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APSU designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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.

APSU painter Rickey Denton holds a ladder while APSU graduate student Deanna Carter hangs a birdhouse on campus. Dr. Dewey Browder, chair of the APSU Department of History and Philosophy, instructs her where to hang it. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff).

APSU painter Rickey Denton holds a ladder while APSU graduate student Deanna Carter hangs a birdhouse on campus. Dr. Dewey Browder, chair of the APSU Department of History and Philosophy, instructs her where to hang it. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff).

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Austin Peay State University named to Best for Vets Colleges list for 2012

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is the only four-year school in Tennessee to be named a Best for Vets College for 2013, according to a survey conducted by the Military Times.  More than 650 schools, a record for the annual list, responded to the news publication’s 2013 Best for Vets: Colleges survey, which consisted of nearly 150 questions. Only 68 schools, including APSU, made the list.

“We are honored to be able to serve men and women who have themselves served our country so well,” APSU President Tim Hall said. “Our aim is to make sure they have the educational opportunities they deserve.” In addition to survey responses, the Military Times used a methodology that examined credit-hour rates, tuition assistance, academic support, graduation rates, veterans services and other factors for determining which schools made the Best for Vets list. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU held annual G.H.O.S.T. event on Sunday

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – G.H.O.S.T., is a great Halloween tradition at Austin Peay State University. The acronym stands for Greater Halloween Options for Safe Trick or Treating. The event brings together campus groups and organizations to give children a fun time in a safe family friendly environment.

One of those groups the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) through their Candy for the Mind program, has been working since 2003 to grow the love for reading in children. To that end they distribute books to children during the G.H.O.S.T. event, last year they gave our more 1,500 books to community children.

APSU Ghost 2012

APSU Ghost 2012

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APSU Psychology Student Caitlin Nelms to conduct Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt this summer

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a recent afternoon, Austin Peay State University psychology student Caitlin Nelms was in the library, checking her email, when she noticed a message sitting in her junk mail folder. It had been there a few days.

When she clicked on it, the message informed her that she was the sole recipient of a prestigious summer internship offered through the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience’s and Vanderbilt University’s Summer Science Academy.

APSU Student Caitlin Nelms is recipient of a prestigious summer internship to conduct Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt this summer.

APSU Student Caitlin Nelms is recipient of a prestigious summer internship to conduct Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt this summer.

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APSU alumna Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Academic Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The mayor of Montgomery County, who also is an Austin Peay State University alumna, was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 191 Academic Hall of Fame.

Mayor Carolyn Bowers (’68, ’79) was inducted Tuesday, April 10th during the APSU chapter’s initiation ceremony. As part of a permanent tribute, her name will be displayed on a plaque housed in the Woodward Library on the main campus.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Academic Hall of Fame April 10th, 2012.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Academic Hall of Fame April 10th, 2012.

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APSU PKP chapter collecting books for Candy for the Mind

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the ninth consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project. Members of the campus and local community are invited to support this effort through donations of books or funds for the purchase of books.

Through this project, PKP distributed more than 1,500 books to community children during last year’s G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating), the on-campus alternative for safe trick-or-treating. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter awarded top distinction

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University is one of 11 chapters in the nation to earn the Chapter of Excellence distinction for 2010-11.

PKP headquarters in Baton Rouge, LA, formally announced APSU’s achievement on September 21st. Another 21 chapters were honored with the Chapter of Merit award.

According to the national PKP, the Chapter of Excellence is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.

APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter awarded top distinction

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Two APSU alumni inducted into Academic Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University alumni recently were inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 191 Academic Hall of Fame.

Ben Kimbrough (’51) and Fred Landiss (’69, ’70) were inducted during the APSU chapter’s initiation ceremony. As part of a permanent tribute, their names will be displayed on a plaque housed in the Woodward Library on the main campus.

The APSU PKP chapter established the Academic Hall of Fame in 1997. While it is not necessary for a nominee to hold membership in PKP, the nominee must be an alumnus of APSU who, since graduating, has demonstrated through his or her life the beliefs of The Society.  «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU names new director of community/business relations

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The executive assistant to the president at Austin Peay State University has been named director of APSU Community and Business Relations.

Carol Clark began her new duties June 1st, adding the responsibilities of director to her current position as executive assistant to the president.

As director, Clark will serve as a principal liaison between the University and business and community contacts in Clarksville-Montgomery County and middle Tennessee generally.

Carol Clark

Carol Clark

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Noted Native American Scholar and Filmmaker to Speak at APSU Asanbe Symposium

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s annual Asanbe Diversity Symposium, slated for next month, will feature Native American educator, writer, filmmaker and producer Dr. Patty Loew.

At 1:00pm on Friday, April 1st, Loew will lecture in the Honors Commons on “Creation to Contemporary Conflict: Native American Origin Stories as Predictors of Modern Environmental Struggles.” At 3:00pm in the same room, there will be a showing of her documentary film, “Way of the Warrior,” followed by a 4:00pm discussion of the film. «Read the rest of this article»

 


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