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APSU professor Somaditya Banerjee gets nominated for second International Award of Year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) history professor Dr. Somaditya Banerjee has been nominated for an international achievement award for the second time this year.

Banerjee traveled to London, England, in May to accept the Mahatma Gandhi Leadership Award, presented by the Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society of India. (APSU)

Banerjee traveled to London, England, in May to accept the Mahatma Gandhi Leadership Award, presented by the Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society of India. (APSU)

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APSU history students connect with authors across United States using video-conferencing technology

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Books, unlike movies, don’t often come with “deleted scenes” or other bonus features. If you’re curious about the “making of” process or discovering what events didn’t make it into the final version, you’ll have to talk to the author.

Austin Peay Students talk with historian Keri Leigh Merritt from Atlanta using video Conferencing. (APSU)

Austin Peay Students talk with historian Keri Leigh Merritt from Atlanta using video Conferencing. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s Michael Dickins creating own work, championing others

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For a moment, it sounded as if someone was trapped deep inside the metal barrel. This unnerving feeling grew more intense as gallery visitors walked toward the rusty drum.

It looked like a normal barrel, used to collect garbage or – for the more desperate – to build a fire on an icy winter night, but once visitors peered inside, they heard flat, unemotional voices offering up “thoughts and prayers.”

Michael Dickins is director of galleries at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Michael Dickins is director of galleries at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, August 9th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University summer Commencement keynote address will be given by Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita, 19th Judicial District, at 2:00pm in the APSU Dunn Center.

Olita, a Clarksville-native, attended Northeast High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

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Austin Peay’s Zone 3 Press book named Firecracker finalist, GAYA memoir winner

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAn Imperfect Rapture – the most recent winner of the Austin Peay State University (APSU)  Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award – has earned its author, Kelly J. Beard, two prestigious honors this summer.

The Community of Literary Magazines & Presses named Beard a finalist for the 2019 Firecracker Awards – which honor the best self- and independently published books of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. The awards were on June 5th, 2019.

An Imperfect Rapture by author, Kelly J. Beard

An Imperfect Rapture by author, Kelly J. Beard

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Austin Peay State University twirler Izzy Melvin to compete at National Collegiate Championships

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On July 23rd-27th, 2019, Izzy Melvin, Austin Peay State University featured twirler, will represent the state of Tennessee at the National Collegiate Championships at the University of Notre Dame.

Melvin earned the right by winning Miss College Majorette of Tennessee at the Tennessee State Twirling Championships in April.

Austin Peay State University featured twirler Izzy Melvin. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University featured twirler Izzy Melvin. (APSU)

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APSU, Montgomery County work together to keep juveniles out of court, on campus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Jaclyn Lyons grew up in Chicago, in a neighborhood so rough that most of her childhood friends ended up in prison, addicted to drugs or the victims of violence. In 2009, Lyons joined the U.S. Army to escape that bleak environment, but she never forgot the young faces of her friends from those years before they lost hope.

Dr. Jeff Thompson and Jaclyn Lyons talk to the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees. (APSU)

Dr. Jeff Thompson and Jaclyn Lyons talk to the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Foundation hosts Spring Dinner, Elects new Officers

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Foundation elected three new officers to serve on its board during the spring dinner the foundation hosted for its members at the University’s Morgan University Center . Chairman Tommy Bates, Vice Chair Barry Kulback (’79) and Secretary Casey Jenkins were selected to lead the organization.

APSU Foundation elected officers (L to R) Tommy Bates, Barry Kulback and Casey Jenkins during Spring Dinner.

APSU Foundation elected officers (L to R) Tommy Bates, Barry Kulback and Casey Jenkins during Spring Dinner.

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Austin Peay State University business student heading to national FBLA competition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Surrounded by 100 state and international winners, Austin Peay State University (APSU) student Jacob Knight,  waits to begin his test.

They have 60 minutes to answer 100 questions ranging from computer hardware to operating systems.

Austin Peay State University Student Jacob Knight

Austin Peay State University Student Jacob Knight

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Austin Peay State University student scholarship created by Billy Atkins Family, Legends Bank

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Foundation recently received a generous gift from Billy Atkins and Legends Bank to create the Billy Atkins Family Endowed Scholarship. Atkins will provide additional funding to allow the scholarship to be awarded during the 2019-20 academic year.

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Billy Atkins and APSU Vice President Ronald Bailey sign paperwork to create the new scholarship. (APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Billy Atkins and APSU Vice President Ronald Bailey sign paperwork to create the new scholarship. (APSU)

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