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This Week at APSU: Austin Peay State University to offer special lecture about Coronavirus

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) will host a special lecture at 5:30pm Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 so area residents can learn more about the coronavirus outbreak, about similar viruses and about how outbreaks such as this one take root and spread. 


Austin Peay State University medical laboratory sciences professor Jane Semler will deliver the presentation at the university’s monthly Science on Tap series at Clarksville’s Strawberry Alley Ale Works.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

To read more about the lecture, click here.

Send-off reception for Govs basketball on Monday night

Austin Peay State University athletics will host a send-off to the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championships, beginning 5:45pm, Monday, in the Dunn Center lobby.

The first 45 minutes of the event will be 21-and-up only, with alcohol provided by Hand Family Company, Ajax and Premier Crush.

The reception is free and open to the public, with drinks appetizers to be served courtesy of Chartwell’s. For questions regarding the reception, email petersonn@apsu.edu. For OVC Tournament ticket information, visit LetsGoPeay.com or call the APSU ticket office at 931.221.PEAY (7329). 

The men’s team opens OVC tournament play at 8:30pm Thursday in Evansville, Indiana, against the winner of Eastern Illinois and Jacksonville State. 

GuitarFest returns to campus March 3rd-5th

Classical guitarist Ana Vidovic
Classical guitarist Ana Vidovic

This March, Austin Peay State University and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present the annual APSU GuitarFest, featuring guest artist concerts, lectures and workshops.

At 7:30pm on Tuesday March 3rd, internationally renowned classical guitarist Ana Vidovic will perform a Clarksville Community Concert Association Concert in the APSU Mabry Concert Hall. A pre-concert talk will take place at 6:30pm. Ticket prices, along with special rates, are available at www.clarksvillemusic.org

She will teach a masterclass at 10:00am on March 4th. At 2:00pm that day, award-winning guitarist Deiter Hennings will lead a masterclass, followed by a free concert at 7:30pm in the Mabry Concert Hall.  

At 10:00am on March 5th, Nashville-native Richard Todd will present a masterclass, followed by a free concert at 7:30pm in the Mabry Concert Hall. 

To read more about GuitarFest, click here.

Erica Weiss, showrunner for CBS’s ‘The Red Line’ visiting campus

Erica Weiss, 2020 Acuff Chair
Erica Weiss, 2020 Acuff Chair

From March 2nd-5th, the Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) will welcome Jeff Awards-nominated theatre director, independent filmmaker and television writer/producer Erica Weiss to campus for a series of workshops and public events.

The Acuff events with Weiss, which will all take place in the Margaret Fort Trahern Lab Theatre, include:

  • Masterclass: Auditioning for Film and TV/Directing, 6:00pm, March 2nd.
  • Guest Lecture in Playwriting Class, 2:20pm, March 3rd.
  • Guest Lecture in Acuff Seminar – Transitioning from Theatre to Film/TV, 4:30pm, March 4th.
  • Public Q&A and Reception, 7:00pm, March 5th. 

To read more about Weiss’s visit, click here.

The women’s team opens at 3:00pm Wednesday in Evansville, Indiana, against Belmont.

To follow the teams, visit www.letsgopeay.com.

Basketball-focused ‘Spectacle’ open through March 

Austin Peay State University "Spectacle" exhibit opens Monday, February 4th. (APSU)
Austin Peay State University “Spectacle” exhibit opens Monday, February 4th. (APSU)

The New Gallery at Austin Peay State University, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, is pleased to present Spectacle to continue an exciting 2019-2020 exhibition season.  

Spectacle is an exhibition that combines basketball and visual culture. It’s a three-person show that features the work of Brandon Donahue, Vesna Pavlovi? and Chris Boyd Taylor,” Michael Dickins, curator and director of The New Gallery, said.

The exhibit opens Monday, February 24th, at The New Gallery in the Art + Design building at Austin Peay State University and runs through March 27th. The three artists, the curator and sportswriter Brandon Vogel – who wrote the exhibition essay for Spectacle – will participate in a panel discussion at 6:00pm March 18th in Heydel Hall of the Art + Design building. A reception is scheduled from noon to 1:00pm on March 19th with a brief gallery talk by the curator and artists at 12:15pm.  

All events are free and open to the public.  

To read more, click here.

Get your taxes done for free

Austin Peay State University’s College of Business is looking to ease some of that stress by providing free tax preparation through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program is open to anyone with an annual income of $56,000 or less, individuals with disabilities or Spanish speakers with limited English skills.

For the last three years, Austin Peay State University has offered the VITA program as part of a service-learning course that provides an important community service while also giving APSU accounting students practical, real-world experience. The students in Business Professor Jennifer Thayer’s class are all IRS-certified volunteers who spent the winter months preparing for the VITA program. 

The VITA program has 31 student volunteers ready to serve members of the community at 322 Home Avenue, home of the APSU Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. Appointments can be made by calling 931.221.6590, but walk-ins are welcome. Students will offer tax preparation from 1:00pm-7:00pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays. The VITA program will remain open (except for the week of March 8th-14th, which is spring break) until the final tax-filing day on April 15th.

For more, click here.


Other campus happenings this week:

  • The baseball team hosts Southern Illinois at 3:00pm Tuesday, March 3rd, and Murray State at 6:00pm Friday, 1:00pm Saturday and 1:00pm Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park. For more, click here.
  • The softball team starts a home stand by opening the Governors Classic against Bradley at 3:30pm Friday, March 6th, at Cathi Maynard Park. The team also hosts UMASS Lowell at 6:00pm Friday and 1:00pm Saturday; Bradley at 3:30pm Saturday; and Purdue Fort Wayne at 1:00pm Sunday. For more, click here.
  • #Adulting: How to Handle a Car Accident & Not Freak Out at noon Tuesday, March 3rd, at Einstein Bros. Bagels. Click here for more.
  • 20th Annual Wellness Expo at noon Wednesday, March 4th, at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center. Click here for more.
  • Here’s to the Women! Suffrage Movement Performance by Linda Allen at 4:00pm Thursday, March 5th, at the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Click here for more.
  • First Friday at 11:00am Friday, March 6th, at the Morgan University Center Plaza. Click here for more.
  • For more campus events, click here.

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