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APSU Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night set for September 5th


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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Athletics again will recognize and honor the University’s faculty and staff at the football team’s home opener, September 5th, when the Govs host Mercer at Governors Stadium.

Academics are a major part of Austin Peay’s athletics experience, and the commitment from the University’s faculty and staff was evident in the spring semester, as a department-record 37 student-athletes earned 4.0 grade-point averages and President’s List distinction for the semester.

Austin Peay Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night to be held Saturday, September 5th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night to be held Saturday, September 5th. (APSU Sports Information)

Those 37 athletes were among 159 named to the Spring Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, representing more than half of the department’s student-athletes.

Ten of the department’s 16 teams posted a 3.0 GPA or better for the semester.

As a ‘thank-you’ for all their hard work, faculty and staff members will be eligible to receive two free tickets to the home opener, which will be delivered to their offices by head coach Kirby Cannon and members of the Austin Peay football team Thursday, September 3rd. Sign up is easy – just use the link to register for these tickets.

“Faculty and staff appreciation nights give us a chance to thank the people that are the backbone for our academic success as a department,” said head football coach Kirby Cannon.

For the fourth consecutive year, Austin Peay was named “one of the nation’s best colleges to work for” by The Chronicle of Higher Education – the only Tennessee university to make the 2015 list.

With that in mind, and in conjunction with Austin Peay’s ‘Be a Gov!’ initiative, athletics also will be sponsoring a ‘Gov of the Game’, honoring a faculty member who has been inspirational or gone the extra mile in contributing to the success of an APSU student. One faculty member will be honored at every home game in 2015.

“Austin Peay being named a “Great College to Work For” for the fourth straight year is no accident,” said director of athletics marketing Alaric Klinghard. “We always look forward to the opportunity to shine the spotlight on faculty and staff who make it all happen. This year, we give our faculty and staff a stage to say, ‘I am a Gov because…’. Those are the statements that make us who we are.”




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