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African American Cultural Center at Austin Peay State University to hold Purses and Pleasantries fundraiser this month


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In observance of Women’s History Month, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at Austin Peay State University will hold the annual Purses and Pleasantries event this month.

This year, women are encouraged to donate up to five new or slightly used purses, as well as business attire, now until March 16th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Breast Cancer Awareness 5K planned


Breast Cancer RibbonAustin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, University Recreation and APSU Athletics will have the Breast Cancer Awareness 5K on February 18th, with all proceeds going to the Kay Yow Fund.

The race entry fee is $10.00 for students and $12.00 for non-students. Registration will begin at 9:00am and the race will start at 10:00am at the Dunn Center. «Read the rest of this article»

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Author, social justice advocate to speak at APSU


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Acclaimed author and social justice advocate Tim Wise will be at Austin Peay State University next week to discuss race relations and privilege.

Wise will present “Race Relations and White Privilege: Does It Still Affect You?” from 7:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday, February 10th in Clement Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

His talk is sponsored by the African American Cultural Center and Student Life and Leadership in conjunction with Black History Month.

For more information about Wise’s visit, go to or or call 931-221-6276.

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APSU hires new director for African American Cultural Center


Austin Peay State UniversityA new director has been named for the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at Austin Peay State University.

Henderson Hill will begin his new duties August 2nd, after being selected by a search committee to take the helm of the center. He most recently served at Belmont University, where he was assistant director of student activities.

Previously, he served in various positions at Tennessee State University, University of Washington in Seattle, Baker University in Baldwin City, KS, and for The Full Employment Council, a nonprofit entity in Kansas City, MO.

Hill received a bachelor’s degree in English from TSU and a master’s in urban leadership-education administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.?

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April is Disability Awareness Month at APSU


Austin Peay State University LogoThe Office of Disability Services at Austin Peay State University wishes to remind the community that April is Disability Awareness Month.

The Wheelchair, Blind and Crutches (WBC) Challenge that was scheduled for April 15 has been rescheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, April 29. This event is a competition where students without disabilities enter an obstacle course that demonstrates the strength and skill people with disabilities rely on every day.

Activities have been taking place at APSU in an effort to raise awareness of the difficulties and adversity faced by people living with disabilities. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU hosts 14th Asanbe Symposium


Dr. Irele

Dr. Irele

Austin Peay State University’s Department of Language and Literature, Center for Excellence in the Creative Arts, African American Cultural Center, Hispanic Cultural Center, and numerous other entities joined forces to present the 14th Asanbe Memorial Symposium with guest lecturer Dr. F. Abiola Irele, Harvard University.

The Asanbe Symposium was started many years ago with a charge to the Multiculturalism Committee in the Department of Language and Literature. Over time, the Symposium has come to be an avenue to promote general diversity in the literary arts, and also our understanding of them. «Read the rest of this article»

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