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Austin Peay State University Department of Music establishes scholarship in honor of Norma Jean Smith

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A scholarship to benefit students has been established by the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Music to honor the memory of the late Norma Jean Smith.

Smith was an administrative assistant at APSU for 36 years. She worked in the Department of Music from 1990 to 2015.

The Norma Jean Smith Scholarship has been created by the Austin Peay State University Department of Music. (APSU)

The Norma Jean Smith Scholarship has been created by the Austin Peay State University Department of Music. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Christophe Konkobo awarded Fulbright Scholar grant

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the second time in four years, the U.S. Department of State has picked an Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor for its Fulbright Scholar Program.

By winning the award, French and Francophone studies associate professor Dr. Christophe Konkobo will spend the 2019-20 academic year teaching and conducting research in the West African country Burkina Faso.

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Christophe Konkobo. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Christophe Konkobo. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University professor Ann Silverberg awarded Fulbright Scholarship for research

 

APSU Department of MusicClarksville, TN – For much of the 20th century, Chinese music has embraced and incorporated Western instruments such as the piano and violin. Following the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, however, the revival of traditional folk music paved the way for Chinese people to rediscover the instruments that are unique to their culture.

APSU's Ann Silverberg

APSU’s Ann Silverberg

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Austin Peay State University Acuff Chairs of Excellence to receive visit from several renowned musicians this year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto first premiered in Prague in October 1791, the famed piece sounded much different than what audiences often hear today.

The composer’s friend, Anton Stadler, used a basset clarinet in that first performance, but the instrument fell out of favor in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Modern performances of the work are simply faint echoes of the how the piece was originally conceived.

Charles Neidich

Charles Neidich

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APSU Spring Salon Series event to feature ancient Chinese harp

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – The sound is immediately recognizable. When a musician bends over a guzheng – an old Chinese harp – and plucks at its 21 strings, soothing, ancient music vibrates through the air.

For thousands of years, listeners have associated those slow, deliberate songs with idyllic images of rural China.

Dr. Ann Silverberg

Dr. Ann Silverberg

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APSU has 20 Faculty chosen as Summer Faculty Research Fellows

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University  had twenty faculty members  chosen as awardees in the 2012 Summer Faculty Research Program (SRFP), which encourages the development of research/creative activity projects at the University.

The SFRP awards up to $5,000 for selected proposals by tenured or tenure-track faculty to develop a research or creative activity project that should place them in a better position to seek external funding.

Twenty faculty members at Austin Peay State University have been chosen as awardees in the Summer Faculty Research Program (SRFP), an initiative to encourage the development of research/creative activity projects at the University. (Contributed photo)

Twenty faculty members at Austin Peay State University have been chosen as awardees in the Summer Faculty Research Program (SRFP), an initiative to encourage the development of research/creative activity projects at the University. (Contributed photo)

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to focus on Chinese Guzheng

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University music professor’s expertise in the music of the guzheng instrument, which has seen a revitalization, based on her recent first-hand experience in China will be the next session of the Provost Lecture Series program.

Dr. Ann Silverberg, professor of music, will present “The Chinese Guzheng: Old and New” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, January 19th 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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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series looks at open Textbooks in Digital World

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Within the last decade, there has been a movement toward open textbooks as the digital world makes sharing content not only simple but common sense.

Ellen Smyth, instructor of mathematics at Austin Peay State University, said although sharing content is only a click away, the question goes from “Why would we share?” to “Why would we not share?”

“And that is without any external pressure,” she said. “Leaders of the open education movement are now calling for external pressure – a handful of national policies that could change the face of education forever and, in my opinion, for the better.” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Provost Lecture Series looks at program to improve stride in older adults

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Falls and fall-related injuries are common in adults older than 65. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the fall-related deaths that occurred in 2008, 82 percent of them were in adults 65 and older.

A more alarming fact than this is that older age groups sustain more fall-related injuries than younger age groups. In other words, adults older than 85 are more likely to sustain a fall, compared with those who are 65-74 years old.

Tim Leszczak

Tim Leszczak

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Austin Peay Provost Lecture Series features arts in economic hardships as next topic

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Despite what is happening in the economy, the arts can be a necessary component to hold a community together.

“In a time of such economic volatility, the arts are often overlooked as frivolous and less practical than other academic and technical skill areas, but frankly, the arts are a good investment for a community, a university and a family,” said Darren Michael, associate professor of acting and directing at Austin Peay State University.

Michael will discuss this topic in more detail as part of the next Provost Lecture Series. He will present “The Theatrical Stoplight: The Arts as an Educational, Social and Economic Cornerstone to the Community” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, November 17th 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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