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Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – Using about $20,000 in one-time money in the Austin Peay State University (APSU) College of Arts and Letters budget, Interim Dean Barry Jones created several 2018-19 research grants for faculty and students.
“I do feel like that in the College of Arts and Letters, a lot of research is done,” he said. “One of my goals as interim dean is to celebrate that research.”
“One way to celebrate it is to support it.”
Students and professors applied throughout the fall semester for the up to $2,000 grants. With the money, they’ll travel to far-off places such as India and Romania and to closer destinations such as Missouri and Vermont.
“I really got a sense of what was going on in the college and was very impressed about some of the things that are happening,” Jones said.
The students were especially excited to hear their projects were picked.
“That was the best part,” Jones said. “It’s a big deal for a college to say what you’re working on is important and we’re going to give you money to help you out.”
Rei Miller was surprised her project – a multimedia interactive about how stereotyping and writing, specifically in emails, affect the writer and the reader – was awarded.
“I was honestly expecting to receive a decline, so when I saw the ‘congratulations,’ my brain just stopped,” she said. “I was in a sort of shock and speechlessness, which then led me to saying expletives and not being able to fall asleep.”
Jane Seage is going to Romania next summer to work at an archaeological site, a Roman villa and settlement where she’ll learn about archaeological and geophysical techniques, the culture and history of the area and the Roman impact.
“Getting the grant was a huge relief since the deadline for the trip’s fees was coming up, and this is my only way to really pay for it,” she said.
Meet The Faculty Winners
APSUDepartment of History and Philosophy, will conduct research in the specialized archives in Kolkata, India, to complete the field research for his upcoming book, “The Making of Modern Physics in Colonial India.”
Meet The Student Winners
APSU Department of Art + Design, will create a series of art pieces titled “State of Awareness” in which she explores the viewers’ preconceived and romantic notions of cities, particularly Los Angeles and New York City.
For More Information
To learn more about the College of Arts and Letters, go to www.apsu.edu/coal
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