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APSU staff achievements noted

A number of faculty, staff and students at Austin Peay State University recently have brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Dr. Becky J. Starnes, associate professor of public management, has an article published in the Oct. 8 Education Supplement of the PA Times, titled “Applying GIS technology in public administration education.” The article explains a pilot study, conducted with the APSU GIS Center, to implement GIS technology in public management research and urban planning courses. Starnes is assigned to the APSU School of Technology and Public Management, Department of Public Management and Criminal Justice/Homeland Security.

Melony Shemberger, communication specialist, has an article, titled “Media Bank Provides Easy Access to Images,” published in the November 2008 issue of Nonprofit Communications Report. In addition to professional pursuits, she set a personal record (PR) time of 59:52 in her first 10K race held Oct. 18 in Paducah, Ky., and a PR of 28:13 in a 5K held Oct. 25 in Mayfield, Ky. She competes Saturday, Nov. 1 in her first 10-mile race at Tunnel Hill in Vienna, Ill.
Joe Bailey, a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Military History program, has an article in the most recent Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Union Lifeline: A Military History of the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad. This is his first major publication.

Robert C. Ford, a student in the geosciences program at APSU, presented at the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies. The meeting was held Oct. 5-9 in Houston, Texas. He presented a paper he authored with Dr. Daniel Frederick, professor of geology, titled “A Conulariid Fauna from the Fort Payne Formation, (Mississippian, Osagean) of Central Tennessee.

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