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Austin Peay State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

 

First Meeting, Open Forum Scheduled February 17th

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – The Search Advisory Committee members for a new president of Austin Peay State University have been selected and will meet for the first time on February 17th following a public forum on the APSU campus about the search process.

The advisory committee will meet at 12:45pm Monday, February 17th, on the APSU campus in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Campus and community members are also invited to an open forum to discuss the criteria and search process for the new president from 11:00am – noon, also in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University offering 2014 study abroad trip to Galapagos Islands

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On an overcast afternoon in August, Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo, Austin Peay State University associate professor of Spanish, stood on a beach in the Galapagos Islands and watched ocean waves crash against black, volcanic rocks. A few feet away, a marine iguana prepared to go for a swim.

The creature was a bit larger than the lizards Di Paolo might find at home in Clarksville, but it was nothing compared to the giant, 800-pound tortoises he saw earlier that day.

Osvaldo Di Paolo and Marissa Chandler examine a rather large tortoise while in the Galapagos Islands.

Osvaldo Di Paolo and Marissa Chandler examine a rather large tortoise while in the Galapagos Islands.

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APSU students do service work in Caribbean during Spring Break

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the second year in a row, a group of Austin Peay State University students spent their spring break in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago on an intensive service trip.

This year’s group of 22 students traveled with Dr. Matthew Kenney, director of APSU’s President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP), to the small town of Valencia, where they spent a week building three houses with Habitat for Humanity.

Austin Peay State University Students spend spring break building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

Austin Peay State University Students spend spring break building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

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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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APSU TRiO SSS receives $1.3 million in federal grant over 5-year period

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) has been awarded $1.3 million in federal grant funding over five years that will enable the program to provide new and existing academic initiatives to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The award went into effect September 1st. 

In addition, APSU’s grant application earned a perfect score of 100 points, with another maximum 15 bonus points awarded for meeting objectives outlined in the previous funding cycle, for a total 115 points. The cut-off score for funding was 95.67 points.

“This was the first time I have written this grant, and it definitely was a challenging process,” said Marissa Chandler, director of the TRiO SSS at APSU. «Read the rest of this article»

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