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Austin Peay State University hosts Veterans Reconnect Conference for state’s higher ed leaders

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) executive director of the Mike Krause was speaking to a college administrator recently about how to serve veterans on college campuses and sensed tentativeness.

Retired Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, Austin Peay State University military advisor in residence, moderates a panel. (APSU)

Retired Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, Austin Peay State University military advisor in residence, moderates a panel. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Education Launches “Grow Your Own” Initiative

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education, in an effort to support districts in recruiting and better preparing future teachers, has approved its first “Grow Your Own” partnership.

Commissioner Penny Schwinn is committed to identifying best practices in Tennessee’s districts and creating the conditions for them to flourish and expand.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) in partnership with Austin Peay State University (APSU) has 40 future teachers who will earn a free bachelor’s degree in only three years.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) in partnership with Austin Peay State University (APSU) has 40 future teachers who will earn a free bachelor’s degree in only three years.

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Austin Peay State University to debut Trebuchet at Clarksville BBQ Bash

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) will haul its medieval siege machine to the Clarksville BBQ Bash on October 19th, 2019 to hurl pumpkins hundreds of feet.

Bryan Gaither – lab manager for the APSU Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy – has been working on the machine, called a trebuchet, for several weeks.

Austin Peay State University student Killian Prue (black shirt) and APSU physics lab manager Bryan Gaither (sunglasses) stand before Austin Peay's new trebuchet.

Austin Peay State University student Killian Prue (black shirt) and APSU physics lab manager Bryan Gaither (sunglasses) stand before Austin Peay’s new trebuchet.

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Austin Peay State University team up with Affinity for licensing services

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Affinity Licensing is now the exclusive trademark licensing agency for Austin Peay State University (APSU). The partnership, which began October 1st, 2019, grants Affinity the right to manage the day-to-day aspects of the licensing program for apparel and other products and to represent the University with manufacturers and retailers to enhance branding and merchandising opportunities. 

Austin Peay State University partners with Affinity Licensing to manage APSU licensing program for apparel and other products. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University partners with Affinity Licensing to manage APSU licensing program for apparel and other products. (APSU)

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This Week at APSU: Fall Break begins a quiet week at Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The leaves are changing colors (more from a lack of rain than a shift in the season), and as they quietly fall across Austin Peay State University, only a few squirrels and feral cats can be heard scampering through them. That’s because it’s Austin Peay State University’s Fall Break, October 14th-15th. Neither the Clarksville Campus nor Fort Campbell Center will have classes those two days.

To see Austin Peay State University’s academic calendar, click here.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University ROTC sends third-, fourth-ever cadets to West Point program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governors Guard ROTC program sent its third and fourth ever cadets to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Cadet Summer Training this summer.

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Herman Thomas, sitting, third from right, attended West Point’s Cadet Summer Training in June and July. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Herman Thomas, sitting, third from right, attended West Point’s Cadet Summer Training in June and July. (APSU)

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Through APSU CECA partnership, Kennedy Center hip-hop teaching artist engages Kenwood Middle School students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts teaching artist Bomani Armah stood at the front of Kenwood Middle School’s library on October 3rd with more than 60 students staring at him.

Kennedy Center teaching artist Bomani Armah leads about 60 Kenwood Middle School students in a hip-hop writing exercise. Grabbing the sides of your head and blasting your hands out symbolizes prewriting in Armah’s hip-hop dance. (APSU)

Kennedy Center teaching artist Bomani Armah leads about 60 Kenwood Middle School students in a hip-hop writing exercise. Grabbing the sides of your head and blasting your hands out symbolizes prewriting in Armah’s hip-hop dance. (APSU)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Launches Governor’s Civics Seal and Mini-Grants

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – On Thursday, October 10th, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the launch of the Governor’s Civics Seal and mini-grant program to provide support and recognize schools and districts that prioritize teaching our nation’s history and civic values.

“I am proud to launch this initiative to inspire our Tennessee students to be civically engaged,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Administrators Announced

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) has selected Ashlie Perry as principal at Minglewood Elementary School, replacing Jessica Harris who was named director of elementary schools. Perry has been serving as assistant principal at Minglewood.

Ashlie Perry

Ashlie Perry

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APSU Students explore meaning of family in 24 Hours Animation Contest

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Ten Austin Peay State University (APSU) students had 24 hours to create the best possible 30-second animated film they could working off nothing more than a contest prompt and the knowledge they’ve earned from the university’s emerging animation program.

Layne's team created more than 700 drawings and the film’s dialogue. (APSU)

Layne’s team created more than 700 drawings and the film’s dialogue. (APSU)

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