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This Week at APSU: Civic Engagement 101 seminar to shine light on Electoral Process

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Interim President Dannelle Whiteside recently announced a special Civic Engagement 101 seminar, hosted by Human Resources and the Department of Political Science and Public Management, at 11:00am on September 30th, 2020.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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APSU professor Andrea Spofford connects with pandemic-distanced friends by sending original poems on antique postcards

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Andrea Spofford had 50 antique postcards, a typewriter and a plan. 

A poet, essayist and Austin Peay State University (APSU) associate professor of English, Dr. Spofford created her plan in mid-March, around the time most states shut down in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. 

Spofford typed original poems on 50 antique postcards and mailed them to friends. (APSU)

Spofford typed original poems on 50 antique postcards and mailed them to friends. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University languages, literature students to present their scholarship at international conferences

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Five Austin Peay State University (APSU) languages and literature students are headed to Las Vegas, NV next month to present their scholarly research at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention. Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society with a strong, student-run chapter at Austin Peay State University.

Austin Peay State University languages and literature students Calie Benke, Jessica Emerson, Micaela Cuellar, Gabriela DiCarlo and Arizona Hurn. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University languages and literature students Calie Benke, Jessica Emerson, Micaela Cuellar, Gabriela DiCarlo and Arizona Hurn. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University now offering six weeks of Paid Parental Leave

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University associate professor of English Dr. Mercy Cannon has a friendly, positive demeanor, but in the winter of 2014, she admits life became a bit of a challenge.

That January, less than a month after giving birth to her second child, she returned to campus to serve as APSU’s associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters. She was still recovering from major surgery (a cesarean section), sleep deprived and anxious about being away from her baby daughter.

Austin Peay State University is only the second university in Tennessee to offer Paid Parental Leave. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University is only the second university in Tennessee to offer Paid Parental Leave. (APSU)

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APSU Department of Languages and Literature to hold 22nd annual Bread and Words reading November 21st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – To help usher in the Thanksgiving holiday, the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature will host the 22nd annual Bread and Words Benefit to raise public awareness of hunger in the local community.

2016 Bread and Words reading to be held November 21st

2016 Bread and Words reading to be held November 21st

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Austin Peay State University’s Zone 3 Press presents an editors reading on October 6th

 

Austin Peay State University's Zone 3 PressClarksville, TN – On Thursday, October 6th, Zone 3, the Austin Peay State University Center for Excellence in the Creative Arts’ literary journal, will present a reading with three of its award-winning editors, Amy Wright, Barry Kitterman and Andrea Spofford.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 303 of the Morgan University Center and begins at 8:00pm.

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Austin Peay State University recognizes outstanding faculty during 2015 Academic Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 28th, Austin Peay State University recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics. Rayburn earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and in 1988, she arrived at APSU as an assistant professor.

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

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APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts to hold reading two local authors Andrea Spofford, Amy Wright tomorrow

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University welcomes two local authors to campus, as Andrea Spofford and Amy Wright will read excerpts of their works  at the Morgan University Center, room 303 on Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Spofford is the author of two chapbooks, titled “Everything Combustible” and “Qikiqtagruk: Almost an Island.” Her first full-length book, “The Pine Effect,” is forthcoming from Red Paint Hill Publishing. A native Californian transplanted to the South, Spofford is poetry editor for Zone 3 Press, APSU’s literary press, and an assistant professor of English at APSU.

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APSU professor Andrea Spofford to release her first collection of poetry, titled “The Pine Effect”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University assistant professor of creative writing and poetry Andrea Spofford is nearing the release of her first collection of poetry, titled “The Pine Effect.”

Spofford’s collection of poetry examines the intersection of person and place. Addressing themes of history, transformation and youth, this collection explores the idea of poet as alchemist and scientist, explorer and observer.

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Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts to hold reading event

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University welcomes two local authors to campus, as Andrea Spofford and Amy Wright will read excerpts of their works on Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00pm at the Morgan University Center, room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

Spofford is the author of two chapbooks, titled “Everything Combustible” and “Qikiqtagruk: Almost an Island.” Her first full-length book, “The Pine Effect,” is forthcoming from Red Paint Hill Publishing. A native Californian transplanted to the South, Spofford is poetry editor for Zone 3 Press, APSU’s literary press, and an assistant professor of English at APSU.

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