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This Week at APSU: G.H.O.S.T. moves its haunts back to center of campus

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This week’s highlights include the Austin Peay State University (APSU) popular trick-or-treating event, a Tony-winning director, a Brexit panel … and you’d better secure your Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert tickets NOW.

Austin Peay's G.H.O.S.T. is 4:00pm-7:00pm Sunday, October 27th. (APSU)
Austin Peay’s G.H.O.S.T. is 4:00pm-7:00pm Sunday, October 27th. (APSU)

G.H.O.S.T. coming on Sunday

G.H.O.S.T. – aka Greater Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating – is moving back to the middle of campus this year, relocating from Fortera Stadium to the Morgan University Center Plaza (and throughout campus).

This year’s trick-or-treating event – which is free and open to the public – is 4:00pm-7:00pm Sunday, October 27th.

APSU clubs and organizations – as well as groups from the community – dress up, hand out candy and play games with children from Clarksville and the surrounding area. 

G.H.O.S.T. is sponsored by APSU’s Student Government Association.

For more information, visit https://www.apsu.edu/sga/ghost/.

Freddie Ashley visits campus for Q&A

Freddie Ashley
Freddie Ashley

On Saturday, October 26th, the Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) will host a public question and answer session with Tony-winning director and Acuff chair Freddie Ashley. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 2:00pm in the Trahern Theatre.

Ashley was appointed artistic director of Actor’s Express in Atlanta in July 2007. At Actors Express he has directed such hits as “Rent,” “The Rocky Horror Show,” “End of the Rainbow,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Grey Gardens.” He also directed “Cabaret” for the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, “The Last Schwartz” for the Jewish Theatre of the South and “Camelot” for the Aurora Theatre.

Ashley is coming to APSU to direct the world premiere of world-renowned playwright John Patrick Shanley’s new collection of one act plays, “Five Savory Dishes.” This collection of plays is being produced by the APSU Department of Theatre and Dance as part of the 2019-2020 Acuff season, which also features a Drama Desk-nominated director/choreographer, a Jeff-nominated actor and the top flying effects company in the U.S. for the spring musical “Addams Family.” 

“Five Savory Dishes” runs from November 21st-24th. Ticketing and more information is available on the theatre and dance website at theatredance.apsu.edu. For information, call the Trahern Theatre Box Office at 931.221.7379 or email boxoffice@apsu.edu

For more information about Shanley, “Five Savory Dishes” and the rest of Theatre & Dance’s Acuff season, go to www.apsu.edu/theatre-dance/acuff/.

APSU hosting Brexit panel to help make sense of historic event

At 5:00pm on October 22nd, Austin Peay State Unviersity’s Honors Program and APSU’s President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) will host a special panel discussion in the campus’ Honors Commons to help educate the local community on Brexit’s potentially global impact.

The panel discussion, which is open to the public, is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of how and why Brexit has occurred, and what effect it will have on Europe and the rest of the world. 

Refreshments will be available at the event. For information, contact Winters at winterst@apsu.edu. For more, click here.

Get your tickets for the Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert

The Austin Peay annual Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert is at 6:00pm and 8:00pm Tuesday, October 29th. (APSU)
The Austin Peay annual Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert is at 6:00pm and 8:00pm Tuesday, October 29th. (APSU)

The Austin Peay State University Department of Music will host its 35th annual Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert at 6:00pm and 8:00pm Tuesday, October 29th, at the Mabry Concert Hall. That’s next week, but you can get your tickets this week to the popular event. 

Admission to the Halloween concert is two cans of food, which will be donated to Loaves and Fishes, or $5.00. Tickets go on sale October 16th, and the event usually sells out.

For tickets, drop off the cans of food at the music office, Room 139 of the Music/Mass Communication Building, or purchase them online at APSU Marketplace.

For information, contact the music department office at 931.221.7818.

APSU men’s basketball hosts exhibition

The Govs will host Union (Tennessee) for an exhibition game at 7:00pm Thursday, October 24th, at the Dunn Center. Click here for more.

The women’s team hosts its exhibition against Tennessee Wesleyan at 7:00pm Tuesday, October 29th.

Softball fall practice ends with Red & Black World Series

Austin Peay State University’s softball team will conclude its fall team workouts this week at Cathi Maynard Park-Cheryl Holt Field as the Governors hold their annual Red and Black World Series.

The three-game series between two squads of Govs players will begin Monday afternoon and run through Wednesday, with Thursday being a rain-day makeup if needed. All games in the series are scheduled to begin at 3:45pm.

Click here for more.

APSU Govs soccer to host Eastern Illinois

The Govs will be back in action when they host Eastern Illinois for a 6:00pm Friday game. On Sunday the Governors will wrap up the regular season when they travel to Belmont for a 2:00pm game. 

The Govs sit in seventh place in the Ohio Valley Conference standings with the top eight teams qualifying for the tournament.

Click here for more.


‘Do it’ exhibit continues

Austin Peay State University’s 10-week run of the international “do it” exhibit continues at The New Gallery in the Art + Design building on campus. The exhibit runs through December 6th.

“Do it” is a 26-year global phenomenon that is a compendium of 400 written instructions by artists interpreted anew every time they are enacted. The New Gallery will have 22 sets of instructions by artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Adrian Piper, Yoko Ono, Alison Knowles, Sol LeWitt, David Lynch and Joan Jonas. 

For more about “do it,” go to www.apsu.edu/news/september-2019-do-it.

Other Austin Peay happenings this week:

  • “Boosketti” Pasta for a Purpose from 5:00pm-6:00pm Friday, October 25th at Morgan University Center Room 103BC. Click here for more.
  • Operation Hope Presentation at 11:30am, Tuesday, October 22nd at the Military Student Center, MUC Room 120. Click here for more.
  • National Society of Leadership & Success presents live webcast of Valerie Jarrett at 6:00pm Tuesday, October 22nd, at the Clement Auditorium. Click here for more.
  • For more campus events, click here.

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