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Civil War process of photo imaging focus of next APSU Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A process used during the Civil War to develop photographs will be the focus of the next session of the Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.

Susan Bryant, professor of art at APSU, will present “Photo Alchemy: Exploring the Wet-Plate Photography Process in the Digital Age” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, October 20th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.

Susan Bryant, professor of art at APSU

Susan Bryant, professor of art at APSU

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Choral music of Alfreds Feils focus of next session in the APSU Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Alfreds Feils is a composer with whom many musicians are not familiar.

Feils, a Latvian choral conductor, composed music that is largely unknown both inside and outside of Latvia. This topic will be the focus of the next session of the Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.

Dr. Korre Foster, assistant professor of music, will present “The Choral Music of Alfreds Feils” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, October 13th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.

Dr. Korre Foster

Dr. Korre Foster

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Wild ginger across Eastern U.S. Focus of next session of APSU Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN – Wild ginger is one of the most common wildflower species found in the moist forests of eastern North America, where it often carpets forest floors with its distinctive kidney-shaped leaves and small brownish-maroon flowers.

In the past, botanists recognized three different species of wild ginger but today all recognize just one species, Asarum canadense. This topic will be the focus of the next session of the Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.

Dr. Dwayne Estes

Dr. Dwayne Estes

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Undergraduate student research at APSU topic of next Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – During the 2010-11 academic year at Austin Peay State University, a survey was conducted among faculty members regarding their perspective and participation in research with undergraduate students.

The results of this Institutional Review Board-approved survey suggest that while many faculty are interested in working with undergraduates, time and financial need are challenges that must be overcome.

Dr. Rebecca Jones

Dr. Rebecca Jones

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APSU literature professor to speak about importance of early Puritan minister

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will feature a presentation next week about the significance of a 17th century Puritan minister who left behind his thoughts, opinions and interpretations of the Bible.

Dr. Clark Maddux, associate professor of early American literature, will present “Why Cotton Mather Matters” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, September 22nd in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Veteran education professor to speak about online reading in Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – With the technological advent of e-books, e-readers and other digital innovations, reading material has moved from print media to online. And the process of reading on a computer screen can be different – an aspect that a veteran Austin Peay State University professor will address.

Dr. Donald Luck, a professor of education who has taught at APSU for 18 years, will present the next session in the weekly Provost Lecture Series at 3:00pm, Thursday, September 15th in the Morgan University Center, Room 307. The title of his presentation is “Reading in the Web Environment.”

Dr. Donald Luck

Dr. Donald Luck

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Math professor shares steepest descent method in Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For many people, understanding complex mathematical equations and concepts is more difficult than walking in the mountains. Somehow, an Austin Peay State University mathematics faculty member makes the ideas relate.

Dr. Ben Ntatin, associate professor of mathematics, will present the next session in the weekly Provost Lecture Series at 3:00pm, Thursday, September 8th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his presentation is “Walking in the mountains: The steepest descent method.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Creative writing professor kicks off lecture series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The written words of Emily Dickinson, Sappho, Dorothy Allison, Abigail Thomas and Jane Tompkins all have something in common – their powerful voices speak for those misrepresented or underrepresented.

This is the basis of a research presentation by Dr. Amy Wright, assistant professor of creative writing at Austin Peay State University. She is one of several faculty members chosen to present their research and creative activity on campus during the 2011-12 academic year as part of the Provost Lecture Series.

Abigail Thomas and Dorothy Allison

Abigail Thomas and Dorothy Allison

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Provost Lecture Series at APSU kicks off 2011-12 academic year

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several faculty members at Austin Peay State University will present their research and creative activity on campus during the 2011-12 academic year as part of the weekly Provost Lecture Series.

The Provost Lecture Series will kick off with a talk by Dr. Amy Wright, assistant professor of creative writing and the nonfiction editor of APSU’s Zone 3 journal and Zone 3 Press, from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, September 1st in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. «Read the rest of this article»

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