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Tennessee Department of Education releases 2019 TNReady Results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN –  The Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn has released the TNReady assessment results which indicates that students across the state are performing better in almost all math subjects. 

The TNReady scores also show that more than half the schools in Tennessee – 56 percent – improved their growth scores (TVAAS scores) from the previous year, with 41 percent of all schools earning a level 4 or 5 TVAAS rating which measures year-to-year growth.

TNReady assessment results have been released by the Tennessee Department of Education.

TNReady assessment results have been released by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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APSU nursing student Oliver Smith wins Vanderbilt’s Florence Nightingale Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1855, during the carnage of the Crimean War, a British newspaper man named John MacDonald crept through a dark hospital in Turkey, trying not to disturb hundreds of sick and wounded soldiers.

To keep from getting lost or bumping into beds, he followed a young woman through the building, pausing with her as she shined her lamp over the injured and reassured them with a few kind words.

Austin Peay State University's Oliver Smith won Vanderbilt's Florence Nightingale Award. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Oliver Smith won Vanderbilt’s Florence Nightingale Award. (APSU)

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APSU alumni Lynn Von Hagen realizes lifelong dream working with elephants, locals in Kenya

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) graduate Lynn Von Hagen’s work with elephants in the Kenyan bush is the culmination of a dream for her.

“I have loved elephants and wildlife as long as I can remember,” Von Hagen, 46, of Nashville, said. “I always wanted to make an impact through conservation of the natural world, while also helping people.”

Lynn Von Hagen is developing community workshops to increase livelihood stability and reduce human-elephant conflict. (APSU)

Lynn Von Hagen is developing community workshops to increase livelihood stability and reduce human-elephant conflict. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University gets visit from Senator Marsha Blackburn, congratulates Military, Veteran graduates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On August 7th, 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) got a surprise visit from U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn to congratulate the University’s graduating military and veteran students.

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn attends Austin Peay State University's Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony. (APSU)

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn attends Austin Peay State University’s Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony. (APSU)

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APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts receives grant to bolster efforts with local school teachers

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to expand the University’s arts education partnership with the local school system.

Randy Barron, a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts teaching artist, led workshops last October as part of the CECA-CMCSS Partners in Education program. (APSU)

Randy Barron, a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts teaching artist, led workshops last October as part of the CECA-CMCSS Partners in Education program. (APSU)

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APSU’s Center for Rural Education serving teachers in Houston County, Humphreys County

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – To stage a good, minor explosion – for scientific purposes only – you need about $5.00. That’s what the chair of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) chemistry department, Dr. Lisa Sullivan, said when she used a cheap plastic bottle, a little methanol and the free oxygen we all breath for a quick scientific experiment.

Austin Peay Dr. Lisa Sullivan presents low-budget demonstrations to 30 rural science teachers. (APSU)

Austin Peay Dr. Lisa Sullivan presents low-budget demonstrations to 30 rural science teachers. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University names retired Lt. Col. Michael Peeler as inaugural assistant director for veteran and career advising

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) recently named retired Lt. Col. Michael L. Peeler, former U.S. Army Field Artillery officer, first assistant director for veteran and career advising.

In this new role, Peeler will provide career counseling to the University’s military-affiliated students, as well as assist students and alumni with career exploration, internship opportunities and job preparation.

Retired Lt. Col. Michael L. Peeler.

Retired Lt. Col. Michael L. Peeler.

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APSU professor Harriet McQueen’s stolen billfold found down the hall 32 years later

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Thirty-two years ago, during the 1987 fall semester, a thief snatched Dr. Harriet McQueen’s billfold from her desk drawer in the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Kimbrough Building.

Drs. Harriet and Leon McQueen look through the billfold’s contents, untouched for nearly 32 years. (APSU)

Drs. Harriet and Leon McQueen look through the billfold’s contents, untouched for nearly 32 years. (APSU)

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Northwest High School senior Emily Mummaw wins car at the 11th Annual Pass and Go Event

 

Wyatt-Johnson Auto GroupClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 3th, 2019, Northwest High School senior Emily Mummaw won a car at the 11th Annual Pass and Go Event at Wyatt Johnson Automotive Group’s Mazda dealership, located at 2425 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Pass and Go rewards Clarksville-Montgomery County School System high schoolers who pass their Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

Senior Emily Mummaw from Northwest High School wins a car at the 11th Annual Pass and Go Event.

Senior Emily Mummaw from Northwest High School wins a car at the 11th Annual Pass and Go Event.

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APSU names 2019 Alumni Award Winners

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This November, during the Austin Peay State University (APSU) 2019 Homecoming celebration, the University will honor six distinguished individuals with this year’s APSU Alumni Awards.

The 2019 honorees are Outstanding Service Award recipients Dee Boaz and Shan Smith (’78); Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipients Catie Clinard (’11) and Bryan Johnson (’04); and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Khandra Smalley (’05) and Richard Bibb (’65).

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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