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APSU is holding several Total Solar Eclipse events

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 21st, 2017, the heavens—in the words of English poet Lavinia Greenlaw—will throw a “celestial dimmer switch” during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, and as excitement builds across the country for this cosmic spectacle, Austin Peay State University is hosting several events, including an official NASA viewing parties at the campus’ Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay is hosting several events for the upcoming 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

Austin Peay is hosting several events for the upcoming 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

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APSU to hold Educational Fair for Kids the day of Total Eclipse, August 21st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 10:00am on August 21st, 2017, the day of the Total American Eclipse—Austin Peay State University will host a special PeayClipse Educational Experience for school-age children in the campus’ basketball arena, the Dunn Center.

“We have 10 different activity stations for them to move through that are educational and fun,” Dr. Karen Meisch, associate dean of the APSU College of Science and Mathematics, said.

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APSU’s Computer Science program leads TBR institutions in graduating women, minorities

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For nearly a century, Austin Peay State University has been committed to providing higher education to students of all backgrounds, and the results of recent data from the Tennessee Board of Reagents System (TBR) serves as further proof of APSU’s success.

APSU’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology was recently noted for graduating the highest number of computer science majors in the TBR system, with a total of 81 graduates in 2014-15. The total represents a 20-percent improvement over the previous academic year. «Read the rest of this article»

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National Science Foundation-funded program at APSU awards 16 scholarships for students to study STEM disciplines

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A new National Science Foundation-funded program at Austin Peay State University recently awarded 16 scholarships to community college transfer students, active duty military personnel, veterans and dependents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines for the 2012-13 academic year.

The project, titled “Increasing the Number of Regional Community College Graduates and Active Duty Military Personnel, Veterans and Dependents Enrolling in and Completing a STEM Baccalaureate Degree,” awarded scholarships to nine APSU students and one Volunteer State Community College student thanks to the more than $500,000 the NSF is providing APSU over the next five years. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Austin Peay State University Program promotes stronger teaching for APSU Professors

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A group of seven Austin Peay State University faculty members recently completed a new program at the school aimed at promoting excellence in teaching.

The APSU Office of Academic Affairs, the Title III Center for Teaching and Learning and the APSU Center for Extended and Distance Education recently co-sponsored the Faculty Teaching Program, which solicited a diverse group of top applicants from throughout APSU’s different colleges and academic departments.

APSU Faculty Teaching Program participants Dr. Karen Meisch, Dr. Emily Hanna Crane, Dr. Christine Mathenge, Dr. Stephen Truhon, Dr. Folashade Agusto, Dr. Jill Eichhorn and Dr. Thomas O’Conner. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff)

APSU Faculty Teaching Program participants Dr. Karen Meisch, Dr. Emily Hanna Crane, Dr. Christine Mathenge, Dr. Stephen Truhon, Dr. Folashade Agusto, Dr. Jill Eichhorn and Dr. Thomas O’Conner. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff)

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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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New minor at APSU to help pre-professional health students prepare for graduate programs

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – When a student comes to Austin Peay State University wanting to be a doctor, he or she can pretty much major in any field. Typically, students enroll in biology, chemistry or psychology programs, but a few have been known to get degrees in subjects such as English or history.

“But they have to fulfill a number of prerequisites in order to go to med school,” Dr. Cindy Taylor, professor of biology, said.

Those prerequisites include several courses in science-related fields, such as biology and chemistry, and many professional health graduate programs mandate that students complete a certain number of volunteer hours and job-shadowing experiences before they apply for admission.  «Read the rest of this article»

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