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Fortera Credit Union creates Cleveland “Mario” Richardson Memorial Endowment for APSU finance students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Foundation (APSU) recently received a contribution from the Fortera Credit Union to establish the Cleveland “Mario” Richardson Memorial Endowment in memory of APSU alumnus Cleveland “Mario” Richardson (’10).

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full-time with a major in finance. The award is renewable for recipients who continue to meet the criteria each year.

The Cleveland “Mario” Richardson Memorial Endowment has been created by the Fortera Credit Union for Austin Peay State University finance students. (APSU)

The Cleveland “Mario” Richardson Memorial Endowment has been created by the Fortera Credit Union for Austin Peay State University finance students. (APSU)

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APSU’s Career Services hosts first Enterprise Signing Day

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Office of Career Services hosted the first Enterprise Signing Day, August 15th, 2019. At the Signing Day event, several recent APSU graduates signed commitment letters to accept full-time employment with Enterprise Holdings.

Dontavious Fort, Airamis Hargrove and Lloyd Tubman sign commitment letters to work for Enterprise. (APSU)

Dontavious Fort, Airamis Hargrove and Lloyd Tubman sign commitment letters to work for Enterprise. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Volunteers help Freshmen into new homes

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, the cars wrapped around Austin Peay State University’s Castle Heights, and as an intermittent rain dampened the air, families fell out of their cars all at once. They grabbed boxes and appliances from trunks and lugged them into the building.

Freshmen move in day at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Freshmen move in day at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University alumnus, retired faculty member creates Bonnie M. Chester Endowment

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumnus Dr. Edward W. Chester (’62) recently made a gift of $100,000 to the Austin Peay Foundation to establish the Bonnie M. Chester Endowment to honor the memory of his late wife. Chester gave an additional $8,000 to fund scholarships during the investment period.

Austin Peay alumnus Dr. Edward W. Chester makes gift to establish the Bonnie M. Chester Endowment. (APSU)

Austin Peay alumnus Dr. Edward W. Chester makes gift to establish the Bonnie M. Chester Endowment. (APSU)

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APSU GIS Center student creates 3D-printed tactile campus map for students with low, no vision

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The genesis of the idea formed when NASA brought a tactile guide to the Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus during the run-up to the 2017 solar eclipse.

Buildings are raised, flat and marked with braille lettering. Lawns are lowered and flat. Roads and parking lots are noted by raised plus signs. Sidewalks – not normally included on maps – are the most pronounced feature; they’re raised, narrow and easy to trace. (APSU)

Buildings are raised, flat and marked with braille lettering. Lawns are lowered and flat. Roads and parking lots are noted by raised plus signs. Sidewalks – not normally included on maps – are the most pronounced feature; they’re raised, narrow and easy to trace. (APSU)

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Community School of the Arts at APSU adds classes for children with disabilities

 

Austin Peay State University Community School for the ArtsClarksville, TN – The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University (APSU) spans all age groups and skill levels, and the offerings continue to grow.

This semester’s offerings start September 9th, 2019 and the school is adding two dance classes – named Expressions Through Dance – that will embrace a learning environment for children with disabilities.

Alexandria Heide, above, will use patterns, rhythms and small dances to enhance the students’ creativity, imagination and motor and socialization skills. (APSU)

Alexandria Heide, above, will use patterns, rhythms and small dances to enhance the students’ creativity, imagination and motor and socialization skills. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University ready to welcome Freshmen to Campus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) officials will welcome more than 1,000 freshmen to campus residence halls this week, and most the new students will arrive from 8:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019.

Freshman Move-in Day also launches the University’s freshman orientation weekend, which we like to call APEX, short for Austin Peay Experience.

Freshmen begin to move into residence halls at Austin Peay State University beginning Thursday. (APSU)

Freshmen begin to move into residence halls at Austin Peay State University beginning Thursday. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University recognizes outstanding professors with 2019 Faculty Awards

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On August 14th, 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) President Alisa White honored several outstanding faculty members during an awards ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Joe Shakeenab, Gilbert Pitts and Rex Gandy. (APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Joe Shakeenab, Gilbert Pitts and Rex Gandy. (APSU)

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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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