Topic: University of Memphis
Clarksville, TN – In the final weekend of competition before the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, several Austin Peay State University student-athletes will enjoy a homecoming of sorts at the Memphis Invitational, hosted by the University of Memphis at the Murphy Sports Complex.
FOCUS Act Passes Tennessee General Assembly, Heads to Governor’s Desk
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam praised passage of the Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act, legislation that organizes and empowers Tennessee’s public colleges and universities to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential.
Monday night, the Senate passed the FOCUS Act 31-1, and with the bill having passed the House in March, the legislation is now on its way to the governor’s desk.
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – After much debate, the House passed out the Focus Act, one of the Tennessee Governor’s initiatives in his Drive to 55 program.
The FOCUS Act, which is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s legislative priorities, includes: A sharpened focus by Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) on the state’s 13 community and 27 technical colleges;
Creation of local boards for Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Memphis;
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – House Bill 2578 passed out of the House Government Operations Committee this week (March 1st) and is scheduled to be heard in the Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee this next Wednesday.
Last fall, Tennessee saw a 10 percent increase in overall first-time freshman enrollment in our public higher education institutions and a nearly 25 percent increase in first-time freshman enrollment at community colleges. The purpose of the legislation is to better align our postsecondary colleges and universities to meet the goal of graduating more Tennesseans with post-secondary certifications.
Austin Peay State University to host discussion on 1866 Memphis Massacre by University of Memphis professor Dr. Beverly Bond
Clarksville, TN – The bitter fighting which defined the Civil War ended on April 9th, 1865 when Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army at Appomattox Courthouse.
But the laying down of arms and the realization of a Union victory did little to quell the fires of hatred in the newly reunited and “reconstructed” United States of America.
Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson
Highlights focus on education, public safety, more efficient government
Nashville, TN – With the Second Regular Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly now in full swing, lawmakers are busy in Nashville meeting with constituents and colleagues, voting on legislation on the House floor, and working to shepherd their bills through the legislative committee process.
As House business continues at full-speed, Governor Haslam is also working on his legislative agenda, notifying lawmakers he will focus his efforts this year on making improvements to state education and public safety policies, while also working to make government more efficient and effective.
Legislation focuses on education, public safety, efficient and effective state government
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced his legislative agenda for the 2016 session, continuing his focus on education, public safety and efficient and effective state government.
“A major focus this session will be on the next step in the Drive to 55: making sure our colleges and universities are organized and empowered in the best way to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential,” Haslam said.
Appointed to replace Justice Gary R. Wade, subject to confirmation by the Tennessee General Assembly
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Roger Amos Page of Madison County to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice Gary R. Wade, who retired in September.
Page, 60, has been a judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals since his appointment by Haslam in December 2011, writing more than 330 appellate opinions.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the next step in the Drive to 55: ensuring that colleges and universities are organized, supported and empowered in efforts to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential to 55 percent by 2025.
To enhance student success across higher education the plan includes key strategies to provide more focused support for community and technical colleges, increase autonomy and local control for Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) universities and strengthen the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
Clarksville, TN – Batson Nolan, PLC announces the addition of Maggie Smith as an Associate with the firm.
Raised in Clarksville, Tennessee and a graduate of Rossview High School, Maggie attended college at Austin Peay State University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009.
She completed her law degree at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2012.
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