Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) has a lot going on this week from celebrating Constitution Day to getting free acting lessons from a Hollywood veteran, the theme of the week on campus is “Free.”
Students to decide if they ‘eat free or live free’ on Constitution Day
Austin Peay State University students will have a choice to make on Constitution Day, September 17th: Eat free or live free. The choice pits free food against First Amendment rights.
That choice will happen 11:00am-1:00pm in the Morgan University Center Plaza, where students choosing to enter the fake People’s Republic of Clarksville experience preplanned events that demonstrate what life might be like without First Amendment protections.
If students ask for a specific type of chip, for example, they might not get what they ordered. If they come in with a group of friends, they might not be allowed to sit together. If they have logos on their T-shirts or backpacks, the logos will be covered with tape. If they have a complaint, they have to sit at a table where no one will hear their concerns.
All the rules of the fake country are enforced by student actors form The All State, Wesley Foundation, Governor’s Programming Council and the Military Student Center. The event is sponsored by the departments of Student Publications and Student Life & Engagement.
Film actor, APSU alum to lead free auditioning workshop
Veteran film actor Jerry Winsett will lead a masterclass workshop, “Auditioning for the Camera,” at 3:30pm Thursday, September 19th, at Austin Peay State University’s Margaret Fort Trahern Laboratory Theatre. Anyone in the community can watch the workshop for free.
The workshop serves as a masterclass for students in the APSU Department of Theatre and Dance careers class. The students will receive audition lines the day before the workshop, where they’ll perform their audition. Winsett will direct the students through their initial read on the script and show them what it takes to perform a successful and competitive on-camera audition.
For more information about the workshop, go here.
Miss Austin Peay scholarship pageant
Come out and support the women of Austin Peay State University at the Miss Austin Peay pageant 7:00pm-9:00pm September 21st at the Mabry Concert Hall.
The pageant earlier this year was named “Most Outstanding Local Pageant” by the Miss Tennessee Volunteer Scholarship Pageant. The Miss Austin Peay pageant last year awarded $5,500 in scholarship money, more than any other pageant in the state.
The New Gallery presents Susan Bryant’s humanature
The New Gallery, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, opened its 2019-2020 exhibition season with humanature: new works by Susan Bryant.
The exhibition features several bodies of work developed over recent years and is a celebration of Bryant’s recent retirement from Austin Peay State University, where she spent the last 37 years as a professor of art.
The exhibit runs through September 20th. The New Gallery is free and open 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday.
Click here for more about the exhibit.
APSU Board of Trustees to host Fall Meeting
On September 19th-20th, the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees will host its fall meetings on the APSU campus. The board’s Academic Policies and Programs/Student Life Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. that Thursday, with the Business and Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Audit Committee meeting consecutively thereafter. At the end of the Audit Committee meeting, the committee will go into executive session to discuss audit investigations.
The full board will meet at 9:00am on Friday, September 20th.
All meetings will take place at 317 College Street and, with the exception of an executive session, are open to the public.
The board will discuss several important items, such as the status of the proposed Doctor of Psychology degree and the proposed naming of several athletic facilities. To watch the meeting live, visit http://www.apsu.edu/president/board-of-trustees/board-meeting-archived-videos.php. To view meeting materials such as the agenda, visit https://www.apsu.edu/president/board-of-trustees/board-meeting-schedule-and-materials.php.
For information on the meeting, contact the secretary to the board at 931.221.7572.
APSU Govs Soccer kicks off OVC play
The Govs will kick off Ohio Valley Conference play at 7:00pm. Thursday when they host SIU Edwardsville at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field. Later in the weekend, the Governors will travel to Cincinnati for a 6:00pm Saturday match against the Bearcats. For news and updates regarding Austin Peay soccer, follow along on Twitter (@AustinPeaySOCR).
For more sports news, visit www.letsgopeay.com.
Other APSU happenings this week:
- 10 at 10 allows students to share their top 10 recommendations as an Austin Peay student, 10:00am Tuesday, September 10th, at the A.N.T.S. Center in Room 112, Morgan University Center. Click here for more.
- #Adulting – How to Make Pancakes will be noon-12:30pm Wednesday, September 18th, in the Morgan University Center Lobby. Join this lighthearted demonstration series, open to all students, faculty and staff. The first 25 students who come in person will get a free gift. For more, click here.
- Financial Aid Workshop for Military-Affiliated, Non-Trad & Transfer Students, September 19th, 11:30am, Room 305 MUC. Watch a brief presentation from a financial aid representative. They will be available to answer individual questions for the majority of the time. Free Chinese food for lunch!
- Beat the heat at Kona Ice with the Gov 1:30pm-3:30pm. Thursday, September 19th, on Govs Lane. Join Distance Education to learn more about winter term and enjoy flavorful shaved ice and a chance to win a $50.00 Barnes and Noble gift card.
- For more campus events, click here.