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APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts receives grant to bolster efforts with local school teachers

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to expand the University’s arts education partnership with the local school system.

Randy Barron, a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts teaching artist, led workshops last October as part of the CECA-CMCSS Partners in Education program. (APSU)

Randy Barron, a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts teaching artist, led workshops last October as part of the CECA-CMCSS Partners in Education program. (APSU)

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APSU names 2019 Alumni Award Winners

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This November, during the Austin Peay State University (APSU) 2019 Homecoming celebration, the University will honor six distinguished individuals with this year’s APSU Alumni Awards.

The 2019 honorees are Outstanding Service Award recipients Dee Boaz and Shan Smith (’78); Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipients Catie Clinard (’11) and Bryan Johnson (’04); and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Khandra Smalley (’05) and Richard Bibb (’65).

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (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 Community School for the Arts offers writing class to veterans, families

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – After Ellen Taylor walked into the room, she nudged her desk slightly to face the center of the classroom. The move, whether conscious or unconscious, signaled something intrinsic to the class that was about to start.

Taylor was ready to share. Her classmates were ready to share.

Joe Shakeenab and Jeff Bagley, both 28-year Army veterans, discuss the stories they’re working on in Writing for Military and Families, a class offered at Austin Peay State University through the Community School of the Arts.

Joe Shakeenab and Jeff Bagley, both 28-year Army veterans, discuss the stories they’re working on in Writing for Military and Families, a class offered at Austin Peay State University through the Community School of the Arts.

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APSU presents The Pajama Game, featuring several guest artists

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Thursday, April 11th, 2019 the Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Pajama Game,” directed by Dr. Christopher Bailey and sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

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APSU Art + Design hosting 51st Juried Student Art Exhibition

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Art + Design is celebrating the end of the 2018-19 academic year with the 51st Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

The professionally juried exhibition opened in The New Gallery on April 1st and runs through April 24th, 2019.

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APSU Dance Program recognized for excellence at regional conference

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Theatre and Dance attended the American College Dance Association (ACDA) South Region conference March 9th-12th, 2019 at the University of Mississippi. Both works of choreography submitted for blind adjudication were selected for inclusion in the culminating gala performance.

APSU junior dance major Alexandria Heide’s work, Limbic, was described as “powerful movement juxtaposed with softness and emotion” by one of the adjudicators.

APSU junior dance major Alexandria Heide’s work, Limbic, was described as “powerful movement juxtaposed with softness and emotion” by one of the adjudicators.

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Austin Peay State University welcomes Carl Pope for Artist Lecture

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The APSU Department of Art + Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, and in partnership with Tennessee State University, is pleased to welcome artist, Carl Pope, to Austin Peay State University.

“I’ve been a fan of Carl Pope’s work for a long time, and he was on my list of artists to invite to campus next year,” Michael Dickins, chair of the Visiting Artist Speaker Committee, said.

Artist Carl Pope to speak at Austin Peay State University March 18th.

Artist Carl Pope to speak at Austin Peay State University March 18th.

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Austin Peay State University Ovation Awards to be held March 31st

 

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CECA Advisory BoardClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or “seek-ah”) invite the entire community to the 2019 Ovation Awards, a family-friendly celebration of the arts.

Billy Renkl is winner of this year's Individual Artist Award.

Billy Renkl is winner of this year’s Individual Artist Award.

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APSU Chamber Singers and orchestra to present Mozart’s “Missa Solemnis”

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 7:30pm on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Symphony Orchestra and the University’s Chamber Singers will present Mozart’s “Missa Solemnis in C” in the Mabry Concert Hall.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will also feature the winners – Hayden Giesseman and Berta Teodora – of the APSU Department of Music’s 2018-19 Concerto Competition.

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