Topic: Marsha Lyle-Gonga
Clarksville, TN – In 1964, a high-level AT&T executive named Robert Greenleaf decided to retire from his stable position in order to redefine how Americans think of leadership.
With his famous quote, “Good leaders must first become good servants,” Greenleaf gave life to the servant-leader movement, which became a staple in college business classes and executive seminars at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st.
Clarksville, TN – During a presidential election year, names like Hillary and Sarah often stand out because all the other candidates stumping for votes are usually men.
The question of why women often shy away from politics has troubled Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga, chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of Political Science, since she was a doctoral student, and in 2010 she decided to host an event to encourage a new generation of women to get involved in the political process.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University faculty member will lead the third annual Young Women’s Leadership Symposium on April 5th.
Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga, assistant professor of political science, will conduct the symposium, which has an anticipated enrollment of 100 women, from 8:30am-4:30pm, April 5th in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. The one-day seminar is designed to increase the political efficacy of women ages 16-24 through leadership development and civic engagement activities. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced a number of publications, conferences and credentials as part of their professional and scholarly activities.
Dr. Thomas King, professor of music, will be a guest tenor on bass John Hines’ recitals Feb. 17 in Hopkinsville, Ky., and Feb. 18 at Tennessee State University, Nashville. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University political science professor to conduct Young Women’s Leadership Symposium
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University faculty member will lead the second annual Young Women’s Leadership Symposium later this month on campus.
Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga, assistant professor of political science, will conduct the symposium, which has an anticipated enrollment of 100 women, from 8:30am-4:30pm, March 30th in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. The one-day seminar is designed to increase the political efficacy of women ages 18-24 through leadership development and civic engagement activities. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University music professor’s expertise in the music of the guzheng instrument, which has seen a revitalization, based on her recent first-hand experience in China will be the next session of the Provost Lecture Series program.
Dr. Ann Silverberg, professor of music, will present “The Chinese Guzheng: Old and New” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, January 19th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
Ellen Smyth, instructor of mathematics at Austin Peay State University, said although sharing content is only a click away, the question goes from “Why would we share?” to “Why would we not share?”
“And that is without any external pressure,” she said. “Leaders of the open education movement are now calling for external pressure – a handful of national policies that could change the face of education forever and, in my opinion, for the better.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Falls and fall-related injuries are common in adults older than 65. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the fall-related deaths that occurred in 2008, 82 percent of them were in adults 65 and older.
A more alarming fact than this is that older age groups sustain more fall-related injuries than younger age groups. In other words, adults older than 85 are more likely to sustain a fall, compared with those who are 65-74 years old.
Clarksville, TN – Despite what is happening in the economy, the arts can be a necessary component to hold a community together.
“In a time of such economic volatility, the arts are often overlooked as frivolous and less practical than other academic and technical skill areas, but frankly, the arts are a good investment for a community, a university and a family,” said Darren Michael, associate professor of acting and directing at Austin Peay State University.
Michael will discuss this topic in more detail as part of the next Provost Lecture Series. He will present “The Theatrical Stoplight: The Arts as an Educational, Social and Economic Cornerstone to the Community” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, November 17th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
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