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Two Austin Peay State University Students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Administrators at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were probably pretty excited last month when they learned one of their students had earned a highly competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

To the south, officials at the University of Tennessee likely experienced a similar rush when they heard one of their students was also named a Goldwater Scholar.

APSU students Kristen Knight and Chris Hayes were both named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

APSU students Kristen Knight and Chris Hayes were both named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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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 share their recent accomplishments

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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»

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APSU Students part of new service learning program for International Projects

 

Written by APSU Student Mary Barczak

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University recently launched the inaugural APSU Goes Global program, an international service-learning opportunity now open to juniors in the President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) and TRiO Student Support Services.

APSU Goes Global is led by Dr. Matthew Kenney, director of the President’s Emerging Leaders Program and associate professor of political science.

The build team from the APSU Goes Global program stands on the foundation of the house that they helped to complete. (Contributed photo)

The build team from the APSU Goes Global program stands on the foundation of the house that they helped to complete. (Contributed photo)

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Two Austin Peay State University students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Harvard University had a couple of students receive prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships this year. So did MIT and Princeton. Another school on that list to have an unprecedented two students receive scholarships was Austin Peay State University, with physics majors Drew Kerr and Mason Yost.

“The Goldwater Scholarship is for rising juniors and seniors, and it’s very competitive and prestigious,” Dr. Matthew Kenney, APSU political science associate professor and the University’s Goldwater Scholarship representative, said. “It carries with it a $7,500 scholarship.”

APSU physics students Drew Kerr (left) and Mason Yost are recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU).

APSU physics students Drew Kerr (left) and Mason Yost are recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU).

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APSU professor to discuss project with farmers in Haiti

 

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University professor will discuss a project he began in Haiti last summer with funding from the University. 

Dr. Matthew Kenney, interim director of APSU’s President’s Emerging Leaders Program and associate professor of political science, will present discuss “A New Mocha Model: Coffee and Cocoa as a Path to Development in Haiti” from 3:00pm-4:00pm, Thursday, September 23rd in the Honors Commons building (formerly Memorial Health/Red Barn).

The event is free and open to the public. Coffee, donated by Mag’s Coffee on Riverside Drive, and chocolate will be served. «Read the rest of this article»

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