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APSU’s Bryan Gaither flings flaming pumpkins with trebuchet

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Bryan Gaither, dressed in his trademark blue lab coat, slid on a pair of latex gloves and proceeded to inject chemicals into a pumpkin. Nearby, on the front lawn of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Dunn Center, Clarksville firefighters put on their protective gear.

Austin Peay State University's Bryan Gaither and a Sacramento State pumpkin. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Bryan Gaither and a Sacramento State pumpkin. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Business Students excel at Investment Competitions

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you’re looking for someone to manage your investments in the next few years, make sure they have a degree from Austin Peay State University (APSU). That’s because a group of APSU business students recently earned several prominent accolades for their work overseeing close to a million dollars in investment funds.

Austin Peay State University Business Students Blake Streeter, Patrick Bush, Griffin Dove, Matthew O’Brien, Riley Perkins and Bryan Warren. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Business Students Blake Streeter, Patrick Bush, Griffin Dove, Matthew O’Brien, Riley Perkins and Bryan Warren. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University tops 11,000 students for first time in University history

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is now 11,000 strong. More so actually. During a special celebration Wednesday morning, the University unveiled its official fall 2019 enrollment numbers, and Austin Peay’s 11,048 students represent another record year for the University.

Austin Peay State University's enrolled more than 11,000 students this fall. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s enrolled more than 11,000 students this fall. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee donates gold coins to commemorate 50th anniversary of his graduation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumnus John McGee certainly knows how to celebrate an anniversary.

During his recent visit to campus for the November 9th, 2019 Homecoming football game, he donated more than $50,000 in gold coins to support his alma mater and commemorate his “Golden Graduate Year,” which is the 50-year anniversary of his graduation from Austin Peay State University in 1969.

Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee ('69). (APSU)

Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee (’69). (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Student Affairs Celebrates 25 Years of Help an Elf Holiday Gift Program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Office of Student Affairs at Austin Peay State University (APSU) is celebrating the 25th year of the Help An Elf Holiday Gift Program. The program is designed to assist income eligible, full-time APSU student parents with holiday shopping by providing gifts for their children.

Anna Kail, former student employee in the office of Austin Peay State University Student Affairs, helps wrap gifts for the Help an Elf program in December 2018. (APSU)

Anna Kail, former student employee in the office of Austin Peay State University Student Affairs, helps wrap gifts for the Help an Elf program in December 2018. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University students recreate campus buildings out of graham crackers

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On November 20th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Woodward Library hosted its inaugural Graham Cracker Challenge, funded by a Student Academic Success Initiative (SASI) grant. APSU students submitted nine graham cracker structures modeling a building — past or present — on Austin Peay State University’s campus.

Austin Peay State University Woodward Library hosted its inaugural Graham Cracker Challenge. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Woodward Library hosted its inaugural Graham Cracker Challenge. (APSU)

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APSU TESOL program prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 5th Century England, a group of Anglo-Saxon settlers began mixing together different dialects, creating what would eventually be known as the English language.

More than 1,400 years later, that once small form of communication has spread across the globe, and with more countries offering international programs to teach their citizens English, the language is showing no signs of slowing down.

Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education launched its Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program last year. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education launched its Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program last year. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s new College Street Bookstore renovation has begun

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this month, Fellowship Construction Inc. began renovation work at the corner of College Street and Fourth Street to convert a former Ford car dealership into the Austin Peay State University (APSU) new campus bookstore.

Artist rendition of Austin Peay State University’s new College Street Bookstore. (APSU)

Artist rendition of Austin Peay State University’s new College Street Bookstore. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees approves annual rental fee for Montgomery County’s multipurpose event center

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During its winter meeting on Friday, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to an annual base rental fee for a possible 30-year lease of Montgomery County’s multipurpose event center.

The lease will provide space for the University men’s and women’s basketball programs, including coach and assistant coach offices, locker rooms, practice facilities and game day facilities.

APSU Board of Trustees

APSU Board of Trustees

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Hopkinsville Community College donor looks to clear PATH for students

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY -The Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) Annual campaign for 2019 has taken the acronym PATH with the goal of providing assistance to the college that is Passionate Aid that Tranforms Right Here. 

HCC Foundation Board member Beth Mann has issued a challenge with her gift of $5,000 to the campaign. 

(L-R:) Beth Mann with HCC Institutional Advancement Officer Yvette Eastham.

(L-R:) Beth Mann with HCC Institutional Advancement Officer Yvette Eastham.

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