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APSU working to offer Aviation Science Degree next Fall

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In Clarksville, it’s not unusual to see military aircraft flying over town, but next year, a new bachelor’s degree program at Austin Peay State University will put a few civilian helicopters into the local sky.

That’s because the University is in the final approval stages of a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science, with a concentration in rotor wing (helicopters), beginning next fall. The program will be the first rotor-wing flight school attached to a bachelor’s degree in the state.

Austin Peay State University looks to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science.

Austin Peay State University looks to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 11th, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN -The House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee will begin their annual Budget hearings on Monday, February 12th. 2018.  One of the first groups that is scheduled is Higher Education with Mr. Mike Krause testifying on behalf of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. 

Also scheduled to testify is Dr. Alisa White, President of Austin Peay State University. 

The Tennessee Stolen Valor Act

The Tennessee Stolen Valor Act, House Bill 1779, makes impersonating a military veteran an offense and would be punished as a theft and graded as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of the money or property fraudulently obtained.

(From left) Steve Singleton, Bill Summers, Senator Mark Green, Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson, Senator John Stevens, and Representative Joe Pitts at Veterans Day on the Hill.

(From left) Steve Singleton, Bill Summers, Senator Mark Green, Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson, Senator John Stevens, and Representative Joe Pitts at Veterans Day on the Hill.

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A Look Back at Austin Peay State University in 2017

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University, which turned 90 in April, experienced another big year, with new buildings and programs transforming the campus over the last 12 months.

Women’s volleyball and men’s football electrified the community this fall, and in August, thousands of people cheered as the afternoon sky went dark for nearly two minutes. As this 90th year comes to an end, here are some of the major stories that came out of Austin Peay in 2017.

The Austin Peay Volleyball team is the 2017 OVC Champions.

The Austin Peay Volleyball team is the 2017 OVC Champions.

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Tennessee Board of Regents approves warranty with tuition-free retraining for graduates of its technical training programs

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRGallatin, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents reaffirmed its confidence in the quality of its colleges Thursday, approving a warranty guaranteeing that future graduates of technical training programs demonstrate skills identified in their curriculums and providing tuition-free retraining for those who don’t.

The new warranty provides one-time retraining free of charge to graduates of technical programs who are unable to perform one or more of the skills and competencies identified for their programs.

Tennessee Board of Regents approves warranty with tuition-free retraining for graduates of its technical training programs

Tennessee Board of Regents approves warranty with tuition-free retraining for graduates of its technical training programs

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APSU Board of Trustees gives initial approval for doctoral degree, campus master plan

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees convened for its winter meeting on Friday, with board members approving several items that could transform the physical and academic makeup of the University.

Austin Peay Claxton Building - Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education. (APSU)

Austin Peay Claxton Building – Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University honors Military and Veterans during month of November

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU), one of the state’s leading providers of higher education to military-connected students and their families, has a long history of supporting veterans on campus and within the community.

This month, in recognition of Veterans Day, the University is hosting several events in honor of the men and women who have served this country.

Austin Peay State University honors Military and Veterans during month of November

Austin Peay State University honors Military and Veterans during month of November

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APSU honors distinguished individuals with alumni awards at Homecoming

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During a special alumni awards ceremony on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, Austin Peay State University honored six distinguished individuals as part of its 2017 Homecoming celebration.

This year’s honorees were Outstanding Service Award recipients Joe Shakeenab (’04) and Dave Loos; Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients Trent Caffee (’11) and John Swigart (’00); and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Steve Harmon (’83) and Mike Krause (’07).

APSU honored six individuals during a special alumni awards ceremony on October 21st.

APSU honored six individuals during a special alumni awards ceremony on October 21st.

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Tennessee Department of Education Receives Grant for Creating Career and Technical Educator Pipelines

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that Tennessee was one of five awardees to receive a grant for just under $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of career, technical, and adult education to support career and technical education (CTE) teacher pipelines.

The funding will support the department’s Experienced Professionals in the Classroom (EPIC) project that seeks to improve recruitment, preparation, and retention of effective CTE educators.

U.S. Department of Education gives Tennessee Department of Education a grant to support Experienced Professionals in the Classroom (EPIC) project.

U.S. Department of Education gives Tennessee Department of Education a grant to support Experienced Professionals in the Classroom (EPIC) project.

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Tennessee Receives $24.5 Million to Boost College Access Statewide

 

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Tennessee Higher Education Commission a $24.5 million grant to increase the number of low-income students in Tennessee who are accessing and succeeding in higher education.

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant will provide Tennessee $3.5 million in resources annually over seven years.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission recieves $24.5 million grant to increase the number of low-income students in Tennessee who are accessing and succeeding in higher education.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission recieves $24.5 million grant to increase the number of low-income students in Tennessee who are accessing and succeeding in higher education.

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APSU to receive Veteran Reconnect Grant during October 2nd ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Veteran Reconnect Grant, established by funding from the Tennessee General Assembly, provides funds for the development of new programs designed to promote the success of student veterans.

Austin Peay State University is one of 13 institutions in Tennessee to have the distinction of receiving this grant, and will receive $79,954 this fall.

Austin Peay State University to receive $79,954 Veteran Reconnect Grant this fall.

Austin Peay State University to receive $79,954 Veteran Reconnect Grant this fall.

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