Topic: Phi Alpha Theta
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honors society has long been among the best in the country, recently winning Best Chapter of the Year Division IV for the seventh consecutive year.
Two members of the University’s chapter were chosen to join members of 77 other PAT chapters in presenting their historical research at the society’s biennial national conference, held January 6th-10th in Orlando, FL at the Walt Disney World resort.
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Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University campus isn’t simply a home for some 11,000 students. Squirrels, rabbits, birds and a few feral cats have also taken up residence in the bushes and trees surrounding the red brick, Georgian-style buildings.
They come here because of the abundance of food, water and shelter, but they stay because the campus offers these creatures a safe place to raise their young.
Clarksville, TN – Incorporating service learning into the college curriculum is a growing instructional tool, one that will be explored further at the next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.
Three women – Naomi Rendina, adjunct instructor of history at APSU, Alexandra Wills, assistant director of service and civic engagement at APSU, and Lisa Kurtz, representative with Americorps VISTA – will present “Beyond the Classroom: Enriching Community Partnerships to Promote Student Success” at 3:00pm, Thursday, October 11th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will celebrate Homecoming 2011 with the theme, “Jurassic Peay.”
Homecoming is October 24th-30th. Here is a list of events planned as part of the weeklong celebration. Many of the events are open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Jennifer Montgomery didn’t get much sleep this past semester. Aside from the normal stresses of a graduating college senior, the Austin Peay State University history student was plagued with images of misspelled words and incorrectly used commas during many sleepless nights. When she thought about scholarly citations and the proper use of the Chicago Manual of Style, she nearly went into a panic.
That’s because Montgomery, a member of the University’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society, took on an enormous responsibility during her final semester at APSU. She was appointed to serve as the editor-in-chief of the first scholarly history journal in Austin Peay’s history.
Clarksville, TN – On a lazy spring afternoon in 1965, Sandra Baggett and her future husband, L.C. “Doc” Baggett, were out fishing in Houston County when they ran into the high school’s basketball coach – O.S. Uffelman.
It was an awkward encounter. L.C., after graduating high school, attended only one year of college at Austin Peay State University, before dropping out to serve in the Army. Ever since he’d returned to Houston County, Uffelman had been bugging him to go back and get his degree. That afternoon wasn’t any different.
“Mr. (Uffelman) said, ‘Doc, when are going back to school,’” Sandra recalled.
Clarksville, TN – Dr. Minoa Uffelman, assistant professor of history at Austin Peay State University, tried not to smile last week when asked if her students would put on a strong showing at the annual Phi Alpha Theta History Conference at Murray State University that weekend.
“Hopefully we’ll win something,” she said.
That was her way of being humble. The University’s PAT chapter, which Uffelman advises, was twice named as the “Best Chapter” in the country. The organization attracts some of the campus’ brightest history students, so it came as no surprise last weekend when two of its members took home the conference’s top awards.
Clarksville, TN – In the vegetable world, corn has often been unfairly maligned as being a tad dull. It’s small. It’s yellow. It doesn’t evoke the same amount of fear that greens such as broccoli do.
But Dr. Michael Birdwell, associate professor of history at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, wants people to understand there is an element of excitement to this vegetable. It is, after all, a key ingredient in moonshine, and it’s also found in just about anything people ingest these days, from cereals to snack foods to soft drinks. «Read the rest of this article»
Love Civil War history? Attend “(Mis)Remembering General Order No. 28: Benjamin Butler, the Woman Order, and Historical Memory,” at 6 p.m., April 6 in APSU’s Gentry Auditorium.
In April 1862, during the Civil War, Union Gen. Benjamin Butler and his troops took control of New Orleans and then suffered verbal and physical scorn from many – most notably the Southern ladies of that city – for doing so. A month later, as a result of the hostility received from women, Butler issued his infamous General Order No. 28, or The Woman Order. The order, some Civil War historians have noted, successfully tamed the female rebels of New Orleans. «Read the rest of this article»
One of Austin Peay State University’s newest faculty members has published his first book, a significant work that tells Kentucky’s story of housing, working and entertaining more than 10,000 German prisoners during World War II.
Dr. Antonio S. Thompson, assistant professor of history and an APSU alumnus, will be available from 5-7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10 at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill to sign copies of his first published work, titled “German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass: Housing German Prisoners of War in Kentucky, 1942-46” and published by Diversion Press.
The book signing is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations at APSU. Books will be available for purchase by check or cash only. Cost will be $20 at the signing, $15 for APSU students who present their college I.D.s. «Read the rest of this article»
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