby Arnsdorf. He showed his friend the poem he had written four years before and asked him to add a melody and guitar accompaniment so that it could be sung at Midnight Mass.”

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2016 Clarksville Edelweiss Club Scholarship awarded to APSU student Jillian Vogel

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student Jillian Vogel, a music major and German minor, was selected to receive the Clarksville Edelweiss Club Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.

Vogel was honored during an awards ceremony at the Edelweiss Clubhouse on June 8th, and received a certificate from Bob Perkins, president of the Clarksville Edelweiss Club.

Jillian Vogel, a German minor at Austin Peay State University, receives a scholarship from Bob Perkins, president of the Clarksville Edelweiss Club.

Jillian Vogel, a German minor at Austin Peay State University, receives a scholarship from Bob Perkins, president of the Clarksville Edelweiss Club.

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APSU hosts annual Spanish Language Fair for over 400 area high school students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – With a native speaker base of over 400 million people, it stands to reason that Spanish features a wide range of different cultural identities among the many countries that speak the global language.

The Spanish program at Austin Peay State University gives its students the skills to be fluent speakers and the tools to be global citizens, but for one day each year, the University invites area high school students to campus for a chance to experience the diversity of a language spoken in 21 countries across the world.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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“Silent Night”, Do You Know the Origins of this famous Christmas Song?

 

Christmas Gift BagsClarksville, TN – “Silent Night” is perhaps the best-loved Christmas carol of all times. Somehow the simple words convey the mystery and simplicity of the real Christmas story better than any other hymn, at least in my humble opinion.

The original carol was entitled, Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht; it was written in German at the request of an Austrian priest, Father Josef Mohr.

According to www.silentnight.web.za, “on December 24th, 1818, Joseph Mohr journeyed to the home of musician-schoolteacher Franz Gruber who lived in nearby Arnsdorf. He showed his friend the poem he had written four years before and asked him to add a melody and guitar accompaniment so that it could be sung at Midnight Mass.”

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Austin Peay State University gets endowment Scholarship to promote European studies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Dr. Dewey Browder, retired chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of History and Philosophy, is interested in all things European. He is particularly fond of German foods, and among the delicacies he favors are Schnecken, which are more commonly known here by the French name “escargots.”

In his living room, which is crowded with books on European history, dozens of German nutcrackers stand on the mantle to commemorate the holiday season.

Browder Family Scholarship Check Presentation with APSU President Alisa White. (APSU)

Browder Family Scholarship Check Presentation with APSU President Alisa White. (APSU)

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APSU to hold lecture on World War I by noted historian Michael Neiberg

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On the same day that Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, leading to outbreak of the First World War, the British and German navies encountered each other in a port city on the Baltic Sea.

In a few months, the two countries would participate in a bloody war with each other, but that evening, they had other intentions.

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Austin Peay State University’s Marco Iten prepares for NCAA Golf Championship

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsHutchinson, KS  Marco Iten, Austin Peay State University senior golf standout, finally will get a look at the Prairie Dunes Country Club, Thursday, as the NCAA Golf Championship will begin with a 9:00am practice round.

Iten earned a bid to the golf championship by winning last weekend’s NCAA Auburn Regional, shooting a three-round 8-under 208, becoming only the third golfer in Ohio Valley Conference history to advance to championship under the current format.

Austin Peay Golfer Marco Iten prepares for NCAA Golf Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Golfer Marco Iten prepares for NCAA Golf Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

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Remembering a Bastgone Christmas

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Here is a copy of the letter sent to Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during the World War II’s Battle of Bastogne which occurred during the 1944 Christmas Season.

The original letter imaged here is from the memorabilia of Private William (Bill) Wheeler, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division who participated in the action.


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How Much Do You Know about the Origin of “Silent Night”?

 

Christmas Gift BagsClarksville, TN – Perhaps the best-loved Christmas carol of all times is “Silent Night.” Somehow the simple words convey the mystery and simplicity of the real Christmas story better than any other hymn, at least in my humble opinion.

The original carol was entitled, Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht; it was written in German at the request of an Austrian priest, Father Josef Mohr.

According to www.silentnight.web.za, “on December 24th, 1818, Joseph Mohr journeyed to the home of musician-schoolteacher Franz Gruber who lived in nearby Arnsdorf. He showed his friend the poem he had written four years before and asked him to add a melody and guitar accompaniment so that it could be sung at Midnight Mass.”

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